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message 1: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Winner of Pair 1 - Witches vs. Winner of Pair 3 - Science Fiction


message 2: by Dee (last edited Oct 27, 2014 04:27PM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Members
Roger
Cathy
Sassafrass
Tabs
Ezi
Danielle
Grace
Elizabeth
Bethany
Sofia
Joyce
Calila
Daffodil
Dawn
Dragana
JoJo
Kristy
Macwolf01 (Elise)
Penney
Poongothai
Skandia
TayaJay


message 3: by Roger - president of NBR United - (last edited Nov 17, 2014 07:42AM) (new)

Roger - president of NBR United - (roger_presidentofnbrunited) | 1135 comments Have to consider which one. Reserving my spot.

Witches: Dance with the Devil
Shelved witches

Theme: 5/5
Enjoyment 4/5
Total 9/10


Science Fiction: Outcast Mine
here: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2...

theme 4/5
enjoyment 3/5
total 7/10

Winner Witches


message 4: by ✿~Danielle~✿ (last edited Nov 05, 2014 06:08PM) (new)

✿~Danielle~✿ (dmh1) Elite Eight - Witches vs. Science Fiction

Witches: Priceless | Shannon Mayer | 05/11/14 | 3.5 stars
shelved as witches

Science Fiction: Seth

Priceless (Rylee Adamson, #1) by Shannon Mayer Seth (Cyborgs More Than Machines, #5) by Eve Langlais


message 5: by Daffodil (last edited Nov 07, 2014 07:08AM) (new)

Daffodil (daffodil--ripcranberry) | 1058 comments Witches
Mathilda, SuperWitch (Mathilda's Book of Shadows, #1) by Kristen Ashley Mathilda, SuperWitch, Kristen Ashley, 11-5-14
Theme: 5 stars
Enjoyment: 4 stars
Total: 9 stars


Science Fiction
Stranger (The Blades of the Rose, #4) by Zoe Archer Stranger, Zoe Archer, currently reading
Theme: 3 stars
Enjoyment: 4.5 stars
Total: 7.5 stars


message 6: by Calila (last edited Nov 02, 2014 09:53PM) (new)

Calila | 2744 comments Hmmmmm

Witches -
Blood Magick
10/30-31/14
Enjoyment - ★★★★
Theme - ★★★★★
Total - ★★★★★★★★★ - 9 Stars

vs

Science Fiction -
Who Knows the Storm
11/01-02/14
Enjoyment - ★★★
Theme - ★★
Total - ★★★★★ - 5 Stars.


Winner - Witches


message 7: by Tabs (last edited Nov 17, 2014 02:53PM) (new)

Tabs Breath of Magic (Lennox Family Magic, #1) by Teresa Medeiros vs Grimspace (Sirantha Jax, #1) by Ann Aguirre

Witches: Breath of Magic by Teresa Medeiros
Theme: 4/5
Enjoyment: 2/5

Science Fiction: Grimspace by Ann Aguirre
Theme: 4/5
Enjoyment: 4/5

Winner: Science Fiction


message 8: by Sassafrass (last edited Nov 13, 2014 09:26PM) (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 3441 comments Witches

Wickedest Witch by Eve Langlais Wickedest Witch

This was cute and funny. Kind of what I've come to to expect from Eve Langlais. At first I thought that this was connected to the Welcome To Hell series because the names were similar, but it wasn't.

I'm just a little sad that it's the end of these characters. I really liked the way that Ryker handled Evangeline. He was exactly what she needed. And Evangeline was the funniest wickedest witch I've come across.

I hope to see these characters again at some point.

Theme: 5/5
Enjoyment: 4/5
Total: 9/10



vs




Science Fiction

Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #1) by Ilona Andrews Clean Sweep

What a great start to this world! I can't wait to continue this series. I'm so intrigued by the challenges that the author(s) give to the most commonly held theories of how vampires and werewolves are made.

At the end when Shawn and Arlend are talking about courting earth women. That was freakin' hilarious. Shawn was saying that his "research" showed that when a werewolf and vampire fight for the same girl, the vampire always wins...Twilight anyone? LMAO! too funny!

Theme:5/5
Enjoyment 4.5/5
Total: 9.5/10

WINNER: SCIENCE FICTION!!!!!!


message 9: by Kristy (last edited Nov 11, 2014 11:25AM) (new)

Kristy Thomas | 43 comments Casting Spells (Sugar Maple, #1) by Barbara Bretton v. Amaryllis (St. Helen's, #1) by Jayne Castle

Witches: Casting Spells
Theme: 4
Enjoyment: 4

Science Fiction: Amaryllis
Theme: 4
Enjoyment: 3

Winner: Witches (by a hair)


message 10: by Dawn (last edited Oct 29, 2014 11:18AM) (new)

Dawn I knew sooner or later I would hit one I don't like! Science Fiction, ugh. I'll have to look around for one.

Elite Eight - Pair 1 - Witches vs Science Fiction

Witches Flight of Magpies (A Charm of Magpies, #3) by K.J. Charles Flight of Magpies
Theme : 5
Enjoyment:4
Total: 9


Science Fiction Dominant Predator (The Borders War, #2) by S.A. McAuley Dominant Predator 49,384 words per allromance ebooks https://www.allromanceebooks.com/prod...
Theme : 4
Enjoyment: 3
Total: 7

WINNER : Witches


message 11: by Ezinwanyi (last edited Nov 16, 2014 11:42AM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 2657 comments Pair 1 - Witches vs Science Fiction

Witches:
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
Theme: ★★★. Witch wanting to explore the limits of her newly discovered power and elude those hunting her family with her vampire husband.
Excitement: ★★★. It was just so long on audio. LONG! It took away from my enjoyment.
Total: ★★★. I just I didn't see what made this story so epic except for length. It was okay, but it wasn't a "Can't put this down or sleep" kind of novel for me.

Science Fiction: My Fair Captain by J.L. Langley
Theme:★★★★. An IN captain sent to another planet to investigate some missing arms.
Excitement:★★★★. It was really sweet with a lot of sex.
Total:★★★★. I docked it a star for too much sex but I really liked the story. Very different for me, a Sc-Fi HR.

The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy, #3) by Deborah Harkness My Fair Captain (Sci-Regency #1) by J.L. Langley

WINNER: SCIENCE FICTION


message 12: by Taya (last edited Nov 07, 2014 10:15AM) (new)

Taya | 328 comments Pair 1| Witches vs Science Fiction


Witches
1.Play It Again (190 p)
Theme :4
Excitement:5
Total:9/10


Science Fiction
Theme :
Excitement:
Total:


message 13: by Poongothai (last edited Nov 12, 2014 03:17AM) (new)

Poongothai (poongsa) | 298 comments Elite Eight - Pair 1 - Witches vs Science Fiction



Witches Blood Magick (The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, #3) by Nora Roberts
Theme : 5/5
Enjoyment: 3/5
Total: 8/10


Science Fiction Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer
Theme : 5/5
Enjoyment: 3/5
Total: 8/10

WINNER : Science Fiction


message 14: by Skandia (last edited Nov 16, 2014 02:45AM) (new)

Skandia (sfgirl) | 962 comments Elite Eight - Pair 1 - Witches vs Science Fiction

Witches Wickedly Dangerous (Baba Yaga, #1) by Deborah Blake finished 11/14/14
Theme : 4/5
Enjoyment: 4/5
Total: 8/10

Science Fiction Opal (Lux, #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout finished 11/16/14
Theme : 4/5
Enjoyment: 5/5
Total: 9/10

Winner: Science Fiction


message 15: by Dragana (last edited Nov 09, 2014 06:08AM) (new)

Dragana (diaryofthebookdragon) I hit the jackpot. Two of my favorites in a pair. :)

Elite Eight Pair 1 - Witches vs Science Fiction

Witches: Duplicity 08. Nov. 4 stars
Science Fiction: The Body Electric 04. Nov. 4.5 stars

Duplicity (Spellbound #2) by Nikki Jefford The Body Electric by Beth Revis

WINNER: Science Fiction


message 16: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments ahh but Dragana - that means you need to pick between 2 favorites for the winner ;)


message 17: by Dragana (new)

Dragana (diaryofthebookdragon) Dee wrote: "ahh but Dragana - that means you need to pick between 2 favorites for the winner ;)"

This way it's more exciting. It all falls down to how lucky in a choice of books I will be. :)


message 18: by Sofia (last edited Nov 05, 2014 12:51PM) (new)

Sofia Lazaridou (sofiagreycullensalvatore) | 59 comments Witches: Hex Hall 3 stars

Science Fiction: These Broken Stars 5 stars

Winner: Science Fiction


message 19: by Dawn (new)

Dawn Done msg 10
WINNER : Witches


Roger - president of NBR United - (roger_presidentofnbrunited) | 1135 comments Ezinwanyi~the Troublemaker wrote: "Pair 1 - Witches vs Science Fiction

Witches: The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
Science Fiction: My Fair Captain by [author:J.L. Langley|120285..."


Love the SciRegency series


message 21: by Ezinwanyi (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 2657 comments Roger - president of NBR United - wrote: "Ezinwanyi~the Troublemaker wrote: "Pair 1 - Witches vs Science Fiction

Witches: The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
Science Fiction: [book:My Fair Captain|240..."


I should finish it in the next hour...but I am #6 at the library for The book of life. I think I need a new witch book :(


message 22: by Penney (new)

Penney (pschoener) | 3553 comments Elite Eight ~ Pair 1: Witches vs. Science Fiction
Duration: October 28 ~ November 17


Witches: Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5) by Ilona Andrews Magic Slays
Genre:
Enjoyment:
Total:

Science Fiction: Finders Keepers by Linnea Sinclair Finders Keepers
Genre:
Enjoyment:
Total:


message 23: by Joyce (last edited Nov 16, 2014 05:01PM) (new)

Joyce (eternity21) | 716 comments Elite 8: Pair 1- Witches vs Science Fiction
Duration 10/28- 11/17

Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2) by Deborah Harkness After Dark (Harmony #1) by Jayne Castle

Witches:Shadow of Night

Genre: 5/5
Enjoyment:3/5
Total:
8/10

Science Fiction: After Dark
Genre:5/5
Enjoyment:4/5
Total:9/10

Winner: Science Fiction


message 24: by Jojo (last edited Nov 02, 2014 03:38AM) (new)

Jojo | 1010 comments Pair 1

Witches - Midnight Angel by Deborah Geary
Theme - 5/5
Enjoyment - 3/5
Total - 8/10

Science Fiction - Claimed by Evangeline Anderson
Theme - 4/5
Enjoyment - 3/5
Total - 7/10

A Hidden Witch (A Modern Witch, #2) by Debora Geary Claimed (Brides of the Kindred, #1) by Evangeline Anderson

Winner - Witches


message 25: by Calila (last edited Nov 02, 2014 09:56PM) (new)

Calila | 2744 comments Witches - Precis
Blood Magick
10/30-31/14
Enjoyment - ★★★★
Theme - ★★★★★
Total - ★★★★★★★★★ - 9 Stars

vs

Science Fiction - Shelved Science Fiction
Who Knows the Storm
11/01-02/14
Enjoyment - ★★★
Theme - ★★
Total - ★★★★★ - 5 Stars.


Winner - Witches


message 26: by Shan ~A~ (last edited Nov 13, 2014 10:40PM) (new)

Shan ~A~ (thebookglutton) | 975 comments Witches ~ The Witching Hour by Marie Hall
Theme:★★★★★
Enjoyment:★★★

vs.

Science Fiction ~ Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb 11/08/14

Theme:★★★★★
Enjoyment:★★★★

THE WINNER is SCIENCE FICTION


message 27: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Joyce wrote:

Science Fiction: [book:Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?|..."


Joyce - Androids doesn't work - it doesn't have a primary shelving of romance


message 28: by Cathy (new)

Cathy | 59 comments Witches - Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett
Theme 3/5
Enjoyment 3/5

Science Fiction - My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland
Theme 2/5
Enjoyment 4/5

It's either feast or famine with my pairs. Winner: Science Fiction because the book was more enjoyable.


message 29: by Daffodil (new)

Daffodil (daffodil--ripcranberry) | 1058 comments My final ratings are up in msg 5


message 30: by Dragana (new)

Dragana (diaryofthebookdragon) Finished both books for this pair. Loved them both, but Science Fiction was a bit better. link to msg.


message 31: by Joyce (last edited Nov 09, 2014 08:04PM) (new)

Joyce (eternity21) | 716 comments Dee wrote: "Joyce wrote:

Science Fiction: [book:Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?|..."

Joyce - Androids doesn't work - it doesn't have a primary shelving of romance"


oh crap I forgot. Ok I'll find another

I replaced it with After Dark by jane castle that should work fine


message 32: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 3328 comments World Cup of Romance Reading - Phase 3 - Elite Eight
Pair 1 - Witches vs Science Fiction


Witches: Eternity - Maggie Shayne
-- Genre:
-- Romance:
-- Total:

Science Fiction: Grimspace - Ann Aguirre
-- Genre:
-- Romance:
-- Total:

Eternity (Immortal Witches, #1) by Maggie Shayne Grimspace (Sirantha Jax, #1) by Ann Aguirre


message 33: by Bethany (last edited Nov 15, 2014 10:29AM) (new)

Bethany  | 321 comments WITCHES vs SCIENCE FICTION

WITCHES
Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1) by Kim Harrison
Rating:★★★
Theme:4/5
Enjoyment: 3/5
Total:7/10

SCIENCE FICTION
Born of Ice by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Born of Ice (The League, #3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Rating: ★★★★
Theme: 4/5
Enjoyment: 4/5
Total:8/10

WINNER SCIENCE FICTION


message 34: by Elizabeth (last edited Nov 14, 2014 09:02AM) (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth_greece) | 1916 comments Witches: Mark of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #1) by Diana Rowland
vs.
Science Fiction: Written in Red (The Others, #1) by Anne Bishop


Witches: Mark of the Demon, 11/12/2014, ★★★
vs
Science Fiction: Written in Red, 11/14/2014, ★★★★1/2
Winner: Science fiction


message 35: by Liz (last edited Nov 17, 2014 01:19PM) (new)

Liz Arias (lizzlatina) | 28 comments Hi! For this pair I will read:

For the Science Fiction: Transcendence. By Shay Savage.
Finished: Nov 13. 04/05 ★★★★

For the Witches: A Discovery of Witches. By Deborah Harkness.
Finished: Nov 17. 04/05 ★★★★

WINNER: Witches

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness and Transcendence by Shay Savage


message 36: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments As a reminder this round ends Nov 17 at midnight EST - I will be locking threads after that time to compile results, so make sure you have your stuff posted. Pairs *MUST* be complete in order for them to count towards the tally


message 37: by Bethany (new)

Bethany  | 321 comments post #33 updated
WINNER: SCIENCE FICTION


message 38: by Macwolf01 [Elise] (last edited Nov 15, 2014 12:49PM) (new)

Macwolf01 [Elise] (macwolf01) | 1012 comments Elite Eight - Pair 1 - Witches vs Science Fiction

Witches: Blood Magick (The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, #3) by Nora Roberts

Science Fiction: Lillian Holmes and The Leaping Man by Ciar Cullen

WINNER :


message 39: by Shelby (last edited Nov 16, 2014 11:14PM) (new)

Shelby (stang_lee) | 1641 comments World Cup of Romance Reading - Phase 3 - Elite Eight
Pair 1 Witches vs Science Fiction


Witches: A Case of Possession
-- Genre: 5
-- Romance: 5
-- Total: 10

Sci-Fi: The Degan Incident by Rob Colton
-- Genre: 4
-- Romance: 3
-- Total: 7

Winner: Witches

A Case of Possession was just so much better of a book. I love both genres but in this case it wasn't even close.

A Case of Possession (A Charm of Magpies, #2) by K.J. Charles The Degan Incident (Galactic Conspiracies, #1) by Rob Colton


message 40: by LaurLa (last edited Nov 16, 2014 07:04AM) (new)

LaurLa | 3328 comments WINNER - Science Fiction

This pairing came down to which romance did I end up feeling more invested in as well as how much I just liked the books. Both fit into their genres perfectly - no explanation needed as to why they fit category and both books lived up to what those categories should be. No one is more surprised than I that I picked the SF as the winner but I simply enjoyed the characters more and enjoyed the development of the love relationship more. I'll continue to read both series, of course, but I'm more eager to see more of Sirantha Jax's world than Raven St. James'...

World Cup of Romance Reading - Phase 3 - Elite Eight
Pair 1 - Witches vs Science Fiction


Witches: Eternity - Maggie Shayne
-- Genre: 5
-- Romance: 3.5
-- Total: 4

Science Fiction: Grimspace - Ann Aguirre
-- Genre: 5
-- Romance: 4
-- Total: 4.5

Eternity (Immortal Witches, #1) by Maggie Shayne Grimspace (Sirantha Jax, #1) by Ann Aguirre


message 41: by Ezinwanyi (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 2657 comments WINNER: SCIENCE FICTION Ezi's Post


message 42: by Grace (new)

Grace | 1283 comments Witches vs Science Fiction

Witches
The Darkest Night by Sophie Avett

3/5 Theme
3/5 Enjoyment
6/10 Total

Science Fiction
Alien, Mine by Sandra Harris

5/5 Theme
4/5 Enjoyment
9/10 Total

Winner: Science Fiction


message 43: by Penney (new)

Penney (pschoener) | 3553 comments Sorry for the delay, my life has been insane. This was a close one...

Elite Eight ~ Pair 1: Witches vs. Science Fiction
Duration: October 28 ~ November 17


Witches: Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5) by Ilona Andrews Magic Slays
Genre: 4
Enjoyment: 4
Total: 8

Science Fiction: Finders Keepers by Linnea Sinclair Finders Keepers
Genre: 5
Enjoyment: 3.5
Total: 8.5

Winner: Science Fiction


Roger - president of NBR United - (roger_presidentofnbrunited) | 1135 comments Done winner was Witches. see https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... for details.


ConstantReader76a | 24 comments Hi Dee,
I hope it's still the 17th where you are!

Witches: Crystal Cove (Friday Harbor, #4) by Lisa Kleypas 2 Stars
Science Fiction: Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1) by Beth Revis 1 Star

Winner: Witches

Maybe I'm just too fussy.


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