In My Mailbox 4/15/2012

April 14th, 2012 kimbacaffeinate UC 0 Comments

14th Apr

In my Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren. It’s a chance to share books and things we have received, purchased or won. This was a crazy week for me, and I am thankful for my books and my blogger buddies for helping me keep my sanity. In case you missed it, this week on the blog I reviewed three books. The Selection, The Taker and River Marked. I posted a fantastic cover reveal of Dark Companion. (I am …

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River Marked by Patricia Briggs

April 13th, 2012 kimbacaffeinate Review 1 Comment

13th Apr
River Marked by Patricia Briggs

River Marked is the sixth novel in the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. Despite mixed reviews it was perhaps one of my favorite in this urban fantasy series. Unlike its predecessors most of the action takes place in the second half of the novel. Briggs brings us more of Mercy’s story and a captivating look at Indian lore. I consumed this in a single afternoon and loved every minute of it.

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The Taker by Alma Katsu

April 11th, 2012 kimbacaffeinate Review 1 Comment

11th Apr
The Taker by Alma Katsu

The Taker by Alma Katsu is a historical love story with supernatural elements and a dark underbelly. I read this novel for a book of the month selection on Goodreads. It had elements I expected and some that made me squeamish. Overall I enjoyed this strange and dark tale. Katsu is a talented writer and her writing style captivated me. Some of the subject matter made me uncomfortable and I found myself skimming through those scenes. Ordinarily I would have stopped reading, but I had this overwhelm need to know Lanore’s story.- that is the beauty of Katsu’s writing.

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The Selection by Kiera Cass

April 8th, 2012 kimbacaffeinate Review 0 Comments

8th Apr
The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Selection by Kiera Cass is a Cinderella tale set in a dystopian world. This was my first read by the author and the gorgeous cover is what first drew me to it. The tale offers drama, romance, a love triangle and suspense. Similarities to the popular television show the Bachelor and the novel Hunger Games extend only to the selection being televised by the nation and perhaps the hope of living happily ever after. This was a fun easy read that I consumed in a few hours.

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The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

April 6th, 2012 kimbacaffeinate Review 0 Comments

6th Apr
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Immortal Rules is the first in a new series by Iron Fey author Julia Kagawa. The Blood of Eden series is a dystopia that takes place sixty years after a virus killed off most of the world’s human population. The countryside has been abandoned and humans now reside in Vampire Cities. This was my first time reading Kagawa’s work and I found it to be absolutely delightful. It reminded me of a young adult version of one of my favorite books The Passage by Justin Cronin.

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