Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Just Finished.....

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. This was a great read! It is the second book in a series with the first book being The Hunger Games. I first heard of this series from Stephenie Meyer's web site, she highly recommended it. It took me a minute to get reacquainted with the characters, but once I did, what a ride! This series is fast paced, full of action, and has a touch of a love story. I was riveted to this book, and read from the third chapter to the end of the book without stopping! The only problem is that this book has a cliffhanger ending! I will have to wait until the third book comes out to find out what happens. I will be waiting with baited breath!!!

Friday, January 8, 2010


In no particular order...

Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris, a Sookie Stackhouse novel (releasing June 2010).
Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong (releasing August 2010).
The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong, YA (releasing May 2010).
Tales of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong (releasing April 2010).
Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton, Anita Blake Vampire Hunter (releasing February 2010).
Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton, Anita Blake Vampire Hunter (releasing June 2010).

These are just a few books I have my eye on, and am "patiently" waiting for their/my release!

Just Finished......

Gwenhwyfar by Mercedes Lackey and Divine Misdemeanors by Laurell K. Hamilton. I was very impressed with Gwenhwyfar. It was a King Arthur story which is based on the premise that Arthur had three wives by the name of Gwenhwyfar (Guinevere). The author found plausable research that put her on the track of writing this novel. There is plenty of intrigue, magic, action, and thankfully, only one love scene! I enjoyed "growing up" with Gwen, and formed a bond with this character of endearing qualities and spirit. I heard it may be the first in a trilogy? I certainly hope so, I will be keeping my eye on this author.
Divine Misdemeanors was also an interesting book. I read all of Laurell K's books religiously, and this is from the Meredith Gentry series. I love the imagination of the author, and some of the historical facts she adds about the lore of the fairies. Of course this book didn't lack of action and drama, and thankfully, it was not as steeped in sexual liasons as in previous books in the series. I will continue to read on in this series, as well as her other series.