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Katheryne

Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.

MD, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Blood Noir: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated By Cynthia Holloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (592)
    Performance
    (258)
    Story
    (261)

    Jason Schuyler is a werewolf. He's also one of Anita Blake's best friends, and sometimes her lover. And right now he needs her - not to be a vampire hunter, or a federal marshal, or a necromancer, or even for her rank in the werewolf pack, but because his father is dying. He needs Anita because she's a pretty woman who loves him, who can make him look like an everyday guy.

    Katheryne says: "Zero stars"
    "Zero stars"
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    I wish I could give this a zero star rating. In a moment of weakness I bought this book to give the Anita Blake series one more chance. I can't believe I fell for this trash - again!
    It's time for me to say goodbye to this once loved series forever. This book is just awful. No plot, unbelievable storyline and nauseatingly bad dialogue. Just plain boring.
    Don't waste your credit or money.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Cursed: The Watchers Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By S.J. West
    • Narrated By Christa Lewis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (167)

    Lilly Rayne Nightingale always felt like Fate was trying to wipe away her existence through a series of odd, near fatal incidences. Luckily, her best friend Will was always one step ahead of Fate preventing her from being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Will was her knight in shining armor until he broke her heart after their one and only kiss. On Lilly's first day of college, she meets Brand Cole. Intrigued by Brand, Lilly must decide whether or not she can give up her adolescent fantasy of being reunited with Will and allow Brand the opportunity to conqueror her heart.

    Danielle says: "Very pleasantly surprised"
    "I couldn’t stop listening???"
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    This is such a hard review for me to write since I really can’t explain why I kept listening to this one. I think I have a love/hate relationship with this book. There were so many things I didn’t like about the main character and many of her choices/actions were unrealistic for someone her age. I usually don’t have an issue with suspending my belief when it comes to paranormal romance but I struggled with this one. All the negative comments aside, I just couldn’t stop listening to this one. What was it about this book?? I suppose I really enjoyed the mystery and just had to know everyone’s deep dark secrets. Although not all the secrets were revealed in this book. I’m sure I will purchase the next one because the price is right and I apparently need some answers.

    3.5 stars

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Origin: Lux Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jennifer L. Armentrout
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre, Rob Shapiro
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (157)

    After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, Daemon's facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure. Surrounded by enemies, the only way Katy can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don't seem entirely crazy, but the group's goals are frightening...

    G. House Sr. says: "The Series Gets Richer and Ricer in intrigue"
    "I ♥ Aliens"
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    I’ve enjoyed all the books in this series but Origins is by far the best one yet.
    After that gut-wrenching cliffhanger in Opal, I was a little hesitant to dive into this one. It’s a game changer for sure and will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat. Without giving away too many details, this one felt like two stories in one. The first being Katy’s experience as a prisoner by Daedalus and the second the future of the Luxen race and the big reveal (the game changer). The dual POV was a nice addition to this series as well. I really enjoyed getting into Daemon’s head in this one. There’s another cliffhanger with Origins but thankfully it won’t rip your heart out like Opal did. I can’t wait to listen to the final installment of this fantastic series!

    5 stars!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Book of Life: All Souls, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1969)
    Performance
    (1858)
    Story
    (1850)

    After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches - with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.

    Loren says: "too many loose threads in this weaving"
    "What happened????"
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    I am so disappointed with this book! It was such a colossal waste of time and I will never be able to get back those 23+ hours I lost on this horrible book.
    I should have expected disappointment after book two but I had high hopes that it was just suffering from "middle book syndrome". Sadly no...
    I adored A Discovery of Witches, thought Shadow of Night was boring, but I seriously disliked The Book of Life. It did not tie up any loose ends, there was absolutely no resolution on Ashmole 782 (really, what was the point of all of that?) and it was flat out boring.
    I honestly don't know what happened to this series!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet Filthy Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Shayna Thibodeaux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (515)
    Performance
    (491)
    Story
    (492)

    One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him. But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation - and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out - Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume - her sweet, filthy fling - to France for the summer and just…play.

    karen says: "Sweet Hot Deliciousness / Yum Yum"
    "I lost a night of sleep to a Frenchman"
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    I stayed up all night listening to this book and it was well worth being exhausted the next day. What a fantastic listen and a huge surprise from this great writing duo. I honestly didn't think they could pull off another book as good as The Beautiful Series but they did! I'm just mad at myself for not listening to this one sooner!! I can't wait for the next installment and I can assure you I will not wait 3-4 months before devouring it.

    5 Sweet Stars!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Skye: Immortals After Dark, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (343)
    Performance
    (326)
    Story
    (327)

    As a boy, Thronos, prince of Skye Hall, loved Lanthe, a mischievous Sorceri girl who made him question everything about his Vrekener clan. But when the two got caught in the middle of their families’ war, tragedy struck, leaving Thronos and Lanthe bitter enemies. Though centuries have passed, nothing can cool his seething need for the beautiful enchantress who scarred his body - and left an even deeper impression on his soul.

    tina says: "No one does it like Kresley Cole"
    "Kresley Cole is an author that never disappoints"
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    Hands down one of the best paranormal romance series EVER! Most tend to get stale after too many books, but this one keeps getting better and better. This is number 14 in the Immortals After Dark series and it is as fresh as the first. I love how Ms. Cole weaves the timelines of her books together and revisits moments we have seen by other characters in previous books. It's just brilliant! I wish I could give this book (and the series) 10 stars!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Opal: Lux, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jennifer L. Armentrout
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (210)
    Performance
    (185)
    Story
    (195)

    No one is like Daemon Black. When he set out to prove his feelings for Katy, he wasn't fooling around. Doubting him isn't something she'll do again and now that they've made it through the rough patches, well, there's a lot of spontaneous combustion going on. But even he can't protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they loved. With help coming from the most unlikely source and Adam's death still lingering with those who loved him, friends will become the deadliest of enemies and the villains will no longer be clear.

    Kim says: "Again, NOT for YAs, but great series."
    "My new guility pleasure!"
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    This series just keeps getting better and better with every book. And the cliffhanger ending – WOW! I both love and hate Jennifer Armentrout for her incredible endings. This book was definitely more intense than the first two as emotions run high with the return of Dawson and the hunt for Beth. I don’t want to give away any spoilers – so I’ll just say this is another amazing story by a very talent author.

    5 Stars!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Prototype: Archetype, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By M. D. Waters
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Emma looks forward to the day when she can let go of her past - both of them. After more than a year on the run, with clues to her parents' whereabouts within her grasp, she may finally find a place to settle down. Start a new life. Maybe even create new memories with a new family. But the past rises to haunt her and to make sure there's nowhere on the planet she can hide. Declan Burke wants his wife back, and with a little manipulation and a lot of reward money, he's got the entire world on his side. Except for the one man she dreads confronting the most: Noah Tucker.

    Alejandra says: "Pretty good, could be better"
    "Thrilling Sci-Fi Love Story"
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    This was a thrilling conclusion to the 2-part Archetype series (my favorite of 2014). Much like the first book, this was chock-full of action, romance and endless plot twists. It had the perfect blend of everything I enjoy in a romance novel. Some people might be turned off by the sci-fi/dystopian aspect of this book, but at it's heart this is a love story. There are plenty of swoon-worthy moments and it's not filled with endless pages of meaningless sex scenes.
    Khristine Hvam is one of my favorite narrators and she did an excellent job of capturing the heart and soul of Emma.
    I LOVED this book and can't recommend it enough.

    5 Stars!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • These Broken Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
    • Narrated By Cynthia Holloway, Johnathan McClain, Sarge Anton
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (131)

    It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they're worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.

    Joki says: "Enjoyable Story"
    "Mesmerizing!"
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    From the start I was instantly drawn into this story. Told in duel points of view, it was such a mesmerizing listen. The narrators did an excellent job of bringing this well written and unique story to life. It made me feel transported to another place and time and I became utterly lost within the words.

    These Broken Stars is a story of survival and love, set in a sci-fi world, with intriguing mysteries to solve, that will have you listening late into the night. There are so many twists and turns and “I didn’t see that coming” moments. It will have you guessing almost to the very end.

    This was such an unexpected gem of a book. 5 HUGE stars!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Epilogue: The Dark Duet: Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By CJ Roberts
    • Narrated By Anthony Elmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (105)

    I’m writing this because you begged. You know how I love the begging. In fact, you probably know too many things and know them far too well. Who am I? Well, that’s what I’m trying to figure out. I was a whore in my youth, a killer since my adolescence, and a monster as a man. I am the man who kidnapped Livvie. I am the man who held her in a dark room for weeks. But, most importantly, I am the man she loves. She loves me. It’s quite sick, isn’t it? Of course, there’s more to our story than can be surmised in a few short sentences, but I’m at a loss for justifying my behavior back then.

    Jordy says: "It was one helluva unforgettable ride!"
    "Another good story ruined by the narrator"
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    This narrator was like listening to a robot read a text book. There was no emotion whatsoever and no change from one character to the next. Definitely not a good choice for a romance/erotic story. This was a great conclusion to the series and I enjoyed the POV of Caleb but the narration just ruined it for me. If you enjoyed the first two books do yourself a favor and skip the audio - get the print version instead.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rare and Precious Things: Blackstone Affair Volume 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Raine Miller
    • Narrated By Grace Grant, Shane East, India Baldwin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (178)

    The fourth part in the New York Times best-selling Blackstone Affair series, brings the continuing story of Ethan and Brynne, two damaged souls fighting for a hard-won love, and now the promise of a new hope to secure their happily ever after. Fresh from an idyllic honeymoon along the Italian coast, the Blackstones prepare for the birth of their precious baby while facing the challenges of settling into a new home and married life. But when specters from the past resurface, so do their lingering doubts.

    karen says: "Rare and Precious Perfection"
    "I'll never get enough of Ethan Blackstone"
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    I loved this conclusion to the Blackstone Affair. Ethan is one of my all-time favorite book boyfriends. Even though this could have been an epilogue I am so glad the author decided to give us a fourth book instead. I love Ethan and Brynne and I enjoyed this final journey of love and healing. It was the perfect conclusion. I also love Shane East and Grace Grant as the narrators.

    5 star listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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