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Amy and Jennifer ARE Seduced by Books. We’re both in our 30’s, moms, close friends, work together, and share many of the same interests including our love of reading. Amy grew up in Maryland and has been obsessed with Vampires for as long as she can remember. Jenn grew up in Florida and loves the furry, the fey, and the fangs, in that order. Currently we are both in Orlando, FL. When we can be pulled away from books, Amy loves to bake and Jenn loves to take pictures and scrap.
We decided to create a place where we could direct friends, and acquaintances for, book suggestions/recommendations (Jenn’s been known to talk to strangers on the train while traveling in NYC). Once we started out with a simple page, we evolved from there. Now we are sharing our book reviews, fun comments, recipes, and giveaways. We try to give reviews on new releases, pre-releases, and oldies but goodies that we read, or are reading. We’re going to be adding author interviews for established and up and coming authors soon.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Shorts on Shorts

The Faeriewalker Series by Jenna Black13 to Life by Shannon Delany, Demon Trapper Novels are three great YA masterpieces.
Reviewed here on our site before, find the Glimmerglass & Shadowspell reviews, as well as 13 to Life.  Coming very soon - The Demon Trappers Daughter and Secrets and Shadows.

So when I happened upon 3 short stories available for free on Kindle I was thrilled.  I thought I'd do a very quick (short) review on the 3 "short" stories...

Remedial MagicRemedial Magic by Jenna Black (Faeriewalker series, backstory)
Having a prodigy for an older brother is not so fun…especially one who is magic wiz-kid. But Kimber has a plan to finally step out of his shadow.(courtesy of Amazon)

A cute short to go with the Faeriewalker series, most of the story isn’t key for the series, but I was glad to get a glimpse into this particular character’s world.  As a semi-outcast, she spends time trying so hard to fit in and giving attitude when necessary! It's got to be hard in the world of Faerie when you don't have the skills you need...If you haven’t tried the series, give it a go and slip this in later.

Beasts and BFFsBeasts and BFF's by Shannon Delany (13 to Life Series, short)
Meet Jessie Gillmansen as she realizes that things might not be what they seem in the town of Junction.(Courtesy of Amazon)

Part of the 13 to Life series by Delaney, which I have to say was a great first book and I am waiting for the arrival on my door step of the 2nd Secrets and Shadows, this short was just a little window and again, not pivotal to the story or needed.  I can't say I thought much about it.  Give the series a real go before you dive into this one, it could be a little confusing. 

2 slices for them both

Retro DemonologyRetro Demonology by Jana Oliver (Demon Trapper Novels bonus)
Before Riley Blackthorne can take on Grade Five demons, she has to trap her very first. Her debut solo trapping experience should be a breeze, just a harmless Grade One after all. But throw in some dippy hippies (whose peace signs and Patchouli really aren’t driving any demons away), one mischievous demon, and a run-in with the police, and Riley might not be able to pull it off...(Courtesy of Amazon)
Reading this alone, would have me reaching for Book 1 in the Demon Trappers series.  I love Riley's character and the world Oliver has created for us.  Demons are second favorite for me, next to weres and I was not disappointed.  Look next for the review of The Demon Trapper's Daughter...

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