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When i got this book, I have assumed that all these characters from all these authors will be mixing together, but nope, you have 14 short stories each one is based in a carnival, I will give you a quick review for these stories
1- Painted Love:
It was a weird story about a guy with a monkey tattoo who comes alive.. honestly, i was lost during this story. 2 stars.
2- The 3 lives of lydia by delilah s dawson
I liked this story, interesting and had a sad but unexpected ending.
3- The demon barker of wheat street by kevin Hearne
This was one of the reasons for buying this book, i am a big fan of the Iron Druid series. Here you have your favourite 3 characters, and your usual interesting story. The story itself was fine, they went to a carnival and many things happened there (its a short story, quick and short can't review that much) but narration was the worst, we are used to Luke Daniels's narration, Kirby Heyborne was good, but when he narrated Oberon, it came out a a serious voice, and that was just wrong.. story 5 stars, narration 2 stars (only for this book)
4- The sweeter the juice by mark henry
weird post zombie apocalypse short story, which is focused on trans-genders life with no doctors to help, as most died from the zombie apocalypse. Putting that aside, i was really bored from this book, half of it didn't make any sense, and the other half was boring.. and its ending was a bit weird as well.. i thought there would be 10 or 15 minutes left to finish, and all the sudden it ended... 2 stars
5- The WereWife by Jaye Wells
I liked this book, the plot was good, and the ending was unexpected. The story here is about a man and his wife who turned into a werewolf and he is trying to deal and live with it, then the carnival comes and he tries to fix what started there. And the narration here was good. 4 stars.
6- The Cold Girl by Rachel Caine
Another good story here, it talks about a girl who has a boyfriend for a killer, Before she finds that out they go to the carnival and the carnival help her in their own interesting way. 4 stars.
7- A Duet with Darkness by Allison Pang.
This wasn't a bad book, i liked it, but i think this is more appropriate for those who know the series already. 3 stars for me.
8- recession of the divine by Hillary Jacques
I didn't like this book much, it was about a girl who was a greek goddess or something and became human and works as an insurance investigator.. thats just weird.. i didn't understand much of this story, and didn't like it at all. 1 star
9- Parlor Tricks by Jennifer Estep.
This was the other reason for buying this book. I am a fan of the elemental assassin series. Its a quick story about Gin and her sister go to the carnival to find someone, and they end up finding that someone but not in a good situation 5 stars.
10- Freak House by Kelly Meding
Its about a girl who her father was captured by a carnival and she tries to free him with the help of some people she met. i liked this book 3 stars.
11- The Inside Man by Nicole Peeler
I haven't read Nicole Peeler's books before, but i did like this one, this book is a part of the Jane True series. When I started this story, i have assumed that i will not understand anything, but nope, it was easy and felt familiar somehow although i didn't hear about this series before. Its a good one. 4 stars.
12- A Chance in Hell by Jackie kessler
Another series which i didn't hear about, and this short story was a part of it, and it felt familiar as well. its a bout an ex-demon who became a human. in this short story she goes to the carnival with her friend who gets into trouble. I really liked this one, hope that it will come to audible some time soon. 4 stars.
13- Hell's Menagerie by Kelly Gay
This is another short story from a series, but didn't like it much, it took a while to get to know these characters a bit, and the story plot was ok but nothing amazing or great.
its about 2 kids who go to hell to rescue hell hound pups, which were stolen by a carnival. 3 stars.
14- Daughter of The Midway by Seanan McGuire
This is about a mermaid who joined a carnival and had a daughter who is one as well. This carnival goes to Alabama for a show but some people try to take the little mermaid. Not a bad story. 3 stars.
So this is my longest review i have ever written. I hope you find these reviews quick and useful. If you want a set of magical short stories, then this books is a good choice.
This is different to what am used to by Jeaniene Frost, its not the usual vampire stories with the lovely characters we all love... Its a completely different theme and story, no vamps, but its all about angels and demons, and all i can say that it was interesting...
The main character "Ivy" has some powers were made her life hard, she kept on seeing other things around her, not only what regular humans could but supernatural things... that part was interesting a bit... but i don't know how to say this, the story was going a bit too fast. I do think that it could have been a bit longer so there could be more details, it did go really fast and for some reason it didn't feel right.
but the plot itself is very interesting, it is different than the usual books you read and there is plenty of conflicts between the characters, which i have liked.
I'm interested in how it will continue, so for sure will get the next one.
I would say that this book really displayed the evil-ish or lets say the dark side of Harry.... I love how always the starts of these books are really WOW moments, but this one was WOW * 3413413112344 .. My jaw was hanging when i heard what a certain person told Harry, and i think his reaction was even worse than mine.
What I love about this series that its not only the one thing happening, but its the too many things that are happening, so you never get bored at all.... And in this one believe me when I say you will never get bored for even a single second.
Narration is amazing as usual...... And the end of this book was one of the best and one of the most WOW moments I have experienced.
The spider is back and back with force.... You get to finally know a big-ish secret, and you get to know that if you annoy the spider too many times, then she will just finish you.... So stay away from the spider everyone.
I'm going to spoil this book if i say anything else... So lets just say that it was much much better than the previous one, and it established few things which will make the upcoming ones more exciting.
I have really enjoyed listening to this addition of star force. Maybe it should have been a new series rather than a continuation???
This addition is all about Cody Riggs and Captain Marvin.. I do really like Marvin and I'm quite excited into knowing how his future will be like.... This book is a different adventure than the previous ones, so don't think you are going back to the same spin and theme, its different, and different is goooooood!!!!!
I think there are few things here and there that could have been better, but they are minor things... Still, the book was really good.
I loved this addition to the series!! I expected it will all be about MHI, but no, it was all about our lovely and "Classified" agent Franks. In the previous book we heard few times the word "Nemesis" and wondered what it was all about, and here we finally know what is Nemesis and how dangerous it is.
When I say too many things happened in this book, believe me, it was way toooo many things.. from new characters to new events, to deaths and to new lives and so on. This book was packed with everything you can think of.
What I loved about Nemesis is you get to know who is Franks and how he became agent Franks. I can't wait to get the next book and know what will happen next, specially with MHI!!!.
This short story is in the Night Huntress series but its not about Cat and Bones. Its about one of the vampires Bones sired, Chance. Bones asks Chance to step in and help one of his friends's grandchildren and Chance took that chance and helped out... He ended up meeting a lovely lady and helped her out of her problems with some mafia guys caused by her brother.
I enjoyed this short story and finally it came as an audiobook. Was waiting for it and the other short stories for a while now.
This was a short story about a job Bones did before he appeared in the first book with Cat.
It was enjoyable read and an interesting ending...
If you are a fan of the series then buy this.. Its just the price was too much for less than 2 hours book.
I liked it, but it wasn't my favourite... It was divided into 3 sides, and that was a bit weird... a bit confusing .. I liked some parts, loved others, but got really bored with some too.
Its ending was fantastic and full of action! New characters are here, which is refreshing!
I have liked this book.. it was a really good read... but I was more interested in Cormoran Strike's story rather than the investigation.... Characters developed greatly here and I think the coming books would be way much better with these developments.
I don't say this often... but the first book was really much better than this one... I just didn't feel that connection that spark with this one.
Still recommend reading it, for the purpose of understanding the next books.
Amazing book Proven Guilty was.... it started bloody and ended cleanly.. I really enjoyed it all the way through... Dresden faces the truth regarding whats being a Warden is like, and its not easy.. The fallen angle does few interesting things here and Dresden helps someone we all were thinking "Where is that someone"!!!
The ending here was really good, it changes the future in this series and allows for too many possibilities!!
I have to say this in every review, the narration was amazing... James Marsters is a fantastic narrator.
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