This past week we gave you an (unconventional) urban fantasy, Guild of Tokens by Jon Auerbach in celebration of the audiobook release. As usual, our Roadies brought a wide selection of content to this show and once again, it's my pleasure to bring you the encore. Don't forget to enter the giveaway!
I'm closing the Disenchanted blog tour organised by Storytellers On Tour. Check out what our awesome Rodies had to say about Brianna Sugalski's dark YA fantasy and enter the giveaway!
I'm closing The World Maker Parable blog tour organised by Storytellers On Tour. Check out what our awesome Rodies had to say about Luke Tarzian's dark fantasy and read an excerpt from the book!
I'm closing the Under Ordshaw blog tour organised by Storytellers On Tour. Check out what our awesome Rodies had to say about Phil Williams' urban fantasy and read/listen to an excerpt from the book!
Blight Marked sets the bar one step higher yet and though the story concludes nicely, it also sets up the next installment to be something we can look forward to. Blight Marked is a fast, witty and emotional roller-coaster ride and I can't wait to see what the next stop will bring.
Overall I did enjoy Rivers of London. It had some really good ideas and the mystery kept me guessing until the endgame, but the characters fell a bit flat for me. I think there is a lot of room for improvement in the series, but Rivers of London being the first book, it definitely set the base for a great series. I can see why many people seem to love it, and though we need to work on each other a bit more, I believe we'll get there in the end.
Please keep in mind these are personal thoughts only. This book has already been eliminated from the competition, but at least one of us liked it enough to write a full review.
Despite my complaints, I still enjoyed Angel's Ink. Books with snarky protagonists are my weaknesses and besides I really dug the idea of a magical tattoo shop. Especially one in which there is at least one person with a great music taste - fun fact, when I almost got my first tattoo, I bonded with my artist over my favourite Hungarian band, so that was cool and set the mood early on. The Asylum Tales (I swear this wasn't an inspiration for my feature) has the potential to be a good series if it gets a bit cleared up and the world itself gets a bit more attention.
SPFBO 5 review!
The Ghost Hunter's Daughter is a solid and entertaining read. Being the debut of Caroline Flarity, I think it has good potential. All in all, it mostly delivered what I expected: a fast paced, sometimes spooky read with a bit of teen drama. If you like ghost hunter stories, evil spirits wreaking havoc in a little town playing mindgames on people, with teen angst and love drama on the side, then I'm sure you will enjoy The Ghost Hunter's Daughter.