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url 2017-03-10 07:57
10 Characters in the Mercy Thompson Series You Must Meet
Silence Fallen - Patricia Briggs

So this is a round-up I did for B&N SciFi, which is a little listicle-y because it's number 10 in a series and nobody much cares about, like, an actual review at that point. Either you'll read it because you're on the hook, or you won't.


But coming up with the list kinda reminded me how kinda terrible the Mercy Thompson series is about relationships between female characters. I think there's a big step forward in Silence Broken -- Mercy has real conversations with Honey, that Russian witch lady, and Marselia -- but that doesn't precisely make up for the previous 9 novels. It ends up being one of those bummers where I pretty much like everything about a series but a huge fucking gaping hole where normal human interaction should exist between people of the same gender, but alas, it doesn't. Or it does a little not, but. 


Oh, but as per the actual plot: I thought this one unstuck some stuff that had been, um, stuck, in the few previous. Mercy ends up kidnapped into Europe, so we get a whole new political and literal landscape to deal with. I though it shook up some things that needed shaking up in the Mercyverse. 

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url 2014-03-04 02:17
My Top Kindle Deals
Ruining Me - Nicole Reed
Ruining You - Nicole Reed
The Changelings - Elle Casey
Angels Dawn - Komali da Silva
Pines - Blake Crouch
Memory's Wake (Memory's Wake Trilogy #1) - Selina Fenech
Lash (Broken Angel) - L.G. Castillo
Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) - Patricia Briggs
Witchblood - Emma Mills

Top Kindle Deals: My Top Daily Picks!


Here's my Top Daily Kindle Deals. I have the List Here on my site but also have added them here for those of you who would rather not go to an outside site. Some are books that I own and others are on my Wishlist.  Just grabbed Lash since it was free :)

1. Ruining Me by Nicole Reed – .99 cents


2. Ruining You by Nicole Reed – .99 cents


3. War of the Fae: Book 1 (The Changelings) by Elle Casey – Free


4. Angels Dawn by Komali Da Silva – .99 cents


5. Pines (The Wayward Pines Series: Book 1) by Blake Crouch – $2.00


6. Memory’s Wake (Memory’s Wake Trilogy) by Selena Fenech – .99 cents


7. Lash (Broken Angel) by L.G. Castillo – Free


8. Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Book 1) by Patricia Briggs – $2.99


9. Witchblood (Witchblood Series) by Emma Mills – .99 cents

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url 2014-01-01 19:36
Most Anticipated Books of 2014
Magic Breaks - Ilona Andrews
Bitter Spirits - Jenn Bennett
Night Broken - Patricia Briggs
Shattered: The Iron Druid Chronicles - Kevin Hearne
The Caller - Juliet Marillier
Dreams of Gods & Monsters - Laini Taylor
The Winter King - C.L. Wilson
River of Dreams - Lynn Kurland
The King - J.R. Ward

2013 was a decent year for reading for me, but I was hoping for so much more. Fortunately, I have plenty to look forward to in 2014 - most of these are from tried and true, and favorite, authors of mine, however there are a few that I'm looking forward to from new-to-me authors as well.


Attached are a small sampling from my full blog post.

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url 2014-01-01 19:28
Best of 2013
The Emperor's Blades - Brian Staveley
Magic Rises - Ilona Andrews
Heart of Obsidian (Psy-Changeling, #12) - Nalini Singh
Frost Burned (Mercedes Thompson, #7) - Patricia Briggs
Angelfall - Susan Ee
Beyond Shame - Kit Rocha
Flirting with Disaster - Ruthie Knox
Suddenly Royal - Nichole Chase
Stone Guardian - Danielle Monsch
Viral Nation - Shaunta Grimes

As I look through my books read in 2013, I realize I had a better year than I thought. 

Here are the stats:
159 Books Read
68 Re-read Books
91 New-to-me Books

Of those 91 new-to-me books, there were:
15 Five-Star Books
33 Four-Star Books
21 Three-Star Books
4 Two-Star Books
18 One-Star Books (12 of which were DNFs)

Though re-reads made up the bulk of my true enjoyment this year, I still had 69 new-to-me books that I, at least, liked

Some of these books stand out more at the end of this year than others - so regardless of their rating at the time I reviewed them, I'm going to highlight those that are most memorable to me for being fantastic. These are in no particular order.


Disclaimer: Books attached to this post are a random sampling from my full blog post

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