Thursday, April 17, 2014

Will the Time Come #150, April 17th

Every Thursday I am going to list a book which I really want to read/keep meaning to get to. These are mostly books which have been on my shelf for awhile now but don't have to be, maybe you got it two weeks ago and really want to read it! Thanks to Jodie from Books for Company for this meme!
Want to Join?
-Pick a book you have been meaning to read
-Do a post telling us about the book    
-Link the post up in the linky  
-Visit the other blogs

From Goodreads:

Why the time hasn't come yet...

Random Reads #125, April 17th

Random Reads is a monthly meme (that I'm going to do weekly) hosted by I'm Loving Books to read some books that have been on our TBR piles for a long time. Using, I got  which turned out to be ! It's been on my TBR pile since, and I added it because ! Happy reading! 

Third Sentence Thursday #140, April 17th

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1) Take the book you are currently reading and open it to a random page. Share the third full sentence on that page. (If there isn’t a third one – like at the end of a chapter or a blank page – you can share the third sentence of the book or just choose another random page.) Feel free to share more than one sentence, if you feel the need to do so.
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #154, April 16th

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

Burning Dawn by Gena Showalter
Expected Publication: April 29th, 2014
From Goodreads:
A tormented past has left Thane with an insatiable need for violence, making him the most dangerous assassin in the skies.
He lives by a single code: no mercy. And as he unleashes his fury on his most recent captor, he learns no battle could have prepared him for the slave he rescues from his enemy's clutches—a beauty who stokes the fires of his darkest desires.

Elin Vale has her own deep-rooted scars, and her attraction to the exquisite warrior who freed her challenges her every boundary. 
But Thane's unwavering determination to protect her means she must face her greatest fears—and enter a world in which passion is power, and victory means breathtaking surrender.
Live to See Tomorrow by Iris Johansen
Expected Publication: April 29th, 2014
From Goodreads:
Catherine Ling: raised on the streets of Hong Kong, she has been a shadowy CIA Operative since she was fourteen years old. Now, years later, Catherine is as lethal as she is beautiful. There are only a few things in life she cares for. One is her son. Kidnapped when he was only two, Catherine has only recently been reunited with him and the vow of her heart is never to let him face danger again. The other is her mentor, Hu Chang. Mysterious, brilliant, and deadly, Hu Chang taught Catherine everything she knows and she is loyal to him. Now, Hu Chang is calling Catherine to a new task: rescue an imprisoned journalist in Tibet—a woman who has been subjected to unspeakable horrors. Her connection to Hu Chang is unknown. What's also unknown is that Catherine will be going up against a man so evil, his crimes have stretched back into this area for forty years. Is Catherine being used as a pawn by Hu Chang? Can she save a woman she's never even met? And will either of them live to see tomorrow?
Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins
Expected Publication: April 29th, 2014
From Goodreads:
It’s time. 

Evil is running rampant and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the earth of the demons and their oppressive ways.

The stakes are higher than ever, and Anna is determined that the love she feels will be her strength, not a liability. But trying to protect the ones she loves while running for her life and battling demonic forces proves to be perilous—especially as faces are changing and trust is fleeting. When the Duke of Lust sends Anna’s great love, Kaidan Rowe, to work against her, Anna must decide how much she’s prepared to risk.

In the most sensual and fast-paced installment yet, Sweet Reckoning brings all the beloved Neph together one last time to fight for their freedom.

The Taking by Kimberly Derting
Expected Publication: April 29th, 2014
From Goodreads:
A flash of white light . . . and then . . . nothing. 

When sixteen-year-old Kyra Agnew wakes up behind a Dumpster at the Gas ’n’ Sip, she has no memory of how she got there. With a terrible headache and a major case of déjà vu, she heads home only to discover that five years have passed . . . yet she hasn’t aged a day. 

Everything else about Kyra’s old life is different. Her parents are divorced, her boyfriend, Austin, is in college and dating her best friend, and her dad has changed from an uptight neat-freak to a drunken conspiracy theorist who blames her five-year disappearance on little green men. 

Confused and lost, Kyra isn’t sure how to move forward unless she uncovers the truth. With Austin gone, she turns to Tyler, Austin’s annoying kid brother, who is now seventeen and who she has a sudden undeniable attraction to. As Tyler and Kyra retrace her steps from the fateful night of her disappearance, they discover strange phenomena that no one can explain, and they begin to wonder if Kyra’s father is not as crazy as he seems. There are others like her who have been taken . . . and returned. Kyra races to find an explanation and reclaim the life she once had, but what if the life she wants back is not her own?
Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike
Expected Publication: April 28th, 2014
From Goodreads:
Lisa McMann's Wake trilogy meets the blockbuster Inception in this dark page-turner from #1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike.

Oracles see the future but are never supposed to interfere. Charlotte learned that the hard way. If she hadn't tried to change one of her childhood visions, her father would still be alive. Since the accident, Charlotte has suppressed her visions to avoid making the same mistake. But when she receives a premonition of a classmate's murder, she can no longer ignore her powerful gift.

Then Charlotte meets someone who not only knows her secret but who also has a way for her to stop the killer. He offers to teach her how to manipulate her visions to change the future. But doing so will put Charlotte in the path of the murderer.…

Aprilynne Pike's bestselling Wings series was called "remarkable" by Stephenie Meyer, bestselling author of the Twilight Saga. And her most recent novel, Life After Theft, was cheered as a "whirlwind adventure" by School Library Journal. Now Aprilynne returns with this exhilarating departure from her previous novels. Sleep No More is a psychological thrill ride that is sure to keep readers' hearts racing until the very end.

Scan by Sara Fine and Walter Jury
Expected Publication: May 1st, 2014
From Goodreads:
Tate and his father don’t exactly get along. As Tate sees it, his father has unreasonably high expectations for Tate to be the best—at everything. Tate finally learns what he’s being prepared for when he steals one of his dad’s odd tech inventions and mercenaries ambush the school, killing his father in the process and sending Tate on the run from aliens who look just like humans. 

All Tate knows--like how to make weapons out of oranges and lighter fluid--may not be enough to save him as he’s plunged into a secret inter-species conflict that’s been going on for centuries. Aided only by his girlfriend and his estranged mother, with powerful enemies closing in on all sides, Tate races to puzzle out the secret behind his father’s invention and why so many are willing to kill for it. A riveting, fast-paced adventure, Scan is a clever alien thriller with muscle and heart.

The Treatment by Suzanne Young
Expected Publication: April 29th, 2014
From Goodreads:
How do you stop an epidemic?

Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they’re not out of danger. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and although Sloane and James have found their way back to each other, The Program isn’t ready to let them go.

Escaping with a group of troubled rebels, Sloane and James will have to figure out who they can trust, and how to take down The Program. But for as far as they’ve come, there’s still a lot Sloane and James can’t remember. The key to unlocking their past lies with the Treatment—a pill that can bring back forgotten memories, but at a high cost. And there’s only one dose.

Ultimately when the stakes are at their highest, can Sloane and James survive the many lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end?

Oh, 6 great, great books! And I can't wait to read all of them, waiting to read Sweet Reckoning which I got from Edelweiss for rereading the whole series, but yeah, can't wait! What about you guys? Happy reading!

WWW Wednesday #157, April 16th

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Thanks to MizB of Should Be Writing for starting and hosting this meme!

 I'm currently reading Asunder, rereading, and yeah, enjoying it!
 I finished reading School Spirits, and I'm really hoping for a sequel!!
Next I'm going to read Phoneix Overture, which is going to be nice, to see Sam's reasons for being on the 1 million souls. Yep.

What about you guys? Happy reading!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Simon and Schuster Canada's Spring Romance

So check out this link if you live in Canada, because there's a great prize of 5 romantic YA Books,  and a giftcard to Garage, and a To All The Boys I've Loved T-shirt! If you want more, check out the twittering!

Teaser Tuesday #157, April 15th

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Today's teaser comes from The Calling by Kelley Armstrong, page 38.

"She didn't have much to tell. Something grabbed her leg and pulled her down."

Well, that doesn't sound too good! Must read this book! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Monday, April 14, 2014

We Have the Title of The Hollows #13!!!!

Yeah, we have the title-and a synopis-and a publication date!-for the 13th book in The Hollow's series by Kim Harrison, when #12, The Undead Pool just came out this February!

Tease: Excerpt

So I don't have the actual excerpt for Tease by Sophie Jordan here, but I do have a link to it, and here it is! I loved it! What about you guys? Happy reading!

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #149, April 14th

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week...and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as never know where that next "must read" book will come from!

What happened in the past week:

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #148
Teaser Tuesday #156                 
WWW Wednesday #156
WOW #153
Will the Time Come #149
Third Sentence Thursday #139
Random Reads #124
First Lines Friday #144
The Reward Challenge Round
Follow Friday #127
Last Letter First Letter Reading Challenge Update

Week 15 Reviews:
Cast in Silence
Cast in Chaos
Cast in Ruin
Mirror, Mirror
Concealed in Death
To Tame a Highlander Warrior
The Highlander's Touch

Make it Count: Cover Reveal

OK, so I got 18 posts in 7 days, and while I had a slower week then I wanted to, it was a pretty great one! What about you guys? Happy  reading!

So this week I want to read The Calling, School Spirits, Cast in Peril, Cast in SorrowAsunder,
Phoenix OvertureInfiniteNo Rest for the WickedWicked Deeds on a Winter's Night, Falling to Ash, The Testing, Angel Fever, The Dream Thieves, Beauty AwakenedBreaking Point, Hunting Lila, Ashes of TwilightWhispered LiesStreet GameThe OfferingUntouched, Toxic, The Immortal Rules, In Seconds, V is for Villain, The Uninvited, Life Before Legend, Legend, The Dead Girls Detective Agency, Inferno, and Unseen.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Week 15 Reviews: To Tame a Highlander Warrior, The Highlander's Touch

From Goodreads:
A Woman's Tender Touch

He was born to a clan of warriors of supernatural strength, but Gavrael McIllioch abandoned his name and his Highland castle, determined to escape the dark fate of his ancestors. Hiding his identity from the relentless rival clan that hunted him, he called himself Grimm to protect the people he cared for, vowing never to acknowledge his love for ravishing Jillian St. Clair. Yet even from afar he watched over her, and when her father sent an urgent summons, "Come for Jillian," he raced to her side—into a competition to win her hand in marriage.

A Warrior's Steely Heart

Why had he run from her so many years before? And why return now to see her offered as a prize in her father's manipulative game? Furious, Jillian vowed never to wed. But Grimm was the man she loved, the one who urged her to marry another. He tried to pretend indifference as she tempted him, but he could not deny the fierce desires that compelled him to abduct her from the altar. She was the only woman who could tame the beast that raged within him—even as deadly enemies plotted to destroy them both....

From Goodreads: 
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...

My Review:
My, oh my, this was just freaking wonderful!!! 2 wonderful Highlander books, with great characters, great stories, from Tame, with 2 historical characters, to Touch, with a really historical character (Like 500 years old historical) and a modern day woman. From a Berserker, from the Norse gods, to Adam Black the Fae from #1, yeah, these 2 books were simply amazing!

These couples were really fun to read about! They had a "were childhood friends turned because they were in love with each other but couldn't be with each other, and only one of them knew it" to "never met each other till then" and yeah, it was just great!

Ramsey Logan, you were supposed to be a suitor. But you turned out to be an attempted murderer, and a kidnapper, and another attempted murderer-of the same person. Shame on you, because of the money. And shame on the McKades for being jealous of power, and then blaming your acts on the fact that you thought that they worshipped Odin instead of God. Bad, bad, bad, and that's why you lost, haha!

I loved the end of Tame, with the mistletoe, and how each kiss underneath it brought good to the world, so the 2 couples that formed during book #1 just stood under it, and just kissed, it was nice and sweet, and it was fun to read it!!!

I loved reading these books, they were interesting, they were funny, they were entertaining, and they fun. They were great to read, and yeah, I can't wait to read more!!!

Author: Karen Marie Moning
Series: Highlander #2, 3
Read: April 11th, 11th, 2014
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Sounded good, and I'm enjoying the series, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Books, and Historical Fiction 2014 Books!
Publisher: Dell
Published: December 1st 1999, November 7th 2000

To Tame a Highlander Warrior:
5/5 Hearts
3/5/5 Books
4/5 Stars

The Highlander's Touch:
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

Week 15 Reviews: Dreamfever, Shadowfever

From Goodreads:
MacKayla Lane lies naked on the cold stone floor of a church, at the mercy of the erotic Fae master she once swore to kill. Far from home, unable to control her sexual hungers, MacKayla is now fully under the Lord Master’s spell.…In New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning’s stunning new novel, the walls between human and Fae worlds have come crashing down. And as Mac fights for survival on Dublin’s battle-scarred streets, she will embark on the darkest—and most erotically charged—adventure of her life. 

He has stolen her past, but MacKayla will never allow her sister’s murderer to take her future. Yet even the uniquely gifted sidhe-seer is no match for the Lord Master, who has unleashed an insatiable sexual craving that consumes Mac’s every thought—and thrusts her into the seductive realm of two very dangerous men, both of whom she desires but dares not trust. 

As the enigmatic Jericho Barrons and the sensual Fae prince V’lane vie for her body and soul, as cryptic entries from her sister’s diary mysteriously appear and the power of the Dark Book weaves its annihilating path through the city, Mac’s greatest enemy delivers a final challenge.…

It’s an invitation Mac cannot refuse, one that sends her racing home to Georgia, where an even darker threat awaits. With her parents missing and the lives of her loved ones under siege, Mac is about to come face-to-face with a soul-shattering truth—about herself and her sister, about Jericho Barrons…and about the world she thought she knew.

From Goodreads:
“Evil is a completely different creature, Mac. Evil is bad that believes it’s good.”

MacKayla Lane was just a child when she and her sister, Alina, were given up for adoption and banished from Ireland forever. 

Twenty years later, Alina is dead and Mac has returned to the country that expelled them to hunt her sister’s murderer. But after discovering that she descends from a bloodline both gifted and cursed, Mac is plunged into a secret history: an ancient conflict between humans and immortals who have lived concealed among us for thousands of years. 

What follows is a shocking chain of events with devastating consequences, and now Mac struggles to cope with grief while continuing her mission to acquire and control the Sinsar Dubh—a book of dark, forbidden magic scribed by the mythical Unseelie King, containing the power to create and destroy worlds. 

In an epic battle between humans and Fae, the hunter becomes the hunted when the Sinsar Dubh turns on Mac and begins mowing a deadly path through those she loves. 
Who can she turn to? Who can she trust? Who is the woman haunting her dreams? More important, who is Mac herself and what is the destiny she glimpses in the black and crimson designs of an ancient tarot card? 

From the luxury of the Lord Master’s penthouse to the sordid depths of an Unseelie nightclub, from the erotic bed of her lover to the terrifying bed of the Unseelie King, Mac’s journey will force her to face the truth of her exile, and to make a choice that will either save the world . . . or destroy it.

My first review of Dreamfever, Shadowfever
My Review:
Oh, I loved reading about Mac, and Barrons, and V'Lane, and Dani, and Lord Master, and just this fantastic dark world! It was so freaking great, and we got to see them together again, because I mean, yeah, like they say, fever to her ice, ice to her fever, thing, her and Barrons are pretty explosive!

Mac goes from wondering if she's the concubine, to the Unseelie King. Adding to that her relationship with Barrons, it was so fun to read about! And she goes from Mac 3.0, to 4.0. to 5.0. First there was Mac 1.0, pretty in pink, her life up until about halfway through Darkfever, where the death of her sister, and finding out, and starting to fight, the Fae, is when she becomes Mac 2.0. Mach 3.0 comes in after eating the Fae at the end of Bloodfever, and all the changes that came with it. Mac 4.0 came in after she came back from being Pri-ya that she was in from the end of Faefever, in Dreamfever, and finally, 5.0 came in at the end of Dreamfever/the start of Shadowfever, with the "death" of Barrons. Well, the beast that protected her and then died by her hand and Ryodan's, and whose body turned into Barrons. Yep.

Yeah, these books were fantastic, we found out that Cruce kidnapped the concubine, and then just by having her live like the Fae, made her Fae, till the point that she was the queen. So yeah, there's that. And that Christian is turning into an Unseelie Prince because of the one Dani killed, and that he was fed Unseelie to be healed? Or that the Sinsar Dubh downloaded a copy of itself into Mac's brain, that's why she could go through the mirror, because she had that bit of the Unseelie king inside her, his memories and such, and the runes her "lake" gave her, and her nightmares of the Cold Place, and the dreams of the neighbourhood of houses, which was just 1 big house? Or about Barrons son, and how he's living a fractured, non-living life? Or some knowledge about how the 9 operate?

Or that Dani was the one that set the Unseelie on Alina, because she was told to by what-her-name, Rowena. Yeah, that wasn't so fun to read, but Mac working her way through it, and Barrons, and the one part where he thinks she asked him to kill Dani for her when she meant what would Barrons do if he was her.

Yeah, this is a freaking great series, I just love it, love rereading it, and I can't wait for Burned and Flayed to come out!!!

Author: Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever #4, 5
First Read: December 1st, 1st, 2012
Read: April 9th, 10th, 2014
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Books!
Publisher: Dell
Published: August 18th 2009, January 18th 2011

5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 15 Review: Concealed in Death

From Goodreads:
The incomparable J. D. Robb presents the latest moving and suspenseful novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Eve Dallas series.

In a decrepit, long-empty New York building, Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s husband begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, there are two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. He summons his wife immediately—and by the time she’s done with the crime scene, there are twelve murders to be solved.

The place once housed a makeshift shelter for troubled teenagers, back in the mid-2040s, and Eve tracks down the people who ran it. Between their recollections and the work of the force’s new forensic anthropologist, Eve begins to put names and faces to the remains. They are all young girls. A tattooed tough girl who dealt in illegal drugs. The runaway daughter of a pair of well-to-do doctors. They all had their stories. And they all lost their chance for a better life.

Then Eve discovers a connection between the victims and someone she knows. And she grows even more determined to reveal the secrets of the place that was called The Sanctuary—and the evil concealed in one human heart.

My Review:
Oh, another great book in a great series! There were a lot of great things in this book, like Bella's nickname for Summerset, Some S**t which was so funny, and cute!!! And the "food for thought" discussion between Eve and Peabody.

Eve and the new forensic anthropologist don't really get along too well. Because the new lady is something of a fashion plate, and she stole a dog, instead of going to the law. Well, that's Eve's side. On the other, she was pretty creeped out by Eve's mental/verbal walk through of the crime, getting inside the killer's head. So yeah, there was some conflict in that, minor, but there.

Finding out who the victims are, was about 3 girls a day, because the facial reconstruction lady, there's only one, she's pregnant, and usually there's just one per case, and that's about the rate that it goes. An ad that kinda plays into Eve's dreams, talking to the girls who've been identified, and the ones that haven't wearing masks of Eve's face.

This one was just kinda sad, that the bad guy was sent to a mental hospital, and became child-like, and not really punished for his crimes, and considering that his crimes were killing 12 girls, and almost a 13th? Yeah, it's just kinda sad. But we got to learn more about Mavis, and her before she met Eve, and her past, and her mom, and a lot about her grifting days-because she knew almost half the victims.

Yeah, this was a fantastic book, can't wait for the next on!!

Author: J.D. Robb
Series: In Death #38
Read: April 9th, 2014
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Love this series! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book and a 2014 Dystopia Book!
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Published: February 18th 2014
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
4.5/5 Stars

Week 15 Review: Mirror, Mirror

From Goodreads:
Once upon a time…...

...…in a world far removed from the days when fairy tales were new, five bestselling authors spin versions that take the classic stories into a new dimension. You’ll recognize Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and other enduring characters, but they’ll exist in realms beyond your imagination, where the familiar is transformed into the extraordinary and otherworldly.

My Review:
So there's 5 short stories, so each'll get about a paragraph, and yeah. Because I really enjoyed this anthology!

First up is the In Death story, with the fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel, where twin boy and girl are kidnapped-by their mother? But it turns out that their mother has a twin sister, who killed their father, and tried to kill her, because the evil twin believe the other was taking away from her power. And yeah, evil twin was really scary in the horror vibe, like what she did to that one prisoner or nurse? Yeah, that was pretty gross! And how Eve was the Good Witch? Yeah, this was a great story!!!

Next was a historical story, didn't recognize the fairy tale, but wishes, that usually means genies or jinn, but this one was a coin, and yeah, it was a great story, and how she was also a bit of Goldilocks, trying out all the beds, all the chairs, and the alcohol. And yeah, their love story, with him healing, was pretty sweet!

Next was a modern day Sleeping Beauty, but the Beauty was a guy, and he was thought dead, not sleeping, and yeah, it was him falling in love with her that brought him back, piece by piece. Plus there were fairies, and he was cursed-the spindle was the last name of the girl, and yeah, another great story!!!

Next was another modern day Matchstick girl/other fire when it's cold story, of a girl who runs illegal most of the time soup kitchens, and helps out people who need it, and a policeman who loves her, and who she loves, but that they haven't told the other, and a bully. And the Christmas Comet, yeah, this was a nice, fantastic story!

Finally, there was a modern day story of Cinderella, who while the step mom didn't make her a servant, she really put her down, and wasn't very nice, and yeah, then there was unexpected romance, and yeah, it was a great book, with doubts, worries, and love.

Yep, 5 great stories, really enjoyed them, and yeah, just a great anthology!

Authors: J.D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Elaine Fox, Mary Kay McComas, R.C. Ryan
Series: In Death #37.5
Read: April 7th, 2014
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Because I love the In Death series, and it's a 2014 Dystopia Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book!
Publisher: Jove
Published: September 24th 2014
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

Week 15 Reviews: Cast in Silence, Cast in Chaos, Cast in Ruin

From Goodreads:
Don't ask. Don't tell. Stay alive.
A member of the elite Hawk force that protects the City of Elantra, Kaylin Neya has sacrificed much to earn the respect of the winged Aerians and immortal Barrani she works alongside. But the mean streets she escaped as a child aren't the ones she's vowed to give her life guarding. Those were much darker…

Kaylin's moved on with her life-and is keeping silent about the shameful things she's done to stay alive. But when the city's oracles warn of brewing unrest in the outer fiefdoms, a mysterious visitor from Kaylin's past casts her under a cloud of suspicion. Thankfully, if she's anything, she's a survivor….

From Goodreads:
Kaylin Neya is a Hawk, part of the elite force tasked with keeping the City of Elantra safe. Her past is dark, her magic uncontrolled and her allies unpredictable. And nothing has prepared her for what is coming, when the charlatans on Elani Street suddenly grow powerful, the Oracles are thrown into an uproar and the skies rain blood.

The powerful of Elantra believe that the mysterious markings on Kaylin's skin hold the answer, and they are not averse to using her-how ever they have to-in order to discover what it is.

Something is coming, breaking through the barriers between the worlds. But is it a threat that Kaylin needs to defend her city against-or has she been chosen for another reason entirely?

From Goodreads: 
Seven corpses are discovered in the streets of a Dragon's fief. All identical, down to their clothing.
Kaylin Neya is assigned to discover who they were, who killed them-and why. Is the evil lurking at the borders of Elantra preparing to cross over?

At least the investigation delays her meeting with the Dragon Emperor. And as the shadows grow longer over the fiefs, Kaylin must use every skill she's ever learned to save the people she's sworn to protect. Sword in hand, dragons in the sky, this time there's no retreat and no surrender.

My Review:
I love this series. It's freaking amazing, it's got such wonderful characters, and intriguing mysteries/things they need to solve, and it's just so freaking good! I really enjoyed Chaos, I think it's one of the best books in the series, because it has the Devourer/Maker, and a bad guy that didn't know he was bad and let himself be locked up with the other elements...yeah, it was a fantastic book.

So lots of things happen, and some things are set up for the next few books, like Nightshade trading information for the one case that got messed up in Chaos, for Kaylin to got to the West March, which the journey there, and the things that happen during their stay, are the main things that happen in the next 2 books.

Silence was the book that opened up what happened in those 6 months between when she ran from the fief of Nightshade, and Severn, to when she tried to assassinate the Hawklord. And they weren't the best months in her life, where she learned to kill, assassinate, and overall, was just about the worst she could experience. Dealing with all that, and having to go there, yeah, it was not the easiest for Kaylin. But we got to meet a younger Nightshade, before he was Outcaste, and before he took the castle's test in the fief that became his.

Chaos, the whole "different new race is coming and they're being followed by the devourer" thing, and that they wouldn't let the race in if it meant that they would be followed, that really didn't sit well with Kaylin, to the point where her relationship with the Consort soured, and she used the alter that was a good deal of the reason why the palace was built there, the one that is part of the Arkon's horde...yeah, they were lucky that they didn't get caught!!! And she gets the egg, born to human parents, but swiftly became an egg, yeah.

Ruin, we got to learn about the People, or the Norannir, which was pretty great, and then the 8 bodies that show up, and the last one, and bringing back a female dragon, where there'd been none for a long while, and how she knew the Arkon before he became the Arkon, which means it's a title, and I want to know more about it!!! Plus, her and Severn have a sex talk, which was really interesting, because there's mentions of Barren, and Nightshade-the people, not the fiefs. Yep.

Yeah, these were 3 great, amazing books, love them to pieces, can't wait to reread more, and for Cast in Flame to go up on NetGalley!!!

Author: Michelle Sagara
Series: Chronicles of Elantra #4, 5, 6
First Read: August 24th, 24th, 25th, 2013
Read: April 5th, 6th, 6th, 2014
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Books!
Publisher: Luna
Published: January 1st 2009, August 1st 2010, September 20th 2011

Cast in Silence:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Cast in Chaos:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Cast in Ruin:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars