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Shadow Bound (Unbound, #2)
0778313433
9780778313434
448 pp
514
May 22, 2012
May 22, 2012
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Jul 08, 2012
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Mind Games (The Disillusionists Trilogy, #1)
0553592610
9780553592610
371 pp
2,485
Mar 23, 2010
Mar 23, 2010
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0748129979
9780748129973
352 pp
486
May 22, 2012
May 22, 2012
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Once Burned (Night Prince, #1)
006178320X
9780061783203
346 pp
3,017
Jun 26, 2012
Jun 26, 2012
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Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, #1)
044640103X
9780446401036
391 pp
12,811
Jul 2008
Jul 01, 2008
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The Golden Lily (Bloodlines, #2)
1595143181
9781595143181
418 pp
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The Shadow Reader (McKenzie Lewis, #1)
1937007014
9781937007010
307 pp
2,071
Oct 25, 2011
Oct 25, 2011
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The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel
1451658907
9781451658903
309 pp
4,663
Feb 21, 2012
Apr 24, 2012
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Darkfever (Fever, #1)
0385339151
9780385339155
309 pp
33,412
Oct 01, 2006
Oct 31, 2006
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Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)
B00522V6DQ
255 pp
5,419
May 21, 2011
May 21, 2011
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5 books read & cross posted from Goodreads

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1)
0316134023
9780316134026
417 pp
4.13
18,258
Sep 27, 2011
Sep 27, 2011
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Divergent (Divergent, #1)
0062024027
9780062024022
487 pp
4.39
84,918
Jan 01, 2011
May 03, 2011
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Silver-Tongued Devil (Sabina Kane, #4)
0316178438
9780316178433
405 pp
4.08
970
Jan 01, 2012
Jan 01, 2012
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Taken by Storm
1606843192
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314 pp
4.33
360
May 22, 2012
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Ender&apos;s Game (Ender&apos;s Saga, #1)
0812550706
9780812550702
324 pp
4.23
260,676
1985
Jul 15, 1994
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Contest Post for Frost



My favorite author (one of) is having a contest in honor of her upcoming book release. Above is info on a previously released book, which I enjoyed, so you shoudl check it out. Here is the book description for the old and a trailer for the new book:

Product Description

For a limited time, and at a special price, discover Eternal Kiss of Darkness by New York Times bestselling paranormal romance author Jeaniene Frost. Plus, receive the first three chapters of her new Night Prince novel, Once Burned, available wherever books are sold June 26.

In Eternal Kiss of Darkness, after four thousand years among the undead, very little catches Master Vampire Mencheres off guard. So when a petite but brave-hearted private investigator interrupts his fight with a gang of ghouls, he's prepared to patch her up and erase her memory before sending her on her way. But the bronze-haired beauty's mind is impenetrable, and the seasoned vamp may just be in for a surprise or two . . .

Kira Graceling long ago promised herself that she'd never again be a victim-and she'll do her best to protect innocents around her. So when she dives head first into a brawl, and finds herself whisked away by a startlingly handsome stranger, she makes it clear she won't be at anyone's mercy.

Mencheres is also no stranger to betrayal, and as sizzling tension ignites, will the millennia-old vampire and the world weary officer finally learn to trust—or love—again?

Book Trailer Link for NEW Novel:
http://youtu.be/vxiDLcSCP9g

Also, here is a link to Frost's blog- as she is fabulous- you should check it out.
http://frost-light.livejournal.com/152440.html

Happy Reading!

2 more again

I promise to update this over summer or as soon as I can. For now 2 more books to add:

Just finished up:  Discount Armegeddon by Seanan McGuire (funny and unique=4 stars) and Deadlocked (Sookie Book 12) by Charlaine Harris (3.5 stars becasue I can't help but love Sookie, even if this book had some weird male chauvanist parts). 

2 more

Add reviews for Hex Appeal (arc from early reviewers on library thing) and The Calling by Kelley Armstrong.

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I missed one in my last entry- the first book I read post baby was Fate's Edge by Ilona Andrews . Insert info here: 5 stars of course! Also, in the next day or so I will finish The Green Eyed Demon by Jaye Wells. Add info and rating...

Catching Up- Post Baby

I have actually managed to read a few books since the birth of my daughter back in November. Thanks to LibraryThing I have even been able to keep up with a quick catalog of stars and dates. Here they are starting with the most recent book, which I finished last night. 12 books since I had the baby on November 25--- 12 books from December to April....Not bad, but not great either. Of course, when I was pregnant I imagined that having a baby meant giving up reading altogether, so I am glad that my little one has learned to nap despite the turning of pages.

Timeless (The Parasol Protectorate, No. 5) (edition 2012)

by Gail Carriger


Stars/Review: 5- of course- for a fabulous finish to the series I love so much! I am sad to see the books end, but what a way to go. As usual this series had me laughing out loud and for a change I felt real turmoil along with Alexia in this one as well. This is absolutely one of my favorite series to date. A Must read!!

Matched (edition 2011)

by Ally Condie



Stars/Review: 3 or so- I was a bit bored at the start, but it hooked me at the end. Similar to some other works out there i.e. love triangle in a dystopian society, but not enough to keep me from buying the 2nd in the set.  Plus, my friend Sally likes them, so I will keep reading.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns (edition 2011)

by Rae Carson



Stars/Review: 5- for sure! I read this after reading a review from CalicoReaction and have to say I am so glad I did. I enjoyed this book. While religion was heavy here I put that aside and loved it for what it was. A story with a smart and determined young heroine in a new land.

Blue Diablo: A Corine Solomon Novel (edition 2009)

by Ann Aguirre


Stars/Review: This was another one that I took up after reading a review from CalicoReaction, but I also read this because I love everything else by Ann Aguirre and figured she can't really go wrong. I was right in that I still liked this story, however, I was a bit frustrated with the relationship between Chance and Corrine at times. Overall, a good read and I plan to continue the series.

Every Other Day (edition 2011)

by Jennifer Lynn Barnes


Stars/Review: 5 stars--This one I read at the recommendation of author, Melissa Marr. I really liked this one and read it quite quickly. A unique premise and an interesting plot. A bit young as far as the heroine went- but certainly not where the subject matter was concerned as she is murdering gruesome beasts around nearly every corner of the book.

Caressed By Ice (Psy-Changelings, Book 3) (edition 2007)

by Nalini Singh


Stars/Review:  4 stars for all: The covers makes these rather embarrassing to post about, but I actually like this series. Unique world and hey everyone can use a little romance once and again. This one is my least favorite out of the three, but I did like how Brenna was from the first book and how we get to see the characters once again. 

Visions of Heat (Psy-Changelings, Book 2) (edition 2007)

by Nalini Singh


Stars/Review:4 stars for all: The covers makes these rather embarrassing to post about, but I actually like this series. Unique world and hey everyone can use a little romance once and again.

Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changelings, Book 1) (edition 2006)

by Nalini Singh


Stars/Review: 4 stars for all: The covers makes these rather embarrassing to post about, but I actually like this series. Unique world and hey everyone can use a little romance once and again. This one is my favorite to date out of those that I have read.

Touch of Power (Healer) (edition 2011)

by Maria V. Snyder


Stars/Review: 5 stars- I love everything Maria Snyder writes and I cannot wait for more in this set! I love the heroine and the idea of the Peace and Death Lily's. Snyder is wonderful at crafting her worlds and her characters!

Drink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 5) (edition 2011)

by Chloe Neill


Stars/Review: 4 stars- After the last book I was unsure where this one would go, but Neill certainly had a surprise ending in store. Curious to see what happens next and after this one it could be anything! Not my favorite in the set, but certainly an entertaining read.

The Mage in Black (Sabina Kane, Book 2) (edition 2010)

by Jaye Wells


Stars/Review: 4 stars- this one sort of hooked me into the series. i read the first one some time ago and when I picked this one up I was glad I did. I found myself liking the protagonist more and becoming more engaged in the world. I plan to continue this series as well.

Archangel's Blade (Guild Hunter) (edition 2011)

by Nalini Singh


Stars/Review: 4 stars- Wasn't sure I would like this one because of the Vampire protagonist (male character) but as it turns out I did. Singh seems to have mastered the romance genre. Will look forward to more set in this world.





One more

One more book pre- baby delivery finished today.
Drink Deep (Chicago land vampire series) by Chloe Neill
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars for a particularly unexpected ending...

2 month hiatus

Well, after a two month hiatus from book blogging,my daughter is now overdue (by 4 days) and I am almost 41 weeks pregnant. With that said I have cleaned our entire house from top to bottom (twice), eaten every possible food rumored to bring on labor, and been on so many darn walks you would have thought I'd have induced my own labor by now, but NO. So, here I am ready to catch up on all the book reviews I have neglected over the last two months. Thankfully, I have kept up with quick rating reviews on LIBRARY THING so this process shouldn't be too complicated.

Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent

From AMAZON:

Book Description

Series: Unbound Novel | Publication Date: August 23, 2011

By blood, by word, by magic…

Most can't touch the power. But Liv Warren is special—a paranormal tracker who follows the scent of blood.

Liv makes her own rules, and the most important one is trust no one.

But
when her friend's daughter goes missing, Liv has no choice but to find
the girl. Thanks to a childhood oath, Liv can't rest until the child is
home safe. But that means trusting Cam Caballero, the former lover
forbidden to her.

Bound by oath and lost in desire for a man she
cannot have, Liv is racing to save the child from a dark criminal
underworld where secrets, lies, trauma and danger lurk around every
corner…every touch…every kiss.

And more blood will be spilled before it's over…

Product Details

Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Mira; Original edition (August 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778312550
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778312550
Review: A fabulous new series from one of my favorite author's Rachel Vincent (Were-cats and Banshees before this) that took me a little time to get used to, but once it got going it really sucked me in. It had multiple protagonists, which I normally do not care for, but despite that I would still give it a great review. There were a few things I didn't like about the protagonist at first but by the end when some final plot twists were revealed she was redeemed of these supposed flaws. I certainly plan to continue reading anything that Vincent writes, however, I must mention that I am a  bit saddened that the next book in this new series is a new set of protagonists in the same world and not the ones from this book.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars for a fun new world.

If I Die by Rachel Vincent

Book Description

Series: Harlequin Teen | Publication Date: September 27, 2011
The entire school's talking about the
gorgeous new math teacher, Mr. Beck. Everyone except Kaylee Cavanaugh.
After all, Kaylee's no ordinary high-school junior. She's a banshee—she
screams when someone dies.

But the next scream might be for Kaylee.

Yeah—it's
a shock to her, too. So to distract herself, Kaylee's going to save
every girl in school. Because that hot new teacher is really an incubus
who feeds on the desire of unsuspecting students. The only girls immune
to his lure are Kaylee and Sabine, her boyfriend's needy ex-girlfriend.
Now the unlikely allies have to get rid of Mr. Beck…before he discovers
they aren't quite human, either.

But Kaylee's borrowed lifeline is nearing its end. And those who care about her will do anything to save her life.

Anything.

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin; Original edition (September 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373210329
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373210329

Review: This is a series by Vincent that I have followed from the beginning. Some times I find these books and gobble them up, but at other times I have to be in the right mood for YA. I always like Vincent's writing style and I like the protagonist here  Kaylee, this book certainly followed some unique twists that I was not expecting in terms of romance and that was ok with me. IN some ways it felt like this was the last book in the series and I am curious to see if this is actually the case or not based on where things left off when the book ended. Overall, a good read and a good series.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars for a unique YA perspective/world.

Hellbent (Book 2) by Cherie Priest

Book Description

Publication Date: September 6, 2011

BAD TO THE BONE
 
Vampire thief
Raylene Pendle doesn’t need more complications in her life. Her Seattle
home is already overrun by a band of misfits, including Ian Stott, a
blind vampire, and Adrian deJesus, an ex-Navy SEAL/drag queen. But
Raylene still can’t resist an old pal’s request: seek out and steal a
bizarre set of artifacts. Also on the hunt is a brilliant but
certifiably crazy sorceress determined to stomp anyone who gets in her
way. But Raylene’s biggest problem is that the death of Ian’s vaunted
patriarch appears to have made him the next target of some blood-sucking
sociopaths.  Now Raylene must snatch up the potent relics, solve a
murder, and keep Ian safe—all while fending off a psychotic sorceress.
But at least she won’t be alone. A girl could do a lot worse for a
partner than an ass-kicking drag queen—right?
  •     Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Spectra; Original edition (September 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345520629
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345520623

Review: This one took me a while to get into, but I really liked the way Raylene the protagonist developed in this book. I felt like she was taking in every stray kitten that she encountered (both literally and figuratively) in this book and it made her a little bit more human. Yes, I know she is a vampire with severe OCD, but there is nothing wrong with her showing her human characteristics and it makes her more likable as a character to show that she cares for those around her. There were quite a few plot branches taking place in the novel, but the author managed to tie them all up nicely by the end.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars for a good book 2.

Out of Breath by Blair Richmond (received and reviewed as an ARC for Library Things Early Reviewers group)

Book Description

Publication Date: October 11, 2011Nineteen-year-old Kat Jones has been a competitive runner since she was a young girl, but after her mother's
death, the path her life was supposed to take begins to crumble around
her -- until one day, she finds herself on the run in a literal sense,
this time in a race for her very life.

Kat's journey takes her to the Pacific Northwest town of Lithia, the place of her last
good memories, of the days when her mother was still alive. But soon
after her arrival, strange things begin to happen in Lithia -- and when
one of her new friends disappears under mysterious circumstances, Kat
begins to realize that Lithia's inhabitants are not all of this world.
Worst of all, she is falling in love with one of these otherworldly
locals, and the friend who hopes to save her has secrets of his own.

As Kat tries to rebuild her life, she is also training for a race that
will turn out to be her biggest challenge yet, as she must outrun not
only the demons of her past but the demons of the here and now, who
threaten her very existence and that of the entire town.

At once a paranormal love story and an environmental allegory, Out of
Breath offers an exciting new voice in young adult fiction.

  • Paperback: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Ashland Creek Press (October 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979647576
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979647574

Review: cross posted on Library thing:
There were several things I liked about this book. Here they are in list format: lots of Hamlet quotes, nature oriented setting, vegan protagonist, unusual vampire twist, and an overall fast paced plot for a quick read. One thing I didn't like- the unusual vampire plot twist that was revealed at the end. While it was unique something about it just bothered me. Also, I found the protagonist to be a bit frustrating at times and we all may be a bit sick of the love triangle idea (very Twilight-esque) here in the novel. Overall, not a bad read and I think teens with a interest in veganism, running, or nature will flock to this book.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars, but just barely- and mostly because of the Hamlet references.

Awake at Dawn (Shadow Falls Book 2) by C.C. Hunter


Book Description

Series: Shadow Falls | Publication Date: October 11, 2011

From the moment Kylie Galen arrived at Shadow Falls Camp, she’s had one burning question:  What am I? 

Surrounded by vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters, fairies and
witches, Kylie longs to figure out her own supernatural identity…and
what her burgeoning powers mean.  And now she’ll need them more than
ever, because she’s being haunted by a new spirit who insists that
someone Kylie knows—and loves—will die before the end of the summer. If
only she only knew who she was supposed to save.  And how…

But giving Kylie the most trouble is her aching heart.   Gorgeous werewolf
Lucas left camp with another girl, but he’s still visiting Kylie in her
dreams.  And Derek, a sexy half Fae who’s always been there for her when
she needed him, is pushing to get more serious—and growing impatient,
especially when Lucas returns.  Kylie knows she needs to decide between
the boys, and it’s tearing her up inside. 

Yet romance will have to wait, because something from the dark side of the supernatural world
is hiding in Shadow Falls.  It’s about to threaten everything she holds
dear…and bring her closer to her destiny.

  • Reading level: Ages 12 and up
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; First Edition edition (October 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312624689
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312624682
Review: Another YA book that continued from the first. I got the first book of this series as an ARC with Library Thing and I really liked it. I have to say that while I still liked this book well enough it was overall quite frustrating. The love triangle is not resolved, nor is the main conflict int he plot- the question about what supernatural creature could the protagonist possibly be? All that was revealed in this novel was that she had a bunch of random super abilities that could made her anything from a werewolf to a vampire. Would it really be too much to have something decided upon in this book or was it necessary to drag things out over a couple hundred pages?

Rating: 3 stars, but again just barely as it was mostly frustrating...

Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Book Description

Publication Date: October 18, 2011

Some race to win. Others race to survive.

It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders
attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to
the finish line. 

Some riders live.

Others die.

At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young
man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep,
where no one else can see them.

Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn't given her
much of a choice. So she enters the competition - the first girl ever
to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.

As she did in her bestselling Shiver trilogy, author Maggie Stiefvater
takes us to the breaking point, where both love and life meet their
greatest obstacles, and only the strong of heart can!
  • Reading level: Ages 14 and up
  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press (October 18, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 054522490X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545224901

Review:  Fabulous! A brilliant new series from the author of the Shiver series. I really liked both protagonist and gain I usually hate dual narrators. It is a YA book, but in a new world that has not been explored much by supernatural authors and it was so creative I loved it. I liked the writing best of all- vivid imagery and unique language - a bit British perhaps. I plan to share this one with my students and friends both.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars for something unique and fresh.

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