Book 92: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Rating 5 Wine Glasses)

Book 92: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Rating 5 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads: Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Publisher: Scholastic, Inc. Purchased: Bought on Amazon What I Loved:  This book to me was even more engaging than the first one.  I thought the characters, storyline, and “oh my gosh” moments were done in the most mesmerizing way.  I loved all of the new characters that were introduced and the way that most of them tied together.  I thought Kat, Peeta, and Gale each grew more into their characters and Suzanne did a wonderful job of displaying that growth to the readers.  Kat, especially, learned what she is made of and what she stands for.  She has a line in the book where she notes that she is beginning to know herself […]

Posted September 15, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments
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Book 91: No Mercy by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Book 91: No Mercy by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads: Live fast, fight hard and, if you have to die, then take as many of your enemies with you as you can. That is the Amazon credo and it was one Samia lived and died by. Now in contemporary New Orleans, the immortal Amazon warrior is about to learn that there’s a worse evil coming to slaughter mankind than she’s ever faced before. Shapeshifter Dev Peltier has stood guard at the front of Sanctuary for almost two hundred years and in that time, he’s seen it all. Or so he thought. Now their enemies have discovered a new source of power–one that makes a mockery of anything faced to date. The war is on and Dev and Sam are guarding ground zero. But in order to win, they will have to break the most cardinal of all rules and pray it doesn’t unravel the universe as we know it. Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Purchased: Bought on Amazon What I Loved: Dev and Sam are up there in my favorite couples for this series.  Dev is such a great smart *ss but he also sees the bright side of every situation.  He is protective, kind (though don’t let him […]

Posted September 9, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 1 Comment
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Book 90: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Book 90: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads: Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with every one out to make sure you don’t live to see the morning?In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love. Publisher: Scholastic, Inc. Purchased: Bought on Amazon What I Loved: The story compelled me from beginning to end even in its most disturbing moments.  I wanted to know what happened even when […]

Posted September 7, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments
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Review: Cowboy Games by Wendi Darlin (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Review: Cowboy Games by Wendi Darlin (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads: Cowboy Games [Erotic Contemporary Romance] At Fantasy Ranch, love is a game. Breaking the rules is half the fun. But when hearts get played, all bets are off. The Players: Gavin Carter. Gavin owns Fantasy Ranch, a resort where guests get a week of cowboy love with the hottest cowboys in Wyoming. Rebecca Ryder. Rebecca’s husband had promised to deliver her fantasy du jour: A cowboy. He died before he could keep that promise. She thinks if she plays the Fantasy Ranch game, just for a second she might have her husband back. And maybe that will be long enough to say goodbye. The Rules: 1) No sex. 2) No contact or attempted contact after the week is up. Clause number two is accompanied by a clear warning: Any attempt at contact will be considered ‘criminal stalking’ and treated as such. A sure sign the cowboys are very good at making women think they have fallen in love. Rebecca doesn’t expect to break the rules. Or to fall deeply in love. Publisher: Siren Purchased: Bought on Amazon What I Loved: Both main character in this book: Gavin and Rebecca! Rebecca had so many qualities, fears, feelings, and actions […]

Posted September 5, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments
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Book 88: When Blood Calls by J.K. Beck (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Book 88: When Blood Calls by J.K. Beck (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads: Sara Constantine is one of the country’s most tenacious prosecuting attorneys—and she’s just secured a well-earned promotion. At first she’s thrilled. Then she finds out her new job involves prosecuting vampires and werewolves. And nothing prepares Sara for the shock she receives when she meets the first defendant she’ll be trying to put away: Lucius Dragos, the sexy stranger with whom she recently shared an explosive night of ecstasy.When Lucius Dragos kisses the beautiful woman sitting next to him at the bar, he’s only hoping to blend into the crowd and avoid the perceptive gaze of the man he’s following…and planning to kill. But what starts as a simple kiss to secure his cover ignites into a fierce hunger that leads to an all-consuming passion. Charged with murder, Luke knows Sara will do whatever it takes to see him locked away—unless he can convince her that he’s not the monster she thinks he is. And that might mean making the greatest sacrifice a vampire can make. Publisher: Bantam Purchased: Won from Library Thing What I Loved: JK Beck did a fantastic job of weaving the thriller and paranormal romance genres together for this book.  I found the case, […]

Posted September 4, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments
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