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message 1: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Winner Pair 6 - Urban Fantasy vs. Winner Pair 8 - Small Town


message 2: by Dee (last edited Oct 27, 2014 05:46PM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Members

Roger
Cathy
Sassafrass
Tabs
Ezi
Danielle
Grace
Elizabeth
Bethany
Sofia
Joyce
Dawn
Jamie
Katie
Lauren
Lynne
Pamela Su
Sarah
Shan
Shannon
Shelby
Sunshine


message 3: by Roger - president of NBR United - (last edited Nov 10, 2014 01:06PM) (new)

Roger - president of NBR United - (roger_presidentofnbrunited) | 1055 comments Reserving My spot.

Urban Fantasy: Altered Heart
shelved Urban fantasy
theme 5/5
enjoyment 4/4
total 9/10


Small town: Keeping Promise Rock
Listed here:https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/4...

read 11/7
theme: 5/5
Enjoyment: 5/5
Total 10/10

Winner: Small town


message 4: by ✿~Danielle~✿ (last edited Nov 04, 2014 09:34AM) (new)

✿~Danielle~✿ (dmh1) Elite Eight - Urban Fantasy vs. Small Town

Urban Fantasy: Burn for Me | Ilona Andrews | 31/10/14 | 4.5 stars

Small Town:

Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1) by Ilona Andrews


message 5: by Tara Bieck (new)

Tara Bieck Reserved


message 6: by Lynne (last edited Nov 07, 2014 10:36PM) (new)

Lynne (lovetoreadgal) | 1151 comments World Cup of Reading – Elite Eight Round
Pair 4 -- Urban Fantasy vs. Small Town

October 27th – November 17, 2014

√ Urban Fantasy: Archangel's Storm by Nalini Singh – 11/6
Theme: 5
Enjoyment: 5
Total: 10

vs.

√ Small Town: Then Came You by Jill Shalvis – 11/7
Theme: 3
Enjoyment: 5
Total: 8

WINNER: URBAN FANTASY

Archangel's Storm (Guild Hunter, #5) by Nalini Singh Then Came You (Animal Magnetism, #5) by Jill Shalvis


message 7: by Pamela Su (last edited Nov 16, 2014 03:09AM) (new)

Pamela Su (thebluebaroness) | 194 comments Whee!


Urban Fantasy - Unholy Ghosts, 339 pages per GR.
- Urban Fantasy shelved on main page

Small Town - The Guy From Glamour, 246 pages per GR
- On the MM Romance Based In a Small Town list.

*** Results ***

Urban Fantasy - Unholy Ghosts
Theme: 5
Enjoyment: 3
Total: 8/10

Small Town - The Guy From Glamour
Theme: 5
Enjoyment: 5
Total: 10/10

WINNER: SMALL TOWN


message 8: by Sarah (last edited Nov 14, 2014 10:09AM) (new)

Sarah | 41 comments Love these categories.

Urban Fantasy - Bitter Night, 387 pages per GR

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

vs

Small Town - Coming Home, 230 pages per GR

Theme: 4/5
Enjoyment 3/5
Total: 7/10

Winner: Urban Fanasty


message 9: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Tara Jo - hopefully you don't hate me too much but I moved you to pair 2 ;)


message 10: by Katie (last edited Nov 15, 2014 07:23PM) (new)

Katie | 2077 comments Urban Fantasy vs. Small Town


Urban Fantasy: Magic Bleeds - 349 pages/GR - 11/15, 5 stars

Small Town: Play It Safe - 416 pages/GR - 11/2, 3 stars

Winner: Urban Fantasy


message 11: by Sassafrass (last edited Nov 09, 2014 07:58AM) (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 3230 comments Urban Fantasy
Blood Games (Chicagoland Vampires, #10) by Chloe Neill Blood Games

I know that a lot of people didn't like this installment of the Chicagoland Vamps, but I thought it was great. It gave us a more in depth look into Ethan and Meritt's relationship while moving the storyline involving the GP along. The outcome of Ethan's challenge to the head of the GP was interesting. I'm looking forward to seeing what's going to happen there.

Also, Gabriel the Alpha wolf's prophecy got mentioned again. And it's driving me CRAZY! I want to know what's going to happen with that, and how it's going to be possible for it to happen.

Anyway, the story was good, the suspense was even better, and I loved Ethan and Meritt, so I was totally happy! Can't wait for the series to continue.

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



vs


Small Town

It's in His Kiss (Lucky Harbor, #10) by Jill Shalvis It's in His Kiss

I loved Sam. He was so sweet. I really didn't have a good sense for him in the previous books, so it was great to get to really see him in this one. Becca was definitely his perfect match and I loved the way they complimented each other.

I was sad not to see more of the lucky harbor residents. I've really come to love them. But I guess when you start getting into so many book you have to start intro ducting new characters. I'm really not gong to complain about Cole and Tanner or Olivia. They really did bring a lot to the story. And of course, seeing "Pink" was good. What a sweetheart she is.

Overall, the story was great, and I was happy to see Sam and Becca get their HEA. I hope to see more of them in the next story.

Theme: 5/5
Enjoyment: 5/5
Total: 10/10!


WINNER (it was a close one too): SMALL TOWN!!!


message 12: by Tara Bieck (new)

Tara Bieck Ugggghhhh....I just found two books for this one! Back to the drawing board. No problem.


message 13: by Shannon (last edited Nov 17, 2014 07:03PM) (new)

Shannon (pokey36) | 1566 comments Urban Fantasy vs. Small Town


Urban Fantasy: Hell & High Water (THIRDS, #1) by Charlie Cochet Hell & High Water by Charlie Cochet

Small Town: Worth the Coming Home (Love's Value, #1) by Lisa M. Owens Worth the Coming Home by Lisa M. Owens

That wasn't even a real contest...

WINNER: URBAN FANTASY!!


message 14: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 41 comments Shannon wrote: "Urban Fantasy vs. Small Town


Urban Fantasy: Hell & High Water (THIRDS, #1) by Charlie Cochet Hell & High Water by Charlie Cochet ..."


I really enjoyed Hell & High Water.


message 15: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 41 comments Katie wrote: "Urban Fantasy vs. Small Town


Urban Fantasy: Magic Bleeds


Kate Daniels is my hero! Love the series.


message 16: by Tabs (last edited Nov 02, 2014 09:18AM) (new)

Tabs Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1) by Ilona Andrews vs Looking for Trouble (Jackson Girl's Night Out, #1) by Victoria Dahl

Urban Fantasy: Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews
Theme: 5/5
Enjoyment: 5/5

Small Town: Looking for Trouble by Victoria Dahl
Theme: 4/5
Enjoyment: 3/5

Winner: Urban Fantasy


message 17: by Dawn (last edited Oct 30, 2014 10:51PM) (new)

Dawn Pair 4: Elite Eight - Urban Fantasy vs. Small Town


Urban Fantasy: Thomas's Choice (Scanguards Vampires, #8) by Tina Folsom Thomas's Choice
Theme: 3
Enjoyment: 4
Total: 7

Small Town: The Shearing Gun by Renae Kaye The Shearing Gun
Theme: 4
Enjoyment: 5
Total: 9

Winner: Small Town


message 18: by Ezinwanyi (last edited Nov 14, 2014 07:42AM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 2657 comments Pair 4: Elite Eight - Urban Fantasy vs. Small Town

Urban Fantasy: Blood & Thunder by Charlie Cochet
Theme: ★★★★. Shifter romance with military intrigue
Enjoyment: ★★★★. You know, I can't tell if I like this one better than book 1, but I did like it. There were 2 awesome scenes--The Dex loves Coffee Scene and the Chippy vs. Vaccum hose scene.
Total: ★★★★. A really good series. I can't wait for the audio to drop Jan. 2015.

Small Town: Let Love In by Melissa Collins (Done 11/5)
Theme: ★★★. 2 college students who have faced a tragedy find comfort in each other.
Enjoyment: ★★★. Cliche, done so many times.
Total: ★★★. I am baffled at the high reviews because it was just okay.
Blood & Thunder (THIRDS, #2) by Charlie Cochet Let Love In (Love, #1) by Melissa Collins

WINNER: Urban Fantasy:


message 19: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2077 comments Sarah wrote: "Katie wrote: "Urban Fantasy vs. Small Town


Urban Fantasy: Magic Bleeds

Kate Daniels is my hero! Love the series."


OMG, I know, right? I'm so loving this series. I would be done with it already, but I agreed to do a buddy read of this one starting Nov. 8, so I'll have to wait until then. The Ilona Andrews team is swiftly moving onto my favorite authors list.


message 20: by Shannon (last edited Oct 27, 2014 10:15PM) (new)

Shannon (pokey36) | 1566 comments Sarah wrote: "Shannon wrote: "Urban Fantasy vs. Small Town


Urban Fantasy: Hell & High Water (THIRDS, #1) by Charlie Cochet Hell & High Water by Charlie Cochet ..."

I really enjoyed [book:Hell & High Wa..."


Oh goodie. So it probably won't suck! I like it when books don't suck. :D


message 21: by Shan ~A~ (last edited Nov 01, 2014 07:00PM) (new)

Shan ~A~ (thebookglutton) | 936 comments Urban Fantasy: Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones 10/30/14
Theme:★★★★★
Enjoyment:★★★★★

vs

Small town:Wilde Riders by Savannah Young
Theme:★★★★★
Enjoyment:★★★

AND THE WINNER IS.... URBAN FANTASY


message 22: by Elizabeth (last edited Oct 30, 2014 03:21PM) (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth_greece) | 1916 comments Urban fantasy: Possession (Fallen Angels, #5) by J.R. Ward (shelved as urban fantasy)
vs
Small town: Trouble in Mudbug (Ghost-in-Law, #1) by Jana Deleon (shelved as small town usa)

Urban fantasy: Possession, 10/31/2014, ★★★1/2
vs
Small town: Trouble in Mudbug, 10/29/2014, ★★★

Winner: Urban Fantasy


message 23: by Lauren (last edited Nov 07, 2014 05:12AM) (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Love these categories!

Urban Fantasy - Sins of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #4) by Diana Rowland - Finished November 7th, 4★s

Vs.

Small Town - Lead Me On (Tumble Creek, #3) by Victoria Dahl


message 24: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Lynne wrote: "World Cup of Reading – Elite Eight Round
Pair 4 -- Urban Fantasy vs. Small Town"



I read Then Came You (Animal Magnetism, #5) by Jill Shalvis in the last round and absolutely loved it! Enjoy!


message 25: by Sofia (last edited Oct 31, 2014 02:56PM) (new)

Sofia Lazaridou (sofiagreycullensalvatore) | 59 comments Urban fantasy: The Immortal Rules 3 stars

Small-town: Making Faces 3 stars

Winner: urban fantasy


message 26: by Joyce (last edited Nov 17, 2014 06:42PM) (new)

Joyce (eternity21) | 714 comments World Cup of Reading – Elite Eight Round

Pair 4 -- Urban Fantasy vs. Small Town

October 27th – November 17, 2014

Dance Upon the Air (Three Sisters Island, #1) by Nora Roberts A Touch of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #0.5) by Lara Adrian

Small Town: Dance Upon the Air
Genre: 5/5
Enjoyment:3.5/5
Total:8.5/10

Urban Fantasy:A Touch of Midnight
Genre:5/5
Enjoyment:4/5
Total:9/10

Winner: URBAN FANTASY


message 27: by Dawn (new)

Dawn Finished. Message 17


Winner: Small Town


message 28: by Shelby (last edited Nov 13, 2014 04:03PM) (new)

Shelby (stang_lee) | 1632 comments World Cup of Romance Reading - Phase 3 - Elite Eight
Pair 4 Urban Fantasy vs Small Town


Urban Fantasy: Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
-- Genre: 4.5
-- Romance: 4.5
-- Total: 9

Small Town: Coming Home by M.J. O'Shea
-- Genre: 4.25
-- Romance: 4.5
-- Total: 8.75

I'm going to give the slight edge in this round to...

Winner: URBAN FANTASY

Though both were excellent examples of their genre.

Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona Andrews Coming Home (Rock Bay, #1) by M.J. O'Shea


message 29: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 3258 comments World Cup of Romance Reading - Phase 3 - Elite Eight
Pair 4 Urban Fantasy vs Small Town


Urban Fantasy: Friday Night Bites - Chloe Neill
-- Genre:
-- Romance:
-- Total:

Small Town: Summer Days - Susan Mallery
-- Genre:
-- Romance:
-- Total:

Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires, #2) by Chloe Neill Summer Days (Fool's Gold, #7) by Susan Mallery


message 30: by Jamie (last edited Nov 07, 2014 07:52AM) (new)

Jamie | 0 comments Pair 4: Elite Eight - Urban Fantasy vs. Small Town

Urban Fantasy
Book: A Case of Possession (A Charm of Magpies, #2) by K.J. Charles 159 pgs / GR
Read: 11/6/14
Theme: 5/5
Enjoyment 4/5

This is a great mix of historical romance, it's a story set in London but mixes in elements of magic and ghosts and fantasy. The author does a good job balancing these elements but perhaps the romance gets slightly lost in there so that's why my enjoyment was a 4 out of a 5

Theme approved by Dee here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Small Town
Book: Brothers in Arms (The Broken Road Cafe #2) by T.A. Webb 150 pgs / GR
Read: 10/29/14
Theme: 5/5
Enjoyment 4.5/5

Set in a diner in a small town this book captures all of the elements of the genre perfectly. The secondary characters, the closeness of the relationships, the issues that are dealt with. I love small town stories and it's really well written so this gets the edge in this tournament.


WINNER: Small Town


message 31: by Lynne (new)

Lynne (lovetoreadgal) | 1151 comments Lauren wrote: "Lynne wrote: "World Cup of Reading – Elite Eight Round
Pair 4 -- Urban Fantasy vs. Small Town"


I read Then Came You (Animal Magnetism, #5) by Jill Shalvis in the last round and absolutely loved it! Enjoy!"


I really liked this book too, but it unfortunately lost. It was supposedly all about the small town, but they hardly included the town at all. So, it didn't fit the theme very well, so it lost on those points. But the book was great.


message 32: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 3258 comments WINNER - Small Town

I have to give the edge to Small Town on this pairing. Even though I think Friday Night Bites followed the genre slightly better than Summer Days, the romance frustrated me. I know it's a long running series where that relationship develops over time, but I still wanted it to happen NOW in the story. Let there be future conflict that might keep them going back and forth, but I wanted some resolution to their feelings now. Totally selfish of me because I'm impatient, but it affected my overall enjoyment of the book. I'll definitely be back for more, don't get me wrong, but if I have to say at this time which book I overall liked more, it would be Summer Days...

World Cup of Romance Reading - Phase 3 - Elite Eight
Pair 4 Urban Fantasy vs Small Town


Urban Fantasy: Friday Night Bites - Chloe Neill
-- Genre: 5
-- Romance: 3.5
-- Total: 4

Small Town: Summer Days - Susan Mallery
-- Genre: 4
-- Romance: 4
-- Total: 4

Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires, #2) by Chloe Neill Summer Days (Fool's Gold, #7) by Susan Mallery


message 33: by Grace (last edited Nov 11, 2014 11:57AM) (new)

Grace | 1281 comments Urban Fantasy vs Small Towns

Urban Fantasy
Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews
5/5 Theme
5/5 Enjoyment
10/10 Total

Small Town
Rocky Mountain Heat by Vivian Arend
3/5 Theme
4/5 Enjoyment
7/10 Total

Winner: Urban Fantasy


Roger - president of NBR United - (roger_presidentofnbrunited) | 1055 comments Done: Winner Small town. Details here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 35: by Liz (last edited Nov 12, 2014 05:55AM) (new)

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

For the Urban Fantasy: Seventh Grave and No Body. By Darynda Jones.
Finished: Nov 12. 4/5 ★★★★

For the Small Town: Archer's Voice. By Mia Sheridan.
Finished: Nov 10. 4.5/5 ★★★★★

WINNER: Small Town

Archer's Voice (A Sign of Love) by Mia Sheridan and Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson, #7) by Darynda Jones


message 36: by Bethany (last edited Nov 14, 2014 08:24AM) (new)

Bethany  | 321 comments Hey guys sorry I'm late!

Urban Fantasy vs Small Town

Urban Fantasy: Storm Born by Richelle Mead
Rating: ★★
Theme: 3/5
Enjoyment: 2/5
Total: 5/10
Storm Born (Dark Swan #1) by Richelle Mead

Small Town: Open Season by Linda Howard Rating ★★★★★
Theme: 5/5
Enjoyment: 5/5
Total: 10/10
Open Season by Linda Howard

WINNER: SMALL TOWN


message 37: by Cathy (new)

Cathy | 59 comments Small Town - Then Came You by Jill Shalvis
Theme 4/5
Enjoyment 3/5

Urban Fantasy - Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews
Theme 5/5
Enjoyment 5/5

Winner: Urban Fantasy


message 38: by Ezinwanyi (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 2657 comments WINNER: URBAN FANTASY: Ezi's Post


message 39: by Bethany (new)

Bethany  | 321 comments Message #36 Updated
WINNER: SMALL TOWN


message 40: 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 41: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 41 comments Message #8 Updated

Winner: Urban Fanasty


message 42: by Pamela Su (new)

Pamela Su (thebluebaroness) | 194 comments Done! message #7 :)


message 43: by Jojo (new)

Jojo | 1010 comments Pair 4


Urban Fantasy - Immortal by J R Ward
Theme - 0/5
Enjoyment - 0/5
Total - 0/10

Small Town - Talk of the Town by Karen Hawkins
Theme - 0/5
Enjoyment - 0/5
Total - 0/10

Immortal (Fallen Angels, #6) by J.R. Ward Talk of the Town (Glory NC, #1) by Karen Hawkins

Winner -


message 44: by Joyce (new)

Joyce (eternity21) | 714 comments Finished Message #26 urban fantasy


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