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Monday, April 23, 2012

Reading Update

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Reading Update


Last week in books:
  • Blood Rites by Jim Butcher, finally. I really enjoy reading Dresden Files books, but for some reason, they tend to take me quite some time to get through, even though they aren't particularly long.
  • A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton. Unlike Blood Rites, this one took me less than 24 hours. I couldn't put it down, just like the previous book in this series.
  • I started reading Black Dawn by Rachel Caine, the next Morganville Vampires book, which comes out early next month, but I haven't finished it yet. So far, though, it's just as good as I've come to expect with this series.
This week in books:
  • Hopefully, I'll finish Black Dawn fairly quickly.
  • Next up is Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Wishful thinking:
  • Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  • Partials by Dan Wells
  • Black Heart by Holly Black

That's all for this week. What are you planning on reading? Any good books you've read lately?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (57)





Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Jill at Breaking the Spine. Each week, participating bloggers will make a post about a book whose publication they're eagerly awaiting.

This week, I'm featuring Underworld by Meg Cabot.
 Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.

Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera isn’t dead.

Not this time.

But she is being held against her will in the dim, twilit world between heaven and hell, where the spirits of the deceased wait before embarking upon their final journey.

Her captor, John Hayden, claims it’s for her own safety. Because not all the departed are dear. Some are so unhappy with where they ended up after leaving the Underworld, they’ve come back as Furies, intent on vengeance…on the one who sent them there and on the one whom he loves.

But while Pierce might be safe from the Furies in the Underworld, far worse dangers could be lurking for her there…and they might have more to do with its ruler than with his enemies.

And unless Pierce is careful, this time there’ll be no escape.
 What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

REVIEW: Wicked Gentlemen by Ginn Hale



Belimai Sykes is many things: a Prodigal, the descendant of ancient demons, a creature of dark temptations and rare powers. He is also a man with a brutal past and a dangerous addiction. And Belimai Sykes is the only man Captain William Harper can turn to when faced with a series of grisly murders.

But Mr. Sykes does not work for free and the price of Belimai's company will cost Captain Harper far more than his reputation. From the ornate mansions of noblemen, where vivisection and sorcery are hidden beneath a veneer of gold, to the steaming slums of Hells Below, Captain Harper must fight for justice and for his life.

His enemies are many and his only ally is a devil he knows too well. Such are the dangers of dealing with the wicked.

Book: Wicked Gentlemen by Ginn Hale
Release Date: October 1, 2007
Format: eBook
Genre: Fantasy
Series: Wicked Gentlemen, #1
Obtained: Bought
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Wicked Gentlemen was one of only a few novels I've ever read featuring gay men, and I must say that it did it quite well. I don't avoid gay novels or anything, but I find that they tend to be errotica, for the most part, which I do try to avoid. There are exceptions, of course, but mostly I just don't like errotica. Wicked Gentlemen did have sex in it, but it most definitely was not errotica. My only problem with it was that it was broken into two separate parts, which where from different POVs and one was third person and the other was first, which kind of confused me, but I still loved the book, obviously, because I gave it a 5 zombie rating :)

I loved the religious aspect of the book, which was a very prominent part of the plot and played a huge role in the overall theme of the stories. I'm always interested when an author puts effort into developing a unique world in a fantasy novel, and Wicked Gentleman did it to a level on part with the True Blood and Morganville Vampires series, which is pretty damned awesome.

The two main characters, Belimai and Harper, where both very interesting (and hott) and I enjoyed both of their viewpoints equally. They were amazing characters to read about, and I can't wait to read the next book in the series, although I have no idea when it's coming out :(

Monday, April 9, 2012

Reading Update

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Reading Update


Last week in books:
  • Still no books finished since my last update. Midterms are coming up this week, so I should be able to do a lot more reading with those out of the way, especially since Spring break is the next week.
This week in books:
  • Still working my way through Blood Rites by Jim Butcher. I love me a good Dresden book :)
Wishful thinking:
  • Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  • A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton (still)
  • Rogue Clone by Steven L. Kent (still)

That's all for this week. What are you planning on reading? Any good books you've read lately?