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Slash & Burn (Nite Fire Book 4) by C. L. Schneider – Review by Erin Wolf

Slash & Burn (Nite Fire, #4)Slash & Burn by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give Nite Fire: Slash & Burn by C.L. Schneider, 5 stars.

This is Urban Fantasy at its finest. The 4th book in the series and the story just keeps getting better and better. The story is gripping from the beginning, I was pulled in immediately and couldn’t put the book down. There are so many twists and turns, you may get dizzy. But in a good way — you will gladly continue on the crazy ride. Not only do we learn so much more of Dahlia’s past, but all of the characters are constantly evolving to keep up with the changes happening around them. I am fascinated by the growth they have taken, both good and bad.

An overall exceptional Urban Fantasy, I highly recommend this book. Part of a continuation of story, I do recommend reading the other books in the series first. You will have a new binge-worthy series to catch up on.

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Price of a Rose: a Beauty and Beast tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2) by Byrd Nash – Review by Liz Vrchota

Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2)Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale by Byrd Nash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have really enjoyed the Historical Fairytale Retellings from Byrd Nash. This one of course brings us her rendition of Beauty and the Beast. I feel like sometimes the retellings can become a bit much from authors all the time, but this was a unique version that drew me in very well. Nash really reimagines the characters into some awesome and fun to read scenes that are original feeling to me. I really loved that she kept Poppy very much as a bookworm and built from there. It made me feel as if I was visiting a grown up version of one of my absolute favorite Disney movies of all. I will of course be back for more retellings soon I hope from Byrd Nash.

Review by @lizaileen
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Guardians of the Garden by Theresa Pocock – Review by Angela Hayes

Guardians of the Garden (Guardians of the Garden, #1)Guardians of the Garden by Theresa Pocock
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Guardians of the Garden is the first book in the Guardians of the Garden series by Theresa Pocock. This is an original YA fantasy with a clever storyline woven around fate, duty, responsibility, coming of age, family, love, magic, secrets, acceptance, being ‘different’, mystery, twists, drama, immortality, the threat of war, and an adventure. It is a wonderful mix of myth, folklore, fantasy, and some religious themes- taking us to Edenia, and the guardians of the Garden of Eden.
As soon as I read the blurb, I was taken by the original and fresh story- so I grabbed a copy and dived right in. This story doesn’t disappoint, although it was a little slow in the beginning while the foundations of the story were being laid, and while working through the many character introductions. But it wasn’t too long before the pace picked up and I was able to settle into the story comfortably.
Things are left open, and looks set to continue in book two- so I will definitely be on the look out for it to find out what happens.

Thank you, Theresa Pocock!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Nite Fire: Slash & Burn by C.L. Schneider – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

Slash & Burn (Nite Fire, #4)Slash & Burn by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In the fourth installment of the series Dahlia Nite is again being hunted down by the retrievers for the Queen and this team, the fourth one isn’t giving up easily, as she leads them to a strip mall, she takes them out one by one and disposes of the bodies in her own personal manner and gets away on her motorcycle before the authorities arrive and try to work out what is going on, the only difference is that this time, she has a team behind her who she can trust, even if one half is way more high maintenance than the other.

A few days later and Dahlia and her team are back in Drimera and she is practicing and trying to understand the blight and what can affect it, but she isn’t making any headway and it is frustrating her to no end, but her team still have faith in her, but when they are about to leave and get attacked by the normal creatures they come across in the area, they are shocked and unnerved by the creatures which are attacking them because as far as they know, those creatures have no way to get to this area and that is worrying to all of them, especially when they realise that they are being affected by the blight as well. The main thing which is worrying Dahlia at the moment is the speed that the blight is growing and that she is running out of time to stop it, not to mention the secrets which are being kept from her by friends and allies alike, but when she returns to the human realm for her patrols once the creatures had been dealt with, there are already police reports being reported which could be supernatural in nature, so Dahlia goes to check them out. Two were a bust, however the third one seems like a likely candidate, but she cannot get close enough to see what is happening and the crowd aren’t forthcoming with information, just insults aimed at one of the cops working the case, so she leaves while trying not to be seen, after giving the grumbler a piece of her mind along the way.

While Dahlia is trying to rest, she keeps having more nightmare, but they are not the usual kind and they are more detailed than before, but they still aren’t making any sense, but when they wake her up, she doesn’t want to disturb her bed fellow, but she can’t relax either and so she goes to get up and go to the gym instead and try and work out the emotions instead. The last thing she expects to happen is her ex partner banging the door after weeks of not speaking to her, but when she eventually decides to let him in, it is really awkward between them so instead of much talk about the elephant in the room, they talk about a case instead and it turns out it is the one she saw last night and that there are similarities and connections between that one and Dahlia’s first case she worked with him, too many connections but in the end she agrees to help him.

When Dahlia and her team go out on another patrol, they are responding to reports of animal attacks and missing pets, but what they find is worse than they could have possible imagined, there is a sinkhole and a whole herd of creatures, not to mention a lot more blight, but will Dahlia and her team be able to ferret out the clues to who is behind all the lies and secrecy which surround them, or will the blight become uncontrollable and destroy everything in its path before they can come up with a solution? This is another whirlwind adventure with thrills and spills along the way as you are pulled along on the current as it speeds towards the conclusion.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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The World Beyond the Walls: epic dystopian eco-fantasy (Natural Forces Book 3) by Jean Gill – Review by Bobbi Wagner

The World Beyond the WallsThe World Beyond the Walls by Jean Gill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is not my first book by this author but it is one of my favorites by her yet. Her writing skills and attention to details make her stories easy to read and understandable. This book is no different. It pulled me in right from the beginning and kept my attention to the end. The characters took me on an adventure that was engaging and full of action. They are paranormal and really just made the story fun. I had no problems connecting to them. This is the third book in this series which I highly suggest reading the previous two books to help your enjoyment of this series. This is a story of loyalty, sacrifices, and finding out who you really are. Mielitta has a destiny but will she fulfill it? I highly recommend this book and the previous books in this series.

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Slash & Burn (Nite Fire Book 4) by C. L. Schneider – Review by Katie Matthews

Slash & Burn (Nite Fire, #4)Slash & Burn by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Another great book in this series and one that I really enjoyed. I think that the author has a great imagination and that really comes across in her stories, they are so creative and really well written. This book picks up with Dahlia and after everything that happened in the previous story I was looking forward to reading more. I would definitely recommend reading the books in order. Dahlia has definitely been on a journey over these books and it’s been exciting following her story along with the other characters.
This is a highly recommended series and book – I am definitely looking forward to more.

@katiem
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Price of a Rose: a Beauty and Beast tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2) by Byrd Nash – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2)Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale by Byrd Nash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars
Price of a Rose: a Beauty and Beast tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2o by Byrd Nash

Price of a Rose is a beautifully written retelling of Beauty and Beast This was one of my favorites growing up and this author as yet again outdone themselves. I’m a huge fan of historical romance and Fairytale so this is a perfect fit. Find out what happens when a card games is lost and daughter’s are traded away for a rose to the local Beast(recluse). I highly recommend reading this book there’s some twists but definitely worth the read. I can’t wait to read more from this Author.

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Granted: Curse of the Emerald Jinn by Rachel Huffmire

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Genre – Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Folktale Retelling
Page Count – 207 pages
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Sixteen-year-old Liam Covington is the only one who sees colorful shadows following him around school. They’re brightest whenever someone messes with him. That’s why Liam lives by a short code: keep a low profile, stay away from the colors, and don’t talk to Kenna Berlin.
 
But today Kenna saved his life. And he just made enemies with the biggest jock in school. And worst of all, the strange conch shell he brought home from the dunes today is making the colors brighter.
Granted: Curse of the Emerald Jinn is an exciting urban fantasy, perfect for fans of Artemis Fowl and Magnus Chase.

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She currently lives in Southern California where she enjoys sand at its finest: the beach and the desert. She enjoys playing board games with her two little boys, snuggling her baby girl, and reading bedtime stories to her husband every night.

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Slash & Burn (Nite Fire Book 4) by C. L. Schneider – Review by – Review by Lisa Helmick

Slash & Burn (Nite Fire, #4)Slash & Burn by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is quite the story. I love reading more about Dahlia and her escapades. There is a lot that happens and it really kept me on my toes. Even re-reading passages to make sure I am understanding the flow of the story. Do you like action? Well this one has it in spades! Deceit, trickery and strong friendships all Fall into line within the story.

We meet new characters and say hello to some old ones. Each on add some spice and fire to the story. Dahlia has been fighting for her life, her friends and even sometimes her enemies. She is strong if mind and body as she struggles to understand what is happening to her and her town. Evans is still a great side kick and they have a few comedic moments. Creed is up in the air and not really sure which side he is landing on.

Overall this is a nice add to her series. The characters all come to life in their roles. The story has many ups and downs so be prepared. It looks like this might not be the end for her but we will see.

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