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message 1: by Steph, Serious series addict (last edited Jun 16, 2012 07:56PM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29024 comments Team #6
Captain: Leah

Members:
Lisa (84)
Leslie
Vivian
Jodie
Leah


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

Steph (angel4492) | 29024 comments Virtual BINGO Card
Shelf names listed are to be filled in top to bottom under each letter listed

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1. dark-fantasy
2. vampires
3. demons
4. paranormal-romance
5. psychic
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6. *Reader's Choice
7. kick-ass-heroine
8. 2011
9. ghosts
10. *Series Catch-Up
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11. male-lead
12. urban-fantasy
N#. FREE SPACE
13. dragons
14. angels
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15. *Favorite Supe
16. *New2You: author
17. paranormal-fantasy
18. shifters
19. *New2You: series
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20. magic
21. young-adult-paranormal
22. favorite-series
23. new-series
24. sci-fi-romance


message 3: by Steph, Serious series addict (last edited Sep 02, 2012 07:34PM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29024 comments Link to print your own copy: BINGO card

SOS book shelf bingo card


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message 6: by Vivian (new)

Vivian (_vivian) | 1934 comments Yay, we've got a team! Hi Team 6! Looking forward to playing with all of you this round. I've read about 5 books since the last round of bingo, so my neglected book pile is sitting around ready to get some love come Sunday! Can't wait :)


message 7: by Leah (last edited Aug 14, 2012 05:02AM) (new)

Leah | 880 comments Link to all team stats: Round Five Stats

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Free Space

Lisa- Hexed by Kevin Hearne - Review (Jun 26) - ★★★
Leslie- Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison - Review (Jun 20) - ★★★ and a half
Vivian- Kitty's Big Trouble by Carrie Vaughn - Review (2nd book in post) (Jul 3) - ★★
Jodie- Delirium by Lauren Oliver - Review (Jun 20) - ★★★★
Leah- Blood on the Bayou by Stacey Jay - Review (Jun 30) - ★★★

Hexed (Iron Druid Chronicles, #2) by Kevin Hearne Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1) by Kim Harrison Kitty's Big Trouble (Kitty Norville, #9) by Carrie Vaughn Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver Blood on the Bayou (Annabelle Lee, #2) by Stacey Jay

Stamp Awarded: July 5

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Week 1: young-adult-paranormal

Lisa- Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor - Review (Jun 26) - ★★★★
Leslie- Soulless by Gail Carriger - Review (Jun 22) - ★★★★
Vivian- Blood Will Tell by Samantha Young - Review (Jun 19) - ★★★★
Jodie- Half-Blood by Jennifer Armentrout - Review (Jun 18) - ★★★★
Leah- White Cat by Holly Black - Review (Jun 21) - ★★★★

Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger Blood Will Tell (Warriors of Ankh #1) by Samantha Young Half-Blood (Covenant, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout White Cat (Curse Workers, #1) by Holly Black

Stamp Awarded: Jun 27

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Week 2: favorite-series

Lisa- Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris - Review (Jun 26) - ★★★
Leslie- Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh - Review (Jun 27) - ★★★★★
Vivian- Grimspace by Ann Aguirre - Review (Jul 6) - ★★★★
Jodie- Anew by Chelsea Fine - Review (Jun 26) - ★★★★★
Leah- Red Glove by Holly Black - Review (Jun 27) - ★★★ and a half

Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, #12) by Charlaine Harris Hostage to Pleasure (Psy-Changeling, #5) by Nalini Singh Grimspace (Sirantha Jax, #1) by Ann Aguirre Anew (The Archers of Avalon, #1) by Chelsea Fine Red Glove (Curse Workers #2) by Holly Black

Stamp Awarded: Jul 7

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Week 3: New2You: Series

Lisa- The Restorer by Amanda Stevens - Review (Jul 4) - ★★★★
Leslie- Cover Me by Catherine Mann - Review (Jul 3) - ★★★ and a half
Vivian- Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost - Review (Jul 3) - ★★★★
Jodie- That Boy by Jillian Dodd - Review (Jul 4) - ★★★★★
Leah- The First Days by Rhiannon Frater - Review (Jul 7) - ★★★★

The Restorer (Graveyard Queen #1) by Amanda Stevens Cover Me (Elite Force #1) by Catherine Mann Once Burned (Night Prince, #1) by Jeaniene Frost That Boy (That Boy, #1) by Jillian Dodd The First Days (As The World Dies A Zombie Trilogy #1) by Rhiannon Frater

Stamp Awarded: Jul 7

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Week 4: shifters

Lisa- Wolf at the Door by Christine Warren - Review (Jul 21) - ★★★
Leslie- The Wolf Who Loved Me by Lydia Dare - Review (Jul 12) - ★★★
Vivian- Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris - Review (Jul 9) - ★★
Jodie- Keeping Secret by Sierra Dean - Review (Jul 11) - ★★★★
Leah- Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire - Review (Jul 9) - ★★★★

Wolf at the Door (The Others, #9) by Christine Warren The Wolf Who Loved Me (Westfield Wolves #5) by Lydia Dare Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, #12) by Charlaine Harris Keeping Secret (Secret McQueen #4) by Sierra Dean Rosemary and Rue (October Daye, #1) by Seanan McGuire

Stamp Awarded: Jul 23

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Week 5: ghosts

Lisa- The Kingdom by Amanda Stevens - Review (Jul 21) - ★★★★★
Leslie- Dead Case in Deadwood by Ann Charles - Review (Jul 16) - ★★★★
Vivian- Blue-Blooded Vamp by Jaye Wells - Review (Jul 21) - ★★★
Jodie- Grave Memory by Kalayna Price - Review (Jul 16) - ★★★★
Leah- Chasing Magic by Stacia Kane - Review (Jul 16) - ★★★★

The Kingdom (Graveyard Queen #2) by Amanda Stevens Dead Case in Deadwood (Deadwood Mystery, #3) by Ann Charles Blue-Blooded Vamp (Sabina Kane, #5) by Jaye Wells Grave Memory (Alex Craft, #3) by Kalayna Price Chasing Magic (Downside Ghosts, #5) by Stacia Kane

Stamp Awarded: Jul 25

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Week 6: demons

Lisa- City of Bones by Cassandra Clare - Review (Jul 29) - ★★ and three quarters
Leslie- First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones - Review (Jul 24) - ★★★★
Vivian- Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead - Review (Jul 23) - ★★★★
Jodie- Existence by Abbi Glines - Review (Jul 23) - ★★★★ and a half
Leah- A Local Habitation by Seanan McGuire - Review (Jul 27) - ★★★

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) by Darynda Jones Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1) by Richelle Mead Existence (Existence Trilogy, #1) by Abbi Glines A Local Habitation (October Daye, #2) by Seanan McGuire

Stamp Awarded: Aug 3

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Week 7: urban-fantasy

Lisa- Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness - Review (Aug 11) - ★★★★★
Leslie- Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh - Review (Jul 31) - ★★★★★
Vivian- By a Thread by Jennifer Estep - Review (Jul 29) - ★★★★★
Jodie- Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells - Review (Jul 30) - ★★★★
Leah- Summoning the Night by Jenn Bennett - Review (Jul 30) - ★★★★★

Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2) by Deborah Harkness Branded by Fire (Psy-Changeling, #6) by Nalini Singh By a Thread (Elemental Assassin, #6) by Jennifer Estep Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane, #1) by Jaye Wells Summoning the Night (Arcadia Bell, #2) by Jenn Bennett

Stamp Awarded: Aug 13

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Week 8: Series Catch-up

Lisa- Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews - Review (Aug 11) - ★★★ and three quarters
Leslie- Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione - Review (Aug 7) - ★★★★★
Vivian- The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
Jodie- Biting Cold by Chloe Neill
Leah- An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire - Review (Aug 7) - ★★★ and a half

Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels World, #1) by Ilona Andrews Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #3) by Larissa Ione The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3) by Brandon Sanderson Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, #6) by Chloe Neill An Artificial Night (October Daye, #3) by Seanan McGuire

Stamp Requested:

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message 8: by Steph, Serious series addict (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29024 comments Hi, ladies! Good luck & Happy Reading!


message 9: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1224 comments Hello Team 6! I'm so excited to play again. And I am happy to vote for Leah as Captain. Unfortunately I am hopeless at coming up with cute names.
I do read alot, so my challenge is fitting the books I'm reading that month into the shelf that's called that week!
Also, I live in Louisiana.


message 10: by Leah (new)

Leah | 880 comments Steph wrote: "Hi, ladies! Good luck & Happy Reading!"

Thanks Steph!

Hi Leslie, how many rounds have you played? This is only my second.


message 11: by Vivian (new)

Vivian (_vivian) | 1934 comments Leah, if you're up for the job, then I second the nod :)

Coming up with a name is not my forte, maybe if someone gets the ball rolling with suggestions, it'll kick start my creativity...


message 12: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1224 comments Okay, something weird is going on with GR, because I posted a comment to this thread and now it's not there. Anyway, this is my second round, Leah. I played the last one and had alot of fun!
Unfortunately, I don't have great creativity as far as coming up with funny names. The only thing that comes to mind that rhymes with six is sexy and that seems cliche.

I hope more of our teammates check in soon. I've been thinking about what my Free Space read will be. I like to get that out of the way. I'll wait and see what shelf is called and then decide.


message 13: by Leah (new)

Leah | 880 comments I was thinking something like 'Must Read ClasSix' or 'Need my Book Fix Sixes' or 'Back to Basix'. Thoughts or any other ideas?

Also, after the shelf announcement is made today I will send a message to our remaining team members ;-)


message 14: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1224 comments I like Need my book fix! That's about my life right now. Oh the fun memories of waiting for the shelf announcement on a Saturday!! I'm about to get ready to take my husband out to eat for Father's Day. I'm hoping it will post before I leave:=} I am sooooooo OCD!


message 15: by Vivian (new)

Vivian (_vivian) | 1934 comments Need my book fix sixes. I like that name! I've played every round of bingo so far, and have yet to get better at creating team names, lol. I want to get a little reading in now while i have time because tomorrow is one of those busy days. I'm in California, so the shelf usually gets called Sat afternoon for me. Got a book picked out already, if it doesn't fit into this week's shelf, I'll use it for my free space read. I don't normally pre-choose books, looking through shelves is such a fun part of the game, but just found a copy of Kitty's Big Trouble (for 50 cents!) and looking forward to reading it.

Sorry, am I rambling? Do that sometimes, you'll get used to it ;)


message 16: by Leah (new)

Leah | 880 comments I'm a rambler too, so no worries! We will see what our other two ladies think of Need My Book Fix Sixes, that's my favourite as well.

I haven't picked out a book for Free Space yet, but I will soon. So many options!

Vivian - I have a ton of fifty cent books, because that's what my library seller used paperbacks for. I cant resist for only fifty cents, so my bookshelves just keep growing!!!


message 17: by Leah (last edited Jun 16, 2012 03:55PM) (new)

Leah | 880 comments Well my little Sixers, the shelf announcement is up! Our first shelf is: young-adult-paranormal

I wll message Lisa and Jodie to let them know the challenge has begun.

Also, I will assume I'm captain for the moment, and create a thread below to use for tracking our reads for this shelf.


message 18: by Leah (last edited Jun 27, 2012 04:53AM) (new)

Leah | 880 comments --------------------------------------------------

Week 1: young-adult-paranormal


Lisa - Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor - Review (June 26) - ★★★★
Leslie - Soulless by Gail Carriger - Review (June 22) - ★★★★
Vivian - Blood Will Tell by Samantha Young - Review (June 19) - ★★★★
Jodie - Half-Blood by Jennifer Armentrout - Review (June 18) - ★★★★
Leah - White Cat by Holly Black - Review (June 21) - ★★★★

Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger Blood Will Tell (Warriors of Ankh #1) by Samantha Young Half-Blood (Covenant, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout White Cat (Curse Workers, #1) by Holly Black

Date Stamp Awarded: June 27

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message 19: by Jodie (new)

Jodie (jodez) | 60 comments Hiya Ladies! I'm here :) Thanks for your msg Leah. I am super excited to be in team 6 & can't wait to start! I love the name Need My Book Fixes Sixes. Great work ladies. It's so nice to meet you all.

My choice for this weeks shelf is...

http://www.goodreads.com/book/photo/9...

Will be starting today :)

Ps this is my first round, so if I do something wrong, pls ent be scared to message me. I'm soooo keen to make our team successful!


message 20: by Jodie (new)

Jodie (jodez) | 60 comments Stupid link,

Half-Blood (Covenant #1) by Jennifer Armentrout.

Would someone mind telling me how to paste the book cover like Leah? Thanks gals.


message 21: by Christina (AKA Babbling) (last edited Jun 16, 2012 05:18PM) (new)

Christina (AKA Babbling) (babblingbookreviews) | 1241 comments Jodie wrote: "Would someone mind telling me how to paste the book cover like Leah? Thanks gals.
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(Delurking)

See the top of the Comment box? There is a link, "Add book/author".

Click on it and it will open a little search box. There are two choices on the bottom of the box, you can add a link or a cover. Click "cover" and then type the name of the book you are looking for and press search. Next to each entry there is a little button labeled "add". Click the one next to the correct book (because sometimes you'll get multiple choices if it's a common name, etc.). And, ta-da! :D

I hope that helps. ;-)

Good luck and happy reading! :)

Updated to clarify.


message 22: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1224 comments Hi Jodie, go to add book/author at the top of the comment box. Put in name of book or author or even series name then hit search. You can then choose book link or book cover. Then click add.
Well, not crazy about this shelf. I'll have to look and see what I have coming up to read.
For the Free Space I will read Dead Witch Walking.


message 23: by Leah (new)

Leah | 880 comments Thanks Christina ;-) I'll miss you this round!

Hey Jodie, welcome to Bingo! It's tons of fun and really easy, this is only my second round. Don't be afraid to ask anything, we are a friendly group :)


message 24: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1224 comments After thorough searching, I am lucky that 4 people shelved Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger as Young Adult-Paranormal. So that will be my read for this shelf!


Christina (AKA Babbling) (babblingbookreviews) | 1241 comments Leah wrote: "Thanks Christina ;-) I'll miss you this round!"

Hi, Leah! Lurking around the threads, seeing if I can help out with the questions -- so hectic this first week, what with picking names, captains, and the free space books. ;)

I love the game, but I don't regret skipping this round.


message 26: by Leah (last edited Jul 06, 2012 07:18AM) (new)

Leah | 880 comments --------------------------------------------------

Free Space

Lisa - Hexed by Kevin Hearne - Review (June 26) - ★★★
Leslie - Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison - Review (June 20) - ★★★ and a half
Vivian - Kitty's Big Trouble by Carrie Vaughn - Review (2nd book in post) (July 3) - ★★
Jodie - Delirium by Lauren Oliver - Review (June 20) - ★★★★
Leah - Blood on the Bayou by Stacey Jay - Review (June 30) - ★★★

Hexed (Iron Druid Chronicles, #2) by Kevin Hearne Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1) by Kim Harrison Kitty's Big Trouble (Kitty Norville, #9) by Carrie Vaughn Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver Blood on the Bayou (Annabelle Lee, #2) by Stacey Jay

Date Stamp Awarded: July 5

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message 27: by Leah (last edited Jun 16, 2012 05:47PM) (new)

Leah | 880 comments Leslie wrote: "After thorough searching, I am lucky that 4 people shelved Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carrigeras Young Adult-Paranormal. So that will be my read for this shelf!"

Haha I didn't think that book was young adult at all. Gotta love people that shelve things oddly, but it really works out for Bingo!

Also, if anyone needs the Free Space rules, they are posted in a separate thread below all the team threads. Basically, you can pick any SOS Book of the Month, any book from SOS' new release folder, or any book from SOS' bookshelf.


message 28: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 23887 comments Christina (AKA Babbling) wrote: "Leah wrote: "Thanks Christina ;-) I'll miss you this round!"

Hi, Leah! Lurking around the threads, seeing if I can help out with the questions -- so hectic this first week, what with picking name..."


All help gratefully received Christina, especially with 18 teams :)


message 29: by Jodie (new)

Jodie (jodez) | 60 comments Thanks girls, I will give it a go from my computer later, but for now, i will say my Free Space book will be...

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/76...

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Yay! Go team 6 :)


message 30: by Vivian (new)

Vivian (_vivian) | 1934 comments I'll give the shelves a look later on the computer, but put me down for Kitty's Big Trouble (Kitty Norville, #9) by Carrie Vaughn as my free space book.


message 31: by Leah (new)

Leah | 880 comments Jodie wrote: "Thanks girls, I will give it a go from my computer later, but for now, i will say my Free Space book will be...

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/76...

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Yay!..."


Interested to see what you think about this one Jodie, I keep going back and forth on if I should check it out from the library.

Vivian - thanks for checking our bingo card :-)

I've updated the free space post. If anyone changes their mind, let me know.


message 32: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1224 comments Oh, the best part of Bingo - seeing books I've never heard of that look really good and adding them to my ever growing enormous TBR pile!!

And Leah, it took some hunting to finally find that elusive shelf for that book. I had a feeling that someone would shelve it that way. It was on the third page of shelf listings for the book.
I'm reading a YA book right now and really didn't want to add any others to my list of books for this month (not terribly fond of the genre!).


message 33: by Christina (AKA Babbling) (last edited Jun 16, 2012 09:06PM) (new)

Christina (AKA Babbling) (babblingbookreviews) | 1241 comments Sandra wrote: "All help gratefully received Christina, especially with 18 teams :) ..."

I was surprised by the number. I know it's only three more teams than last game...I just assumed that Steph would make larger teams. :)


message 34: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 23887 comments Well, it works better with 5 a team, so we went with that. Peer pressure is a wonderful thing :)


message 35: by Judithe, Soap Operas never end.... (new)

Judithe | 6408 comments Sandra wrote: "Well, it works better with 5 a team, so we went with that. Peer pressure is a wonderful thing :)"

LOL! Ditto that!


Christina (AKA Babbling) (babblingbookreviews) | 1241 comments Sandra wrote: "Well, it works better with 5 a team, so we went with that. Peer pressure is a wonderful thing :)"

Oh, I was only thinking 6 people per team, 7 tops. I figured that was still manageable -- not 10 or something crazy like that. ;-)

Then again -- I didn't pay attention to the final number to know what it was evenly divisible by, either. :D


message 37: by Lisa (new)

Lisa M (lisamarienicholas) | 192 comments Hi Team Six. Just checking in quickly. I'm have 16 people here celebrating fathers day but my mind is on Bingo! This will be my first round and I'm still not quite sure how it works but I'll be back later with my book choice!


message 38: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1224 comments Hi Lisa! Welcome to the Team. Have a great celebration today. And don't worry, you'll catch on quick. It's alot of fun.


message 39: by Lisa (new)

Lisa M (lisamarienicholas) | 192 comments Hello again team six. My name is Lisa. I live in Richfield, OH. I've been married for 10 years and no kids (unless you count the large husband - I do). I've been a lurker on the SoS group for a while but I've decided to jump in. I created my good reads account one sleepless night on a whim and just recently figured out that there was fun to be had. Glad to meet you. This is my first round of of Bingo so let me know if I'm way off base.
My free space book is : Hexed by Kevin Hearne
Hexed (Iron Druid Chronicles, #2) by Kevin Hearne My YA selection is : Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor
I've had it up to my ears with the YA books lately. They are good but just when they are about to get "really good" they turn all "PG" on me. I'm ready for something with some steam...see married for 10 yrs!
It was a blindly random pick. Anyone read it?


message 40: by Leah (new)

Leah | 880 comments I've read Daughter of Smoke and Bone! Personally, I loved it, but I think it's a love or hate book. The writing is very.... Whimsical? That is the best way I can describe it. Not much steam, it's more of a love story, at least as much as I can remember. I read it a while ago.

Welcome to the team!! Hope your Fahers Day event went well :-)


message 41: by Leah (new)

Leah | 880 comments I'm going to let Steph know our team name is Get My Book Fix Sixes! And I heard no objections to me being captain, so I will let her know that as well.

You guys will probably see me posting throughout the week to let you know how my book is going. I'm a fast reader, but no pressure for each of you. The important thing is to enjoy your read :-)


message 42: by Jodie (new)

Jodie (jodez) | 60 comments Hi girls,

I've finished this weeks book, Half-Blood and will be reviewing in a couple of hours. Do I just post my review and then put a link to my review somewhere here?

I havent read it Lisa, but it is on my TBR pile, so am looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

Have a great day ladies!


message 43: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 23887 comments Jodie, no you can't just link your review to this thread.

You need to post your review here, so either do a synopsis of your review or just cut and paste it all, up to you.

Don't forget to state date read and rating as well :)


message 44: by Jodie (new)

Jodie (jodez) | 60 comments Thanks Sandra. Will copy & paste. I did read all the rules and stuff, but I'm on my phone and thought it would be easier to ask you guys than go searching back through that thread now that I have forgotten the finer points...

Appreciate your help.


message 45: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 23887 comments No worries, Jodie :)


message 46: by Vivian (new)

Vivian (_vivian) | 1934 comments Jodie and Lisa, welcome to Bingo! I'm sure you will both love it :)

Not to overhype it, but Daughter of Smoke and Bone is one of my favorite reads of this year. Original and completely absorbing read, and I thought the writing was superb, one of those the pages come to life kinda stories without feeling over-descriptive if that makes any sense. I enjoyed the whole book, but a lot of people I know preferred either the first or second half better since the focus kinda changes. I'd recommend it even if you weren't a huge YA fan.

I can't decide on my YA book, too many choices. I'm trying to pick a book I've already got, and it's narrowed down to:
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1) by Kristin Cashore Unearthly (Unearthly, #1) by Cynthia Hand Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer Blood Will Tell (Warriors of Ankh #1) by Samantha Young

They're all pretty different so it'll probably come down to mood, but any recs from these?

Leah, I'll let you know when I make my final decision. Didn't want to pick a book and then change my mind and make you change the post - I've been in your shoes and after a while, it gets tiring to do so repeatedly ;)


message 47: by Leah (new)

Leah | 880 comments I didn't love Graceling - I just didn't find Katsa (the main character) very likeable. But, I know others who really enjoyed it.

I read Cinder this year and loved it!! Very exciting, nontraditional take on Cinderella. You kept wondering what would happen, even though everyone is familiar with the traditional Cinderella story.

I haven't tried the others :)


message 48: by Jodie (last edited Jun 18, 2012 05:55PM) (new)

Jodie (jodez) | 60 comments Half-Blood (Covenant #1) by Jennifer L Armentrout
Book Shelf Bingo – Young Adult Paranormal
Date read – Sunday 17th to Monday 18th June 2012
Rating - **** 4 Stars

I know it’s been said before (many times), Half-Blood has a lot of similarities to Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – if you have read it, I am sure you will get it. We’ve got half bloods training to be guards or sentinels and they protect Hematoi (pure bloods) from Daimons (hematoi addicted to aether in pure bloods – eg like strigoi), and it’s set in the Covenant (aka the Academy). Alex (just like Rose, but maybe not as snarky) is way behind after disappearing for years and has one chance to catch up to her half blood peers or she will be placed into slavery. Enter Aiden (like Dimitri, but not as hilarious) a sentinel charged with the task of bringing her training up to date. I’m not complaining though, cause Vampire Academy is in my top 5 so I am always looking for something similar.

I enjoyed it. I loved that it didn’t take Alex the whole book to mature, it was as if she was growing throughout each chapter and endeavored to not make the same mistakes over again. Alex was fierce and determined and she knew exactly what she wanted and had opinions of her own.

Aiden, a Pure blood Sentinel with demons of his own (and totally off limits to Alex), was so sweet and caring and absolutely always had Alex’s best interests in the forefront of his mind. He pushed her right throughout their training but cared for her emotions and her injuries at the same time. Their attraction sizzled and I wanted more gazing & smiles. He was so supportive and I giggled to myself each time he had a stare down with Seth. I love me a jealous hottie!

Alex had to overcome her biggest fear in order to stay alive and it involved killing the one person she loved and who loved her in return. Although she doubted her ability to do so, she held fast with what she knew and believed as right and wrong.

Throughout the book we met many characters aside from the main 2 above and I have to admit I loved them all. Let’s start with Lea…I just know these two girls fight because they are secretly in love :D, next onto Caleb…Oh Caleb. What an amazing friend you are – clothes shopping, pizza bringing, being a shoulder to cry on and just being a best friend. Seth…hmmmm, I just dunno how I feel about him just yet, but don’t think I don’t know what that crazy old oracle was saying about ‘needing’ someone and ‘wanting’ someone. I know you’re needy :P

I am very much looking forward to starting Pure next and awaiting the 3rd book release in November this year. I have a feeling that this series is going to catapult up my love-love-love list! If you haven’t read this, and love Vampire Academy, give it a try, it does have many differences that include Greek mythology, and I just know there is going to be a battle for Alex to choose her own destiny.

A wonderful read! Half-Blood (Covenant, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout


message 49: by Jodie (new)

Jodie (jodez) | 60 comments Hi Vivian,

The only one I have read is Blood Will Tell by Samantha Young, I didn't review it because I read it back when I wasn't really writing down my thoughts, but I did find it hard to get into at the beginning. I finished the series immediately and loved where the story went from the end of the first book, but I do remember just being a little grossed out by the whole soul eating thing. Was a wonderful series in the whole though.

Good luck :)


message 50: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 23887 comments Good job Jodie, just one thing - can you either put the cover or the name of the book you read in your review.


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