I posted here about June 2012 anticipate titles, but only have gotten around to reading a few.
Devil’s Gate by Thea Harrison was okay. Not the best in her Elder Races series, but a nice dip into the world until the next book comes out.
The Most Improper Miss Sophie Valentine by Jayne Fresina was delightful. I really loved that the hero wasn’t nobility. No one becomes rich in the end or is discovered to be a long-lost heir. It’s not a perfect book, but I found I liked it enough to really not care about the issues I found with it. I look forward to reading more books by Fresina.
I tried to read Worldsoul by Liz Williams, but I couldn’t get into it. I was just too confused in the beginning and wasn’t interested enough to wait until things were tied together. I do LOVE her Inspector Chen series, though.
Finally read Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh. I love her Psy/Changeling series, but as a standalone romance, this one didn’t really make the grade. I had fun reading it and thought it a good addition to the series, but it’s really a continuation of Hawke and Sienna’s story. And I now want more Vasic. I’d love to see how she’s fix such a broken man.
Home from the Sea by Mercedes Lackey is another Elemental Masters story. It’s just average and while a comfort read, if this is your first foray into the world, I doubt you’d be fired up to read more. There are much better books in the series. It is romantic, in its own way, as are most of the books in the series.
Nightshifted by Cassie Alexander really surprised me. I really enjoyed it. Edie Claire just really clicked with me. She may not be the most likeable character, but I found her interesting. Can’t wait for the sequel, Moonshifted, in November.