Friday, December 30, 2011

Break for the holidays

     So most you of I am sure are busy with the holidays and I am happy to say so am I. This being said I barely get any reading done. Party hopping and such doesn't leave much time for it and at night I am just to tired.
     I finished my challenge for the year and will start reading again Jan 1. I hope all of you understand that I will not be posting anything until then. I love you all and hope that your holidays are great.
          Take care of yourselves and be very careful(especially if you are drinking).


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Fallen from Grace by: M.J. Putney

Publication Date: May 2011

Overview: Fallen From Grace A Bonus Dark Mirror Short Story
Allarde, a gorgeous, wealthy noble has hidden his true nature. Discover his diary and witness his sudden fall from grace.

My thoughts: I have to say this was the most boring book I have every read. i know that it really is just a short story based on a series, but I just couldn't figure this out. I got the download free from Barnes and Nobles on my Nook and thought I'd give it a chance. It wasn't even worth the time it took to download, which was nothing. 
This is basically based on  the journal of the main character of the series. I love finding old journals and reading but this one was not interesting at all. It seemed to drag on and on.
Sorry to fans of this series.

My rating: 1 star

Crossed by: Ally Condie

Publication Date: November 2011

Overview: The hotly awaited second book in the dystopian Matched trilogy
In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.
Cassia's quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander - who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia's heart - change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.

My thoughts: WOW!!! Can't believe it is finally time to post this. I think I have withheld for a while. I didn't want to admit that I read it in a day and that now I can't help thinking about what is to come.
Cassia is trying to find Ky... no matter what chances she has to take. 
she ends up on a plane with the Aberrations, which she had to sneak to get in line for. I think it was a very risky choice considering the fact that everyone that landed where Ky was ended up dead. 
Ky in the mean time has escaped camp and is on the run for his life. 
I love that he is brave enough to run as well, but my question is "Does he love Cassia as much as she loves him?" 
I really don't think he does, but I could be wrong. It wouldn't be the first time. 
Xander is still my number one guy, I think he had to let her go so she could realize he was wrong.
Ky and Cassia find each other after a long journey and they end up making new friends, and losing one. 
After that they find what they are looking for only to be put to work. Cassia is back in society and Ky is flying a plane....

My rating: 5 stars

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Lover Unleased by: J.R. Ward

Publication Date: November 2011

Overview: Payne, twin sister of the Black Dagger Brother Vishous, suffers a devastating injury, and brilliant human surgeon Manuel Manello is called in to save her. Their attraction is instant, and as powerful as it is dangerous. But as human and vampire worlds collide, a centuries- old score catches up with Payne and puts both her love and her life in jeopardy.

My thoughts: I am so glad I finally got to know more about Wrath's sparring partner. And to find that she is one of the brother's long lost sister is even better.
I know for a fact that she got the raw end of the deal as far as parents come and at time i even feel bad for her. But I do know that her mom kept her locked away to keep her safe and at some point Payne is going to realize this and forgive her mom.
This book is a great way to get to know more about V too. And I think it is great that he has finally put the past behind him and fought those inner demons, so that he a Doc Jane can finally have peace.
Payne gets kidnapped and Manny comes to the rescue to find her. But really they find that the one who kidnapped her was after finding the truth grateful. And he let her go. 
Through all of this and a broken back Payne and Doc Manny fall in love. 
Manny turns out to have family in the brotherhood as well. But who?

My rating 4 stars

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Lover Mine by J.R. Ward

Publication Date: November 2010

Overview: Darius, a fallen Brother, has returned to the fold with a new identity and a very different destiny. Now, John Matthew, plunged into the heart of war, must face off against evil incarnate-and rescue his one true love.

My thoughts: John Matthew has to be one of the strongest males in the series. He has overcome so much. and even when there were times to throw in the towel he kept going. 
He found my opinion they were meant to find each other and go through all the things they have.
He was used by her and she was used by him. but in the end i think they both knew that at some point they would be together.
After everything, he fights his heart out to find her. And kills multiple lesser's searching for her.
Lash had her and the boys got her back...Thank God!
Xhex wants John but how does a string independent female confess that? In the end there is no other way but  by being together....The end kinda got me! But I loved every minute of reading.

My rating : 5 stars

Saturday, December 3, 2011


    To let all my readers know I want a challenge. If you know of any young adult reading challenges for 2012 please send me a link. I am interested and have several I am think about right now, but I am always looking for more. 
      This year I did the good reads challenge and it really pushed me...especially considering i went through readers block this year for the first time ever. If you have ever faced that it sucks.....i didn't want to read and i could even concentrate to make myself read for a month...horrible.

Please find me challenges......Hugs to all!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward

Publication Date: November 2009

Overview: Rehvenge is used to living in the shadows and dealing with the roughest night walkers around-including the Black Dagger Brotherhood. As his secret identity as a sympath is threatened, he turns to the only light in his ever darkening world- a female vampire untouched by corruption, who's the only thing standing between him and eternal damnation.

My thoughts: Rehvenge what can I say other than I don't like him. He;'s not worth the ground he walks on. He protects whats his and his alone. I found it hard to read this book and to deal with all his drama. He is a man whore...truly. And although he doen't like it he keeps doing it for a long time.
Ehlena can do better and should. I feel bad for her becuase she has a lot to deal with her father is meantally ill and she has to take on all responsibilites.
Rehvenge got everything that was coming to him and by him blowing up the club all I can say is YES!!!!!!! It was time to shut the whole thing down.

My rating: 2 stars

Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward

Publication Date: June 2008

Overview:   As Primale of the Chosen, the fiercely loyal Phury has sacrificed himself for the good of his race. But his first mate, the Chosen Cormia, wants not only his body but his heart for herself. As tragedy looms over the Brotherhood's mansion, Phury must decide between duty and love…

My thoughts: Phury, brother to vishous who loves Bella as well and has to face facts that he can't have her. I feel really bad for him. He lost his leg and is addicted to drugs. He give it up so that Vishous can be with Doc Jane. He becomes Primale. which means he must bed all the Virgins in order to help reproduce and get more brothers to fight the lesser society.
He falls in love though. With someone new and in the end he frees the females....or at least the ones that want to be free. And he no longers lives with the brothers he now lives with the females he released...whata  change.

My rating: 4 stars

Lover Unbound by: J.R.Ward

Publication Date: September 2007


The ruthless and brilliant brother Vishous possesses a destructive curse and a frightening ability to see the future. As a member of the Brotherhood, he has no interest in love or emotion, only the battle with the Lessening Society. But when a mortal injury puts him in the care of a human surgeon, Dr. Jane Whitcomb compels him to reveal his inner pain and taste true pleasure for the first time-until a destiny he didn't choose takes him into a future that does not include her...
My thoughts: unlucky it is to be him. his father hurt him deply and everyone just let him. Years later he still deals with the pain from his past.
When he gets shot they take him to a human hospital  and Jane is his doctor. Getting shot was the best thing that could have happened to him.
He found love and jis mother....WOW!!!! And although I have to say i kinda hate her she did sacrifice alot so he could have Jane. ANd could there be a sister tooooooo. WOW is all I can say!
My rating 4 stars

Lover Revealed by J.R. Ward

Publication Date:  September 2009

Overview:  Butch O'Neal is a fighter by nature. A hard-living ex-homicide cop, he's the only human ever to be allowed in the inner circle of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. And he wants to go even deeper into the vampire world-to engage in the turf war with the lessers. His heart belongs to a female vampire, Marissa, an aristocratic beauty who's way out of his league. And if he can't have her, then at least he can fight side by side with the Brothers.But fate curses him with the very thing he wants. When Butch sacrifices himself to save a civilian vampire from the slayers, he falls prey to the darkest force in the war. Left for dead, he's found by a miracle, and the Brotherhood calls on Marissa to bring him back, though even her love may not be enough to save him.

My thoughts: Butch. I have to say that he is my least favorite of all the brothers. Of course he didn't start as a brother and only found he was one after having to live with them, when he figured out what they really were.
I can resepct that he fights for whats right and all but really he gets on my nerves.
Living as a human and being in love with vampire is hard for him and even harder for the vampire, Marissa. She use to be the king's blood source but now she is nothing, or so she thinks. butch must convince her that he is right for her and that she is beautiful and he wants more than SEX from her.
Marissa should have stood up against her brother a long time ago and now I am glad she has done it but I think that if she had done so sooner she would have been happier alot faster.

My rating: 3 stars

Lover Awakened by: J.R. Ward

Publication Date: September 2006

Overview: Even within the vampire brotherhood, Zsadist is feared. Still bearing the scars from a tortured past, he is renowned for his unquenchable fury. Anger is his only companion, and terror is his only passion-until he rescues a beautiful female from the evil Lessening Society.

My thoughts: Zsadist the biggest and baddest of the brother with a temper and a scar that could scare the Jesus out of anyone. He has had the worst past by far. Stolen from his home as a child and made to be a slave and a sex slave no less.
His brother saved him and now he is consumed by rage and hatred, who could blame him. His past haunts him, he has never found release from it.
Until Bella, she loved him instantly and wants him badly. She tries to convince him he is worth loving but he wants nothing from her. his brother even beats him to ease so of he pain he feels from his past. how that helps I will never know.
Bella ends up kidnapped, like his past he jumps into high gear and hunts untik he finds and saves her. while helping her heal he finds that he does love her and they end up pregnant.....YAY!
The only thing is vampire pregnancies last 18 months and most mothers never survive....will Bella.

My rating: 5 stars