Dark Wolf (Dark #25)

Dark Wolf (Dark, #25)Dark Wolf by Christine Feehan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dimitri and Skyler are here! I’ve waited years for their story, and I wasn’t disappointed. I love when a book is so interesting, so intense that I just don’t want to put it down. I want to drown in the story and live right a long side the characters. To say this book is less than anything but amazing is blasphemy. It almost became my favorite Carpathian book, almost! Dark Slayer is still my favorite. This book had it all, action, intrigue, espionage, love, death, life, and of course the romance. If you pick this book up I can almost guarantee you won’t want to put it down. There were some spots in the book that I wanted throw it across the room, just because it evoked so much emotion, but of course I didn’t, that would be book abuse. Basically, if a book can cause me to laugh, cry, and get angry, it’s a great book!

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Book Summary:

In Dark Lycan, Christine Feehan journeyed into the heart of the Carpathians, and into the souls of two lifemates stirred by the flush of passion and the threat of annihilation. In Dark Wolf, the breathtaking story continues as the bonds of family are imperiled, and the fate of two lovers lies hidden in the seductive shadows between life and death.

Skyler Daratrazanoff always recognized the miracle that was Dimitri Tirunul, a man beyond any dream that had ever engaged her nights. But she was human. Vulnerable. He was Carpathian. Nearly immortal. She was nineteen. He was an ancient. Yet she held half his soul, the light to his darkness. Without her, he would not survive. Caught between the two warring species, Dimitri has spent centuries hunting the undead to keep his people free, and humans safe. He had survived honorably when others had chosen to give up their souls. But now, marked for extermination by the Lycans, Dimitri found himself alone, and fearing for his life. But salvation was coming…

No Lycan would ever suspect someone like Skyler to dare mount a secret rescue operation. A teenage girl. A human of untested abilities. But she had something no one else had. She was predestined for Dimitri—as he was for her. And there was nothing stronger for Skyler than her desire to see her life-dream come true. Whatever the risk.

When I Found You

When I Found YouWhen I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love when a book leaves you with a slight smile. Not a full smile, but just one that says I get it, I understand. This book is very easy to relate to. The story, the characters, the hardships, and triumphs of the each character left me wanting more. I think that I is why I read it so fast. The flow of the book, timeline, and just over all development of the story left me wanting more. Not including I wanted to know more about Nat and how he grew up. The ending was a bit sad and I can admit I did shed a tear or two. Overall, the book is a great quick read, if you are looking for just a book on a raining day or a sunny afternoon.

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Book Summary:
While duck hunting one morning, childless, middle-aged Nathan McCann finds a newborn abandoned in the woods. To his shock, the child—wrapped in a sweater and wearing a tiny knitted hat—is still alive. To his wife’s shock, Nathan wants to adopt the boy…but the child’s grandmother steps in. Nathan makes her promise, however, that one day she’ll bring the boy to meet him so he can reveal that he was the one who rescued him. Fifteen years later, the widowered Nathan discovers the child abandoned once again—this time at his doorstep. Named Nat, the teenager has grown into a sullen delinquent whose grandmother can no longer tolerate him. Nathan agrees to care for Nat, and the two engage in a battle of wills that pans years. Still, the older man repeatedly assures the youngster that, unlike the rest of the world, he will never abandon him—not even when Nat suffers a trauma that changes both of their lives forever.From the bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes When I Found You, an exquisite, emotional tale of the unexpected bonds that nothing in life can break

Dark Lycan (Dark #24)

Dark Lycan (Dark, #24)Dark Lycan by Christine Feehan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another great story by Christine Feehan. This one featured Tatijana of the Dragonseekers and Fenris Dalka. After centuries of being trapped in ice caves and put to ground to heal her wounds, Tatijana awakes and is ready for some exploring, action, and adventure. She just didn’t know what type of action or adventure she got herself into. Enter Fenris who is part Carpathian, part Lycan, and 100% her lifemate. I can’t really say more because I don’t want to ruin the story for anyone, but let me just say there is lots of action on and off the battle field. More characters are introduced, and we got to see snippets of Dimitri and Skyler. I got a feeling the next book is going to be great!

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Book Summary:
Tatijana of the Dragonseekers spent centuries encased in ice with her sister, trapped in limbo between life and death, never speaking to a soul other than those who tormented her. Now, she has been freed from her frozen prison by an unknown descendent. Awakened in human form, Tatijana yearns to explore the modern world in which she now lives—a world with more mysteries than she is prepared for.

Fenris Dalka has returned to the Carpathian Mountains after a long absence to be with his brother. He is scarred by centuries of battle, and every hard-won victory. But the real reason for his return home could prove deadly if discovered by the wrong man—or woman. Upon his arrival, he is compelled by a beautiful and enigmatic stranger who carries the scent of fresh earth, of forest, of the night itself.

In time Tatijana and Fenris will discover all that unites them—their secrets and pasts, their predators, and the hot flush of passion that stirs their souls. Yet just as surely, seduced into the silvery darkness of a full-moon night, they’ll also discover everything ancient and evil that exists to destroy them

Debt of Bones (Sword of Truth 0.5)

Debt of Bones (Sword of Truth, #0.5 Prequel)Debt of Bones by Terry Goodkind

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Enemies, are the price of honour.” I loved this book. It was a two cup of coffee read, translation, a very quick read. It’s a great prequel to the Sword of Truth books. I have come to find out more about Zedd and his past, and how the lands got split into thirds. If you have read the other books I’m sure you will like this one.

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Book Summary:

A milestone of storytelling set in the world of The Sword of Truth, Debt of Bones is the story of young Abby’s struggle to win the aid of the wizard Zedd Zorander, the most important man alive. Abby is trapped, not only between both sides of the war, but in a mortal conflict between two powerful men. For Zedd, who commands power most men can only imagine, granting Abby’s request would mean forsaking his sacred duty. With the storm of the final battle about to break, both Abby and Zedd are caught in a desperate fight to save the life of a child….but neither can escape the shadow of an ancient betrayal. With time running out, their only choice may be a debt of bones. The world-for Zedd, for Abby,for everyone-will never again be the same.

The Affair (Jack Reacher #16)

The Affair (Jack Reacher, #16)The Affair by Lee Child

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is my first Lee Child book and very glad it is. This is a background book to all the other books, or so I’ve heard. This book takes place in the past, in 1997 when Reacher was still in the Army. He is assigned to a town due to a murder and finds there were more than just one murder. This book kept my interest all throughout and I found myself not wanting to put it down. I was instantly drawn into the story line and felt part of the investigation, as a ghost traveling along with Reacher. Who did the killing? How? Why? In the end I made a guess and found I was wrong. Next time I just might have to think of all the angles. Overall, a great book.

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Book Summary:

March 1997. A woman has her throat cut behind a bar in Carter Crossing, Mississippi. Just down the road is a big army base. Is the murderer a local guy – or is he a soldier?

Jack Reacher, still a major in the military police, is sent in undercover. The county sheriff is a former US Marine – and a stunningly beautiful woman. Her investigation is going nowhere. Is the Pentagon stonewalling her? Or doesn’t she really want to find the killer?

The adrenaline-pumping, high-voltage action in The Affair is set just six months before the opening of Killing Floor, and it marks a turning point in Reacher’s career. If he does what the army wants, will he be able to live with himself? And if he doesn’t, will the army be able to live with him?

Second Son (Jack Reacher #15.5)

Second Son (Jack Reacher, #15.5)Second Son by Lee Child
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Love, Love, Love! Have I ever told you I love reading these short stories about Reachers younger years? Well I do! This one takes place when Reacher and his family are stationed on a base in the Pacific. Reacher only being 13 takes on some bullies, and solves a mystery in typical Reacher style. I also got a glimpse into his family dynamic and why he is the way he is.

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Book Summary:
Ever wondered what early experiences shaped Reacher’s explosive career as butt-kicker supreme the one-man guided-missile battler for justice? This short story features and incident in Jack’s teen years as the youngest son of a tough career US Marine on a faraway military base in the Pacific.