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February 1st-5th (Week One)
Chapter One thru Chapter Nine – Pages 1-100
First initial thought: This isn’t what I was anticipating. I’m a bit frustrated with the book and I really hope it gets better as far as my views on the characters go else I might be in trouble.
Story thoughts: Having enjoyed Poison Study, I will admit that I have some high expectations for this book. Unfortunately after nine chapters, I’m not overly enamored with the story so far. Yelena got on my nerves a bit in the initial pages and while she’s since started to become the same person I liked in the first book, I am worried that this isn’t going to be the only time I find myself getting annoyed with her. I want to claw Leif’s face to ribbons. I don’t know how much of a role he’s going to play in this book, but if he’s an important character then he’s got a LONG way to go to impress me. ~hiss~ Not sure what to make of Cahil, but it will be interesting to see how his story plays out as the book continues.
It’s rather hard to get a full feel for the book after only a hundred pages, but so far I’m not thrilled. I find myself with tons of questions and no answers. We’ve gotten a brief glimpse of Yelena’s family, but haven’t really learned anything about them, which sucks because there was this big hype about her being their long lost daughter, and yet nothing has come from it. We meet them, we spend a little bit of time with them, and then we leave. That’s it. It’s over and done with too quickly. Hopefully we’ll see more of them and learn more as the story progresses.
I was greatly amused by Yelena’s quick connection with Cahil’s horse. I can foresee there being some fun moments because of it. Heehee.
Overall, there isn’t a lot that grabbed me in the first week of reading. We’ll see what week two has in store.
“A peevish thought about who would hold the ladder for me flashed through my mind. Irys’s annoyed voice admonished me in my own head. Yelena, you will have no trouble getting into the trees. Perhaps I should have them raise the ladder when it’s your turn to climb, as you might prefer to use your grapple and rope.” – pg 11-12
What the Cat Read is excited to be participating in the tour for Michelle Madow’s newest book! To see all of the blogs involved in the event, please click on the banner above! =^.^=
Date Released: January 26, 2016
Series: Elementals #1
Filled with magic, thrilling adventure, and sweet romance, Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows is the first in a new series that fans of Percy Jackson and The Secret Circle will love!
When Nicole Cassidy moves from sunny Georgia to gloomy New England, the last thing she expects is to learn that her homeroom is a cover for a secret coven of witches. Even more surprisingly … she’s apparently a witch herself. Despite doubts about her newfound abilities, Nicole is welcomed into this ancient circle of witches and is bedazzled by their powers—and, to her dismay, by Blake—the school’s notorious bad-boy.
Girls who get close to Blake wind up hurt. His girlfriend Danielle will do anything to keep them away, even if she must resort to using dark magic. But the chemistry between Blake and Nicole is undeniable, and despite wanting to protect Nicole from Danielle’s wrath, he finds it impossible to keep his distance.
When the Olympian Comet shoots through the sky for the first time in three thousand years, Nicole, Blake, Danielle, and two others in their homeroom are gifted with mysterious powers. But the comet has another effect—it opens the portal to the prison world that has contained the Titans for centuries. After an ancient monster escapes and attacks Nicole and Blake, it’s up to them and the others to follow the clues from a cryptic prophecy so that they can save their town … and possibly the world.
About the Author:
Michelle Madow grew up in Baltimore, graduated Rollins College in Orlando, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida. She wrote her first book in her junior year of college, and has been writing novels since. Some of her favorite things are: reading, pizza, traveling, shopping, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle has toured across America to promote her books and to encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing. Someday, she hopes to travel the world for a year on a cruise ship.
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What the Cat Read is thrilled to be starting a new monthly post event this year! Follow Along Friday Reads is an event where on of us will be sharing our thoughts and favorite quotes/scenes from the book we’re reading each month every Friday. If you want to follow along, you are more than welcome to do so in the comments sections of each Friday post.
Our first Follow Along Friday Read will be hosted by Sara, who shall be reading Maria V. Snyder’s Magic Study, book #2 of the Study series!
Here’s a break down of her reading schedule for each week:
February 1st-5th (Week One)
- Chapter One thru Chapter Nine – Pages 1-100
February 8th-12th (Week Two)
- Chapter Ten thru Chapter Eighteen – Pages 101-203
February 15th-19th (Week Three)
- Chapter Nineteen thru Chapter Twenty-Eight – Pages 204-304
February 22nd-26th (Week Four)
- Chapter Twenty-Nine thru Chapter Thirty-Five – Pages 305-392
Review Post February 29th
We hope that you all enjoy this new feature on our blog and are looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the books we select to read throughout the months ahead, murr! =^.^=
What the Cat Read is thrilled to be participating in the tour for Elisabeth Staab’s newest novel! To see all the blogs participating in the event, please click on the banner above. =^.^=
Date Released: January 19, 2016
Series: Evergreen Grove #3
He thinks I want him because of the rumors around town. Because I think he’s easy. I want AJ, because he’s AJ.
No liars. No suits. Absolutely no straight guys…
AJ Fabin’s list of rules keeps him safe. Since getting kicked out of his parents’ home and attacked by a former escorting client, his rules and his life in the tiny town of Evergreen Grove provide a quiet haven. He may be lonely, and he may stick out like a sore thumb, but the folks like him well enough. When he’s not dodging his old pimp, things are peaceful.
Hayden Price is having a quarter-life crisis. Engaged to a woman he can’t connect to and working a job he secretly hates, he comes to Evergreen Grove to help his mother through a health scare. Returning to his childhood home makes Hayden reevaluate a lot of things, including himself. When he meets AJ and finds he can’t stand the mouthy jerk—almost as much as he can’t stop thinking about him—he has a lot more to change than his career.
To be together, they’ll both have to break all of their rules.
By the Rules is book 3 in the Evergreen Grove series, but reads as a standalone.
About the Author:
Elisabeth Staab started hunting mutant hedgehogs back in 1842… Oops, wrong bio… Elisabeth Staab digs coffee, saucy stories, and sexy things that go bump in the night. Once, she ate dinner in a jail and liked it. She lives in the Washington DC area with her incredible family and does her best to juggle life while ignoring the laundry.
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With so many exciting books coming out this year, the felines thought it would be fun to do a monthly post showcasing titles that they are anxious to get their paws on. Here are their picks for this month. =^.^=
Sara’s Choice: The Shadow Queen (Ravenspire #1) by CJ Redwine
Expected publication: February 16th 2016 by Balzer + Bray
Mimi’s Choice: A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly
Published February 2nd 2016 by Simon & Schuster, Saga Press
Sammer’s Choice: The Immortals (Olympus Bound #1) by Jordanna Max Brodsky
Expected publication: February 16th 2016 by Orbit