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review 2019-01-14 16:29
not quite as good as book one
Forged Decisions (Tribal Spirits #2) - Katherine McIntyre
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book. This is book two in the Tribal Spirits series, but you don't need to have read book one: Forged Alliances, for this one to make sense. It would HELP, but not totally necessary. Finn is beta to the Red Rock pack, but is restless since his Alpha, Sierra, mated Dax, Alpha of the Silver Springs pack. The Tribe are in town to bles their union, and Navi takes advantage of Finn's local knowledge to crack a drug smuggling ring. The more they work together, the more the attraction builds, and soon neither can deny it. When Finn's past comes crashing down around him and clashes with Navi's mission, will she let him have the revenge he so desperately needs? Will Finn be able to walk away from Navi, when her mission is done, now she holds his heart?? I LOVED book one, loved it, and looked forward to reading this one. But while still a very VERY good read, it doesn't quite hit *THAT* spot that Forged Alliances does. And *insert wailing* I don't know why! And ya'll know how much the drives me nuts! Finn and Navi had that one night together, after Dax gets his pack back, and it plays on both their minds. They are both profoundly affected by that night and the passion they shared simmers along for the first half of the book. They fight it, oh BOY do they fight it, but it really is inevitable, working in close quarters, that they will give in. It is just a matter of when. Finn is dealing with some emotional baggage, after his parents death when he was a child and the restless feeling he has been carrying for the last month. Navi too, but hers is different. Being raised as Tribe from a very young age, she had no childhood, she has no attachments save the other Tribe members. She cannot have a mate, since she has to leave all the time. Yes, she has a powerful panther spirit within her, and she can control water, but once, just once, she wants someone who sees Navi the WOMAN, rather than Navi of The Tribe. And by god, does Finn SEE Navi the woman! Loved that, while it broke her to ask the words of Finn, she does. The next book is laid out very nicely, thank you, and I suspect that might be more of an emotionally difficult read, given what Raven goes through here, and with the hints to her past. A really good read, just not as good as book one, so... 4 solid stars **same worded review will appear elsewhere**

 

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review 2019-01-14 15:46
a beauitful and fitting end
One Day (Nights Series #9) - A.M. Salinger
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book. This is the final book, book NINE in the Nights Series, and to get the full enjoyment of this one, you really MUST at least read book one: One Night, and book three: Tokyo Heat. I would STRONGLY recommend you read them all, though! Not least because I said so, but they are rather awesome and I am really sad to see the end of this group of people! Gabe and Cam are planning their wedding and Ethan is in charge of their joint stag/bachelor party. He pulls that off beautifully! There are a few surprises, a trip across the globe to see family, and so much love, between each couple, not just Gabe and Cam, my sister would say "please pass the bucket" and make retching noises! Each coupe have a *scene* in this book, but the emphasis is on Gabe and Cam and the run up to the wedding. After Cam ran when Gabe said those three little words, I wasn't sure they would get this far, but as the first couple in this series, it's only right and proper that they be the first to tie the knot. Each scene is hawt and sexy and well written. Each person in the pairing has a say so we get each and every thought these people have, as they begin the wedding celebrations the week before. Ethan's planning is brilliant and how he manages to keep it a secret from everyone, especially Joe, is beyond me! I loved what Gabe and Ethan did for Cam and Joe and I hated Gabe's family for what they did to him, but they DO redeem themselves, so were somewhat forgiven, but not totally! But the bit that got me?? The vows between Gabe and Cam. Bear in mind, I started this book at 215am, cos I couldn't sleep, I did not stop til 430 when I finished. And I bawled my bloody eyes out! So much so, I woke the teenager up in the other room! I mean, the love between these two guys, between EACH couple really, jumps off the page and slaps you about the face so much! Hence the "warm and fuzzies", AND "too stinking cute", along with the "fan yourself, its a hot one" tag! I don't think I have any other warm and fuzzies on the fan yourself shelf, but then again, Gabe and Cam were the founder members of the fan yourself shelf! The epilogue is rather awesome, and I pray to every deity and god known to man, and then some, that Ms Salinger will write a followup to this series, and call it One More Day! You'll see what I mean when you read that epilogue! While it's always sad to see a series end, it's made a little bit less sad when it has such a beautiful and fitting end. Thank you, Ms Salinger, for introducing me to your people, thank you, indeed, for stepping away from your usual fare and writing about them! I loved them all, but Gabe and Cam will always be my favourites. 5 full and shiny stars **same worded review will appear elsewhere**

 

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review 2019-01-14 11:15
My most anticipated reading of 2019 - Book 5 of the Jane Hawk series by Dean Koontz
The Night Window - Dean Koontz

Series : Jane Hawk
Completed
Books in Series:
1: The Silent Corner
2:The Whispering Room
3:The Crooked Staircase
4:The Forbidden Door
5:The Night Window
Author: Dean Koontz
Genre:adult thriller
pages: 432
Publisher: Bantam
Publication: May 14,2019
authors web: https://www.deankoontz.com/
Type of book : Netgalley ARC

Book synopsis
1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz brings Jane Hawk's one-woman war to an explosive climax as the rogue FBI agent wages her final battle against a terrifying conspiracy--for vengeance, for justice, and for humanity's freedom.

"Jane Hawk is arguably the best character Koontz has created. Simply put, wow."--Associated Press

Groundbreaking, wholly involving, eerily prescient and terrifyingly topical, Dean Koontz's Jane Hawk series sets a new standard for contemporary thrillers. Since her sensational debut in The Silent Corner, readers have been riveted by Jane Hawk's resolute quest to take down the influential architects of an accelerating operation to control every level of society via an army of mind-altered citizens. At first, only Jane stood against the "Arcadian" conspirators, but slowly others have emerged to stand with her, even as there are troubling signs that the "adjusted" people are beginning to spin viciously out of control. Now, in the thrilling, climactic showdown that will decide America's future, Jane will require all her resources--and more--as she confronts those at the malevolent, impregnable center of power.

My thoughts :
rating: 5 stars all the way 
Would I re read this series : a big yes
Its one of my all time series by him
Would I recommended this series : a big yes
Is this a series you have to read in order : yes 
What would I tell someone who only read the first book: Don't give up on it , the series keeps getting better with each book 

While this is the finial book to the series its the best one out of all of them and I've read and reviewed the hole series since it came out, it does tell you more of a back story about who and what is going on, and you see more of them in action and trying to stop Jane from stopping them and letting the truth be know, you also get to meet new characters that will become favorite ones as well. This series is well written and has non stop action though out it, and it has never let me down ,ever. It pulls you in to the story and won't let go, its also not for the faint of heart and I do have to put out there a trigger warning for those that sensitive , but over all the series is still a great one to read. As your reading it you find out more about Jane and her past as well, and like I said this a stunning conclusion of the Jane Hawk books and you have to read it! , If you love his books then series is a must read. With that said I want to thank Netgalley and the publishers for letting read and review it ,in a change for my honest opinion ,also this was my must anticipated read for 2019 .

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text 2019-01-13 00:18
Reading progress update: I've read 50%.
 The Song of Achilles: A Novel - Madeline Miller

The tragedy, of course, is that we know where all this is headed; and by now, so do our protagonists. And still they sail, and still we harbor some hope...

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text 2019-01-11 17:07
Reading progress update: I've read 41%.
 The Song of Achilles: A Novel - Madeline Miller

Odysseus is pure gold.

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