Thursday, October 24, 2019

Really Short Review: Conspiracy of Ravens by J.C. McKenzie

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Conspiracy of Ravens
(Raven Crawford #1)
J.C. McKenzie
Release: October 21, 2019
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ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley
Raven Crawford knows better than to venture into the seductive world of the dark fae or agree to any of their salacious promises. She plans to pay off her debts so she can get on with her life and stay far away from the denizens of the Underworld.

Unfortunately, her numbskull twin steals from the most tempting and lethal fae of them all. Now, Raven must help the Lord of Shadows get back what her idiot brother stole. Her only weapons? Just a little ingenuity and a whole lot of snark. It’s suicide for sure, but she’ll do anything to protect her twin.

Finding a new Urban Fantasy Series is always a nostalgic experience for me. It takes me back to when I first discovered the genre and rediscovered my love for reading. I almost always see shades of a previous world. Spotting them is part of the fun, though so is seeing the way the author remixes those familiar elements. Conspiracy of Ravens reminds me of Hailey Edwards Black Dog Books, Diana Rowland’s Demon Series, and just a little bit of Charmed. 

I feel like the series has a lot of potential. I enjoyed the chemistry between Raven and Cole. I liked Raven’s family of Fox Shifters. The world is interesting, especially the Fae and the Shadow World. But I felt like the story moved too slowly. Raven spends a lot of time investigating without finding anything. Since that’s not unusual for a Mystery or a series starter, I’m planning to give the next book in the series a chance.

Recommended for fans of: Hailey Edwards

3.5  stars

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

We Love Lists: More Kindle Unlimited Recs 2

I tend not to write reviews, or at least not more than two sentence ones, for my Kindle Unlimited reads but I do want to share my finds so I'm hoping to make these KU rec lists a quarterly thing. (You can read them even if you don't have KU.) 

Here are some of my most recent Kindle Unlimited faves:

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Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
I was surprised to find this series added to KU recently. My friends all rave about it.
Check out Rose Red’s Review.

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The Bangover by Lili Valente
Rockstar romances are always fun (and often filthy) but I was surprised how much I enjoyed this one.

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A Dance Like Flame by Tammy Blackwell
For fans of London Steampunk and Darkest London. I thought I'd read all the Steampunk romances so I was excited to discover this trilogy. I've only read book 1 so far but the next one's on my KU shelf.

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Wishful Thinking by Helen Harper
I just finished the second book in this fairy godmother series and I'm really enjoying it so far. I'm hoping to check out some more of Harper's books soon.

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Demon Fire by Tori Centanni
If you need a quick Urban Fantasy fix try this novella series featuring a PI and a magical cop.

Check out our previous Kindle Unlimited rec lists.
 (Make sure you check before you click, some of these may not be in KU anymore.)
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