Books Read in 2009

1. At Grave's End - Jeaniene Frost  - 1/1/09
At Grave's End (Night Huntress, Book 3) At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow! This book had so much action in it! At one point after a huge fight scene and the aftermath was all done, I let out a huge breath. I didn't realize I'd been holding it! I'm so glad there is another book coming out because there is still so much of a story to tell. I hope Cat and Bones get their traditional wedding, and poor Denise! Cat's Mom is finally starting to grow on me and I'm curious as to how her little relationship goes. Tate is really bugging me though. He is reminding me of Jacob in Twilight. Cat doesn't love you, she only loves Bones, go find someone else to love!!! And OMG, what Max did was awful! Poor Cat. I really hope she gets her tattoo redone. :( All in all, another fantastic book in the series. My favorite line was, 'Life. You could only make plans for it,
                                        not dictate orders to it.'  

                                        One thing I didn't add in my review- there was a part where I thought to myself, 'If that
                                       was me I'd be flipping them off.' And the very next sentence was her flipping the guys off
                                       and walking away. Classic! I love Cat, she is so awesome.

2. The Third Day, The Frost by John Marsden - 1/1/09 **Audiobook
The Third Day, The Frost The Third Day, The Frost by John Marsden
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
I had read the plot summaries for all of the Tomorrow Series books and knew which characters would die. Even though I knew the characters that would die, I didn't know how or when. When I read the part where Robin dies...I was crushed. Knowing she would die versus reading how she died, and actually reading that part brought me to tears. It was such a fast moment here, the next gone. Like Ellie says, she just disappeared. I hated Captain Harvey so much, especially after how he treated Ellie and Homer. Although Robin died, at least she took Harvey with her. I listened to this audio book while at a scrapbook crop. I think listening to books makes my brain concentrate more and therefore make me a little more creative, so I can't wait to listen to the rest of the books in the series! I'm always amazed at the level of bravery the teenagers exhibit. If my country were taken over and the I had escaped capture...I'm not sure what I would do, or how well I would handle the situation. I also love the narrator for this series. 

3. Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry for Your...brains by Ryan Mecum - 1/18/09Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry for Your...brains Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry for Your...brains by Ryan Mecum
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book was amazing! I laughed so hard, and was pretty grossed out in some parts..."The skull is feisty" is an actual line in the book! The guy who did this is amazingly talented. He tells the story of a zombie invasion from the main character first seeing zombies to becoming one, but all done in haiku poems!!! It's freaking hysterical, a quick read, and very gross! 

4. Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas Novel, Book 1) Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz - 1/26/09
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book took forever for me to get into, but once I had a chance to really sit down with it, I liked it. There were some passages that were just so well written I was completely ensared by the writing style.

The only thing I didn't like about this book...the ending where Stormy died. It was kind of the whole Sixth Sense thing, where she's dead. He knew she was, but he couldn't let her go until his friends made him let her go. It was so sad. I would have been bawling if I wasn't on a plane reading it!

                                           I'm excited to read the rest of these now!

5. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling -  1/26/09
The Tales of Beedle the Bard The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
I loved how this book was setup that it was translated by Hermione and there was added commentary by Dumbledore. The Fountain tale and Babbity were my favorites. The tales are meant to teach young wizards and witches good morals like our own, and I think it really showed that. My absolute favorite was the three brothers, but probably because of the 7th Harry Potter.

6. Darkness Be My Friend by John Marsden - 1/27/09 **Audiobook
Darkness Be My Friend Darkness Be My Friend by John Marsden
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
This story felt the slowest of the all so far, however I'm still loving the series. It was interesting to hear about how damaged they all were after their time in the prison camps. I don't think any of them realized how traumatized they actually were. They just kept living each day, never knowing when it would be their last. I'm really curious to see how the next book goes as they are now stuck back in the thick of the war. 

7. The Bro Code by Barney Stinson - 1/30/09 **Audiobook
The Bro Code The Bro Code by Barney Stinson
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book was hilarious! Especially since it was read by Neil Patrick Harris and its his character in How I Met Your Mother. I first listened to parts of this while visiting Shae and listenend to it in her car while driving all around Orlando/Gainesville. I listened to it again once we were home, and there are seriously so many funny "Bro Codes" that the bros should live by. I've watched the tv show a few times, and now I really want to watch the previous seasons. There was an episode where Barney broke one of the codes and he had one of his friends try and find a loop hole, and it showed how they upheld certain codes. Very funny to listen to, and he includes a PDF with extras.

8. Burning for Revenge by John Marsden - 2/7/09 **Audiobook
Burning For Revenge Burning For Revenge by John Marsden
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
I'm always left amazed at each book in this series. I don't know how many teenagers could pull off what these kids have done. The destruction of the airfield was spectacular, and it was conincidence that they managed it. I'm glad that they decided to stay in their town and try fighting it out still. I was really pissed at the character of Lee though, he really hurt and betrayed Ellie. I wonder how this series will end.

9. Lords of Misrule by Rachel Caine - 2/8/09
Lord of Misrule (The Morganville Vampires, Book 5) Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine
Rating: 3 of 5 stars
I'm still enjoying this story, but I hate the cliff hanger endings. Seriously, wtf? The character of Myrnin is so interesting, is he really good or bad? You know he is devoted to Amelie, but how far will he go to sell everyone else out to save her? I did enjoy what they did with Monica though. She really deserves every form of torture people will inflict upon her. I kind of wish Claire would have let the mob get her. So cute that Shane gave her the necklace and finally told her he loved her. I read the excerpt for the next book that comes out in June. Seems like the others where it picks right up from the last book. I'm curious to see how the story unfolds now that Bishop is in charge of the town.

10. What I Did for Love What I Did for Love by Susan Elizabeth Phillips - 2/28/09
What I Did for Love by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Awwww! I loved this book! It had it really funny similiarities of celeb life (Brad, Angie and Jen triangle) so that was interesting. The story was so full of back story, and that's one of the things I love in books. I kept wondering how it would all end, and it took a few surprise turns. I was happy with the ending though, it was perfect.

11. Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs - 3/1/09 Bone Crossed: A Mercy Thompson Novel
Bone Crossed: A Mercy Thompson Novel by Patricia Briggs
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
It always makes me wonder how titles get chosen, and every book in this series make perfect sense with the titles. I really enjoyed the book, but I'm still wondering how it will all end. It seemed like this was a filler book to the next one. I was glad Mercy finally accepted Adam, so hopefully more of that comes out in the next one. The pack doesn't fully accept her, so I think there will be more to that also.

12. Airhead by Meg Cabot - 3/8/09
Airhead Airhead by Meg Cabot
Rating: 2 of 5 stars
Whhhhhhyyyyyy do I always get sucked in by Meg Cabot books?! I loved The Mediator series, and Avalon High, but this one and the last I read (Jinx) have left me regretting the hours I spent reading them. UGH...headdesk, headdesk, headdesk!! So obviously I didn't like it. The plot was interesting enough, teen dies in a freak accident and at the same time a teen supermodel falls dead from a brain anureysm. So, what are doctors to do? Brain transplant of course! (yes sarcasm...) Ok really though that had me intrigued, but it just could have been better. I know, I'm no author, but guh...this just ended so badly. And she honestly goes back to her old school as the supermodel trying to reclaim the love of her life? Riiighhhhttt...she's loaded (over 300k in her savings) and goes back to school? Haha, and she's supposed to keep up the contracts of the model or else her parents have to pay 2 million in doctors fees? Uh-huh. I was really miffed at the ending. I kept thinking, wow, like this could get any worse, I waited this whole time for this ending? When...dun dun dun...the second book comes out in May 09 and the third in 2010. So...of course like the sucker I am I will be reading them I'm sure. Because I have to know what happens...yeah cause I'm that big of an idiot.

13. Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse Series) by Charlaine Harris - 3/09/09
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 1) Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
I really wasn't expecting to like this book after both Shae and Heather rated it so low! I think I was just sucked into the murder mystery because I kept wondering who it could be, and what everyone's personal agenda was. I was totally surprised at who the killer was. (Dumb blonde me!) Also, I loved how the society was starting to accept vampires, (Fang Bangers - haha!) and had special vampy clubs and hotels.

It made me laugh so hard that the main vamp was named...Bill. Yeah...Bill. But, considering he was born before the Civil War, and (I think?) it was short for William I guess that make sense during that time. To have a vamp with a name like that though...huh. Very funny to me anyways.

Also, EWWWW that they dig themselves a hole in the earth and sleep there during the day?! Um yuck, don't sign me up. And what was up with Bubba? Sure, I read this while I was sick and on meds, but did I miss something? Who was he supposed to be anyways? And, isn't that kind of creepy a little that your vamp boyfriend knew like everyones ancestors?

So that aside I really liked it. It was a quick read and made me chuckle in a few parts. I'm curious as to how the rest of the series goes.

14. Inkheart by Cornelia Flunke - 03/19/09 **AudiobookInkheart (Inkheart, Book 1) Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
I started listening to this on audiobook a few weeks ago, but made the mistake of seeing the movie before I finished the book. I loved seeing how they tied everything together at the end of the movie, but I can't wait to see how the rest of the series goes. One thing I didn't like about the book was all the back and forth. They're captured by Capricorn, they escape, they're caught again, they escape, they come back...blah, blah. I loved the plot though, and thought it was so interesting.

15. Fade by Lisa McMann - 03/23/09
Fade Fade by Lisa McMann
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was so hard to read. It was amazing, but was so sad. I feel so bad for Janie, but I hope that she ends up with a happy ending in the next book. I'm ever the optimist when it comes to characters I like. The writing style is just the same as the first book, and I love it and am so captivated by the style. It's so different, but works with this story. The books are quick, easy reads, and sooooo hard to put down!

16. Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1) Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #1) - 3/24/09
Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Awww what a good story! I'm a big sci-fi and paranormal geek, and when combined with a romance novel, I'm sold. I loved the main character Sascha and how awesome she was. This was a book I had a hard time putting down! I couldn't even read the excerpt for the second book because I knew I'd be up all night reading it. The killer and the ending were kind of predictable, but they were exactly what I wanted and tied the story up perfectly. Such a sweet story, I can't wait to see what the rest of the series is like!

17. Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling, #2) Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #2) - 3/25/09
Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Another amazing book in the Psy-Changeling series! I think I loved this book even more than the first because there was more to the PsyNet and more talk about the Psy way of life. I'm such a sci-fi geek! Plus, I'd been hoping Vaughn would get a happy ending. He was so tormented and lonesome in the first book. I hope in the other books they still talk about/interact with the other characters so I can get glimpses into their new/developing relationships. I love this series. <3 

18. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (Mortal Instruments #3) - 3/26/09 (technically at 1am)
City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, Book 3) City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Now that's the way you end a series!! I think I'll have to go back and read this a bit slower the next time around. I was in such a hurry to find out all the nitty, gritty details that I rushed the story.


YAY!!!! I knew it, I knew Clary and Jace coulnd't be siblings!!! Whoooo-hoooo!!! I had figured out that "Sebastian" was really Jonathan, and that Jace was really the Inquisitor's grandson, but it was still very satisfying to find out all the details. And whoa...angel and demon blood huh?! I wondered how that would all play out with the wards and demon blood thing. Although Valentine is a dick, he was pretty clever to plan that all out so far ahead of time. Gotta give him that.

I could probably write a lot more, give a much better review, but I started reading this at 9pm last night, and didn't finish and go to bed until 1am. I'm exhausted and can't quite think straight. :) 

19. Caressed By Ice by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #3)- 03/27/09 Caressed By Ice (Psy-Changeling, #3)
Caressed By Ice by Nalini Singh
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
I love this series sooooo much! I love Brenna and seeing her story and her character develop. Judd was amazing and it was interesting to see his connection to the Psy world and learn about everything he knew. I also enjoy the backstory with the Psy council and what they are up to. I love that the other characters still make an appearance.

20. Dead Witch Walking (Rachel Morgan/The Hollows, Book 1) Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison - 03/29/09 **audiobook
Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
Rating: 3 of 5 stars
I had higher expectations of this book because both Shae and Sara liked it. I think it was because I was listening to it on an audiobook so it wasn't as good. The narrator bugged me a little bit I guess, and there were parts that I completely tuned it out. I did like the plot and I always love seeing what different authors come up with for their own worlds and the creatures that inhabit them. I'll read (or closely listen) to the other books in this series and see if I like them more later on. Rachael seemed like a target for problems though.

21. Paper Towns by John Green - 4/02/09 **Audiobook
Paper Towns Paper Towns by John Green
Rating: 3 of 5 stars
I was really enjoying this book until the end. I'm never satisfied with a book unless the ending really sums up the whole book and completes the story. This just seemed to fall through at the end for me. There is all this mystery surrounding Margo and then poof, its just gone. I did love how clever her "clues" were and how it really made you think about and question aspects of life. A good read, but I wouldn't pick it up again and that's normally how I judge a book. If after I just finish a book, and I would want to read it again right after, yeah that's a fantastic book. This...well no.


22. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie WarWorld War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks - 04/05/09 **Audiobook World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
I started this (in audiobook form that had a full amazing cast) and went into it with the preconceived notion that it would be whimsical and funny and all about killing zombies and chopping their heads off. I was completely wrong. The stories feel so real, and because there were different voices for every character in the story, was hard for it not to feel real! The author gives the characters real "voices" and explains how political the whole thing was when we didn't even believe in our leadership. I always laugh at and love zombie movies, but this was a little too eerie!

23. The City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau - 04/10/09
The City of Ember (The First Book Of Ember) The City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
I didn't realize the movie was based on a book until recently. I still haven't watched the movie, but I loved the book. I really love books about apocalyptic/disaster/end of the world plots, and this didn't disappoint. The whole idea of an underground city, completely ignorant of where they came from, was well done. The part where Lina draws a blue sky and thinks hey that would be neat, was funny. I guess there are certain things we just take for granted! The only thing I didn't like, was I thought they should have known about where they came from. They were so ignorant to those things, like birds, or candles, etc. that it put them at a disadvantage. I'm excited for the next book in the series though, and especially the third one where its about the Builders and why they are preparing the city of Ember.

24. The People of Sparks (The Second Book of Ember) The People of Sparks by Jeanne Duprau - 04/11/09
The People of Sparks by Jeanne Duprau
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
I was so excited to start this book! The end of the first one left you hanging...does Mrs. Murdo read the note, does she get everyone to follow? Right off you find out they do come, but are in rough shape. I like the messages the book gives...Anger causes unintended consequences, fighting causes war, etc. The characters of Tick, Torren and Casper bugged the crap out of me! I hate people like that in real life and its those types of personalities that cause strife among others, like in the book. I want to know what happens to the people from Ember. They've been told at the end they are now part of the Sparks village, but what does that mean? Will they prosper as a group, or will they eventually set out on their own? And Doon discovered electricity again, what will that do for them? So many questions, I can't wait to read the rest of the series for the answers!
25. The Prophet of Yonwood (3rd Book of Ember) The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne Duprau - 04/12/09
The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne Duprau
Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Meh, I could have done without this one in the series. It did tie a few things into the series, but I really was hoping that what the Builders did would come out more.

26. The Diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne Duprau - 04/12/09
The Diamond of Darkhold (4th Book of Ember) The Diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne Duprau
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
I loved this book! It was the perfect way to end the series, and give you a great ending, with again, a great message. I always wondered if they would go back to Ember for supplies because it seemed like it would make sense. I loved how there was a little something extra for the people from Ember to help them in the new world, and how Doon figures it all out. As a "happy ending person" I was glad to see Lina and Doon together at the end, and to get a glimpse into the future of their great grand kids and the world as it would be. This series really makes you think about how the state of the world is now, and what it will be like in 50 years, and even later on. I laughed so hard at the names Trogg gave to his family, naming them after the ancient cities... New Yorik, Minny-Appelis, Scawgo, and Kanza City.
27. Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 2) Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris - 04/15/09
Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
I don't know what it is about these books, but I love them! Maybe its that people always think Sookie is stupid because she's blonde and has boobs, but she always proves them wrong. Or maybe because its just another new and different vampire world. If it was me though, I would so go for Eric, not Bill.

28. Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 3)Club Dead by Charlaine Harris - 04/16/09
Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Another good Sookie book, but I think I called it last book when I said I would pick Eric over Bill. What a jerk Bill was, and how cool was the gesture Eric made at the end for her?! I liked this one hearing more about the other "supernatural" beings and their roles in her life. Poor girl though, she will never have a normal life, but I'd say she's finally accepted that fact. I really loathed Bill in this book, I'm glad she's not with him anymore.

29. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris - 04/20/09
Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 4) Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Poor Sookie. I swear I think or say that every book. The girl just can't catch a break! I was cheering on the inside when her and Eric got together, even if it was when he didn't have his memory. I was sad that he couldn't remember them being together, and that she had to pretend nothing happened. I love how he surprised her with the coat, but she kind of knew he would. Also, I was also cheering for her when she killed Debbie, that chick deserved it! :) I can't wait to see what happens in the next few books!

30. Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse Vampire Mystery, Book 5) Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris - 04/21/09
Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
I always say poor Sookie...this time I'm saying...well poor Sookie again, but seriously! She just keeps getting deeper and deeper into supernatural stuff and apparently she's in over her head. Someone must have a big target on her head for everything that happens to her in this book. Wow, and even though she didn't sleep with anyone, seriously, I lost count of all the guys she started to get busy with. I'd say she's trying to make up for lost time! I'm pretty curious as to how Claude and Claudine play out in future stories.

31. Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris - 04/22/09
Definitely Dead (Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery, Book 6) Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Again! Honestly, I am so sucked into this series its really sad. As far as I can tell from the Authors website...well there is no end in sight at the moment. Yes, she knows how it will end, but no she won't tell anyone and doesn't forsee when it will all end. The 9th book in the series comes out next month... *sigh* Well, at least I'm still enjoying them, but um...I'm kind of sick of all the crap she goes through. And now the fairy blood? What the eff? Ugh and Bill...seriously, he just needs to move on or leave her alone or something. It seems like this one had a lot more going on, and there was so much that happened to her even before she got to her cousins, which I thought was the main plot of this book? Huh, interesting thats for sure and I'm still wondering how these turn out...but ohmantheyaretakingforevertotellherstorycanwejustgetthisoverwithkthnx.

32. All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris - 04/24/09
All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery, Book 7) All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Oh are so dumb. I really don't have much to say about this book. Even though there was a lot of stuff going on, and it was the HUGE vampire summit...meh, I wasn't as engrossed in this one like previous books. Things that should be obvious just pass her by, and everything seems so coincidental that she just happens to be in the right place at the right time for everything to happen. Why is she so dumb about Eric though? He is the best choice out of all the guys she's been tied to I think.

33. From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery, Book 8)From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris - 04/24/09
From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
Rating: 3 of 5 stars
This seemed like a "filler" book. Like it had to keep the story up, but there wasn't a lot of substance in it to make it a stand alone book. However, it seems like I have a lot to say on this one. I wondered how the whole fairy-blood thing would come up and this was interesting. I just wonder what role her great-great-grandfather will play in future books. Also, I'm so sick of every single line where she has to be hospitable to everyone that comes over (by making them sandwiches, etc.), even if she doesn't like them. Do people still really do that? Bill is such a dick in this book too, why can't he just leave her alone now that his "job" is over? Boo on her brother and the Crystal situation, its like watching a car accident that you can't look away from. I'm sure we'll all be rubber-necking in the next book, too. I wish she would finally get together with Eric, but I was a little sad about the Quinn situation only because she was so dumb about "love" again. The vampire take over was predictable, and of course, Sookie who is dumber than a rock sometimes, manages to save Eric and the new king...go figure. Also, wtf with Hunter? 

34. Mine to Possess (Psy-Changeling, #4) Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #4) - 04/26/09
Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Another amazing story in this series! I felt so bad for Clay and Tally, there was so much of their past they had to get through, but it was that past that made them who they are now. I had a suspicion about what Tally's sickness was related to, so I liked how that tied up at the end. Again, I love that all the other characters still play a role in the ongoing story so you can still see their relationships. I want to know who the Ghost is though!

35. Hostage to Pleasure (Psy-Changeling, #5) Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh (Psy Changeling #5) - 04/27/09
Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
I loved this book so much! I think the last few books have led up to this one, and it was just perfect! It was everything I hoped for, and of course I teared up at the end. Dorian was finally able to grieve for his sister and was able to move on, but never forget her, and he got a family in the end. I love how you think you know what's going to happen, and then the author throws in a new surprise, or twists the plot a little. I'm so excited for the next book, and I'm so curious as to how all the characters' stories will end in this series. 

36. The Good, the Bad, and the Undead (Rachel Morgan/The Hollows, Book 2)The Good, the Bad, and the Undead by Kim Harrison - 04/28/09 - audiobook
The Good, the Bad, and the Undead by Kim Harrison
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
I think Rachael Morgan and Sookie Stackhouse should become best friends...they are both idiots and get into so much trouble because they are dumb. However, I did enjoyt this story more than the first one. I loved the mystery of what Trent actually was, was finally revealed, but I wonder how much else will come out about her father. I also wonder how her relationship with her "familiar" will go now, haha. The end turned out the be the best part of the book, I liked how things tied up at the end, and she was actually smart there!

37. Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood #7)by J.R. Ward - 04/30/09
Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7) Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Ok, so this really bugged me at first, it seemed like it took forever before the book got into its groove with all the stupid dressed up sentences and pop culture references, but I enjoyed it like every other BDB book. I have to admit though, I teared up a lot. I loved seeing the stuff going on with Wrath/Beth and with John/Xhex. I felt there could have been more Rhev/Elhena since you know, its their story, but it seemed like it had to be told with this book to make the next book work, and for the story flow. Wrath being permanently blind was so sad, I cried there, but it had to happen in order for him to become the king in all ways. Also, Tohr, how freakin sad was that, but its good that he is finally "awake" and ready to start putting his life back together. I'm still bummed that John and Xhex are going to be a couple, but I've grown to like her in this book, and you know they will have an interesting story! Plus, there is still so much mystery about her and what happened to her before. I'm sad the story is over now and it will be ages before the next book!

38. The Night Is For Hunting (Tomorrow Series) by John Marsden - 05/03/09 - audiobook
The Night Is For Hunting (The Tomorrow Series, Book 6) The Night Is For Hunting by John Marsden
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Another good book in this series. I love the narrator, she adds so much to each character. This one didn't have near as much action as the previous book did, but in a way that was nice. They didn't do anything to further the war, but they were able to take care of "The Ferrals" and again show their mettle for surviving.

39. Talk Me Down (Tumble Creek, #1)Talk Me Down (Tumble Creek #1) by Victoria Dahl - 05/05/09
Talk Me Down by Victoria Dahl
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Whoa, there was a ton of sexy time in this book!! I'd have to go through and count, but I swear there was more sex talk than dialogue! :) Ok maybe not, but it was so steamy! The plot was funny and the mystery stalker was interesting, but it got stale after a bit. It was a good read though, and made me grin like an idiot in parts.

40. Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse #9) by Charlaine Harris - 05/06/09
Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery, Book 9) Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
Rating: 3 of 5 stars
I was glad to see some of the needless characters pass by this time around. First, Crystal being killed wasn't exactly a surprise but her murderer was. Also, Octavia had certainly worn out her welcome, it seemed like the author was like, "Hmm she is really boring let's drag her out a little more and then suddenly get rid of her!" It just seemed like this was a little slice of more of the messed up Sookie story. However, I really hope she gets over her hang ups and sticks with Eric. She should be glad he "married" her! Poor Claudine though, that was really sad.

41. Mirror ImageMirror Image by Sandra Brown - 05/07/09
Mirror Image by Sandra Brown
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
I loved the plot, and it was interesting trying to figure out who the killer would be. I thought I had it all figured out, but there was a surprise twist that I didn't see. I kept wishing she would just tell everyone who she really was, but the way it came out, and the events that followed made the book work.

42. Hard and Fast (Fast Track #2) by Erin McCarthy - 05/15/09
Hard and Fast (Fast Track, #2) Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
I loved the first book in this series and I wondered how this would stack up against it. It was an adorable story and I loved the characters so much! It seemed like they rushed things a little fast, but hello, Hard and Fast is the title! And I know people meet and fall in love and know they want to get married after knowing each other a few short months. ( yeah!) This was filled with loads of sexy time, a very hot read! 

43. The Deception of the Emerald Ring (Pink Carnation, Book 3)The Deception of the Emerald Ring (Pink Carnation #3) by Lauren Willig - 05/18/09 **audiobook
The Deception of the Emerald Ring by Lauren Willig
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Another great story in the Pink Carnation series! I loved how this book was set during the Irish Rebellion, which coincides with the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. As they were talking about Edward and launching the revolution, all the parts of the Outlander series, and how those characters played their parts made it so interesting! I love how the characters in this story finally got together, and how he realized he loved her. Also, the Eloise/Collin bits are always funny. I'm curious about the "petals" of the Black Tulip...can't wait to find out what's going on with that! 

44.Star Trek Star Trek by Alan Dean Foster - 05/31/09 **audiobook (Zachary Quinto narrator)
Star Trek by Alan Dean Foster
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
I LOVED this movie, so the book was basically an added bonus! Zachary Quinto as the narrator was awesome/amazing/epic. I loved the extra bits and I could visualize the movie as I listened to it. 

45. Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella - 06/03/09 **audiobook
46. Inkspell by Cornelia Funke - 07/03/09 **audiobook (Brendan Fraiser narrator)

47. Branded by Fire (Psy Changeling #6) by Nalini Singh - 07/09/09

48. Devil May Cry (Dark Junter #19) by Sherrilyn Kenyon  - 07/26/09
49. Destined For An Early Grave (Night Huntress #4) by Jeaniene Frost - 7/28/09
50. Carpe Corpus (Morganville Vampires #6) by Rachel Caine - 8/02/09
51. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls #2) by Ally Carter - 8/02/09
52. Don't Judge a Girl By Her Cover (Gallagher Girls #3) by Ally Carter - 8/04/09 **audiobook
53. Change of heart by Jodi Picoult - 8/11/09 **audiobook
54. Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke - 8/15/09 **audiobook
55. Being Nikki (Airhead #2) by Meg Cabot - 8/25/09 **audiobook
56. The Other Side of Dawn (Tomorrow Series #7)  by John Marsden - 8/28/09 **audiobook
57. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - 8/30/09 **audiobook
58. While I Live (Ellie Chronicles #1) by John Marsden - 09/02/09 **audiobook
59. Love in the Present Tense by Catherine Ryan Hyde - 09/03/09
60. Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins - 09/06/09 **audiobook
61. Incurable (Ellie Chronicles #2) by John Marsden - 09/08/09 **audiobook
62. Circle of Flight (Ellie Chronicles #3) by John Marsden - 9/16/09 **audiobook
63. The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum - 10/18/09
64. Oh.My.Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs - 11/1/09 **audiobook
65. Goddess Boot camp by Tera Lynn Childs - 11/1/09
66. The Awakening (Vampire Diaries #1) by L.J. Smith - 11/2/09
67. The Real Real by Emma McLaughlin - 11/09/09  **audiobook
68. Geek high by Piper Banks - 11/14/09
69. Feed by M.T. Anderson - 11/15/09  **audiobook