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UTC Reading Challenge Update #2

This is the second reading update I'm making. I think I'm going to post the reading update right around the end of the month/start of a new month, just so you guys can keep an eye on me. I finished my second book for the challenge, and I changed one of the books in the Angels/Demons category. I might be doing that, changing some books around as the year goes on, but meh, other than that, I plan to take this challenge down! How about you all? Anyone participating in any reading challenges? I also am participating in the 2012 reading challenges on both Goodreads, as well as Shelfari, my goal is 60 books for this year, as by Dec. 31, 2011, I had read 56 last year. So far, I'm on track. :)

Category 1: Vampires:
1. Touch the Dark- Karen Chance (reread)
2. Once Burned- Jeaniene Frost
3. One Grave At A Time- Jeaniene Frost (reread)
4. Lover Reborn- J.R. Ward
5. Lothaire- Kresley Cole

Category 2: Angels and Demons:
1. Envy- J.R. Ward
2. Torment- Lauren Kate
3. Crave- J.R. Ward
4.…

"Fallen" by Lauren Kate

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Fallen by Lauren Kate
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I don't normally go for young adult novels, but this book's synopsis piqued my interest. Then, I had several friends recommend it to me, so, I ended up picking it up. I was very very happy I did.

Fallen is the story of Lucinda "Luce" Price, and her time at Sword & Cross reform school. She landed here because of something that happened to her at her last school, and with a boy. But she is feeling horrible about this school. The school is part jail, part boarding school, and all horrid for Luce. Until she meets Daniel Grigori.

Now, I will admit, this book plays out the romance of Daniel and Luce strangely, especially since there's another party involved named Cam, who is also into Luce. I can't delve too much into the love triangle without giving away too much of the story.

The twist at the end is one that I kind of saw coming, but kind of not. Obviously, Daniel is a fallen angel, which is something that the syno…

UTC Challenge Update

I'm going to try to update my reading challenge list as I finish the books. Since I have a ton of books that I'm going to be reading, this will be updated probably less frequently than I'd like. :( Oh well. So, here goes... I finished Crave, by J.R. Ward, from Category 2, Angels and Demons. You can find my review of it below this post. :)

Category 1: Vampires:
1. Touch the Dark- Karen Chance (reread)
2. Once Burned- Jeaniene Frost
3. One Grave At A Time- Jeaniene Frost (reread)
4. Lover Reborn- J.R. Ward
5. Lothaire- Kresley Cole

Category 2: Angels and Demons:
1. Envy- J.R. Ward
2. Kiss of a Demon King- Kresley Cole (reread)
3. Crave- J.R. Ward
4. Fallen- Lauren Kate
5. Speak of the Devil- Jenna Black

Category 3: Fae:
1. Bound by Darkness- Alexandra Ivy
2. Bloodfever- Karen Marie Moning
3. Night Seeker- Yasmine Galenorn
4. Grave Witch- Kalayna Price
5. Faefever- Karen Marie Moning

Category 4: Shifters and Werewolves:
1. Fair Game- Patricia Briggs
2. Gunmetal Magic- Ilona…

J.R. Ward's "Crave"

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Crave by J.R. Ward
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I definitely liked this book better than the first, although I'm not quite sure why. This story focuses on Issac Rothe and one Grier Childe, with Jim, Eddie, Adrian, Dog, and of course, Matthias in the backdrop.

The writing is classic J.R. Ward writing- gritty, with that touch of maleness to it that just makes it pop. I love the character of Issac Rothe. Bad boy who tries to right his wrongs. He ends up falling for Grier Childe, his upper class, straight-laced defense attorney who just doesn't want to give up on him. As always, Ms. Ward's sex scenes are steamy, and wonderful!

Jim is back in this novel, since the continuing storyline is centered on him saving seven souls. He is fighting with Rothe to help save him, as well as Matthias, who is just bound and determined to destroy Rothe. We get to see a bit more about Jim as an angel in this book, which is intriguing, but there's a twist at the end that I ended up seeing coming, bu…

Kresley Cole's Lothaire

Well, friends and followers, I have some exciting news... Kresley Cole's Lothaire comes out this week! Who's excited? This girl right here. As the proud owner of all but one (I still need The Warlord Wants Forever) of her IAD books, I am eagerly awaiting my chance to snag the new book.

Lothaire is a character that I've been waiting for. I always wondered who his Bride would be or even if he would have a book and a Bride. He is intriguing to me, since he's kind of the on the fence guy in the series... you never know if he's good or bad. Well, I'm hoping his character will come to light in the new book, and I know that Ms. Cole will not disappoint us.

So, be sure to go out and pick up your copy of Lothaire, by Kresley Cole.

~♥~
Lady D

Club Shadowlands Review

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Club Shadowlands by Cherise Sinclair
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is a great peek into the world of BDSM. Ms. Sinclair does a wonderful job of explaining terms and showing a side of BDSM that most people not familiar with scene tend to think about which is dominance and submission versus just the sadochism and masochism side of the scene.

The characters in this book were slightly unbelievable, well, Master Z wasn't, but Jessica was. When she's introduced to the club, she just seems to take things too easily. I know that Ms. Sinclair gave a disclaimer about this at the beginning of the book, but it still feels like Jessica came to terms with her needs far too quickly. For someone to admit something like that about themselves generally takes a lot longer than a few hours, or even days. Other than that, this book was great! :)

The book is very graphic in its scenes, which if you enjoy erotica, this book will not disappoint. Very good read, couldn't put it down. Look forwar…