LitStack Encore Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown  Holly Black Little, Brown Books Release Date:  September 3, 2013 ISBN:  978-0-31621-310-3 In honor of the upcoming Halloween holiday, here is a slightly updated review of one of our favorite spooky novels.   Enjoy!   Now THIS is what a vampire tale should be like.  Forget that it’s written for [….]

LitStack Review: Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish

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Owl and the Japanese Circus Kristi Charish Simon & Schuster Release Date:  January 13, 2015 ISBN 978-1-4767-9499-0 Alix Hiboux is a thief, specializing in antiquities.  Well, thief is a somewhat suggestive term, but she has built a reputation for acquiring ancient artifacts for discerning (and wealthy) clients.  It wasn’t always that way.  Not so long [….]

LitStack Review: Megan by Steven Novak

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Megan:  Bread Crumbs for the Nasties, Book One Steven Novak Quiet Corner Press Release Date:  August 5, 2013 This time of year is full of calm and quiet.  Silent nights, peace and good will. Sometimes, though, you just get a hankering for a good, post apocalyptic horror story, though, right?  I mean, you can only [….]

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Holly Black Little, Brown Books Release Date:  September 3, 2013 ISBN:  978-0-31621-310-3 Now THIS is what a vampire tale should be.  Forget that it’s written for young audiences; the story and issues the characters have to deal with are timeless and applicable to all ages.  Forget that it has an [….]

Review & Giveaway: Box Office Poison by Phillipa Bornikova

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Box Office Poison Phillipa Bornikova Tor Books August 6, 2013 ISBN 978-0-7653-2683-6 Linnet Ellery is a modern, young associate at the prestigious New York law firm of Ishmael, McGillary and Gold.  But IMG is not your average law firm – it’s what’s known as a “white-fang” firm, which means that it’s run by vampires.  That’s [….]

Dark Currents – Agent of Hel by Jacqueline Carey

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Dark Currents:  Agent of Hel Jaqueline Carey A ROC Book First Edition:  October 2, 2012 ISBN 978-0-451-46478-1 —♦— If you’ve read much of what I’ve had to say here at LitStack then you probably know that I am a huge fan of Jacqueline Carey.  Her Kushiel Legacy series – especially the Phèdre and the Imriel [….]