Saturday, December 31, 2011
In the year 2011 we have read many new and exciting books. Some were books that added to beloved series we were already reading, some were exciting new books by either a new author or an author we just discovered and some were brand new series. We are going to attempt and share our favorites with you.. Hope you enjoyed too many books to count and look forward to reading more in 2012!!
The Final Prophecy written by Jessica Andersen
Daughters of the Glen written by Melisssa Mayhue
Warriors of the Poseidon written by Alyssa Day
The Hunger Games (YA) written by Suzanne Collins
The Elder Races by Thea Harrison
Favorite New Releases in 2011
ShadowFever, written by Karen Moning This was the final book in this series, which was the best book of the series. Moning did a wonderful bringing this to a satisfying conclusion.
Treachery in Death, written by J.D. Robb. This was the best In-Death story in a awhile. An exciting story, with so many of the recurring characters helping Eve solve this crime, which was internally within the Police Department . It was so much fun to see them all work together, and the ending was awesome. Needless to say, I love Eve and Roarke.
Divergent, written by Veronica Roth. This is a YA series, that i decided to read based on it being voted as the best YA book in 2011. I am happy to say, that this book proved why it made number one. A little similar, but yet nothing alike, to the Hunger Games. But it had a great young heroine. The only thing I will say for both Divergent and The Hunger Games, this is to me an Adult book.
Savage Nature written by Christine Feehan
The Next Always written by Nora Roberts
Storm Kissed written by Jessica Andersen
Healing the Highlander written by Melissa Mayhue
Twilight's Dawn by Anne Bishop
Favorite Book Read in 2011
Again I must say, that the two series I listed above affected me so much, that I have no choice but to name some of those books as my favorites for the year.
Heir to the Shadows written by Anne Bishop Such a great book, when we got to meet the coven, the kindred, and Lucivar (in more detail), as well as Satan reaction's to them, was so much fun. This was so different then the first book, yet it set the stage for future books in this series. It also had one of the best endings ever.
Totally awesome. Confessor written by Terry Goodkind There were so many great books in this series, I could probably mention many more. But this one brought it all together, with an awesome and fitting end to this huge series. But thankfully, Goodkind has decided to continue this series, using the same characters, but a different story. We get to see Kahlan, Richard, Cara, Zedd and Nicci again. YES
Queen of the Darkness written by Anne Bishop This one closed the trilogy, bringing all the characters together for a wild and emotional ride. This book brought out every emotion, and the tears just kept on falling. Happiness is when Bishop continued the series with short stories showcasing some of the main characters, and one picking up where this book left off.
Shalador's Lady written by Anne Bishop
Faith of the Fallen, Temple of the Winds, Wizards First Rule, written by Terry Goodkind
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
2011 have been one of the busiest and most prolific when it comes to reading. I have not stopped, and not wanted to stop reading. Every few days, someone *looks at Barb and Shauni* recommends another series, and I have enjoyed so many new books and series in 2011, but I had to stop at 3 series.
The Final Prophecy written by Jessica Andersen
Daughters of the Glen written by Melissa Mayhue
and oh so many more...
The Guardian by Sherrilyn Kenyon, the next installment in her Dream Hunters (yes Dream Hunters) Series and yes it does intertwine with her Dark Hunters. I just loved Seth!! He was one of Kenyon's best characters!
Last year's offering from Deborah Cooke, DarkFire Kiss, Raffertyl's story. I completely enjoyed this book and this entire series.
BOOKS I DISCOVERED IN 2011 BUT HAVE BEEN AROUND A WHILE
Here is hoping you have a happy New Year full of laughter, love and NEW BOOKS!!
CHRISTINE FEEHAN TRIVIA GAME
Thank you to everyone who played our December Trivia Game featuring the many books of author Christine Feehan. It was a lot of fun for all of us. The reviews, poems, dances, videos, trivia questions and Christine Feehan interview kept us busy. The trivia contest was a close race to the finish, and we have a WINNER.
The Winner is Christina (Xtina) R……….with a perfect score for all four weeks.
Congratulations Christina…you do know your Christine Feehan storylines.
You have a choice as to which book you would like:
- Hardcover copy of DARK PERIL…OR
- Paperback copy of the Author’s Cut DARK PRINCE
Send your snail mail address to email@example.com and we will send your prize.
Congratulations again, to Christina (Xtina).
Bodice Rippers Femme Fatales and Fantasy would like to thank Barb for her gracious donation of the Christine Feehan books for this month’s trivia game.
THE DARK SERIES
Who attacked Raven and almost killer her? Answer: Jacob
Which Carpathian walked right past his lifemate, only to find her centuries later? Answer: Gabriel
Who is the only half-human, half-Carpathian ever to be born? Answer: Shea
Which Carpathian woman has the gift of song? Answer: Desari
Who is lifemate to Celeste? Answer: Eric
Who is Joie’s sister and brother? Answer: Gabrielle and Jubal Sanders
Savannah was the only female child to be born in hundreds of years, due to Xavier’s curse. Who was the last female child before Savannah? Answer: Noelle
Who is lifemate to Corrine? Answer: Dayan
Who is lifemate to Sarantha? Answer: Vlad
Who was the trucker that picked up Tempest and then tried to rape her? Answer: Harry
What was the name of the person who was stalking Jaxon, and almost killed Lucian? Answer: Tyler Drake
Which Carpathian ensure his bond with his lifemate before she was born? Answer: Gregori
Who is Natalya’s lifemate, and what is his brother’s name? Answer: Vikirinoff Von Shrieder and Nicolae Von Shrieder.
In Dark Peril, what is the name of Solange’s pet? Answer: Shadow
What are the names of the triplets in Dark Slayer? Answer: Matias, Tomas, Lojos
What is Sarah’s profession? Answer: Security
Which Drake sister was kidnapped and brutalized? Answer: Elle
Who is Abby’s future husband? Answer: Aleksandr
Which Drake sister will have 7 sons, and what is her future husband’s name? Answer: Joely and Ilya Praekenski
Who is the Drake model? Answer: Hannah
Who is the Drake singer? Answer: Joely
Which of the 7 Drake sisters will give birth to 7 girls? Answer: Elle
Which Drake sister can make anyone tell the truth? Answer: Abby
Which Drake sister is a doctor? Answer: Libby
Who is Kate going to marry? Answer: Matt
Who are the heroine and her in Spirit Bound? Answer: Stefan and Judith
What is the name of the 3rd brother mention in Spirit Bound? Answer: Gavril
Which Team 1 ghostwalker can levitate? Answer: Jeff Hollister
Who is Nicolas Trevane’s wife? Answer: Dahlia Le Blanc
What is the poser of the heroine in this book? Answer: Telekinetic/Fire
What is the bar owner’s name in Night Game? Answer: Delmar Thibodeaux
What was Flame’s real name? Answer: Iris Johnson
Which on of Briony Jenkin’s brothers, knew Jack Norton? Answer: Jebediah Jenkins
Which 2 men were fighting in the hall outside of Mari Smith’s holding cell? Answer: Brett and Sean
What is the name of Jesse’s sister? Answer: Patsy
What is the name of the ‘reluctant’ game player in Murder Game? Answer: Tom Delaney Sr.
What is the name of the Ghostwalker helping Jaime with the loft restoration? Answer: Joe Spagnola
What name did Kane and Rose name the baby? Answer: Sebastian
THE AWAKENING (FEVER)
What exotic fruit does Brandt feed Maggie, to keep the insects away? Answer: Mangoes
What are the names of the 3 men escorting Maggie thru the rainforest to her family home? Answer: Joshua, Connor, Drake
What are the names of the 2 natural leopards that live with Rio? Answer: Fritz and Franz
What is the term used by the Leopards, when a female is coming into her prime? Answer: Han Vol Dan
What is the name of the young girl, living with Jake and Emma? Answer: Susan Hindman
What is the name of Josiah Trent’s lawyer? Answer: Bernard Williams
What is the name of the young man, who asked Emma on a date? Answer: Greg Patterson
What is the name of the water area, where Saria found the bodies? Answer: Fenton’s Marsh
What type of ‘boat’ do the people use to travel the bayou waterways? Answer: Pirogue
At which establishment did Drake arrange to stay while in the bayou? Answer: Lafont Inn