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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Iced (Dani O'Malley, #1; Fever, #6)Iced by Karen Marie Moning

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I'm all caught up....Gah! Holy awesome Fecking intricate plots Batman!!
I absolutely loved this installment of the Fever series, Dani's POV #1. Dani is 14 years old, fending for herself among the clusterFeck Dublin has become after the wall between Fae world and our world fell. There's so much stuff going on this book, and a lot of speculation about what's in store for Dani as far as suitors. Yes, people, before you throw eggs at me, fact is, most these guys are not even mortal and can wait around for fecking ever for Dani to grow up; taking into account this is a fictional world, I was one of the many speculating about what's going on with Ryordan and Dani. OMG..Ryordan...I thought Barrons was...

intriguing, mysterious, dark, and brooding but Ryordan takes Barrons rawness and polishes it into this smooth, even tempered, possibly even more mysterious level. He knows all about Dani, and his motives are as shady as -- well, the Shades, but anywho. There's Ryordan, some kid call Dancer which BTW I believe it's not what seems to be.

No. Words. Or enough GIFs to express how I'm mourning Christian. What is happening with him??!!!! The humanity!!
OH GOD. and Ryordan hooking up with someone ***spoilers look away!** (JO?!) What. the FECK!!!
I mean, I get Ryordan might get lonely being such a stud like Barrons, but really...nope. nope. Putting his arm around her and stuff, honestly Dani and I were on the same wavelength I think when it came to Jo and Ryo. But seriously, I'm sure she's very nice and everything, and she's not Ryordan's version of Fiona and then five years down the road being jealous of Dani, turning all evil eating seelie and shit....*sigh*. I'm suuure I'm wrong...she's going to be a good sport and step aside understanding it's not her place and she's not superhero enough to be partnered with Ryordan, so she'll peacefully move aside...That's my theory anyways.

wouldn't we all?

I found a lot of similarities in the Ryo/Dani dynamic from the previous Barrons/Mac dynamic: immortal male and younger female, older jealous ex (which is my prediction of JO IMO), Dani going through a similar situation Mac went through (with Barrons) and later finding out about who Ryo/Barrons is, Dani's mixed feelings from resentment and dislike, to appreciation and attraction --which in her case it manifests into her being bothered by Ryo/Jo combo(again, IMO). There's a lot of theories out there, so we'll have to wait and see what KMM has in store for us.
Now I'm all caught up and have to wait with everyone else until the next installment in the Fever series! *DIE*.
And don't even get me started on Kat and Cruce, Margorie and Sean, and she sheep!

Holy ClusterFeck of dreams, hallucinations and FML situations BATMAN! POOR KAT!!!!
In conclusion:
I loved this book - I loved Dani. I thought she'd be more annoying the the queen of Rhetorical questions, but she wasn't. She's witty, smart, and young. Her enthusiasm for everything she's involved in - even if it gets her in trouble sometimes, is infectious and I found myself chuckling while reading.

Dani you crack me up! Can't wait to read about you more; I agree with Ryordan: Dani is going to make one hell of a woman someday :)

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Hard as You Can: Hard Ink Series, Book 2 *sweetness...*

Hard As You Can (Hard Ink, #2)Hard As You Can by Laura Kaye

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Okay, so once again, thanks to Laura Kaye nothing got done in my house for two. whole. days.So I'll try to review without giving away any spoilers...

Hard as you can is the second book in the Hard Ink series by Laura Kaye. I've been a huge fan of Laura Kaye since the Hearts in Darkness and Forever Freed days, and I'm really enjoying seeing her writing evolve as she continues to grace us with her amazing characters.

By far - this is my favorite book of the Hard Ink Series. The first book, Hard as it gets, was good. The book however, was also the launching platform for the series, which meant that the main couple's story suffered from the time the author had to spend setting up the story leading to the other four books-- and I think for me, kept me from fully connecting with Rixey and Becca.

That is not the case with this book. O.M.G. I love Shane and Chrystal/Sara!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

IMO, Laura Kaye did in this book what she does best; She creates amazing characters in the most unbelievable situations while making their choices and actions believable. Right off the bat I connected with Shane, and could clearly see his attraction to Crystal and vice-versa. Here are two very damaged people by life, finding love and solace in an impossible situation.

Let's talk Shane...sweetness...he's...just...

His back story just broke my heart.
But not as much as sweet, brave, strong Crystal...

the poor girl has been to hell and back, and she's the strongest heroine I've read in a long time. I can completely see how she would make that connection with Shane, but also how she gives herself to him at the time she does; after all, she's lost everything, and he's her only ray of hope in the shitstorm that is her life.

Without spoiling this book, I'll say my heart went out to both Shane  -- and Chrystal/Sara. Laura Kaye does a beautiful job showing Chrystal's protective layers being shed the more she gets to know Shane, ultimately revealing her real self to him!
Laura Kaye, you have blown me away -- again!!!!
Needless to say I CANNOT wait for the next installment in the series **hint hint Easy and Jenna please!*** and once again lose myself in Laura's amazing writing!

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Book 5 - Shadowfever: JZB and Mac HEA?

Shadowfever (Fever, #5)Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Finished...for now.
I am absolutely emotionally exhausted. Where do I start...
well...This book was good, but I didn't enjoy it as much as I did book 3 and 4. Although KMM does provide me with some answers, It left me with more questions than before. I have a better idea of what JZB is, but now I don't know what the hell Mac is.
The good:
The witch is dead and the book is contained (for now)!!!
yes, I got my wish, but damn, what a hell of a ride!! After five books, back to back to back, well, I'm spent! Iced is going to have to wait while I take a mental break.
I definitely recommend this series; it sucked me in, kept my attention, and intrigued me, although I could have done without the blessed cliffhangers!
Am I still in a glass case of emotion? YES! I can't give anything away guys, or I'll ruin it for you.
The bad:
I could have done without the return of Princess Rhetorical! Am I the unseelie king? Did V'lane knew I was lying? Are my parents safe? What is Barrons? 4,5,6 questions in a row. Christ on a cracker -
Barrons revelation: a bit anti-climatic. Once I found out what that howling on the basement was, it kinda made Barrons less interesting to me. *shields herself* please don't kill me, but I can't explain it. It was kinda like, "oh, okay..."
Despite all that, Will I read Iced? Heck yeah I will! Right after I recover from this literary hangover from Hell..
KMM, you had me at Book 1!

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