Vassalord Volume 3 by Nanae Chrono

Vassalord Volume 3Story/Art By: Nanae Chrono
Japanese Name:
Vassalord
Status of Series:
Complete (7 volumes)

Blurb: Charley, a cyborg vampire who does the Vatican’s dirty work, is the thrall of the local vampire playboy Johnny Rayflo. As the two fight crime-and each other-hilarity, violence and sacrilege ensue!

4 stars

My Thoughts: So, I had to re-read from the beginning (again … for the like the 3rd time) because it has been a year since my last try. I am not sure what my issues was last year because I LOVE this series. I am liking even more this time around.

I am getting a feel of the bigger picture this, now that I am paying attention. I am still kind of confused on some things. There are bunch of lovely scenes in this volume, but some are a little graphic. There are snippets of the past but never really explains, which I love. I also really liked the ending of this volume.

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The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

The Forever SongBlurb: Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But the trail is bloody and long, Allie and her companions – her creator Kanin, and her blood brother, Jackal. The trail is leading straight to the one place they must protect at any cost – the last vampire-free zone on Earth, Eden. And Sarren has on final, brutal shock in store for Allie.

 

4 starsRead Via: Kindle (own it)

My Thoughts: I am not sure what to say without spoiling. I really liked how everything turned out, even though I was shocked and sad. I saw some parts coming, but not all. There was just a little too much fighting for my taste and this book seemed a little dragged out. There parts that made up for it. I ended up liking characters I was sure I would loathe.Overall, I would say I really enjoyed this trilogy. I am sad to see it end.

Funny story. I was trying so hard to finish this book Wednesday (yesterday). I started at 55% and made it to 94% before I had to leave for work. I planned to finish it on my breaks, but it ended up only being like three pages left of the story! So, I technically finished it after midnight … today.

Read August 11, 2014 — August 22, 2014

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The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

The Immortal RulesBlurb: Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, anyone of them could be eaten.

Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred for them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked – and give the ultimate choice. Die … or become one of the monsters.

4 stars

Read Via: Hardback book (library)

My Thoughts: At first, I had a hard time getting over how much this book reminded me of the world from the Darkness Before Dawn trilogy. However, the similarities quickly faded away. I like the structure of the story line, as well as the characters. I feel that Allie should be more conflicted, but maybe I am too critical sometimes. I enjoyed the ending of this book (suspense!) and am excited to read the next.

Oh! I have noticed something since I have the first two books already from the library. The covers do not match. I have found out that the hardback cover looks different in the first book only. The paperbacks seem like they would look nice together. That upsets me. I like the cover for the paperback edition.

Read July 11, 2014 – July 21, 2014

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The Angel Stone by Juliet Dark

 

The Angel StoneBlurb: For Callie McFay, a half-witch/half-fey professor of folklore and Gothic literature, the fight to save the enchanted town of Fairwick, New York, is far from over. After a hostile takeover by the Grove—a sinister group of witches and their cohorts—many of the local fey have been banished or killed, including Callie’s one true love. And in place of the spirit of tolerance and harmony, the new administration at Fairwick College has fostered an air of danger and distrust.

3 starsRead Via: Kindle (library book)

My Thoughts: The main issues I had with the second book carried over into this final book. Some parts are described nicely, while supposedly important ones are rushed through. Callie’s true thoughts are not really really looked at. I feel this book should have been told from a different point of view. Everything is still super convenient, but if you read the whole blurb there may be a reason for SOME of it.

I have mixed feelings about this book. I dislike it for the reasons above, but I kind of like it. I wouldn’t call it an okay trilogy. I dunno! I think the redeeming have to do with the demon lover. At first I didn’t like him, but now I totally do. I understand him now.

Read July 1, 2014 — July 11, 2014

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The Water Witch by Juliet Dark

Water Witch

Blurb: To stave off disaster, Callie enlists Duncan Laird, an alluring seductive academic who cultivates her vast magical potential, but to what end? Deeply conflicted, Callie struggles to save her beloved Fairwick, dangerously pushing her extraordinary powers to the limit—risking all, even the needs of her own passionate heart.

2 stars smaller

Read Via: Paperback book (library)

My Thoughts: I came so close to giving up on this book. Some of the actions of the characters do not make sense to me, and it drives me crazy. The only reason I am going to read the last book is because it is that last book. Everything just seems super convenient sometimes. Callie’s decisions leave me baffled at times. There were so many points that I thought needed to be expanded. Seemingly important points.

The story is told from Callie’s point of view, but it her thoughts are almost never really shared. I often wonder what she is thinking. Just like the first book, it feels like everything is a huge mess. I am not liking it.

Read June 2, 2014 — June 11, 2014

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The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark

The Demon Lover

Blurb:  Since accepting a teaching position at remote Fairwick College in upstate New York, Callie McFay has experienced the same disturbingly erotic dream every night: A mist enters her bedroom, then takes the shape of a virile, seductive stranger who proceeds to ravish her in the most toe-curling, wholly satisfying ways possible. Perhaps these dreams are the result of her having written the bestselling book The Sex Lives of Demon Lovers. Callie’s lifelong passion is the intersection of lurid fairy tales and Gothic literature—which is why she’s found herself at Fairwick’s renowned folklore department, living in a once-stately Victorian house that, at first sight, seemed to call her name.

3 stars

Read Via: Paperback book (library)

My Thoughts: I was really looking forward to reading this book, but half way through it kind of rubbed me the wrong way. It was seeming to not be my cup of tea. Everything just seemed mixed up and weird. However, the ending did provide much excitement. I was going to give it four stars, but with the middle causing me much trouble I notched it down a star.

Read May 19, 2014 — May 28, 2014

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The Wicked Within by Kelly Keaton

The Wicked WithinBlurb: Ancient lore leads to present danger in the final book in the dark and sexy paranormal romance trilogy about a descendent of Medusa, set in a richly reimagined New Orleans. Her fate is not set in stone.

Having temporarily defeated Athena, Ari races to break the gorgon curse that has plagued the women in her family for centuries. Her one lead sends her on a quest for the Hands of Zeus, an ancient relic last seen in the charge of New 2’s ruling elite, the Novem. But if there is one thing that Athena desires as much as revenge, it’s the Hands of Zeus—and Athena always gets what she wants.

4 starsRead Via: Hardback book (library)

My Thoughts: This is the final book of the trilogy. There was so much more detail and factors popping up in this book. The action was extreme, and not really in my taste. The climax was quite awesome. A lot of things were resolved, but there was also events in the character’s futures. I cried, and not for the reason I thought I would. I really liked that. However, after the climax everything seems rushed and had few details. Overall, I really enjoyed this trilogy.

Read March 18, 2014 — March 22, 2014

 

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A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton

A Beautiful Evil

Blurb: Myth and mayhem inhabit a richly re-imagined New Orleans in this sequel to Darkness Becomes Her.After the epic graveyard battle at the end of Darkness Becomes Her, Ari and her friends know what they’re up against: Ari is facing the Medusa curse and is haunted by the image of what she will become. To make matters worse, the heinous goddess Athena has kidnapped young Violet and is threatening to destroy Ari.

4 stars

Read Via: Hardback book (library)

My Thoughts: So much happens in this book! I had mixed feelings about some of the actions the characters took, but I decided to look at it differently. Fictional characters are people too (I know that sounds weird), who make mistakes and don’t think clearly. I liked the ending of this book, and look forward to reading the final novel!

Read March 12, 2014 — March 18, 2014

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The Night is Forever by Heather Graham

17622927Blurb: A Ghost Rider in the Sky? What happened here, on a historic ranch outside Nashville, during the Civil War? And what’s happening now? Olivia Gordon works at the Horse Farm, a facility that assists patients with mental and physical recovery; her specialty is animal therapy. She’s always loved her job, always felt safe…until now.

People are dying, starting with the facility’s founder, whose body is discovered in a ravine on the property-site of a massacre in 1862. And before every death, Liv sees a horse and rider, wearing a soldier’s garb, in the night sky…. Warning? Omen? Or clue?

Rating: ★★★☆☆

My Thoughts: This novel was alright. Interesting. It is different from what I normally read. It kept me on edge one who was the murder. I like the main character.

Note: This novel is #11 in the Krewe of Hunters series. I have not read the others and I honestly do not plan to in the near future.

 

Black Heart by R.L. Mathewson

May Contain Spoilers

Blurb There was something seriously wrong with Marty. That was the only explanation that she could come up with. Why else would she feel this way for the biggest SOB in town? Granted, he was also the hottest man in town, but he was also arrogant, callous, and determined to drive her away even as he drove her crazy with his touch. She should just walk away from him and probably would if it wasn’t for this connection that she’d always had with him that kept making her want more with the one man that couldn’t give her anything more than heartache.

He should have left and never looked back when he’d decided to finally do the right thing and push Marty out of his life, but instead he stuck around to torture himself by staying close to the one woman that he could never allow himself to have. She deserved better than him, better than the tortured existence that he led and better than the horrifying future that waited for him.

Ck's Thoughts Hmmm…..what to say about this book. I really enjoyed it. It was funny and sad. I almost cried the last few chapters. It reminds me kind of the show Ghost Whisperer. I hope that doesn’t spoil anything for anybody. I thought the story between Tristen and Marty was confusing at first. They kept talking about this connection between each other and in their thought they would say how much they enjoyed each other but Tristen kept pushing Marty away which just made Marty mad and upset to where she didn’t want anything to with him one minute but the next she couldn’t live without him. Once they finally figured out what they wanted I was happy. I thought things were going to get even better but close to the end of the book the author throws in a twist that made me want to cry because they were trying so hard to be together. But it seems they were going to have trouble being together for the rest of their lives.

4stars