Soulless (Parasol Protectorate #1)

Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)Soulless by Gail Carriger
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hmmm….

I’m not sure how to feel about this book. It’s one that you have to read and saver it slowly. For those that read this in one sitting I commend you. It took me a while to get through this book. The characters are interesting and one I’ve never read about before. However, the mix of supernatural with a bit of steampunk is nice. I’m definitely going to check out the next book.

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Book Summary:
Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.

Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire—and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London’s high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?

SOULLESS is a comedy of manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.

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Dark Ghost (Dark #28)

Dark Ghost (Dark, #28)Dark Ghost by Christine Feehan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book has me so angry! For a book to invoke such emotion is always good. This is not to say that I didn’t curse, throw it across the room, and ranted and raved to some book friends about the story, and how horrible the relationship between the two main characters are, or how the repetitive words or phrases grated on my nerves. SPOILERE AHEAD! How dare a Carpathian male bind his lifemate without her knowledge! Not only of the binding but of their race! How selfish is that! How rude to take her blood without asking her permission! Such a dominate A$$HOLE! Ugh… just thinking about this story makes me angry! An honorable Carpathian doesn’t do those things! And so this is why this story has 5 stars. Christine’s writing has the power to invoke such emotion, that you absolutely HATE a character so thoroughly that you don’t even want to see his name ever again!

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Book Summary:

He wasn’t civilized or tame. He had his own code and he lived by it.

Monk. Bounty hunter. Vampire slayer. Andre Boroi has spent centuries battling the undead, holding out against the dark with honor. But now, gravely wounded by master vampire Costin Popescu, Andre will be easy to track—his spilled blood marking the killing trail for Popescu and his hungry band of underlings. Andre’s only chance is to disappear into the gray mist of the Carpathians. To wait. To hope.

She had a healing touch and a scent that was his lifeblood.

In the mountains in search of a precious crystal, geologist Teagan Joanes suddenly finds herself hunted by those she once trusted. Then she comes across the warrior—wounded, wanting and irresistible. Andre has been craving her for an eternity: his lifemate. Her warmth envelops him. Her scent pulsates. And with every beat of her heart, Teagan surrenders to a passion she can’t possibly comprehend.

Now they are bound by destiny, but is it enough to keep them safe from a stalking, relentless darkness that threatens to swallow them alive?

The Highlander’s Touch (Highlander, #3)

The Highlander's Touch (Highlander, #3)The Highlander’s Touch by Karen Marie Moning
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have to admit this book is sssooo much better than the last two books in the series. The characters had me laughing, crying, and down right rolling. And of course there’s that one part that reminded me of when Darth Vader told Luke he was his father!!! OOMG! I can’t say more or I’d spoil it for you. Happy reading my friends.

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Book Summary:

A Warrior Of Immortal Powers

He was a mighty Scottish warrior who lived in a world bound by ancient laws and timeless magic. But no immortal powers could prepare the laird of Castle Brodie for the lovely accursed lass who stood before him. A terrible trick of fate had sent her 700 years back in time and into his private chamber to tempt him with her beauty—and seduce him with a desire he could never fulfill. For this woman he burned to possess was also
the woman he had foresworn to destroy.

A Woman Caught In The Mists Of Time

When Lisa felt the earth move under her feet, the fiercely independent 21st-century woman never dreamed she was falling…into another century. But the powerful, naked warrior who stood glaring down at her was only too real…and too dangerously arousing. Irresistibly handsome he might be, but Lisa had no intention of remaining in this savage land torn by treachery and war. How could she know that her seductive captor had other plans for her…plans that would save her from a tragic fate? Or that this man who had long ago forsaken love would defy time itself to claim her for his own….

The Glass Castle

The Glass CastleThe Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*sigh* there are books that you just devour and move on, and then there are books that devour you and all you can do is just sit and let all the emotions roll freely. This is one of those books that will devour you. As I sit here and think of the true story she told, I can’t help to think of what a strong soul she is. This is a story of her childhood and into some of her adulthood. Her story is written in such a way you just can’t help but relate to it. On top of that it’s told in a humorous manner even though some of what her and her family faced were far from it! She could have looked at her life as if she was a victim and certainly she was like many poor kids with alcoholic father’s. But she didn’t, it was an adventure with some hard times but with a beautiful ending. So go pick this book up, grab a nice drink, and enjoy this beautiful heartbreaking story of one brave soul.

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Book Summary:

The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family.

The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered.

The Glass Castle is truly astonishing–a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family

Wicked Business (Lizzy & Diesel, #2)

Wicked Business (Lizzy & Diesel, #2)Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The story and characters just keeps getting better and better! Carl the pet monkey is a riot! I like how the cat doesn’t really have a name, and all the sass of the charachters expecially Lizzy! I couldn’t help but laugh in some places an cringe in others. Overall, if you’re looking for a quick, funny read thats full of over the top, not even relatable characters than this book is for you! I can’t wait to read the next book!

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Book Summary:

Whether it’s monkey business, funny business or getting down to business, Janet Evanovich’s Lizzy and Diesel series proves that there’s no business like Wicked Business
Lizzy Tucker’s once normal life as a pastry chef in Salem, Massachusetts, turns upside down as she battles both sinister forces and an inconvenient attraction to her unnaturally talented but off-limits partner, Diesel.

When Harvard University English professor and dyed-in-the-wool romantic Gilbert Reedy is mysteriously murdered and thrown off his fourth-floor balcony, Lizzy and Diesel take up his twenty-year quest for the Luxuria Stone, an ancient relic believed by some to be infused with the power of lust. Following clues contained in a cryptic nineteenth-century book of sonnets, Lizzy and Diesel tear through Boston catacombs, government buildings, and multimillion-dollar residences. On their way they’ll leave behind a trail of robbed graves, public disturbances, and general mayhem.

Diesel’s black sheep cousin, Gerwulf Grimoire, also wants the Stone. His motives are far from pure, and what he plans on doing with the treasure, no one knows…but Lizzy Tucker fears she’s in his crosshairs. Never far and always watching, Grimoire has a growing, vested interest in the cupcake-baker-turned-finder-of-lost-things. As does another dangerous and dark opponent in the hunt – a devotee of lawlessness and chaos, known only as Anarchy.

Treasures will be sought, and the power of lust will be unmistakable as Lizzy and Diesel attempt to stay ahead of Anarchy, Grimoire, and his medieval minion, Hatchet, in this ancient game of twisted riddles and high-stakes hide-and-seek.

Moonblood (Tales of Goldstone Wood #3)

Moonblood (Tales of Goldstone Wood #3)Moonblood by Anne Elisabeth Stengl
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This series just keeps getting better! I found myself enthrall with the story of Lionheart and Rose Red. I can say much or I’d give spoilers which is what I don’t do, but the characters are relatable and very likeable. The story and setting will have you turning the page sooner than you want too!

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Book Summary:
Desperate to regain the trust of his kingdom, Prince Lionheart reluctantly banishes his faithful servant and only friend, Rose Red. Now she is lost in the hidden realm of Arpiar, held captive by her evil goblin father, King Vahe. Vowing to redeem himself, Lionheart plunges into the mysterious Goldstone Wood, seeking Rose Red. In strange other worlds, Lionheart must face a lyrical yet lethal tiger, a fallen unicorn, and a goblin horde on his quest to rescue the girl he betrayed. With the Night of Moonblood fast approaching, when King Vahe seeks to wake the Dragon’s sleeping children, Lionheart must discover whether or not his heart contains courage before it’s too late for Rose Red…and all those he loves.

Wicked Appetite (Lizzy & Diesel, #1)

Wicked Appetite (Lizzy & Diesel, #1)Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was dripping with sugary sweetness. I don’t know how else to describe it. I was laughing most of the way through it just because the puns, the sexual innuendos, and over the top characters were hilariously horrible! Don’t get me wrong, I love the story line and the characters, it just takes a certain taste to like this type of book. If you’re looking for a fast, hilarious read then this is the book for you!

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Book Summary:

For centuries, treasure hunters have been eager to possess the stones, undeterred by their corrupting nature. The list is long — Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, Napoleon, to name a few. Now the Stones have found their way to Salem, Massachusetts, and so has Gerwulf Grimoire, adding himself to this rogues’ gallery of power seekers. He’s an uncommonly dangerous man, with a hunger for the forbidden, and a set of abilities that are way beyond ordinary. Abilities that he feels entitle him to possess anything he might desire.

That would include Elizabeth Tucker, the woman he needs to find the Stones. She’s freshly transplanted from New York City to Boston’s North Shore. With a new job as pastry chef at Dazzle’s bakery and an old house inherited from her Aunt Ophelia, her life is pretty much on track …until it’s suddenly derailed by a guy named Diesel, a rude monkey, and a ninja cat.

Lizzy can handle the monkey and the cat. She’s not sure about Diesel. He’s offering up his own set of unusual talents, promising to protect her from Grimoire. The kind of protection that Lizzy suspects might involve guarding her body day and night.

The Seven Deadly Sins are pride, greed, lust, envy wrath, sloth and gluttony. That pretty much covers everything that is wicked. Diesel thinks it also pretty much covers everything that’s fun. And Lizzy thinks Diesel and the Seven Deadly Sins cover everything her mother warned her about.

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