Sunday, December 30, 2012
This list is in alphabetical order by author's last name. Novels with two authors are under the author's last name which comes first in alphabetical order. For example, books from the Pendergast series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is listed under "Child, Lincoln & Douglas Preston." All wishlist books are wanted in paperback unless otherwise noted.
Last updated: 1/6/13


Adams, Cat - Blood Song (Blood Singer #1)
Adams, Cat - Siren Song (Blood Singer #2)
Adams, Cat - Demon Song (Blood Singer #3)
Adams, Cat - The Isis Collar (Blood Singer #4)
Adams, Cat - The Eldritch Conspiracy (Blood Singer #5)
Alt, Madelyn - A Charmed Death (Bewitching Mysteries #2)
Alt, Madelyn - Hex Marks the Spot (Bewitching Mysteries #3)
Alt, Madelyn - No Rest for the Wiccan (Bewitching Mysteries #4)
Alt, Madelyn - Where There's a Witch (Bewitching Mysteries #5)
Alt, Madelyn - Home for a Spell (Bewitching Mysteries #7)
Alt, Madelyn - In Charm's Way (Bewitching Mysteries #8)
Anderson, Catherine - Phantom Waltz (Kendrick/Coulter/Harrigan #2)
Anderson, Catherine - Sweet Nothings (Kendrick/Coulter/Harrigan #3)
Anderson, Catherine - Blue Skies (Kendrick/Coulter/Harrigan #4)
Anderson, Catherine - Bright Eyes (Kendrick/Coulter/Harrigan #5)
Anderson, Catherine - My Sunshine (Kendrick/Coulter/Harrigan #6)
Anderson, Catherine - Perfect Timing (Kendrick/Coulter/Harrigan #12)
Anderson, Catherine - Comanche Moon (Comanche #1)
Anderson, Catherine - Comanche Magic (Comanche #4)
Anderson, Catherine - Keegan's Lady (Keegan-Paxton Family #1)
Anderson, Catherine - Summer Breeze (Keegan-Paxton Family #2)
Anderson, Catherine - Lucky Penny (Keegan-Paxton Family #3)
Archer, Alex - Destiny (Rogue Angel #1)
Archer, Alex - Solomon's Jar (Rogue Angel #2)
Archer, Alex - The Spider Stone (Rogue Angel #3)
Archer, Alex - The Chosen (Rogue Angel #4)
Archer, Alex - Forbidden City (Rogue Angel #5)
Archer, Alex - The Lost Scrolls (Rogue Angel #6)
Archer, Alex - God of Thunder (Rogue Angel #7)
Archer, Alex - Secret of the Slaves (Rogue Angel #8)
Archer, Alex - Warrior Spirit (Rogue Angel #9)
Archer, Alex - Serpent's Kiss (Rogue Angel #10)
Armstrong, Kelley - Bitten (Women of the Underworld #1)
Armstrong, Kelley - Stolen (Women of the Underworld #2)
Armstrong, Kelley - Dime Store Magic (Women of the Underworld #3)
Armstrong, Kelley - Industrial Magic (Women of the Underworld #4)
Armstrong, Kelley - Haunted (Women of the Underworld #5)
Armstrong, Kelley - Broken (Women of the Underworld #6)
Armstrong, Kelley - No Humans Involved (Women of the Underworld #7)
Armstrong, Kelley - Personal Demon (Women of the Underworld #8)
Armstrong, Kelley - Living with the Dead (Women of the Underworld #9)
Armstrong, Kelley - Frostbitten (Women of the Underworld #10)
Armstrong, Kelley - Waking the Witch (Women of the Underworld #11)
Armstrong, Kelley - Spell Bound (Women of the Underworld #12)
Armstrong, Kelley - Thirteen (Women of the Underworld #13)
Armstrong, Kelley - The Reckoning (Darkest Powers #3)
Armstrong, Kelley - The Gathering (Darkness Rising #1)
Armstrong, Kelley - The Calling (Darkness Rising #2)
Armstrong, Kelley - The Rising (Darkness Rising #3)
Ashley, Jennifer - The Many Sins of Lord Cameron (Highland Pleasures #3)
Ashley, Jennifer - The Duke's Perfect Wife (Highland Pleasures #4)
Ashley, Jennifer - The Seduction of Elliot McBride (Highland Pleasures #5)
Ashley, Jennifer - The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie (Highland Pleasures #6)
Ashley, Jennifer - Rules for a Proper Governess (Highland Pleasures #7)


Berry, Nina - Otherkin (Otherkin #1)
Berry, Nina - Othermoon (Otherkin #2)
Black, Jenna - Shadowspell (Faeriewalker #2)
Black, Jenna - Sirensong (Faeriewalker #3)
Black, Jenna - Dark Descendant (Descendants #1)
Black, Jenna - Deadly Descendant (Descendants #2)
Block, Francesca Lia - Necklace of Kisses (Weetzie Bat #6)
Block, Francesca Lia - Pink Smog (Weetzie Bat #0)
Bradley, Alan - The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce #1)
Bradley, Alan - The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce #2)
Bradley, Alan - A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce #3)
Bradley, Alan - I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia de Luce #4)
Bradley, Alan - Speaking from Among the Bones (Flavia de Luce #5)
Bradley, Alan - Seeds of Antiquity (Flavia de Luce #6)
Bradley, Alan - The Nasty Light of Day (Flavia de Luce #7)
Bray, Libba - Beauty Queens
Bray, Libba - The Diviners (Diviners #1)
Brooke, Christina - A Duchess to Remember (Ministry of Marriage #3)
Burrowes, Grace - Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal (Windhams #5; Duke's Daughters #2)
Burrowes, Grace - Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight (Windhams #6; Duke's Daughters #3)
Burrowes, Grace - Lady Eve's Indiscretion (Windhams #7; Duke's Daughters #4)
Burrowes, Grace - Lady Jenny's Book (Duke's Daughters #5) Oct 2013
Burrowes, Grace - The Courtship (Windhams #8; Duke and His Duchess #1)
Burrowes, Grace - A Duke and His Duchess (Duke and His Duchess #2)
Burrowes, Grace - The Bridegroom Wore Plaid (MacGregor #1) 
Burrowes, Grace - Once Upon a Tartan (MacGregor #2) Aug 2013
Burrowes, Grace - The MacGregor Lady (MacGregor #3) Jan 2014
Burrowes, Grace - Darius (Lonely Lords #1)


Cain, Chelsea - Sweetheart (Archie and Gretchen #2)
Cain, Chelsea - Evil at Heart (Archie and Gretchen #3)
Cain, Chelsea - The Night Season (Archie and Gretchen #4)
Cain, Chelsea - Kill You Twice (Archie and Gretchen #5)
Carriger, Gail - Changeless (Parasol Protectorate #2)
Carriger, Gail - Blameless (Parasol Protectorate #3)
Carriger, Gail - Heartless (Parasol Protectorate #4)
Carriger, Gail - Timeless (Parasol Protectorate #5)
Carriger, Gail - Prudence (Parasol Protectorate Abroad #1)
Carriger, Gail - Imprudence (Parasol Protectorate Abroad #2)
Carriger, Gail - Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School #1)
Carriger, Gail - Deportment & Deceit (Finishing School #2)
Cashore, Kristin - Bitterblue (Graceling #3)
Cassidy, Dakota - Accidentally Dead, Again (Accidental Series #6)
Cassidy, Dakota - The Accidental Genie (Accidental Series #7)
Cassidy, Dakota - You Dropped a Blonde On Me (Ex-Trophy Wives #1)
Cassidy, Dakota - Burning Down the Spouse (Ex-Trophy Wives #2)
Cassidy, Dakota - Waltz This Way (Ex-Trophy Wives #3)
Castle, Kendra Leigh - Dark Awakening (Dark Dynasties #1)
Castle, Kendra Leigh - Midnight Reckoning (Dark Dynasties #2)
Castle, Kendra Leigh - Shadow Rising (Dark Dynasties #3)
Castle, Kendra Leigh - Immortal Craving (Dark Dynasties #4)
Chance, Karen - Embrace the Night (Cassandra Palmer #3)
Chance, Karen - Curse the Dawn (Cassandra Palmer #4)
Chance, Karen - Hunt the Moon (Cassandra Palmer #5)
Chase, Ashlyn - The Werewolf Upstairs (Strange Neighbors #2)
Chase, Ashlyn - The Vampire Next Door (Strange Neighbors #3)
Child, Lincoln & Douglas Preston - Reliquary (Pendergast #2)
Child, Lincoln & Douglas Preston - The Cabinet of Curiosities (Pendergast #3)
Child, Lincoln & Douglas Preston - Still Life with Crows (Pendergast #4)
Child, Lincoln & Douglas Preston - Brimstone (Pendergast #5)
Child, Lincoln & Douglas Preston - The Dance of Death (Pendergast #6)
Child, Lincoln & Douglas Preston - The Book of the Dead (Pendergast #7)
Child, Lincoln & Douglas Preston - The Wheel of Darkness (Pendergast #8)
Child, Lincoln & Douglas Preston - Cemetery Dance (Pendergast #9)
Child, Lincoln & Douglas Preston - Cold Vengeance (Pendergast #11)
Child, Lincoln & Douglas Preston - Two Graves (Pendergast #12)
Child, Lincoln & Douglas Preston - Gideon's Sword (Gideon Crew #1)
Child, Lincoln & Douglas Preston - Gideon's Corpse (Gideon Crew #2)
Chima, Cinda Williams - The Gray Wolf Throne (Seven Realms #3)
Chima, Cinda Williams - The Crimson Crown (Seven Realms #4)
Clare, Cassandra - City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments #4)
Clare, Cassandra - City of Lost Souls (Mortal Instruments #5)
Clare, Cassandra - City of Heavenly Fire (Mortal Instruments #6) March 2014
Clare, Cassandra - Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices #2)
Clare, Cassandra - Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices #3)
Cole, Kresley - If You Dare (MacCarrick Brothers #1)
Cole, Kresley - If You Deceive (MacCarrick Brothers #2)
Cole, Kresley - The Warlord Wants Forever (Immortals After Dark #1)
Cole, Kresley - A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark #2)
Cole, Kresley - No Rest for the Wicked (Immortals After Dark #3)
Cole, Kresley - Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night (Immortals After Dark #4)
Cole, Kresley - Dark Needs at Nights Edge (Immortals After Dark #5)
Cole, Kresley - Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark #6)
Cole, Kresley - Kiss of a Demon King (Immortals After Dark #7)
Cole, Kresley - Deep Kiss of Winter (Immortals After Dark #8)
Cole, Kresley - Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark #9)
Cole, Kresley - Demon from the Dark (Immortals After Dark #10)
Cole, Kresley - Dreams of a Dark Warrior (Immortals After Dark #11)
Cole, Kresley - Lothaire (Immortals After Dark #12)
Cole, Kresley - Shadow's Claim (Immortals After Dark #13; Dacians #1)
Cole, Kresley - Macrieve (Immortals After Dark #14) May 2013
Collins, Manda - How to Romance a Rake (Ugly Ducklings #2)
Collins, Manda - How to Entice an Earl (Ugly Ducklings #3)
Condie, Ally (Allyson) - Crossed (Matched #2)
Condie, Ally (Allyson) - Reached (Matched #3)
Coyle, Cleo - Decaffeinated Corpse (Coffeehouse Mysteries #5)
Coyle, Cleo - French Pressed (Coffeehouse Mysteries #6)
Coyle, Cleo - Espresso Shot (Coffeehouse Mysteries #7)
Coyle, Cleo - Holiday Grind (Coffeehouse Mysteries #8)
Coyle, Cleo - Roast Mortem (Coffeehouse Mysteries #9)
Coyle, Cleo - Murder by Mocha (Coffeehouse Mysteries #10)
Coyle, Cleo - A Brew to a Kill (Coffeehouse Mysteries #11)
Coyle, Cleo - Holiday Buzz (Coffeehouse Mysteries #12)
Coyle, Cleo - Billionaire Blend (Coffeehouse Mysteries #13) 
Cremer, Andrea - Bloodrose (Nightshade/Witches War #3)
Cremer, Andrea - Rift (Nightshade Prequel #1)
Cremer, Andrea - Rise (Nightshade Prequel #2)
Cronin, Justin - The Twelve (Passage #2)
Cronin, Justin - The City of Mirrors (Passage #3)
Cypess, Leah - Nightspell (Mistwood #2) hardback


Dark, Juliet - The Demon Lover (Fairwick Chronicles #1)
Dark, Juliet - The Water Witch (Fairwick Chronicles #2)
Dashner, James - The Kill Order (Maze Runner #4) hardback
Davidson, Diane Mott - Sticks and Scones (Goldy Culinary Mysteries #10)
Davidson, Diane Mott - Chopping Spree (Goldy Culinary Mysteries #11)
Davidson, Diane Mott - Double Shot (Goldy Culinary Mysteries #12)
Davidson, Diane Mott - Sweet Revenge (Goldy Culinary Mysteries #14)
Davidson, Diane Mott - Crunch Time (Goldy Culinary Mysteries #16)
Delinsky, Barbara - Not My Daughter
Delinsky, Barbara - The Secret Between Us
Delinsky, Barbara - While My Sister Sleeps
Delinsky, Barbara - Family Tree
Delinsky, Barbara - Escape
Delinsky, Barbara - Love Songs 
Derting, Kimberly - Desires of the Dead (Body Finder #2) hardback
Derting, Kimberly - The Last Echo (Body Finder #3) hardback
Derting, Kimberly - Dead Silence (Body Finder #4) hardback - April 2013
Derting, Kimberly - The Pledge (Pledge #1)
Derting, Kimberly - The Essence (Pledge #2)
DeStefano, Lauren - Fever (Chemical Garden #2)
DeStefano, Lauren - Sever (Chemical Garden #3)
Deveraux, Jude - Stranger in the Moonlight (Edilean #7)
Deveraux, Jude - Moonlight Masquerade (Edilean #8)
Dodd, Christina - Wilder (Chosen Ones #5)
Douglas, Kristina - Demon (Fallen #2)
Douglas, Kristina - Warrior (Fallen #3)
Douglas, Kristina - Rebel (Fallen #4)


Echols, Jennifer - Love Story
Echols, Jennifer - Such a Rush
Echols, Jennifer - Dirty Little Secret July 2013
Echols, Jennifer - Star Crossed (Stargazer #1)
Echols, Jennifer - Playing Dirty (Stargazer #2) Oct 2013
Estep, Jennifer - Venom (Elemental Assassin #3)
Estep, Jennifer - Tangled Threads (Elemental Assassin #4)
Estep, Jennifer - Spider's Revenge (Elemental Assassin #5)
Estep, Jennifer - By a Thread (Elemental Assassin #6)
Estep, Jennifer - Widow's Web (Elemental Assassin #7)
Estep, Jennifer - Deadly Sting (Elemental Assassin #8)
Estep, Jennifer - Heart of Venom (Elemental Assassin #9) Aug 2013
Evanovich, Janet - Explosive Eighteen (Stephanie Plum #18)
Evanovich, Janet - Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum #19)
Evanovich, Janet - Wicked Business (Wicked / Lizzy and Diesel #2)
Evanovich, Janet - Back to the Bedroom (Elsie Hawkins #1)
Evanovich, Janet - Smitten (Elsie Hawkins #2)


Feather, Jane - A Husband's Wicked Ways (Cavendish Square #3)
Featherstone, Charlotte - Pride & Passion (Brethren Guardians #2)
Featherstone, Charlotte - Temptation & Twilight (Brethren Guardians #3)
Feehan, Christine - Dark Desire (Carpathians #2)
Feehan, Christine - Dark Gold (Carpathians #3)
Feehan, Christine - Dark Magic (Carpathians #4)
Feehan, Christine - Dark Challenge (Carpathians #5)
Feehan, Christine - Dark Fire (Carpathians #6)
Feehan, Christine - Dark Dream (Carpathians #7)
Feehan, Christine - Dark Legend (Carpathians #8)
Feehan, Christine - Dark Guardian (Carpathians #9)
Feehan, Christine - Dark Symphony (Carpathians #10)
Feehan, Christine - Dark Descent (Carpathians #11)
Feehan, Christine - Dark Melody (Carpathians #12)
Feehan, Christine - Dark Destiny (Carpathians #13)
Feehan, Christine - Dark Hunger (Carpathians #14)
Feehan, Christine - Dark Secret (Carpathians #15)
Feehan, Christine - Dark Demon (Carpathians #16)
Feehan, Christine - Dark Celebration (Carpathians #17)
Feehan, Christine - Dark Possession (Carpathians #18)
Feehan, Christine - Dark Curse (Carpathians #19)
Feehan, Christine - Dark Slayer (Carpathians #20)
Feehan, Christine - Dark Peril (Carpathians #21)
Feehan, Christine - Dark Predator (Carpathians #22)
Feehan, Christine - Dark Storm (Carpathians #23)
Finch, Charles - The Fleet Street Murders (Charles Lenox #3)
Finch, Charles - A Stranger in Mayfair (Charles Lenox #4)
Finch, Charles - A Burial at Sea (Charles Lenox #5)
Finch, Charles - A Death in the Small Hours (Charles Lenox #6)
Fitzpatrick, Becca - Finale (Hush, Hush #4) hardback
Forman, Gayle - Where She Went (If I Stay #2) hardback
Forman, Gayle - Just One Day (Just One Day #1)
Forman, Gayle - Just One Year (Just One Day #2)
Fowler, Christopher - Seventy-Seven Clocks (Bryant and May #3)
Fowler, Christopher - Ten Second Staircase (Bryant and May #4)
Fowler, Christopher - White Corridor (Bryant and May #5)
Fowler, Christopher - The Victoria Vanishes (Bryant and May #6)
Fowler, Christopher - Bryant and May on the Loose (Bryant and May #7)
Fowler, Christopher - Off the Rails (Bryant and May #8)
Fowler, Christopher - The Memory of Blood (Bryant and May #9)
Fowler, Christopher - The Invisible Code (Bryant and May #10)
Frank, Jacquelyn - Seduce Me In Shadows (Three Worlds #3)
Frank, Jacquelyn - Forbidden (World of the Nightwalkers #1)
Frank, Jacquelyn - Forever (World of the Nightwalkers #2) May 2013
Fredsti, Dana - Plague Town (Ashley Parker #1)
Fredsti, Dana - Plague Nation (Ashley Parker #2)
Frost, Jeaniene - Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress #1)
Frost, Jeaniene - One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress #2)
Frost, Jeaniene - At Grave's End (Night Huntress #3)
Frost, Jeaniene - This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress #5)
Frost, Jeaniene - One Grave at a Time (Night Huntress #6)
Frost, Jeaniene - First Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World #1)
Frost, Jeaniene - Eternal Kiss of Darkness (Night Huntress World #2)
Frost, Jeaniene - Once Burned (Night Prince #1)
Frost, Jeaniene - Twice Tempted (Night Prince #2)
Fukuda, Andrew - The Hunt (Hunt #1)
Fukuda, Andrew - The Prey (Hunt #2) 


Galenorn, Yasmine - Dragon Wytch (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon #4)
Galenorn, Yasmine - Night Huntress (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon #5)
Galenorn, Yasmine - Demon Mistress (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon #6)
Galenorn, Yasmine - Harvest Hunting (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon #8)
Galenorn, Yasmine - Blood Wyne (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon #9)
Galenorn, Yasmine - Shadow Rising (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon #12)
Galenorn, Yasmine - Haunted Moon (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon #13)
Galenorn, Yasmine - Autumn Whispers (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon #14) Sept 2013
Galenorn, Yasmine - Crimson Veil (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon #15) Feb 2014
Galenorn, Yasmine - Night Myst (Indigo Court #1)
Galenorn, Yasmine - Night Veil (Indigo Court #2)
Galenorn, Yasmine - Night Seeker (Indigo Court #3)
Galenorn, Yasmine - Night Vision (Indigo Court #4) July 2013
Galenorn, Yasmine - Ghost of a Chance (Chintz 'n China #1)
Galenorn, Yasmine - Legend of the Jade Dragon (Chintz 'n China #2)
Galenorn, Yasmine - Murder Under a Mystic Moon (Chintz 'n China #3)
Galenorn, Yasmine - A Harvest of Bones (Chintz 'n China #4)
Garcia, Kami and Margaret Stohl - Beautiful Redemption (Beautiful Creatures #4)
Geraghty, Ciara - Becoming Scarlet
Geraghty, Ciara - Finding Mr. Flood
Geraghty, Ciara - Lifesaving for Beginners
Giffin, Emily - Baby Proof (Something #3)
Giffin, Emily - Love the One You're With (Something #4)
Giffin, Emily - Heart of the Matter (Something #5)
Godbersen, Anna - Splendor (Luxe #4)
Grant, Donna - Wicked Highlander (Dark Sword #3)
Grant, Donna - Untamed Highlander (Dark Sword #4)
Grant, Donna - Shadow Highlander (Dark Sword #5)
Grant, Donna - Dark Craving (Dark Kings #1)
Grant, Donna - Night's Awakening (Dark Kings #2)
Grant, Donna - Dawn's Desire (Dark Kings #3)
Grant, Donna - Midnight's Master (Dark Warriors #1)
Grant, Donna - Midnight's Lover (Dark Warriors #2)
Grant, Donna - Midnight's Seduction (Dark Warriors #3)
Grant, Donna - Midnight's Warrior (Dark Warriors #4)
Grant, Donna - Midnight's Kiss (Dark Warriors #5) June 2013
Grant, Donna - Midnight's Captive (Dark Warriors #6) July 2013
Grant, Donna - A Dark Guardian (Shields #1)
Grant, Donna - A Kind of Magic (Shields #2)
Grant, Donna - A Dark Seduction (Shields #3)
Grant, Donna - A Forbidden Temptation (Shields #4)
Grant, Donna - A Warrior's Heart (Shields #5)
Gray, Claudia - Hourglass (Evernight #3)
Gray, Claudia - Afterlife (Evernight #4)
Gray, Claudia - Balthazar (Evernight #5)
Gray, Claudia - Spellcaster (Everything Goes #1)
Green, John - An Abundance of Katherines
Griffin, Kylie - Alliance Forged (Light Blade #2)
Griffin, Kylie - Allegiance Sworn (Light Blade #3)


Han, Jenny - It's Not Summer Without You (Summer I Turned Pretty #2)
Han, Jenny - We'll Always Have Summer (Summer I Turned Pretty #3)
Hand, Cynthia - Hallowed (Unearthly #2) kindle
Hand, Cynthia - Boundless (Unearthly #3) kindle
Hannah, Kristin - Night Road
Hannah, Kristin - Winter Garden
Hannah, Kristin - Home Front
Hannah, Kristin - Summer Island
Hannah, Kristin - Angel Falls  
Harris, Charlaine - Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse #11) kindle
Harris, Charlaine - Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse #12) kindle
Harris, Charlaine - Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse #13) May 2013 - kindle
Harris, Charlaine - Shakespeare's Landlord (Lily Bard #1)
Harris, Charlaine - Shakespeare's Champion (Lily Bard #2)
Harris, Charlaine - Shakespeare's Christmas (Lily Bard #3)
Harris, Charlaine - Shakespeare's Trollop (Lily Bard #4)
Harris, Charlaine - Shakespeare's Counselor (Lily Bard #5)
Harris, Charlaine - Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden #1)
Harris, Charlaine - Bone to Pick (Aurora Teagarden #2)
Harris, Charlaine - Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (Aurora Teagarden #3)
Harris, Charlaine - The Julius House (Aurora Teagarden #4)
Harris, Charlaine - A Fool and His Money (Aurora Teagarden #6)
Harris, Charlaine - Last Scene Alive (Aurora Teagarden #7)
Harris, Charlaine - Poppy Done to Death (Aurora Teagarden #8)
Harrison, Kim - Dead Witch Walking (Hollows #1)
Harrison, Kim - The Good, the Bad, and the Undead (Hollows #2)
Harrison, Kim - Every Which Way But Dead (Hollows #3)
Harrison, Kim - A Fistful of Charms (Hollows #4)
Harrison, Kim - For a Few Demons More (Hollows #5)
Harrison, Kim - The Outlaw Demon Wails (Hollows #6)
Harrison, Kim - White Witch, Black Curse (Hollows #7)
Harrison, Kim - Black Magic Sanction (Hollows #8)
Harrison, Kim - Pale Demon (Hollows #9)
Harrison, Kim - A Perfect Blood (Hollows #10)
Harrison, Kim - Into the Woods (Hollows Tales)
Hawkins, Alexandra - All Afternoon with a Scandalous Marquess (Lords of Vice #5)
Hawkins, Alexandra - Dusk with a Dangerous Duke (Lords of Vice #6)
Hawkins, Karen - The Taming of a Scottish Princess (Hurst Amulet #5)
Hawkins, Karen - How to Capture a Countess (Duchess Diaries #1)
Hocking, Amanda - Ascend (Trylle #3)
Holder, Nancy & Viguie, Debbie - Damned (Crusade #2)
Holder, Nancy & Viguie, Debbie - Vanquished (Crusade #3)
Howell, Hannah - Highland Barbarian (Murray #8)
Howell, Hannah - Highland Savage (Murray #9)
Howell, Hannah - Highland Wolf (Murray #10)
Howell, Hannah - Highland Protector (Murray #12)
Howell, Hannah - Highland Avenger (Murray #13)
Howell, Hannah - Highland Champion (Camerons #2)
Howell, Hannah - Highland Lover (Camerons #3)
Hunter, C C - Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls #1)
Hunter, C C - Awake at Dawn (Shadow Falls #2)
Hunter, C C - Taken at Dusk (Shadow Falls #3)
Hunter, C C - Whispers at Moonrise (Shadow Falls #4)
Hunter, Jillian - A Bride Unveiled (Bridal Pleasures #2)
Hunter, Madeline - The Conquest of Lady Cassandra (Fairbourne Quartet #2)


Iles, Greg - The Quiet Game (Penn Cage #1)
Ione, Larissa - Sin Undone (Demonica #5)
Ione, Larissa - Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #2)
Ione, Larissa - Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #3)
Ione, Larissa - Rogue Rider (Lords of Deliverance #4)
Ione, Larissa - Bound by Night (Bound by Night #1) Oct 2013
Ivy, Alexandra - Embrace the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity #2)
Ivy, Alexandra - Darkness Unleashed (Guardians of Eternity #5)
Ivy, Alexandra - Beyond the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity #6)
Ivy, Alexandra - Bound by Darkness (Guardians of Eternity #8)
Ivy, Alexandra - Fear the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity #9)
Ivy, Alexandra - Darkness Avenged (Guardians of Eternity #10) June 2013
Ivy, Alexandra - My Lord Eternity (Immortal Rogues #2)
Ivy, Alexandra - My Lord Immortality (Immortal Rogues #3)


Jewel, Carolyn - Not Proper Enough (Seducing the Scoundrel #2)
Jones, Carrie - Entice (Need #3)
Jones, Carrie - Endure (Need #4)


Kagawa, Julie - The Iron Legends (Iron Fey #1.5, 3.5, 4.5)
Kagawa, Julie - The Lost Prince (Call of the Forgotten #1)
Kagawa, Julie - The Traitor Son (Call of the Forgotten #2) Sept 2013
Kagawa, Julie - The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1)
Kagawa, Julie - The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2)
Kate, Lauren - Passion (Fallen #3)
Kate, Lauren - Rapture (Fallen #4)
Kane, Kathleen - Catch a Fallen Angel
Kane, Kathleen - Still Close to Heaven
Kane, Kathleen - Wish Upon a Cowboy
Kane, Kathleen - Just West of Heaven
Kane, Kathleen - This Time for Keeps
Kasischke, Laura - The Life Before Her Eyes 
Kava, Alex - A Perfect Evil (Maggie O'Dell #1)
Kava, Alex - Split Second (Maggie O'Dell #2)
Kava, Alex - The Soul Catcher (Maggie O'Dell #3)
Kava, Alex - A Necessary Evil (Maggie O'Dell #5)
Kava, Alex - Exposed (Maggie O'Dell #6)
Kava, Alex - Black Friday (Maggie O'Dell #7)
Kava, Alex - Damaged (Maggie O'Dell #8)
Kava, Alex - Hotwire (Maggie O'Dell #9)
Kava, Alex - Fireproof (Maggie O'Dell #10)
Kelly, Cathy - Someone Like You
Kelly, Cathy - Past Secrets
Kelly, Cathy - Homecoming
Kelly, Cathy - Once in a Lifetime
Kelly, Diane - Death, Taxes, and Peach Sangria (Tara Holloway #4)
Kelly, Diane - Death, Taxes, and Hot-Pink Leg Warmers (Tara Holloway #5) June 2013
Kenyon, Sherrilyn - Born of Shadows (League #4)
Kenyon, Sherrilyn - Born of Silence (League #5)
Kleypas, Lisa - Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor (Friday Harbor #1)
Kleypas, Lisa - Rainshadow Road (Friday Harbor #2)
Kleypas, Lisa - Dream Lake (Friday Harbor #3)
Kleypas, Lisa - Crystal Cove (Friday Harbor #4)
Kleypas, Lisa - It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers #2)
Kleypas, Lisa - Scandal in Spring (Wallflowers #4)
Kleypas, Lisa - A Wallflower Christmas (Wallflowers #5)
Kleypas, Lisa - Love in the Afternoon (Hathaways #5)
Koontz, Dean - Lost Souls (Frankenstein #4)
Koontz, Dean - Odd Hours (Odd Thomas #4) 
Koontz, Dean - Odd Interlude #1-3 (Odd Thomas #4.1-4.3)
Koontz, Dean - Odd Apocalypse (Odd Thomas #5)
Koontz, Dean - Deeply Odd (Odd Thomas #6)
Koontz, Dean - In Odd We Trust (Odd Thomas Graphic Novels #1)
Koontz, Dean - Odd is on Our Side (Odd Thomas Graphic Novels #2)
Koontz, Dean - Watchers
Koontz, Dean - Phantoms
Koontz, Dean - Lightening
Koontz, Dean - The Taking
Koontz, Dean - Hideaway
Koontz, Dean - The Darkest Evening of the Year
Koontz, Dean - By the Light of the Moon
Koontz, Dean - Midnight
Koontz, Dean - What the Night Knows
Koontz, Dean - 77 Shadow Street
Kramer, Kieran - Cloudy with a Chance of Marriage (Impossible Bachelors #3)
Kramer, Kieran - If You Give a Girl a Viscount (Impossible Bachelors #4)
Kramer, Kieran - Loving Lady Marcia (House of Brady #1)
Kramer, Kieran - The Earl is Mine (House of Brady #2)
Kramer, Kieran - Say Yes to the Duke (House of Brady #3) Aug 2013


LaZebnik, Claire - The Smart One and the Pretty One
LaZebnik, Claire - Families and Other Nonreturnable Gifts
Leigh, Lora - Tempting the Beast (Breeds #1)
Leigh, Lora - The Man Within (Breeds #2)
Leigh, Lora - Elizabeth's Wolf (Breeds #3)
Leigh, Lora - Soul Deep (Breeds #5)
Leigh, Lora - The Breed Next Door (Breeds #6)
Leigh, Lora - Megan's Mark (Breeds #7)
Leigh, Lora - Harmony's Way (Breeds #8)
Leigh, Lora - Tanner's Scheme (Breeds #9)
Leigh, Lora - Wolfe's Hope (Breeds #10)
Leigh, Lora - Jacob's Faith (Breeds #11)
Leigh, Lora - Aiden's Charity (Breeds #12)
Leigh, Lora - In a Wolf's Embrace (Breeds #13)
Leigh, Lora - Dawn's Awakening (Breeds #14)
Leigh, Lora - A Jaquar's Kiss (Breeds #15)
Leigh, Lora - Mercury's War (Breeds #16)
Leigh, Lora - Christmas Heat (Breeds #17)
Leigh, Lora - A Christmas Kiss (Breeds #20)
Leigh, Lora - Lion's Heat (Breeds #21)
Leigh, Lora - Styx's Storm (Breeds #22)
Leigh, Lora - Primal (Breeds #23)
Leigh, Lora - Navarro's Promise (Breeds #24)
Leigh, Lora - Lawe's Justice (Breeds #25)
Leigh, Lora - Stygian's Honor (Breeds #26)
Livingston, Lesley - Tempestuous (Wondrous Strange #3)
Livingston, Lesley - Starling (Starling #1)


MacLean, Sarah - One Good Earl Deserves a Lover (Rules of Scoundrels #2)
MacLean, Sarah - No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (Rules of Scoundrels #3) Aug 2013
Mahoney, Karen - The Stone Demon (Iron Witch #3)
Mansell, Jill - Rumour Has It
Mansell, Jill - Solo
Mansell, Jill - Making Your Mind Up
Mansell, Jill - A Walk in the Park
Martin, Kat - Against the Wind (Raines of Wind Canyon #1)
Martin, Kat - Against the Storm (Raines of Wind Canyon #4)
Martin, Kat - Against the Night (Raines of Wind Canyon #5)
Martin, Kat - Against the Sun (Raines of Wind Canyon #6)
Martin, Kat - Against the Odds (Raines of Wind Canyon #7)
Martin, Kat - The Devil's Necklace (Necklace #2)
Martin, Kat - Gypsy Lord (Garrick #1)
Martin, Kat - Sweet Vengeance (Garrick #2)
Martin, Kat - Heart of Honor (Heart #1)
Martin, Kat - Heart of Courage (Heart #3)
Martin, Kat - The Fire Inside (Heartless #2)
Martin, Kat - Fanning the Flame (Heartless #3)
Marvelle, Delilah - Forever and a Day (Rumor #1)
Marvelle, Delilah - Forever a Lady (Rumor #2)
Marvelle, Delilah - Forever a Lord (Rumor #3)
Meier, Leslie - Mistletoe Murder (Lucy Stone #1)
Meier, Leslie - Tippy-Toe Murder (Lucy Stone #2)
Meier, Leslie - Birthday Party Murder (Lucy Stone #9)
Meier, Leslie - Father's Day Murder (Lucy Stone #10)
Meier, Leslie - Star Spangled Murder (Lucy Stone #11)
Meier, Leslie - New Year's Eve Murder (Lucy Stone #12)
Meier, Leslie - St. Patrick's Day Murder (Lucy Stone #14)
Meier, Leslie - Mother's Day Murder (Lucy Stone #15)
Meier, Leslie - Wicked Witch Murder (Lucy Stone #16)
Meier, Leslie - Gingerbread Cookie Murder (Lucy Stone #17)
Meier, Leslie - English Tea Murder (Lucy Stone #18)
Meier, Leslie - Chocolate Covered Murder (Lucy Stone #19)
Meier, Leslie - Easter Bunny Murder (Lucy Stone #20)
Milan, Courtney - Unraveled (Turners #3)
Miller, Linda Lael - Logan (Montana Creeds #1)
Miller, Linda Lael - Dylan (Montana Creeds #2)
Miller, Linda Lael - Tyler (Montana Creeds #3)
Miller, Linda Lael - A Creed Country Christmas (Montana Creeds #4)
Miller, Linda Lael - Creed's Honor (Montana Creeds #6)
Miller, Linda Lael - The Creed Legacy (Montana Creeds #7)
Miller, Linda Lael - A Man From Stone Creek (Stone Creek #1)
Miller, Linda Lael - A Wanted Man (Stone Creek #2)
Miller, Linda Lael - The Rustler (Stone Creek #3)
Miller, Linda Lael - A Stone Creek Christmas (Stone Creek #4)
Miller, Linda Lael - At Home in Stone Creek (Stone Creek #5)
Miller, Linda Lael - McKettrick's Choice (McKettrick #4)
Miller, Linda Lael - Sierra Homecoming (McKettrick #5)
Miller, Linda Lael - McKettrick Way (McKettrick #9)
Miller, Linda Lael - A McKettrick Christmas (McKettrick #10)
Miller, Linda Lael - A Lawman's Christmas (McKettrick #14)
Miller, Linda Lael - An Outlaw's Christmas (McKettrick #15)
Miller, Linda Lael - Big Sky Country (Swoon-Worthy Cowboys #1)
Miller, Linda Lael - Big Sky Mountain (Swoon-Worthy Cowboys #2)
Miller, Linda Lael - Big Sky River (Swoon-Worthy Cowboys #3)
Miller, Linda Lael - Big Sky Summer (Swoon-Worthy Cowboys #4)
Miller, Linda Lael - Springwater (Springwater #1)
Miller, Linda Lael - Rachel (Springwater #2)
Miller, Linda Lael - Savannah (Springwater #3)
Miller, Linda Lael - Miranda (Springwater #4)
Miller, Linda Lael - Jessica (Springwater #5)
Miller, Linda Lael - A Springwater Christmas (Springwater #6)
Miller, Linda Lael - Springwater Wedding (Springwater #7)
Miranda, Megan - Hysteria - kindle
Mitchard, Jacquelyn - Watch for Me by Moonlight (Midnight Twins #3)
Moody, David - Hater (Hater #1)
Moody, David - Dog Blood (Hater #2)
Moody, David - Them or Us (Hater #3)


Nadol, Jen - The Vision (Mark #2)
Neill, Chloe - Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires #4)
Neill, Chloe - Drink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires #5)
Neill, Chloe - Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires #6)
Neill, Chloe - House Rules (Chicagoland Vampires #7)
Neill, Chloe - Biting Bad (Chicagoland Vampires #8) Aug 2013
Noel, Alyson - Night Star (Immortals #5)
Noel, Alyson - Everlasting (Immortals #6)
Novak, Brenda - When Lightning Strikes (Whiskey Creek #1)
Novak, Brenda - When Snow Falls (Whiskey Creek #2)
Novak, Brenda - When Summer Comes (Whiskey Creek #3)


O'Brien, Caragh M - Prized (Birthmarked #2)
O'Brien, Caragh M - Promised (Birthmarked #3)
Oliver, Lauren - Annabel (Delirium #0.5) kindle
Oliver, Lauren - Pandemonium (Delirium #2)
Oliver, Lauren - Requiem (Delirium #3)


Phillips, Carly - The Playboy (Chandler Brothers #2)
Phillips, Carly - The Heartbreaker (Chandler Brothers #3)
Picoult, Jodi - Change of Heart
Picoult, Jodi - Handle With Care
Picoult, Jodi - Vanishing Acts
Picoult, Jodi - Keeping Faith
Picoult, Jodi - Sing You Home
Picoult, Jodi - Picture Perfect
Picoult, Jodi - Second Glance
Picoult, Jodi - Lone Wolf
Picoult, Jodi - Harvesting the Heart
Picoult, Jodi - Between the Lines 
Price, Kalayna - Grave Visions (Alex Craft #4) Aug 2013
Prose, Francine - After
Prose, Francine - Touch
Prose, Francine - The Turning 



Reichs, Kathy - Bones Are Forever (Temperance Brennan #15)
Revis, Beth - A Million Suns (Across the Universe #2)
Revis, Beth - Shades of Earth (Across the Universe #3)
Ridgway, Christie - Beach House Beginnings (Beach House No 9 #0)
Ridgway, Christie - Bungalow Nights (Beach House No 9 #2)
Ridgway, Christie - The Love Shack (Beach House No 9 #3) 
Robertson, Linda - Vicious Circle (Persephone Alcmedi #1)
Robertson, Linda - Hallowed Circle (Persephone Alcmedi #2)
Robertson, Linda - Fatal Circle (Persephone Alcmedi #3)
Robertson, Linda - Arcane Circle (Persephone Alcmedi #4)
Robertson, Linda - Wicked Circle (Persephone Alcmedi #5)
Robertson, Linda - Shattered Circle (Persephone Alcmedi #6)
Ryan, Carrie - The Dark and Hollow Places (Forest of Hands and Teeth #3)


Saintcrow, Lilith - Night Shift (Jill Kismet #1)
Saintcrow, Lilith - Hunter's Prayer (Jill Kismet #2)
Saintcrow, Lilith - Redemption Alley (Jill Kismet #3)
Saintcrow, Lilith - Flesh Circus (Jill Kismet #4)
Saintcrow, Lilith - Heaven's Spite (Jill Kismet #5)
Saintcrow, Lilith - Angel Town (Jill Kismet #6)
Saintcrow, Lilith - Working for the Devil (Dante Valentine #1)
Saintcrow, Lilith - Dead Man Rising (Dante Valentine #2)
Saintcrow, Lilith - The Devil's Right Hand (Dante Valentine #3)
Saintcrow, Lilith - Saint City Sinners (Dante Valentine #4)
Saintcrow, Lilith - To Hell and Back (Dante Valentine #5)
St. Crow, Lili - Jealously (Strange Angels #3)
St. Crow, Lili - Defiance (Strange Angels #4)
St. Crow, Lili - The Reckoning (Strange Angels #5)
St. Crow, Lili - Nameless (Nameless #1)Schindler, Holly - Playing Hurt
Shan, Darren - Zom-B (Zom-B #1)
Shan, Darren - Underground (Zom-B #2)
Shan, Darren - Zom-B City (Zom-B #3)
Showalter, Gena - The Darkest Prison (Lords of the Underworld #5)
Showalter, Gena - The Darkest Angel (Lords of the Underworld #7)
Showalter, Gena - The Darkest Surrender (Lords of the Underworld #11)
Showalter, Gena - The Darkest Seduction (Lords of the Underworld #12)
Showalter, Gena - The Darkest Craving (Lords of the Underworld #13) July 2013
Shreve, Anita - Light on Snow
Shreve, Anita - Fortune's Rocks
Shreve, Anita - All He Ever Wanted
Shreve, Anita - The Last Time They Met
Shreve, Anita - Rescue
Shreve, Anita - Resistance
Shreve, Anita - Body Surfing 
Skurzynski, Gloria - Devastation (Virtual War Chronologs #3-4)
Slade, Jessa - Seduced By Shadows (Marked Souls #1)
Slade, Jessa - Vowed in Shadows (Marked Souls #3)
Slade, Jessa - Darkness Undone (Marked Souls #4)
Sloane, Stefanie - The Saint Who Stole My Heart (Regency Rogues #4)
Sloane, Stefanie - The Scoundrel Takes a Bride (Regency Rogues #5)

Smith, Alexander Gordon - Solitary (Escape from Furnace #2)
Smith, Alexander Gordon - Death Sentence (Escape from Furnace #3)
Smith, Alexander Gordon - Fugitives (Escape from Furnace #4)
Smith, Alexander Gordon - Executives (Escape from Furnace #5)
Smith, Alexander Gordon - The Night Children (Escape from Furnace #6)
Smith, Cynthia Leitich - Blessed (Tantalize #3)
Smith, Cynthia Leitich - Tantalize: Kieren's Story (Tantalize #4)
Smith, Cynthia Leitich - Diabolical (Tantalize #5)
Snow, Heather - Sweet Deception (Veiled Seduction #2)
Snow, Heather - Sweet Madness (Veiled Seduction #3)
Snyder, Maria V - Magic Study (Study #2)
Snyder, Maria V - Fire Study (Study #3)
Snyder, Maria V - Storm Glass (Glass #1)
Snyder, Maria V - Sea Glass (Glass #2)
Snyder, Maria V - Spy Glass (Glass #3)
Spindler, Erica - Killer Takes All (Stacy Killian #2)
Stiefvater, Maggie - Forever (Shiver #3)
Stiefvater, Maggie - Requiem (Books of Faerie #3) 
Stiefvater, Maggie - The Scorpio Races
Stiefvater, Maggie - The Raven Boys (Raven Boys #1)
Stuart, Anne - Shameless (House of Rohan #4)


Toro, Guillermo del - The Fall (Strain #2)
Toro, Guillermo del - Eternal Night (Strain #3)



Viehl, Lynn - Nightshine (Kyndred #4)
Viehl, Lynn - Nightbred (Lords of the Darkyn #2)
Viehl, Lynn - Nightbound (Lords of the Darkyn #3)


Ward, J R - Envy (Fallen Angels #3)
Ward, J R - Rapture (Fallen Angels #4)
Ward, J R - Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood #9)
Ward, J R - Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood #10)
Ward, J R - Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood #11)
Warren, Christine - One Bite with a Stranger (Novels of the Others #1)
Warren, Christine - Big Bad Wolf (Novels of the Others #2)
Warren, Christine - Prince Charming Doesn't Live Here (Novels of the Others #3)
Warren, Christine - Black Magic Woman (Novels of the Others #4)
Warren, Christine - Not Your Ordinary Faerie Tale (Novels of the Others #5)
Warren, Christine - On the Prowl (Novels of the Others #6)
Warren, Christine - Drive Me Wild (Novels of the Others #7)
Warren, Christine - Hungry Like a Wolf (Novels of the Others #8) July 2013
Warren, Christine - Wolf at the Door (Novels of the Others #9) 
Warren, Christine - She's No Faerie Princess (Novels of the Others #10)
Warren, Christine - The Demon You Know (Novels of the Others #11)
Warren, Christine - Howl at the Moon (Novels of the Others #12)
Warren, Christine - Walk on the Wild Side (Novels of the Others #13)
Warren, Christine - Born to be Wild (Novels of the Others #15)
Watterson, Kate - Frozen (Ellie MacIntosh #1)
Watterson, Kate - Charred (Ellie MacIntosh #2)
Wellington, David - 13 Bullets (Laura Caxton #1)
Wellington, David - 99 Coffins (Laura Caxton #2)
Wellington, David - Vampire Zero (Laura Caxton #3)
Wellington, David - 23 Hours (Laura Caxton #4)
Wellington, David - 32 Fangs (Laura Caxton #5)
Wellington, David - Monster Island (Zombies #1)
Wellington, David - Monster Nation (Zombies #2)
Wellington, David - Monster Planet (Zombies #3)
Wiess, Laura - Ordinary Beauty
Wiess, Laura - Me Since You 




Zevin, Gabrielle - All Things I've Done (Birthright #1)
Zevin, Gabrielle - Because It Is My Blood (Birthright #2)

2012 Reads

Saturday, December 29, 2012
1) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2) Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
3) Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
4) But I Love Him by Amanda Grace
5) Haven by Kristi Cook
6) Blueberry Muffin Murder by Joanne Fluke
7) Fracture by Megan Miranda
8) Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right by Kieran Kramer
9) The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan
10) Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
11) Where She Went by Gayle Forman
12) Dark Lover by J R Ward
13) The Bride by Julie Garwood [reread]
14) The Secret by Julie Garwood [reread]
15) The Wedding by Julie Garwood [reread]
16) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
17) The Sinner by Margaret Mallory
18) Cloudy with a Chance of Marriage by Kieran Kramer
19) Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
20) Forget You by Jennifer Echols
21) Divergent by Veronica Roth
22) Hourglass by Myra McEntire
23) Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
24) Jacob by Jacquelyn Frank
25) Switched by Amanda Hocking [reread]
26) Grave Witch by Kalayna Price
27) Nightfall by Ellen Connor
28) Gideon by Jacquelyn Frank
29) Grave Dance by Kalayna Price
30) Crossed by Ally Condie
31) Black Wings by Christina Henry
32) Black Night by Christina Henry
33) Black Howl by Christina Henry
34) Guilt by Association by Marcia Clark
35) Guilt by Degrees by Marcia Clark
36) Another Piece of My Heart by Jane Green

*All links go to my review*

Review - Guilt by Degrees by Marcia Clark

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Guilt by Degrees by Marcia Clark
Series: Rachel Knight #2
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Publication Date: 8 May 2012
Genre: Mystery - Procedural - Legal Thriller
My Copy: for review - publisher

Someone has been watching D.A. Rachel Knight--someone who's Rachel's equal in brains, but with more malicious intentions. It began when a near-impossible case fell into Rachel's lap, the suspectless homicide of a homeless man. In the face of courthouse backbiting and a gauzy web of clues, Rachel is determined to deliver justice. She's got back-up: tough-as-nails Detective Bailey Keller. As Rachel and Bailey stir things up, they're shocked to uncover a connection with the vicious murder of an LAPD cop a year earlier. Something tells Rachel someone knows the truth, someone who'd kill to keep it secret.

Harrowing, smart, and riotously entertaining, GUILT BY DEGREES is a thrilling ride through the world of LA courts with the unforgettable Rachel Knight.

* SPOILER WARNING: This may contain spoilers for the first book, Guilt by Association. *

Clark kicks up the suspense in Guilt by Degrees. What starts out as a seemingly simple stabbing develops into a life-threatening mystery for Rachel. One murder mystery leads to a second connected murder. This book is quite a bit different from the first, which is a refreshing break from most mysteries I've read with cookie cutter plots and new character names. The mystery seemed to focus less upon who the murderer is and more upon why the murder occurred.

In the second installment of the Rachel Knight series, we also learn more about her past. The disappearance of her sister Romy is mentioned a few times in the first book. Now we get the story of how it happened, and why Rachel doesn't talk about it. The relationship between her and Graden hits the rocks as well. We still see a lot of Bailey, although not much of Toni. Bailey is the rock steady kind of friend I would want to have my back. We even get an appearance by Luis.

Just a heads up, the book is mostly told in first person from Rachel's perspective, but there are a few scenes scattered through told from third person. However, the third person point of view is focused on someone other than Rachel, so it adds another dimension to the story without creating a lot of confusion. Clark also did a much better job of moving the story along without repeating the tedious details of daily life. I mentioned in my review of the first book that the story was a little repetitive in how she progressed the mystery. This installment has more action and less filler.

The ending didn't completely wrap up this time. The murderer is discovered, but she left a few threads which I expect to lead to a third book. I was impressed with Guilt by Degrees and even found it surpassing the first. I will definitely be reading the next book. Also, be sure to check out the short story, If I'm Dead.

Rating Breakdown:
Plot: 5 hearts
Pacing: 5 hearts
Characters: 5 hearts
Ending: 5 hearts
Recommend: Yes!

Review - Guilt by Association by Marcia Clark

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Guilt by Association by Marcia Clark
Series: Rachel Knight #1
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Publication Date: 20 April 2011
Genre: Mystery - Procedural
My Copy: for review - publisher

Los Angeles D.A. Rachel Knight is a tenacious, wise-cracking, and fiercely intelligent prosecutor in the city's most elite division. When her colleague, Jake, is found dead at a grisly crime scene, Rachel is shaken to the core. She must take over his toughest case: the assault of a young woman from a prominent family.

But she can't stop herself from digging deeper into Jake's death, a decision that exposes a world of power and violence and will have her risking her reputation--and her life--to find the truth.

With her tremendous expertise in the nuances of L.A. courts and crime, and with a vibrant ensemble cast of characters, Marcia Clark combines intimate detail, riotous humor, and visceral action in a debut thriller that marks the launch of a major new figure on the crime-writing scene.

This book, as well as the second, came to me rather unexpectedly from the publisher. I wasn't quite sure what to expect from it. I like the occasional procedural mystery, but I haven't read many. This one coming from the perspective of a DA rather than a detective made me wonder as well. Because of this, I read the sample available for the Kindle before accepting the book for review. I found myself easily hooked by the story, although perhaps not without doubt about whether or not it was for me.

Turns out I didn't need to worry. The book kept at a solid pace and with just enough clues coming up at regular intervals to keep the story moving but without giving away the ending. The plot has several mysteries to keep the reader's mind working. Guilt by Association is full of great side characters from Rachel's friends (Bailey and Toni), to her maybe-future-love-interest (Graden), and even the suspects (Luis!).

Rachel is a stubborn DA who is reluctant to believe ill of her coworker, Jake, even when things begin to look dark. Throughout the book we see her walk a thin line of legality in order to bring justice. The plot gives the reader a view into the seedier side of LA and Hollywood. Some aspects of the book might be too dark for some readers. Bailey compliments Rachel well in the story as the no-nonsense detective. Toni provides a lighter side to Rachel's friends. Graden is a likable guy who doesn't doubt Rachel's abilities at every turn like the men in many cozy mysteries. Luis continually had me snickering. I kind of hope to see him in the second book although I kind of doubt I will.

The ending wraps up the story nicely and leaves no nagging questions at the end. There were a few times where the story seemed a bit repetitive (get a phone call, drive around, meet at a bar to discuss the case, repeat), but overall a great series starter. I look forward to finding out what trouble Rachel and Bailey get into in the next book.

Book Beginning:
"He snapped his cell phone shut and slit it into the pocket of his skin-tight jeans. The last piece was in place; it wouldn't be long now."

Rating Breakdown:
Plot: 4 hearts
Pacing: 4 hearts
Characters: 5 hearts
Ending: 5 hearts
Recommend: Yes!

Series Spotlight - Nightwalkers (1-2) by Jacquelyn Frank

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Nightwalkers series is a paranormal romance / urban fantasy series about things that go bump in the night. Among your Nightwalkers, you have Demons, Vampires, and Lycanthropes. The main focus of the first two books are the Demons. Along with a fragile peace between them and the other two Nightwalker species, there are necromancers threatening to destroy their way of life and loved ones. I definitely recommend reading this series so far!

Jacob by Jacquelyn Frank
Series: Nightwalkers #1
Publisher: Zebra
Publication Date: 1 December 2006
Genre: Paranormal Romance
My Copy: bought - mass market

Since time began, there have been Nightwalkers - the races of the night who live in the shadows of the moonlight. Love with humans is absolutely forbidden, and one man makes certain to uphold this ancient law: Jacob, the Enforcer...

For 700 Years, He has resisted temptation. But not tonight...

Jacob knows the excuses his people give when the madness overtakes them and they fall prey to their lust for humans. He's heard every one and still brought the trespassers to justice. Immune to forbidden desires, uncontrollable hungers, or the curse of the moon, his control is total...until the moment he sees Isabella on a shadowy New York City street. Saving her life wasn't in his plans. Nor were the overwhelming feelings she arouses in him. But the moment he holds her in his arms and feels the soft explosion of her body against his, everything changes. Their attraction is undeniable, volatile, and completely against the law. Suddenly everything Jacob has ever believed is inflamed by the heat of desire...

Bring on the night.

Jacob immediately pulled me in. A Demon protecting the prey from another Demon? And being brothers at that? I was hooked. I wanted to know why Jacob stopped his brother from harming a human. Demons are usually all portrayed as bad guys. These Demons are far from evil. They just have unique abilities based on an element (Wind, Earth, Fire) or important human aspect (Mind, Body). Jacob is an Earth Demon which allows him to turn to dust, communicate with animals, or cause earthquakes.

Isabella, or Bella, has her own talents due to her ancestry. The same ancestry sets up the conflict for the series. I really enjoyed Bella. Maybe because of her love for books and history.

Okay, I have to say the resemblance at times between this book and Twilight are uncanny. I mean, Jacob and Bella. Vampires. Imprinting. Don't get me wrong, I don't believe there is any foul play or connection. Twilight was published in 2005, and Jacob in 2006.
And other than those three things, the rest of the books are nothing alike. I just found it intriguing.


Gideon by Jacquelyn Frank
Series: Nightwalkers #2
Publisher: Zebra
Publication Date: 1 June 2007
Genre: Paranormal Romance
My Copy: bought - mass market

They're called the Nightwalkers--proud, ancient beings who live in the shadows, existing just beyond the human world. But there are also dangerous humans who hunt them--necromancers who use the blackest magic to manipulate them. And for a Demon named Gideon, the battle against these evil forces will soon be all too personal...


For a thousand years, Gideon has healed his people. And as the oldest surviving male of his race, his wisdom has always been respected without question. But Gideon knows that even he is vulnerable to the powerful, primitive desires that befall his kind during Hallowed moons--and nine years ago that truth was hammered home when he found himself claiming Magdalegna, the Demon King's sister, in a wild embrace. Horrified by his lack of control, he left her wanting and furious--and then exiled himself for the better part of a decade. Now, with necromancers threatening his people--and Magdalegna nearly their victim--Gideon must face another truth. He and the beautiful, stubborn Magdalegna are destined to be together, to share a love as deep and old as time itself. But first he needs to regain her trust. Then he'll have to save her life...

Every night holds secrets.

I didn't like the second installment quite as well as the first. I had a hard time liking Gideon. He was rather full of himself. Normally that doesn't bother me in romance novels as I expect it to a certain extent, but this time it just annoyed me. Gideon is a Body Demon, so he can heal others and astral project. I did like Legna, but I have to admit that the full name, Magdelegna, threw me off the entire book. I would read it as Magdelena first and then have to correct myself, which was very distracting. She seemed kind of weak when it came to Gideon and strong when it came to anything else. Legna is a Mind Demon who can feel others' emotions. Yet when she Imprints with Gideon, she gets this angry, revengeful side as well which is hard for me to reconcile considering her gift.

There are lots of new characters and more insight into the Nightwalker world. We are also introduced to the Vampires and Lycanthropes. I definitely look forward to seeing more from them in the later books of the series. I also really enjoy that the books in the series do not focus just on a single couple at the neglect of the rest. You still get plenty of Jacob and Bella from the previous book, plus you can see some of the set up for Elijah. The Imprinting process is fascinating to me. I loved the telepathic connection in the two books. Plus the idea that the Imprinted pair could die by not seeing each other for a length of time is kind of intriguing, if perhaps a bit cheesy.

Review - Grave Witch by Kalayna Price

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Grave Witch by Kalayna Price
Series: Alex Craft #1
Publisher: ROC
Publication Date: 16 December 2010
Genre: Paranormal Romance Mystery
My Copy: bought - mass market

Grave witch Alex Craft can speak to the dead, but that doesn’t mean she likes what they have to say.

As a private investigator and consultant for the police, Alex Craft has seen a lot of dark magic. But even though she’s on good terms with Death himself—who happens to look fantastic in a pair of jeans—nothing has prepared her for her latest case. Alex is investigating a high profile murder when she’s attacked by the ‘shade’ she’s raising, which should be impossible. To top off her day, someone makes a serious attempt on her life, but Death saves her. Guess he likes having her around...

To solve this case Alex will have to team up with tough homicide detective Falin Andrews. Falin seems to be hiding something—though it’s certainly not his dislike of Alex—but Alex knows she needs his help to navigate the tangled webs of mortal and paranormal politics, and to track down a killer wielding a magic so malevolent, it may cost Alex her life...and her soul.

I devoured this book. It is excellent! The blend of paranormal, romance, and mystery is perfectly balanced. And I was never able to predict what was going to happen next. It was very refreshing and original. There are a lot of questions and possibilities raised throughout the book, but the ending ties up all the loose ends except for a few bare minimum which I'm assuming lead us into the next book. It's also fascinating to see into the world created by Price. The magic is intriguing to visualize.

Alex is one of those really great, strong heroines. She's independent and brave. She's got spunk and plenty of backbone. She's also edgy and perhaps a little dark. Also for those of you who dislike insta-love or friend-abandoning-heroines, you have nothing to worry about in this book. All of her friends that make up the secondary characters are entertaining and come from a wide range of types.

Well, I never thought I'd say this, but I love Death. I know there are actually relatively few scenes with him in the book, but he came across so deeply caring and compassionate. He's also mischievous in a good way and a flirt. I really hope the next book has more of him in it!

As for Falin, he was pretty sexy in the book, but I never quite wanted Alex to be with him because of my preference for Death. That said, he would still make a good alternative. I am really curious to know more of his back story. He's very mysterious, and Price only gives us hints and tid bits about him sporadically throughout the book.

I will definitely be reading more in this series, and I highly recommend it!

Book Beginning:
The first time I encountered Death, I hurled my mother's medical chart at him.

Rating Breakdown:
Plot: 5 hearts
Pacing: 5 hearts
Characters: 5 hearts
Character Relationships: 5 hearts
Ending: 5 hearts
Recommend: Absolutely! Highly recommended!

Read for these challenges:
Witches and Witchcraft
100+ Books

Review - The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Publisher: Dutton
Publication Date: 10 January 2012
Genre: YA Contemporary
My Copy: hardcover - library

Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

This was the first book I've read by John Green. I've only seen maybe two of the Vlogbrothers YouTube videos. It's not like I'm some crazed John Green fanatic. I'm almost too worried to read another book by him because now I have high expectations. I say this so you understand that this book really did blow me away, and it wasn't just because I was already biased to like the book.

I wish I could put into words how absolutely fantastic this book really is. My words, however, do the book no justice. I was in tears for last couple chapters of the book, which does make it difficult to read. It’s one of those books I just want to shove into everyone’s hands and tell them they must read it. When I finished the book, I immediately turned back to the beginning and reread it. I have never done that with any book before. This book ripped my heart apart and then somehow stitched it back together again. It’s a book that takes you awhile to recover from. I expect it will stick with me forever, and I think maybe it has changed something inside me. I know that sounds ridiculous and cheesy, but I’m not being dramatic.

This book had me laughing so hard I was in tears. Then I was in tears because of the overwhelming feelings the book inspires. The characters are amazing. They're teenagers, but they are going through things that most of us couldn't begin to imagine. Green does a wonderful job balancing the angst of teenagers with the maturity that comes with facing adversity. Hazel and Augustus are eccentric and yet still very grounded. The book is filled with their existential ponderings which add great depth to the story. Isaac behaves in a way which is a little closer to what most people might think the average teenager would react. There are parts in the novel, mostly with Kaitlyn, which make it seem like this is a book written by an adult with preconceived notions of how teenagers act, but overall I think it's believable that the characters could be real teenagers.

The plot is incredible with some unexpected twists and turns which ground the book in reality. The pacing is pretty solid throughout the book except perhaps towards the end where it speeds up. I wasn't prepared for the ending and then it was over. However, I hesitate to call that a weakness in this story because it really happens that fast sometimes. That feeling of imbalance in the world is completely realistic. I don't want to say more than that for fear of giving something away. But seriously, if I could put this book into the hands of everyone I met, I totally would.

Book Beginning:
Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time to thinking about death.

Favorite Quotes:
“There will come a time when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this will have been for naught. Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that’s what everyone else does.” -pg 12-13

Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. -pg 33

"All salvation is temporary," Augustus shot back. "I bought them a minute. Maybe that's the minute that buys them an hour, which is the hour that buys them a year. No one's gonna buy them forever, Hazel Grace, but my life bought them a minute. And that's not nothing." -pg 59

"But I believe in true love, you know? I don't believe that everybody gets to keep their eyes or not get sick or whatever, but everybody should have true love, and it should last at least as long as your life does." -pg 75

Wounded. Like Caroline Mathers had been a bomb and when she blew up everyone around her was left with embedded shrapnel. -pg 98
"I'm like. Like. I'm like a grenade, Mom. I'm a grenade and at some point I'm going to blow up and I would like to minimize the casualties, okay?"
My dad tilted his head a little to the side, like a scolded puppy.
"I'm a grenade," I said again. "I just want to stay away from people and read books and think and be with you guys because there's nothing I can do about hurting you; you're too invested, so just please let me do that, okay? I'm not depressed. I don't need to get out more. And I can't be a regular teenager, because I'm a grenade."
-pg 99

"You realize that trying to keep your distance from me will not lessen my affection for you." he said.
"I guess?" I said.
"All efforts to save me from you will fail," he said.
"Why? Why would you even like me? Haven't you put yourself through enough of this?" I asked, thinking of Caroline Mathers.
Gus didn't answer. He just held on to me, his fingers strong against my left arm. "We gotta do something about this frigging swing set," he said. "I'm telling you, it's ninety percent of the problem." -pg 122-123

As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once. -pg 124-125

"I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you." -pg 153

Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. -pg 189, 260

But that wasn't quite right. I called it a nine because I was saving my ten. And here it was, the great and terrible ten, slamming me again and again as I lay still and alone in my bed staring at the ceiling, the waves tossing me against the rocks then pulling me back out to sea so they could launch me again into the jagged face of the cliff, leaving me floating faceup on the water, undrowned. -pg 263 [referring to level of pain on a scale of 1 to 10]

My thoughts are stars I can't fathom into constellations. -pg 311

The marks humans leave are too often scars. You build a hideous minimall or start a coup or try to become a rock star and you think, "They'll remember me now," but (a) they don't remember you, and (b) all you leave behind are more scars. Your coup becomes a dictatorship. Your minimall becomes a lesion.
We are like a bunch of dogs squirting on fire hydrants. We poison the groundwater with our toxic piss, marking everything MINE in a ridiculous attempt to survive our deaths.
We're as likely to hurt the universe as we are to help it, and we're not likely to do either. -pg 311-312

Rating Breakdown:
Plot: 5 hearts
Pacing: 5 hearts
Characters: 5 hearts
Character Relationships: 5 hearts
Ending: 5 hearts
Recommend: Absolutely! A must read for everyone!

Read for these challenges:
YA Literature
A to Z
100+ Books

Review - Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
*Debut Novel*
Publisher: Atria
Publication Date: 26 April 2011
Genre: YA Zombie Horror
My Copy: library - hardback

R is a young man with an existential crisis--he is a zombie. He shuffles through an America destroyed by war, social collapse, and the mindless hunger of his undead comrades, but he craves something more than blood and brains. He can speak just a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. He has no memories, noidentity, and no pulse, but he has dreams.

After experiencing a teenage boy's memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and stragely sweet relationship with the victim's human girlfriend. Julie is a blast of color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that surrounds R. His decision to protect her will transform not only R, but his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world.

Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, Warm Bodies is about being alive, being dead, and the blurry line in between.

This book was a unique and fantastic read. The question the book seems to be asking is what is life? Does R have a life? R is a zombie with feelings and intelligent thought. That alone makes him unique in the realm of zombie novels and movies. He has no pulse, but he contemplates his existence. He listens to music and seems to enjoy art. The zombies have a culture of their own with a religion and a legal system of sorts. Do the humans who live in the stadium have a life? They live day to day just trying to survive. They aren't really improving their lives. They aren't trying to find a cure anymore. They are just trying not to die. Julie is a bit different from the average person in the stadium. She collects artwork (like Salvador Dali's Persistence of Memory) and reads books. It is definitely an interesting and thought provoking book.

The plot is unique although it is not the only zombie book with this theme running through it. The pacing is fairly even with only a few spots where I had to force myself to not skip forward. The story has enough small conflicts to keep the book moving forward to the larger climax. The climax did seem a little rushed, and some of the things surrounding R and Julie and also the Boneys are never explained. The ending does not imply any sort of sequel which is probably for the best, so you just have to make a few assumptions. It's interesting to be inside R's mind. He's a very insightful and lovable character. Perry's thoughts provide the dark, realistic human perspective on the world while still somehow maintaining an edge of hope. Julie provides the lighter side of the book. She's hard and has been through a lot, yet she's incredibly vulnerable, forgiving, and hopeful. She's brave and has a lot of spunk.

On a final note, I will say that sometimes this book seemed like a YA novel and at other times I doubted that label. I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good zombie book or who likes to read books which question the meaning of life. The film is supposed to come out August 10th.

Book Beginning:
I am dead, but it's not so bad. I've learned to live with it.

Favorite Quotes:
"You haven't been here long enough. You grew up in a safe place. You don't understand the dangers."
Dark feelings flood my belly at this, but I manage to hold my tongue. I don't know the pain she's speaking from, but I know it's deep. It makes her hard and yet so terribly soft. It's her thorns and it's her hand reaching out from the thicket. -pg 111

"There is no benchmark for how life's 'supposed' to happen, Perry. There is no ideal world for you to wait around for. The world is always just what it is now, and it's up to you how you respond to it." -pg 113

Rating Breakdown:
Plot: 5 hearts
Pacing: 4 hearts
Characters: 5 hearts
Character Relationships: 5 hearts
Ending: 4 hearts
Recommend: Absolutely!

Read for these challenges:
YA Literature
12 Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic
A to Z
100+ Books

It's Monday! What are you reading? (2)

Monday, January 16, 2012

This is a weekly meme discussing books you just finished reading, are currently reading, or plan to read.

This week was not such a good week for reading. I had some personal things going on. Unfortunately, I'm not sure I'll get much read for the next two weeks because I'm working overnights to reset our toy department. Sleeping in the day is taking some adjustment. I'm also still trying to manage the fallout from the personal things, so we'll see.

Finished Reading:
Fracture by Megan Miranda
*Links go to my review*
Posts From the Week:
Top Ten Tuesday
But I Love Him by Amanda Grace
Amazon Best Books of 2011 Reading Challenge
Haven by Kristi Cook
Book Beginnings on Friday
Blueberry Muffin Murder by Joanne Fluke
Fracture by Megan Miranda
*Links go to my post*

Reviews to write:

Currently Reading:
The Virtuoso by Grace Burrowes
The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right by Kieran Kramer
*Links go to Goodreads*

Reading Next:
A Slice of Murder by Chris Cavendar
Away by Teri Hall
Lemon Meringue Pie Murder by Joanna Fluke
Enchanted, Inc. by Shanna Swendson
Dark Lover by J R Ward
*Links go to Goodreads*

Review - Fracture by Megan Miranda

Fracture by Megan Miranda
*Debut Novel*
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication Date: 17 January 2012
Genre: YA Contemporary (sorta)
My Copy: received for review from NetGalley - kindle

Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine

-despite the scans that showed significant brain damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she's far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can't control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?

Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she's reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy's motives aren't quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature-or something much more frightening?

For fans of best-sellers like Before I Fall and If I Stay, this is a fascinating and heart-rending story about love and friendship and the fine line between life and death.

I'm not sure where to start with this review. The book was intense, thought provoking, and enjoyable. I really loved Decker. You can tell from the very beginning just how much he cares for Delaney. The way he waits by her hospital bed and how upset he gets when the car spins out of control later. It's too bad that it took Delaney nearly dying for him to get it. I was annoyed with him and his fling with Tara. I was also annoyed that Delaney couldn't see how he felt when it seemed so clear. The part with Carson towards the middle of the book brought tears to my eyes.

Troy was extremely intimidating and more than a little scary. I didn't like him at all. I kept wanting to yell at the book and tell Delaney to stay away from him. He was very controlling and had a very twisted view of the world and his circumstances. His part in the ending of the book did not surprise me. It fit with what I knew of his character. I actually think that particular part of the ending was well done.

The book brings up questions about surviving near death experiences, humanity, and morality. What should you do if you know someone is dying? Should you save them or help them die peacefully? What if they could survive like Delaney? I have to love Delaney's question to the dying - If you had one day left to live, what would you do?

It seems like Miranda might have left the book open for a sequel. I think that would be ill-advised, but the ending is somewhat ambiguous. The synopsis hints at a dark supernatural cause for her predictions, but there is never anything like that in the book. She never explains why Delaney survived without any complications considering her brain scan. Whether Delaney's "gift" will continue or not is never really determined. The ending of the book feels misplaced somehow.

Book Beginning:

"The first time I died, I didn't see God."

Favorite Quote:

"Funny how everything can change in an instant. From death to life. From empty to full. From darkness to light. Or maybe I just wasn't looking. I hadn't known that a light could be a feeling and a sound could be a color and a kiss could be both a question and an answer. And that heaven could be the ocean or a person or this moment or something else entirely." - Kindle location 2504

Rating Breakdown:
Plot: 4 hearts
Pacing: 4 hearts
Characters: 4 hearts
Character Relationships: 5 hearts
Ending: 3 hearts
Recommend: Yes

Read for these challenges:
YA Contemporary
YA Debut Author
100+ Books