Book Review: Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs

Smoke Bitten (Mercy Thompson, #12)

Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: March 17th 2020 by Ace


I LOVE this series! To the point that I requested an ARC from the publisher and was granted an eARC.  I read this back at the end of January because I couldn’t wait but can only now share my review with you.  Big thanks to Ace for sending me an early copy! Which didn’t affect my honest review because, like I said, I already love this series.

This book starts off with a heavy dose of tension between Adam and Mercy.  A bit of leftover from the harrowing events of the last book.  Patricia has always been fabulous at conveying emotion through her writing, which really helps the reader feel fully immersed and committed to the characters.

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Fangirl Friday: Nevernight series by Jay Kristoff

Today, I want to gush and nerd out about one of my favorite series, which also happens to be one of the best written trilogies I’ve ever read.


There are many reasons that my love of this series has grown into obsession, but mainly I think it’s because of the fabulous fanart I’ve been inspired to make.  Recently, in a pottery class, I crafted 2 versions of the ever-present crow dagger.  The first one had some promise but ultimately didn’t match my vision.

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Series Sunday: Loom Saga by Elise Kova

I finally finished an Elise Kova series!!  I don’t know what took so long, but I’m happy to say that I loved the Loom Saga and hope the author revisits someday.  But the characters, storyline, world, and pacing were wonderful.  There may be spoilers in the short reviews down below, but I’ll try to avoid them as much as possible.  Check this series out if you like dragons, magic, and/or floating islands.

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Post 300! Favorite Series/Authors Spotlight

I just so happened to notice that this will be my 300th post since moving platforms, and I thought I’d do something a little different and talk about some of my favorite authors and series.  And why I love them so much!  Be prepared to see a range of older publications, some out of print possibly, and newer raging phenomenon.  These are in no particular order as I love them all the same 🙂

Quick note: This turned out to be a huge list!  Because of this I took out any stand alone books and graphic novels.  Hopefully, I’ll build each of those their own individual lists soon 🙂

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Waiting on Wednesday: Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake

Two Dark Reigns (Three Dark Crowns #3)

Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by HarperTeen
I just finished One Dark Throne not too long ago and am pumped for book 3’s release!!  This series hits a lot of notes for me and the characterization is spectacular.  I’m hoping we get some more world lore in books 3 and 4 to flesh out why some of these things are happening.  But I’m very glad the author has more to share.


Katharine sits on the throne, Mirabella and Arsinoe are in hiding, and an unexpected renegade is about to wage a war of her own. The crown has been won, but these queens are far from done.

Author Interview with Emily King, author of The Hundredth Queen

Hey all!  Today I have an author interview to share.  It seems like my last one was forever again (it probably was), but Emily R. King agreed to share a few things about her new series, starting with The Hundredth Queen.  You may recall my review, but in case you missed it: I really enjoyed this book and have already pre-ordered both book 2 and book 3.  Luckily, they have fairly close release dates (The Fire Queen is out in September and The Rogue Queen in February 2018).  Anyway, here’s what she had to share with me!  (Oh and the author’s running a contest RIGHT NOW for a bunch of awesome prizes!  Check out the graphic at the bottom.)

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