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Personal Demon – Review

Another great book by Kelley Armstrong in the “Women of the Otherworld” series.
This one follows Hope Adams, a chaos demon. Herself and her on-again/off-again boyfriend/friend Karl (a werewolf) owe Benicio Cortez a favour. In this book he calls on that favour by sending her to infiltrate a gang that might be raising against the Carbel group in Miami. Of course Karl gets wind of it and off he goes to help Hope. Together, along with Paige and Lucas, they solve the crimes. What crimes? Those that involve stealing, thievery, murder, and a great who-dun-it plot twist.

Now what is a chaos demon? According to Kelley it is “a human fathered by a demon. And she’s inherited not only a gift for seeing the past but a hunger for chaos-along with a talent for finding it wherever she can.”   Hope herself describes it as “a cocktail more potent than anything I ever dreamed of. I drank it in, oblivious to my surroundings. I couldn’t remember how I’d gotten here.” pg225  On another page (that I can’t find 🙂 )she describes the chaos as a high. So basically a chaos demon is one who “drinks” the energies of anything remotely chaotic -murder, rage, pain -and can sometimes see what happened even after the fact.
I didn’t like the story line too much, I guess I felt Hope wasn’t “worthy” enough for a story. But you know what? Us girls got to stick together no matter come what may and Kelley can write a beautiful, strong story. I fell in love all over again with this talented author!

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A Storm of Swords

It’s May! That means time for another awesome book by George R.R. Martin!!

 

Now for the schedule:

May 1-7 : 1-284

May 8-14 : 285-570

May 15-21 :570-831

May 22-28 :831-1115

May 30,31 : epilogue 1116-1128

Book 2 Movie Challenge 2012

Books to Movie Challenge hosted by ParajunkeeChallenge goes from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012
The challenge is to read 10 books and see their corresponding movies

 

**** Jan****

The Shining by Stephen King

The Mist by Stephen King

 

****Feb****

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Woman In Black by Susan Hill

Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan

Holes by Louis Sachar

 

****March****

Physco by Robert Bloch

Kelley Armstrong Challenge

I was on GoodReads and they have discussions for each book. Bitten had a discussion from someone stating they are having a challenge. Now I love reading challenges and this one piqued my interest!!

MOONLIGHT GLEAM’S BOOKSHELF is hosting a 13 month/13 book challenge to read Kelley Armstrong’s books!!

**Click on the “DONE” word to see review!! 🙂 **

The Challenge Schedule:

  1. Bitten
    (March 1st – 31st, 2012)         *****DONE *****
  2. Stolen
    (April 1st – 30th, 2012)        *****Done*****
  3. Dime Store Magic
    (May1st – 31st, 2012)              *****DONE*****
  4. Industrial Magic
    (June 1st – 30th, 2012)       *****DONE****
  5. Haunted
    (July 1st – 31st, 2012)          *****DONE*****
  6. Broken
    (August 1st – 31st, 2012)  *****DONE*****
  7. No Humans Involved
    (September 1st – 30th, 2012)  *****DONE****
  8. Personal Demon
    (October 1st – 31st, 2012)
  9. Living With The Dead
    (November 1st – 30th, 2012)
  10. Frostbitten
    (December 1st – 31st, 2012 )
  11. Waking The Witch
    (January 1st – 31st, 2013)
  12. Spell Bound
    (February 1st – 28th, 2013)
  13. Thirteen
    (March 1st – 31st, 2013)

Clash of Kings

George R. R. Martin –A Song of Fire and Ice Book 2. A Game of Thrones sequel.

This is my March goal. I read A Game of Thrones in Jan. It was part of a read-along from a blog I had visited. Now I want to try again!

March 1 – 7 pages 1 – 242

March 8 – 14 pages 243 – 484

March 15-21 pages 485 – 719

March 22 – 28 pages 720 – 955

March 30, 31 pages 956 – 969

Anyone want to come and join me? 🙂 I can’t wait till the series TV show premiers!! The first show and book were so close and complemented each other beautifully. I can’t wait to see how they did this one. I can’t wait to continue the series 🙂

*****DONE!! READ: HERE*****