Sunday, August 6, 2017

My Week in Review: 7/29/17-8/5/17

Last week was a very good reading week.  I found several new to me authors and I am excited to read more from them.  

Here is my list.

Forbidden by Selene Charles - 4 Stars****

Welcome to Whispering Bluff, Tennessee. Where the guys are hot. The girls are sweet. And nothing is what it seems...

Flint DeLuca is sick and tired of moving. She and her dad have moved three times in the past year. But that's the life of a carnie. Even an ex-carnie like her. Her father swears this is the last move. All Flint wants now is to graduate from High School and put the carnival life behind her. Unfortunately, one of the two ain't gonna happen. So now not only is she back in the life she can never seem to get away from, she's also met this guy who pushes all her "I totally hate you" buttons.

Cain. No last name. Wears shades in school. Dresses entirely in black. And only speaks to her when he's insulting her. She hates him. Hates him. And yet... there's something about the Goth boy that draws her like a moth to flame. God, she can't wait to graduate and get away from Whispering Bluff, only problem is she's pretty sure her high school is infested by vampires. Cain might be one of them. And for some reason, she seems to be on their menu.

Sometimes High School really sucks...

Mutts Like Me by Keri Armstrong - 4 Stars****

Getting kidnapped by a Kitsune was so not on my wish list...

All I ever wanted for the holidays was to have my family together. Unfortunately, with my mother dead, my grandmother drunk most of the time, and my dad... well, who knew who he was, much less where he'd disappeared to. No brothers, sisters, or cousins that I knew of.

Until now.

I just found out there's a whole other world out there that I'm a part of, thanks to my dad.
Who it turns out is a freakin' werewolf.
And still missing, by the way.

But now it seems I might be able to track him down - if I can just survive long enough to learn the truth about what happened to him, and somehow resist the pull of the silver-eyed fox who kidnapped me.

Oh, and try to not get eaten by a dragon along the way.

Lover's Knot by Karen Chance - 4 Stars****

One of the most powerful vampires in existence has gone missing, which is fine with Dorina Basarab. 

As a dhampir, a half human, half vampire hybrid, her job is killing vampires, not saving them. But then the man sent to find the missing vampire also goes missing, and he happens to be her lover, Louis-Cesare. She therefore finds herself on a rescue mission with an old enemy, while a flood of long forgotten memories plays out in her head. 

What are they trying to tell her? And can she figure it out before it's too late?

Zombie's Bite by Karen Chance - 4 Stars****

When Dorina Basarab, half human, half vampire, assassin-for-hire, hits New Orleans, she thinks it's for a typical job: take out a mad master vamp before he can wreak havoc on the city. 

But when the elusive master suddenly shows up at her hotel, things get complicated, especially when Dory realizes that the murder he has in mind is his own! 

And that the Big Easy is about to get a whole lot harder.

Mordacious by Sarah Lyons Fleming - 4 Stars****

Sylvie Rossi has the loner thing down pat, with the exception of her best friend, Grace. But when the two are trapped in a hospital during the last gasp of a dying city, alone time is no longer an option. A nurse’s offer of sanctuary promises Sylvie the supplies she needs to survive the zombies–it’s the coexisting with people that might do her in.

Eric Forrest will do whatever it takes to get into the dead city for his sister, including ending up dead himself. He’s used to taking risks, but with every mile he travels death looks likelier and likelier, and finding his sister may be his only prospect for survival—if he can make it home.

Sylvie doesn’t need more than food, water and shelter. Eric wants only to find his sister. But sometimes what we think we need isn’t what we need at all, and what we find is more than we expected.

So that wraps up my reading week.  I am in the mood for some gnarly zombie books for next week.  :)  

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