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message 1: by Steph, Serious series addict (last edited Sep 17, 2019 02:26PM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29102 comments Team #16
Captain: Lekeisha

Members:
Martha
Lekeisha
Danielle Book Boss


message 2: by Steph, Serious series addict (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29102 comments Just a Hop, Skip & Click Away
Happy Reading!

Shelf Announcements ~ Check for the latest shelf announcement & review the requirements for each shelf
Captain's Log ~ Share team shelf stats prior to requesting a stamp
Stamp Me! ~ Request a stamp for your bingo card
Discussions ~ Throughout the game, head here to chat with other players & shelf chant til your heart's content
Bingo Rules ~ Rules of the game
Free Space Rules ~ Where to look when pickin' your free space book
Bingo FAQ ~ Don't hesitate! If you have a question, let us know.


message 3: by Steph, Serious series addict (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29102 comments Hiya, Team Caps! Thanks for volunteering to guide your team through a round of BookShelf Bingo!

Your job, should you choose to accept it, will require a few things:
1 ~ Be our go-to person should we have any questions about your team
2 ~ Organize your teammate's weekly reads for each shelf/category so that the BSB Ninjas can quickly and easily verify and approve your stamp request(s)
2a ~ Create a master list in a post (preferably on the first page of your team's thread) and update it weekly or as often as necessary
2b ~ Post your team's stats on the Captain's Log prior to requesting a stamp
3 ~ Encourage and motivate your team (you may also ask to borrow Judithe's whip whenever necessary)
4 ~ Post regularly to ensure your team is communicating and on track each week
4a ~ Send them a PM and friendly poke if they haven't posted at least once a week, noted their book choice, and/or appear to have dropped out of webspace
5 ~ Send us a PM (Steph, Sandra or Judithe) should you need us for any reason throughout the game


message 4: by Steph, Serious series addict (last edited Dec 13, 2019 11:09AM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29102 comments Link to print your own copy: BINGO card

SOS book shelf bingo card


message 5: by Steph, Serious series addict (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29102 comments ...


message 6: by Martha (new)

Martha (mkoopman27) | 346 comments Hi teammates! Danielle I think you and I were on the same team once before. I can’t wait to get started!

Unfortunately I can’t be captain because all I have is a tablet and I’ve not been able to figure out how to post links using it. I’m also bad at team names and can’t think of anything using 16 except for the trite sweet 16 thing, and I’m not always sweet in my reviews 😀


Danielle Book Boss (daniellebookboss) | 1009 comments Hey there Martha! Yes we were!

Hey everyone else! I’m super excited to play. Im bowing out of captain because I’m in a really rigorous grad program and can’t imagine keeping anyone else organized. Sometimes I won’t engage as much and other times I will a lot but I’ll always be reading!

Team names...

Sweet Sixteen
Sixteen Problems but Reading Ain’t One
The BING screaming O Readers 😂
Book Blazer
Raiders of the Lost Book
Book Blasters


message 8: by Martha (new)

Martha (mkoopman27) | 346 comments Lekeisha, do you mind being captain? I have plenty of time and would be happy to help, I just can’t make those links to books in the captain’s logs.

I like the name suggestions, maybe my favorite is Raiders of the Lost Book but I like the others, too.


message 9: by Lekeisha (last edited Dec 04, 2019 04:10AM) (new)

Lekeisha | 348 comments TRACKING POST

FREESPACE STAMP RECEIVED
DANIELLE ~ Sweep of the Blade BY Ilona Andrews read 100219, 4 stars REVIEW
LEKEISHA ~ To Woo A Warrior BY Jane Cousins read 102319, 4 STARS REVIEW
MARTHA ~ Mark of the Demon by Diana Rowland read 092919, 3.5 stars REVIEW

SHELF #1 09/18/19 Angels STAMP RECEIVED

DANIELLE ~ Archangel's Prophecy BYNalini Singh read 092119, 4.5 stars REVIEW
LEKEISHA ~ Untouchable Darkness BY Rachel Van Dyken read 092419, 4 stars REVIEW
MARTHA ~ Angel of Chaos BY Debra Dunbar read 091919, 3 stars REVIEW

SHELF #2 09/25/19 Vampires STAMP RECEIVED
DANIELLE ~ Archangel's War by Nalini Singh read 092919, 5 stars REVIEW
LEKEISHA ~ Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison read 100519, 4 stars REVIEW
MARTHA ~ Archangel's War by Nalini Singh read 092819, 4 stars REVIEW

SHELF #3 10/02/19 Favorites STAMP RECEIVED
DANIELLE ~ The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen read 100519, 4 stars REVIEW
LEKEISHA ~ Benedict's Commands by Golden Angel read 101619, 4 stars REVIEW
MARTHA ~ Aurora Blazing by Jessie Mihalik read 100419, 4 starsREVIEW

SHELF #4 10/09/19 Auto Buy STAMP RECEIVED
DANIELLE ~ The Blacksmith Queen by G.A. Aiken read 101419 4 STARS REVIEW
LEKEISHA ~ Need Me by Tessa Bailey read 102019, 4 STARS REVIEW
MARTHA ~ The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston read 101219, 3 stars REVIEW

SHELF #5 10/16/19 Fantasy Romance STAMP RECEIVED
DANIELLE ~ The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon read 101819 5 stars REVIEW
LEKEISHA ~ Dark Surrender BY Rachel Van Dyken read 111219 4 STARS REVIEW
MARTHA~ Reaper BY Larissa Ione READ 101819 4 STARS REVIEW/a>

SHELF #6 10/23/19 Alternate Reality STAMP RECEIVED
DANIELLE~
Beauty and the Clockwork Beast BY Nancy Campbell Allen READ 102719 4 STARSREVIEW
LEKEISHA~ Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews READ 103019 REVIEW
MARTHA~ The Good, the Bad, and the Undead BY Kim Harrison READ 102719 4 STARS REVIEW

SHELF #7 103019 Magic
DANIELLE~ Steel's Edge BY Ilona Andrews READ 110319 4.5 STARS REVIEW
LEKEISHA~ Sweep in Peace BY Ilona Andrews READ 110719, 5 stars REVIEW
MARTHA~ Shattered Bonds BY Faith Hunter READ 110219 4 STARS REVIEW

SHELF #8 11/6/2019: Kick Ass Heroine
DANIELLE~ Here Be Sexist Vampires by Suzanne Wright read my link text
LEKEISHA~ Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews read my link text
MARTHA~ Every Which Way But Dead BY Kim Harrison read my link text

SHELF #9 11/13/2019: Immortals
DANIELLE~ The Darkest Warrior by Gena Showalter read 111319, 4.5 stars REVIEW
LEKEISHA~ Want by R.E. Butler read 112719, 3.5 stars REVIEW
MARTHA~ The Darkest Pleasure by Gena Showalter read 111619, 3 stars REVIEW

SHELF #10 11/20/2019: Fae
DANIELLE ~ Motor City Fae byCindy Spencer Pape read 112519, 2 stars REVIEW
LEKEISHA~ Darkest Temptation by Rachel Van Dyken read 113019, 4 stars REVIEW
MARTHA~
Exodus byDebra Dunbar read 112319, 3 stars REVIEW

Shelf#11 11/27/2019: Military
DANIELLE~ read my link text
LEKEISHA~ In Bed with Mr. Wrong byKatee Robert read my link text
MARTHA~ Sins of Empire byBrian McClellan read my link text


message 10: by Martha (new)

Martha (mkoopman27) | 346 comments Thanks, Lekeisha
I vote for either 4squared or raiders


Danielle Book Boss (daniellebookboss) | 1009 comments I really like 4squared!

I'm excited for the first shelf.


message 12: by Lekeisha (new)

Lekeisha | 348 comments morning, ok so we are 4squared. Excited as well.


message 13: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 23896 comments Done.


message 14: by Lekeisha (last edited Dec 04, 2019 02:48PM) (new)

Lekeisha | 348 comments SHELF ANNOUCEMENTS

Shelf #12 ~ 4/12/2019: Spin-Off
DIRECT LINK -https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/...
SOS Bookshelf: Spin Off https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...

Shelf #11 ~ 27/11/2019: Military
DIRECT LINK -https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/...

Shelf #10 ~ 20/11/2019: Fae
DIRECT LINK -https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/fae
SOS Bookshelf: Fae: https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...

Shelf #9 ~ 13/11/2019: Immortals
DIRECT LINK -https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/...

Shelf #8 ~ 6/11/2019: Kick Ass Heroine
DIRECT LINK -https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/...

Shelf #7 ~ 30/10/2019: Magic
DIRECT LINK https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/...
+ SOS Bookshelf Magic: https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...
+ SOS Bookshelf Witches Magic: https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...

Shelf #6 ~ 23/10/2019: Alternate Reality
DIRECT LINK https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/...

Shelf#5 ~ 16/10/19 Fantasy Romance
https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/...

Shelf #1 ~ 18/9/2019: Angels
DIRECT LINK -https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/...

Shelf #2 ~ 25/9/2019: vampires
DIRECT LINK https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/...
+ SOS Bookshelf: https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...

Shelf #3 ~ 2/10/2019: Favorites
DIRECT LINK -https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/...


Danielle Book Boss (daniellebookboss) | 1009 comments Off to browse!


message 16: by Danielle Book Boss (last edited Sep 18, 2019 06:47PM) (new)

Danielle Book Boss (daniellebookboss) | 1009 comments Selection Post
Shelf #1: Angels

Archangel's Prophecy (Guild Hunter, #11) by Nalini Singh
Book: Archangel's Prophecy by Nalini Singh


message 17: by Martha (new)

Martha (mkoopman27) | 346 comments Selection Post
Shelf #1: Angels


Angel of Chaos (Imp #6, Imp World #9) by Debra Dunbar
Angel of Chaos by Debra Dunbar


message 18: by Martha (new)

Martha (mkoopman27) | 346 comments Completion Post
Shelf #1 Angels


Angel of Chaos (Imp #6, Imp World #9) by Debra Dunbar
Angel of Chaos by Debra Dunbar
Read: 9/19/2019
Rating: ***

A three star book for me is a good, solid read. I was actually relieved that this series got back to the three star level because the last book I read was in the spin-off Imp World series and it wasn’t even good. But here our imp, Sam, is back and back to her old part demon, part angel ways. Not much really happens, but the characters are fun and I’m pretty caught up in how Sam is evolving. I will be continuing with the series but maybe not being obsessive about reading all the spin offs.


Danielle Book Boss (daniellebookboss) | 1009 comments I love my book so far. Nalini Singh is definitely one of favorite authors. She’s so poetic. I’m about half way through.


message 20: by Martha (new)

Martha (mkoopman27) | 346 comments I think I’m going to wait until next week when Archangel's War (Guild Hunter, #12) by Nalini Singh comes out and use it for my free space book. Someone was thinking ahead and added it to the group bookshelf.


Danielle Book Boss (daniellebookboss) | 1009 comments Oh that’s great! I’m definitely gonna read the next one and will use that as well!


Danielle Book Boss (daniellebookboss) | 1009 comments Hey y’all! I finished my book a couple of days ago and then I got distracted. I was just sitting here like hmmmm I’m forgetting something...🤔 lol so I’ll do my review later this morning once I get on the computer and I’ll also do my FreeSpace selection post since Archangel’s War released today. I’m super excited to read this one. The last one wasn’t a full blown cliffhanger but I’m happy I didn’t have to wait for the next installment!


message 23: by Martha (new)

Martha (mkoopman27) | 346 comments I’ve waited a whole year for Archangel’s War and now I have to wait another day or two while I finish the book I’m currently reading. It’s A Little Hatred which is also a new release and very good although it’s grimdark Fantasy which isn’t everyone’s thing. So much good stuff to read!


message 24: by Lekeisha (new)

Lekeisha | 348 comments COMPLETION POST
Angels

READ: Untouchable Darkness by Rachel Van Dyken
09/24/19 4 stars
REVIEW:
So I really enjoyed the 1st story in this series and was looking forward to reading this one. I loved seeing Cassius trying to navigate being human. I didn't really feel a strong connection between Cassius and Stephanie but enjoyed the story nonetheless. Stephanie at times really irritated me by her being so naive and not thinking about the consequences of her actions. I get that she was kept in the dark about some things but she just irked me.
This was a good read and I can't wait to see what happens next in the Dark Ones series.


message 25: by Lekeisha (new)

Lekeisha | 348 comments Hi ladies,

Danielle as soon as you get your review posted I can request our 1st stamp.


Danielle Book Boss (daniellebookboss) | 1009 comments Completion Post
Shelf #1: Angels
Book: Archangel's Prophecy by Nalini Singh
Finished: 9/21/19
4.5 stars

Review:

What a great return to this series. I feel like it's been a while since I've read a Guild Hunter novel and to be honest, I've not been overly impressed with the last few installments even though the heroes were HIGHLY anticipated main characters. Nalini Singh is very poetic in her writing for this series. There are a few passages that does not outright say whatever instead it's heavily poetic, heavily metaphoric so sometimes I could get lost in that sauce and I'd have to read again to make sure I understood what she was trying to say.

I loved Elena and Raphael together and apart. I loved getting glimpses of other side characters. The story progressed really well and I was super interested in seeing where it ended. It ended with a bit of a cliff but overall a great story that I can't wait to continue with the next installment.


message 27: by Martha (new)

Martha (mkoopman27) | 346 comments Danielle, War works for vampires, too if you want to use free space for something else.


message 28: by Martha (last edited Sep 26, 2019 08:33AM) (new)

Martha (mkoopman27) | 346 comments Selection Post
Shelf #2 Vampires


Archangel's War (Guild Hunter, #12) by Nalini Singh
Archangel's War by Nalini Singh

480pp, shelved by 30 people


message 29: by Danielle Book Boss (last edited Sep 26, 2019 11:06AM) (new)

Danielle Book Boss (daniellebookboss) | 1009 comments Okay yes, I'm going to do that too! Lekeisha, I deleted my freespace selection post.


message 30: by Danielle Book Boss (last edited Sep 26, 2019 11:06AM) (new)

Danielle Book Boss (daniellebookboss) | 1009 comments Selection Post
Shelf #2: Vampires

Archangel's War (Guild Hunter, #12) by Nalini Singh
Archangel's War by Nalini Singh


Danielle Book Boss (daniellebookboss) | 1009 comments What a great cover too Martha!


message 32: by Danielle Book Boss (last edited Sep 26, 2019 02:12PM) (new)

Danielle Book Boss (daniellebookboss) | 1009 comments Selection Post:

Shelf - Free Space

Sweep of the Blade by Ilona Andrews

Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles, #4) by Ilona Andrews

Found on Best of Urban Fantasies List


message 33: by Martha (new)

Martha (mkoopman27) | 346 comments Selection Post
Free Space


Mark of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #1) by Diana Rowland
Mark of the Demon by Diana Rowland

From the group bookshelf


message 34: by Steph, Serious series addict (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29102 comments CONGRATULATIONS, 4Squared!
You now have an updated BINGO card with a stamp on 'angels'. 

[Your updated BINGO card can be viewed on page 1]

Good Job!! :D


message 35: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 23896 comments Congrats on the stamp Math Nerds!


message 36: by Martha (new)

Martha (mkoopman27) | 346 comments Thanks Steph and Sandra! I love our nickname, I actually am a math nerd. And thanks for requesting the stamp, Lekeisha.

I finished Archangel's War and loved it but I’m going to wait til tomorrow to write my review.


message 37: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 23896 comments Martha, a happy coincidence :D


message 38: by Lekeisha (new)

Lekeisha | 348 comments SELECTION POST
vampires
Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison


message 39: by Martha (new)

Martha (mkoopman27) | 346 comments Completion Post
Shelf #2 Vampires


Archangel's War (Guild Hunter, #12) by Nalini Singh
Archangel's War by Nalini Singh
Read: 9/28/2019
Rating: ****

I blew right through chore time and lunch time reading the last part of this book—the battle scenes are very exciting. Many series bog down when they get this far along but this lived up to all my expectations. The first part is a little slow as things get put back together after the cliffhanger ending in Prophecy. But then I got involved again with the whole cast of characters and then the action really kicked in. Some of the language in the love scenes gets maybe overly flowery and poetic but Elena and Raphael are such a strong couple. Singh continues to be one of my favorite authors and although the Cascade arc was wrapped up I hope we’ll get more archangel books.


Danielle Book Boss (daniellebookboss) | 1009 comments Lekeisha wrote: "SELECTION POST
vampires
Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison"


I love that series. Is this your first time reading Lekeisha?


message 41: by Martha (new)

Martha (mkoopman27) | 346 comments Completion Post
Free Space


Mark of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #1) by Diana Rowland
Mark of the Demon by Diana Rowland
Read: 9/29/2019
Rating: 3.5
How it fits: on SOS group bookshelf

This is a pretty straightforward urban fantasy and a solid beginning to a series I plan to continue. It’s kind of a cross between paranormal and a police procedural mystery. Kara, the main character, is a police detective who can summon demons. One of her summonings goes wrong and a Demonic Lord comes through. Instead of tearing her to pieces, he seduces her and I thought Kara used stunningly bad judgement in instantly going along with it. I’m pretty sure if a supernaturally attractive Demonic Lord came on to me I could resist 😀. I’d at least hold out for a nice dinner.

The mystery was intriguing and the cast of characters was pretty good. Rowland was a policewoman and a crime scene technician and her interest and knowledge comes across. She gave a little too much detail on the autopsy for my taste but otherwise her realistic touches added to the novel.


Danielle Book Boss (daniellebookboss) | 1009 comments Martha I had that same issue with Kara and the demon lord. At least hold out for a compliment lolol


Danielle Book Boss (daniellebookboss) | 1009 comments Just letting y’all know I finished both my books and will do reviews today!


message 44: by Lekeisha (new)

Lekeisha | 348 comments Danielle Book Boss wrote: "Lekeisha wrote: "SELECTION POST
vampires
Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison"

I love that series. Is this your first time reading Lekeisha?"


Yes, new author and series for me


message 45: by Martha (new)

Martha (mkoopman27) | 346 comments Selection Post
Shelf #3 Favorites


Aurora Blazing (Consortium Rebellion, #2) by Jessie Mihalik
Aurora Blazing by Jessie Mihalik

Tagged 3 times as favorites


Danielle Book Boss (daniellebookboss) | 1009 comments Completion Post:

Shelf #2: Vampires
Book: Archangel's War by Nalini Singh
Archangel's War (Guild Hunter, #12) by Nalini Singh
Date Finished: 9/29/19
Rating: 5 stars

Review:

SO MUCH HAPPENED IN THIS BOOK!

This book is definitely a turning point in the series. Our original villain has returned for an epic battle to the bitter end against our favorite angel and angel made duo. I really loved Elena and Raphael in this one. To be honest, for a while - they as a couple were not bringing me back to this series. I loved the world that was created and I found them okay as a couple but I think the last three books featuring them really sealed the deal for me.

There were so many things I was reminded of in this book. This series has been happening for such a long time that there are lots of details to forget. But we glimpse all our favorite characters, we see so many arcs being created. (view spoiler)

So excited for the next adventure.


Danielle Book Boss (daniellebookboss) | 1009 comments Completion Post

Shelf: Free Space
Book: Sweep of the Blade by Ilona Andrews
Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles, #4) by Ilona Andrews
Date Finished: 10/2
Rating: 4 stars

Review:

I love this series. It's a lot of fun and Ilona and Gordan always let their imaginations fly with the difference outer space species. I love the Holy Anachrocy. They are super interesting and Maud is awesome. This book was definitely more her book and less about her and Arlan. I guess as a reader of this series, you get some of the her and Arlan deal in earlier books and also get to see some glimpses of past experiences. Ultimately this was a Maud and Helen story and I loved it. Helen was adorable and deadly (haha!) and Maud is so smart. Man Ilona and Gordon write super intelligent and kickass heroines. I'm always going to be a fan.


Danielle Book Boss (daniellebookboss) | 1009 comments Lekeisha wrote: "Danielle Book Boss wrote: "Lekeisha wrote: "SELECTION POST
vampires
Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison"

I love that series. Is this your first time reading Lekeisha?"

Y..."


Nice! I really like that series because it has so many different supernaturals. My favorite is book 4 - Oracle Moon.


Danielle Book Boss (daniellebookboss) | 1009 comments Selection Post:

Week 3: Favorites

The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen
The Bridge Kingdom (The Bridge Kingdom, #1) by Danielle L. Jensen


message 50: by Martha (new)

Martha (mkoopman27) | 346 comments I love your review of AW, Danielle, especially the spoiler section. I can’t wait for Illium’s book, too. You don’t suppose she’d ever have Illium and Aodhan as a couple, do you? I’d love that but I don’t think Singh has ever done same sex.

I also loved the Elder races series, Lekeisha and I agree that Oracle Moon was one of the best. I wish I could find another series I like as much as that. I’m looking for a new paranormal romance series and can’t find anything that suits me. I think I’ve read most of the biggest series and now both Lords of the Underworld and Midnight Breed haven’t done it for me. I didn’t think the female MCs in either of those series are very strong.


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