1. Heir to the Shadows by Anne Bishop
2. Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop
3. Lord of the Fading Lands by C.L. Wilson
4. Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night by Kresley Cole
5. Unleash the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
6. Winterbourne by Susan Carroll
Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife-between desire and danger.Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.
So yesterday I took my oldest daughter to a birthday party and dropped her off. It was either sit and watch her go down huge inflatable slides (um, no thanks) or mosey around the nearest store since I had forgotten to bring a book (I know, what was I thinking?). So I drove to Target and immediately went to the book section. The very first book I see is Twilight. My friend Christine raves about this book but I had never read YA before so I hadn’t really given much thought to reading this one. I grabbed it off of the shelf but still looked around. Nothing else seemed to grab me so I bought Twilight, sat down in the food court and started reading.
ok – how stupid am I? Don’t answer that! When I put off reading books that people tell me that are great and then I finally read them that’s the first question I have to ask myself. I should know by now that my “book” friends just don’t steer me in the wrong direction! Example: books I’ve put off reading then kicked my self afterward: Dark Lover by JR Ward and the rest of the BDB series, the Dark-Hunter Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels Trilogy – you see the pattern.
That being said – I LOVED Twilight. I thought that it was a charming, sweet love story that had adventure & humor. Can you ask for more? Bella’s thoughts (and of course her dry humor and sarcasm) as she moves to a new town and starts a new school were so familiar to me since my family moved a lot up until I was about 20. Because of that I was immediatly drawn into the story and then just couldn’t put the book down.
I don’t think I’ll be putting off reading these highly recommended books any longer. And I certainly won’t not read a book just because it’s labeled YA.
Rating: A+/ 5
Oy – what the heck am I gonna do with my little Kyra? She says she wants to be a model when she grows up – no problem. But she’s really smart and I don’t want her to limit her options. Ok, so she’s only in Kindergarten but still…
Anyway she went to a “Runway Party” for her little friend and they really had a Runway show – crazy! The girls all looked adorable but of course mine was the cutest – I’m sure I’m not prejudiced at all. Thought I’d share some pics.
The Hunters: Rafe and Sheila Shiloh Walker
"Book 6 in The Hunters series."
Sheila is tired of it. Tired of him. She adores the sexy Hunter she works and lives with, loves him madly, but all he will give her is a good time in bed. And what a time that is. But she wants-needs-more. When Rafe makes it clear that sex is all he will offer, she leaves.
Rafe can't believe that Sheila walked away-he'll be damned if he just lets her go. Throwing caution to the wind, he sets out to track her down and bring her home. But when he finds her, she's lying in the arms of another man. Rage and jealously overwhelm Rafe.and a whole mess of trouble ensues.
An enemy of the Hunters has set up a playground in this land that seems to call to Rafe. He and Sheila, and the motley crew they assemble, must defend and cleanse this land of the evil that dwells there. And Rafe must lead them through horror and sacrifice as he comes into his own-a Master, defending his land, who must bring his woman home. But, to his home, his heart.
I’m a romance girl. I rarely read anything other than romance and I pretty much stick to historical, contemporary and paranormal…with the occasional UF stuck in there for good measure. I also read m/m romance which is usually contemporary or paranormal.
I do accept, on occasion, books for review from authors, publishers and/or media outlets. I also get some books from Netgalley as well. I’d say 95% of the books that I read are purchased by me or given to me by friends (not including the books that I do guest reviews for on The Book Binge).
The fact that I accept books from outside parties does not guarantee a review in that books favor. I like to be truthful to my friends and blog readers about the books I read and whether I’ve purchased the book or received it from an outside party I will be completely honest in how I feel about that book – whether it’s positive or negative.
If you offer something up for review know that it will fall somewhere in this category on my rating scale:
5 Stars = Excellent
4 Stars = Very Good
3 Stars = Good
2 Stars = It was OK/Not So Good
1 Star = Sucks
I also add the incredibly handy 1/4 and 1/2 star in there a lot but I’m sure you can figure it out.
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