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UTC Update #11

Two months to finish out the challenge. I don't have that many books left to read, so, I'm hoping that I can finish it! :)

Category 1: Vampires:
1. Twilight-Stephenie Meyer (reread)
2. Once Burned- Jeaniene Frost
3. Hunted- Evangeline Anderson
4. Half-Blood- Jennifer L. Armentrout
5. Lothaire- Kresley Cole

Category 2: Angels and Demons:
1. The Accidental Demon Slayer- Angie Fox
2. Mark of the Demon- Diana Rowland
3. Crave- J.R. Ward
4. Fallen- Lauren Kate
5. Kiss of a Demon King- Kresley Cole (reread)

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. Shift- Rachel Vincent
2. Gunmetal Magic- Ilona Andrews
3. Magic Slays- Ilona Andrews (reread)
4. Under Her Skin- Jeaniene Frost, Meljean Brooks, Ilona Andrews
5. The Dragon Who Loved Me- G.A. Aiken

~♥~
Lady D

The Accidental Demon Slayer

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The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There is one word for this book. Fun. Sheer, glorious fun.

Meet Lizzie Brown. Uptight, until she meets her real family that is. She is from a long line of demon slayers, and on her 30th birthday, her long-lost grandmother has come to inform her of this fact. Now Lizzie is working with her grandma and a coven of witches called the Red Skulls to help fight a demon named Vald.

Lizzie is scared, uptight, clumsy, and yet brave at the same time. It's really fun watching her learn who she is, and really come into herself. And watching her interact with a super sexy griffin doesn't hurt either.

My favorite character in this whole book though is Pirate. Pirate is Lizzie's Jack Russel Terrier who just happens to talk. He's super funny, sweet, and hyper, and makes me want to know where I can get my own talking dog.

This book is fun, action-packed, and man is that griffin HOT! The interaction between him and Lizzie w…

DNF List Cont'd

So, I recently came across another book that I need to add to my Did Not Finish, or DNF list. I tried to read this book across several months, but, honestly, I just couldn't finish it. So, here's the updated list.

1. Two for the Dough- Janet Evanovich
2. Dead Zone- Stephen King
3. Insomnia- Stephen King
4. Witch- Marie Brennan
5. Memoirs of Cleopatra- Margaret George
6. Alice in Wonderland- Lewis Carroll
7. Go Ask Alice- Anonymous
8. Diary of Anne Frank- Anne Frank
9. Band of Brothers- Stephen E. Ambrose
10. Dragon Wytch- Yasmine Galenorn
11. Forbidden Magic- Cheyenne McCray
12. The Scot, The Witch, and the Wardrobe- Annette Blair
13. A Girl's Guide to Vampires- Katie MacAlister
14. Granuaile: Ireland's Pirate Queen- Anne Chambers
15. Boudicca: Warrior Queen- Alan Gold
16. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe- Fannie Flagg
17. The Freedom Writers Diary- Erin Gruwell
18. Valley of Silence- Nora Roberts
19. One Bite with a Stranger- Christine Warren
20. In Her Sh…

Half-Blood

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Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

While this book wasn't nearly as action-packed as the short story that preceded it, I still really liked this book.

Half-Blood picks up immediately where Daimon leaves off. Alex gets picked up by the Covenant, and it is decided that she is going to train there over the summer with her former crush, Aiden, in order for her to try and catch up to where she needs to be. If she doesn't progress quickly enough, however, she'll be sentenced to a fate worse than death for her: servitude to the Pures.

But everything is not as it seems in Alex's life. Something is going to come to light that will change her life forever. Will Alex be able to cope with everything going on with her past as well as what her future holds? And will she be able to deal with training with Aiden day in and day out knowing that she has the hots for him?

This was a great beginning to the series. We get to see a bit more into the world that the a…

Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends

So, we all have our favorite book series, and from those series, we have our favorite characters. I really love a good heroine that I can relate to, and want to be like, but I also love a good leading male that makes me want him. So, I thought it would be fun to compile a Book Boyfriends list so that we can dish on who we all love. And guys, not to leave you out, I want to hear about your book girlfriends! Here's my list of book boyfriends.

1. Curran: Kate Daniels Series- Ilona Andrews
2. Bones: Night Huntress Series- Jeaniene Frost
3. Lothaire: Immortals After Dark- Kresley Cole
4. Conrad Wroth: Immortals After Dark- Kresley Cole
5. Adam: Mercy Thompson Series- Patricia Briggs
6. Charles: Alpha and Omega- Patricia Briggs
7. Jamie Fraser: Outlander Series- Diana Gabaldon
8. Zsadist: Black Dagger Brotherhood- J.R. Ward
9. Vishous: Black Dagger Brotherhood- J.R. Ward
10. Viper: Guardians of Eternity- Alexandra Ivy
11. Fearghus: Dragonkin Series- G.A. Aiken
12. Nathaniel Bonner: Wild…

Clean Sweep

So, I'm pretty sure that I've said this on this blog before, but I'm a HUGE Ilona Andrews fan. I've tried time and again to shamelessly promote them, but I know what some of you are thinking; "What if I buy their book and don't like their style?" or "What if they're not for me?" Well guess what? Now you can try them out without having to buy their books (Although I still think you should go buy them all!!!)

Ilona Andrews is publishing a new "Serial Novel" called Clean Sweep on their blog. What is a serial novel you ask? Well, it's a novel, but it's published in parts. For example, they're publishing one to two parts of chapters a week. Now yes, that does mean that you'll have to wait for it as it comes out, but trust me, it's totally worth it! Plus, it's free! So, you literally have nothing to lose!

So, what're you waiting for? Click on the words "Clean Sweep" above, or click on them just belo…

Daimon

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Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the prequel to the Covenant series. I picked it up after reading a review of book one in the series, and I wasn't disappointed.

While this is technically a YA series, it doesn't really read that way so far. Yes the character is seventeen, but she is very much older and wiser than her years. This short story was filled with lots of action, and a good introduction into the world that Ms. Armentrout is building.

In this story we meet Alexandria, a seventeen year old girl who is anything but normal. Her mother is descended from gods, and they're both on the run from the world they hail from. They're doing their best to fit in when they're found by their enemies and everything goes wrong.

Now Alexandria must find her way back to the world her mom took her away from before it's too late. Will she be accepted once she gets there?

I hated how this ended on a cliffhanger, but I see why she did it, and I can…

Shift

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Shift by Rachel Vincent
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I had some trouble with this book, personally, even though it's an amazing book.

In this book, Faythe and the Pride are forced to face off against an ancient enemy race, the Thunderbirds. They are put in a position where they face life and death, and the heart wrenching grief of their losses hits you right in the chest.

SPOILER FROM THE LAST BOOK
The problem I had with this book actually started with something that happened in the last book, and that's where Faythe ends up sleeping with Jace right after her brother's death. Marc is missing, her brother just died, and she and Jace both get a little drunk, and fall into a passion that neither knew was there.

The problem I have with this is that I'm not a fan of cheating in books or movies with characters that I love. I also am not a fan of poly-amorous relationships in my books or movies, and I tend to stay away from them. So when I saw that in the last book, I was a little t…

UTC Update #10

Category 1: Vampires:
1. Twilight-Stephenie Meyer (reread)
2. Once Burned- Jeaniene Frost
3. Hunted- Evangeline Anderson
4. Lover Reborn- J.R. Ward
5. Lothaire- Kresley Cole

Category 2: Angels and Demons:
1. Envy- J.R. Ward
2. Mark of the Demon- Diana Rowland
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. Shift- Rachel Vincent
2. Gunmetal Magic- Ilona Andrews
3. Magic Slays- Ilona Andrews (reread)
4. Under Her Skin- Jeaniene Frost, Meljean Brooks, Ilona Andrews
5. The Dragon Who Loved Me- G.A. Aiken

~♥~
Lady D