Posts Categorized: COYER Summer Vacation

COYER Wrap-Up

COYER Wrap-Up

September 8, 2014 2014, COYER Summer Vacation, Reading Challenges 2

COYER Summer Vacation finished up on Friday. It was a fun way to keep track of what I read and reviewed during the summer. There were also lots of activities to participate in–read-a-thons, Twitter parties, a Facebook group. Unfortunately, my summer was much busier than I had planned and though I tried to participate in some of the extra activities I didn’t really manage it. 🙁 I read and reviewed 16 books during the read-a-thon and I’m pleased with that…especially getting all the reviews done. I’ve listed the purchase dates and prices on my COYER Reading Challenge Page. COYER (Clean-Out Your E-Reader) traditionally means reading e-books which cost less than… Read more »

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Review: Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire

Review: Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire

September 5, 2014 2014, B, book rating, COYER Summer Vacation, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 12

  Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire Series: October Daye, Book 1 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by DAW, 2013 E-book, purchased 346 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Things are starting to look up for October “Toby” Daye. She’s training her squire, doing her job, and has finally allowed herself to grow closer to the local King of Cats. It seems like her life may finally be settling down…at least until dead changelings start appearing in the alleys of San Francisco, killed by an overdose of goblin fruit. Toby’s efforts to take the problem to the Queen of the Mists are met with harsh reprisals, leaving her under sentence of exile from… Read more »

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Review: John Golden: Freelance Debugger by Django Wexler

Review: John Golden: Freelance Debugger by Django Wexler

September 4, 2014 2014, B, book rating, COYER Summer Vacation, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

  John Golden: Freelance Debugger by Django Wexler Series: John Golden, Book 1 Genre:  Urban Fantasy Published by Ragnorak Publications, 2014 E-book, Purchased 62 pages Grade: B Synopsis: John Golden is a debugger: he goes inside the computer systems of his corporate clients to exterminate the gremlins, sprites, and other fairies that take up residence. But when he gets a frantic call from Serpentine Systems, a top-of-the-line anti-fairy security company, John finds out he’s on much more than a simple smurf-punting expedition.   I found a socket and plugged Sarah into it, leaving her leaning against the wall[12]. — [12] Seattle power: fruity and piquant, with the hint of citrus… Read more »

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Review: The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells

Review: The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells

September 3, 2014 2014, A-, book rating, COYER Summer Vacation, reviews, TBR Pile 8

The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells Series: The Books of the Raksura, Book 1 Genre: Fantasy Published by Night Shade Books, 2011 Ebook, Purchased 278 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: Moon has spent his life hiding what he is — a shape-shifter able to transform himself into a winged creature of flight. An orphan with only vague memories of his own kind, Moon tries to fit in among the tribes of his river valley, with mixed success. Just as Moon is once again cast out by his adopted tribe, he discovers a shape-shifter like himself… someone who seems to know exactly what he is, who promises that Moon will be welcomed… Read more »

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Review: Bloodshifted by Cassie Alexander

Review: Bloodshifted by Cassie Alexander

September 2, 2014 2014, B, book rating, COYER Summer Vacation, Reading Challenges, reviews 1

Bloodshifted by Cassie Alexander Series: Edie Spence #5 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by St. Martin Paperbacks, 2014 Ebook, Purchased 304 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Ambushed. Blindfolded. Kidnapped by vampires. Edie Spence must race against time to save herself and her baby—from the nightmare that flows through her veins… As a nurse in the hospital’s secret Y4 ward, Edie has seen her share of daytimers. Once-ordinary humans who’ve tasted vampire blood, daytimers are doomed to serve their nighttime masters. Forever. And now Edie has to face something even more horrifying: she’s become one too… Abducted by the vampire, Raven, Edie is taken to the catacombs beneath the Catacombs, an ironically-named L.A…. Read more »

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Review: Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan

Review: Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan

August 29, 2014 2014, B, book rating, COYER Summer Vacation, Reading Challenges, reviews 5

  Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan Series: O’Neil Brothers, Book 2 Genre: Contemporary Romance Published by Harlequin HQN, 2014 E-book, Purchased 384 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Fiery French chef Élise Philippe is having a seriously bad day. Not only have the opening day plans for her beloved café fallen apart, but Sean O’Neil is back in town, and looking more delectable than ever. Last summer, they shared an electrifying night together…and the memories have Élise really struggling to stick to her one-night-only rule! Her head knows that eventually Sean will be leaving, so all she can do is try to ignore her heart before she spontaneously combusts with lust…. Read more »

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Review: Break In by Dick Francis

Review: Break In by Dick Francis

August 28, 2014 A-, Audiobook Challenge, book rating, COYER Summer Vacation, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

  Break In by Dick Francis Narrated by Simon Prebble Series: Kit Fielding #1 Genre: Mystery Published by Berkeley, 2005 (originally published 1986) Audiobook, Purchased 320 pages Length: 9 hours, 14 minutes Grade: A- Narrator Grade: B+ Synopsis: Steeplechase jockey Christmas “Kit” Fielding has had more than his share of close calls both on and off the course. But trouble hits close to home when a grudge between his family and his sister’s in-laws turns into a blood feud. (I don’t have any quotes since I listened to the audiobook and wasn’t thinking about quotes as I listened.)  Cheers I enjoy Dick Francis’ writing so much. Dick Francis’ books are… Read more »

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Review: Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey

Review: Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey

August 27, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, COYER Summer Vacation, reviews, TBR Pile 6

  Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey Series: Expanse #1 Genre: Science Fiction Space Opera Published by Orbit, 2011 E-book, Purchased 561 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Humanity has colonized the solar system – Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond – but the stars are still out of our reach. Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, “The Scopuli,” they find themselves in possession of a secret they never wanted. A secret that someone is willing to kill for – and kill on… Read more »

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TBR Review: The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan

TBR Review: The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan

August 20, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, COYER Summer Vacation, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 6

The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan Series: Brothers Sinister, Book 2 Genre: Historical Romance–1867 England Published by Courtney Milan, 2013 E-book, Purchased 280 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Miss Jane Fairfield can’t do anything right. When she’s in company, she always says the wrong thing—and rather too much of it. No matter how costly they are, her gowns fall on the unfortunate side of fashion. Even her immense dowry can’t save her from being an object of derision. And that’s precisely what she wants. She’ll do anything, even risk humiliation, if it means she can stay unmarried and keep her sister safe. Mr. Oliver Marshall has to do everything right. He’s… Read more »

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Review: The Escape by Mary Balogh

Review: The Escape by Mary Balogh

August 15, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, COYER Summer Vacation, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

The Escape by Mary Balogh Series: The Survivors’ Club, Book 3 Genre: Historical Romance Published by Dell, 2014 E-book, Purchased 394 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: In this poignant novel of longing and salvation, a hopeful widow and a resilient war hero discover the promise of love’s magic and new beginnings. After surviving the Napoleonic Wars, Sir Benedict Harper is struggling to move on, his body and spirit in need of a healing touch. Never does Ben imagine that hope will come in the form of a beautiful woman who has seen her own share of suffering. After the lingering death of her husband, Samantha McKay is at the mercy of… Read more »

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