Ruby-Che [she looked like a distant queen....] (sio) wrote in 50bookchallenge,
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nearly halfway to my goal!

have gotten way waaaaaaaay behind in my posting. so as not to make this too terribly long, i will only review the books/series that stuck out for me (whether good or bad) instead of reviewing all.

#29 - Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
#30 - The Dead Girls' Dance by Rachel Caine
#31 - Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine
#32 - Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine
#33 - Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine

it's obviously written for teens, but it's still hell of enjoyable. the characters are interesting enough and the setting is very unique in that the vampires run the town and the humans co-exist with them in more or less harmony (until the status quo as it stands start getting screwed around with!). and Myrnin is a total riot at the best of times. i will continue to read this series.

#34 - Sacrament by Susan Squires

this book reminds me why i tend to avoid the Regency and Victorian time period-set historical romances, paranormal or not. there's not enough history to interest me.

#35 - The Border Lord's Wife by Bertrice Small
#36 - Fall of a Kingdom by Hilari Bell (Farsala Trilogy)
#37 - Rise of a Hero by Hilari Bell (Farsala Trilogy)

Ms. Bell's world building is wonderful and the story takes off with a bang. the three points of view are done by Soraya (daughter of a high-ranking military commander, of the nobility), Jiaan (a soldier, and revealed to be Soraya's bastard half-brother), and Kavi (a peddler who at one point is assisting the traitorous Hrum). one must get used to the idea of the points of view being switched every chapter or two, but this transition is done smoothly. there were a few dry points but altogether it was a great trilogy to read.

#38 - Lost Love Found by Bertrice Small
#39 - The Spies of Sobeck by P.C. Doherty

as always, Mr. Doherty provides excellent mystery, murder and intrigue in the wonderful setting of Queen-Pharaoh Hatshepsut's (aka Hatusu) Egypt. Amerotke is an excellent, three-dimensional detective. if you love ancient Egypt and murder mysteries, this is the series for you.

#40 - A Dangerous Love by Bertrice Small
#41 - Texas Tender by Leigh Greenwood (The Cowboys)

Texas Tender is not as exciting as the other books in the series, but it was interesting to see the Maxwells travel to England and then the British lord learn to live in Texas for the sake of the woman he loved.

i stated at the beginning of the year that i wanted to read 100 NEW i'm almost halfway to my goal!

i have another list i'm working on. and i am currently reading a very fascinating murder mystery set during the age of the Aztecs. it is called Demon in the Air and its author is Simon Levack. also working on Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel's Scion about halfway through.
Tags: fantasy, historical romance, murder mystery, unimpressed, vampires, young adult

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