Tuesday, 17 January 2012

One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

 One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2)One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You can run from the grave, but you can't hide . . . 

Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She's still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her, but when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vampire she left behind.
Being around him awakens all her emotions, from the adrenaline kick of slaying vamps side by side to the reckless passion that consumed them. But a price on her head—wanted: dead or half-alive—means her survival depends on teaming up with Bones. And no matter how hard she tries to keep things professional between them, she'll find that desire lasts forever . . . and that Bones won't let her get away again.

So fantastic. Picked it up six hours later I'd finished. I couldn't put this book down!

Quote - "You called her Kitten? And she let you? She put me in a coma for three days when I called her that? My balls never recovered from her smashing them into my spine?" "And well she should have," Bones agreed. "She's my Kitten, and no one else's”

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Monday, 16 January 2012

Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1)Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father -- the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership. In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner -- are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn't have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her newfound status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side . . . and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.

Why the hell did I not pick this series up sooner? Cat is a great character. I love Bones.. Can't wait to pick up the next one.

Quote from the book. ~ “Aside from the obvious, Francesca, what do you want in return for supplying information?” Bones asked, getting back to the subject. “You to take me,” she replied at once. “Not gonna happen!” I spat, squeezing him possessively. Three sets of widened eyes fixed on me. That’s when I realized that what I had a firm grip on was no longer his hand.” 

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Succubus Revealed by Richelle Mead

Succubus Revealed (Georgina Kincaid #6)Succubus Revealed by Richelle Mead

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was sad reading this knowing that it was the last of the series. I was worried that it wouldn't wrap up how I wanted it to, But Richelle did a fabulous job of it. I loved everything about it there's nothing I could complain about, except maybe Roman. It would of been nice to see a different path for him. But in saying that I think that was a fundamental point to Georgina's drive for her future. I have always loved Carter, but this book made me love him more, he was so nice to Seth's niece's, He's an Angel. (pun intended)

“You remember our talk about purpose and meaning?" he asked me, the smile disappearing. "Well, I think this might be mine. I think this is what I was meant to do, Georgina.”~ Roman.

Well Done Richelle Mead. I have loved every minute I have spent in Georgina's world. Thank you.

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Lord John and the Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon

Lord John and the Scottish Prisoner (Lord John Grey, #3)Lord John and the Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Awesome awesome awesome....

I have tried to write this without spoilers but there may be little tid bits that couldn't be helped.

I'll start by saying after reading 'An Echo in the Bone' I have really disliked Lord John Grey, -- if you have read it, you should know why-- so I have stayed clear of all the other Lord John Grey books. I bought this book because i knew Jamie was a main character in it. But after reading it Lord John Grey won a tiny little corner of my heart.

In the front of the book it explains that this is set somewhere in the middle of voyager. It does refer to things in the first 3 Outlander Series books so it might be best if you read 'Outlander', 'Dragonfly in Amber' and 'Voyager' first to avoid any confusion.

I really enjoyed this book, I wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as 'The outlander books' because I knew I wouldn't get any of the romance between Claire and Jamie that I love so much. But I found that I did enjoy it just as much. I loved getting to see more indepth of what Jamie had been up to in the time that Claire was in the future. His moments of heartache over her absence was beautiful and made me love him all the more. Getting to see his feelings towards Willie grow stronger too was wonderful.

I was excited to see the odd name turn up that is in some of the outlander books set in a later time too. I was slightly disappointed that we didn't get to see how he ended up in Scotland when Claire finds him, it has been a while since I read the Outlander series so maybe it is explained in there and I've forgotten. Definitely an excuse to re-read the series.

To my utter surprise, just as I'd finished the book and read the note from the author section and was more then satisfied, I turned the page to find a special preview of the next Outlander book 'Written in my own hearts blood.' let's just say I was more then excited.

Diana Gabaldon is such a fabulous story teller, she mixes historical facts with fiction so well, with so much detail. I would recommend her books to everyone.

I'll leave you with a little quote that brought a tear to my eye. If your an Outlander fan I'm sure it will affect you in the same way. 
“Could I but lay my head in your lap, lass. Feel your hand on me, and sleep wi' the scent of you in my bed. Christ, Sassenach. I need ye.” ~ Jamie, Lord John and The Scottish Prisoner.

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