Twenty-Sided Sorceress

Thicker Than Blood (Twenty-Sided Sorceress #6) By: Annie Bellet

Thicker Than Blood

Thicker Than Blood (Twenty-Sided Sorceress #6) By: Annie Bellet

Plot:

If you are going through hell… keep going…

Wounded, defeated, and flung across the wilderness, Jade Crow and her peeps faced their worst enemy and not all have escaped… or survived.

Separated from her friends, their fates unknown, and without her magic, Jade must discover her own heritage and unlock her true powers… or else her next fight with Samir will be her last.

For Jade, life has come down to two choices…
Level up. Or die.

Review:

So I really like this series, the ideas the characters, the nerdy references, but the last two books have been too short. They’re in line with the rest of the series, but the final battle just keeps getting dragged out. There still isn’t a resolution at the end of this one and the side characters are almost not in it at all. It’s disappointing.

Maybe if the series was advertised as a serial instead it wouldn’t be as bad because you’d know what to expect, but the first four books had fairly self-contained stories and the last two haven’t. I keep reading because I’m invested in the world and the characters, but I don’t know how much longer I’ll stick around.

If you liked the previous books you’ll like this one, but don’t expect a satisfying ending.

3/5

Heartache (Twenty-sided Sorceress #5) By: Annie Bellet

Heartache

Heartache (Twenty-sided Sorceress #5) By: Annie Bellet

Plot:

Gamer and sorceress Jade Crow’s psychotic ex-boyfriend shows up for a final showdown, and nothing in Wylde will ever be the same.

Review:

Omg I can’t believe she ended there! I’m actually a little mad, the other books had closure for their stories while the over arching villain was still going on. Instead of just making the book longer she’s split it into two. I’m a little annoyed by that.

The series is still good and I love Jade. She’s strong but not over powered and she just wants to protect her friends. Again I had moments where I wasn’t quiet sure who was who since its been a while and she does no introductions. Lots of build up with no pay off, though.

I look forward to the next installment but again I’m a little disappointed in the lack of resolution with this one.

3.75/5

Hunting Season (The Twenty-Sided Sorceress #4) By: Annie Bellet

Hunting Season

Hunting Season (The Twenty-Sided Sorceress #4) By: Annie Bellet

Plot:

Demons. Assassins. Angry druids. Just what gamer and sorceress Jade Crow needs to help her days feel complete. All her hits will have to be crits to get out of this one.

Review:

So happy with this series. I love all the gaming and pop culture references, even though I don’t always get them. I love the magic and world that’s been created. I love the characters, major and minor. I’m so happy I found these books.

Hunting Season progressed the over arching story of the evil ex-boyfriend sorcerer Samir by a lot, but it still had its own story that was the normal fast paced, butt kicking, magic filled adventure.

The only negative I had was that since it’s been a little while since I read the previous books it took me a little while to remember who everyone was. There wasn’t really a catch up or introduction for people. You just had to know.

Still really looking forward to the next installment.

4.5/5

Pack of Lies (The Twenty-Sided Sorceress #3) By: Annie Bellet

Pack of Lies

Pack of Lies (The Twenty-Sided Sorceress #3) By: Annie Bellet

Plot:

Let sleeping dogs lie. Wolves, on the other hand… Recovering from a broken heart and coming to terms with her family history, all sorceress Jade Crow wants is to resume running her comic book store and gaming with her friends. With a town full of strange wolf shifters, a hundred-and-fifty-year-old peace accord hanging in the balance, and the Justice who broke her heart back in her life, Jade’s plans go out the proverbial window. Wolves are killing wolves, innocent human lives are caught in the crossfire, and not everyone in town is who they appear to be. As the bodies stack up and the doubts build, Jade and her friends race to find the true killer. And then Jade’s evil ex-lover makes another move…

Review:

So much going on in this book. Jade and Alek are having relationship hiccups, there’s a Japanese assassin after Jade, and about two hundred and thirty wolves are in town to select a new head alpha over all plus renew their Peace treaty. Wow. Definitely jam packed and something was almost always happening.

Jade is still practicing her magic and she’s getting back into her peak shape, magically. The people in town finally found out she’s a sorceress and the reaction has not been friendly. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

After that ending I was immediately online looking for the next book, even though it was one o’clock in the morning.

5/5

Murder of Crows (The Twenty-Sided Sorceress #2) By: Annie Bellet

Murder of Crows

Murder of Crows (The Twenty-Sided Sorceress #2) By: Annie Bellet

Plot:

They say you can never go home again. If only that were true… Game store owner and nerd sorceress extraordinaire Jade Crow knows death stalks her in the form of her murderous ex-lover, Samir, a sorcerer who wants to eat her heart and take her power. With the help of her friends, and sexy tiger-shifter Alek, Jade trains for the inevitable confrontation. Until her estranged father shows up begging for help. Someone or something is murdering the crow shifters of Three Feathers ranch and her father believes sorcery is the only way to stop the killings. Faced with an unknown foe, a family that exiled her decades before, a deepening relationship with Alek, and Samir’s ever-present threat, Jade will need all the power she’s gained and then some to stop the Murder of Crows.

Review:

We learned more about Jade’s biological family in this book. They leave a lot to be desired. She was raised in a cult, basically, which is interesting and sad. She also found out she’s got a younger sister and the man she thought was her father is not. So lots happened in this book.

Really loving this series and all the geeky references, it feels like it was written specifically for me, because of them. The pacing was great, never a dull moment, but I didn’t feel like there was too much going on. Can’t wait to read the next one.

5/5