Category: 2010 Read

ReRead Review: Nightkeepers (Nightkeepers #1) by Jessica Andersen #SeriouslySeries #TakingControl

ReRead Review: Nightkeepers (Nightkeepers #1) by Jessica Andersen #SeriouslySeries #TakingControl

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      Read in March, 2013 UPDATED ON 3/3/13 (ReRead) Read for fun (paperback/kindle) Overall Rating: 3.50 Story Rating:3.50 Character Rating: 3.50 UPDATED thoughts: I mostly agree with my original assessment of the story but felt the first half was an easier read the 2nd time through. The initial sex still happened way too soon and the romance wasn’t as prevalent as I would have liked. I do think it did a good job of setting up the series though. I am excited to see where the series goes. The series is complete now and I have all of them. I expect that I will be burning through them pretty quickly! Original Review May 10, 2010 My review of this book is going to be 2-fold. What I loved: The story was unique. The characters were well thought out and executed. The action was intense. The amount of research and thought put into creating a history for this book and tying it to real history was amazing. The fact that at the end I couldn’t wait for the second book, tells you just how much I enjoyed it. The author is a very good writer and storyteller. What took […]

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Book 96: Taken by Midnight by Lara Adrian (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Book 96: Taken by Midnight by Lara Adrian (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads: At the crossroads of death and desire, a woman tastes a pleasure no mortal is meant to survive . . .In the frozen Alaskan wilderness, former state trooper Jenna Darrow survives an unspeakable breach of body and soul. But with her narrow escape comes an even greater challenge. For strange changes are taking place within her, as she struggles to understand–and control–a new hunger. To do so, she will seek shelter in the Boston compound of the Order, an ancient race of vampire warriors whose very existence is shrouded in mystery. Perhaps the most mysterious of them all is Brock, a brooding, dark-eyed alpha male whose hands hold the power to comfort, heal . . . and arouse. As she recovers under Brock’s care, Jenna finds herself drawn to the Order’s mission: to stop a ruthless enemy and its army of assassins from subjecting Earth to a reign of terror. Yet in spite of their resolve, a purely physical relationship without strings soon binds Brock and Jenna together with a desire fiercer than life and stronger than death itself–until a secret from Brock’s past and Jenna’s own mortality challenges their forbidden love to the ultimate trial by fire. […]

Posted September 30, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments
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Book 95: The Mage in Black by Jaye Wells (Rating 5 Wine Glasses)

Book 95: The Mage in Black by Jaye Wells (Rating 5 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads: Sabina Kane doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to family. After all, her own grandmother, leader of the vampire race, wants her dead. So when she arrives in New York to meet her mage relatives, the reunion puts the fun in dysfunctional. Not only is mage culture completely bizarre, but everyone seems to think she’s some kind of ‘Chosen’ who’ll unite the dark races. Sabina doesn’t care who chose her, she’s not into destiny. But the mages aren’t Sabina’s only problem. In New York’s Black Light District, she has run-ins with fighting demons, hostile werewolves and an opportunistic old flame. Sabina thought she’d take a bite out of the Big Apple – but it looks like it wants to bite back. Publisher: Orbit Purchased: Bought on Amazon What I Loved: The whole cast of characters used in this book. Maisie, Adam, Sabina, G, and V were all fantastic.  Though, I have to say Rhea is my favorite! I also really loved Micheal and Slade, they stepped it up when they needed too. I can’t really say what I loved most about this book without spoilers but I want to make sure that you understand this […]

Posted September 23, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments
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Book 94: The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Book 94: The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads: Not even the icy temperatures of a typical New England winter can match the bone-chilling scene of carnage discovered at the chapel of Our Lady of Divine Light. Within the cloistered convent lie two nuns–one dead, one critically injured–victims of an unspeakably savage attacker. The brutal crime appears to be without motive, but medical examiner Maura Isles’s autopsy of the dead woman yields a shocking surprise: twenty-year-old Sister Camille gave birth before she was murdered. Then another body is found mutilated beyond recognition. Together, Isles and homicide detective Jane Rizzoli uncover an ancient horror that connects these terrible slaughters. As long-buried secrets come to light, Maura Isles finds herself drawn inexorably toward the heart of an investigation that strikes close to home–and toward a dawning revelation about the killer’s identity too shattering to consider. Publisher: Bantam Purchased: Bought on Audible What I Loved: This one is more intense than the last two (and they were pretty darn intense).  I really enjoyed the case with all of its twists and turns.  I never really knew what was going to happen.  I really love that in a thriller.   The case really blew me away with its intensity and cleverness. I […]

Posted September 21, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments
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Book 93: Guns will keep us Together by Leslie Langtry (Rating 3 Wine Glasses)

Book 93: Guns will keep us Together by Leslie Langtry (Rating 3 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads: Dakota Bombay prided himself on his blond Bond image—bad-guy killer by day, lady-killer by night. Then his life gets both shaken and stirred by an irate grandmother demanding a marketing plan for the family assassination business, a precocious six-year-old son Dak never knew he had, and a mysterious redhead who’s erased his decades-old preference for blondes.Suddenly the perennial playboy is knee deep in pie charts and thinking he may have found the perfect mom for his boy. She’s smart, funny, and directs a funeral home no less—what could be better? Now if he can just take out a team of rival assassins without getting killed himself, they can all live trigger-happily ever after Publisher: Making It Purchased: Free from Amazon Kindle What I Loved: This was such a fun premise for a book. It was funny, witty, and just amazingly heartwarming. The family, even though they are assassins, are quite close and such a huge part of Dakota’s life. There are movie quotes, book quotes, and general pop culture references that play well through out the book too. What I Liked: I really liked all the characters, how they were presented, and the different roles they played in […]

Posted September 16, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments
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