Hi Guys! Hope you’re having a great weekend. Here’s the low down on what happened at BCC this week…
- Fun guest post from Jaye Wells (Blue-Blooded Vamp) for our Authors Top 10 feature, where she lists her top ten favourite words.
- 5 Star Review - Firebrand by Gillian Philip
- 4 Star Review – Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
- 4 Star Review – Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
- 3.5 Star Review – The Damned Busters by Matthew Hughes
- 3.5 Star Review - Fever by Dee Shulman
- 3.5 Star Review – Hunter’s Prey by Moira Rogers
- 2.5 Star Review – Forbidden by Syrie James & Ryan M James
- 2.5 Star Review – Snow White and the Huntsman (Film Review)
This week I finished FIFTY SHADES FREED. Sadly the first half of the book was a struggle. There wasn’t much in terms of pace or plot, and there wasn’t much conflict between Ana and Christian. But by the half way mark things started to move along and I managed to read the rest in an afternoon/evening – I also loved the ending.
I was then going to finish CARESSED BY ICE by Nalini Singh, but I received NIGHTSHIFTED by Cassie Alexander, so decided to read that instead, then I’ll finished Caressed by Ice.
This week I bought two books: A BLOOD SEDUCTION by Pamela Palmer, the first in a new urban fantasy series and BARED TO YOU by Sylvia Day, the first in her Crossfire contemporary erotic romance series. Both look like they will be great reads.
After bowing to peer pressure, I decided to pick up FIFTY SHADES OF GREY by E. L. James. Unfortunately, I didn’t see what everyone else has seen in the book and got stuck at 10%. I’m not sure if it’s the writing or the character, but it was becoming a struggle to read. I finally gave up and picked up SADDLED AND SPURRED by Lorelei James. It has some similar themes to Fifty Shades, but I liked the writing and the characters much better and devoured it in two days.
I’ve recently started CRUEL ENCHANTMENT by Anya Bast and I am really liking it. About half way through it so should finish it very soon. Review to follow.
This week I went to the cinema twice, once to see Snow White and the Huntsman and once to see Prometheous. Out of the two I really liked Prometheous. The review for this will be up soon and the review for Snow White and the Huntsman is already up and you can read it here.
Busy reading week for me this week, as I’ve finished CHANGELESS by Gail Carriger, the second book in The Parasol Protectorate series. I enjoyed this book, but not quite as much as the first one and so it’ll be interesting to see how the series goes on from there!
I also read SERAPHINA by Rachel Hartman, and I was surprised by how good this book was, as I don’t usually read fantasy novels involving dragons. I hope this becomes a series, as I can see this book having a lot of potential as far as the plot goes.
I have sinced moved on to reading THE WISH LIST by Gabi Stevens, and I’m only around 70 pages in, but I’m really enjoying it so far! The ‘fairy godmother’ kind of fairies are a bit overlooked in fiction!
As for books purchased this week, I’ve kind of gone off the rails… I have just ordered books 2-6 of The Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward, and it is entirely Gemma and Vickie’s fault!! (Honest, they forced me to click the buy button! It wasn’t me at all…) I’m hoping the rest of the series is as good as the first book, or better! Maybe I’ll even be up-to-date in time for book 11! Although my to-read pile is now growing rather large… I’m thinking I need to impose a book-buying ban, but I know how that turned out for Gemma and I have simialar levels of bad self restraint!
It’s been a quiet week for me. I haven’t been reading anything other than the FIFTY SHADES Triliogy by E. L. James. I really, really enjoyed the first book in series, FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, and although the writing was a bit dodgy in parts I found that I couldn’t stop turning the pages. It took me a day or two to finish and then I moved on to FIFTY SHADES DARKER. I found it a little repetitive in places but loved the way that the relationship was building between the two main characters, the budding romances between some of the other characters, and there is some drama along the way too. I am now struggling through FIFTY SHADES FREED. I am finding it really hard to pick it up, and so am doing things I would normally leave until the last minute *cough* roundup *cough* rather than read. I am urging myself to continue as I want to know how it all ends, but it isn’t grabbing me the same way Fifty Shades of Grey did. When I have finished I am going to get back on my steampunk horse and finish ARCHER’S LADY by Moira Rogers.