What Are You Reading? (331)

Posted May 12, 2017 by Casee in Features | 5 Comments


Casee: I found a new author last week and I’m super excited. It took me a few days to finish The Stone Warriors: Damian by D.B. Reynolds, but I flew through Raphael. Raphael is the first book in Reynolds Vampires in America series and I absolutely loved it. Except for the ending. It kind of sucked because I hate cliffhangers. That didn’t stop me from immediately buying Jabril. I can’t wait to start it. There are something like eleven books in the series and that makes me very happy.

Holly: I’m still reading the Kate Daniels series. This week I finished Magic Gifts, Magic Rises, Magic Breaks and Magic Shifts

Rowena: I’m still not reading much of anything. You guys, I’m starting to sound like a broken record. I did finish Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs last night but I haven’t started anything else. My plan is to read The Girl with the Make Believe Husband by Julia Quinn this weekend but I’m not sure if that’ll really happen or not. Fingers crossed though.

What are you reading this week? Any new favorites or books that drove you crazy? Share!

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5 responses to “What Are You Reading? (331)

  1. Jen

    I read some this week, woo! I’m still making my way through Shelly Laurenston’s Pride series, just finished Wolf with Benefits which was not nearly as good as the rest of the series but still entertained me. But all was forgiven because I also read a Pride novella, Miss Congeniality, and that was hilarious. I also read Bec McMaster’s new one, Shadowbound. I am super interested in the world but this book maybe had a little too much info dump.

    • Yay!! I’m so glad that you got some reading done, Jen. I know how busy you’ve been lately now if I could get some reading done myself, I would be super happy.

      Have a great week, Jen!

  2. Kareni

    Some recent reads here ~

    — Unboxed by Amy Crook. This book/world has a premise which I found quite intriguing. A couple of observations: First, I could wish the book were less graphic, because I think others who might enjoy the magic aspect will not read it due to the adult content. [And then there’s the fact that my adult daughter (who gave this to me as a gift since it was on my wish list) has expressed an interest in borrowing it. I’m not sure what she’ll think of her mother’s taste in books!] Second, the author spends considerable time writing about all of the eating and drinking the characters do. Most of that drinking is of tea and to a far lesser extent alcohol, while the eating is of biscuits and pastries with occasional breaks for curries and other savory foods. The book would likely be 25 percent shorter were those scenes to be omitted. This would probably not be a good book to read if you’re hungry or thirsty! All that said, I did enjoy the book and will likely re-read it at some point. I’d certainly like to read more by this author.
    — I also re-read (yet again!) Written In Red: A Novel of the Others by Anne Bishop after deciding to buy my own Kindle copy. It’s still on sale for $2.99.
    — And I read the science fiction romance Stranded with the Cyborg by Cara Bristol which happens to be currently free to Kindle readers. This was a pleasant read, but I doubt it’s a book I’ll re-read.
    — Joanna Chambers’ historical male/male romance A Gathering Storm (Porthkennack Book 2) which I enjoyed. While this book is second in the series, all of the books stand alone and are only linked by their location in Cornwall.
    — Sarina Bowen’s contemporary romance Falling From the Sky (Gravity Book 2) which I enjoyed (though it’s not my favorite from the author). While it’s book two in a series, it stands alone well.
    — a collection of two historical romance novellas which I also enjoyed ~ The Duke and His Duchess / The Courtship (Windham Series) by Grace Burrowes. These stories feature the parents of the main characters from the author’s first series of books; it showcases their courtship (what a surprise!) and a time in their life when they have four young children. You need not have read any of the author’s other works to enjoy these novellas.
    — I resumed my reading of Sheri Cobb South’s John Pickett historical mysteries after a hiatus of a couple of months: Pickpocket’s Apprentice is a prequel to the series. This is available for 99 cents to Kindle readers. I also read Dinner Most Deadly, Too Hot to Handel, and the now final book in the series namely For Deader or Worse. I believe more books are to come.

    • Did the eating and drinking in Unboxed further the plot? That’s so strange that time was spent on those little things.

      Have you read the other books by Sarina Bowen in that series? Falling from the Sky, that’s Hank’s book right? That series isn’t my favorite Bowen series but it’s still enjoyable IMO.

      You always have such great reading weeks, Kareni. I hope this week is more of the same for you. Happy reading!

      • Kareni

        No, the eating and drinking didn’t further the plot. I think the author is just descriptive. Very descriptive!

        I’ve only read the first two books in that Sarina Bowen series, but I have the third one awaiting my attention. My favorite of her books is The Year We Fell Down, but I’ve enjoyed all of her books to one extent or another.

        Happy reading to you, too, Rowena!

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