Harvest Hunting

, by Kt Clapsadl

Harvest Hunting by Yasmine Galenorn
Sisters of the Otherworld #8

We're the D'Artigo sisters: sexy, savvy operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But being half-human, half-Fae means our supernatural talents can go haywire at any time. My sister Camille is a wicked good witch whose life recently took a drastic turn. Menolly's a vampire who's still getting the hang of being undead. And me? I'm Delilah, a werecat with a very interesting love life. But life isn't all fun and games. We're on the trail of the demon general who has decided that we've become quite a nuisance...

It's Samhain, and the Autumn Lord has called for my training to begin with the Death Maidens...and I find that I like it. But we've got problems: werewolves are going missing and a new magical drug, "Wolf Briar," is being used as a weapon. My dear Chase and I have come to a delicate crossroads. And most dangerous of all: Stacia Bonecrusher has put a bounty on our heads. Now it's a race to take out the demon general before she realizes the sixth Spirit Seal is within her reach...

When Luke asks Delilah to help find his missing werewolf sister, she of course agrees. The sister is very pregnant and her ex-husband is suspect number one. However, when Delilah and her sisters start to investigate, they quickly realize things are more dangerous than they thought. Someone is creating and using a nasty drug called Wolf Briar. As if things weren't crazy enough, Stacia Bonecrusher continues to stay just one step ahead of them, and it's only a matter of time before she comes crashing at their door. It will take all of them to make it out of this mess alive and on top. Failure is not an option, for they are the front line force of the war against Shadow Wing and without them there may just not be any hope.

Before reading this book I would have have no hesitation in saying Camille's perspective was my favorite to read hands down. Now, however, they are neck and neck. Delilah made some major strides in this book. She grew so much it was absolutely amazing. Gone is the naive tabby cat who is content to take the sidelines and believe the world is all roses. She is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with as she truly accepts her role as a death maiden. It looks like she has a very full future ahead of her, but I have complete confidence in her ability to flourish in her new roles in life. I don't see Menolly and Camille treating her as if she were the baby sister anymore, she truly has become a woman in her own right.

I'll have to admit when I first started the series a long time ago I was very gun shy about the rotating perspectives. However, after reading the books, I really believe the changes in narrators adds so much more than if they all had been one perspective. Even though the sisters are bound so tightly together, the are also completely unique, and each have their own struggles to deal with. Harvest Hunting not only shows their strength together, but also really hits home just how different each of them are. Each one's unique abilities come together with the others to form one heck of an unstoppable force that will crush every obstacle in their path to protect the ones that they love.

I absolutely love this series, and this book was no exception. The girls are still going strong in their quest against Shadow Wing. Well, they are still holding the front of the lines better than could possibly have been expected. Their brood of men somehow continues to not only tolerate each other, but actually seem to be forming bonds as well. Typically that many men would be a recipe for disaster, but somehow the girls are able to keep a good leash on them, even as more are added. Harvest Hunting is definitely one of those books that you will devour in one setting and already be impatient for the next. Fans of the series will not be disappointed. Two thumbs way up!

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Harvest Hunting (Sisters of the Moon, Book 8)

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Follow Friday & Book Blogger Hop (15)

, by Kt Clapsadl

Don't forget to check out my 200 followers contest Here

Book Blogger HopOn fridays I participate in both Follow Friday and the Book Blogger Hop.

Follow Fridays is hosted by Parajunkee's View, and is just Fridays.

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books, and runs Friday to Monday. There are new rules for the hop, so make sure to check out Crazy for Books for the details.


This week's question from Crazy for Books:


What is the one bookish thing you would love to have, no matter the cost??

Well, before I bought my kindle, I would have answered with that hands down, but now that I have one this question will take a little more thought. I think what I would really want is my own personal library. It could be just one room, but it would need to have floor to ceiling bookcases with glass doors to protect all the signed books I would get. In the center I would have a really comfortable chase lounge to relax and read on. I would be the perfect reading sanctuary.

This week's question from Parajunkee:

If you have, or would have a daughter, what book would you want your daughter to read?

Considering the fact that my daughter is only three, that is a hard question to answer. I would love for her to grow up with similar book tastes like my Mom and I so we could all three read together. However, most of the books I read are going to have to wait a long time until she is ready for them. As far as children's books I loved The Box Car Children series, so I hope she reads those.


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Ghost Town

, by Kt Clapsadl

Ghost Town by Rachel Caine
Morganville Vampires #9



While developing a new system to maintain Morganville's defenses, student Claire Danvers discovers a way to amplify vampire mental powers. Through this, she's able to re-establish the field around this vampire-infested Texas college town that protects it from outsiders.

But the new upgrades have an unexpected consequence: people inside the town begin to slowly forget who they are-even the vampires. Soon, the town's little memory problem has turned into a full-on epidemic. Now Claire needs to figure out a way to pull the plug on her experiment- before she forgets how to save Morganville... 



Now that Claire and the gang are back in Morganville, life is back to normal. Well, that is as normal as Morganville can be. Claire gets herself in trouble with Amelie when she accidentally kills a vampire while protecting Eve. Her punishment is to go directly to Myrnin and not rest until the machine that protects Morganville is fixed. It nearly costs her her life, but she gets the job done. Or did she? When everyone in the town starts to think it's three years ago she realizes something is majorly wrong. What do you do when you are the only one who remembers the truth and has the ability to stop the machine? Despite the insurmountable odds of getting past a Myrnin that doesn't remember her, Claire sets out to do just that, even if it means risking her life, because Morganville stands to lose everything.

It is amazing how this series has not lost momentum even after nine book. I'd even go so far to say that it is picking up speed. After the reign of terror that was the Bishop, you would think things would be easier without an evil person at the center. However, I found this latest challenge to be even worse than anything the Bishop could have done. The only thing he could do was try and take away their futures, but the malfunctioning machine took away their past, everything that has made them who they are. It appears to be only taking away the past three years, but since so much has happened in that short amount of time, it's really like sending them back to the stone ages.

I still find Claire's strength to be amazing. It is tested so thoroughly in this book over and over, but she never once wavers, despite the awful things she has to deal with. Not only is there danger, but plenty of heartache as well. I can honestly say that if survival had to be left up to one person, I would have no hesitation in choosing Claire. She has survived and and come out on top of more situations than should be humanly possible. She is definitely someone you want to have in your corner, and her friends are truly luck to have her.

This is one of those series that just keeps getting better, and this book is no exception. I absolutely loved it. I honestly could not put it down, even into the wee hours of the morning. It was full of danger, suspense, and plenty of emotion. The destroyal and consequent rebuild of relationships in the book was both heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. It was horrible to see all of them go through it, but they came out the other side that much stronger. After the cliffhanger ending of this book, the next book, Bite Club promises to be yet another great installment in the series, and I cannot wait for it's release.

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Ghost Town (Morganville Vampires, Book 9)

Kiss of Death

, by Kt Clapsadl

Kiss of Death by Rachel Caine
Morganville #8





Vampire musician Michael Glass has attracted the attention of a big- time producer who wants to cut a demo and play some gigs-which means Michael will have to enter the human world. For this, he's been assigned escorts that include both a dangerous immortal as well as Michael's all-too-human friends. And with that mix of personalities, this is going to be a road trip from hell... 





When Claire gets passes for the four of them to leave town for Michael's audition at a major studio, She is super excited to be able to leave Morganville, even if it is only for a few days. Considering their track record, they should have known things just couldn't go smoothly. To start off the crazy train trip their least favorite vampire is coming along as a chaperone. When he makes then stop in a one horse town with a order to stay put until he can get back, the gang gets extremely annoyed, and then wind up getting themselves into major trouble. However, that is nothing compared to the trouble and danger they get into when the vampire's agenda is revealed. It may just be the worst situation they have been in yet, and that is really saying something.

The four of them really didn't seem to understand just how different things are outside of Morganville. They are used to being tough, and well known in the town, basically near the top of the "food chain." Eve continued right along with her loud attitude. When it got her into trouble Michael of course steps up all "tough vampire" to protect her, putting himself and the rest at a major risk. Claire as always is able to keep her wits about her and figures out how to get them out of that first mess, and proceeds to give them a lecture on their behavior. I love how she is described as tiny little non-threatening thing, but she always surprises those who try to stand against her and her friends.

While outside of Morganville, the four of them seriously entertain running off and never coming back. As much as they might want to leave the town, I think they are actually better off staying put. Call me crazy, but it might just be safer for them. Morganville changed all of them and they would really have a hard time fitting in on the outside. At least in Morganville they have earned some status that protect them. Besides, they know it is only a recipe for disaster to try and leave as Amelie would do everything she could to hunt them down. At least by staying they will be on her "good" side, if you can call it that.

The action dialed right back up in this book. The stakes were incredibly high, and I found it amusing to see just how much trouble the four of them could get into outside of Morganville. It kinda follows along with the saying "You can take the girl out of the city, but you can't take the city out of the girl." They are stuck in this life, and I hope to see them starting on the road to acceptance in the next book. I've always been the type of person to try and make the best of things and I think that's what they need to do as well. I'm eager to see how they take this renewed idea of being trapped in the next book. It should be interesting to say the least.

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Kiss of Death (Morganville Vampires, Book 8)

Waiting on Wednesday (14)

, by Kt Clapsadl

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release we are greatly anticipating.

My pick this week:

Tangled Threads  - Elemental Assassin #4
by Jennifer Estep
Publication Date: April 26th, 2011

I’d rather face a dozen lethal assas­sins any night than deal with some­thing as tricky, con­vo­luted, and frag­ile as my feel­ings. But here I am. Gin Blanco, the semi-retired assas­sin known as the Spi­der. Hov­er­ing out­side sexy busi­ness­man Owen Grayson’s front door like a ner­vous teenage girl. One thing I like about Owen: he doesn’t shy away from my past—or my present. And right now I have a bull’s-eye on my fore­head. Cold-blooded Fire ele­men­tal Mab Mon­roe has hired one of the smartest assas­sins in the busi­ness to trap me. Elek­tra LaFleur is skilled and effi­cient, with deadly elec­tri­cal ele­men­tal magic as potent as my own Ice and Stone pow­ers. Which means there’s a fifty-fifty chance one of us won’t sur­vive this bat­tle. I intend to kill LaFleur—or die trying—because Mab wants the assas­sin to take out my baby sis­ter, Detec­tive Bria Coolidge, too. The only prob­lem is, Bria has no idea I’m her long-lost sib­ling … or that I’m the mur­derer she’s been chas­ing through Ash­land for weeks. And what Bria doesn’t know just might get us both dead …

Fade Out

, by Kt Clapsadl

Fade Out by Rachel Caine
Morganville Vampires #7


 Without the evil vampire Bishop ruling over the town of Morganville, the resident vampires have made major concessions to the human population. With their newfound freedoms, Claire Danvers and her friends are almost starting to feel comfortable again...

Now Claire can actually concentrate on her studies, and her friend Eve joins the local theatre company. But when one of Eve's castmates goes missing after starting work on a short documentary, Eve suspects the worst. Claire and Eve soon realize that this film project, whose subject is the vampires themselves, is a whole lot bigger-and way more dangerous-than anyone suspected. 



It's Morganville, so the gang knew not to trust things to stay calm, but they sure hoped it would. Everyone but Claire seems to think the "new" girl Kim is great, but Claire isn't so sure. When Kim goes missing, the gang sets out to find her, but quickly find out she really wasn't who she seemed. She's violated the trust of the entire town by creating a video project exposing the deepest secrets of Morganville. It's up to Claire and the others to find her before the vamps do as its not just her life on the line, but potentially every human in Morganville if things go badly. Once again the fate of everything seems to rest on their shoulders as disaster is around every corner.

I just knew there was something fishy about the new girl in the picture, Kim. Claire has such a hard time disliking anyone. Even after all Monica has done to her in the past, Claire still has continued to save her over and over. So, when Claire felt such a strong animosity towards Kim, it really had to be much more than just simple jealously. Granted, the girl did seem to captivate most of Eve's attention and she has a "history" with Shane, which would make any normal person insanely jealous. However, Claire has never been normal, and she feels the need to save everyone, so it couldn't be just simple jealous to cause her to react so strongly.

As if the videos and risk of exposure wasn't enough, Ada the super computer that runs Morganville has gone psychotic and homicidal towards Claire. It really is a recipe for disaster when a sentient computer with limitless powers goes on a vendetta. The twisted relationship between Ada and Myrnin comes to a head since Ada is convinced Claire is trying to steal him away. I do feel bad for Ada, but not enough to choose her over Claire. They say love is blind, and it must be true for Myrnin as he refused to see the problem with Ada.

The action was dialed down a notch, which allowed for a lot more emotion and relationship development. I found it to be more of a transition book, which is okay after the 6 previous books being nonstop action. I actually think the time the two couples got to spend with each other was necessary and added even more depth to the characters. I definitely enjoyed the "downtime" while it lasted but I'm holding my breath for the next book as I'm sure things are going to majorly take off again. So, overall a good book, less action, but it had it's strengths in other way, and makes me eager for the next one.

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Fade Out (Morganville Vampires, Book 7)

Review: Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine

, by Kt Clapsadl

Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine
Morganville Vampires #6



In the small college town of Morganville, vampires and humans lived in (relative) peace-until all the rules got rewritten when the evil vampire Bishop arrived, looking for the lost book of vampire secrets. He's kept a death grip on the town ever since. Now an underground resistance is brewing, and in order to contain it, Bishop must go to even greater lengths. He vows to obliterate the town and all its inhabitants-the living and the undead. Claire Danvers and her friends are the only ones who stand in his way. But even if they defeat Bishop, will the vampires ever be content to go back to the old rules, after having such a taste of power?



The day that Claire has been impatiently waiting for is finally here, the day she turns seventeen. However, nothing is as she imagined it. Claire is living with her parents, and is also completely owned (literally) by the Bishop. Eve isn't talking to her and Micheal is "evil," but the worst thing of all is Shane's predicament. Both he and his father are locked up in jail awaiting execution. Even with the Bishop controlling her through the tattoo on her arm, she still is able to defy him when it comes to Shane. Nothing short of a miracle can save him or the rest of the town now. It's a hard game to the bitter end and they must keep their friends close, but their enemies even closer, but who is the enemy and who is a friend?

Things are an absolute mess in Morganville. The Bishop has started an open hunting season on the humans now, no more blood banks. With no sign of Amelie and Myrnin seeming to be on the enemy's side, its up to Claire to figure out how to protect everyone she cares about. However with the Bishop controlling her, she isn't really trustworthy so she's kept mostly out of the loop of things. Her bravery and determination to never back down when it comes to protecting others continues to amaze me. How one girl can continue to face such extreme obstacles and not crumble under the pressure is beyond me.

The only "bad" guy that seemed to stay constant in this book was the Bishop. All of the rest of the characters' loyalties were not obvious. Many of the them who were thought to be on the Bishop's side really were "undercover." Then of course there were the ones who were thought to be on Amelie's side but really weren't. The entire book will keep you in suspense while you try to figure out who is really on who's team, and just who will make it out of this catastrophe alive.

The rules have completely changed in Morganville, and even with the somewhat subdued ending that didn't have a cliffhanger, things just will never be the same. This book ended the first major story arc, but the next book should continue with everyone picking up the pieces. It was nice to get that feeling of satisfaction and happiness at the end of this book. Since it's Morganville, it won't last, so the gang should really savor it while it lasts. I'm really eager to read the next book to see how things will fare now that the game is changed.

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Carpe Corpus (Morganville Vampires, Book 6)

It's Monday! What are you Reading? (14)

, by Kt Clapsadl

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Ends 11/3







It's Monday! What Are You Reading, hosted by Book Journey, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.






Here's what I read this past week:

Midnight Alley (Morganville Vampires, Book 3)Feast of Fools (Morganville Vampires, Book 4)Lord of Misrule (Morganville Vampires, Book 5)
 

Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine (Review)
Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine (Review)
Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine (Review)


I kinda slacked off in reading this week since I got addicted to the Vampire Diaries show. I devoured the entire first season this week. (Netflix is awesome btw) I did get three books finished from the Morganville Vampires series. I'm trying to get them finished before November 2nd, when Rachel Caine is doing a signing in Exton.

My upcoming list:

Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine
Fade Out by Rachel Caine
Kiss of Death by Rachel Caine
Ghost Town by Rachel Caine
Harvest Hunting by Yasmine Galenorn


I'm thinking I might be a little overzealous in my list for this week considering the workload I have for school. However, I need to get the Morganville books finished before the signing. Also Harvest Hunting is being released on Tuesday, and I have been waiting for it for a long time. So of course I have to read it as soon as it comes out.

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Review: Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine

, by Kt Clapsadl

Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine
Morganville Vampires #5



 In the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans coexist in (relatively) bloodless harmony. Then comes Bishop, the master vampire who threatens to abolish all order, revive the forces of the evil dead, and let chaos rule. But Bishop isn’t the only threat.

Violent black cyclone clouds hover, promising a storm of devastating proportions as student Claire Danvers and her friends prepare to defend Morganville against elements both natural and unnatural.




The war between Amelie and The Bishop has brewed to the boiling point. Each one of the housemates has been assigned what seems like an impossible task in this crazy war. Shane is to protect the bloodmobile and the book at all costs. Eve is to go with Oliver and Micheal is to protect the college campus. Claire of course must go with Amelie to rescue Myrnin. It will take more than just hopes and prayers for all of them to succeed. No matter who succeeds, the town will never be the same, and it just all boils down to a fight for survival.

From the start of this series I had a bad feeling that something like this would happen. The humans would only accept the oppression for so long. All it would take would be a small catalyst to set fire to a major rebellion on the human side. The nasty Bishop made a major mess of things, which of course paved the way for the humans to take things into their own hands. Even though things were not the best for them before, I really don't think rebellion and destroying all vampires is the answer to their problems. I think their rioting will only cause more death and destruction. Hopefully some of these factions will wise up and start thinking. Otherwise that mob mentality will destroy absolutely everything leaving little to no survivors.

While there wasn't as much time spent together between Shane and Claire, the moments they did get to spend were really meaningful and important.  I really like the way their relationship is progressing. It is very realistic and nothing is forced. I also am still very impressed at their self-control, surprisingly more Shane's than Claire's. Most teenage couples would have given in at this point, but they haven't. I admire their determination to uphold their promise to wait at least until Claire is of legal age. Hopefully by the time that happens, there still will be a Morganville in some part to even give them a chance to be together. However, the way things are now, it just isn't looking good for that.

It's funny how even though the previous books have been very fast paced, this one makes them look like they were just standing still while it drove by. Lord of Misrule is just non-stop action from start to finish, with the highest stakes yet. If Claire thought things were tough in Morganville before, she was wrong. The "old" ways were a walk in the park compared to the current situation. Things end right in a major jam making the next book very eagerly anticipated.

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Lord of Misrule (Morganville Vampires, Book 5)

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Disappointed

, by Kt Clapsadl

(Note: I'm going to be specifically vague in certain parts of this post because I don't want to ruin anything for anyone like it happened to my mom. Sorry if it's confusing, but if you have read the series that I am talking about, you should understand my ramblings here)

So, as I mentioned a while ago I got my mother into reading books, specifically the ones I read. It's been really nice being able to talk to her about them and share that. However, me and my big mouth accidentally let something small slip about the shifters series. In all honesty it shouldn't have mattered, because all I said was that I didn't want to re-read book number (blank) because it was too sad. Well, my mom being who she is figured out what the event was, so she wasn't very emotionally invested into it. When I read it the first time (and the second time) I blubbered like a baby, and it didn't really effect her at all. Very frustrating!

She just finished up The Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost, and I decided that her next series should be the Rachel Morgan series by Kim Harrison. Now if you know this series, you know that there is a pretty major event that happens, and it's a tearjerker. At least it was one for me. I had bought her a kindle as an early Christmas present on my account so we could share the books. What she didn't realize is that the Kindle does not keep the books in order of the series, it keeps them in the order they were last opened. So she starts reading White Witch, Black Curse, book number SEVEN. She only read the first chapter, but that had to be the worst first chapter possible to start with. It completely revealed that MAJOR event and now the first six books are completely ruined!! I am so disappointed, because again she won't be emotionally involved and it's a shame because I don't think she is going to get the full experience out of it. So now I have to think up another series with an "event" in it to test her reaction. Maybe she just isn't a blubberer like me.

On a side note I told her we need to find a vampire so we can use the mind control they all seem to have no matter the author to erase that chapter from her memory. Hey I can dream right?

How about you? Has anything like this happened to you?

(Edit: I wasn't clear on this before, but she is still going to read the books, because the series is really awesome. Even with knowing the event, I think she will like it a lot. I'm just ranting my frustration here.)

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Review: Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine

, by Kt Clapsadl

Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine
Morganville Vampires #4



The wait is over. dig into the feast...

In the town of Morganville, vampires and humans live in relative peace. Student Claire Danvers has never been convinced, though—especially with the arrival of Mr. Bishop, an ancient, old-school vampire who cares nothing about harmony. What he wants from the town’s living and its dead is unthinkably sinister. It’s only at a formal ball, attended by vampires and their human dates, that Claire realizes the elaborately evil trap he’s set for Morganville.



When Amelie's father, The Bishop arrives, the already fragile peace in Morganville is strained to it's limit. Claire and her friends are told to stay out of it, but of course none of them can really help themselves. After they hear about a ball to "welcome" the Bishop, Claire realizes there is something sinister going on. With everyone trying to keep her safe, she is more determined than ever to find a way to the ball to protect the people, and possibly the vampires as well, that she cares about.

I find Claire's parents to be extremely annoying. They are all about "protecting" their daughter, but all I have seen from them is judgmental opinionatedness. Apparently they just do not trust her, which I find to be completely ridiculous considering her briliance and strength. She has shown more maturity and strength than any of the other characters in the book, and just because there are "boys" in the house her parents think it's a horrible situation. Perhaps they should wake up to the situation now that they are wrapped up into the Morganville mess and realize just who their daughter is, and understand she is responsible enough to make her own decisions.

The relationships between Claire and her roommates is much less strained in this book. Shane seems to finally be accepting Micheal's new status as a vampire. The relationship between Micheal and Eve is really starting to heat up and its good to see both of them have some levity. Claire and Shane's relationship just keeps getting stronger and they somehow have still been able to keep it mostly clean considering Claire's age. I just keep waiting for either one of them to spontaneously combust. Not much time has passed in the books, so there still is a long time until she turns 18. I'm impressed at Shane's determination, and it should be interesting to see if it holds steady.

I enjoyed this book and it was an incredibly fast read. I started and then what felt like just a few minutes later, it ended. There actually was a little less action in this book, but it flowed so well, that I didn't miss the extra action at all. Of course the book ended on a cliffhanger, and this one sure is a doozy. Things are drastically changing in Morganville, and it will be very interesting to see how things turn out in the next book. It looks like Claire and her friend's troubles have only just begun, and I am eager to continue their story.

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Feast of Fools (Morganville Vampires, Book 4)

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Follow Friday & Book Blogger Hop (14)

, by Kt Clapsadl

Don't forget to check out my 200 followers contest Here

Book Blogger HopOn fridays I participate in both Follow Friday and the Book Blogger Hop.

Follow Fridays is hosted by Parajunkee's View, and is just Fridays.

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books, and runs Friday to Monday. There are new rules for the hop, so make sure to check out Crazy for Books for the details.


This week's question from Crazy for Books:


Where is your favorite place to read? Curled up on the sofa, in bed, in the garden?
I can read pretty much anywhere. However, I would have to say my favorite place to read is curled up on the deck and wrapped in a blanket. I don't get to do that very often as that "deck" is about 2 hours from home, and when we are there it's mostly to spend quality time with the kids. However, nap time is a great time to curl up there and read.

This week's question from Parajunkee:

What are you currently reading?

I've been majorly slacking on my reading this week. I had a huge exam in one class that I had to cram for. I've also gotten addicted to The Vampire Diaries show, and I've been watching all the back episodes (gotta love netflix). So, not much reading going on here, but when I get back to it, I'll be diving back into the Morganville Vampires series.


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Waiting on Wednesday (13)

, by Kt Clapsadl

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release we are greatly anticipating.

My pick this week:

Blood Wyne  - Sisters of the Otherworld #9
by Yasmine Galenorn
Publication Date: February 1st, 2011

The D'Artigo sisters have just turned in their badges to the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. Now that they're free agents they're hoping things will be easier, but when you're half-human, half-Fae, things can go astray at the most inopportune times...especially if you're attempting to go undercover and penetrate the underworld of a vamp society on the brink of war.

Review: Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine

, by Kt Clapsadl

Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine
Morganville Vampires #3




Claire Danvers's college town may be run by vampires but a truce between the living and the dead made things relatively safe. For a while. Now people are turning up dead, a psycho is stalking her, and an ancient bloodsucker has proposed private mentoring. To what end, Claire will find out. And it's giving night school a whole new meaning. 






It seems trouble and Claire and her friends go hand in hand. When Claire signed the contract she really wasn't sure what she was getting herself into. When she is assigned to study with an absolutely brilliant vampire named Myrnin, she thinks it could be a good opportunity until she realizes just how ill he is. She has no choice but to do what the founder asks even though it could mean her life. Meanwhile Micheal is being targeted for assassination since he is the newest vampire. As if that wasn't enough danger, Eve's brother is on a rampaging murder spree doing anything and everything he can to get back at Eve. Everything seems to be against them and the four of them will need to stick together now more than ever if they are to have any hope at surviving.

I was very curious as to the founder's high interest in Claire and I suspected it has something to do with her intelligence. It turns out my predictions were right. Even though her task seems impossible, I really think Claire will eventually succeed. She just doesn't have it in her to quit, and I love her absolute determination and devotion to whatever she sets her mind to. It looks like she will have to make a choice in a moral dilemma, and based on her character, I can only see it going one way even if a lot of people won't like it. She'll do what she believes is right even if everyone else disagrees. That will be a hard road for her to travel, but if anyone has the strength to do it, she definitely does.

Things in the Glass house have become really strained now that Micheal is a vampire. Shane has an absolute hatred towards all vampires, which is understandable considering his past. However, his absolute loathing of Micheal has clouded his judgment, and I'm afraid that if he doesn't shape up it could really cause some major problems, and it will probably wind up being one of the girls who have to pay the consequence. I'm all about a relationship between Claire and Shane, but its going to come a point where I'm going to despise him for all of his stupid choices that he learns nothing from. There is only so much more Claire can sacrifice for him and I wish he would show some gratitude and grow up a little. 

I'm really enjoying this series and each book seems to be even more jammed packed than the previous one. It's so easy to get lost in these books as you can devour any one of them in a single setting The major cliffhanger ending that is Caine's trademark came back in full force in this book. Which of course makes me very eager to dig into the next book. It looks like a whole new can of worms is about to be opened to add many more complications and difficulties for the gang which is sure to make the next book interesting to say the least.

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It's Monday! What are you Reading? (13)

, by Kt Clapsadl

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading, hosted by Book Journey, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.






Here's what I read this week:

A Wild Light (Hunter Kiss, Book 3)Beautiful CreaturesBeautiful DarknessGlass Houses (Morganville Vampires, Book 1)The Dead Girls' Dance (Morganville Vampires, Book 2)
 

A Wild Light by Marjorie M. Liu (Review)
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Review)
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Review)
Glass Houses by Rachel Caine (Review)
The Dead Girls' Dance by Rachel Caine (Review)



It was a decent week for me. I was even able to write all the reviews almost right away without having to put them off. I loved the first two books in the Caster Cronicles series, and I'm really enjoying the Morganville Vampires books. I also hit 200 followers, so I've posted a giveaway here. Be sure to check it out!

Here is my list for the upcoming week:

Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine
Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine
Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine
Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine

Rachel Caine is doing a book signing in Exton, PA early next month and I'm going to try to go. I loved her Weather Warden series, and since the signing is centered around her Morganville Vampires series I figured I would get caught up on those before the signing.

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