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I am a vegetarian Nerdfighter who loves Doctor Who & books. I read mostly YA and fantasy, but I love all genres.

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The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien
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Robert Ludlum

Lover at Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood Series #11)

Lover at Last - J.R. Ward REVIEW OF THE SERIES AS A WHOLEThis is a spoiler filled review so stopped if you haven't read the series. I really wanted to love this series.I didn't write individual reviews of this books throughout the whole series, but I can't stand it anymore, I need to vent out and say what I hated about this series and what I loved.Firstly, I want to say that if you're a paranomal fan and a romance fan this is you're type of book.Now, I am neither, so when I read the first one and I found myself enjoying it I was surprised. The reason why even though I didn't loved this books I continue on reading them was, the characters.What I love about this series:- The characters in this series are amazing, they all have great story lines. They make you sympathize with them and what to know what will happen later on. - The different points of view, I loved how everyone has a POV in this books, even the bad guys. What I hate about this series:- The tortured, I-am-the-worst, I-don't-deserve-happiness vibe ALL of the characters have going on.With the first book, it was okay if wrath hated himself, I could understand it.With the second, of course rhage hated himself because of his curse.But them we have vishous with his 'curse', zsadist with being a blood slave, rhevenge been a sympath, phury been celibate, payne not being girly, qhuinn and his eyes, etc. All of them have emotional issues and that's okay, but I couldn't stand that in every single book it was not about them falling in love, but about them accepting love.And they had to accept love because they did everything possible not to.And it got boring pretty quickly. In every single book the main character spends the whole time running from his other half and only in the last couple of pages, does he realized he can't run from love.This could have been a great series if it didn't felt that the romance was the same, it only changed the people who were in love in each book. For me, the romance ruined the books.

Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress Series #1)

Halfway to the Grave - Jeaniene Frost I started reading this in the hopes it was something like the Kate Daniels series, but with vampires.And even though I didn't hate it, the only thing I can say about it was that it was okay.Cat is a great character, a real badass, but her 'I hate vampires attitude is annoying', also the fact that she pretty much throws herself at Bones. I don't understand book series why book series that have more than three books, matches the two leading characters in the first book. It pretty much ruins the whole series for me. I will continue on reading the series, maybe I'll enjoy the next book more, although I doubt it.

Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress Series #1)

Halfway to the Grave - Jeaniene Frost I started reading this in the hopes it was something like the Kate Daniels series, but with vampires.And even though I didn't hate it, the only thing I can say about it was that it was okay.Cat is a great character, a real badass, but her 'I hate vampires attitude is annoying', also the fact that she pretty much throws herself at Bones. I don't understand book series why book series that have more than three books, matches the two leading characters in the first book. It pretty much ruins the whole series for me. I will continue on reading the series, maybe I'll enjoy the next book more, although I doubt it.

Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson Series #3)

Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson Series #3) - I was conflicted at first with this book, as I have been with this entire series mainly because of the terrible love triangle. But once Mercy decided for one guy it got better for me. I honestly think that love triangle should never have existed as it was clear who she was going to choose in the end.
Size 12 and Ready to Rock - Meg Cabot I grew up reading Meg Cabots' books and although I started by reading her YA books, it wasn't until I read her adult fiction that I truly felt in love with her. Meg has just this easy way to write that you don't feel like you're reading a book, but instead this person whom you're really close with is telling you about their life. It's been a few years since I've read the last Heather Wells book and although I was initially concerned I was not going to remember important aspects of the story this did not matter. You could have not read any other book of this series and still have enjoyed it immensely. This is a great addition to the series and I can't wait for the next one!

Walking Disaster: A Novel

Walking Disaster - Jamie McGuire I'm so annoyed with this book. I was really looking forward to it. There's not a lot of romance books from a guys POV and this was especially awesome because it was from a character already known and loved, but it still fails really badly. You ARE going to like this book if:- You like bad boys and their bad boy ways.- It's been a while seen you read its predecessor. Why I was so disappointed with it- I knew it was the same book just from Travis POV and there were a few new scenes, but if you're going to write the same scenes at least have the decency to change the words. I mean we knew the dialogue was going to stay the same, but about 75% of Travis' narration is basically the same as Abby, the same words are used and everything! - Because I expected this book to stand by itself, that someone who had not read the first one could read it as easily and although it is possible it would be very confusing as some scenes are skipped in their entirety, scenes which Travis participated in, but where just not there and it wasn't explained unless you read the first one. What I liked:- The new scenes which were few but were still there and were very good and gave us a bit more insight about Travis.Overall it was a good read and as I said before especially if its been a while since you read the last one. Otherwise it would make a very dull read and you will wish for it to end.
Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1) - Jamie McGuire I've heard AMAZING things about this book ever since it came out, but despite that I always felt like this was not my type of book. I must admit that I did something I promised myself never to do: I judge the book by its cover, I thought this would be one of those books with the annoying main character that clung to the mysterious guy while he tried to push her away. Boy, was I wrong. Beautiful Disaster is a great book, it was entertaining and had great characters. The first half of the book was very enthralling. Jamie McGuire took the normal girl meets bad boy story but told her from her perspective and it was great. My problem was mainly with the second half were things took a bit of a twist, but nevertheless it was great.I definitely would recommend it!

Light (Gone Series #6)

Light - Michael  Grant It took me a while to build up the courage to pick up this book. I feel like I've been reading this series forever and I cannot imagine my life without waiting for the latest one in the series to come out. But even though its over I can't say I have any regrets. This book was just as tragic, as gripping as I hoped and imagined it would be. It was a great conclusion to all of this amazing characters. I definitely reccomend it to everyone who likes the unexpected.

Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices)

Clockwork Princess - Cassandra Clare To be truthful the ending was predictable, I knew what was going to happen before I even started reading the book and I think Cassandra Clare knew this which is why she inserted that amazing epilogue. I think it brought the perfect closure to the series and it made up for its predictability.Hands down one of the best endings to a trilogy.
Seraphina - Rachel Hartman I love books about dragons so I've had my eye on this book for a while, but there was something about it that made me hesitant to read it. Seraphina is unlike any dragon book I've read.I think that the hardest part about reading a fantasy book is the way they create a new world and try sometimes to impose it on you, but this is not the case in here. . It is very subtle in the way Rachel Hartman tells the story and submerges you into this world, so subtly that once you notice it you are already in the world and are already familiar with it. The book follows the character Seraphina, who is not normal and who struggles accepting herself throughout the book. This makes her incredibly relatable. She is extraordinary and awes everyone with her intelligence, but most times she doesn't even notice until someone points it out to her. But this only makes the reader love her more.I could go on and on about the many things I think makes this book great. Truthfully the only thing that keeps me from giving it 5 stars is that it has a sequel and a few things were left unresolved.Even so, it was amazing and I definitely think is something worth reading.
Finnikin of the Rock - Melina Marchetta Melina Marchetta can do no wrong. Having just finished this book I am speechless in how to express how much I loved it.FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK is one of the most beautiful fantasy novels I've read in a while. It rendered me helpless to laugh & cry along the characters. And I seriously recommend everyone to read it asap.

The Thief (The Queen's Thief Series #1)

The Thief (The Queen's Thief Series #1) - I decided to reread this series because I loved it the first time and it had been a few years since I last read it. There are some things I've forgotten about it and some things I remembered, but that only made the reading the more fun. If someone has not read this in the past and they are fantasy lovers they need to read it immediately, and even non-fantasy lovers in the look for a great read with great plot twists can read it and be amazed.

Jessica Rules the Dark Side

Jessica Rules the Dark Side - Beth Fantaskey I was not terribly impressed with this sequel. I think I expected more, I expected Jessica to be more mature, but she was still the same girl from the first book.Definitely recommend this who want to know more about the characters, especially Lucius and Raniero, who in my opinion, are what kept me reading this book. Besides that, I cannot say that I was surprised with the mystery, it was pretty clear who the bad guys were all along. And Jessica's and Mindy's POVs were somewhat annoying. Still Raniero and Lucius kept the story going.
Fablehaven - Brandon Mull I can already feel this becoming one of my favorite series. Fablehaven is the introduction to Kendra and Seth and although at first I found Seth a bit annoying by the end I had formed a bond with him and his sister and I really look forward to know more about them.

Switched (Trylle Trilogy, #1)

Switched - Amanda Hocking I need to stop assuming that just because I like an author's book I'm going to like all of their other books too. Switched just didn't do it for me. I felt like I had heard the story before, the only thing new was that it was about trolls. Oh well, I will now wait for The Hollows graphic novel and the third book in the series.

The Warrior Heir (Heir Series #1)

The Warrior Heir - Cinda Williams Chima Having read and enjoyed Cinda Williams Chima's other series, Seven realms, I was excited to read this one too.I did not think this book was bad, it was just okay in my opinion, but I mostly couldn't find it in me to care about Jack, the main character, which is why I decided to stop reading it. Maybe sometime later I decide to give it a try once again.