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message 1: by Steph, Serious series addict (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29012 comments Did you have any 2nd Quarter 5✰ reads?
Any surprises? Debut authors? Do share!


message 2: by Laura Lulu (new)

Laura Lulu (lauralulu) | 1603 comments Wow. I've only had five 5 star reads in the 2nd quarter.

Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5) by Ilona Andrews Come on, it's Kate. 'Nuff said.

Enclave (Razorland, #1) by Ann Aguirre Divergent by Veronica Roth What can I say? I'm a sucker for dystopians.

Camp Hell (PsyCop, #5) by Jordan Castillo Price GhosTV (PsyCop, #6) by Jordan Castillo Price The 5th and 6th PsyCop books. LOVE these. My first m/m--what took me so long? ;)


message 3: by Desperado (last edited Jun 30, 2011 06:54PM) (new)

Desperado (lethallovely) | 1360 comments As you all know, I'm stingy with my 5-★'s. This quarter I only had 2: Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4) by Ilona Andrews & Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews .

So I'm going to list my 4.5-★'s too: Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #10) by Louise Rennison Wicked Becomes You by Meredith Duran Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1) by Beth Revis Hunt the Moon (Cassandra Palmer, #5) by Karen Chance


message 4: by Steph, Serious series addict (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29012 comments I re-read most of Kate Daniels and those were 5★ reads again. I'm a generous rater, so I have more than most, probably. Others this quarter:

Demon Song (Blood Singer, #3) by Cat Adams Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma Mercy Blade (Jane Yellowrock, #3) by Faith Hunter Killbox (Sirantha Jax, #4) by Ann Aguirre Kiss of Snow (Psy-Changeling, #10) by Nalini Singh Enclave (Razorland, #1) by Ann Aguirre Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5) by Ilona Andrews


message 5: by Josie (last edited Jun 30, 2011 11:40PM) (new)

Josie | 1967 comments Unfortunately I am ridiculous with my 5 stars and hand them out quite freely soooo here are some of my faves -

The Body Finder (The Body Finder, #1) by Kimberly Derting City of Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, #3) by Stacia Kane Green Rider (Green Rider, #1) by Kristen Britain Hunt the Moon (Cassandra Palmer, #5) by Karen Chance Queen of Shadows (Shadow World, #1) by Dianne Sylvan Every Which Way But Dead (The Hollows, #3) by Kim Harrison Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling, #2) by Nalini Singh Caressed by Ice (Psy-Changeling, #3) by Nalini Singh


message 6: by Kerstin (last edited Jul 01, 2011 01:56AM) (new)

Kerstin | 862 comments I'm quite generous too, so here are some of mine:

Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5) by Ilona Andrews Silver Borne (Mercedes Thompson, #5) by Patricia Briggs Stolen A letter to my captor by Lucy Christopher Green-Eyed Demon (Sabina Kane, #3) by Jaye Wells Pack Challenge (Magnus Pack, #1) by Shelly Laurenston Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, #1) by Stacia Kane


message 7: by CyberAlmu (new)

CyberAlmu | 302 comments I don't agree with the five stars to Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5) by Ilona Andrews , 5 is just too low a rating for it!

Some of my 5 stars are in Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling. Haven't had much time to read lately, with all the exams and papers going on


message 8: by [deleted user] (last edited Jul 01, 2011 04:56AM) (new)

Mmmm....it's the Kate books for me too, and Sherry Thomas is my new best friend:

Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas

as was Meredith Duran, although technically she was a 4

The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran


message 9: by Laura Lulu (new)

Laura Lulu (lauralulu) | 1603 comments Steph, Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma , Mercy Blade (Jane Yellowrock, #3) by Faith Hunter and Killbox (Sirantha Jax, #4) by Ann Aguirre were all 5 star reads for me too, just not in 2nd quarter. :)

Josie, same goes for City of Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, #3) by Stacia Kane , and I'm hoping to add Hunt the Moon (Cassandra Palmer, #5) by Karen Chance to my 5 stars this month. :)

And Kerstin, Silver Borne (Mercedes Thompson, #5) by Patricia Briggs , Stolen A letter to my captor by Lucy Christopher and Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, #1) by Stacia Kane were all 5 stars for me too. But Pack Challenge (Magnus Pack, #1) by Shelly Laurenston was a 2 star for me. What can I say? I'm horribly judgmental when it comes to PNR. ;)


message 10: by Steph, Serious series addict (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29012 comments LOL CA! Love that series!!

I need to read Stolen. Haven't gotten to that one yet. Happy to see you're enjoying Psy-Changelings, Josie. CBI is one of my faves too.

:) I remember, Laura. You're push was the reason I read MB when I did. That series is only getting better w/each book, IMO.


message 11: by Laura Lulu (last edited Jul 01, 2011 07:32PM) (new)

Laura Lulu (lauralulu) | 1603 comments I agree. After I read the first, it didn't crazy grab me, the second was good, and the third totally hooked me. Can't wait for the fourth one--won't be out til January. :(


message 12: by Steph, Serious series addict (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29012 comments Yuck, didn't realize it wasn't due until Jan. :\


Christina (AKA Babbling) (babblingbookreviews) | 1241 comments Let see...I was very generous in June. Much reading enjoyment. :D

April:
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins

May:
Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling, #2) by Nalini Singh Caressed By Ice (Psy-Changeling, #3) by Nalini Singh Mine to Possess (Psy-Changeling, #4) by Nalini Singh Magic Lost, Trouble Found (Raine Benares, #1) by Lisa Shearin

June:
Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5) by Ilona Andrews Renegade Angel (Harlequin Nocturne, #95) by Kendra Leigh Castle Frostbound (The Dark Forgotten, #4) by Sharon Ashwood Red Heat (Men In Uniform, #1) by Nina Bruhns Touched by an Alien (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #1) by Gini Koch


message 14: by Steph, Serious series addict (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29012 comments Mmmmm, Red Heat. Looks sounds interesting. >;)


message 15: by Vivian (new)

Vivian (_vivian) | 1934 comments Looks like I was stingy too. One book with 5 stars. And not even an original one.

Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5) by Ilona Andrews

But a couple other note-worthy reads:
Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson Queen of Shadows (Shadow World, #1) by Dianne Sylvan


Cindy (eclecticfirefly) (eclecticfirefly) | 1237 comments Cool.....I just figured out I can sort my books read by date! LOLOLOLOL It may not seem like it, but I'm still pretty much a newbie here.....

I'm usually not stingy with the 4 stars, but 5 takes something special. That said - I did read a few REALLY awesome books.

] Dawn Endeavor (Dawn Endeavor #1-2) by Marie Harte Dead Reckoning by Trista Ann Michaels Unnatural (Archangel Academy, #1) by Michael Griffo Indulgent An Eternal Pleasure Novel by Cathryn Fox Rot & Ruin (Benny Imura, #1) by Jonathan Maberry Caressa's Knees by Annabel Joseph Demon Song (Blood Singer, #3) by Cat Adams The Gathering (Darkness Rising, #1) by Kelley Armstrong

OK - looks like I may need to rethink my 5 star status......LOL Not all of these are UF/PnR, and some get very explicit, so check them out at your own risk!


message 17: by AH (new)

AH | 2271 comments These are my 5 star reads --

Unearthly (Unearthly, #1) by Cynthia Hand The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles, #1) by Kevin Hearne Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5) by Ilona Andrews A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin


Christina (AKA Babbling) (babblingbookreviews) | 1241 comments Steph wrote: "Mmmmm, Red Heat. Looks sounds interesting. >;)"

Oh, you had it right the first time. :D

The author did a good job of balancing both the romance and the suspense part.


message 19: by Joann (new)

Joann | 355 comments Here are my 5 star ratings. I would have given more than 5 stars to Changes and Magic Strikes.

April:

Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1) by Frank Herbert

May:

Heartbreaker (Buchanan, #1) by Julie Garwood Devil in Winter (Wallflowers #3) by Lisa Kleypas Blood Brothers (Sign of Seven, #1) by Nora Roberts

June:

Changes (The Dresden Files, #12) by Jim Butcher White Witch, Black Curse (The Hollows, #7) by Kim Harrison Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews Scandal in Spring (Wallflowers, #4) by Lisa Kleypas


message 20: by Steph, Serious series addict (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29012 comments Babbling AKA Christina wrote: "Oh, you had it right the first time. :D

The author did a good job of balancing both the romance and the suspense part."


Lovely cover. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks :)


message 21: by Literary Ames (last edited Jul 08, 2011 07:09PM) (new)

Literary Ames (amyorames) | 1854 comments I must've been extra tough on ratings because there is only one 5 star read ~ Beast Behaving Badly (Pride, #5) by Shelly Laurenston which came as a surprise as I thought I'd hate the heroine.


message 22: by Steph, Serious series addict (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29012 comments I need to start her Pride series. Really enjoyed and LOL reading Pack.


message 23: by Shelleyrae (new)

Shelleyrae at Book'd Out | 346 comments I'm a little mean about five stars but I have given four UF books the honor this quarter

Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5) by Ilona Andrews Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles, #1) by Kevin Hearne Skeleton Crew (Underworld Cycle, #2) by Cameron Haley The Deadliest Bite (Jaz Parks, #8) by Jennifer Rardin


message 24: by Steph, Serious series addict (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29012 comments I really need to start Hearne's series. And, I have Haley's TBR. I should move them up then, I guess. :)


message 25: by Lis (new)

Lis | 3607 comments Do we have any third or fourth quarter 5 star reports. Filling in my 2012 challenge reads and would like to load up one some good ones...


message 26: by Lady Jaye (last edited Dec 15, 2011 06:30PM) (new)

Lady Jaye (lady-jaye) | 557 comments Lis,

Blood Bound (Mercedes Thompson, #2) by Patricia Briggs Iron Kissed (Mercedes Thompson, #3) by Patricia Briggs Dragon Bound (Elder Races, #1) by Thea Harrison Magic Graves One for the Money / A Questionable Client by Jeaniene Frost Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter, #3) by Nalini Singh Coraline by Neil Gaiman

were 5 stars for me.

Fate's Edge (The Edge, #3) by Ilona Andrews was really, really good too. :)


message 27: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ I'm on little late posting these but what the heck, here's my 5 star reads for the 2nd quarter.


APRIL Stormwalker (Stormwalker, #1) by Allyson James The Iron Queen (Iron Fey, #3) by Julie Kagawa Promises in Death (In Death, #28) by J.D. Robb
MAY Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4) by Cassandra Clare Never Again (Wizards of Nevermore, #1) by Michele Bardsley Ghost Town (The Morganville Vampires, #9) by Rachel Caine
JUNE Possess Me at Midnight (Doomsday Brethren, #3) by Shayla Black The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, #6) by Richelle Mead How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf, #1) by Molly Harper


message 28: by Steph, Serious series addict (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29012 comments Lis wrote: "Do we have any third or fourth quarter 5 star reports. Filling in my 2012 challenge reads and would like to load up one some good ones..."

I was a slacker, Lis. Feel free to either create a thread for the last half of 2011 or just drop them in here. I'll do better in 2012. ;)


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