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message 1: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (last edited Jun 01, 2017 12:42PM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16220 comments Mod
Team 2 Players
Captain:
Mandy S.
Runell
Denise
Kim
Jaime
Danielle Gypsy Soul

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message 2: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16220 comments Mod
Helpful Links:

Dice Roll (2 dice on Friday, US Central Time)
Post Your Spot
R9: Spreadsheet
Discussion Thread
R9 SS Countdown to Roll 1


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Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16220 comments Mod
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Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16220 comments Mod
ALTERNATE LIST:
*Titles exclude leading articles like A, An, The)
❀Each number corresponds with the spot on the board.
Colors: The cover has to be at least 50%
Locations: As long as the book takes part at all in the given location .
Shelves: Any book on the given shelf
Publication Years: I'll be using how GR has it's publication date listed.
Authors Names: The first, middle, or last name of the author is ok.
Cover Items: Must have the given item on the cover
Titles: Only the first word of the title. A, An, And, and The do not count.
So if the letter is B: The Best Day would be ok. Dear Betty would not be ok.

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2. 20th Century Novels (January 1, 1901 - December 31, 2000)
3. Steampunk
4. Goodreads Choice Awards 2016
5. Book to Movie (must state how book qualifies i.e. listopia or precis
6. Magic
7. Series featuring Groups such as Sisters or Brothers or BFFs
8. Cover: Black
9. Four or more Words Title excluding like A, An, The (i.e. The Girl on the Train or Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)
10. California
11. Cover: Purple
12. Title L
13. Aliens
14. Male Author
15. Goodreads Choice Awards 2015
16. Title D
17. Cover Item Vehicle/Mode of Transport
18. Cover: Red
19. Erotica
20. Cover Item Food
21. Title W
22. Best Book Boyfriends
23. Author H
24. Road Trip
25. Number in the Title (i.e.Third Grave Dead Ahead or Every Fifteen Minutes)
26. Science Fiction
27. Cover: Orange
28. Female Author
29. Title T
30. Set in the South
31. Three Word Title excluding like A, An, The (i.e. Behind Closed Doors or Etched in Bone)
32. Fairy Tale Retellings
33. Cover Item Building(s)
34. Author J
35. Depression/Mental Illness/Disability (I’ll accept drug abuse, self-harm etc)
36. Goodreads Choice Awards 2014
37. Contemporary Romance
38. Young Adult/New Adult
39. Law Enforcement/Military
40. Title E
41. Enemies to lovers (must state how book qualifies i.e. listopia or precis)
42. Dystopian
43. Single Parent or Widower
44. New Release (first Published within 6 months of this date)
45. Music/Instrument
46. Freebie/Kindle Unlimited/ARC
47. Love Triangle or Ménage
48. Taboo Romance
49. Crime or MC is a criminal
50. Cover: Pink
51. New York
52. Two Word Title excluding like A, An, The (i.e. Deadly Silence or The Hunger Games )
53. Title R
54. Cover Item: 2 or more People
55. Favorite Author
56. Second chance love (must state how book qualifies i.e. listopia or precis)
57. Shapeshifter
58. White
59. Goodreads Choice Awards 2013
60. Title S
61. Author L
62. Cover Item An Animal
63. Book that one of your teammates read shelf rated a 5-star
64. MC has a Pet
65. College
66. Tattoos
67. Fantasy
68. Sports/Athletes
69. Cover: Green
70. Space Opera
71. Author S
72. Humor
73. Suspense/Thriller
74. Title C
75. Goodreads Choice Awards 2012
76. Debut Novel or Debut Author
77. Multi-Colored (3 or More Colors)
78. Cover Item No People
79. Standalone
80. Author A
81. Cover: Yellow
82. Europe
83. LGBT
84. Seasonal Theme (i.e Christmas, Halloween etc)
85. Friends to Lovers
86. Cover Item Moon or Sun
87. MC is a minority (Non-Caucasian)
88. Paranormal
89. Cover: Blue
90. Non-fiction
91. Title G
92. Horror
93. Cover Item Weapon(s)
94. One Word Title excluding articles like A, An, The (i.e. The Witness or Divergent)
95. Detective/Law Enforcement
96. Cover: Gray/Silver
97. Marked as DNF at least once
98. Set in the Midwest
99. Cover Brown
100. Series featuring Groups such as Sisters or Brothers or BFFs
102. Cover Item Water
103. Multicultural
104. Author B
105. Author S
106: Florida
107. Multi-Colored (3 or More Colors)
108. England
109. Seasonal Theme (i.e Christmas, Halloween etc)
110. Shirtless Cover
111. Teammate recommends (at least one from your TBR and at least one NOT on your TBR)
112. Inspirational


message 5: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5576 comments Mod
Hi team! :)

You've probably all seen me around (mod-perks, hah!), but how about we all do a little introduction for ourselves to get to know each other before getting started with the game?
I'm Denise, turned 30 this year, originally from Germany but have been living in Tampere, Finland, since 2008. This puts me in time zone GMT+2. I read a lot and from a variety of genres, but favourites include fantasy/sci-fi, historical fiction, mystery/thriller, M/M romance, and any combination of the above. Things that occasionally distract me from reading include one boyfriend, two cats, and unlimited access to Netflix and HBO Nordic. But never fear, I won't let them distract me too much to get my books read on time! :D

I've played pretty much every round of SS so far and am (once again) juggling both SS and SSS, so while I'm very familiar with how it all works and have captained teams before and would do it if no one else wants the job, I'm very much hoping there'll be other volunteers. XD

Looking forward to getting this round started!


message 6: by Mandy (new)

Mandy (thereadingdiaries) | 1088 comments Hi I'm Mandy! I turned 36 earlier this year. I'm currently living in Northern California but my husband is military so that can always change. I have two big dogs, two kids, a coffee addiction, and I'm crafty. I'm a book blogger and have been since 2012.

I'm super into all forms of fiction, but my favorite is always more towards the paranormal world. I've been in a reading funk for a while but I'm hoping to pull myself out of it with SS. I've done both before and even both at the same time. I would have said I did them all but I missed a couple of rounds. I've been captain in the past and don't mind doing it if no one else wants to.

Can't wait to start.


message 7: by Kim (new)

Kim Anderson (kimmatski) | 873 comments Hey gang! I'm Kim. I live in central Illinois (in the middle of a cornfield). I have two kiddos (16 and 9), a husband, and two cats. I listen to a lot of audio, as I have a challenge group of my own that keeps me very busy on Goodreads. I leave for Disney World and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter tomorrow and couldn't be more excited.

I'm on a winning streak right now. I was on the winning team for SSS last round and both winning teams for SS and SSS the round before. So, let's keep the streak alive! Ha ha! Excited to get started.


Danielle  Gypsy Soul (afdaniellet) | 1364 comments Hi everyone. I'm Danielle and I live in Phoenix Arizona. I have two kids (11 and 14), a husband and two dogs (a pitbull and a dachshund). I'm retired from the Air Force after serving for twenty years and traveling around the world. I currently work from home and I'm a mod for another group on GR's which keeps me busy. I'm on vacation in Washington DC right now with my son.

I've played both SS and SSS before and enjoy them.


message 9: by Runell (last edited May 27, 2017 02:32PM) (new)

Runell Hi, everyone! I'm Runell (pronounced as in roo-nell). I'm 22 and I live in Georgia. I work as a RA in an assisted living home and will be working on getting my CNA and then later on CMA in the coming months (because of this job, I have a later schedule). Besides two dogs and the job, I also have an amazing boyfriend who does require the usual petting, but knows not to bother me when I'm reading. ;) I've also became obsessed with Korean dramas; soooo good.

My favorite genre will always be historical fiction, though as of these past few months, all I really want to read is fantasy. I'll read anything, however, as long as it has some romance because this girl loves the loving.

Also, this is the first round of SS I've ever done so I'm pretty nervous, but I promise not to fail you guys. :)


message 10: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5576 comments Mod
No worries, Runell, we'll be gentle with you. ;)

Anyone got any brilliant ideas for a team name?


message 11: by Kim (new)

Kim Anderson (kimmatski) | 873 comments We're Team 2....

Two Legit to Quit? I'm terrible at team names...


Danielle  Gypsy Soul (afdaniellet) | 1364 comments Two Busy Reading? I can't think of anything :)


message 13: by Mandy (last edited May 29, 2017 05:14PM) (new)

Mandy (thereadingdiaries) | 1088 comments I'm terrible with names too lol.

Fast and Furious Page Turners
The Flaming marshmallows


message 14: by Runell (new)

Runell I'm absolutely horrible with names. :/

I don't know what this says about me (besides my desire for a drink), but all I can seem to think of is "Make it a Double". Like I said, horrible with names.


message 15: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (last edited May 30, 2017 05:14AM) (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5576 comments Mod
Twice As Fast
Ready 2 Read
Library Lovers

... yeah, I'm horrible with names too. XD

Looks like I'll be captaining my SSS team, so I have to take my name out of the hat for captain in this one. Since Mandy said she's ok with being captain, shall we make that official? And we should probably PM Jaime to come check in.


message 16: by Mandy (last edited May 30, 2017 06:00AM) (new)

Mandy (thereadingdiaries) | 1088 comments Works for me.
Messaged Jaime.


message 17: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5576 comments Mod
You work fast! :D


message 18: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16220 comments Mod
Mandy wrote: "I'm terrible with names too lol.

Fast and Furious Page Turners
The Flaming marshmallows"


I just watched Fast & Furious 8...I liked the movie


message 19: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5576 comments Mod
I think out of the options we have on the table so far, Fast and Furious Page Turners gets my vote.


message 20: by Mandy (new)

Mandy (thereadingdiaries) | 1088 comments Sometimes I'm productive =D


Danielle  Gypsy Soul (afdaniellet) | 1364 comments I like Fast and Furious Page Turners and Make it a Double.


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hi guys!! im so sorry, i have just got back in town :) my name is Jaime and im from Auckland, New Zealand. I work and study as a vet nurse and a waitress both part time, but still seem to have loads of spare time on my hands!! i love reading classics, YA, horror/thriller, non fiction etc. im pretty easy with what i read. only really read hard copies as i dont have a kindle :) cant wait to start playing!


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

to add: ive never played this before however i have played team challenge games similar to this with other goodreads groups :)


message 24: by Mandy (new)

Mandy (thereadingdiaries) | 1088 comments Welcome, Jaime! This is one of my favorite team challenges. It's super easy and a lot of fun. I think you'll enjoy it.


message 25: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5576 comments Mod
Hi Jaime, looking forward to playing with you! :D


message 26: by Mandy (new)

Mandy (thereadingdiaries) | 1088 comments Let's pick a name.

Twice As Fast
Ready 2 Read
Library Lovers
Two Legit to Quit
Two Busy Reading
Fast and Furious Page Turners
The Flaming marshmallows
Make it a Double
Twice As Fast
Ready 2 Read
Library Lovers

I think I've got all our options. We have so many choices. =D


Danielle  Gypsy Soul (afdaniellet) | 1364 comments My 1st choice: Fast and Furious Page Turners
2nd Choice: Ready 2 Read
Third Choice: Two Busy Reading


message 28: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5576 comments Mod
Danielle Gypsy Soul wrote: "My 1st choice: Fast and Furious Page Turners
2nd Choice: Ready 2 Read
Third Choice: Two Busy Reading"


I second that! In the same order, too. :D


message 29: by Mandy (new)

Mandy (thereadingdiaries) | 1088 comments Alright, I'm going to make the executive decision.
Winner is....Fast and Furious Page Turners


Danielle  Gypsy Soul (afdaniellet) | 1364 comments Only 3 hours and 40 minutes til our first roll!


message 31: by Mandy (new)

Mandy (thereadingdiaries) | 1088 comments I have terrible rolls so if someone will make sure to roll.


message 32: by Danielle Gypsy Soul (last edited Jun 01, 2017 08:52PM) (new)

Danielle  Gypsy Soul (afdaniellet) | 1364 comments I'll roll for us :) In One hour and eight minutes!


message 33: by Danielle Gypsy Soul (last edited Jun 01, 2017 10:01PM) (new)

Danielle  Gypsy Soul (afdaniellet) | 1364 comments First roll is 11

So Stand Alone Book
First in Series

Or Alternate is: Cover: Purple


message 34: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5576 comments Mod
Looks like we're off to a good start!

Spot: 11
Street Magic (Black London, #1) by Caitlin Kittredge
Book: Street Magic by Caitlin Kittredge
Qualification: Black London #1
Pages: 326


message 35: by Runell (new)

Runell Spot: 11

Traitor's Blade (Greatcoats, #1) by Sebastien de Castell

Book: Traitor's Blade by Sebastien de Castell
Qualification: Greatcoats #1
Pages: 372


message 36: by Mandy (last edited Jul 28, 2017 01:34PM) (new)

Mandy (thereadingdiaries) | 1088 comments Week 1 ~ Roll~ 11 Spot ~11 Alternate ~Cover: Purple
Runell - Traitor's Blade - Review
Denise - Street Magic - Review
Kim - Murder at Redwood Cove - Review
Jaime - Nevernight - Review
Danielle Gypsy Soul - Frog - Review
Mandy - Water and Blood - Review
Traitor's Blade (Greatcoats, #1) by Sebastien de Castell Street Magic (Black London, #1) by Caitlin Kittredge Frog by Mary Calmes Water and Blood (The Merworld Trilogy, #1) by B. Kristin McMichael Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1) by Jay Kristoff Murder at Redwood Cove (A Kelly Jackson Mystery #1) by Janet Finsilver
Reviews6/6
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Week 2 ~ Roll~ 10 Spot ~21 Alternate ~ Title W
Runell - Six of Crows - Review
Denise - Demon Bound - Review
Kim - I Am Not A Serial Killer - Review
Jaime - The Night Circus - Review
Danielle Gypsy Soul - Fire and Water - Review
Mandy - Baehrly Breathing- Review
I Am Not A Serial Killer (John Cleaver #1) by Dan Wells Fire and Water (Carlisle Cops, #1) by Andrew Grey Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) by Leigh Bardugo Demon Bound (Black London, #2) by Caitlin Kittredge Baehrly Breathing (Goldie Locke and the Were Bears, #1) by Elizabeth A. Reeves The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Review 6/6
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Week 3 ~ Roll~ 9 Spot ~30Alternate ~ book set in the South
Runell - Up a Road Slowly - Review
Denise- Bone Gods - Review
Kim - Midnight Alley - Review
Jaime - Everything I Never Told You - Review
Danielle Gypsy Soul - Vision in Silver - Review +1 over 500 pages.
Mandy -Duel of Passion - Review
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng Midnight Alley (The Morganville Vampires, #3) by Rachel Caine Vision in Silver (The Others, #3) by Anne Bishop Bone Gods (Black London, #3) by Caitlin Kittredge Duel of Passion by Madeleine Ker Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt
6/6 complete
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Week 4 ~ Roll~ 8 Spot ~38Alternate ~ Young Adult/New Adult
Runell - Every Heart a Doorway - Review
Denise - Heroes Adrift - Review
Kim - The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone - Review
Jaime - City of Glass - Review
Danielle Gypsy Soul - Jax - Review
Mandy - Queen Alpha - Review
Heroes Adrift (Hero, #3) by Moira J. Moore Jax (The Protectors, #8) by Teresa Gabelman City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3) by Cassandra Clare The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire Queen Alpha (NYC Mecca #2) by Jaymin Eve
6/6 completed

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Week 5 ~ Roll~ 5 Spot ~43Alternate ~ Single Parent or Widower
Runell - A Conjuring of Light - Review
Denise - Devil's Business - Review
Kim Murder at the Fortune Teller's Table - Review
Jaime - Holding Up the Universe
Danielle Gypsy Soul - Spun! - Review
Mandy - Queen Fae - Review
Devil's Business (Black London, #4) by Caitlin Kittredge Queen Fae (NYC Mecca #3) by Jaymin Eve Murder at the Fortune Teller's Table (A Kelly Jackson Mystery #3) by Janet Finsilver A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3) by V.E. Schwab Spun! (The Shamwell Tales, #4) by J.L. Merrow Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
5/6 Complete

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Week 6 ~ Roll~ 6 Spot ~49Alternate ~ Crime or MC is a criminal
Runell -This Savage Song Review
Denise - Heroes at Risk - Review
Kim - Bone Deep Review
Jaime
Danielle Gypsy Soul - Marked in Flesh - my link text
Mandy Much Ado About Nothing - Review
Bone Deep by Debra Webb Marked in Flesh (The Others, #4) by Anne Bishop Heroes at Risk (Hero, #4) by Moira J. Moore Much Ado About Nothing (Shakesbear Shifters of Verona Book 4) by Lily Cahill This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1) by Victoria Schwab

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Week 7 ~ Roll~ 8 Spot ~57Alternate ~Shapeshifter
Runell -Magic Bites - Review
Denise - Soul Trade - Review
Kim - Dragon Bound - Review
Danielle Gypsy Soul - Marked in Flesh - Review
Mandy - Pack Ebon Red - Review
Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona Andrews Pack Ebon Red (The Seven Mates of Zara Wolf Book 1) by C.M. Stunich Dragon Bound (Elder Races, #1) by Thea Harrison Soul Trade (Black London, #5) by Caitlin Kittredge Marked in Flesh (The Others, #4) by Anne Bishop
5/5

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Week 7 ~ Roll~ 8 Spot ~57Alternate ~Shapeshifter
Runell - Carry On- Review
Denise - Dark Days - Review
Kim - Bloodrose- Review
Danielle Gypsy Soul - Trust - Review
Mandy - Reason to Love - Review
Reason to Love (Credence Curse, #3) by Sedona Venez Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Trust (Temptation, #3) by Ella Frank Dark Days (Black London, #6) by Caitlin Kittredge Bloodrose (Nightshade #3; Nightshade World #6) by Andrea Cremer
5/5


message 37: by Mandy (last edited Aug 04, 2017 10:37PM) (new)

Mandy (thereadingdiaries) | 1088 comments Week 9 ~ Roll~ 8 Spot ~71 Alternate ~ Author S
Runell - Walk on Earth a Stranger- Review
Denise -Frost Arch - Review
Kim - The Marriage Bargain - Review
Danielle Gypsy Soul -An Unlocked Heart - Review
Mandy -The Connector - Review
5/5 complete
The Connector (Trillionaire Boys' Club, #1) by Aubrey Parker Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #1) by Rae Carson Frost Arch (Fire Mage, #1) by Kate Bloomfield An Unlocked Heart (Collars and Cuffs, #1) by K.C. Wells The Marriage Bargain (Marriage to a Billionaire, #1) by Jennifer Probst


Danielle  Gypsy Soul (afdaniellet) | 1364 comments My Week One Book is going to be

Frog by Mary Calmes
Book: Frog by Mary Calmes
Qualification: Stand Alone
Pages: 178


message 39: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5576 comments Mod
Week 1
Spot: 11
Street Magic (Black London, #1) by Caitlin Kittredge
Book:
Street Magic by Caitlin Kittredge
Qualification: Black London #1
Finished: 02 Jun 2017
Rating: ★★★

Review:
Twelve years ago, when she was sixteen, Pete Caldecott met Jack Winter, the man who introduced her to the existence of magic and died brutally in front of her when the summoning of a spirit went wrong. Now, Pete is a detective investigating the case of a missing child, and a mysterious informant coming forward turns out to be none other than the very man whose supposed death has been haunting her for over a decade. With a huge chip on his shoulder about pretty much everything, a severe case of unexplained anger at Pete and a heroin addiction to boot, this older version of Jack doesn't exactly seem like someone one should be spending time with, but his supernatural insight into the whereabouts of the missing girl make him a valuable source - one that Pete has no choice but to return too when more children go missing.

This was a somewhat difficult book for me to rate. The premise is intriguing and despite the not entirely fleshed out worldbuilding and magic system I found myself interested enough in both to want to know more. The main problem I have is with the characters - what anybody sees in Jack I simply cannot understand, he behaved like a selfish asshole constantly flipflopping between bitching at everyone and wallowing in selfpity, and he and Pete spent most of the book being thoroughly unpleasant to each other and everybody who happened to wander into their line of fire - and the forced and painfully overdone attempts by an American author to make her characters sound as British as she can possibly conceive of that most of the dialogue just sounds completely ridiculous. Despite all that, I'm willing to give this series a second chance - perhaps it'll grow on me with prolongued exposure. I'm not going to hold my breath for it, though.


message 40: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16220 comments Mod
Damn! Denise, you air playing!!


message 41: by Kim (last edited Jun 05, 2017 03:59PM) (new)

Kim Anderson (kimmatski) | 873 comments So... I posted my selection post from the spotty hotel wifi, but now I don't see it. So, imma post it again. Sorry!

Selection Post

Spot - 11
Book - Murder at Redwood Cove (A Kelly Jackson Mystery #1) by Janet Finsilver
Qualification - #1 in Series
Pages - 198


message 42: by Kim (new)

Kim Anderson (kimmatski) | 873 comments Completion Post

Week 1 - Spot 11
Book - Murder at Redwood Cove (A Kelly Jackson Mystery #1) by Janet Finsilver
Qualification - #1 in Series
Date Finished - 6/5/17
Rating - 4 stars
Review - I'm just starting to dabble in the cozy mystery genre and I have to say that I'm really enjoying many of them. For this one, I had the killer pegged pretty early in the book, but I was still pretty unsure, so it didn't irritate me too much. It was a 3 star book until the ending made me cry and I raised it up a star. Loved the relationship between young Tommy and his basset hound, Fred. Looking forward to continuing the series.


Danielle  Gypsy Soul (afdaniellet) | 1364 comments I'll have my book done tonight :)


message 44: by Danielle Gypsy Soul (last edited Jun 05, 2017 09:28PM) (new)

Danielle  Gypsy Soul (afdaniellet) | 1364 comments Week 1 - Spot 11

Book: Frog by Mary Calmes
Qualification: Stand Alone
Date Finished: 6/5/17
Pages: 178
Rating: 4 Stars
Review: I really enjoyed this very sweet story. It was a low angst, fun and very sweet romance between a neurosurgeon and a rodeo cowboy. I have to admit the opening scene where they meet and immediately have sex was a bit jarring but I enjoyed reading about these two men and the insecurities they both had about themselves and the relationship. I loved reading about Weber discovering that he could be more than a rodeo cowboy and that he didn't have to give up his pride to be with Cyrus. My only issue is the one I always have with Mary Calmes. Absolutely EVERYONE falls in love with Weber. Cyrus' family (which I actually understood in this one because they saw how happy Cyrus was with Weber and the fun and lightness he brought to Cyrus), his work colleagues, (ok I can buy that too), but also all the kids and animals and then at the end it was all the teachers and all the other parents and... you get the point. No one is universally loved by everyone and sometimes it just drives me crazy. Still overall I enjoyed this book and I will continue to read Mary Calmes because even with my little pet peeve I always enjoy her books.


message 45: by [deleted user] (new)

Hi all!
Sorry I have been out of service the last few days exploring some beaches but have finally come home. Managed to start and finish Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (first in a series) while I was away! ive never written a review before but im sure theyll get better :) 5/5 stars on goodreads!

I've never read anything by Jay Kristoff before, however, I am so stoked I started with the first book of the Nevernight Chronicles. I LOVED this book. I've been on a bout of good books lately and this is one of them. I absolutely loved the setting of this novel. The intricate world building shows how much research Kristoff actually did before writing this book set in Italy. The characters were also written so well, my favourite(s) being Mia and Tric, especially with the way their backgrounds and relationship was executed!!! I did have trouble maybe a quarter of the way through, but the book sped up quickly after that. Ive never really. written a review, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book and cant wait to read the next!


message 46: by Mandy (new)

Mandy (thereadingdiaries) | 1088 comments I'll be done with mine this am =D


message 47: by Runell (new)

Runell I've got two more chapters in my book so when I get home from work, I'll be able to post my review. :)


message 48: by [deleted user] (last edited Jun 07, 2017 03:46PM) (new)

Sorry I didn't make a selection post, am now at a computer.
Qualification: #1 in a series
Started: 4/6/17
Finished: 7/6/17
Nevernight- Jay Kristoff
Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1) by Jay Kristoff


message 49: by Runell (last edited Jun 07, 2017 10:40PM) (new)

Runell Week 1
Spot 11

Traitor's Blade (Greatcoats, #1) by Sebastien de Castell

Book: Traitor's Blade
Qualification: Greatcoats #1
Pages: 372
Date Finished: 6/7/2017
Rating: 4/5 ★

Review:

Okay, so I really, really liked this book. Like, a lot.

The sarcasm and witty banter is right up my alley in the humor department and I don't know how many times I laughed and/or chuckled (there in the very last chapter, a few pages before the end, I laughed out loud so hard I had a coworker ask me if I was okay).

I docked it a star because the pacing was a little off for me. Sometimes, it was bambambam and then it was sloooooow and I had to push a little to get through the chapter, but even though it was slow, I still loved it, if that makes sense and there was one chapter where it was very detailed with animal abuse and I just can't handle that. Gory human death? Give it to me. But not anything to do with animals.

Falcio, Brasti, and Kest were just wonderful to read about and I can't wait to read more of their story. The villains were legit fucked up in the head that made me go daaaaamn right along with Falcio et al.

I will definitely be continuing on with this series. Cannot recommend it highly enough.


message 50: by Mandy (last edited Jun 07, 2017 10:40PM) (new)

Mandy (thereadingdiaries) | 1088 comments Week: 1
Spot:
Book: Water and Blood (The Merworld, #1) by B. Kristin McMichael
Qualification: 1st in series
Pages: 214
Date Finished: 6/7/2017
Rating: 4/5

Review:

After losing her parents are murdered Whitney is forced to live with her aunt and cousin but they don't really notice what she's up to. She's been taking swimming lessons with Sam one of the instructors that's she had a crush on for over a year. When a swimming lesson goes south quickly Sam is forced to give her a little of his blood so that she doesn't die, but he didn't know it would turn Whitney into a mermaid also.

Whitney thinks she knows why she was transformed into a mermaid because she wasn't always a day human. After losing her parents she also loses her skinwalker ability, turning her into the day human everyone suspects. She has lots of questions and hopes that Sam will have the answer to them all. Only he's determined to keep her a secret from his fellow sirens in order to protect her life.

I like Whitney a lot, she's sweet but she can take care of herself and accepts the transformation of her fishie tail. I wasn't sure about Sam at first because he's keeping the truth about her a secret. However, as the book progresses it's clear that they are meant to be together and need each other. I like the sweet chemistry between the two it's a clean romance with a little biting and whole lot of tails.

I've had this one on my kindle for a while because of the cover is just so pretty. Water and Blood is a fast paced action packed sweet romance that captures the heart as well as the imagination. The concept for the mermaids is interesting the way the author has created two different kinds based on tail color and magical power plus they all drink blood. The characters are great I really felt like I connected to both Whitney and Sam as the author uses an alternating style. I enjoyed the author's writing style it flows from start to finish, it's easy to get lost in the story and hard to put down. I highly recommend checking it out because it's a new twist on the mermaid idea.


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