Review: Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward

Posted on December 28, 2011 in Book Reviews || 0 Comments
Review: Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward

Back to the wonderful world of vampire warriors, outdated slang, and 90’s rappers! This time the story focuses on Rhage, which I was quite excited to learn more about after his shapeshifter scene in Dark Lover. It turns out that his ability is actually a curse. I felt terrible for what he has to go through both physically and emotionally. Despite his playboy facade, he’s hurting. Of course that’s where the woman comes in: Mary.Mary’s story is a bit of a sad one. She has leukemia, and after a remission, it’s back. She’s dealing with this when she meets Rhage, but it doesn’t completely dominate her plot. She wasn’t defined by her cancer, and we got to know many aspects of her personality. The end of her and Rhage’s story […]

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Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor

Posted on December 25, 2011 in Book Reviews || 4 Comments
Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone is 100% amazing from beginning to end! It was unlike anything I had ever read and was not what I was expecting.“Karou didn’t add that she didn’t need a Taser; she was more than capable of defending herself without electricity. She’d had an unusual education.““In fact, her hair did grow out of her head that color, pure as ultramarine straight from the paint tube, but that was a truth she told with a certain wry smile, as if she were being absurd.“How could I not be immediately drawn in and intrigued by Karou after those small descriptions. Right off the bat we get bits and pieces that show that Karou is not like other girls, or other humans. The supernatural world where she was raised […]

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In My Mailbox [5]

Posted on December 25, 2011 in Sunday Post || 13 Comments
In My Mailbox [5]

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren to show off our newest books: purchases, borrows, ARCs, galleys, etc.Freebie Finds:I was sooo excited to see Jessica’s Guide for free! I was going to get it at the library, but now I have my own copy! Evie at Bookish wrote a raving review of The Pearl Savage and the price just sealed the deal! As for the other book, I had to get it just because the warning is awesome: Warning: A witch, tiger and wolf doing naughty things. A dead voodoo queen doing evil things. And zombies doing zombie things. Get your shovels ready. Galley Grabs:I didn’t think I’d get approved for this, but I did! I’m very very very excited to read this […]

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Review: Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander, #1) by Karen Marie Moning

Posted on December 24, 2011 in Book Reviews || 2 Comments
Review: Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander, #1) by Karen Marie Moning

Adrienne is kidnapped from present day (1997) Seattle, and is brought to 16th century Scotland to pose as Janet Comyn, the fiance of Sidhaech James Lyon Douglas aka The Hawk (LoL). The Hawk is a womanizer and doesn’t care to marry “Janet”, but as soon as he meets her (after the wedding) he’s suddenly jealous of the sexy blacksmith and wants her all to himself and will do anything in his power to make her love him. Meanwhile, Adrienne is way too accepting of her new persona in this change of location in time and geography; She seems to fit right into 16th century life as long as she gets her morning coffee. But she does miss her cat.There is really no explanation of Hawk’s change in character towards women, […]

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2012 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

Posted on December 23, 2011 in Challenges || 1 Comment
2012 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

One more fabulous challenge! As of today, my GoodReads TBR contains 472 books, but I intend to cut that down. I’ll be going for the Married With Children level which is 41-50 books! Here are just a few books that I plan on reading:All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle ZevinDelirium by Lauren OliverGlass Houses by Rachel CainePoison Study by Maria V. SnyderDead in the Family by Charlaine HarrisDead Reckoning by Charlaine HarrisHex Hall by Rachel HawkinsSecrets of a Summer Night by Lisa KleypasStolen by Lucy ChristopherI’ll also be tackling my ever growing list of free ebooks, so that’ll definitely help me reach my goal!Hosts:Evie from BookishNicole from All I Ever ReadBonnie from Hands and HomeDonna from Book Passion For LifeCaitlin from WatchYA ReadingRie from Mission To ReadVicky from Books, […]

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Completely Contemp Challenge 2012

Posted on December 21, 2011 in Challenges || 0 Comments
Completely Contemp Challenge 2012

Another reading challenge? Of course not! Okay, maybe…but I love YA contemporaries! Adult contemp, not so much, unless it’s Chick Lit. I just don’t care about real life adult problems. Teen problems are so much more interesting, even if they don’t involve a supernatural creature (that’s just a bonus!). Anyway, here’s what I’m thinking about reading for this one…20101. The DUFF by Kody Keplinger2. Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu3. Stolen by Lucy Christopher20111. All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin2. Ten Things We Did by Sarah Mlynowski3. But I Love Him by Amanda Grace20121. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins2. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Site by Jennifer E. Smith3. Love & Leftovers by Sarah TregayI may change my mind and do more […]

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Review: Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning

Posted on December 20, 2011 in Book Reviews || 3 Comments
Review: Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning

This is one of those series that I’ve heard you either love or hate. I went into it hoping to be on the love side. I came out somewhere in the middle. I really enjoyed the story and all of the Fae background and lore, but I wasn’t blown away by anything.The writing style is very conversational. I feel like we really get to know Mac, which was both good and bad. Good because…well, we get to know her and that’s important. Bad because she’s a little bit annoying, which is possibly part of her personality, and that’s fine. We can’t always love the main character, although that would be nice. She did grow on me by the end though. What’s not fine was all of the “I didn’t know […]

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