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Jane and the Damned (Immortal Jane Austen, #1)
Jane Austen Novelist . . . gentlewoman . . . Damned, Fanged, and Dangerous to know.
Aspiring writer Jane Austen knows that respectable young ladies like herself are supposed to shun the Damned—the beautiful, fashionable, exquisitely seductive vampires who are all the rage in Georgian England in 1797. So when an innocent (she believes) flirtation results in her being turned—by an absolute cad of a bloodsucker—she acquiesces to her family’s wishes and departs for Bath to take the waters, the only known cure.
But what she encounters there is completely unexpected: perilous jealousies and further betrayals, a new friendship and a possible love. Yet all that must be put aside when the warring French invade unsuspecting Bath—and the streets run red with good English blood. Suddenly only the staunchly British Damned can defend the nation they love . . . with Jane Austen leading the charge at the battle’s forefront. (Summary from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book. I only knew a little about Jane Austen's life but this kind of fit in with what I have heard. :) I liked the writing. I am beginning to like period stuff. Knowing a little about Austen's life I knew how the book would end but I didn't want it to, I was hoping for a twist. I grew to love the Damned. I would definitely recommend!! 

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Feather (Feather, #1)

Feather 

Estella's magical life as an orphan was never easy, and at eighteen, she is finally free. In her desperate attempt to leave the city behind and unravel her strange talents, she flees to a secluded college nestled deep in the forests of the North Cascades. It is here that she hopes to escape her painful life, and forgotten past - finding freedom, and love. (Summary from Goodreads)


Guardian (Feather, #2)

Guardian

In Book Two we delve deeper into the tragic world of the eighteen year old Estella, now left to find her own way in a place that is less than forgiving of her kind. As she searches to fight for what she loves, friends she had thought she had all but forgotten return, lending her a hand where she thought none would be given. (Summary from Goodreads)

Raven (Feather, #3)

Raven 

In book three, Estella and Edgar find their way back to each other, but life together as not as easy as expected. In a world that is falling apart, their love is tested, magic is uncovered, and a plot everyone seemed to hide out of fear, finally surfaces. 
Through the lies, deceit and turmoil, can love survive? Will there be a way to save their love? To save their world? (Summary from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: Another great series. I am glad I found it. I really grew to like Edgar. He and Estella went through a lot. There were a lot of twists and turns, which I like. I had all the books so I flew through them all to see what happens to them. I really like the secondary characters too, especially Sam. He was awesome. 

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Breathless

Breathless


Jason races into Azazel's life--sweaty, tortured, and hunted by covert forces. Azazel is drawn to Jason. He's so complicated. She can't let anything get in the way of finding out Jason's secrets, not even her boyfriend, her friends, or her parents. Most importantly, no matter how dangerous Jason claims it is for her to be near him, she can't let him leave. (Summary from Goodreads)



Trembling

Trembling

Lilith's back, and she's got her eye on Jason. Jason doesn't think Azazel's new best friend Jude is really gay. Someone put a bell, engraved with a picture of the sun rising over water, in Azazel's purse. Azazel's worried, but Jason thinks she's paranoid. Jason and Azazel might be at the beach, but the clouds are rolling in. . . (Summary from Goodreads)
Tortured

Tortured

Azazel hasn't been able to stop having nightmares. Sometimes her boyfriend Jason is covered in blood, grinning at her like a demon. Sometimes there is a gun in her hand, and she's shooting the people she loves the most. The only way to stop the dreams is to drown them in liquor. Azazel feels like black water is closing over her head. And she doesn't know if she can breathe. (Summary from Goodreads)


My Thoughts: I liked these books. They were each pretty quick reads. There was a lot of action right from the beginning. Jason and Azazel had a lot of opposition and I liked seeing how they dealt with it.  The ending is not something that I expected and I'm not sure how I feel about it. I am glad that there is another book about these two. 
Warning: There are some adult themes. 

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Purpose (Soul Savers #2)
Lost in despair, Alexis teeters on the edge of an abyss, her lifeline of hope fraying into a thin thread. If it snaps, she’ll plunge into complete darkness. With the help of her son and her writing, she’s been able to hold on. Until now. Erratic impulses, disturbing delusions and her own demonic blood threaten her sanity. When she’s forced to choose between hanging onto hope or letting go to serve her Amadis purposes, she faces a decision with inconceivable sacrifices. 

Alexis runs to the one place she thinks will provide answers, only to find herself at the center of another battle of good versus evil, not only with the Daemoni, not only within herself…but also against the worst opponent imaginable. But even if she wins, what will she lose? (Summary from Goodreads)


My Thoughts: This book was better than Promise, and I loved Promise! There is not much I can say without spoiling the book. I'll say that I couldn't put it down. I really got invested in Alexis and her emotions, almost like I could feel everything she did. It made for a pretty intense read. I can't wait till the next one comes out. Please hurry Kristie!! If you haven't read them, get on it!
Warning: There is a bit of language and sex. So steer clear if you can't handle that.


I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.


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The Healer's ApprenticeTwo Hearts. One Hope.Rose has been appointed as a healer's apprentice at Hagenheim Castle, a rare opportunity for a woodcutter's daughter like her. While she often feels uneasy at the sight of blood, Rose is determined to prove herself capable. Failure will mean returning home to marry the aging bachelor her mother has chosen for her---a bloated, disgusting merchant who makes Rose feel ill.When Lord Hamlin, the future duke, is injured, it is Rose who must tend to him. As she works to heal his wound, she begins to understand emotions she's never felt before and wonders if he feels the same. But falling in love is forbidden, as Lord Hamlin is betrothed to a mysterious young woman in hiding. As Rose's life spins toward confusion, she must take the first steps on a journey to discover her own destiny. (Summary from Goodreads)


My Thoughts: I am a huge fan of fairy tale re-tellings and this one did not disappoint!! I knew how I wanted the story to end fairly quickly and couldn't put it down till I found out what happened. It ended perfect and it took quite a few twists and turns to get there. Such a good book. Definitely worth a read!!

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Immortal
The wound inflicted only a few minutes before was nearly healed. A small cut was the only sign that anything had occurred. I watched in disbelief as it finished closing and eventually disappeared.
“What are you?” 
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Gods, demons, fiends, eighteen year old Alina Taylor doesn’t believe in any of them, until she meets Samuel Grant and Duncan Michaels, and discovers a world that could destroy everything she loves. (Summary from Goodreads)


My Thoughts: I enjoyed the story. There was a kind of crazy love triangle, but it was a little different than most I've read. The ending was incredible. I totally didn't see it coming at all!! I can't wait for the next book to come out. 


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Switched (Trylle Trilogy, #1)
When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until eleven years later that Wendy finds out her mother might've been telling the truth. 

With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - and it's one she's not sure if she wants to be a part of. (Summary from Goodreads)


My Thoughts: Finn kind of creeped me out at the beginning but I soon came to like him. This was a very different book than I've read before and I liked the differentness. There was a bit of a cliffhanger at the end and I can't wait for the next book to come out. 


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Promise (Soul Savers, #1)
Alexis Ames has a life full of promise…but not all promises can be kept. 

When Alexis Ames is attacked by creatures that can’t be real, she decides it’s time she learns who she really is, with or without the help of her mother, who guards their family’s secrets closely. After meeting the inhumanly attractive, multi-talented Tristan Knight, however, Alexis retreats behind her fa├žade of normalcy…until she discovers he’s not exactly normal either. Then their secrets begin to unravel. 

Their union brings hope and promise to her family’s secret society, the Angels’ army, and to the future of mankind. But it also incites a dangerous pursuit by the enemy – Satan’s minions and Tristan’s creators. After all, Alexis and Tristan are a match made in Heaven and in Hell. (Summary from Goodreads)


My Thoughts: I really liked this book. I read this one pretty quick. It was hard to put down. I loved Tristan and how he was with Alexis. Their relationship went kind of slow and I liked that.  I can't wait until the next book comes out!! There are a couple F-bombs and a sex scene, so if you don't want to read about that pass this one, but if you don't mind that kind of stuff definitely pick this one up!


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Mockingjay (Hunger Games, #3)"My name is Katniss Everdeen. Why am I not dead? I should be dead." 

Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding. 

It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans -- except Katniss. 

The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss's willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels' Mockingjay -- no matter what the personal cost. (Summary from Goodreads)


My Thoughts: What a great ending to this series!! I've seen a lot of mixed reviews about it and I am on the side that really liked it. I am glad there was no fairy tale ending. I am a little disappointed that I didn't see more from a couple characters but I kind of understand why that was. I would definitely recommend this series. I hope we'll hear more from Ms. Collins in the future!


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Wisdom (My Blood Approves, #4)For her eighteenth birthday, Alice Bonham takes a vacation to Australia only to have her trip cut short by an unexpected murder. 

While Alice tries to understand what happened, she regrets some of the choices she's made, especially the more permanent ones. 

On top of that, the child vampire is running loose, and its attracting some very unwanted attention... (Summary from Goodreads)


My Thoughts: Yay, more Peter!! There is more action in this one. A lot of fighting. A couple things get resolved but not everything and I am hoping there are many more books to come! This has become one of my favorite writers. Definitely worth checking out. 


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Flutter (My Blood Approves, #3)Being undead doesn't make life any easier for Alice Bonham. 

Her younger brother's love life is heating up, while hers is...more complicated. Mae is falling apart, her best friend Jane is addicted to vampire bites, and if Alice doesn't get her bloodlust under control, someone will end up dead. 

Alice volunteers for a rescue mission with Ezra. But going up against a pack of rabid vampires might be too much, even for him. (Summary from Goodreads)


My Thoughts: Another great read. I am really liking this series. This one has some pretty good action in it. I'm still torn between Peter and Jack. :) I'm liking Milo and her interactions with him. 


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Fate (My Blood Approves, #2)Alice Bonham thinks she's finally found a balance in her life between the supernatural and real life with her brother Milo. Jack - her sorta vampire boyfriend - keeps her at arm's length to keep her safe. As for his brother Peter... she's not sure where he's at, or what he wants with her. Worse still, she's not even sure what she wants with Peter. 

When tragedy happens, Alice finds herself struggling with a terrible choice. Her decision has consequences that reach farther than she'd ever imagined... (Summary from Goodreads)


My Thoughts: I liked this one just as much as the first. I really like Jack but I am kind of drawn to Peter. We didn't see much of him in this book and I wanted more. I can't wait to read the next one. 


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My Blood Approves (My Blood Approves, #1)
Seventeen-year-old Alice Bonham's life feels out of control after she meets Jack. With his fondness for pink Chuck Taylors and New Wave hits aside, Jack's unlike anyone she's ever met.

Then she meets his brother, Peter. His eyes pierce through her, and she can barely breathe when he's around. Even though he can't stand the sight of her, she's drawn to him.

But falling for two very different guys isn't even the worst of her problems. Jack and Peter are vampires, and Alice finds herself caught between love and her own blood... (Summary from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: It seems that all the books I read lately I can't put down. I read this one straight through. It reminded me a little of Twilight, which I enjoyed, at first then it spun off to something totally different. I love the triangle. I am rooting for Peter, I don't know why exactly, but I am liking him more than Jack. I am glad that 4 books are out already! On to the next one.

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Infinite Days (Vampire Queen, #1)Lenah Beaudonte is, in many ways, your average teen: the new girl at Wickham Boarding School, she struggles to fit in enough to survive and stand out enough to catch the eye of the golden-boy lacrosse captain. But Lenah also just happens to be a recovering five-hundred-year-old vampire queen. After centuries of terrorizing Europe, Lenah is able to realize the dream all vampires have -- to be human again. After performing a dangerous ritual to restore her humanity, Lenah entered a century-long hibernation, leaving behind the wicked coven she ruled over and the eternal love who has helped grant her deep-seated wish. 

Until, that is, Lenah draws her first natural breath in centuries at Wickham and rediscovers a human life that bears little resemblance to the one she had known. As if suddenly becoming a teenager weren’t stressful enough, each passing hour brings Lenah closer to the moment when her abandoned coven will open the crypt where she should be sleeping and find her gone. As her borrowed days slip by, Lenah resolves to live her newfound life as fully as she can. But, to do so, she must answer ominous questions: Can an ex-vampire survive in an alien time and place? What can Lenah do to protect her new friends from the bloodthirsty menace about to descend upon them? And how is she ever going to pass her biology midterm? (Summary from Goodreads)


My Thoughts: This was different than most vampire books out there and I liked the change. It was pretty fast paced, another one that I couldn't put down. It had a pretty good twist at the end and I can't wait for the next one to come out!! 


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IllyriaMadeleine and Rogan are first cousins, best friends, twinned souls, each other's first love. Even within their large, disorderly family - all descendants of a famous actress - their intensity and passion for theater sets them apart. It makes them a little dangerous. When they are cast in their school's production of Twelfth Night, they are forced to face their separate talents and futures, and their future together. 
This stunning short novel, winner of the World Fantasy Award, is the perfect introduction to Elizabeth Hand's singular voice. Her many novels offer a window into what it means to create art, to experience it, to feel passionately about the world. Illyria throws her talent into high relief - it is magic on paper. (Summary from Goodreads)


My Thoughts: It was about "kissing cousins" and that part of it didn't really bother me. I could have done without the f-bombs. It did have a pretty good story and a good ending. Not sure that I would read it again and again though. 


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