Monthly Archives: February 2016

Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale (Seasons of the Sword) by David Kudler

TJ Burns — February 29, 2016 Nice writing, interesting characters, and intriguing storyline. Set in historical Japan, thirteen-year-old Risuko, who is an extraordinary tree climber, is ripped away from her mother and younger sister by a mysterious older woman and … Continue reading

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Gifted Thief (Highland Magic, #1) by Helen Harper

TJ Burns — February 24, 2016 I thought the book was a helluvaride! I had fun and was entertained from beginning to end. Gifted Thief had many of the elements that I look for in a good novel: interesting story … Continue reading

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Firstlife (Everlife, #1) by Gena Showalter

TJ Burns — February 23, 2016 Within seconds, Firstlife pulled me in. Within minutes, I was engaged. I found the premise to be refreshingly unusual. Firstlife is a full-fledged action story, with just the right combination of character development, witty … Continue reading

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Demon Princess (Demon Kingdom Fairy Tales, #1) by Kassandra Lynn

TJ Burns –February 10, 2016 What an unusual and creative premise: a demon princess, who is about to become demon king (if the opposition doesn’t interfere), gets magically dragged off by a young mage in training to be a “summon … Continue reading

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