Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Best book of September...

And the winner is...well, no need to be redundant :) I don't usually care for books about the Fae/Fairies/Faery/etc. In nearly every book in which they are present, they are almost always the most devious, the most terrifyingly beautiful, and the most malevolent. Give me a werewolf anyday :) However, there are exceptions and this new series by this new author rocked my...brain. I liked the main character, October Daye, and I felt deeply sorry for her (once you discover what happened to her I think you will too). But, by the time I finished this book, I respected her and am in anxious anticipation for the next one, A Local Habitation, due out early March 2010. I definitely can't wait to see happens with Tybalt, the Cat King.

Rosemary and Rue just beat Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead as my favorite read for the month. Also a new author for me, I was pleasantly surprised by this book and I loved Georgina Kincaid, the aforementioned succubus. I don't usually buy trade paperbacks brand new and I went and ordered the next two in the series from amazon. The lesson to be learned from this series is: never judge a book by its cover :)

Books Read in September '09

Secret Life of a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks (B)
All I Want For Christmas is a Vampire
by Kerrelyn Sparks (B+)
When Darkness Comes
by Alexandra Ivy (B+)
Beyond the Pale
by Savannah Russe (dnf)
If Angels Burn
by Lynn Viehl (B-)
Succubus Blues
by Richelle Mead (A)
Dark Protector
by Alexis Morgan (B)
Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs
by Molly Harper (A-)
Rosemary and Rue
by Seanan McGuire (A)
Mark of the Demon
by Diana Rowland (A-)
Bloody Awful
by Georgia Evans (B)
Vicious Circle
by Linda Robertson (B)
Ravenous: The Dark Forgotten
by Sharon Ashwood (B)
by C. J. Barry (B+)
Drawn Into Darkness
by Annette McCleave (B)
Run to Me
by Christy Reece (B)
Wait Until Midnight
by Amanda Quick (B)
Return to Me
by Christy Reece (A)
Rescue Me
by Christy Reece (A)
In Twilight's Shadow
by Patti O'Shea (B)
This Duchess of Mine
by Eloisa James (B)
Bet Me
by Jennifer Crusie (A)
A Duke of Her Own
by Eloisa James (A-)
Atlantis Unmasked
by Alyssa Day (B+)
Cloud Watcher
by Lilith Saintcrow (B+)
Fire Watcher
by Lilith Saintcrow (B+)
Storm Watcher
by Lilith Saintcrow (B+)
What a Scoundrel Wants
by Carrie Lofty (B+)
Highland Scandal
by Julia London (A)
The Book of Scandal
by Julia London (A)
Awaken Me Darkly
by Gena Showalter (B+)
Ghost Moon
by Rebecca York (B)
New Moon
by Rebecca York (B-)
Shadow of the Moon
by Rebecca York (C+)
Crimson Moon
by Rebecca York (C+)
Witching Moon
by Rebecca York (B)
Edge of the Moon
by Rebecca York (B-)
Killing Moon
by Rebecca York (B)
The Last Suppers
by Diane Mott Davidson (A)

(September total: 38, 2009 total: 343)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Best Book Read in August 2009

We have a tie: I can't decide between Loretta Chase's Lord of Scoundrels and Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver. Both books were excellent examples of their genres and both elicited laughs and sniffles. Bravo ladies :)

Friday, September 11, 2009


I'm writing this post so that my friends and others from my book-related websites may see this and blow a big fat raspberry at all the literary snobs out there who think romance novels are not legitimate fiction. Admittedly, I don't keep up with newspapers and I don't even read my local paper but I ran across THIS on Julia Quinn's website and it made me want to run out and buy Eloisa James's books. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Books Read in August '09

Loving a Lost Lord by Mary Jo Putney (A-)
The Cursed One
by Ronda Thompson (A-)
The Untamed One
by Ronda Thompson (B+)
The Dark One
by Ronda Thompson (A-)
Sea Witch
by Virginia Kantra (B)
Atlantis Unleashed
by Alyssa Day (B)
In the Midnight Hour
by Patti O'Shea (B+)
The Dream Thief
by Shana Abe (B)
The Smoke Thief
by Shana Abe (A)
The Vampire's Bride
by Gena Showalter (B+)
The Nymph King
by Gena Showalter (B-)
Jewel of Atlantis
by Gena Showalter (B)
Heart of the Dragon
by Gena Showalter (B)
Branded by Fire
by Nalini Singh (A-)
Hostage to Pleasure
by Nalini Singh (A-)
Mine to Possess
by Nalini Singh (A-)
Dark Watcher
by Lilith Saintcrow (B+)
Holding Out For a Hero
by Ana Leigh (B+)
One Night With a Sweet-Talking Man
by Ana Leigh (B)
Dead Men's Boots
by Mike Carey (paused)
Vicious Circle
by Mike Carey (A-)
by Maggie Stiefvater (A)
Lord of Scoundrels
by Loretta Chase (A)
Instant Gratification
by Jill Shalvis (B+)
Mortal Path: Dark Time, Book 1
by Dakota Banks (dnf)
Touch of the Wolf
by Susan Krinard (A-)
To Tame a Wolf
by Susan Krinard (B)
by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (B)
His Boots Under Her Bed
by Ana Leigh (B)
The Lawman Said "I Do"
by Ana Leigh (B)
To Catch a Wolf
by Susan Krinard (B-)
(anthology) (B)
Goddess of the Hunt
by Tessa Dare (B)
The Shadow and the Star by Laura Kinsale (C)
Over My Dead Body by Michele Bardsley (B-)
You're the One That I Haunt by Terri Garey (B+)
The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson (A)

(August total: 35*, 2009 total: 305)
DNF don't count and neither does "paused"