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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

WWW Wednesday: November 17, 2010

WWW Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading that answers these three questions:
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will start next?

This book is so-so...there are times that I really get into it and then it seems to slow up and I lose interest.

The Queen's Bastard (The Inheritors' Cycle, Book 1)The Queen's Bastard (The Inheritors' Cycle, Bk 1) by C.E. Murphy
In a world where religion has ripped apart the old order, Belinda Primrose is the queen's secret weapon. The unacknowledged daughter of Lorraine, the first queen to sit on the Aulunian throne, Belinda has been trained as a spy since the age of twelve by her father, Lorraine's lover and spymaster.
Cunning and alluring, fluent in languages and able to take on any persona, Belinda can infiltrate the glittering courts of Echon, where her mother's enemies conspire. She can seduce at will and kill if she must. But Belinda's spying takes a new twist when her witchlight appears. Now Belinda's powers are unlike anything Lorraine could have imagined. They can turn an obedient daughter into a rival who understands that anything can be hers, including the wickedly sensual Javier, whose throne Lorraine both covets and fears. But Javier is also witchbreed, a man whose ability rivals Belinda's own ... and can be just as dangerous.
Amid court intrigue and magic, loyalty and love can lead to more daring passions, as Belinda discovers that power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

I am having a good time with this series! I hate to say but I like it better than the T.V. series!

The Vampire Diaries: The Fury and Dark ReunionThe Vampire Diaries: The Fury and Dark Reunion by L.J. Smith
The Fury (Vampire Diaries, Bk 3)
Elena, believing she was helping her boyfriend, Stefan, is tricked by his brother Damon into exchanging blood with him - not realizing that this will transform her into a vampire too. Now crazed with her own wild craving for blood, it is up to Stephan to save her.
Dark Reunion (Vampire Diaries, Bk 4)
Elena, brought back from the dead, calls on Stefan and Damon to recreate their powerful vampire trio. Together they must face incredible evil and battle against it with their combined strength, cunning and charm - only then can they find peace, and save the friends they have left behind.


5 Stars! Can't say enough about this series! I absolutely love it! If you haven't started reading them, I highly recommend them.

Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, Book 5)Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, Bk 5) by Patricia Briggs
Being a mechanic is hard work. Mercy Thompson, for instance, just spent the last couple of months trying to evade the murderous queen of the local vampire seethe, and now the leader of the werewolf pack -- who's maybe-more-than-just-a-friend -- has asked for her help. A book of fae secrets has come to light and they're all about to find out how implacable -- and dangerous -- the fae can be. OK, so maybe her troubles have nothing to do with the job. But she sure could use a holiday ...

 4 Stars! Like I said above, I definitely like the books better than the T.V. series...:)

The Vampire Diaries: The StruggleThe Vampire Diaries: The Struggle by L.J. Smith
Torn between two vampire brothers
Damon: determined to make Elena his, he'd kill his own brother to possess her.
Stefan: desperate for the power to destroy Damon, and protect Elena, he gives in to his thirst for human blood.
Elena: the girl who can have anyone finds herself in the middle of a love triangle . . . one that might turn deadly.

3 Stars! My favorite story was The Darkest Angel by Gena Showalter!

Heart of Darkness: The Darkest Angel\Love Me to Death\Lady of the NileHeart of Darkness by Gena Showalter, Maggie Shayne, Susan Krinard
The Darkest Angel by Gena Showalter --A Lords of the Underworld tale
An iron-willed demon assassin, the angel Lysander has never known lust -- until he meets Bianka. Spawned from the bloodline of Lucifer, the beautiful but deadly Harpy is determined to lead the pure-hearted Lysander into temptation….
Love Me to Death by Maggie Shayne
Twenty-two years ago four teenage boys were convicted of a young girl's murder. Now, in the form of a beautiful woman, the "victim" is seeking vengeance. And only one man dares to dig into the past to uncover its secrets … and set her free.
Lady of the Nile by Susan Krinard 
Lady Tameri believes herself to be the reincarnation of an ancient Egyptian princess, and Leo Erskine has set out to prove her wrong … never dreaming that the two of them are about to discover a prophecy that will bind them together forever.


I need a Tudor fix so I think I will read The Queen's Mistake by Diane Haeger for sure!
The Queen's Mistake: In the Court of Henry VIII

When the young and beautiful Catherine Howard becomes the fifth wife of King Henry VIII, she seems to be on top of the world. Yet her reign is destined to be brief and heartbreaking, as she is forced to do battle with enemies far more powerful than she could have ever imagined.


Melissa said...

I'm excited to see what you think of The Queen's's on my TBR pile :)

Alayne said...

I'm glad to hear you like the books better than the series of The Vampire Diaries. Makes me think I should read the books! My WWW is at The Crowded Leaf.

Sherrie said...

I'll have to add The Queen's Mistake to my TBR list. I love reading that genre of books. Have a great day!

Just Books

jackie b central texas said...

Kelsey glad you are enjoying the Vampire Diaries books, some people hate them because not following the show but they need to think about the fact it is based on the books not an exact replica... I am still on the fence, love the books but seeing the real live actors on the TV has more of a fun punch for me than the written word...

Like you the Showalter novella in Heart of Darkness was one of my favorite reads....

I really am kicking myself now for not reading my copy of Silver Borne sooner, will get to it soon!

Good week this time as usual, thanks for stopping by my post earlier today...

jackie >_<

Tribute Books Mama said...

1. What are you currently reading?
Expiation by Greg Messel

2. What did you recently finish reading?
The Trophy Bride’s Tale by Cyrilla Barr

3. What do you think you’ll read next?
The Lodestone Book One: The Sea of Storms by Mark Whiteway

Anonymous said...

I like the soun dof The Queen's Mistake. My next one to read is also a Tudor - Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir. :)

Mine's here:

J. L. Jackson said...

I'd like to read "The Queen's Mistake". I've read the vampire diaries a while ago and enjoyed them also.