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message 1: by Stacia (the 2010 club) (last edited Sep 14, 2011 02:22PM) (new)

Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) The entire list will be posted here.

* = finished
^ = in progress

111 of 111 complete

* 1. Always a Witch - 0 stars, book cut out at ending on ereader, finish and review later
* 2. Tempt Me at Twilight - 4.5 stars, loved it!
* 3. Awakened - 4 stars, greatly improved!
* 4. Lover Unbound - 3.5 stars (would've been 4 with a different ending)
* 5. Lover Enshrined - 4 stars
* 6. Lover Avenged - 4 stars
* 7. Lover Mine - 4 stars
* 8. Shadowfever - 5 +++ stars
* 9. Spell of the Highlander - 4 stars
* 10. My Soul to Take - 4 stars

* 11. Succubus Blues - 3.5 stars
* 12. Rock Me by Cherrie Lynn - 3.5 stars (re-read), bad boy/steamy read
* 13. Married By Morning by Lisa Kleypas - 4 stars, FUN series
* 14. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld - 3.5 stars
* 15. Prelude to a Scandal by Delilah Marvelle - 3.5 stars

* 16. Love in the Afternoon - 4 stars
* 17. Unearthly - 4.5 stars
* 18. Splendor - 4 stars
* 19. Succubus on Top - 3.5 stars
* 20. The Golden Spiral - 4 stars

* 21. Halfway to the Grave (re-read) - 5 stars
* 22. Pretties - 3 stars
* 23. Succubus Dreams - 4 stars
* 24. Bright Young Things - 4 stars
* 25. One Foot in the Grave - 4.5 stars (re-read)

* 26. Succubus Heat - 4.5 stars
* 27. The Reckoning - 3 stars
* 28. At Grave's End - 4 stars (re-read)
* 29. Succubus Shadows - 5 stars
* 30. Destined for an Early Grave - 4 stars (re-read)

* 31. This Side of the Grave - 4 stars
* 32. Untouched - 3.5 stars
* 33. Demonglass - 4.5 stars
* 34. Kiss of Midnight - 3 stars
* 35. Burning Alive - 4.5 stars

* 36. Wither - 4 stars
* 37. The Matchmakers - 3.5 stars
* 38. Someone to Watch Over Me - 3.5 stars
* 39. Masquerade - 4 stars
* 40. Wicked Ties - 3.5 stars

* 41. The Knife of Never Letting Go - 3 stars
* 42. Storm Born - 3.5 stars (am going to love the series though, I can tell)
* 43. Anna and the French Kiss - 5 stars (so much fun!)
* 44. Red Glove - 4 stars
* 45. Ruthless - 3.5 stars

* 46. Lover Unleashed - 4 stars
* 47. Angels' Blood - 3.5 stars
* 48. Can You Keep a Secret? - 4 stars
* 49. Revelations - 4 stars
* 50. Six - 2 stars

* 51. City of Fallen Angels - 4 stars (not as good as the previous, but I didn't dislike it as much as some seemed to)
* 52. Forbidden - 5 stars (heartbreaking)
* 53. Backstage Pass - 3.5 stars (extra steamy but lots of fun)
* 54. Comfort Food - 4.5 stars (dark and disturbing, but such a good book)
* 55. Thorn Queen - 4 stars (much better than the first one, I think I'm gonna love the series)

* 56. Iron Crowned - 4 stars
* 57. Kiss of Crimson - 3.5 stars
* 58. Rage - 4 stars
* 59. Secrets of a Summer Night - 3.5 stars
* 60. Nevermore - 4 stars

* 61. Eon - 3.5 stars
* 62. The Girl in the Steel Corset - 2 stars
* 63. Long Hard Ride - 3.5 stars
* 64. Dark Seduction - 2 stars
* 65. Perfect Chemistry - 4 stars

* 66. The Vespertine - 3ish stars
* 67. Under Mr. Nolan's Bed - 2 stars
* 68. First Grave on the Right - 4 stars
* 69. The Lost Hero - 3.5 stars
* 70. Rules of Attraction - 4 stars

* 71. Wicked Lovely - 3.5 stars
* 72. Falling Down - 3 stars (not for the YA crowd)
* 73. Overprotected - 3 stars
* 74. Midnight Awakening 3.5 stars
* 75. The Van Alen Legacy 3.5 stars

* 76. The Harlot - 3 stars
* 77. Forever... - 3 stars
* 78. One for the Money - 3 to 3.5ish stars
* 79. Rock Hard - 4.25 stars
* 80. Stolen: A letter to my captor - 3.5 to 4ish stars (I read and liked Comfort Food first and liked it much better, because I think that one did a fantastic job of really showing the effects of Stockholm Syndrome)

* 81. Plaid Skirt Confessions - 4.5 stars
* 82. 13 Little Blue Envelopes - 3.5 stars (cute, but very middle grade and young feeling)
* 83. Baumgartner Generations: Janie - 3.5 stars
* 84. Revolution - 3 stars (good, but not what I was in the mood for, or I might have liked it more)
* 85. Baumgartner Generations: Henry - 4 stars, maybe a little more. I adore Henry.

* 86. Bossypants - 3 stars
* 87. That's What Brothers Do - 3.5 to 4ish stars
* 88. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer - 4 stars
* 89. Feed - 3 stars
* 90. Broken - 3.5 stars

* 91. Passion 3 stars
* 92. Lord of the Fading Lands - 4.5 stars (re-read)
* 93. Succubus Blues - 4 stars (re-read)
* 94. Lady of Light and Shadows - 4.5 stars
* 95. Blind Date - 3.5 stars

* 96. Heist Society - 3.5 stars
* 97. Succubus on Top (re-read) - 4 stars
* 98. Nerd in Shining Armor - 3 stars
* 99. Drink, Slay, Love - 4 stars
* 100. A Stolen Life: A Memoir - 3 stars

* 101. On the Jellicoe Road - 5 stars (incredible)
* 102. Vixen - 4 stars (SO much fun!)
* 103. Lolita - 3.5 stars
* 104. Wings - 3 stars
* 105. Chain Reaction - 4.5 stars (love)

* 106. Bloodlines - 4 stars
* 107. Across the Universe - 3.5 stars
* 108. Succubus Revealed - 5 stars
* 109. The Demon King - 4 stars
* 110. Extreme Exposure - 3 stars
* 111. Hourglass - 2.5 stars



Always a Witch (Witch, #2) by Carolyn MacCullough Tempt Me at Twilight (The Hathaways, #3) by Lisa Kleypas Awakened (House of Night, #8) by P.C. Cast Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5) by J.R. Ward Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6) by J.R. Ward Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7) by J.R. Ward Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8) by J.R. Ward Shadowfever (Fever, #5) by Karen Marie Moning Spell of the Highlander (Highlander, #7) by Karen Marie Moning My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1) by Rachel Vincent Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1) by Richelle Mead Rock Me (Ross Siblings, #2) by Cherrie Lynn Married By Morning (The Hathaways #4) by Lisa Kleypas Uglies (Uglies, #1) by Scott Westerfeld Prelude to a Scandal (Scandal, #1) by Delilah Marvelle Love in the Afternoon (The Hathaways, #5) by Lisa Kleypas Unearthly (Unearthly, #1) by Cynthia Hand Splendor (Luxe, #4) by Anna Godbersen Succubus on Top (Georgina Kincaid, #2) by Richelle Mead The Golden Spiral (Hourglass Door, #2) by Lisa Mangum Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) by Jeaniene Frost Pretties (Uglies, #2) by Scott Westerfeld Succubus Dreams (Georgina Kincaid #3) by Richelle Mead Bright Young Things (Bright Young Things, #1) by Anna Godbersen One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2) by Jeaniene Frost Succubus Heat (Georgina Kincaid #4) by Richelle Mead The Reckoning (Darkest Powers, #3) by Kelley Armstrong At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3) by Jeaniene Frost Succubus Shadows (Georgina Kincaid #5) by Richelle Mead Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, #4) by Jeaniene Frost This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress, #5) by Jeaniene Frost Untouched by Anna Campbell Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2) by Rachel Hawkins Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #1) by Lara Adrian Burning Alive (Sentinel Wars, #1) by Shannon K. Butcher Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1) by Lauren DeStefano The Matchmakers by Jennifer Colgan Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, #1) by Lisa Kleypas Masquerade (Blue Bloods, #2) by Melissa de la Cruz Wicked Ties (Wicked Lovers, #1) by Shayla Black The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1) by Patrick Ness Storm Born (Dark Swan, #1) by Richelle Mead Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins Red Glove (Curse Workers, #2) by Holly Black Ruthless (The House of Rohan, #1) by Anne Stuart Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9) by J.R. Ward Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter, #1) by Nalini Singh Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella Revelations (Blue Bloods, #3) by Melissa de la Cruz Six by Opal Carew City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4) by Cassandra Clare Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma Backstage Pass (Sinners on Tour #1) by Olivia Cunning Comfort Food by Kitty Thomas Thorn Queen (Dark Swan, #2) by Richelle Mead Iron Crowned (Dark Swan, #3) by Richelle Mead Kiss of Crimson (Midnight Breed, #2) by Lara Adrian Rage (Horsemen of the Apocalypse, #2) by Jackie Morse Kessler Secrets of a Summer Night (Wallflowers, #1) by Lisa Kleypas Nevermore (Nevermore, #1) by Kelly Creagh Eon (Eon, #1) by Alison Goodman The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles, #1) by Kady Cross Long Hard Ride (Rough Riders, #1) by Lorelei James Dark Seduction (Masters of Time, #1) by Brenda Joyce Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1) by Simone Elkeles The Vespertine (The Vespertine, #1) by Saundra Mitchell Under Mr. Nolan's Bed by Selena Kitt First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) by Darynda Jones The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1) by Rick Riordan Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry, #2) by Simone Elkeles Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1) by Melissa Marr Falling Down by Selena Kitt Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens Midnight Awakening (Midnight Breed, #3) by Lara Adrian The Van Alen Legacy (Blue Bloods, #4) by Melissa de la Cruz The Harlot by Saskia Walker Forever... by Judy Blume One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) by Janet Evanovich Rock Hard (Sinners on Tour, #2) by Olivia Cunning Stolen A letter to my captor by Lucy Christopher Plaid Skirt Confessions by Selena Kitt 13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1) by Maureen Johnson Baumgartner Generations Janie (Baumgartners, #3) by Selena Kitt Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly Baumgartner Generations Henry (Baumgartners, #4) by Selena Kitt Bossypants by Tina Fey That's What Brothers Do by Derekica Snake Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy #1) by Mira Grant Broken  by Megan Hart Passion (Fallen, #3) by Lauren Kate Lord of the Fading Lands (Tairen Soul, #1) by C.L. Wilson Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1) by Richelle Mead Lady of Light and Shadows (Tairen Soul, #2) by C.L. Wilson Blind Date by Selena Kitt Heist Society (Heist Society, #1) by Ally Carter Succubus on Top (Georgina Kincaid, #2) by Richelle Mead Nerd in Shining Armor (Nerds, #1) by Vicki Lewis Thompson Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst A Stolen Life A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta Vixen (Flappers, #1) by Jillian Larkin Wings (Wings, #1) by Aprilynne Pike Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov Chain Reaction (Perfect Chemistry, #3) by Simone Elkeles Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1) by Richelle Mead Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1) by Beth Revis Succubus Revealed (Georgina Kincaid #6) by Richelle Mead The Demon King (Seven Realms, #1) by Cinda Williams Chima Extreme Exposure (I-Team, #1) by Pamela Clare Hourglass (Hourglass, #1) by Myra McEntire


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Ottilie (ottilie_weber) | 438 comments I'm going to be reading the golden spiral after I finish Nightshade, I am having a blizzard tomorrow again so I'm hoping to get started


Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) Bad weather is a great excuse to read without feeling guilty about not going outside.

I enjoyed Nightshade quite a bit, but couldn't stand the character Shay. I'm definitely a bigger Ren fan.


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Mishelle LaBrash (mishalabrash) | 1520 comments Mod
Love the name you chose Stacia~ Catchy


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Ottilie (ottilie_weber) | 438 comments Haha bad weather great for writing and reading. I'm really curious about the book


Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) My first 10 - those that I wrote reviews for are posted after the list

* 1. Always a Witch - 0 stars, book cut out at ending on ereader, finish and review later
* 2. Tempt Me at Twilight - 4.5 stars, loved it!
* 3. Awakened - 4 stars, greatly improved!
* 4. Lover Unbound - 3.5 stars (would've been 4 with a different ending)
* 5. Lover Enshrined - 3.5 stars
* 6. Lover Avenged - 4 stars
* 7. Lover Mine - 4 stars
* 8. Shadowfever - 5 +++ stars
* 9. Spell of the Highlander - 4 stars
* 10. My Soul to Take - 4 stars

Always a Witch (Witch, #2) by Carolyn MacCullough Tempt Me at Twilight (The Hathaways, #3) by Lisa Kleypas Awakened (House of Night, #8) by P.C. Cast Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5) by J.R. Ward Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6) by J.R. Ward Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7) by J.R. Ward Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8) by J.R. Ward Shadowfever (Fever, #5) by Karen Marie Moning Spell of the Highlander (Highlander, #7) by Karen Marie Moning My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1) by Rachel Vincent

The reason why there aren't reviews for BDB, Highlander and Hathaways is because I don't always review every book in a series if you get the gist of the series after reading the first few. Something like BDB you know if you're going to want to read the rest by the second book.

Tempt Me at Twilight : http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Awakened : http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Shadowfever : http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
My Soul to Take : http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


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Leea Nicely done! I miss those Black Dagger Brothers :)


message 9: by Stacia (the 2010 club) (last edited Jan 25, 2011 11:10PM) (new)

Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) What's funny is that I read the first few months ago and sort of just dropped the series for no good reason, then got into a reading rut and realized those would be the perfect books to pick up and get right into. I finished off the series almost back to back after that.


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Mishelle LaBrash (mishalabrash) | 1520 comments Mod
Holy Kripe~~~~~ I haven't even finished book 3 yet~ Sigh~ I'm failing miserably in the book addict department~ :(~


Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) Oh, and not adding to my list because it was only 40 pages, but I also read :

Father Mine Zsadist and Bella's Story (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6.5) by J.R. Ward - 4 stars because I love this couple's journey


message 13: by Stacia (the 2010 club) (last edited Feb 10, 2011 10:29PM) (new)

Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) All 20 books read this year are in the original post.

This was a good 5 this time!

* 16. Love in the Afternoon - 4 stars
* 17. Unearthly - 4.5 stars
* 18. Splendor - 4 stars
* 19. Succubus on Top - 3.5 stars
* 20. The Golden Spiral - 4 stars

Love in the Afternoon (The Hathaways, #5) by Lisa Kleypas Unearthly (Unearthly, #1) by Cynthia Hand Splendor (Luxe, #4) by Anna Godbersen Succubus on Top (Georgina Kincaid, #2) by Richelle Mead The Golden Spiral (Hourglass Door Trilogy, #2) by Lisa Mangum

Reviews :

Love in the Afternoon : http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Unearthly : http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Splendor : http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Succubus on Top : http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
The Golden Spiral : http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


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Ottilie (ottilie_weber) | 438 comments Ah! unearthly and The Golden spiral are on my lists :)


Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) You and I seem to like a lot of the same books from this group and our sci-fi & fantasy group. I'd love to see you do a reading list at some point so we can compare notes!


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Ottilie (ottilie_weber) | 438 comments hahaha we really do read similar books. haha make a list of books I'm planning on reading?


Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) One you're planning on reading, or just a list like we're doing where we post what we read and what we thought of the books.

I know a lot of people doing their own challenges/lists this year, and some people are doing shorter ones like 50. I just did 111 because that was the number for another group I'm in, and I'm not doing different lists for every group. That would be too many books. :)


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Ottilie (ottilie_weber) | 438 comments haha well I'm not currently reading anything fun, but on my to read list (books that I already own and will be reading, not inculding the ones I'll probably buy)
If you read them don't be afraid to tell me if it sucks, this will begin end of may :)

The Golden Spiral (Hourglass Door Trilogy, #2) by Lisa Mangum Lies My Teacher Told Me Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen Forget you by Jennifer Echols City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1) by Simone Elkeles Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon Prophecy of the Sisters (Prophecy of the Sisters, #1) by Michelle Zink East of Eden by John Steinbeck


Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) Well you already know my opinion on Hourglass Door/Golden Spiral. I really enjoyed those.

City of Bones is a decent book, but the series really starts to get good on book 2, City of Ashes. As a whole, I really love Mortal Instruments. There's so much snarky humor in that series, lots of fun action, and a really hot (and playfully cocky) male lead.

Outlander is a great historical fiction that happens to also have an epic romance. Lots of the women here have read it. I loved the book.

Haven't read any of the others, but Perfect Chemistry is on my list.


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Ottilie (ottilie_weber) | 438 comments I really wish more people knew about Hourglass Door series, I love the way she writes, her wording.

I love snarky humor so that's good that I'll have fun. Good that City of Bones has a good male I need more books with more decent, good lucky guys, I felt like hafl the books I read during break the guys were cheaters or something. I hope to get through a good portion of the series then this summer, and thanks for the warning that it is better in the second!!

I added Outlander because everyone kept telling me to read it. I'll tell you how Prefect Chemistry is then, it looks like a good not long read.


message 21: by Leea (new)

Leea You really should give outlander a try but be prepared to get hooked and have the next few books ready!


message 22: by Ottilie (new)

Ottilie (ottilie_weber) | 438 comments hahaha then it's good i'm saving it for summer!


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Wendy F (blessedwannab) I don't know. Half of the people I convince to read it fall madly in love with with the story. The other half of the people don't like it. I have people tell me that they don't like all the description and then there are those THINGS that happen that people get angry at.

I really really hope you like it Ottilie, it is a really amazing realistic book.


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Ottilie (ottilie_weber) | 438 comments Hahaha I hope so too


Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) Outlander is one that you either love or hate. There really isn't a middle ground. I understand why someone else wouldn't find it right for them, even if I liked the books.


Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) Complete set of 25 books read in original post.

* 21. Halfway to the Grave (re-read) - 5 stars
* 22. Pretties - 3 stars
* 23. Succubus Dreams - 4 stars
* 24. Bright Young Things - 4 stars
* 25. One Foot in the Grave - 4.5 stars (re-read)

Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) by Jeaniene Frost Pretties (Uglies, #2) by Scott Westerfeld Succubus Dreams (Georgina Kincaid, #3) by Richelle Mead Bright Young Things (Bright Young Things, #1) by Anna Godbersen One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2) by Jeaniene Frost

Reviews :

Halfway to the Grave - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Pretties - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Succubus Dreams - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Bright Young Things - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
One Foot in the Grave - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


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Ottilie (ottilie_weber) | 438 comments I just read your review for bright young things, it takes till the last 75 pages?


Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) The book was decent the whole way through, I just didn't get hooked by the wow factor until the last 75 pages. I went in expecting a big rollercoaster because I know how Godberson writes, and she didn't hit me with the big guns until the end. I can tell that the series is going to be great though. :)


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Ottilie (ottilie_weber) | 438 comments Okay I might do what I did with the luxe then, start reading when the whole series is out or mostly out, that way I can knock them all out, be able to jump to the next book easier. I think she's a really good author though.


message 30: by Stacia (the 2010 club) (last edited Feb 23, 2011 01:32PM) (new)

Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) This batch is all PNR/UF and not as varied because I was doing a series re-read and finishing off a reading challenge. Hopefully the next batch will have a little more variety.

* 26. Succubus Heat - 4.5 stars
* 27. The Reckoning - 3 stars
* 28. At Grave's End - 4 stars (re-read)
* 29. Succubus Shadows - 5 stars
* 30. Destined for an Early Grave - 4 stars (re-read)



Succubus Heat (Georgina Kincaid, #4) by Richelle Mead The Reckoning (Darkest Powers, #3) by Kelley Armstrong At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3) by Jeaniene Frost Succubus Shadows (Georgina Kincaid, #5) by Richelle Mead Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, #4) by Jeaniene Frost

Succubus Heat : http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
The Reckoning : http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Succubus Shadows : http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 31: by Stacia (the 2010 club) (last edited Mar 06, 2011 02:45PM) (new)

Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) 1 UF, 2 PNR, 1 Historical, 1 YA PNR

* 31. This Side of the Grave - 4 stars
* 32. Untouched - 4 stars
* 33. Demonglass - 4.5 stars
* 34. Kiss of Midnight - 3 stars
* 35. Burning Alive - 4.5 stars

This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress, #5) by Jeaniene Frost Untouched by Anna Campbell Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2) by Rachel Hawkins Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #1) by Lara Adrian Burning Alive (Sentinel Wars, #1) by Shannon K. Butcher

Untouched : http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Demonglass : http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Kiss of Midnight : http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Burning Alive : http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 32: by Stacia (the 2010 club) (last edited Mar 31, 2011 11:17PM) (new)

Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) This post is just my own personal note taking.


Potential list of books to choose from for March.

Done :
Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2) by Rachel Hawkins Burning Alive (Sentinel Wars, #1) by Shannon K. Butcher Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #1) by Lara Adrian The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1) by Patrick Ness Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, #1) by Lisa Kleypas Wither (Chemical Garden, #1) by Lauren DeStefano Storm Born (Dark Swan, #1) by Richelle Mead Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins Masquerade (Blue Bloods, #2) by Melissa de la Cruz Ruthless (The House of Rohan, #1) by Anne Stuart Red Glove (Curse Workers, #2) by Holly Black Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9) by J.R. Ward


In Progress as of 04/11 :
Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter, #1) by Nalini Singh Iron Kissed (Mercedes Thompson, #3) by Patricia Briggs (trying it on audio again)


List :
Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1) by Beth Revis Kiss Of Death (The Morganville Vampires, #8) by Rachel Caine The Warlord Wants Forever (Immortals After Dark, #1) by Kresley Cole My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, #2) by Rachel Vincent The Fallen Blade Act One of the Assassini (The Vampire Assassin Trilogy, #1) by Jon Courtenay Grimwood The Amulet A Faedra Bennett Custodian Novel by Alison Pensy Grave Witch (Alex Craft, #1) by Kalayna Price Nevermore (Nevermore, #1) by Kelly Creagh Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens Once Upon a Scandal (Scandal, #2) by Delilah Marvelle The Iron Duke (Iron Seas, #1) by Meljean Brook Queen of Shadows (Shadow World, #1) by Dianne Sylvan Rampant (Killer Unicorns, #1) by Diana Peterfreund Rage (Horsemen of the Apocalypse, #2) by Jackie Kessler


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Ottilie (ottilie_weber) | 438 comments I'm curious what you think of wither, it's on my list


Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) I'm about halfway through it now, and it's completely different from what I expected. I am liking it, but the story is going in a completely opposite direction from what I had originally thought. It seemed like more focus was going to be on the polygamy aspect (which is a not so secret fascination of mine), but so far it's been about her captivity.

Although, I will say that the first half of Wither (Chemical Garden, #1) by Lauren DeStefano is MUCH better than the first half of Matched (Matched, #1) by Ally Condie for a similar type of dystopian.


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Leea Oh my TBR list is CRYING right now... More books added... Thanks!!


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message 37: by Stacia (the 2010 club) (last edited Mar 25, 2011 12:10AM) (new)

Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) Tentative list (subject to change) for April to pick books from :

Unfinished from March that I'd like to bring over :

Kiss Of Death (The Morganville Vampires, #8) by Rachel Caine My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, #2) by Rachel Vincent The Iron Duke (Iron Seas, #1) by Meljean Brook Rage (Horsemen of the Apocalypse, #2) by Jackie Kessler Rampant (Killer Unicorns, #1) by Diana Peterfreund Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1) by Beth Revis

Unfinished Challenge Reads expiring in April :

The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1) by Robert Jordan On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta Tiger's Curse (Tiger Saga, #1) by Colleen Houck Queen of Shadows (Shadow World, #1) by Dianne Sylvan Nevermore by Kelly Creagh Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens XVI by Julia Karr

Series to possibly start :

Strange Angels (Strange Angels, #1) by Lilith Saintcrow A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, #2) by Kresley Cole Again The Magic by Lisa Kleypas Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #1) by Larissa Ione The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice, #1) by John Flanagan Bloody Jack Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy (Bloody Jack, #1) by L.A. Meyer

Series to Continue :

Kiss of Crimson (Midnight Breed, #2) by Lara Adrian Finding the Lost (Sentinel Wars, #2) by Shannon K. Butcher Thorn Queen (Dark Swan, #2) by Richelle Mead Revelations (Blue Bloods, #3) by Melissa de la Cruz Bone Crossed (Mercedes Thompson, #4) by Patricia Briggs The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking, #2) by Patrick Ness

Extras if I need more variety :

Forbidden  by Tabitha Suzuma Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride The DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) by Kody Keplinger Delirium by Lauren Oliver Heart of the Dragon (Atlantis, #1) by Gena Showalter The Pleasure Palace (Secrets of the Tudor Court, #1) by Kate Emerson Steel by Carrie Vaughn The Fallen Blade Act One of the Assassini (The Vampire Assassin Trilogy, #1) by Jon Courtenay Grimwood Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella


message 38: by Stacia (the 2010 club) (last edited Apr 06, 2011 12:18AM) (new)

Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) Pretty good batch this time

* 41. The Knife of Never Letting Go - 3 stars
* 42. Storm Born - 3.5 stars (am going to love the series though, I can tell it was just a starter book - Go Richelle Mead!)
* 43. Anna and the French Kiss - 5 stars <--- Read this one!
* 44. Red Glove - 4 stars - another good series
* 45. Ruthless - 3.5 stars

The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1) by Patrick Ness Storm Born (Dark Swan, #1) by Richelle Mead Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins Red Glove (Curse Workers, #2) by Holly Black Ruthless (The House of Rohan, #1) by Anne Stuart

Reviews :

The Knife of Never Letting Go - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Storm Born - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Anna and the French Kiss - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Red Glove - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Ruthless - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Next 5 :

Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter, #1) by Nalini Singh Eon by Alison Goodman Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9) by J.R. Ward Revelations (Blue Bloods, #3) by Melissa de la Cruz Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Potential next 5 after that :

The Iron Duke (Iron Seas, #1) by Meljean Brook Kiss Of Death (The Morganville Vampires, #8) by Rachel Caine Bloody Jack Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy (Bloody Jack, #1) by L.A. Meyer Thorn Queen (Dark Swan, #2) by Richelle Mead Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens or Forbidden  by Tabitha Suzuma The Girl in the Steel Corset (The Steampunk Chronicles, #1) by Kady Cross Rage (Horsemen of the Apocalypse, #2) by Jackie Kessler


message 39: by Stacia (the 2010 club) (last edited Apr 02, 2011 11:49PM) (new)

Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) personal notes : try to read these before the gallies expire.

Steam & Sorcery by Cindy Spencer Pape Born of Shadows (The League, #4) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Angel Burn (Angel Trilogy, #1) by L.A. Weatherly

(also have The Goddess Test (Goddess Test, #1) by Aimee Carter The Vampire Dimitri (Regency Draculia #2) by Colleen Gleason The Vampire Voss (Regency Draculia #1) by Colleen Gleason if I'm bored enough to read them, not as highly rated as the ones above)

Another group read if time :

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver


message 40: by Stacia (the 2010 club) (last edited Apr 07, 2011 01:50PM) (new)

Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) I somewhat stuck to my 5 this time.


* 46. Lover Unleashed - 4 stars
* 47. Angels' Blood - 3.5 stars
* 48. Can You Keep a Secret? - 4 stars
* 49. Revelations - 4 stars
* 50. Six - 2 stars

Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9) by J.R. Ward Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter, #1) by Nalini Singh Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella Revelations (Blue Bloods, #3) by Melissa de la Cruz Six by Opal Carew

Lover Unleashed : http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Angels' Blood : http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Can You Keep a Secret? : http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Revelations : http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Six : http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 41: by Stacia (the 2010 club) (last edited Apr 07, 2011 02:20PM) (new)

Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) Tentative next 5 after I finish City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4) by Cassandra Clare .

I may swap out one of the YA for an adult to balance it better :

Forbidden  by Tabitha Suzuma Thorn Queen (Dark Swan, #2) by Richelle Mead The Girl in the Steel Corset (The Steampunk Chronicles, #1) by Kady Cross Rage (Horsemen of the Apocalypse, #2) by Jackie Kessler Bloody Jack Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy (Bloody Jack, #1) by L.A. Meyer


message 42: by Leea (new)

Leea Sounds like you finally got City of fallen angels? Waiting for my library to get it ;)


Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) I did, but haven't gotten past a few chapters. It's already had a few funny moments though.


message 44: by Stacia (the 2010 club) (last edited Apr 08, 2011 08:37AM) (new)

Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) Oh, and I just realized that I finished my first 50, so I thought I'd do a recap.

My favorites of the first 50 read that I would highly recommend :

Shadowfever - Fever series - Adult Urban Fantasy
Tempt me at Twilight - Hathaways - Adult Historical Romance
Unearthly - Unearthly series - YA PNR
The Golden Spiral - Hourglass Door Trilogy - YA Sci-Fi / Time travel (does have romance)
Succubus Dreams & Shadows - Georgina Kincaid series - Adult Urban Fantasy
Anna and the French Kiss - standalone - YA contemporary romance

Shadowfever (Fever, #5) by Karen Marie Moning Tempt Me at Twilight (The Hathaways, #3) by Lisa Kleypas Unearthly (Unearthly, #1) by Cynthia Hand The Golden Spiral (Hourglass Door Trilogy, #2) by Lisa Mangum Succubus Dreams (Georgina Kincaid, #3) by Richelle Mead Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins


Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) Leea wrote: "Sounds like you finally got City of fallen angels? Waiting for my library to get it ;)"

I'm not sure if you got it yet, but if you need City of Fallen Angels, I can get you this on ebook. I still think that it's probably a good idea to read Clockwork Angel (not necessary, but enhances the read of CoFA) before this one though because there are a couple of character references I wouldn't have understood without having read it (like the mentions of Will). Camille from CA plays a pretty big role in CoFA and knowing her backstory with Magnus is nice info to have when you see how her presence effects Alec.


message 46: by Leea (new)

Leea Oh thank you but that's okay. I had to return Clockwork Angel because I did not get to it in time. Once my library gets CoFA i'll request Clockwork Angel. I will say that i'm starting to get an obsession for my eReader... Now books just look heavy and hard to hold. strange!


message 47: by Stacia (the 2010 club) (last edited Apr 19, 2011 03:37PM) (new)

Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) This may be my highest rated group of 5 yet. It looks like I'm getting better at sidestepping books that turn out to be bad.

* 51. City of Fallen Angels - 4 stars (not as good as the previous, but I didn't dislike it as much as some seemed to)
* 52. Forbidden - 5 stars (heartbreaking)
* 53. Backstage Pass - 3.5 stars (extra steamy but lots of fun)
* 54. Comfort Food - 4.5 stars (dark and disturbing, but such a good book)
* 55. Thorn Queen - 4 stars (much better than the first one, I think I'm gonna love the series)

City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4) by Cassandra Clare Forbidden  by Tabitha Suzuma Backstage Pass (Sinners on Tour, #1) by Olivia Cunning Comfort Food by Kitty Thomas Thorn Queen (Dark Swan, #2) by Richelle Mead

Reviews :

City of Fallen Angels - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Forbidden - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Backstage Pass - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Comfort Food - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Thorn Queen - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 49: by Stacia (the 2010 club) (last edited May 10, 2011 11:33PM) (new)

Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) Not my best batch by a long shot.

* 61. Eon - 3.5 stars
* 62. The Girl in the Steel Corset - 2 stars (repetitive and overworked)
* 63. Long Hard Ride - 3.5 stars (was scared of the cheesy cover and the cowboy thing, but I kinda liked it)
* 64. Dark Seduction - 2 stars
* 65. Perfect Chemistry - 4 stars

Eon (Eon #1) by Alison Goodman The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles, #1) by Kady Cross Long Hard Ride (Rough Riders, #1) by Lorelei James Dark Seduction (Masters of Time, #1) by Brenda Joyce Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1) by Simone Elkeles

Reviews :

Eon - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Girl in the Steel Corset - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Long Hard Ride - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Dark Seduction - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Perfect Chemistry - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) Was sort of slacking in the review department this time. The only two that I reviewed extensively were UMNB (there is a newer version without the taboo part that I might read and give a higher rating because I did like the book other than the last few disturbing chapters), and I also reviewed Rules of Attraction.

* 66. The Vespertine - 3ish stars
* 67. Under Mr. Nolan's Bed - 2 stars
* 68. First Grave on the Right - 4 stars
* 69. The Lost Hero - 3.5 stars
* 70. Rules of Attraction - 4 stars

The Vespertine (The Vespertine, #1) by Saundra Mitchell Under Mr. Nolan's Bed by Selena Kitt First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) by Darynda Jones The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1) by Rick Riordan Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry, #2) by Simone Elkeles

Under Mr. Nolan's Bed : http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Rules of Attraction : http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


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