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B+
Lady of Light and Shadows

It's been a while since I last reviewed for AAR, partly because my life had become hectic and partly because I'd read what felt like dozens of books that made me go meh. I decided to dip my toe back into the reviewing pool and picked what I thought would be a safe bet: the sequel to Ms. Wilson's gre ...

B
Lord of the Fading Lands

Although this book revolves around a central romance, the tone of the book felt much more like an epic novel to me. This is the first novel in a series concerning the age old confrontation between good and evil, which always involves an intricate story line. Lord of the Fading Lands is no exception, ...

C+
Changeling

To put it plainly, Changeling disappointed me. One of its main problems is an overabundance of plot. There are just too many things vying for space and time here. The first book in the series, Witchling, also suffered from this problem. I keep coming back for more because I genuinely like the charac ...

B+
She's No Faerie Princess

I have a soft spot for fairy tales. I guess I’ve been a sucker for them since I was a kid being tucked in at night with a couple of Grimm’s classics for bedtime fare. So, combining fairy tales and steamy romance is always a winner in my book. And, as the title implies, She’s No Faerie Princ ...

B
Wicked Charms

Wicked Charms is well-titled: the first word that springs to mind to describe it is charming. It is the story of a man and a woman, both of whom are willing to marry without love in order to gain a castle. Aiden Brinlaw is one of the most lovable rogues I’ve had the pleasure to meet in romance ...

B+
Traveler

I’ve been waiting for a good fusion of romance and urban fantasy, and Melanie Jackson’s Traveler provides just that. It’s a love story set in an inner-city Detroit that has become infested with dark magic. The world that Jackson created resembles our own, except that it was once populated b ...

D+
Sister of the Moon

Sister of the Moon is a dreary fantasy romance about a dying race of Sidhe (fairie folk) that I recommend leaving on the shelf if you're looking for a little cheer this holiday season. With each winter that passes, the Sidhe diminish in number. Invading "Men" have taken their livestock and crops ...

A-
Tears of the Moon

Tears of the Moon is a delightful addition to Nora Roberts' Gallagher Siblings trilogy. It has the hallmarks one expects from a Nora Roberts book - well-developed characters, great dialogue, and a quaint Irish setting to boot. Readers who have been anxiously awaiting this installment won't be disapp ...

A
By Magic Beguiled

By Magic Beguiled is enchanting! I fell under its spell with the very first chapter and found it hard to put down until I had finished the last. This is the first book of Maggie Shayne's that I have read, but it certainly won't be the last. The story opens with seven-year old Adam exploring forbi ...