Saturday, December 31, 2016

What I Wanted to Read in 2016

So this year was a little bit crazy, and I tried not to schedule too many books to read in a week, that I wouldn't make anyways. I think I need to pare it down just a little bit more, but yeah, I had a pretty great year, and the weird thing that I have 53 weeks this year! Yep. So here's what I wanted to read in 2016:

Week 53:
Gardenia by Kelsey Sutton, Her Fierce Warrior by Paige Tyler, Her Rogue Alpha by Paige Tyler, Her True Match by Paige Tyler, Lost Girls by Merrie Destefano, Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley, Pretty Fierce by Kieran Scott, The Turn by Kim Harrison

Week 52:
Beastly by Alex Flinn, Lindy's Diary by Alex Flinn, Bewitched by Alex Flinn, Mirrored by Alex Flinn, Beheld by Alex Flinn, Mercury Striking by Rebecca Zanetti, Shadowing Falling by Rebecca Zanetti, Justice Ascending by Rebecca Zanetti, Textovert by Lindsey Summers

Week 51:
Falling for the Girl Next Door by Tera Lynn Childs, A List of Cages by Robin Roe, Sisters of Salt and Iron by Kady Cross, Vigilante by Kady Cross

Week 50:
The Bad Boy Bargain by Kendra C. Highley, The Nerdy and the Dirty by B. T. Gottfred, The Rise of Io by Wesley Chu, The Valiant by Lesley Livingston, Vanquished by S.E. Green

Week 49:
Blood of Wonderland by Coleen Oakes, The Release by Tom Isbell, Santa's Mortuary by Heather Graham, When Irish Eyes Are Haunted by Heather Graham, The Silenced by Heather Graham

Week 48:
Nothing planned!

Week 47:
Alien in the Family by Gini Koch, Crash and Burn by James Rollins, The Seventh Plague by James Rollins, The Midnight Star by Marie Lu, Under Attack by Hannah Jayne

Week 46:
Nothing planned!

Week 45:
The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack, Dark One's Mistress by Aldrea Alien, Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, Pushing Perfect by Michelle Falkoff, Saving Red by Sonya Sones, Stay Gone by Holly Brown, The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby

Week 44:
Cease & Desist by Stephen David Hurley, Death Thieves by Julie Wright, Dreamer's Pool by Juliet Marillier, Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier, Den of Wolves by Juliet Marilllier, Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur, The Girl in the Picture by Alexandra Monir, Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell, Nemesis by Anna Banks, Roomies by Sara Zarr by Tara Altebrando

Week 43:
Alien Tango by Gini Koch, The Betrayed by Heather Graham, The Black Key by Amy Ewing, Dare You by Jennifer Brown, Freedom's Slave by Heather Demetrios, Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch, Immortal Hunter by Kait Ballenger, Midnight Hunter by Kait Ballenger, Inherit the Stars by Tessa Elwood, Just Kill Me by Adam Selzer, The Rose Society by Marie Lu, Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton, Three Truths and a Lie by Brent Hartinger, Under Wraps by Hannah Jayne

Week 42:
The Hexed by Heather Graham, If I Fix You by Abigail Johnson, Leopard's Fury by Christine Feehan, The Row by J.R. Johansson, Unrivaled by Alyson Noel, The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine, A World Without You by Beth Revis

Week 41:
Bluescreen by Dan Wells, The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco, The Capture by Tom Isbell, The Girl from Everywhere by by Heidi Heilig, Queen of Hearts by Coleen Oakes, Remember Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram, Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan, Unplugged by Donna Freitas, Wulfe Untamed by Pamela Palmer, 100 Hours by Rachel Vincent

Week 40:
One Lucky Vampire by Lynsay Sands, Vampire Most Wanted by Lynsay Sands, The Immortal Who Loved Me by Lynsay Sands, About a Vampire by Lynsay Sands, Runaway Vampire by Lynsay Sands, Immortal Nights by Lysnay Sands, Be Still My Vampire Heart by Kerrelyn Sparks, The Undead Next Door by Kerrelyn Sparks, Carrie Pilby by Caren Lissner, The Continent by Keira Drake, Crushed by Eliza Crewe, Crossed by Eliza Crewe, Faithless by Karin Slaughter, A Love Untamed by Pamela Palmer, Touch of the Demon by Diana Rowland

Week 39:
As I Descended by Robin Talley, The Rest Falls Away by Coleen Gleason, Rises the Night by Coleen Gleason, The Bleeding Dusk by Coleen Gleason, The Boy Who Killed Grant Parker by Kat Spears, The Cabin by Natasha Preston, Cold, Cold Heart by Karin Slaughter, Ecstasy Untamed by Pamela Palmer, Girl About Town by Adam Shankman, Mind Games by Heather L. Petty, A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe, The Operator by Kim Harrison, The Possibility of Somewhere by Julia Day, Something In Between by Melissa De La Cruz

Week 38:
Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter, Curse of the Land by Faith Hunter, Blood Games by Chloe Niell, Lucky Break by Chloe Niell, Blood Red Kiss Anthology, The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot, Court of Fives by Kate Elliott, Crimson Twilight by Heather Graham, May Day! by Heather Graham, The Cursed by Heather Graham, Elite by Mercedes Lackey, The Fate of Tearling by Erika Johansen, The Reluctant Vampire by Lynsay Sands, The Gift by Lynsay Sands, Hunger Untamed by Pamela Palmer, If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins, Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson, One Knight Stands by Jocelyn Kelley, Sins of the Demon by Diana Rowland, Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti, Swarm by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti, Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch

Week 37:
Apprentice in Death by J.D. Robb, Through This House by Seanan McGuire, Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire, One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire, In Sea-Salt Tears by Seanan McGuire, Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire, No Sooner Met by Seanan McGuire, Rat-Catcher by Seanan McGuire, Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire, Full of Briars by Seanan McGuire, Never Shines the Sun by Seanan McGuire, Forbid the Sea by Seanan McGuire, The Winter Long by Seanan McGuire, The Fixed Stars by Seanan McGuire, A Red-Rose Chain by Seanan McGuire, Heaps of Pearl by Seanan McGuire, Once Broken Faith by Seanan McGuire, Dreams and Slumbers by Seanan McGuire, Bound by Night by Larissa Ione, Chained by Night by Larissa Ione, Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas, Rapture Untamed by Pamela Palmer

Week 36:
Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews, Wild Embrace by Nalini Singh

Week 35:
Vicarious by Paula Stokes

Week 34:
Day Zero by Kresley Cole, Arcana Rising by Kresley Cole, Avenged by E.E. Cooper, The Flame Never Dies by Rachel Vincent

Week 33:
Be Good, Be Real, Be Crazy by Chelsea Philpot, Betrayals by Kelley Armstrong, The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack, Girls in the Moon by Janet McNally, Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst, Pushing Perfect by Michelle Faloff, The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee

Week 32:
The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson, Dragonmark by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Infinite Risk by Ann Aguire, The Smaller Evil by Stephanie Kuehn, United by Melissa Landers

Week 31:
Nothing Planned!

Week 30:
The Graces by Laure Eve, Replica by Lauren Oliver, Saving Red by Sonya Sones, Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin, The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby

Week 29:
Aerie by Marie Dahvana Headley, The Dark Army by Joseph Delaney, The Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey

Week 28:
Guys Do Not Do Secret Santa by Miranda Kenneally, Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally, Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally, Things I Can't Forget by Miranda Kenneally, Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally, Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally, Jesse's Girl by Miranda Kenneally, Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally, Voice of Gods by Eleanor Herman, Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman, Empire of Dust by Eleanor Herman, The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder, A New Darkness by Joseph Delaney

Week 27:
Escape from Asylum by Madeleine Roux, Asylum by Madeleine Roux, The Scarlets by Madeleine Roux, Sanctum by Madeleine Roux, The Bone Artists by Madeleine Roux, Catacomb by Madeleine Roux, The Warden by Madeleine Roux, Born of Legend by Sherrilyn Kenyon, The King Slayer by Virginia Boecker, My Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand and Jodi Meadows, The Telling by Alexandra Sirowy

Week 26:
Body Shot by Kelly Jamieson, The Continent by Kiera Drake, Hanover House by Brenda Novak, Her Darkest Nightmare by Brenda Novak, Kojiki by Keith Yatsuhashi, Nervernight by Jay Kristoff, One Was Lost by Natalie Richards, The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts

Week 25:
Faithless by Karin Slaughter, The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis, I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen McNeil

Week 24:
The Almost King by Lucy Saxon, Because I Love You by Tori Rigby, Double Play by Kelley Amrstrong, The Gifted Dead by Jenna Black, The Night is Alive by Heather Graham, The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Week 23:
And I Darken by Kiersten White, The Cat King of Havana by Tom Crosshill, Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton, Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown, Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard, Rose & Thorn by Sarah Prineas, Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Week 22:
The Lost & Found by Katrina Leno, What the Dead Want by Norah Olson

Week 21:
The Argent Star by Emerson Fray, Black River Falls by Jeff Hirsch

Week 20:
Girl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond, Girl in the Shadows by Gwenda Bond, A Reckless Promise by Kasey Michaels

Week 19:
Change Places With Me by Lois Metzger, How it Feels to Fly by Kathyrn Holmes, Red Velvet Crush by Christina Meredith, A Season for Fireflies by Rebecca Maizel, Unplugged by Donna Freitas, We Were Never Here by Jennifer Gilmore, Winning by Lara Deloza

Week 18:
Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh, What Happens Now by Jennifer Castle

Week 17:
An Inproper Arrangement by Kasey Michaels, A Scandalous Proposal by Kasey Michaels

Week 16:
Tristan's Escape by Dianna Love, Rogue Belador by Dianna Love

Week 15:
Meet Me Here by Bryan Bliss, No Parking at the End Times by Bryan Bliss

Week 14:
Out of My Mind by Lauren Sabel, Please Don't Tell by Laura Tims, The Season of You & Me by Robin Constantine, Unrivaled by Alyson Noel

Week 13:
Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh, Autofocus by Lauren Gibaldi, Beat of Temptation by Nalini Singh, Whisper of Sin by Nalini Singh, Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh, Even If the Sky Falls by Mia Garcia, Frannie and Tru by Karen Hattrup, How to Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler, Hunt by Rachel Vincent, Lion's Share by Rachel Vincent, If Angels Burn by Lynn Viehl, Kiss of Fire by Deborah Cooke, The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge, A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan, No Life but This by Anna Sheehan, My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul, No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale, Nothing Bad is Going to Happen by Kathleen Hale, The Notorious Pagan Jones by Nina Berry, Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay, Ruins by Dan Wells, These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas, This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab, Traitor Angels by Anne Blankman, True Letters From a Fictional Life by Kenneth Logan, Wanderlove by Jen Malone, With Malice by Eileen Cook

Week 12:
The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye, Incriminated by M.G. Reyes, The Last Time We Were Us by Leah Konen, Lost in Love by Susane Colasanti, Night Speed by Chris Howard, Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes, Unforgiven by Amy Reed, A Walk in the Sun by Michelle Zink, War Hawk by James Rollins and Grant Blackwood

Week 11:
Away We Go by Emil Ostrovski, City Love by Susane Colasanti, Eleven Things I Promised by Catherine Clark, Emancipated by M.G. Reyes, The Fall of Butterflies by Andrea Portes, The Hunt by Megan Sheperd, Invincible by Amy Reed, Spark by Holly Schindler, The Way Back to You by Michelle Andreani & Mindi Scott

Week 10:
Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann, Dark Energy by Robison Wells, Exile by Kevin Emerson, Encore to an Empty Room by Kevin Emerson, Finding Abbey Road by Kevin Emerson, The Marked Girl by Lindsey Klingele, The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight, Ruined by Amy Tintera, 26 Kisses by Anna Michels

Week 9:
Bitter Bite by Jennifer Estep, The Remedy by Suzanne Young, The Epidemic by Suzanne Young, The Recovery by Suzanne Young, Firstlife by Gena Showalter, Flawless by Heather Graham, The Power by Jennifer L. Armentrout, The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski

Week 8:
Between Us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel, A Christmas Kerril by Denise Jaden, Darkbound by Scott Tracey, Down With the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn, The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson, Riders by Veronica Rossi, The Rose Society by Marie Lu, The Secrets of Attraction by Robin Constantine, Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton, Shiny Broken Pieces by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton, The Vengeful Half by Jaclyn Dolamore

Week 7:
Ascending the Boneyard by C.G. Watson, Queen Song by Victoria Aveyard, Steel Scars by Victoria Aveyard, Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard, How Willa Got Her Groove Back by Emily McKay, Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor, Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell

Week 6:
Forbidden by Kimberly Griffiths Little, Banished by Kimberly Griffiths, Behold the Bones by Natalie C. Parker, Human Nature by Eileen Wilks, Blood Magic by Eileen Wilks, Blood Challenge by Eileen Wilks, Death Magic by Eileen Wilks, Human Error by Eileen Wilks, Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb, Dreamology by Lucy Keatin

Week 5:
Beautiful Beloved by Christina Lauren, Beautiful Secret by Christina Lauren, Dirty Deeds by Megan Erickson, Flawed by Cecelia Ahern, Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes, The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heiling, The Girl I Used to Be by April Henry, The Girl in the Woods by Gregg Olsen, Now That She's Gone by Gregg Olsen, The Greatest Zombie Movie by Jeff Strand, Harmony House by Nic Sheff, A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro, Tunnel Vision by Susan Adrian

Week 4:
The Abandoned by Amanda Stevens, The Restorer by Amanda Stevens, The Kingdom by Amanda Stevens, The Prophet by Amanda Stevens, The Visitor by Amanda Stevens, A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes, Burning Kingdoms by Lauren DeStefano, Broken Crowns by Lauren DeStefano, The Capture by Tom Isbell, Dirty Talk by Megan Erickson, Endure by Sara B. Larson, Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning, The Isle by Jordana Frankel, Mermen by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Week 3:
Chasing Power by Sarah Beth Durst, Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst, Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren, Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren, Dirty Thoughts by Megan Erickson, Ensnared by A.G. Howard, Untamed by A.G. Howard, Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs, Gathering Dark by Morgan Rhodes, Life at the Speed of Us by Heather Sappenfield, Mr. Fahrenheit by T. Michael Martin, The Prey by Tom Isbell

Week 2:
The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie, Burn by Elissa Sussman, Defy by Sara B. Larson, The Friends We Keep by Susan Mallery, The Girlfriend Request by Jodie Andrefski, Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen, Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen, Lion Heart by A.C. Gaughen, The Moth in the Mirror by A.G. Howard, Unhinged by A.G. Howard, The Mystery of Hollow Things by Rebecca Podos, Never, Never by Brianna R. Shrum, The Predicteds by Christine Seifert, Prophecy of Shadows by Michelle Madow, Queen by Aimee Carter, Rogue by Julie Kagawa, See How They Run by Ally Carter, Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton, The Truth by Jeffry W. Johnston, Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Week 1:
All Fall Down by Ally Carter, Assassin's Heart by Sarah Ahiers, Beautiful Redemption by Jamie McGuire, Captive by Aimee Carter, Daughters of Ruin by K.D. Castner, Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein, The Next Forever by Lisa Burstein, Dear Cassie by Lisa Burstein, A Drop of Night by Stefan Backmann, The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Freeze Warning by Susan Krinard, Mist by Susan Krinard, Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan, Talon by Julie Kagawa, Tragedy Girl by Christine Hurley Deriso, Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout, You Were Here by Cori McCarthy, Zodiac by Romina Russell

2016 Reviews

Week 53 Review: Alien Research

From Goodreads:
When rumors of a new super-drug surface, the FBI comes to Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini for help. It becomes quickly apparent that the drug is merely the tip of a deadly iceberg and a much more insidious plan is underway involving Titan Security, Gaultier Enterprises, and YatesCorp.

As newly discovered A-Cs and hybrids begin to surface, each with expanded and deadly talents, more and more signs point to a new evil genius who's using the A-Cs and their enemies both as guinea pigs. Then Area 51 and the Dulce Science Center go silent while Alpha Team, Airborne, and most of the worldwide A-C Security team are there for training. And if that's not bad enough, Centaurion Division is hit with more bad, and deadly, news: Chernobog the Ultimate, isn't a hacker myth, he's a real person -- and he's on the bad guys' side.

Now Kitty and company must find the real Dr. Feelgood and stop him or her before the latest version of Surcenthumain hits the streets and more people they love are harmed, or worse. But when the inconceivable happens, Kitty's focused on two things only: reviving the ACE entity before their enemies realize Earth's best protection isn’t actually active…and revenge.

My Review:
This was another fantastic book in this series! So much happens in this book, and not a lot of it good, but there were a few discoveries! Plus a few creepy things! All in all, an amazing installment in this wonderful series, and I can't wait to read more!

In this book, they took a whole bunch of punches! First there was losing contact with so many of the group! And then it was Michael and his Poof's death. Then Gladys sacrificed herself. And then there was Naomi, who left and can't come back because of her choices. And this is all in a week! Not fun!

This book was like a blast from the past-there was less political maneuvering, and more fighting the bad guys. Which was great, both for nostalgia, and for switching things up and keeping things interesting! Plus, it was the required response to the bad guys moves! So awesome!

Like Alien Vs. Alien, this book changed the world. This is the first book to really take named character away from us and the group, and so many at that. We also got some new ones, and ACE came back! So yeah, I'm interested in group dynamic in the future!

So there are a few threads hanging. Like, where is the General Hammy? Who is the Mastermind? What's the situation with Chernobog and the A-C's data? And the teenaged clones of Reid and LaRue? And did I miss something, or is Kitty still technically in charge of everyone at the end of the book, or did that stop once Reader and the rest of Alpha and Airborne were OK? Yeah, lots of questions, and lots to play around with in future books!

Absolutely loved reading this book, it was absolutely amazing, and I can't wait to read more of this series!

Author: Gini Koch
Series: Katherine "Kitty" Katt #8
Read: December 30th, 2016
Reason Why: Love her writing and this series! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book!
Publisher: Daw
Published: December 3rd 2013
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 53 Review: The Turn

From Goodreads:
#1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison returns to her beloved Hollows series with The Turn, the official prequel to the series that will introduce fans and readers to a whole new side of Rachel Morgan's world as they've never seen it before!

Can science save us when all else fails?

Trisk and her hated rival, Kalamack, have the same goal: save their species from extinction.

Death comes in the guise of hope when a genetically modified tomato created to feed the world combines with the government's new tactical virus, giving it an unexpected host and a mode of transport. Plague takes the world, giving the paranormal species an uncomfortable choice to stay hidden and allow humanity to die, or to show themselves in a bid to save them.

Under accusations of scientific misconduct, Trisk and Kal flee across a plague torn United States to convince leaders of the major paranormal species to save their supposedly weaker kin, but not everyone thinks humanity should be saved.

Kal surreptitiously works against her as Trisk fights the prejudices of two societies to prove that not only does humanity have something to offer, but that long-accepted beliefs against women, dark magic, and humanity itself can turn to understanding; that when people are at their worst that the best show their true strength, and that love can hold the world together as a new balance is found.

My Review:
It was really fantastic to read this book! I almost wish that there could've been a different ending to this all, not in the whole virus/plague thing, but in how the characters end up! Though I wouldn't mind another prequel because I think this solves some mysteries, but not all, and I don't want things to end here! Also, I hope I don't spoil!

The great thing about this book, was the characters who are in the rest of the series-Quen, Al, Kataka, Piscary. Because this is the same series, it's just 40 or so years earlier with old-fashioned ideas about women, and the long-lived characters were alive during both! Loved it!

Trent's dad was an asshole. Like, a huge one. I thought that he would grow up, but no, he continued to do the wrong thing. I almost wanted him to be killed, and someone pretend to be him. Because that honestly would've given Trent a better father! Because yeah, most of the bad things in this book can be laid at his feet! The only good things from him were Trent, the Inderlanders coming out, and the drug to be used for vampires. Yeah. Nothing else!

It was strange in a way, to read this book, because both Trisk and Kal were dead in Dead Witch Walking. And the world is completely different, because a) the T4 angel tomato, created by Trisk, hadn't been infected by the virus, the human population hadn't been decimated, and the Inderlanders weren't out. But it was really interesting seeing the roles that Trent's parents played in the whole thing, even if his dad's was a horrible one!

Loved reading this book, it was so fantastic, and I would love another prequel!

Author: Kim Harrison
Series: The Hollows #0.1
Read: December 28th, 2016
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Love her books, and it's a Historical Fiction 2016 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Gallery Books
Expected Publication: February 7th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 53 Reviews: Mercury Striking, Shadow Falling, Justice Ascending

From Goodreads:
With nothing but rumors to lead her, Lynne Harmony has trekked across a nightmare landscape to find one man—a mysterious, damaged legend who protects the weak and leads the strong. He's more than muscle and firepower—and in post-plague L.A., he's her only hope. As the one woman who could cure the disease, Lynne is the single most volatile—and vulnerable—creature in this new and ruthless world. But face to face with Jax Mercury…

Danger has never looked quite so delicious…

From Goodreads:
Before the Scorpius Syndrome tore through North America and nearly wiped out the population, Vivienne Wellington was the FBI's best profiler. The bacteria got her anyway. But she survived. She recovered. And when she woke up from a drug-nightmare of captivity, her skills as a hunter of men had gone from merely brilliant to full-on uncanny. 

Her mysterious rescuer wants her to put them to the test. But no matter how tempting he is, with his angel's eyes and devil's tongue, Vinnie knows she shouldn’t trust him.

If the FBI were still around they would rate Raze Shadow as one of the bad guys. His military training can't wipe out his association with the Mercenaries, the most feared gang in a thousand miles. His loyalties are compromised. He won't even tell Vinnie his real name. But there's no FBI in the new America of fear and firepower, only instinct and risk. And the way his arms wrap around Vinnie tells its own story. Whatever else Raze is concealing, he can't hide his desire . . .

From Goodreads:
Before surviving the Scorpius bacterium, Tace Justice was a good ole Texas cowboy who served his country and loved his mama. After Scorpius, the world became dark, dangerous, and deadly... and so did he. The Vanguard medic is stronger, faster, and smarter than before, but he's lost the line between right and wrong. His passion is absolute, and when he focuses it on one woman, there's no turning back for either of them.

Sami Steel has been fighting to survive right alongside Tace, convincing the Vanguard soldiers she's one of them. In truth, Sami is a former hacker turned government agent who worked at The Bunker, where scientists stored both contaminants and cures. Only she knows the location, and she's not telling. Yet when sexual fire explodes between her and Tace, she'll face even that hell again to save him. 

My Review:
Absolutely loved reading these books! The short story in On the Hunt have us a look at what the world was like during the initial outbreak of Scorpius, but then these books start off when the world has been decimated, and there are more survivors than uninfected people out there!

There was a quote in Justice, "Loss had become a constant in the post-Scorpius world" which showcases how violent things have become-and something about these men and women who were surviving! Loved it!

I loved how these books were interlocked! One book lead to another, and the conflict kept becoming more and more, in what it was threatening, and how it was being threatening! What with the President being a Ripper and how there's not much of a country left, and trying to cure or at least survive as a species with Scorpius! It was just so fantastic!

These alpha guys do things that are kinda frowned in society today. But in this world, society has basically crumbled, so things are different! I wouldn't want some of what they do, but I'd like the rest! Because these guys are very strong and passionate!

I can't wait for another book or 3, because there's now 3 different potential future couples and stories! And hopefully pulling in Nora and Deacan in, because they've only been mentioned in these 3 books!

Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Series: The Scorpius Syndrome #1, 2, 3
Read: December 26th, 26th, 27th, 2016
Source:, NetGalley
Reason Why: Sounded really great! And they're 2016 Dystopia Books and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Books!
Publisher: Zebra
Published: January 26th 2016, August 30th 2016
Expected Publication: January 31st 2017

Mercury Striking:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Shadow Falling:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Justice Ascending:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 53 Review: Blood Lust

From Goodreads:
Blessed and cursed by their hidden abilities, the Sentinels have no choice but to live, and love, on the edge of humanity…

The Sentinel assassin, Bas, is facing the greatest challenge of his outcast existence. His young daughter, Molly, has been kidnapped. But her disappearance has brought the return of her mother, Myst, whom Bas has never forgotten--or forgiven. 

Haunted by a vision that she's destined to create a weapon that will destroy thousands, Myst was never impulsive--until she met the irresistibly handsome Bas. But with the Brotherhood, the enemy of the high-bloods hunting for her, Myst had to stay on the run, to keep her child, and the world, safe. Now, with the most important thing in both their lives at stake, she and Bas must embark on a treacherous journey to save Molly, to confront the truth of Myst's fate--and to face their fierce desire for one another. 

My Review:
Yeah, this book was so fantastic! I really hope that we get a 4th book, and more, because I really enjoy this world, it's really fantastic to read about! Also, having Myst and Bas as leads was really intriguing to read about!

We knew the whole time why Myst did what she did. But Bas didn't, and he understandably, didn't want Myst around their daughter. But as the truth came out, he came around to her side! It went quicker than I thought it would, but it was so great to read!

After Blood Assassin, it was great to be in the mind of Bas, and get his story, and Myst, who we did meet in Born in Blood! They were so fantastic together, a lot of sparks were flying, and of course, they did have Molly so that added so much more, because she was so loveable!

I kinda figured out what was going to happen, after all, Myst gaining the ability to communicate via mind with Molly after giving birth, combined with the discovery that Molly ignited dormant abilities in people, made me think that she was the weapon that Myst would create. So yeah, glad how that all worked out!

This was a really wonderful book, and I hope we get more in this series, 3 books and 2 short stories just simply isn't enough time in this world!

Author: Alexandra Ivy
Series: The Sentinel #3
Read: December 24th, 2016
Reason Why: Sounded really great! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book!
Publisher: Zebra
Published: May 31st 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 53 Review: Shadows Strike

From Goodreads:
The Immortal Guardians protect the innocent in secret. Sometimes the secret gets out...

U.S. law enforcement agent Heather Lane can read minds. But not the future. The dream of battle and blood that recurs every night must be a fluke, some obscure terror from her own mind. What its significance might be, she can't guess: an attack from seven psychotic vampires at once, only separated from nightmare by an eighth very different immortal. A handsome, brave man fighting at her side, a man she misses when she wakes.

Then the dream comes true. Heather is flung into a war between predators and protectors of humanity, the man from her dreams beside her again. Except now that she's awake, she isn't sure she can trust Ethan, or the shadow organization he represents. The U.S. military doesn't trust either of them. But against an onslaught of evil like the one that's coming, it will take everything they have just to survive...

My Review:
I'm so glad that I read this series so close together. I do kinda wish that it was longer, but we're hopefully getting the 7th book in the coming summer, so there's that! This series has just kept getting better and better, and the bad guys worse and worse and harder to take down!

There was a lot going on in this book! Like, why Heather was having dreams of the future when her talent was reading minds. And who did that to her. And there's the hunt for the Other who wants to jump start the apocalypse!

Now, I really want the proof/evidence that convinced the Others that interference with the world will bring about its and their downfall. What with the whole, they have to chose a side, like now, between Seth and the Immortal Guardians, trying to save everybody, or the bad guys who want destruction. Yeah. I think that evidence might be something we should know!

I really enjoyed Heather and Ethan together, he's one of the youngest Immortal Guardians, and I think he was the youngest in the series that wasn't changed into one in the series. They made an awesome couple, and I loved reading about them!

This series is so fantastic and I can't wait for Summer 2017 and Aidan's book!

Author: Dianne Duvall
Series: Immortal Guardians #6
Read: December 24th, 2016
Reason Why: Love this series and her writing, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book!
Publisher: Zebra
Published: August 25th 2015
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Week 53 Reviews: Her Fierce Warrior, Kidnapping in the Black Hills, Her Rogue Alpha, Her True Match, An X-Ops Christmas

From Goodreads:
The woman tensed. As anger and fear ricocheted across her face, her eyes changed from red to green to brown in a dizzying display like nothing he'd ever seen.

Every instinct in Angelo's body screamed at him to lunge for his weapon. Instead he set his feet for impact, blocking her slashing claws. Unbelievably, after a few moments of struggling, she went still, all the fight gone...

Minka isn't sure she should trust the sexy Special Forces soldier who found her. Subjected to horrors, on the run from scientists set on locking her in a cage, Minka is terrified of the monster she's becoming...and somehow, Angelo is the only one who can calm the beast inside her and make her feel safe.

But can she trust the way he makes her feel when she's not even sure she can trust herself?

From Goodreads:
I'm sharing an **exclusive** FREE X-OPS short story with my newsletter subscribers to celebrate the release of HER ROGUE ALPHA, Book 5 in the X-OPS Series.

The story features the Angelo and Minka, the Special Forces hero and feline shifter heroine from HER FIERCE WARRIOR (X-OPS 4)

From Goodreads:
Former Special Forces Lieutenant Jayson Harmon can't believe that his war scars don't matter to beautiful feline shifter Layla Halliwell. Why would she saddle herself with a broken man?

But Layla knows that Jayson is a hero to the core, and that only she can heal his wounded soul. So when Jayson is deployed on another deadly mission, no way is Layla staying behind...

From Goodreads:
After a long game of cat-and-mouse

Feline shifter Dreya Clark picks the wrong penthouse to rob and ends up arrested by sexy detective Braden Hayes. But Braden isn't the only one who's been watching the cat burglar. Agents from the Department of Covert Operations swoop in to offer her a deal. If she wants to stay out of jail, she'll have to work with them—and pair up with the hot cop. Great.

Danger throws this unlikely pair together

Braden isn't thrilled about the DCO meddling in his investigation. He's been chasing Dreya for years. Thrown together on a dangerous covert mission, fur flies and temperatures flare. But when danger closes in on them, their game of cat and mouse turns deadly-serious, and they'll have to rely on each other to make it out alive.

From Goodreads:
Clayne Goes Shopping on Black Friday, The DCO Christmas Party, and Danica and Clayne's First Christmas.

My Review:

Author: Paige Tyler
Series: X-Ops #4, 4.5, 5, 6, 6.5
Source:, NetGalley
Reason Why: I got Her True Match from NetGalley, so I had to read the whole series!
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published: March 1st 2016, September 2016, September 6th 2016, 2014
Expected Publication: March 7th 2017

Her Fierce Warrior:
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars

Kidnapping in the Black Hills:
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars

Her Rogue Alpha:
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars

Her True Match:
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars

An X-Ops Christmas:
/5 Hearts
/5 Books
/5 Stars

Friday, December 30, 2016

Follow Friday #268, December 30th

Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Follow Friday is hosted by 2 hosts, Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs! For more rules and how to participate, visit one of the hosts. Now for this week's question:

The Post Prompt: What blurbs do you feel are wrong or misleading?

None, because I don't read them! I did participate in a blogging meme with blurbs, but that was years ago, and now I don't read them, and I only really see them if it's from an author that I enjoy, which just makes me want to read the book more! What about you guys? Happy reading!

Also, I'm featured this week! *waves!* I'm friendly!




Any or all. I'm not too picky, there's options!