Katiebird’s Favorite Books for 2016

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When I reviewed all of the books that I read this past year, I read way more than I thought I had. Some of my favorite authors made the list of course, but there are some new and surprising ones on there as well!

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Katiebird Reviews The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa

The Faery realms have always weathered the clash of Summer and Winter fey, the Seelie and Unseelie Courts. Now a new breed of faery has emerged to challenge both… to their peril. Forged by Man’s insatiable pursuit of technological superiority, the terrifying Iron fey are massing…and the fate of all faeries hangs in the balance. The greatest weapon in this epic magical war? A half-human teenage girl.

Honestly, I really am wondering what the hell I was reading when these books came out back in 2012-2013. Well..there really is only so much time in the day to read, so I will have to forgive myself for not starting this series sooner. With each book, I fell more in love with the characters and their lives. It will be no surprise to anyone who has read this series to hear which book is my favorite!

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Book Beginnings on Friday….

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Book Beginnings on Fridays is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader. A couple of Fridays a month, I will share the first sentence (or so) of the book I am currently reading, along with my initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

To be completely honest, I haven’t truly started reading this book, but it’s been on my TBR list for years. That’s right, I have books on my Kindle app that been there that long. I am a huge fan of Julie Kagawa, so I am excited to dive into this series…

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Katiebird Reviews A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!

I had something in mind to review this week, but started this book a few days ago. I could not stop reading after the first couple of chapters. It is so good that I decided to write this post immediately after finishing!

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Sunday Shout Out and Book Recommendation!

Check out the book I’m recommending for you to read in this Sunday shout out…

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Sexy Sentence Saturday: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

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Today’s Sexy Sentence Saturday comes from Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning. The Fever series is one of my top 5 favorites, and I don’t mind admitting that back when I first read it in 2011 I was truly booksessed for quite a long time. Here are some of my favorite quotes from book one…

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Sexy Sentence Saturday: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning…

Today’s Sexy Sentence Saturday comes from the first book of one of my top 5 series: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning.

I read this series in March of 2011, and I was addicted to it for months…O, and Jericho Barrons? Yup…he’s one of my top 3 fantasy boyfriends, along with Gabriel Emerson, and Christian Grey. If you’ve never read the Fever series you really should….

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My Book Boyfriend: V’Lane

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When I read the Fever series for the first time I had a love/hate relationship with V’lane.

Yes, he’s incredibly sexy as hell, and yes I can’t even imagine being around someone…or something… that is so utterly beautiful…let alone has the power to give O’s with a look, a touch…YOWZA! How is that even fair?!? I think my reluctance to fully embrace him at first was based on 2 factors. The 1st is that I’m a Jericho Barrons gurl all the way, and I was from the get go. The 2nd reason was because I didn’t trust either of them for the longest time, but I trusted Barrons more. I knew that both of them wanted something from Mac, but something in my gut told me that JZB really cared for her on a deeper level. Was I right or wrong?!? Y’all know I’m not gonna answer that in case there are peeps who haven’t read the series yet.

Upon subsequent readings I have made my peace with V’lane, and decided that he most assuredly deserved to get a turn at being my book boyfriend…so here goes…

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Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

  I used to think my sister and I were just two nice southern girls who’d get
married in a few years and settle down to a quiet life. Then I discovered
that Alina and I descend, not from good wholesome southern stock, but from an
ancient Celtic bloodline of powerful sidhe-seers, people who can see the Fae.
Not only can I see the terrifying otherworldly race, but I can sense the
sacred Fae relics that hold the deadliest of their magic.
When my sister was found dead in a trash-filled alley in Dublin, I came over
to get answers. Now all I want is revenge. And after everything I’ve learned
about myself, I know I have the power to get it….
MacKayla Lane’s ordinary life underwent a complete makeover when she landed
on Ireland’s shores and was plunged into a world of deadly sorcery and
ancient secrets.
In her fight to stay alive, Mac must find the Sinsar Dubh-a million-year-old
book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over both
the worlds of the Fae and of Man. Pursued by Fae assassins, surrounded by
mysterious figures she knows she cannot trust, Mac finds herself torn between
two deadly and irresistible men: V’lane, the insatiable Fae who can turn
sensual arousal into an obsession for any woman, and the ever-inscrutable
Jericho Barrons, a man as alluring as he is mysterious.
For centuries the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans.
Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that
stands between them….

Bloodfever is the 2nd book in the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning.

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My Book Boyfriend…Jericho Z Barrons

Week #3 of My Book Boyfriend hosted by Missie over at The Unread Reader

This week My Book Boyfriend is: Jericho Z. Barrons from the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning.

Anybody that knows me well can tell you how much I flove this man and talking about him. He is in my, not so humble opinion, one of the best and the sexiest doods ever written, and that’s saying a lot considering all the books I’ve read.

1st a physical description mkay? Jericho is about 6’2 with dark hair, golden skin, and dark eyes. He has strong, chiseled features, and a full mouth…Can I just say I love authors who use the term full mouth?  *thud*  He’s intensely masculine, and sexual with an omnipresent carnality about him. He’s around 30. He has an accent and his ancestry is Pict. You can google it…I did.   He dresses in fine clothing, and looks mighty fine in them. He’s usually a button up shirt, and tailored trousers type of guy, but he can rock the jeans just as well. The backview is really quite spectacular.  This makes for a whole lot of  fantasizing durtay dreams pleasant thoughts for me, and if you haven’t read these books yet. O trust me on this. You’ll  have a good time with Jericho…infuriating quite often, but with his skills and prowess?!? I’ll live with it 😉

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