Sunday, March 07, 2010

Beginning of the year reads

January - February 2010

Haven't been listing down the books Ive read since the beginning of the year so wasn't sure when I read them so just decided to do one list for Jan and Feb.

200. Elijah by Jacquelyn Franks
Comment: This is officially my first book of 2010. I slept over at my friend's place on the 31st and I was up all night when everyone went to bed reading this hehe Book 3 in the Shadowdwellers. I love how everyone from the previous books are still involved in the plot so it's not just a romance. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
199. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan
Comment:good solid start to the series. I love Percy!
198. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2) by Rick Riordan
Comment:as good as the first book
197. The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3) by Rick Riordan
Comment:things are beginning darker and getting more complicated.
196. After Dark (Harmony #2) by Jayne Castle
     Bridal Jitters(Harmony #1)

Comment:Because of the futuristic vibe in this series, haven't really started on the series until now but once you start reading you're hooked!
195. After Glow (Harmony #3) by Jayne Castle
Comment:continues with the same characters as After Dark, answered some of the questions that came up, one of my favorites.
194. Ghost Hunter (Harmony #4) by Jayne Castle
Comment:I want a dust bunny of my own.
193. Silver Master (Harmony #5) by Jayne Castle
Comment:dual dust bunnies were very cute
192. Dark Light (Harmony #6) by Jayne Castle
Comment:I think this one and After Glow has to be my favorite out of the series. I love Elvis!
191. Obsidian Prey (Harmony #7) by Jayne Castle
Comment:we've seen some hints of the connection to the arcane series and this one was pretty obvious hehe
190. Running Hot (Arcane #5) by Jayne Ann Krentz
Comment:I think I was reading this one when the connection to the Jayne Castle books became a little obvious to me. Here we're treated into a more
189. Perfect Poision (Arcane #6) by Amanda Quick
Comment:I really really like this book.
188. The Renegade Hunter (Argeneau #12) by Lynsay Sands
Comment:I was a little disappointed in this one in that I didn't think the story was strong enough. I like Sands but I don't why in order to make the hero be more effective is to make out the other hunters as bumbling idiots. And then hint of a bigger story in the end. I don't know maybe this one is a little but too shallow for me
187. Fired Up (Arcane #7) by Jayne Ann Krentz
Comment:as always a feel-good read
186. Blaze of Memory (Psy-Changelings #7) by Nalini Singh
Comment:very sweet story, liked it moving on the next one
185. Archangel's Kiss (Guild Hunter #2) by Nalini Singh
Comment:At last the next book is out and it doesn't disappoint. There were so many things to tackle and so little pages! I can't wait for the next one.
184. Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark #11) by Kresley Cole
Comment:I love this series especially the valkyries. I like how every book somehow happens in the same timeline just their part of the happenings. I liked older brother's story more but this was a solid book in the series imho
183. Nightwalker (Dark Days #1) by Jocelynn Drake
Comment:Started out pretty good and intriguing. Reading the next book.
182. DayHunter (Dark Days #1) by Jocelynn Drake
Comment:can't believe that this all happened in the span of a week! More secrets and more revelations!
181. Dawnbreaker (Dark Days #1) by Jocelynn Drake
Comment:ok I was looking forward to the next book in the series but at this point I would have wanted something else to happen. It's starting to become a little bit repetitive for me. I'll give the next book another chance though
180. Fired Up (Arcane #7) by Jayne Ann Krentz
Comment:Honestly JAK can never do anything wrong in my book so can't wait for the next one.
179. Fire and Ice (Buchanan-Renard #7) by Julie Garwood
Comment:I liked this one, The hero and heroine are very endearing characters. I hope the other friend will have her story too.

Monday, February 01, 2010

End of the Year Reads

I have to admit that I haven't been updating the list too much so been trying to rack my brain of the books that I did read this month and the next.
01. Heir to the Dog (Dog Walker Mysteries #2) by Judi McCoy
Comment:it wasn't bad, I dont know if maybe because it took me awhile to read this that it didn't really pull me into the story like the first book in the series.
02. Night Rising (Vampire Babylon #1) by Chris Marie Green
Comment:very Hollywood glam vampire and all that, not bad but I didn't really connect with the heroine to be honest. I don't know if it's just me but her being that bitter wasn't really justified for me. And this is one of those, why must urban fantasy heroines sleep around so much, stories. Although technically she didnt really sleep with anyone at this point.
03. Edge of Hunger by Rhyannon Byrd
Comment:ok read. guy is a little bit too in denial and goes into too many "she's too good for me" phases that was annoying at some point.
04. Vicious Circle (The Circle Series #1) by Linda Robertson
Rating: B+
Comment: I admit I quite enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the next book.

6. Sex and the Immortal Bad Boy (Immortally Sexy #4) by Stephanie Rowe
Comment:I always enjoy Rowe and look forward to her series, I have to admit that I wasn't really into Paige when she was first introduced in the previous book but I like how she was developed in this book. I hope Rowe continues her series
7. Demon Angel (Guardians 2) by Meljean Brooks
Comment: the hero was a little too whiney for me, but it wasn't bad. will continue the series. Incidentally the first book is from an anthology which I just got so I'll read that first
8. The Becoming (Anna Strong Chronicles #1)by Jeanne Stein
Comment:Suzanne recommended this to me and she sent me the first four books of the series. The first book started out pretty strong in my opinion
9. Magic in the Wind (Drake Sisters #1) by Christine Feehan
Comment:short novella, good introduction to the sisters
10. Twilight After Christmas(Drake Sisters #2) by Christine Feehan
Comment:very sweet story, liked it moving on the next one
11. Turbulent Seas(Drake Sisters #4) by Christine Feehan
Comment:hmm villian was a little sad but Abbie is my favorite sister so I was looking forward to her book, there were lots of good moments there but sometimes I get the feeling that feehan is just prolonging the book
12. Safe Harbor(Drake Sisters #5) by Christine Feehan
Comment: The tension between Hannah and Jonas has been very obvious since the beginning and I wanted to find out how their story goes, I don't know if it's just me but I got a little bored. The thing with reading Feehan is that after awhile she tends to get repetitive if you read her straight. I didnt really feel that when I started reading
13. Blood Drive(Anna Strong Chronicles #2)by Jeanne Stein
Comment:The first book started out well and I thought the second book was pretty good too
14. The Watcher(Anna Strong Chronicles #3)by Jeanne Stein
Comment:Written much like previous two ,book 3  continues the adventures of newly turned Anna Strong.There's many things happening in this book and I like this series so far but I'm starting to feel that the character needs more development. This is the third book already and it feels like she's just been turned still.
15. The Legacy (Anna Strong Chronicles #4)by Jeanne Stein
Comment: I was SOO disappointed with this book! Books 1-3 were pretty engaging reads but it took me awhile to get through this one. Pretty much piles and piles of angst heaped together on Anna's head, with the plot still missing. I heard the next book is better so hopefully it's true. I still want to know what happens though so will read book 5 still

Saturday, January 30, 2010


Promised my cousin that i'ld continue my blog and i'd been remissed in updating for the past two months will update soon with my list. In the meantime it's a whole new year and this year I'm going for somewhere around the neighborhood of 180-200 books. Most recent recommendations are Meljean Brook, Jayne Castle and Jacquelyn Frank. Will blog on individual books next time!