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Lissylaine Reads

I've loved books and reading ever since I can remember and my great-grandmother read "Miss Suzy" to me over and over again. My tastes change over time, but tend toward paranormal romance, thrillers and mysteries, science fiction, some fantasy and urban fantasy, YA, and dystopia to name a few.

Currently reading

Queen of Shadows
Sarah J. Maas
Seams Unlikely: The Inspiring True Life Story of Nancy Zieman
Marjorie L Russell, Nancy Zieman
Progress: 50 %
Lover Reborn: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
J.R. Ward
Progress: 21 %

Fortunately, not the final book in this series

Final Catcall - Sofie Kelly

I am not a big cozy mystery reader, but I love this series.  For me (and I've said this before), it's not as much about the mystery as it is about the characters.  They seem so real, and the way she writes the cats actions and antics makes me laugh out loud.

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Found another series to read!

Halfway to the Grave - Jeaniene Frost

So I finished Halfway to the grave yesterday and have been mulling over it ever since.  I had a time, while reading it, trying to decide whether it was PNR or UF, and based on the ending, I'm going with Urban Fantasy.  It definitely sets up for the series, and I'm looking forward to the next book.

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Among the Impostors - Margaret Peterson Haddix

Margaret Peterson Haddix knows how to make me feel for the characters.  She did this pretty well in the first book (Among the Hidden), and she does it again in this second book in the Shadow Children series.

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Actually, I didn't read this book

Where We Belong - Emily Giffin

And I don't ever plan to, nor anything else by Emily Giffin - I am still trying to figure this site out.  I plan to avoid this author in the future, based on her behavior (and her husband's and fans' behavior, bullying reviewers).


Wondering if there is any way to add a book to a custom shelf without adding it to my "Read" shelf...

Among the Hidden - Margaret Peterson Haddix Enjoyable, quick read, and in one of my favorite genres. I will definitely read the next one, because I want to see where she goes with the story.
Into the Dreaming - Karen Marie Moning Not as compelling as her full length novels, but at least it held another glimpse of the Seelie Queen and the Unseelie King.
Spell of the Highlander - Karen Marie Moning Building on the last couple of novels, this one hints even more at what is to come in the Fever series. Now I am definitely going to have to read them again! Although rather formulaic, you just can't help loving the sexy alpha males and [mostly] smart females in this series.
The Immortal Highlander - Karen Marie Moning Um, yes, I'd like a Highlander of my own please. I really enjoyed Adam Black's story, much more than I thought I would. A little more of the Fae in this one, and I can see the threads of the Fever series really starting to tie together with the Highlander series.
The Dark Highlander - Karen Marie Moning I liked this one almost as much as Kiss of the Highlander - really enjoying the MacKeltar clan and more of the lore and the Fae in the last two, even though they're still more historical romances.
Kiss of the Highlander - Karen Marie Moning My favorite so far, and a totally guilty pleasure!
Last to Die - Tess Gerritsen 3.5 stars. A couple of pretty big twists and turns, one which didn't seem all that credible until more was revealed near the end. I look forward to the next installment.
The Inner Circle - Brad Meltzer I didn't realize that this was the start of a new series when I started listening, and was thoroughly disappointed with the ending, or lack of one, along with several other points along the way. It took a while to really get into the characters and story, and some of the decisions that the characters made just didn't make sense to me. I don't think I'll be reading any more in the series.
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores - Jen Campbell A lot of these reminded me of the requests we had at the Public Library where I worked early in my career. Some were even laugh out loud funny. Quick, funny read, library borrowed.
Memory in Death - J.D. Robb Though I had pretty much figured out whodunit early on in the book, it was another enjoyable visit with Eve, Roarke, and all the rest. I like how we get little bits more of Eve's or Roarke's history in each new novel and how they tie back to previous novels in little ways.
Requiem - Lauren Oliver Meh. One third of the way through this book, I decided I just didn't care what happened to Lena or Hana or Alex or Julian. And reading several reviews after I decided to stop listening, I'm glad I didn't waste any more time on it. Shame, really, because I loved Delirium.
Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning Holy crap, a book should not end with that sort of cliffhanger. I'm just glad I have the next book ready to go.