I finally re-found and finished reading When Blood Calls by J.K. Beck. I enjoyed this book. Now I'm not normally a romance reader - but this particular romance or paranormal romance was good - it had a lot of story with a moderate amount of the heaving bosoms/omg "that man is so hot" type of content. I find the books that are so heavily laden with "hawt" descriptions and references to extreme horniness, to be a little hard to handle (LOL - bad pun there). When Blood Calls, thankfully, just had a bit of this going on - there was an HEA ending - for the romance and some very interesting characters to round out the whole experience. I reviewed the book a couple nights ago.
I received the Half-Made World for review very recently - I'm almost finished with it, and it's been an enjoyable read from the first page. I've never heard of Frank Gilman before, and I'm glad to be reading work of his. It's third person narrative, written from three main characters' point of view and is very interesting. There are demons, strange gods, steampunkish settings, the world reminds me of books set in the Victorian age here, with many clockwork machinery and magic combined with the demons and western settings. This one will be hard to review without giving away too much.
I have also totally given up on the 2010 Countdown Reading Challenge - actually, it ended October 10th, 2010. The challenge was to read books published in the years from 2001 to 2010 - reading the number of books corresponding with that year - for instance for 2001, read one book, 2004 read four books. Well, when I feel like taking myself down a peg or two, I'll post about my lack of progress. I guess the way I should be looking at this, is that I tried. I tried, I failed, but I did get some books read that I probably wouldn't have picked up otherwise. Of course, the easiest years to read books from was 2010 and 2009. I'm going to find out if there will be a 2011 countdown challenge - because I want to try again. The total number of books for 2010 would have been 55 books. for 2011 I think it would be 56 books. I need to try. Have to. Feel compelled to.
Coming Soon - review of A Perfect Love Song and Pegasus
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