Jill aka Jo (sireesanwar) wrote,
Jill aka Jo

Seriously dragging my feet about posting about these books...

So I have managed to read some books since I last posted about books in like... what 6 months. Seems like a lot of book but it isn't that many and I'm not going to do huge reviews of them mostly.

Fever Series by Karen Marie Monine
Feversong, 9
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The Fever Series is about MacKayla Lane who can see the realm of the Fae even when they are using glamore. This is the final (it would seem) installment in the series. This book didn't disappoint I enjoyed every aspect of this series and book from the twist and turns to the downright shocks. Feversong made me want to dance around and I cried. Boy oh boy did I cry. I love MacKayla and Dani's journal and I think you will too.

I have to say, as big of an Outlander fan as I am, Moning is also one of my favorite writers because the worlds she able to build and the story she tells and how well she misdirects you is amazing. I remember reading the series and the entire time the conversation is about what Jericho Barnes is and that isn't even the big reveal. There is so much that you just don't see until the end that floored me. And I remember re-reading the first 5 and realizing just how many clues where there and I never noticed.

Black Dagger Series by J.R. Ward
Blood Vow: Black Dagger Legacy 2
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The Chosen: Black Dagger Brotherhood 15
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So right off the bat you need to know that this series started with the Brotherhood and a few books ago added Legacy which is the same world with the Brotherhood characters in the books but they are introducing the next generation, I guess. So you still get the original brothers just the focus is shifted. I personally don't think they needed to seperate the series into these parts but either way I love them. I was surprised that I liked Chosen less because I had been wanting this book for a long time and it feel a little flat but not enough to get a bad rating.

Blood Vow, however, worked really well for me.

I really love the Urban Vamp thing.

Study Series by Maria V. Snyder
Dawn Study, 6
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I love the Study series. I used to think the first was the best and the rest felt off but I've since confirmed it is just a great series. It starts in Ixia where Magic is forbidden and moves to Sitia where they embrace magic but have a lot to deal with because of it. I like the clear rules of this magic and the interesting twists in powers. I also recommed the Storm series which is a companion series.

Lords of the Underworld by Gena Showalter
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The Darkest Craving, 10
The Darkest Touch, 11
The Darkest Torment, 12

I gave all of these books a 4 because I really like this series but it takes me forever to get back into it once books come out as you can see because long ago I read the first 9 and then I moved on and it took me all the way until book 12 to read the last 3. I don't know why that is because I love this series. I always forget how much.

Lords of the Underworld is based on the idea of Pandora's box. Pandora opened it and the "sins" where demons that fought their way out and possessed immortal warriors who at one time fought for the gods. They are all about how they can balance out or rid themselves of the demon inside them and typically it is when they fall in love that this happens. They are romance which is typically what I read but I really love the supernatural touch.

Kane (Craving) is probably my favorite of these three because there was so much growth he had to go through in his what with being possessed by disaster. I really liked Josephine too.

Torin is possessed by disease and is unable to touch anyone because he spreads plague. I couldn't fathom how they would get over that but they managed and I loved Keeley, his love interest. She was fantastic and so fun.

Baden is possessed by Distrust which makes it hard for him to trust and when he meets the bride of an evil man he steals her away to force the mans hand only to realize she was a pawn to her "husband" the entire time. They are really great together and I love the twist of their story.

I would recommend this to anyone who likes Paranormal stories.

Midnight Breed Series by Lara Adrian
Tempted by Midnight, 12.5
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Bound to Darkness, 13
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Stroke of Midnight, 13.5
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Defy the Dawn, 14
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Midnight Untamed, 14.5
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I can't remember why I started reading this series. I suspect it was because I was between Black Dagger books and needed a fix and this was recommended and the clostest I could get. The premise is that the vampires are an alien race and that they are fighting evil vampires who see nothing wrong with harming humans. There is also what is called a Breedmate which is essentially a woman with a specific birthmark. Breeds are always male and they go looking for mates and these Breedmates can have children with them... etc. Anyways it is also a soulmate thing which totally plays into my romance junkie thing but I'm really into the powers they have and the special abilities the Mates get.

These ones are about some newer characters as they also continued with the next generation of vampires but I enjoyed them all... some more than others.

The Neverland Wars (The Neverland Wars, 1) by Audrey Greathouse
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So as it sounds it is set in Neverland most of the time. It is about Gwen who's little sister disappears and is told by her parents was stolen away by Peter Pan. You come to find out the real world is fighting the magical world and that things like cell phones and tvs are the practical application of magic rather than flying around. It really seems more like a war between maturity and being a kid at heart. Gwen has to decide which side she wants to be on.

I really enjoyed this story because it was a different take on the story of Peter Pan and way better than the recent movie. It had a great fantasy feel which I miss since Harry Potter ended. At the time I read this there wasn't a sequel but there is now so I need to get it.
Tags: books, books: reviewed, genre: contemporary, genre: fantasy, genre: futuristic, genre: paranormal/supernatural, genre: romance, genre: science fiction, genre: young adult, ~author: audrey greathouse, ~author: gena showalter, ~author: jr ward, ~author: karen marie moning, ~author: lara adrian, ~author: maria v snyder, ~rating: 3, ~rating: 4, ~rating: 5
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