31 Dec 2017


2017 Wrap Up / Favourite Series

It has certainly been a very interesting reading year for me.  Although I have read quite a few books in a series, there really is only one series that I 'completed' and I would call an absolute favourite which is the Throne of Glass series but that was before Tower of Dawn came out (which is in the top of my pile to read in 2018).  However, there have been one or two starts of a series that I have really enjoyed but the next books either haven't been written yet or are not yet released.  I have included them in this post because they are series that I am very excited about...

My Review:  Click Here

Hands down, this was my favourite series of the year and quite possibly one of my most favourite series of all time.  I just could not put this down.  I now have Tower of Dawn which is on the top of my list for 2018.

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her ... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead ... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

This series is nearly into its 50th book I believe so its a long series and one that I fully intend on starting from the beginning at some point but just because it is part of a series doesn't mean you can't read it independently of the series, which is what I have done.  I do feel that to get the bigger picture it would be better to start from book 1 and I am planing to find that out... 

This chilling new suspense novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb is the perfect entry point into the compelling In Death police procedural series featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas.

As NY Lt. Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke are driving home, a young woman—dazed, naked, and bloody—suddenly stumbles out in front of their car. Roarke slams on the brakes and Eve springs into action.

Daphne Strazza is rushed to the ER, but it’s too late for her husband Dr. Anthony Strazza. A brilliant orthopedic surgeon, he now lies dead amid the wreckage of his obsessively organized town house, his three safes opened and emptied. Daphne would be a valuable witness, but in her terror and shock the only description of the perp she can offer is repeatedly calling him “the devil”...

While it emerges that Dr. Strazza was cold, controlling, and widely disliked, this is one case where the evidence doesn’t point to the spouse. So Eve and her team must get started on the legwork, interviewing everyone from dinner-party guests to professional colleagues to caterers, in a desperate race to answer some crucial questions:

What does the devil look like? And where will he show up next?

Songs about a Girl Review - Click Here
Songs about Us Review - Click Here

This book was so much fun to read.  The perfect series to read when all you want to do is sit, relax and read.  I am really hoping there will be a third book to this series as I would love to know more.  

Charlie Bloom never wanted to be 'with the band'. She's happiest out of the spotlight, behind her camera, unseen and unnoticed. But when she's asked to take backstage photos for hot new boy band Fire&Lights, she can't pass up the chance.

Catapulted into a world of paparazzi and backstage bickering, Charlie soon becomes caught between gorgeous but damaged frontman, Gabriel West, and his boy-next-door bandmate Olly Samson. Then, as the boys' rivalry threatens to tear the band apart, Charlie stumbles upon a mind-blowing secret, hidden in the lyrics of their songs...