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All Wounds
Dina James
Archangel's Legion
Nalini Singh
The Mask of Power: Spyro Versus the Mega Monsters #1
Onk Beakman
Tempt the Stars (Cassandra Palmer, #6)
Karen Chance

Bound by Night by Larissa Ione

Bound by Night - Larissa Ione

Loved it! Kept me glued to the story and wouldn't let me go.

My Lady Quicksilver

My Lady Quicksilver - Bec McMaster Loved it! Easily my favorite of the entire series.
Silent Cravings - E. Blix;Jess Haines SILENT CRAVINGS is why I love short stories in my favorite series. Love the look at the inhabitants of Royce's house.
The Magic Rocket - Steven Kroll For someone who didn't read a lot of science fiction back in the early 90s, The Magic Rocket does seem a little clich├ęd with the appearance of the alien and his space craft, but I am amused that it takes the reader into a high speed chase with a flying saucer. Sadly though, I have to admit that the actual story didn't really hold my attention. I was able to skim through the pages and get what was going one just by looking at the pictures. Yes it's a childrens book, but that doesn't mean the story shouldn't be engaging the story, driving them to read more. Especially considering this is targeted for early readers. The previous three books were easily able to hold my attention, but this forth one didn't really keep my interest.
Time Warp Trio: The High and the Flighty (I Can Read Book 3) - Jon Scieszka;Catherine Hapka;Lisa Rao The High and the Flighty is part of the Time Warp Trio series and is a really fast paced book that not only involves a science fiction angle (the girls are from the 22nd Century), but uses time travel as a way of exploring history - in a way. I have not read any of the other books in the series, and I didn't know this was based on a television series, but while the three girls do time travel back to see a significant event in history, I kind of wish Scieszka used it more than just a backdrop for the story. This may just be the case for The High and the Flighty since the historical event is Amelia Earhart, and her plane the Electra, and not a lot is known; but the event is really only mentioned once while the girls spend the rest of the time trying to find their book and speculate on why she was never found. I can see how that might make it a little harder to focus a story around, but I really like the concept and I'm interested enough to check out another book to see if more of the history is involved. I also have to say, I like that the three time travelers are girls and they weren't there as a status quo requirement. That's not something you see in a lot of adult science fiction.
Wizard and Wart (I Can Read Book 2) - Janice Lee Smith At first glance, it may seem a little thicker than most level 2 I Can Read books, but with the story separated into four sections, Wizard and Wart is a pretty easy read. I have to say, I really like the fact that the story uses directional words in different ways to show out the Wizard interacts with his customers. The story itself is cute and the artwork is pretty standard for a children's book, but I have to say I'm not left with a lot of feeling about Wizard and Wart. It's one of those books that was cute the first time, but I'm glad I got it from the library.
First Grave on the Right - Darynda Jones Loved it! Although I will have to be careful with the second novel. After opening it up this morning, I completely zoned out and dove into the story. Didn't even realized my child was sitting on my lap, playing games on my computer until I looked up. Great pacing, interesting storyline, and engaging characters that I am really looking forward to seeing how they develop.

Angel's Ink (The Asylum Tales #1)

Angel's Ink - Jocelynn Drake Love it. So can't wait to see more of Low Town.
Animal Alphabet (Sesame Street) - Kara McMahon, Christopher Moroney A great book to keep in my bag for when I need something to occupy the kids. It's small enough to fit most purses/bags, has favorite characters on the pages, introduces the alphabet and is a little more involved than simply "a is for apple". I even learned there were animals that started with X.
Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar? - Christine Schneider Very cute counting story with some fun rhymes.
City of Bones - Cassandra Clare Seriously?! Jace and Clary? That kind of annoys me actually.
House Rules  - Chloe Neill Review pending...


Tart - Lauren Dane would have liked to see some resolutions to a few elements mentioned, but overall a great read as expected.

Reflected in You (Crossfire Trilogy Series #2)

Reflected in You - Sylvia Day The Crossfire series may be a romance (and erotic as hell), but it is not an easy love story. There is pain, suffering, heartache all mixed in with joyous and happy times that it will leave a reader panting for more. Bared to You and Reflected in You may be a part of a romance, but there is nothing simple about this story. With mind-blowing sex, strong developed characters and a well blended plot of mystery and tragedy, Bared to You and Reflected in You will leave any reader completely obsessed and loving every minute of it.My full review can be read at Literary Escapism.
Ironskin - Tina Connolly For me, I think Ironskin is one of those stories where I need uninterrupted time. Where I can sit down and just read. If I could do that, I have no doubt Ironskin would be fabulous because while I was reading it, I was there, walking along with Jane, wondering what was going on. But the moment I put it down, there wasn't enough to keep me drawn to it. It's been four days at least since I picked it up and I've had to stop myself twice from starting a different book. That tells me right there that I'm not getting through Ironskin. Not right now at least.My full review can be found at Literary Escapism.

How To Lose a Demon in 10 Days

How To Lose a Demon in 10 Days - Saranna DeWylde Quite honestly, I didn't enjoy this one as much as I did the second one. Actually, the more I think about it, it had a lot of the same flaws as How to Marry a Warlock, just without the great side characters. I loved Hades, but it just didn't my attention as well.