Sunday, November 4, 2012

WEEKLY RECAP: October 28-November 4, 2012

Last Week on Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews:

4.5 Stars -- How Beauty Met The Beast by Jax Garren (Urban Fantasy/Steampunk)
4 Stars -- Iron's Prophecy by Julie Kagawa (YA Fantasy)

Monday Kindle Deals
Top Ten Tuesday: Kick-Ass Heroines
Waiting on Wednesday: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Wishlist: November 2012
Follow Friday: Deal Breakers in Books

The Lost Prince (Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1) by Julie Kagawa -- 5 Stars (YA Fantasy)
Absolutely amazing!  I loved almost everything about this from the setting to the characters (new and returning) to the suspenseful plot.  Ethan is a great YA hero and I look forward to learning more about him.  Full review coming soon.

Tigers and Devils (Tigers #1) by Sean Kennedy -- 5 Stars (M/M Contemporary)
Great contemporary romance between two guys that couldn't more opposite.  I love the background of Australian Rules Football and watching how Simon and Declan deal with the public view of their romance.  The secondary characters are extremely important without taking away from the primary plot.  Full review coming soon.

The Second Seduction of  Lady (Wild Quartet #0.5) by Miranda Neville -- 4 Stars (Historical Romance)
I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novella.  Max and Eleanor are a great couple and I loved seeing their second chance at love.  This was a great introduction to Neville's new series especially with the background of Caro, heroine of The Importance of Being Wicked.  Full review coming soon.

One True Thing (One Thing #2) by Piper Vaughn and M.J. O'Shea -- 3.5 Stars (M/M Contemporary)
I adored the first book in this series and was super excited to read about Dusty's HEA.  I did enjoy this story with its great characters and super sweet romance, but not as much as One Small Thing.  Dusty was a great protagonist and Asher is perfect for him, but I found Archer's antics disrupted my overall enjoyment.  I loved seeing Rue, Erik, and Alice from One Small Thing.  I look forward to the next book in this series and hope it features Josh and Lane.  Full review coming soon.

The Tattooed Duke (Writing Girls #3) by Maya Rodale -- 3.5 Stars (Historical Romance)
I continue to enjoy Rodale's series about Regency women who secretly write for a famous London newspaper. Eliza and Sebastian are intriguing characters with a lot more depth than the book summary would have a reader believe.  Their motivations are understandable and believable.  But, I had a hard time with them as a couple.  They had some sweet moments, but not as many as I would like.  There were a few too many subplots going on (Sebastian's mission to Timbuktu, a possible secret baby, a mysterious man from the past, etc.) and I think the romance suffered from the overload.  But, I still liked this book and can't wait to read Annabelle and Knightly's story in the next installment.

Iced (Dani O'Malley #1/Fever #6) by Karen Marie Moning (Urban Fantasy)
Holiday in Death (In Death #7) by JD Robb (Romantic Suspense)
Three Schemes and a Scandal (Writing Girls #3.5) by Maya Rodale (Historical Romance)

Tigerland by Sean Kennedy
One True Thing by Piper Vaughn and M.J. O'Shea
Conspiracy in Death by JD Robb
The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper
Iced by Karen Marie Moning
A Most Scandalous Proposal by Ashlyn Macnamara
Three Schemes and a Scandal by Maya Rodale

Tigers and Devils by Sean Kennedy (M/M Contemporary)
Second Seduction of a Lady by Miranda Neville (Historical Romance)
The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa (YA Fantasy)

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