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review 2017-12-10 02:49
The Sweetest Burn by Jeaniene Frost
The Sweetest Burn - Jeaniene Frost

This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I liked this book. After having mixed feelings about the first book in the series, The Beautiful Ashes, I had considered not reading this book. I decided to give it a try in the end and actually liked it more than the first book in the series. I do think that this is a series that needs to be read in order. This book picks up shortly after the events of the first book and is really a continuing story. I am very glad that I made the decision to give this book a chance.

I love the world that this story is set in. It is like the world we live in but with a few extra features available to certain people. In other words, most people don't see the things that Ivy and Adrian see and I like the idea of the something extra. In some cases, people really just don't want to believe what they are seeing. It was rather exciting to go with Ivy and Adrian to all of the realms and deal with so many different issues.

Ivy and Adrian's relationship takes some big steps in this book. I do really like them as a couple and was happy to see things progress for them. At the start of the book, Ivy did drive me a bit nuts by being a tad dramatic. I understood why she was upset but maybe she could have found out why things happened the way they did. It just seemed to slow the story down at times.

There were some pretty interesting developments in the overall story. I really didn't expect the artifacts to work for Ivy quite the way that they did and I found it to be really creative. They spend a lot of this story looking for the second artifact which is a staff. We learn a lot about Adrian's history as they search through different areas.

I did enjoy the narration of this audiobook. Tavia Gilbert does a really good job with the character voices which helped to bring the story to life. I thought that she really added a lot of emotion to her delivery which made everything a bit more exciting. I thought that her voice was very pleasant and I found myself listening to the book for hours at a time.

I would recommend this book to others. I can't say that I like this series as much as the Night Huntress series but it is quite entertaining. In the end, I found it to be quite enjoyable and am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

Initial Thoughts
I liked this book better than the first in the series. I thought that the narration was well done and very easy to listen to. There were a few times that I felt like things dragged a bit but overall it was well done.

Source: Library via Overdrive

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text 2017-11-23 15:15
16 Tasks of the Festive Season - Task 5 (Second Time) - Advent
Magic Triumphs - Ilona Andrews
Burn Bright - Patricia Briggs

I am actually looking forward to my birthday in January. I plan on visiting a former boss in Florida and doing a huge spa day. I really want to wash 2017 off me and hope that 2018 brings better days. Last year with my birthday on inauguration day I just tried to keep a low profile. 

 

I'm also excited for some new books though! 2018 looks to bring updates to some of my favorite series as well as new books that sound so good!

 

Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews (May 2018)

Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs (March 2018)

The Outsider by Stephen King (2018)

Untitled Hill of Hill by Joe Hill (June 2018)

Sisters Like Us by Susan Mallery (January 2018)

Head On by John Scalzi (2018)

Lies Sleeping (7th Peter Grant) by Ben Aaronovitch 

 

Tasks for Advent: Post a pic of your advent calendar. (Festive cat, dog, hamster or other suitable pet background expressly encouraged.

–OR– “Advent” means “he is coming.” Tell us: What in the immediate or near future are you most looking forward to? (This can be a book release, or a tech gadget, or an event … whatever you next expect to make you really happy.)

 

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review 2017-11-19 18:47
Review: "Kidnapped by the Pirate" by Keira Andrews
Kidnapped by the Pirate: Gay Romance - Keira Andrews

 

~ 5 STARS ~

 

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text 2017-11-17 17:25
Reading progress update: I've read 40%.
Kidnapped by the Pirate: Gay Romance - Keira Andrews

"Face drenched, Plum looked back over his shoulder and grinned, a delighted laugh on his lips as he reveled in the downpour. There was no artifice there, his happiness in such a small thing as being rained on shining from him and capturing Hawk in its rays like dust motes dancing in a shaft of sunlight.

He tried to discern the warmth flowing through him, an unfamiliar sensation that wasn't lust or triumphant satisfaction. It was... Good fucking God, he was charmed. He wrestled with the peculiar sensation, letting go of Plum and stepping back until he hit the corner of his desk, wood digging into his hip.

You make me feel young again."

 

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review 2017-11-07 07:03
Crash & Burn - Abigail Roux,J. F. Harding

I read this book when it came out and knew it to be amazing. The audio sure didn't make it any less so.
And Harding's voice/accent for Liam, who played a large role in this one, can only be described as perfection.

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