Sunday, September 06, 2015

My To Be Read List - September 2015 - Series #2's



Updated: My September poll is closed, and the winner is Kitty Goes to Washington by Carrie Vaughn, with 60% of the votes!  Check back on 9/26 to see how our trip to Washington went!

 
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I'm taking part in a new to me Meme! It's called My To Be Read List and is hosted by Michelle @ Because Reading. This is a monthly meme where we offer up 3 choices from our TBR pile for our readers to pick from to help us make the super hard decision of "what do I read next?" a little easier and to whittle away at the ever growing TBR Mountain!  I saw some other participants liked to choose a theme for themselves each month and I think that was a great idea, so I'll do the same!

Theme: My choices are all #2's of a series that I really liked #1, but just never got back to yet.  Please help me decide!  Feel free to leave me a comment and tell me what you chose and why.

The poll will stay open through Friday, and I'll update this post with the winning book on Saturday 9/12, then post a review on the last Saturday of the month, 9/26.

If you think this sounds fun and would like to join (the more the merrier, because we love voting!) please head on over to Because Reading where Michelle lays out the rules for us!

And the choices are...



From Goodreads:

Celebrity werewolf and late-night radio host Kitty Norville prefers to be heard and not seen. So when she's invited to testify at a Senate hearing on behalf of supernaturals, and her face gets plastered on national TV, she inherits a new set of friends, and enemies, including the vampire mistress of the city; an über-hot Brazilian were-jaguar; and a Bible-thumping senator who wants to expose Kitty as a monster. Kitty quickly learns that in this city of dirty politicians and backstabbing pundits, everyone's itching for a fight.
From Goodreads:

Persephone Alcmedi has been persuaded to compete for the position of High Priestess of the Cleveland, Ohio, coven — now that the former priestess, Vivian Diamond, has strangely gone missing. Unfortunately, there are a few small problems with the idea. Not only does Seph know rather more about Vivian's disappearance than the other witches realize, but the epic struggle she's just survived has left her with some highly unusual powers — ones that could be dangerous to reveal. Despite her reluctance, she agrees to participate, if only to prevent snooty Hunter Hopewell, an obnoxious but talented witch, from ending up in the winner's circle. Can Seph hide her secrets — including her connection to the master vampire-wizard Menessos — from the terrifyingly wise judges? Plus, there's her rock 'n' roll werewolf boyfriend, Johnny, and some angry fairies to deal with....

Once the competition begins, a finalist turns up dead. It looks as if one of the contestants is willing to do anything — including murder — to win. Suddenly Seph has even more on her plate than she thought: from solving a murder to working out what her new powers really are...and exactly why they're creating so much havoc in her love life.
From Goodreads:

My name is Raine Benares. Until last week I was a seeker—a finder of things lost and people missing. Now I’m psychic roommates with the Saghred, an ancient stone with cataclysmic powers. Just me, the stone, and all the souls it’s ingested over the centuries. Crowded doesn’t even begin to describe it. All I want is my life back—which means getting rid of the stone and the power it possesses. To sort things out, I head for the Isle of Mid, home to the most prestigious sorcery school, as well as the Conclave, the governing body for all magic users. It’s also home to power- grubbing mages who want me dead and goblins who see me as a thief. As if that’s not enough, Mid’s best student spellsingers are disappearing left and right, and I’m expected to find them. Lives are at stake, goblins are threatening to sue, mages are getting greedier, and the stone’s power is getting stronger by the hour. This could get ugly.


Poll is closed
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11 comments:

  1. You did it perfectly :) I choose Armed & Magical because I adore the cover, it should like a fun read.

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  2. Armed and Magical would be a re-read for me. I do like Lisa Shearin's writing. Just one word of warning: the pace is pretty fast. Then it speeds up around book 3. Sticking it out is worth it, tho. By book six, she finds a pace that lets you catch your breath between battles. She continues these longer pauses in her modern series, too. {Smile}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

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  3. I chose Kitty Goes to Washington because I adore Kitty Norville. (Who wouldn't love a werewolf whose nickname is Kitty?) I didn't like the Persephone Alcmedi one very much, and haven't started reading the Raine Benares series, though it's on the list of ones that I want to try.

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  4. Kitty! Because she is awesome.

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  5. I feel kinda like I cheated since I'd read 2 of your 3 choices. I went with Kitty but Armed and Magical was really good, too! I hope you enjoy whichever book is chosen for you. :)

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  6. Kitty for me! I haven't read the other 2 yet but am disappointed in myself that I'm not fully caught up on the Kitty Norville series myself. I think the Washington one was the last one I read.

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  7. I voted for Armed and Magical. I like the cover and the plot sounded exciting.

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  8. Kitty! Always Kitty!

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  9. Darn, my vote didn't win but I hope you enjoy the winner! I can't wait to see your review!!!

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  10. Woohoo! I think you're going to love it. I look forward to reading your thoughts. :)

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