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Moon Called - Patricia Briggs I really can't remember why I decided this book wasn't worth my attention the first time I read it. Maybe I wasn't in the mood for it because this time around I couldn't put it down. It has everything!

A decent heroine:


Mercy is a walker. Walkers aren't like werewolves, she doesn't have super-strenght, the full moon just looks beautiful to her, she doesn't have the "killer" instict. She is happy working as a car mechanic, she is loyal to her friends, she is compassionate but she doesn't let people take avantage of her. She is stubborn and independant.

A hot hero:


I love Adam. The first thing that came to my mind was the fact that Adam is a nice 5 feet 10. In most PNR and UF we have heroes who are built like tanks. 6+ feet, 200+ pounds all of it muscle. Then I go out and try to find one or two guys to match, needless to say I can't. It's nice for a change the hero to be more real! Except for that I like Adam as a character, with his needling to Mercy, his protectiveness of his daughter and his status as an Alpha he has already won my heart!

A lovely third person:


I liked Samuel in the Alpha and Omega series, I don't much like what he did to Mercy though. A centuries old guy should know better. I think I'm a little prejudiced now because every time Mercy thought of him I wanted to slap her. Especially since he still wants her for the same reason. Generally Samuel is probably a nice guy and I would love to have his story but I want him to go away so Mercy and Adam can be together!!

The story was nice. Fast paced, well written, full of action. I liked the fact that although there is a love triangle it isn't annoying because the heroine doesn't think of the guys 24/7 and doesn't go from one to the other every five minutes. The side characters were awesome. I new what would happen to Mac but that didn't help, I was still sad.

Off to the next one!;)
Fair Game - Patricia Briggs 5 stars goes without saying of course!

I have a question and since I'm too bored to look it up I'll wait until some awesome GRs friend answers me... Is this series going to have another book? I thought it was a trilogy but I have to admit the end felt like it left things unresolved.


This book begins about a year after Bran made the werewolves public. Since humans now know about shifters Bran has applied stricter rules and Charles is the one who plays the executioner, a job that has began to taking its toll from our beloved hero because he doesn't believe everyone who died deserved it. In an attempt to help him Bran sends Anna and Charles to help the FBI solve a serial killer case where the killer seems to have changed his pray to shifters.


In this book Anna's and Charles' relationship goes through some problems. It's nice to see how they develop as characters. Anna has come a long way from the frightened girl she was when she first met Charles and Charles has come a long way from the closed off person he was before Anna.

Btw, in most shifter books the heroes go at it like rabbits. It's nice for a change to have a couple who can interact with each other without having to fight back "uncontrolable" lust. Not they didn't have one or two sexy moments but they didn't jump one another at every corner.


In this book we have fairies, cops and murderers. I kind of liked the fact that it had more of a mystery feeling than the others. The story was fast paced and well-written as usual and the end just blew my head off. This a**hole sooo got he had coming. The sad thing is that stuff like that happen in real life too. Maybe there aren't shifters-vamps-fairies but humans can become worse monsters than any of the fictional ones(and I'm not just talking about the murderer but for the people who let him get away with it too)!

تأملات فى الحب والحياة - مصطفى محمود *ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

4/5 Stars

When I started this book I didn't expect it to be good. I was hopeful it would at least be ok. The author made me eat my thoughts. This book was definitely good. It's a pity it was only a short story. I wouldn't mind more to read!



Kerilyn has been raised as a demon huntress. Her family drilled into her that spirits and demons are to be killed without remorse because they are monsters who pray on innocent humans. Halloween is a night of fear and hiding because the monsters run more freely that night. But Kerilyn has a secret. The man she's been obsessed with since she was a teenager, the man who visits her every Halloween night for the last 9 years is not only the enemy but he is the king of the spirits realm.



Arawn is the king of the spirits realm, only brother to Abbadon king of the demons realm, and by all means he should hate the sight of every hunter but for nine years he's been obsessed with a huntress who seems to think him responsible for everything bad that's ever happened to her and her family. For her he would do anything, all he asks is that she trusts him.

Kerilyn has never given Arawn the chance to prove to her whether he would harm her or not and given the fact that she would be gambling her life it seems logical. But when she needs his help she has no choice. She can either trust him to help her or lose the last important person in her life.


This book was surprisingly well written and the story was interesting although it was pretty standard for Paranormal romance. "Misguided but good girl hunting misunderstood baddies, good girl falling for wicked bad lord, ancient bad lord falling for good girl". We've seen it before. What I liked about the book was the fact that in the end you didn't get the feeling that Arawn was a marshmallow deep inside. The guy was borderline evil and our heroine liked him regardless.

I didn't like Kerilyn all that much I have to admit. She wasn't a bad heroine, she just wasn't original enough or interesting enough to make an impression.

I wonder if there will be more books? It's definitely something that would be interesting in a larger book.
Hunting Ground - Patricia Briggs I'm too bored to write a full review right now so...


1) Loved the story, the relationship keeps developing between Charles and Anna and I think that it's the first time I've been able to actually see so clearly how a relationship progresses in an UF series.
2) In this book was have fairies, vamps, trolls, wolves. All the nice nasties I love in my books.
3) I wanted more Bran!:(
4) For some reason I didn't like Ric at all.
5) I loved Moira and Arthur.
6) The book was fast paced and well-written. I wasn't bored for a second.
7) Liked the mythology twist.

Cry Wolf - Patricia Briggs 5/5 stars



Anna is a very rare Omega wolf, this means that she has a calming effect on other wolves as long as she is calm. Omega wolves are to be cherished and protected above all others because they keep the pack sane. Apparently though her last pack didn't get the memo. Anna was changed against her will, was beaten and passed around the pack at the orders of her previous Alpha. Three years later came her salvation, a salvation named Charles.

Now after what was done to her it is logical that Anna was a bit skitish during the book. 3 years of abuse have left her flinching every time a dominant wolf so much as breathes in her diraction. This isn't to say that the girl doesn't have a backbone, something that becomes obvious every time someone corners hers and as she slowly comes to the realization that no one is going to hurt her at her new home.



Charles is a very, very dominant wolf even though his father is the Alpha of his pack. When he realizes how Anna has been treated every protective instinct in him goes wild. If you combine this to the fact that his wolf recognizes her as his mate you get an overly protective and overly possessive wolf.

I like Charles. He is a dominant but he doesn't try to assert his dominance over Anna. He is protective of those he loves(even when they can take care of themselves), he is loyal and he doesn't show any bitterness over the fact that he follows his father and has become his "pet assassin". I also enjoy the fact that for a change in a shifter book the male is happy to have found his mate. He wants Anna, no fighting, no resisting.

The wolves


We see a lot of new wolves in this book and we also have Walter's, Bran's and Asil's POVs besides Anna's and Charles'.

Bran I love Bran. The Marrok seems a bit Jaded in this book. not really all this strange since he is hundreds of years old and he has seen many loved ones die. I think Bran brings a little tragedy to the story. I felt so bad about his relationship with Leah... I think he is kind of an idiot at how he is handling his "marriage" issues though.

Leah Leah is Bran's mate and although she is a bitch I think she has every reason to be. On that account I think Bran's at fault.

Samuel Another sad spot in the overall story. I want to know if and how he becomes happy.

Asil And here we come to the side story. Asil is a wolf who is over a thousand years old. Asil has some issues as well. I found his story heart-breaking and maybe even a bit more interesting than Anna's. I loved Asil.

Sage Sage is a wolf in the pack. We don't see much of her but I do hope she will end up with Asil.

Walter Walter was a newly turned wolf. He was turned against his will and lived in the mountain for months before Anna and Charles found him without knowing exactly what he had become. He was a good man who lived on the mountain alone to save others from his flashbacks to the Vietnam war. I was sad he dies but he died as a hero.

We have some other wolves but they are not as important.

The story was nice. More sweet than full of action although it did have some of this as well. Although reading about the people you might think the book was overly dramatic I have to say it wasn't. It was nice to see how Anna and Charles develop during the story, how Anna starts to trust people again, how Bran and Asil go on with their lives after their tragedies.


I won't tell you more, read the book. It is worth it.
The Iron King - Julie Kagawa Damn...I can't finish this. It's not that it is all that bad, I just can't get into it. Not to mention that every time I read the words Fey, Seelie, Unseelie the first thing that comes to mind is "Fever, fever, fever" and this isn't even close to being as good.

If the girl was a little more of a badass it would be diferent but so far she just seems to flow from one trouble to the next and someone had to save her every time.

I'll probably try it again at some point and hope I can get through it!:)

A small visual...



After reading Meg's description Dani was the first girl in my mind.














Alpha and Omega - Patricia Briggs 5 short, tiny stars.

Why hadn't I read this sooner? Oh, I know...I like Alpha heroines. That'll show me to make hasty judgements. This book was soooo good. It was beyond good. And it was just a short story. I can't wait to start with the next ones.






The book was too short for me to tell you whether I liked them or not so I'll leave it for later.

The story was nice and I won't describe it either, there is the blurb so... I will however tell you that I loved and if the next books are as good I'm in for a wild ride!;)
Duck! (Avian Shifters, #1) - Kim Dare Well this one is giving me hell with the rating. I mean it...HELL.

I have to admit this book is sooo not my cup of tea, I knew it going in but the whole "ugly duckling" deal had me too curious to pass up reading it.

Starting the book I was just curious, then I met the characters and although I didn't exactly fall in love with them, I did find myself interested in knowing more.


The story is about Ori and Raynard.

Ori is an Avian shofter who hasn't fully developed yet. Due to the fact that he was raised among human foster families they are not sure exactly what kind of "bird" he'll shift into but everything seems to show towards "Duck".

My first thought reading this was...


Not exactly sexy if I do say so myself!

Since Ducks are the lowest of the low among Avian, Ori has been treated like shit by everyone since he learned he was a shifter. Submissive by nature he has been thoroughly abused by other shifters in his "nest" where he works as a servant. And then one day Raynard takes an interest in him...

Raynard is a Hawk shifter, who are aparrently at the top of the food chain among the Avians. Fully dominant and powerful Raynard takes Ori as his personal servant and then as his personal submissive(at which point it kind of lost me since I really couldn't exactly see much of a difference except that being a submissive was more like being a slave). Despite all that I didn't dislike Raynard because his respect and protective instincts towards Ori bever wavered, which is sth that can't exactly be said about most Shifter books.


About the story...

This book was Erotica so we have much male to male action, which admittedly I found hot. Since this was my first M/M book I know I will be reading more in the future.

The BDSM part wasn't sth I enjoyed. Every time I read the words "submissive" and "master" I thought about dropping it but my curiosity kept me going. I won't be taking any points out based on this simply because I knew it going in. I won't even pretend to understand the culture of BDSM so I won't be judging it.

The fairytalish stuff were kind of cute I have to admit. Beginning the story I wasn't exactly into it but after 40% of the book I got hooked.

I think a 3.5 is what I'll give it. I could probably go for a solid 4 but it wasn't exactly. I know I won't be reading this book again but the experience was nice!xD
What a Dragon Should Know - G.A. Aiken image

This gorgeous creature is Gwenvael. Gwenvael the Handsome, Gwenvael the Sexy, Gwenvael the Hot. Just ask him, he will confirm it!

I love the dragons in this series. They are all so arrogant and self-centered but they are honorable and thoughtful and funny as hell. Gwenvael's story is one of my favs. He is so adorable.

Dagmar is such an awesome heroine as well. She is a badass but she is the badass you never see coming. She won't attack you with swords like Annwyl, she will plot and lie and scheme to bring you to your knees.

The story was funny, sweet and so sad at one point. I like the fact that although we have a new couple at every book, the stories of the previous heroes keep developing!:)

Found this...


Ragnar, Dagmar and Gwenvael!;)
Dragon Actually - G.A. Aiken This series, this series...

I love Annwyl! Just LOVE her. She is so stubborn, snarky and fearless. She has no brain to mouth filter, sth that I find very attractie to my heroines. She is such a badass and she keeps getting crazier as the books progress.

Fearghus is good as well. All hot and powerful but Annwyl steals the show IMO.

Found this pic somewhere...


This book is awesome, at least I believe it is. Full of funny moments and action, without any angst and turmoil and all that boring stuff. Some would say that the emotional chemistry between the characters isn't there and it would probably be true but I love it nonetheless.

The dragon family is HILARIOUS. My favs are Gwenvael and Éibhear.

This is not much of a review but I'm too bored to write sth better!;)
The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #12) - J.R. Ward I still haven't read the previous book because I've began to hate Qhuinn but I'll be reading it when this one comes out because Wrath...


BUT did you see this cover?


This is so far from how I picture Wrath in my mind that it's rediculous! The moment I saw the cover I was disappointed because now I won't be able to see my old Wrath in my mind!:(
Ryan Hunter - Anna Katmore, Piper Shelly WOW. Two days ago I couldn't believe I didn't know there was more of Liza and Ryan to be had. I liked the story from Liza's POV but I LOVED it from Ryan's.


If you asked me yesterday I would have said that I couldn't like Ryan more but I was sooo wrong. He is so sweet and lovable. AND he has a personality, sth that in most YA books is missing(Liza kind of misses this one too). I liked the fact that P.S. didn't try to make him one of these "I don't care about anything" teens. He cared how his friends saw him just like any other guy in his age. His playboy status was more about keeping up an image than anything else. Should I dislike it? Nope. He is an 18 year old boy. Anything less wouldn't be believable.

Now this story is probably targeting a little lower than my age group but I really don't care. The story was adorable without the slight whining and immaturity of Liza's book. It's one of these books that you can't help falling in love with. It was fast paced, funny and sooo cute.


Btw in this book I liked Tony even less than I did in the previous.

Also Shelly has awesome songs in her books' playlists.
My favorite

PS. Is this series going to have more books? Maybe based in other characters? I'd love it!xD
On the Plus Side - Tabatha Vargo This turned out to be much better than I thought it would. I had a very good time reading it and this is all you can ask of a book IMO.

Tbh the story wasn't sth overly original. Poor boy getting paid to date rich, chubby girl and falling in love in the process. I know you've heard it before but I enjoyed it nonetheless.




I liked Lilly. She was a strong girl, fun to be around and although she was chubby she didn't let it get her down. Did she have insecurities about her body? Well, yes but honestly I think if you ask any girl with extra kilos out there(and some without) they will too! Nevertheless this wasn't a book about a girl whining and complaining about her weight and then stuffing her face. Lilly expected someone who wanted her as she was, she didn't want to become sth else to have someone like her and I couldn't help admiring this. I also liked the fact that although she was loaded she still went to work every morning and wasn't snobbish like her awfull mother.



I have to admit that I couldn't make myself like him. He was a fun character to read but I couldn't get over the fact that he got paid to be with Lilly. Yes, he was trying to take care of his family and one should probably admire that but I couldn't. Maybe because I liked Lilly so much.

What I didn't like in this book...

1) Lilly's mother. That bitch showed no respect for her daughter at all when she "bought" her a boy. I know that in her twisted way she loved Lilly but the woman was a snobbish idiot.

2) Renee. Another bitch from hell.

3) The unprotected sex. The above didn't annoy me because they were needed for the plot but the unprotected sex annoyed the hell out of me. You just don't have unprotected sex with a guy whom you've known only a few weeks and who you already know has had his fair share of lovers. And don't get me started with the "I'll pull out" crap. Did they grow up in the 21st century or in a cave? Meh... -1 star for this alone.

4) There were some grammar and spelling mistakes but I don't really care about this so...

What I liked about this book...

1) Lilly and her Ice-cream addiction.

2) Jenny.

3) HEA

4) Surprisingly I enjoyed the story. It didn't have "boring" points.

5) The tragic stories in the hero's and heroine's past. I enjoyed them because even though it becomes clear that they've left scars the heroes don't start the angst and turmoil monologues.

So overall...


PS. This is Adult fiction. It has too much sexual tension and sex to be called New Adult IMO.
Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning “One day you do meet a man who kisses you and you can’t breathe around it and you realize you don’t need air. Oxygen is trivial. Desire makes life happen. Makes it matter. Makes everything worth it. Desire is life. Hunger to see the next sunrise or sunset. To touch the one you love. To try again.”



What a ride this book was. In a scale from 1 to 5 this book was a 10. The others were awesome, this one was beyond words. UF isn't even my favorite genre and I couldn't get enough. I also don't usually like reading books that are more that 400 pages long, it's inevitable that there will be boring parts with so many pages but this book had none, there wasn't a moment that I thought I should put it down to do something more interesting.

The whole 5 books could have basically been a single huge one. It's just one continual story cut in smaller pieces and this book is it's peak, the excitement, the answers, the revelations, the closure. It's all here for the taking at last.


There were so many things I loved about this book..

“Love knows no right or wrong. Love is. Only is.”

The love stories were the best part of the book. We finally got to have some romance, Mac and Barrons have it out. He will die for her, many times, she will go to any lenth to have him back.

Fire to my ice. Ice to my fever.

“He pulls me around and kisses me. "You're Mac," he says. "And I'm Jericho. And nothing else matters. Never will. You exist in a place that is beyond all rules for me. Do you understand that?"
I do.
Jericho Barrons just told me he loves me.”

But it's not only them, I was fascinated by the unraveling of a way more epic love, a love that created and destroyed entire worlds. Misguided, arrogant but eternal.

She warms his frost. He cools her fever.

“Some people bring out the worst in you, others bring out the best, and then there are those remarkably rare, addictive ones who just bring out the most. Of everything.
They make you feel so alive that you'd follow them straight into hell, just to keep getting your fix.”


There were so many things in this book, others you anticipated, others blind sided you and others still, left you reeling.

Rowena was indeed the bitch from hell and she had done exactly what I suspected she had since we got to know Dani.

V'lane was jerk, I just hadn't anticipated which jerk in the equation.

DEG and the Queen, that I didn't see coming.

What Mac actually was left me flabbergasted.

The book IMO wasn't Evil, it just couldn't comprehend warm emotions, it was made of dark, hate and wrongness but it wasn't its fault because it had nothing to compare the dark emotions to. In the end it just wanted to be accepted as it was, it just didn't know the right way to go after its goals.

"Evil is a completely different creature, Mac. Evil is bad that believes it's good."


PS. Sadly I won't be reading [b:Iced (Dani O'Malley #1)|12444166|Iced (Dani O'Malley #1) (Fever #6)|Karen Marie Moning||17427104] anytime soon. I just don't want my "fever high" to be completely dissolved by "Dani talk". I can't stand being in her head, I don't like her use of slang, I won't even go to the possibilities of a romance developing between a thousands-year-old guy with a 14-year-old girl. At some point my curiosity will get the better of me but for now I'm happy in my fever-induced happiness.
Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning This is going to be short because seriously I can't wait for the next!!

What an end...I don't have a problem with cliffhangers, I actually enjoy them, they make my curiosity spike, my blood boil BUT I seriously hope that if what I think happened did indeed happen, KMM has a way to fix it!

As for the rest of the book...

The book was once again awesome, filled with action and suspense but it once again raised thousands of questions. I am seriously happy that the next is the last not because I want it to end(far from it) but because we will finally get some answers.


The beginning of the book was WOW, just WOW. Although if I had to read one more sentence come out of Dani's POV I would have cut myself. I kind of liked her before but her POV destroyed all my warm feelings.


I didn't like Barrons as much as I did in the previous books either. I get that he was jealous but I didn't like the fact that he kept reminding Mac of her rape. It was shitty. I can forgive him the fact that he left her in the dark but not this.

Least fav person: Rowena (the bitch should DIE)

Fav person: Ryodan (I love you, cold, cynical being that you are)

Faefever - Karen Marie Moning I don't know where to begin, the end of this book has left me reeling!!

This is me...




You get the point. That must be the worst cliffhanger I've ever read. I stood there with my mouth gaping open for a full minute after reading the end of the book.

Apart from the end the book was once again awesome. Action, mysteries, discoveries, lies. The book has it all except for love/sex scenes...

Some quick thoughts because I'm dying to move on...

1) I would love it if the Unselie king turned out to be V'lane or even Barrons.
2) I believe Rowena is a traitor and was the one that orchestrated the ritual disaster.
3) I hated what Barrons did to Mac at his birthday.
4) Freaking Hell, I can't get over the end and write a proper review!
5) Sorry, still can't do...
6) Isn't gonna happen...
7) I quit!


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