Wednesday, January 23, 2013

2013 TV Pilots Based on Books

ABC
The Returned - based on a novel by Jason Mott
S.H.I.E.L.D. - based on the Marvel comic books (and The Avengers movie)

CBS
Backstrom - based on the books by Lief G.W. Persson
Under the Dome - based on the novel by Stephen King

NBC
The Sixth Gun - based on the Oni Press graphic novel

FOX
I Suck at Girls - based on the book by Justin Halpern
Delirium - based on the book by Lauren Oliver
Sleepy Hollow - based on the tale The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

THE CW
The Originals - based on the tv series that is based on the books by L.J. Smith
The Selection - based on the book by Keira Cass

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Review: The Essence by Kimberly Derting

by Kimberly Derting
Simon & Schuster: Margaret K. McElderry
January 1, 2013
Source: Bookstore

Poor child. Poor, wretched child. You have no idea what you're up against. No idea how to stop me, do you?

Though it has been months since Charlaina - Charlie - defeated the tyrant Sabara and took control of the Ludanian crown, Sabara has not disappeared. The evil queen's Essence has fused itself to Charlie's psyche, ever present right below the surface, ready to take control at the first sign of weakness.

Balancing her new duties as Queen and battling both Sabara's voice and a growing resistance to return Ludania to its discriminatory caste system are pushing Charlie to the brink. She wants to be the same old Charlie she has ever been, the one who Max loves, the one who Brook trusts, but now she is Your Majesty. Struggling to keep Sabara's presence a secret, Charlie is torn in two.

As Charlie journeys to an annual summit to meet the leaders of nearby Queendoms - an event where her ability to understand all languages will be the utmost asset - she is faced with the ultimate betrayal.

And the only person she can turn to for help is the evil soul residing within.

Keywords
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My Thoughts
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Rating
B+

Read-alikes
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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights the books we just can't wait to read!

The books here currently have pub dates set for the week of July 9, 2013.


Life's a Witch by Brittany Geragotelis

Half Lives by Sara Grant

Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones

Who Needs Magic? by Kathy McCullough

Infinity Glass by Myra McEntire

Sunday, January 06, 2013

The Week in Books


Books for review
St. Martin's Griffin sent If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch. Looks interested! On sale April 2013.

Books bought
The Essence by Kimberly Derting
Altered by Jennifer Rush (read the arc in 2012 - awesome!)
A Million Suns (audio) by Beth Revis
Box Set: Fun with Mouse and Friends Laura Numeroff
Box Set: Boynton's Greatest Hits by Sandra Boynton

Books read
Havoc by Jeff Sampson
The Essence by Kimberly Derting
Black Lament by Christina Henry
Copper Beach by Jayne Ann Krentz

Books in progress
A Million Suns (audio) by Beth Revis

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

2013 Reading Challenges

Welcome to a new year on this old blog! Now that I've graduated with my Master's in Library Science and have sort of settled back into regular life, I am ready to give this blog another shot. To help keep things interesting, I am joining a few challenges. Well, "join" may be a bit much - I tend to disregard the rules, do and read what I want, and not do reviews specifically for the challenges. Reading should be about having fun and enjoying yourself!

2013 Reading Challenge Challenge (too funny!)
easy as pie = 1-5 completed
1. Finishing the Series Challenge 1/19
on the roof = 6-10 completed
in flight = 11-15 completed
out of this world = 16+ completed

2013 Read-a-Latte Challenge
latte = 75
1. Havoc by Jeff Sampson 2. The Essence by Kimberly Derting 3. Black Lament by Christina Henry 4. Copper Beach by Jayne Ann Krentz 5. A Million Suns (audio) by Beth Revis 6. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff 7. If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff 8. If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff 9. If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff 10. If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff 11. If You Give a Pig a Party by Laura Numeroff 12. Moo, Baa, La La La! by Sandra Boynton 13. A to Z by Sandra Boynton 14. Opposites by Sandra Boynton 15. But Not the Hippopotamus by Sandra Boynton 16. Doggies by Sandra Boynton 17. Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton 18. The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton 19. Horns to Ties by Sandra Boynton 20. Infinity by Maggie Shayne 21. Destiny by Maggie Shayne 22. Tomorrow, When the War Began (audio) 23. Dream Eyes by Jayne Ann Krentz 24. Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum 25. Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi 26. Fearless by Francine Pascal 27. Sam by Francine Pascal 28. Run by Francine Pascal 29. Immortality by Maggie Shayne 30. The Darkest Lie by Gena Showalter 31. The Darkest Secret by Gena Showalter 32. Shades of Earth by Beth Revis 33. Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans 34. Michigan Wolverines 1 2 3 Counting Book by Brad M. Epstein 35. Thomas & Friends: My Busy Books by Britt Allcroft 36. Click, Clack, 1 2 3 by Doreen Cronin 37. Click, Clack, a b c by Doreen Cronin 38. Thump, Quack, Moo by Doreen Cronin 39. Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin 40. Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin 41. Duck for President by Doreen Cronin 42. A Busy Day at the Farm by Doreen Cronin 43. Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin 44. Hello Kitty Visits Grandma! by Elizabeth Smith 45. Hello Kitty Hello Color! by Higashi Glaser 46. Hello Kitty Hello Shapes! by Higashi Glaser 47. Hello Kitty Hello Love! by Roger La Borde and Rob Buddulph 48. Hello Kitty Loves School! by Elizabeth Smith 49. Beautiful Creatures (audio) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl 50. The Darkest Surrender by Gena Showalter 51. Born to Darkness (audio) by Suzanne Brockmann 52. Blood of the Sorceress by Maggie Shayne 53. The Darkest Seduction by Gena Showalter 54. Ravage by Jeff Sampson 55. Carnival of Souls (audio) by Melissa Marr 56. Crystal Gardens (audio) by Amanda Quick 57. Slated by Teri Terry 58. Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter 59. Charmed by His Love by Janet Chapman 60. Courting Carolina by Janet Chapman 61. Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton 62. Warm Bodies (audio) by Isaac Marion 63. Beautiful Darkness (audio) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl 64. Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes 65. Baby Bonanza by Maureen Child 66. The Bride's Baby by Liz Fielding 67. The Prey by Andrew Fukuda 68. The Dead of the Night (audio) by John Marsden 69. A Killing Frost (audio) by John Marsden 70. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer 71. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi 72. Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter 73. Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger 74. Darkness, Be My Friend (audio) by John Marsden 75. Burning for Revenge (audio) by John Marsden 76. The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist 77. The Night is for Hunting (audio) by John Marsden 78. The Other Side of Dawn (audio) by John Marsden 79. Angels' Blood (audio) by Nalini Singh 80. Naked in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 81. Glory in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 82. Immortal in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 83. Rapture in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 84. Ceremony in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 85. Vengeance in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 86. Holiday in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 87. Earth Girl by Janet Edwards 88. Conspiracy in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 89. Loyalty in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 90. Witness in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 91. Dualed by Elsie Chapman 92. Married with Zombies (audio) by Jesse Petersen 93. Judgement in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 94. Betrayal in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 95. Seduction in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 96. Reunion in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 97. Poison by Bridget Zinn 98. Outpost (audio) by Ann Aguirre 99. Spirit Bound (audio) by Richelle Mead
cappuccino = 100
100. Last Sacrifice (audio) by Richelle Mead 101. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle 102. The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle 103. The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle 104. The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle 105. Touch the Dark (audio) by Karen Chance 106. Purity in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 107. Magic in the Wind by Christine Feehan 108. Crimson City (audio) by Liz Maverick 109. No Mercy (audio) by Sherrilyn Kenyon 110. Portrait in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 111. Virals by Kathy Reichs 112. Wolf with Benefits by Shelly Laurenston 113. Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian 114. Retribution (audio) by Sherrilyn Kenyon 115. Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin
double espresso = 150+

2013 Standalone Challenge
supposed to be YA only, but meh. same attitude toward the no audiobook rule.
1. Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes 2. Baby Bonanza by Maureen Child 3. The Bride's Baby by Liz Fielding 4. The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist 5. Poison by Bridget Zinn

2013 First in a Series Challenge
series novice = 1-5
1. Copper Beach by Jayne Ann Krentz 2. Tomorrow, When the War Began (audio) by John Marsden 3. Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum 4. Fearless by Francine Pascal 5. Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans
series lover = 6-10
6. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl 7. Born to Darkness (audio) by Suzanne Brockmann 8. Carnival of Souls (audio) by Melissa Marr 9. Crystal Gardens (audio) by Amanda Quick 10. Slated by Teri Terry
series expert = 11-20
11. Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter 12. Warm Bodies (audio) by Isaac Marion 13. Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger 14. Angels' Blood (audio) by Nalini Singh 15. Naked in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 16 Earth Girl by Janet Edwards 17. Dualed by Elsie Chapman 18. Married with Zombies (audio) by Jesse Petersen 19. Touch the Dark (audio) by Karen Chance 20. Magic in the Wind by Christine Feehan
series fanatic = 21-30
21. Crimson City (audio) by Liz Maverick 22. Virals by Kathy Reichs 23. Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian 24. Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin

2013 Seconds Challenge
second in a series or the second time reading the author
just a spoonful = 1-5
1. Havoc by Jeff Sampson 2. The Essence by Kimberly Derting 3. A Million Suns by Beth Revis 4. Infinity by Maggie Shayne 5. Dream Eyes by Jayne Ann Krentz
a few more bites = 6-10
6. Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi 7. Sam by Francine Pascal 8. Charmed by His Love by Janet Chapman 9. Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton 10. Beautiful Darkness (audio) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
a full plate = 11-20
11. The Prey by Andrew Fukuda 12. The Dead of the Night (audio) by John Marsden 13. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer 14. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi 15. Glory in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 16. Outpost (audio) by Ann Aguirre
all you can eat = 21-30

2013 Sequel Challenge
read as many as you can!
1. Havoc by Jeff Sampson 2. The Essence by Kimberly Derting 3. Black Lament by Christina Henry 4. Copper Beach by Jayne Ann Krentz 5. A Million Suns by Beth Revis 6. Infinity by Maggie Shayne 7. Destiny by Maggie Shayne 8. Dream Eyes by Jayne Ann Krentz 9. Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi 10. Sam by Francine Pascal 11. Run by Francine Pascal 12. Immortality by Maggie Shayne 13. The Darkest Lie by Gena Showalter 14. The Darkest Secret by Gena Showalter 15. Shades of Earth by Beth Revis 16. The Darkest Surrender by Gena Showalter 17. Blood of the Sorceress by Maggie Shayne 18. The Darkest Seduction by Gena Showalter 19. Ravage by Jeff Sampson 20. Charmed by His Love by Janet Chapman 21. Courting Carolina by Janet Chapman 22. Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton 23. Beautiful Darkness (audio) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl 24. The Prey by Andrew Fukuda 25. The Dead of the Night (audio) by John Marsden 26. A Killing Frost (audio) by John Marsden 27. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer 28. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi 29. Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter 30. Darkness, Be My Friend (audio) by John Marsden 31. Burning for Revenge (audio) by John Marsden 32. The Night is for Hunting (audio) by John Marsden 33. The Other Side of Dawn (audio) by John Marsden 34. Glory in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 35. Immortal in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 36. Rapture in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 37. Ceremony in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 39. Vengeance in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 40. Holiday in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 41. Conspiracy in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 42. Loyalty in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 43. Witness in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 44. Judgment in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 45. Betrayal in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 46. Seduction in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 47. Reunion in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 48. Outpost (audio) by Ann Aguirre 49. Spirit Bound (audio) by Richelle Mead 50. Last Sacrifice (audio) by Richelle Mead 51. Purity in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 52. No Mercy (audio) by Sherrilyn Kenyon 53. Portrait in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 54. Wolf with Benefits by Shelly Laurenston 55. Retribution (audio) by J.D. Robb

2013 Finishing the Series Challenge 1/19
level 1 = 1 series
Immortal Witches by Maggie Shayne
level 2 = 2 series
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
level 3 = 3 series
The Portal Trilogy by Maggie Shayne
bonus
4. Deviants by Jeff Sampson
5. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead 

2013 Embarrassment of Riches TBR Challenge
books must have been owned prior to 2013
copper = 1-6
1. Black Lament by Christina Henry 2. Copper Beach by Jayne Ann Krentz 3. A Million Suns by Beth Revis 4. Infinity by Maggie Shayne 5. Destiny by Maggie Shayne 6. Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden
bronze = 7-12
7. Immortality by Maggie Shayne 8. The Darkest Lie by Gena Showalter 9. The Darkest Secret by Gena Showalter 10. The Darkest Surrender by Gena Showalter 12. The Darkest Seduction by Gena Showalter 12. Crystal Gardens by Amanda Quick

silver = 13-24
13. Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton 14. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion 15. Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl 16. Baby Bonanza by Maureen Child 17. The Bride's Baby by Liz Fielding 18. The Dead of the Night by John Marsden 19. A Killing Frost by John Marsden 20. Darkness, Be My Friend by John Marsden 21. Burning for Revenge by John Marsden 22. The Night is for Hunting by John Marsden 23. The Other Side of Dawn by John Marsden 24. Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh
gold = 25-36
25. Outpost by Ann Aguirre 26. Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead 27. Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead 28. No Mercy (audio) by Sherrilyn Kenyon 29. Virals by Kathy Reichs 30. Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon 31. Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin
platinum = 37-50+

2013 Mount TBR Challenge
if i finish the above challenge, i will move on to this one
mt. kilimanjaro = 51-60
el toro = 61-75
mt. everest = 76-100
mt. olympus = 101-150+

2013 Second Chances Challenge
second chances for books, authors, series, genres
level 1 = 15
1. Carnival of Souls (audio) by Melissa Marr 2. Warm Bodies (audio) by Isaac Marion 3. Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
level 2 = 25
level 3 = 50

2013 Audiobook Challenge
flirting = 1-6
1. A Million Suns by Beth Revis 2. Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden 3. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl 4. Born to Darkness by Suzanne Brockmann 5. Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr
6. Crystal Gardens by Amanda Quick
going steady = 7-12
7. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion 8. Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl 9. The Dead of the Night by John Marsden 10. A Killing Frost by John Marsden 11. Darkness, Be My Friend by John Marsden 12. Burning for Revenge by John Marsden
lover = 13-25
13. The Night is for Hunting by John Marsden 14. The Other Side of Dawn by John Marsden 15. Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh 16. Naked in Death by J.D. Robb 17. Glory in Death by J.D. Robb 18. Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb 19. Rapture in Death by J.D. Robb 20. Ceremony in Death by J.D. Robb 21. Vengeance in Death by J.D. Robb 22. Holiday in Death by J.D. Robb 22.5 "Midnight in Death" by J.D. Robb 23. Conspiracy in Death by J.D. Robb 24. Loyalty in Death by J.D. Robb 25. Witness in Death by J.D. Robb
married = 26+
26. Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen 27. Judgment in Death by J.D. Robb 28. Betrayal in Death by J.D. Robb 28.5 "Interlude in Death" by J.D. Robb 29. Seduction in Death by J.D. Robb 30. Reunion in Death by J.D. Robb 31. Outpost by Ann Aguirre 32. Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead 33. Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead 34. Touch the Dark (audio) by Karen Chance 35. Purity in Death by J.D. Robb 36. Crimson City by Liz Maverick 37. No Mercy (audio) by Sherrilyn Kenyon 38. Portrait in Death by J.D. Robb 39. "The Awakening" by Christine Feehan 40. Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon

2013 Library Challenge
board book = 1-3
1. Born to Darkness (audio) by Suzanne Brockmann 2. Crystal Gardens (audio) by Amanda Quick 3. Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton
picture book = 4-6
4. Warm Bodies (audio) by Isaac Marion 5. Beautiful Darkness (audio) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl 6. Angels' Blood (audio) by Nalini Singh
early reader = 7-9
7. Naked in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 8. Glory in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 9. Immortal in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb
chapter book = 10-12
10. Rapture in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 11. Ceremony in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 12. Vengeance in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb
middle grades = 13-18
13. Holiday in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 13.5 "Midnight in Death" (audio) by J.D. Robb 14. Conspiracy in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 15. Loyalty in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 16. Witness in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 17. Judgment in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 18. Betrayal in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 18.5 "Interludein Death" (audio) by J.D. Robb
young adult = 19-24
19. Seduction in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 20. Reunion in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 21. Outpost (audio) by Ann Aguirre 22. Spirit Bound (audio) by Richelle Mead 23. Last Sacrifice (audio) by Richelle Mead 24. Touch the Dark (audio) by Karen Chance 25. Virals by Kathy Reichs
adult = 25-36
25. Purity in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 26. Magic in the Wind by Christine Feehan 27. Crimson City (audio) by Liz Maverick 28. No Mercy (audio) by Sherrilyn Kenyon 29. Portrait in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 30. "The Awakening" by Christine Feehan 31. Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian 32. Retribution (audio) by Sherrilyn Kenyon 33. Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin
just insert IV = 37-50+

2013 Mammoth Book Challenge
450 pages minimum, unabridged audiobooks count
walrus = 1-3 books
1. Beautiful Creatures (audio) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl 2. Born to Darkness (audio) by Suzanne Brockmann 3. The Darkest Seduction by Gena Showalter 
hippopotamus = 4-6 books
4. Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton 5. Beautiful Darkness (audio) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl 6. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
white rhinoceros = 7-9 books
7. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi 8. Virals by Kathy Reichs
african elephant = 10-12+ books

2013 50 States Challenge 
goal of one book per state
AK
AL
AR
AZ Blood of the Sorceress by Maggie Shayne
CA Magic in the Wind by Christine Feehan
CO Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter
CT
DE
FL Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin
GA Beautiful Darkness (audio) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
HI
IA
ID
IL Black Lament by Christina Henry
IN
KS Last Sacrifice (audio) by Richelle Mead
KY
LA No Mercy (audio) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
MA Born to Darkness (audio) by Suzanne Brockmann
MD
ME Charmed by His Love by Janet Chapman
MI Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton
MN
MO
MS
MT
NC Carnival of Souls (audio) by Melissa Marr
ND
NE
NH  
NJ Destiny by Maggie Shayne
NM
NV Touch the Dark by Karen Chance
NY Fearless by Francine Pascal 
OH
OK
OR Dream Eyes by Jayne Ann Krentz
PA Spirit Bound (audio) by Richelle Mead
RI
SC Beautiful Creatures (audio) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
SD
TN
TX Reunion in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb
UT
VA
VT
WA Havoc by Jeff Sampson
WI The Darkest Surrender by Gena Showalter 
WV
WY
D.C.

2013 WHERE Are You Reading Challenge
going to go with territories, countries, and assorted strange places for this one
ARGENTINA Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter
AUSTRALIA Tomorrow, When the War Began (audio) by John Marsden 
BORNEO "The Awakening" by Christine Feehan
BRUNEI "The Awakening" by Christine Feehan 
ENGLAND Crystal Gardens (audio) by Amanda Quick
FRANCE Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
HUNGARY The Darkest Lie by Gena Showalter
INDONESIA "The Awakening" by Christine Feehan
IRELAND Vengeance in Death (audio) by J.D. Robb 
MALAYSIA "The Awakening" by Christine Feehan
SCOTLAND Infinity by Maggie Shayne
USA Havoc by Jeff Sampson
USVI Destiny by Maggie Shayne
AFTERLIFE Level 2 by Lenore Appelhan
ALTERNATE DIMENSION: Ravage by Jeff Sampson
SPACE! A Million Suns by Beth Revis
UNDERWORLD The Darkest Secret by Gena Showalter

2013 Book-to-Movie Challenge
must finish both the book and the movie
movie fan = 1-3
1. Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden book movie 2. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl book movie 3.Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion book movie
movie devotee = 4-6
movie lover = 7-9
movie aficionado = 10-12+

2013 Clocks, Cogs, and Mechanisms Challenge
brass gears = 1-3
1. Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
flight goggles = 4-6
button-up books = 7-12
clockwork corset = 13+

2013 Contemporary Romance Challenge
read at least 10 contemporaries
1. Baby Bonanza by Maureen Child 2. The Bride's Baby by Liz Fielding

 
2013 Debut Author Challenge
read at least 12 debut books
1. Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum 2. Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans 3. Slated by Teri Terry 4. Dualed by Elsie Chapman 5. Poison by Bridget Zinn

2013 Fairy Tales Retold Challenge
cobbler = 1-3
1. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
lady in waiting = 4-6
fierce ogre = 7-9
damsel in distress = 10-12
evil enchantress = 13-15
great and terrible beast = 16+

2013 Paranormal Challengeread at least one book featuring one of these creatures: vampires (Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger), werewolves / shifters (Havoc by Jeff Sampson), fey, angels / nephilim (Black Lament by Christina Henry), mermaids, dragons, zombies (Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion), demons (The Darkest Lie by Gena Showalter), witches / wizards (Infinity by Maggie Shayne), ghosts (Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead), aliens (Ravage by Jeff Sampson), people who can go invisible (Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes)

2013 Witches and Witchcraft Challenge
initiate = 1-5
1. Infinity by Maggie Shayne 2. Destiny by Maggie Shayne 3. Immortality by Maggie Shayne 4. Beautiful Creatures (audio) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl 5. Blood of the Sorceress by Maggie Shayne
maiden = 6-10
6. Charmed by His Love by Janet Chapman 7. Courting Carolina by Janet Chapman 8. Beautiful Darkness (audio) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl 9. Poison by Bridget Zinn
mother = 11-15
crone = 16-20+

mini = 1-12
1. Havoc by Jeff Sampson 2. The Essence by Kimberly Derting 3. A Million Suns by Beth Revis 4. Tomorrow, When the War Began (audio) by John Marsden 5. Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum 6. Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi 7. Fearless by Francine Pascal 8. Sam by Francine Pascal 9. Run by Francine Pascal 10. Shades of Earth by Beth Revis 11. Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans 12. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
fun size = 13-20
13. Ravage by Jeff Sampson 14. Carnival of Souls (audio) by Melissa Marr 15. Slated by Teri Terry 16. Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton 17. Beautiful Darkness (audio) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl 18 Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes 19. The Prey by Andrew Fukuda 20. The Dead of the Night (audio) by John Marsden
jumbo = 21-40
21. A Killing Frost (audio) by John Marsden 22. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer 23. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi 24. Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter 25. Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger 26. Darkness, Be My Friend (audio) by John Marsden 27. Burning for Revenge (audio) by John Marsden 28. The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist 29. The Night is for Hunting (audio) by John Marsden 30. The Other Side of Dawn (audio) by John Marsden 31. Dualed by Elsie Chapman 32. Poison by Bridget Zinn 33. Outpost (audio) by Ann Aguirre 34. Spirit Bound (audio) by Richelle Mead 35. Last Sacrifice (audio) by Richelle Mead 36. Virals by Kathy Reichs
mega = 41-50+

2013 Immortals After Dark Challenge
just a drop = 1-4
a small bite = 5-8
so thirsty = 9-12
hungry for more = 13-14

2013 Nightwalkers Challenge
i may twist this one to include all of jacquelyn frank's nightwalker-related series. they've been on my tbr list for a long time.

2013 Sea Haven Challenge
just a taste = 1-3
1. Magic in the Wind by Christine Feehan
can't get enough = 4-6
wanting more = 7-9