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Friday, April 8, 2016

Steph Reviews Armageddon Rules by J.C. Nelson

Publisher: Ace
Series: A Grimm Agency Novel #2
Format Read: ARC Paperback
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: February 24, 2015
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Blurb from goodreads:

Marissa Locks, newly appointed partner of the Grimm Agency, has a reputation for making a mess of magical matters—although causing Armageddon is a new low, even for her…

Marissa is due for a little happily ever after. After all, she did kill the evil Fairy Godmother, end a war, and snag a sweet promotion within the Fairy Godfather's magical-problem-solving Agency. But between maintaining a relationship with someone whose amorous advances can cause third-degree burns, dealing with a killer-poodle infestation, and helping her best friend, Princess Ari, learn to wield spells more powerful than curing a hangover, she’s not getting as much peace and quiet as she hoped.

When an enemy from her past appears to exact a terrible revenge, Marissa’s life goes from hectic to hell on earth. With Grimm inexplicably gone and Ari trapped by a sleeping spell, Marissa decides to fight fire with hellfire—and accidentally begins a countdown to the apocalypse.

With the end of days extremely nigh, Marissa will have to master royal politics, demonic law, and biblical plagues in a hurry—because even the end of the world can’t keep the Agency from opening for business…

Steph's Thoughts:

I loved Free Agent, the first book in this series so it was a sure thing for me to want this book. Granted, it has been sitting in my TBR pile for while and I could kick myself that I did not finish it sooner.

Marissa is one of my favorite characters. She is sassy and quirky and I adore her. The action in this book is non-stop. From killer poodles (my favorite) to accidentally starting an apocalypse, this is book is one hell of a ride from start to finish. If I had to pick one complaint, it's that you can barely catch your breath before something else happens. Seriously, one page she is battling killer poodles and a few pages later it's werewolves.

On top of all the action is the humor. I had tears rolling down my face from laughing so hard. She describes the poodles as "A fluffy white cloud of doom". I worked in a mobile vet clinic for a while and trust me, this pretty much describes toy poodles. Between the poodles, hellhounds and Ari's magical mishaps, there is Marissa's boyfriend, Liam, who is hot in more ways than one. :) She frequently needs burn cream and I have changed my mind about having a love affair with a dragon.

This series is funny and non-stop action. I love it and I am off to purchase book three, which is already out.


  1. This sounds cool Stephanie. I will look up book one!

  2. Killer poodles? I am sold! I will definitely need to see about getting my hands on this series. Great review!

    Carole @ Carole's Random Life

  3. This series has been on my Want-to-Read list for awhile. Maybe I will look for them in audio. Thanks for a great reminder!


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