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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Firelight - by Kristen Callihan

Miranda is a Fire starter, and has been trying to repress her gift since she burned 1/2 of her father's fortune on accident when she was 10. Lord Archer is cursed... He stumbles upon her when she is young, but waits until she is older to claim her, but he is stubborn and tries to keep Miranda out of his dangerous lifestyle...

Favorite Scene:
[After a battle, Archer is hurt in the side and cannot see it, but is a surgeon and has to talk her through it.]
Archer - "I don't deserve you, Miranda."
The softness in his voice made [Miranda] want to smile, but she kept it repressed. "Yes, I know." She straightened. "No matter, I shall soon have my revenge. Now tell me what to do."

I also liked how, when her father was talking her into marrying Archer, he said "You, my dear, are a diamond in a sea of cut glass."

Very enjoyable, Kristen does a great job of keeping you on the edge of your seat, wondering what will come next.

Fair Game - by Patricia Briggs

Anna and Charles are having problems. Since the Werewolves have come out of the proverbial closet, Charles' Enforcement of Werewolf law has increased, and he's not dealing with it well. Anna see's it and tries to help. As a reprieve from the life of killing, Charles and Anna are sent to help with an investigation.

I read so fast that I didn't think about doggy-earring a favorite quote. I really enjoyed the whole book. Good read, and definitely can't wait till the next book! Would like to see what happens with the Fae.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Lenobia's Vow - by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Lenobia's an illegitimate daughter of a Baron, and his legitimate daughter, Cecile, had just died. Lenobia's mother heard talk about the Baron selling Cecile to a man in the New World, and was meant to leave that morning. So she set it up so that Lenobia would take her place, to have a new life. She makes it to the ship and meets Martin, a young man who tends to the horses below deck.

Favorite Quote:
Martin - "I see a storm in those grey eyes of yours, cherie. You leave that storm be. You strong, you. But not strong enough to change the way the world think - the way the world believe."

I am so angry at that stupid Bishop! He couldn't leave well enough alone... GRRR!!! I couldn't help my tears at the end... my heart broke with Lenobia's. I just hope she finds her Martin again, she has waited long enough, IMHO. Good book ;)

Friday, March 16, 2012

No Rest for the Wicked - by Kresley Cole

Kaderin the Cold Hearted cannot feel, and slays any vampire that she see's. Sebastian was turned vampire against his will by his brothers, and has yet to forgive them. When faced with Sebastian, she couldn't kill him, and all these new feelings bombard her. Kaderin enters the Hie, as she does every 250 years, but Sebastian also enters to try to win Kaderin what she wants.

Favorite Quote:
Nix - "Did I say something? What did I say? How am I supposed to keep track of what I said?"
Nikolai - "Damn it, Nix, I know you could tell us where they are."
[Nix's] eyes went wide as she breathed, "Are you psychic, too?"

I know that had nothing to do with Kaderin and Sebastian, but I laughed so hard at this quote! Nix is awesome!!!
Anyway - Good book! I really did enjoy it, and liked the special teaser in the back with Bowen!

Never to sleep - by Rachel Vincent

I know this is going out of order, but I was SO curious! This is Sophie's awakening - when she finds out what she can do - not what she is though... she meets Luca - the hot new guy to the school, who happens to be a Necromancer. Sophie gets so frieked out that she accidentally brings her and him to the Netherworld, but she doesn't know what happened. Now they must survive to find a way out.

Favorite Quote:
Sophie - "We're about to be devoured by man-eating plants. Shouldn't we at least acknowledge how attractive our respective bodies are before they're digested from the inside out?"
Luca - "Is that your way of fishing for a compliment?"

Sophie is SO stuck up, but surprisingly intelligent! Although, she can be mighty clueless:
People called Kaylee special, but what they really meant was "special." In that straitjackets and padded walls kind of way. She wasn't special like Luca thought I was special. She could never handle what I'd just seen and done. She wasn't stable enough.
 If only she used her brain... she might realize that, since they were related, this may have been why Kaylee acts the way she does!

My Soul to Keep - by Rachel Vincent

Free at last! Kaylee goes to a party with Nash after being grounded for a whole month, while Nash only got 2 weeks - So not fair! Kaylee and Nash find out that a very powerful and deadly Netherworld substance has been smuggled over - Demon's Breath! Now they must find out how to stop it before Doug and Scott get hurt, or worse, killed.

Favorite Quote:
When asked what he found so funny, Scott said the teacher's shadow had flipped him off.

Not bad, I am also rereading to try to find hints of future book events, and I found one: Tod eavesdrops at the end and punches Nash for what he had done, and Kaylee hugs him in thanks - they have a moment there.

Deep Kiss of Winter - Anthology

I haven't posted my books I read recently, so here are the ones I finished... They'll be separate so they are easier to find.

- Untouchable - by Kresley Cole
Daniela the Ice Maiden cannot be touched unless they are Icere, as she is an Icere Valkyrie; but they hunt her because she threatens the Icere King's throne - which she doesn't want. Murdoch just helped his brother, Nikolai, to find his Mist, so he takes off to find another Valkyrie to get information from - and finds Daniela. She is his Bride, but he cannot touch her - to do so would be excruciating for her.

No specific quotes really stood out, though I enjoyed the gorgeous description given for Daniela's transformation in the cold. I find it kind of funny how the one thing she told Murdoch not to do became their salvation.

- Tempt Me Eternally - by Gena Showalter
Aleah is a shifter - one touch and she can become you. Breean is a Rakan warrior leader that came from a planet destoryed by the Schon. Aleah tries to get him and AIR (Alien Investigation and Removal) to work together to stop the Schon from taking over earth too, but Breean has other plans.

Favorite Scene:
Breean - "You'll just have to trust me."
Aleah - "Oh, really?" She sank her teeth into his back, past his clothing and streight into his skin [...]
Breean - "I'll take this to mean you refuse to trust me."
Aleah - "That's right." The words were moaned. [...] She licked him through his shirt, murmured, "God, you taste good."

I really enjoyed this story, and believe I have found another author to look for. I love how the Rakan's blood taste like honey. (yummy!)