Evelyn Amaro


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  • Hush Money (Talent Chronicles) on Aug. 27, 2010

    This is a fantasy YA series that grabs your attention from the very first page. It is filled with an array of interesting characters that makes you want to be them, hate them, or just root for them to come out on top! This is the story of Talents. Talents are people with powers, and they are subject to government capture if they are discovered. This is why they hide their talents and try to stay under the radar, at least that's what Joss does. She is the heroine in this novel whose main focus in life is to go unnoticed. She is a Talent and she doesn't want anyone to know. If people find out what you are, the government comes and sends you to State school to conduct "research" on you - who wants that? Her plan worked until the day Kat came into her life. All of a sudden she finds herself with friends, a potential love interest, the target of a deadly threat, and in the middle of a government official vs Talents show down that is out of this world! This book has everything I love in a YA novel: mystery, love, danger, excitement, and a kick ass heroine who can't quite figure out just how kick ass she really is! This book is a must read! It is truly all kinds of awesomeness. If you want an exciting YA fantasy novel that grabs you from the intro and leaves you wanting more, then this is the book for you!
  • Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble on Sep. 05, 2010

    This book in three words: Amazing, Witty, Unique. This is the debut novel by HP Mallory, and already she has proven to be one of the best urban fantasy authors out there right now! This book is about a Jolie. She was just a person trying to live a somewhat normal life, other than the fact that she can see auras, ghosts, and runs a tarot/psychic reading shop, she was succeeding. All that changes when Rand walks through the door. The hot warlock quickly shows Jolie that she in not your average girl - she's a witch with unbelievable abilities, one of which is to reanimate the dead. All of a sudden Jolie is thrown into the hidden and divided world of the underworld where a war is brewing, and the one person who can tilt the balance in the war is Jolie. Hold on tight as Jolie takes you for the ride of your life! This book has it all! A likable and strong heroine, an array of interesting characters ranging from her human bff to a sexy and potentially dangerous vampire; powerful fairies and hot werewolves; witches and warlocks - just to name a few. Mystery, sexual tension, powers beyond belief, and fantastic writing will have you flying through the pages and dying for the release of the next installment! Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble is a must read!
  • To Kill A Warlock on Sep. 06, 2010

    HP Mallory has done it again with To Kill A Warlock. She is a new author that has quickly cemented her place on the top of the list of urban fantasy greats. This novel is another testament as to why she has quickly risen to my top 10 UF author's list. This series is about Dulcie O'Neil, a kick ass fairy Regulator who keeps the creatures of the Netherworld in check. When a warlock is murdered, followed by a spring of other murders to her Netherworld creatures, Dulcie quickly finds herself in the middle of an investigation that rocks her world. Nothing what it seems, No one is who she thinks they are, and all she thought she knew is proving to be wrong. This book has it all! Mystery, romance, danger, betrayal, action, powers, along with twists and turns that will have your racing through the pages to uncover the truth. The intriguing storyline is accompanied by an array of characters that you will love. This includes a seductive vamp, a hot Netherworld investigator, a sadistic demon, a loyal witch, a dreamy elf...just to name a few. This is a definite must read and I'm sure it will quickly be one of your favorite UF series too.