Pre-orders I'm Exited About

Dead in the Family (A Sookie Stackhouse Novel) - Charlaine Harris - May 14, 2010
Burned (House of Night Novel) - P. C. Cast - April 27, 2010
Shades of Midnight (Midnight Breed) - Lara Adrian - December 29, 2009
The Endless Forest - Sara Donati - January 19, 2010

Her Fearful Symmetry

I began this book expecting it to be similar to Time Traveler's Wife - It wasn't even close.

The author Audrey Niffengger's writing style from Time Traveler's Wife was not present here, nor was the emotional love story, but her in-depth descriptions were definitely in full swing. Her Fearful Symmetry was enthralling from start to finish and extremely suspenseful. I honestly wanted to try and finish it on the first night, which wouldn't have been an easy task since it is just over 400 pages. The characters were extraordinarily well developed and I developed a bond with each one of them by the end of the novel. My only qualms about the book were the fact that the main characters (twins) were immensely immature despite their ages (which made it relatively unbelievable and unrealistic for me) since kids grow up so quickly now a days (which had me confused and thinking it was set in the 1920s for a while instead of the 2000's). I suppose that was intentional since it is partially meant as a coming of age story but it bothered me none the less. Overall; well written, imaginative, and a truly unforgettable book! Highly recommended. 4/5 Stars

Lucinda series by Sunny

So, I just finished Lucinda, Darkly and Lucinda, Dangerously by Sunny this past weekned. Having had already read her first series about the Monre princess Mona Lisa (which I LOVED), I was super excited to read these. They are independent of the Mona Lisa series but do of course have several tie-ins.

I enjoyed the books although not nearly as much as the Mona Lisa series for several reasons: The main character Lucinda isn't as likable as Mona Lisa but I guess that is to be expected since she is a Demon. The series isn't as sexy nor is the plot line as suspenseful but overall they were well worth the read. 3.5/5 stars

Makes for a satisfying weekend

One of my favorite authors, J. R. Ward released the first of her new series on Tuesday. I didn't waste any time and picked up a copy to read this weekend. Luckily, it was released in paperback and didn't do too much damage to my checkbook.

Covet is a great start to a new series although not as intense as the Black Dagger Brotherhood books, not yet anyway. The characters are well developed and the main character Jim has been set up to take a starring role in what looks to be another 6 books.

I definitely recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of J.R. Ward, Laurell K. Hamilton, Sunny, Christina Dodd or Lara Leigh.
4/5 Stars

So excited!

Picked up a few little things today... Can't wait to set aside some reading time. These should make for a very enjoyable weekend.

Upcoming books of interest:


Cleopatra's Daughter - Michelle Moran - 9.22
An Echo in the Bone - Diana Gabladon - 9.22
Elphame's Choice - P.C. Cast - 9.29
Frostbitten (Women of the Otherworld, Book 10) - Kelly Armstrong - 9.29
Covet - J.R. Ward - 9.29
Dark Curse - Christine Feehan - 9.29
Also out this month:
Avett Brothers - I And Love And You - 9.29

The Avenger - P. C. Cast - 10.1
Vampires - Joules Taylor - 10.1 
The Renegade Hunter - Lynsay Sands - 10.1
The Real Witches Kitchen - Kate West - 10.1
The Vampire Seduction Handbook - 10.1
The Everafter - Amy Huntley - 10.1
Fire - Kristin Cashore - 10.6 (Fantasy author of Graceling)
A Touch of Dead - Charlaine Harris - 10.6
New Moon Movie Companion - 10.6
Hex in High Heels - Linda Wisdom - 10.6
Lucinda, Dangerously - Sunny - 10.6
The Van Allen Legacy (Blue Bloods, book 4) - Melissa De La Cruz - 10.6
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte - 10/6 (with new Twilight inspired cover)
Vampire Academy Boxed Set - 10.13
Deep Kiss of Winter - Kresley Cole - 10.13
A New Dawn - Ellen Hopkins - 10.20 (Various authors perspective on Twilight)
How to Catch and Keep a Vampire - Diana Lawrence - 10.23
Tempted - P. C. Cast -10.27

Secrets of the Highlander

'Megan MacKeage escaped the smothering protectiveness of the Highland MacKeage clan to work as a scientist on the Canadian tundra. But when fellow researcher Wayne Ferris breaks her heart by rejecting her, Megan returns to Maine alone.... Then she meets the town's new police chief, Jack Stone -- the man she knew as Wayne Ferris. Instead of the quiet scholar he posed as, he's an aggressive private eye who's willing to fight for what he wants, just like all the overbearing men in her clan. So why is Megan still feeling a dangerous attraction? And though Jack claims he followed her here because he loves her, can she ever trust a man with so many secrets?" - Amazon

• Secrets of The Highlander is the last book of the Highlander series by Janet Chapman. I finished it last night and am honestly sad to see the series end. The characters were fun and relatable and the stories they told were heartwarming, suspenseful, and well developed. 4/5 stars

You know you love books when...

You know you love books when... You take pictures of the displays at the bookstore.

Picked up my books and tickets to the book signing!!