Friday, January 11, 2013

Book Club Friday!

Hey y'all,

I hope that your weeks have all been well! I have already read 2 books toward my goal of 113, three if you are like Goodreads and count Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible. So here we go:

Sherrilyn Kenyon's Born of Shadows
 This is the 4th of the League Series. I actually re-read Born of Ice on New Year's Day as a refresher. The book is described as:

In a world where the League and its assassins rule, where betrayal and treachery are everywhere . . . the only survivors are those ones who are . . .


For Caillen Dagan, a defiant soldier of fortune, survival isn't a right, it's a brutal daily battle. Moving through the Ichidaian universe like a wraith, his brushes with the law and death are legendary. But when an act of rare heroism reveals his hidden birthright, he's forced into a world much more dangerous and cold-hearted than the bloody streets where he was raised-one of obscene wealth and lethal politics.

Ferocious and determined, Desideria serves as an official bodyguard for her queen. Born of questionable genetics, she will do anything to prove herself worthy of the weapons she carries and the position she's won by combat. But when she uncovers a ruthless plot to assassinate the queen and overthrow her country's government, Desideria is caught in the crosshairs.

With assassination contracts out on both of them, Caillen and Desideria must learn to fight together or die alone. And if they fail, their governments will fall into the hands of an unimaginable evil.

My Thoughts:
I loved the story behind Caillen especially after meeting his family members in the other books. However, I did not love the jump back in time. This story takes place a few years after the first two books, Born of Night and Born of Fire. Born of Ice jumps forward in time so I feel that this book should truly be labeled as the third book in the series. I did love the story though and thought it was great.

Carrie Jones' Captivate
The second in the Need series described as:
He smiles. It's a wicked smile. Kind but not kind. Handsome but dangerous. Feral almost. I can see why Nick nearly killed him, Nick...
I ask again, "Why were you in the road?"
"I was waiting for you."

Zara and her friends thought they'd solved the pixie problem. And they did - sort of. The pixie's are all locked away, deep in the woods. But the king's needs grow stronger each day that he is in captivity, while his control over his people weakens. And it's enough to draw a new king into town. Astley claims he is different. He claims there are pixies who can live peacefully with humans, that it doesn't have to be all violence and nastiness all the time. Zara wants to believe him...until Astley also claims that she is fated to be his queen.

There is no way Zara would ever turn pixie. And she's got good friends who will make sure of that. Besides, she and Nick are so in love they're practically inseparable. But when they very thing Zara wants to protect most is exactly what's at risk, she is forced to make choices she never imagined....
My Thoughts:
I actually enjoyed this book much more than Need. The story picks up roughly at the same point Need ends and continues the journey and discovery of what pixies are in connection to Zara (a half-human half-pixie highschooler).
John Green's The Fault in Our Stars is up next!

What have you been reading so far this year?
Peace and Blessings,


  1. I can't wait to hear what you think about The Fault In Our Stars! I read it right before Christmas and it was amazing!

  2. i read The Fault in Our Stars a few weeks ago... so good!


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