Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning

Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander, #1) Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

So I decided not to throw this book at the wall even though at times I really really wanted to. This book was such a frustrating read I just wanted to slap everyone involved. The concept of the story I liked but boy oh boy the characters where not that likable, at times yes I didn't mind them. I couldn't connect at all to them, I'm thinking the lack of connection was due to how they where written. I'm hoping the rest of the series is better. I have heard that this was her first book and that many people have had issues with it, so I will read the next book in the hopes that there will be some kind of improvement.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson

Undead and Unwed (Undead, #1) Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Betsy isn't having a good week from being laid off to getting hit by a car to waking up in the morgue.

It turns out that she's a vampire, and not any ordinary one. She can go into churches, wear crosses, holy water doesn't affect her (well unless you count fits of laughter and sneezes). She can go out in the sun, all the things that normal vampires can't do. Why? because she's prophesied vampire Queen.

I found Undead and Unwed to be very funny in a shake your head "oh dear" sort of way. There where many great lines "Your dead, I can't hear you.."

The over all story was interesting, and I think if it was not written in the style that it was that if would have been just as enjoyable or even more so.

To me it was Sex and the City meets Buffy the vampire Slayer, except with Betsy being a vampire rather then a slayer of vampires.

I think I'll be reading the second book, at some point first i have to pick it up.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Pretty Cover

I know you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, I generally don't but I will admit that I do stop to check out books if a cover grabs my attention. So here I am checking out the romance section at Chapters online looking at the new releases over the past few months and then all of a sudden my eye sees this:

Shadowfae by Erica Hayes

I can't get over how pretty it is. So of course I click on it.

From the publisher:

Imagine a secret world veiled in fairy glamour and brimming with unearthly delights. A city swarming with half-mad fairies, where thieving spriggans rob you blind, beautiful banshees mesmerize you with their song, and big green trolls bust heads at nightclubs. And once you''re in, there''s no escape...Enslaved by a demon lord, Jade is forced to spend her nights seducing vampire gangsters and shapeshifting thugs. After two hundred years as a succubus, she burns for freedom and longs to escape her brutal life as a trophy girl for hell''s minions. Then she meets Rajah, an incubus who touches her heart and intoxicates her senses. Rajah shares the same bleak fate as she, and yearns just as desperately for freedom. But the only way for Jade to break her bonds is to betray Rajah-and doom the only man she''s ever loved to a lifetime in hell.

And now it is on my wish list, and I will be purchasing sometime very soon.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Books read in 2009

My sad little list of books read in 2009.

1.Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
2.New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
3.Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
4.Breaking Dawn Stephenie Meyer
5.Sorcerer Hunters #1 by Satoru Akahori
6.Sorcerer Hunters #2 by Satoru Akshori
7.Sorcerer Hunters #3 by Satoru Akshori
8.The Sun Witch (Fyne Witches, Book 1) by Linda Winstead Jones
9.The Moon Witch (Fyne Witches, Book 2) by Linda Winstead Jones
10.The Star Witch (Fyne Witches, Book 3) by Linda Winstead Jones
11.Stray (Werecats, Book 1) by Rachel Vincent
12.Endymion Spring by Matthew Skelton
13.Rogue by Rachel Vincent
14.The Picture of Dorrian Gray by Oscar Wilde
15.Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
16.Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
17.Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
18.Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
19.Dead as A Doornail by Charlaine Harris
20.Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
21. All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
22.From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
23.Pride by Rachel Vincent
24.Rise of the Horde by Christie Golden
25.Lovers Lake by Elaine Harper
26.Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
27.Watch Me by A.J Holt
28.Lord Arthur Savile's Crime by Oscar Wilde
29.Ruby by V.C Andrews
30.Pearl in the Mist by V.C Andrews
31.All that Glitters by V.C Andrews
32.Never Seduced a Scoundrel by Sabrina Jeffries
33.On the Road by Jack Kerouac
34.Hidden Jewel by V.C Andrews
35.Tarnished Gold by V.C Andrews
36.The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
37.Power Hungry by Howard Winstien (Star Trek: TNG)
38.Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
39.Dark Desires by Eve Silver
40.Cheerleaders The New Evil by R.L Stine

Edit: I finished a book today that I started last week, so technically I should included it.

41.A Christmas Kiss by Elizabeth Mansfield

My goal for the coming year is to read more, obviously but I'm not going to set a number. I think between the challenges I have posted here on my blog and other ones for different email and GR groups I should do better. The only thing holding me back is the time. Wish me luck.