Book 47: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Book 47: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

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About: Meghan Chase has never fit in at her small-town high school, and now, on the eve of her 16th birthday, she discovers why. When her half brother is kidnapped, Meghan is drawn into a fantastical world she never imagined–the world of Faery, where anything you see may try to eat you, and Meghan is the daughter of the summer faery king. Now she will journey into the depths of Faery to face an unknown enemy . . . and beg the help of a winter prince who might as soon kill her as let her touch his icy heart. The Iron King is the first book in the Iron Fey series. Actual 3.5 What I LOVED: Puck!  Seriously this was a very fun character to read and follow.  In the true sense of the word, he lived up to all expectations that I had and the author did a great job of bringing in all the elements that had made him an engaging character of literature. I also really liked Meagan Chase as a heroin. She was adaptable, headstrong, unsure, loyal, loving, and displayed a healthy amount of fear.  She was a fantastic lead in this story and fun […]

Posted June 7, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments
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Book 48: Winters Passage by Julie Kagawa

Book 48: Winters Passage by Julie Kagawa

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About: Meghan Chase used to be an ordinary girl…until she discovered that she is really a faery princess. After escaping from the clutches of the deadly Iron fey, Meghan must follow through on her promise to return to the equally dangerous Winter Court with her forbidden love, Prince Ash. But first, Meghan has one request: that they visit Puck–Meghan’s best friend and servant of her father, King Oberon–who was gravely injured defending Meghan from the Iron Fey. Yet Meghan and Ash’s detour does not go unnoticed. They have caught the attention of an ancient, powerful hunter–a foe that even Ash may not be able to defeat…. What I LOVED:  This was fantastic “in-between” short that does a good job of getting you ready for the continuing of the adventure that Meghan Chase has found herself a part of. What I LIKED:  Is that both Ash and Meghan stayed true to their characters.  I still don’t like their pairing but I do like their dialogue/friendship/caring of one another. Why I gave it a 4:  This was a great way to tie the first and second books together.  Sure it could have been part of the second book but I think it […]

Posted June 7, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments
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Book 45: A Vampire’s Kiss (The Manigault Vampires) by Laura Stamps

Book 45: A Vampire’s Kiss (The Manigault Vampires) by Laura Stamps

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About: “Sara Gadsden is a Wiccan Green Witch addicted to paranormal romance novels and their gorgeous vampire heroes. Like most people, she has no idea vampires actually exist until she meets Drayton Manigault at a Samhain party. Dray is not only one of Columbia’s wealthiest businessmen, but he’s also been a vampire for the last 145 years. Oh, and he’s totally yummy. When Dray offers Sara a job working for his computer company, Manigault Technologies, fantasy collides with reality, and Sara’s future is suddenly transformed into one wild, smokin’ HOT ride!”  Link to get it on Amazon Normally my reviews list what I loved, what I liked, what I thought was OK, and what I didn’t like.  This series lends itself to a different type of review!  I have read the first 4 that have been released so this review encompasses all of them (so this same review will appear in all 4–have avoided spoilers the best I can)! What is worthy of 5 wine glasses (Yummy Goodness):  Sara does and says everything that we all wish we would be like if we ever met the man of our fantasies.  She is out-spoken, straight forward, and goes for what she […]

Posted June 3, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments
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Review: Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson

Review: Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson

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Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson What I loved: Simply put: the humor!  This book was full of snarky, sarcastic, and quippy banter that had me laughing out loud.  Betsy, is adorable with her almost Carrie Bradshaw type of way but to me is more identifiable.  Her best friend and her doc sidekick are perfect “human” friends for her to have. While they may fall under other vamps spell, they keep Betsy grounded and human. The vamps were fun too!  Tina and “Sink Liar” were fantastic in their roles of getting Betsy transitioned. Sinclair also is a hunky vampire, so you know there is a little “something” going on between him and Betsy.  Right now though, he annoys her and that is super fun to read.  I can’t wait to read the adventures they all go through. What I liked: The story itself was fun, light, and easy to read.  It didn’t stand out quite like the characters did but did keep you engaged until the very end. Why it got a 4: This book was a fun, light read that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys PNR.  The story was light and the characters engaging.  It will make […]

Posted May 31, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read, 4.00 Wine Glasses / 0 Comments
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Audiobook Review: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Audiobook Review: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

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Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead What I Loved:  This is one of the rare YA novels where neither of the lead characters got on my nerves, in fact they were both appealing and engaging. Their relationships with each other (best friends) and others were well written and fun to read.  They were teenagers, they did some very “teenage” like things, but they were not annoying.  The pacing of the story was fantastic and kept me interested until the very end.What I Liked: I really enjoyed the twist on the vampiric lore and how it works in this society.  The secondary characters were well rounded and served to work the storyline further.  The plot was well though out and didn’t leave that “where are they going with this” feeling. What was “Sorta OK”:  The only complaint was at very the beginning it felt like “jumping” into a story already progress. It took awhile before I felt “caught up”. Why it got a 4:  The book is very enjoyable to read: fast paced, quick, engaging, and funny (at times).  I would recommend this to older YA readers (PG13 type of rating) and any adult who enjoys PNR.  Overall, just a book to […]

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