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October 28 Archangel's Shadows - Singh Blood Magick - Roberts Burn for Me - Andrews The Slow Regard of Silent Things - Rothfuss
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BURN FOR ME by Ilona Andrews (Release Date 10/28/2014)
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"Racism isn't born, folks, it's taught. I have a two-year-old son. You know what he hates? Naps! End of list." -- Dennis Leary
"If you were born a certain way, embrace it. Change only what you can't live with, but try to accept who you are, and say 'Yes' to what makes you unique." -- Laura Mercier
"Always be who you are, and say what you feel, because people who mind don't matter, and people who matter don't mind." --Dr. Seuss
"It came from me. One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. I wear colors that I really like, I wear makeup that makes me feel pretty, and it really helps. It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see." -- Gabourney Sidibe
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Thursday, September 19, 2013
To Kill a Warlock by H.P. Mallory
Dulcie O’Neil is a fairy. And not the type to frolic in gardens. She’s a
Regulator—a law-enforcement agent who monitors the creatures of the
Netherworld to keep them from wreaking havoc in the mortal world.
a warlock is murdered and Dulcie was the last person to see him alive,
she must uncover the truth before she’s either deported back to the
Netherworld, or she becomes the next victim.
Enter Knight Vander, a sinfully attractive investigator sent from the Netherworld to work the case with Dulcie.
battling her attraction to her self-appointed partner, keeping a
sadomasochistic demon in check, and fending off the advances of a sexy
and powerful vampire, Dulcie’s got her hands full.
As the body
count increases, Dulcie finds herself battling dark magic,
reconnoitering in S&M clubs and suffering the greatest of all
Another freebie I picked up from Amazon (ok Kindle app, I like you) To Kill a Warlock turned out to be surprisingly entertaining. I was hoping from the sound of the summary it wouldn't suck but you never know, my urban fantasy meter has been wrong before. Dulcie is strong but not invincible, smart but understands when another person's experience could be helpful - even if she's undecided about whether to trust the information or not.
My biggest peeve would probably be that Knight seems to expect her to be even more awesome than she already is. We all have buttons and even the most seasoned officer is going to have people and situations where they aren't their best. Maybe I'm more forgiving since I'm not in the place where my life depends on someone else's acting ability, but I'd rather Dulcie be a real person with faults than perfectly capable in all things. I'm interested to see if the love triangle set up here is continued in future novels, but as a first book I think Mallory does a good job creating a cast of characters and a world I want to learn more about.
Overall Feeling - B-
Series - 1) To Kill a Warlock 2) A Tale of Two Goblins 3) Great Hexpectations 4) Wuthering Frights 5) Malice In Wonderland 6) For Whom The Spell Tolls