Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Review of Unknown by Rachel Caine

Synopsis: "Living among mortals, the djinn Cassiel has developed a reluctant affection for them—especially for Warden Luis Rocha. As the mystery deepens around the kidnapping of innocent Warden children, Cassiel and Luis are the only ones who can investigate both the human and djinn realms. But the trail will lead them to a traitor who may be more powerful than they can handle..."

My Review: Just as exciting if not more so than the first book in the series! Now that I have become comfortable with the types of creatures and powers each holds in the book, I can really settle into the story. I love the tension that Caine creates not only drama and climax wise but the tension on all levels between the characters. Cassiel is still the ultimate bad ass heroine! Love her and I really love seeing her experience human things for the first time (alcohol was the best). I also really enjoyed trying to figure out along with Cassiel and Luis as to who to trust and for how long to trust them. So much going on but you never loose track of the plot line.

My Rating: I loved this book and am totally in love with the series, again I have already downloaded the next book! I give Unknown a rating of Four Paws.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday Reading List & Meet Me On Monday

Its Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey. Share what books you have finished in the last week, are currently reading and what might be coming up next!

What I Read Last Week:
Links will take you to my review

Undone by Rachel Caine
Kristin Cashore's eSampler by Kristin Cashore
Unseen by Rachel Caine (review coming soon)

Currently Reading:

Frost Kisses by Kailin Gow - pb - on page 45 of 284
For Camelot's Honor by Sarah Zettel - pb - on page 244 of 384

Next Books to be Read:

Catundra by Stephen Cosgrove - Childrens/Bedtime stories
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden - May Book Club
Liberty: A Lake Wobegon Novel by Garrison Keller- Mount TBR Challenge


Meet Me on Monday

So I found this fun little meme I thought would be great to add so people get to know me a little better (and discover my strange little quirks). Meet Me On Monday is hosted by Acting Balanced where 5 questions are posted each week for us to answer about ourselves and share with all of our readers.

Acting Balanced

And now for this weeks Questions:

1. Finish this sentence - The last movie I saw in the theater was... Hunger Games, and before that it was Breaking Dawn Part 1. I don't get to the movies often :(

2. Do you have any idiosyncrasies? Gosh who doesn't.  I think the one I notice the most (mainly because everyone points it out) is my need for lists, I have checklists for my checklists and have every moment of my day scheduled (I know it takes me exactly 22 minutes to clean the bathroom each week).

3. What is your favorite clothing store to shop at? Um I would have to say Kohl's especially when you hit their sales. But I only shop for clothes once every 2 or 3 or more years, so I stock up and try to maintain weight.

4. What fun things do you have planned for the week ahead? hahaha fun thing?! Gosh I have so much on my plate right now I don't think fun really even figures into it (even things like ponies that use to be fun, aren't now that its crunch time).  I guess the most fun thing is that my bookshelves are finally up in the basement so I get to re-shelve my books. 

Question 5 is for all of you . . .
I went to a fundraiser for the RISPCA this last weekend and I guess animals are always on my mind.  So do you have pets? Are they adopted from a rescue?
So another week has begun, ugh, why can't weekends last a little longer?! I feel like all I do is run around trying to get caught up from the week only to be thrown into the next week before I accomplish it.
The exciting thing that came up this weekend was that we finally have a bathroom back!! Hurray for not having rosin paper on the floor and plaster dust in the tub! There are still a couple of finishing touches but it is functional again!! Next project (if the electrician ever shows up again) is to finish replacing the wiring in the house and to fix our AC, hopefully both will be done by the end of May!
I hope you all had a slightly more relaxing weekend than I did!!