Aliens, Enemies and Secrets…Oh my!

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I must admit that I was very skeptical when this book was recommended to me….Aliens? Really?

My favorite genre is fantasy, closely followed by sci-fi, so there is no reason why this book would not appeal to me.  But I think I am just too used to reading about vampires and werewolves that for some reason aliens sounded far-fetched to me.  Go figure!

Contrary to my initial reaction, this book was awesome!  I sat and finished the second half of the book in one sitting because I could not put it down.  There are also 4 books in this series currently, so I cannot wait to pick up #2!  I loved the characters witty banter and complex relationship.  It was so refreshing to see a teen book where the main character did not immediately fall in love with a boy that she barely knew!  Below is a little teaser of the storyline to get you hooked: Continue reading “Aliens, Enemies and Secrets…Oh my!”

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

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Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver is the first book in the Wolves of Mercy Fall Series.  I was excited when I started reading this series because 1.) Maggie Stiefvater is a local author, I got to meet her, get her autograph and a picture with her and she is awesome2.) It is a novel about werewolves and fantasy novels are right up my alley; I love to get out of the realm of everyday life and read about something fantastical! Continue reading “Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater”

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison…

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia….but she will have the chance to live a while longer.

And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster.  She must learn about all known poisons by tasting them herself and experiencing their horrible effects.  To make sure she shows up to work everyday the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds Yelena a poison called Butterfly’s Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.

As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear…

To get the whole story pick up this enticing read!

Rule Breaker: A Discovery of Witches

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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

This is a story about Diana, a witch who has been told that she has great power, but who chose never to use it.  She has kicked magic out of her life and is content with her research job at the university.  Everything changes the day she requests the manuscript Ashmole 782 from the library for her research.  Soon, more witches, vampires and daemons than she has ever seen before are coming out of the woodwork and are converging around her.

I really enjoyed this adult novel!  It has a great cast of characters and an element of mystery that keeps you guessing and trying to figure out what will happen next.  It is also part of a trilogy, so there is more to read if you love it like I did 🙂

Shadow of Night – Book 2 – is already out for your enjoyment!

The Book of Life – Book 3 – comes out July 15th!

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Rule Breaker: Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

 

Halfway to the Grave, A Night Huntress Novel – Book 1

I am in love with this series!  It has a strong female lead, Cat Crawfield, half-vampire who is used to taking care of herself.  She is on a mission to kill every vampire she meets.  Her goal is to avenge her mother whose life was ruined by Cat’s vampire father.  Cat is hoping that one day, the vampire she kills will be her father and she will be able to dish some pay-back.  Her plans go south after she is captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, who she thought was going to be her next victim…What does the future hold for Cat?

Snag this great book to find out!  Be ready for action, romance, fantasy and great characters.

There are 11 books in this series so far and many spin-off series that follow the adventures of some of the other characters in the series 🙂