Books from the Backlog #120


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.
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This week's neglected book


Storm Born by Richelle Mead
Series: Dark Swan #1
Publication Date: August 1, 2011
Publisher: Zebra
Just typical. No love life to speak of for months, then all at once, every horny creature in the Otherworld wants to get in your pants. . .

Eugenie Markham is a powerful shaman who does a brisk trade banishing spirits and fey who cross into the mortal world. Mercenary, yes, but a girl's got to eat. Her most recent case, however, is enough to ruin her appetite. Hired to find a teenager who has been taken to the Otherworld, Eugenie comes face to face with a startling prophecy--one that uncovers dark secrets about her past and claims that Eugenie's first-born will threaten the future of the world as she knows it.

Now Eugenie is a hot target for every ambitious demon and Otherworldy ne'er-do-well, and the ones who don't want to knock her up want her dead. Eugenie handles a Glock as smoothly as she wields a wand, but she needs some formidable allies for a job like this. She finds them in Dorian, a seductive fairy king with a taste for bondage, and Kiyo, a gorgeous shape-shifter who redefines animal attraction. But with enemies growing bolder and time running out, Eugenie realizes that the greatest danger is yet to come, and it lies in the dark powers that are stirring to life within her. . .

Why did I add Storm Born to my bookshelf?

I bought a bundle of the first three books in this series back in February 2011.  They have sat on my kindle ever since.  I actually paid $9.99 for the ebook bundle so I feel like I need to move this up the list and justify that purchase.  I have no idea why I haven't tried the series yet but it does sound like something I would enjoy. 

A Quick Update
 
We are in the home stretch!  We close on our new house on Monday and we are doing our best to get ready for the big day.  It has been pretty stressful for me at times so I am just trying to do what I can when I can.  After work today, we moved furniture from the basement to the garage and have cleared out one room.  Our immediate goal is to empty the rooms in the basement and get them painted before we move out.  My husband and I will both be off work next week and the week after and I hope to have the bulk of the work done by then.  The end is in sight and I should be back to reading and blogging before long.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?

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Comments

  1. I dig the cover, hope you love the book! Good luck with the move and getting settled into your new home once that time comes :)

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  2. Sounds like you have a lot going on, but it's exciting too.
    I never even knew about this series by Mead. I liked her VA/Bloodlines books.

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  3. I hope you love the book when you finally get to it! Mine today is one I can't even imagine neglecting, but that's how it goes sometimes. Congrats on your house progress!

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  4. looks like a book i would love to read. sounds like the move is going well. have a great week

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  5. The opening for this one cracked me up! Good luck with your moving:)

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  6. It does look like a set you would really enjoy. And yes, books I purchase usually get me more motivated than freebies and cheapies. :)

    Looks like you guys are really tackling things with the move. Wishing you well for the next two weeks as you pack and prep.

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  7. Oh yes I enjoyed this book and I heard about the last book and it annoyed me so I never read the last novel lol

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  8. I hope everything goes very smoothly. And you can get back to your reading. My purchased books end up at the bottom of the pile below ARCs and library books. Sigh.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

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  9. My Kindle is essentially a black hole for purchased books. I'm okay with keeping up with eARCs but I can't even remember the last time I looked at my purchased list! Moving is exhausting and any reading done is a victory. Hope you are able to get to this soon.

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  10. How exciting for the move to finally be about to happen! I'm always talking about moving if I had the money but this week my dad for the first time said he'd love to be able to move down to England if he won the lottery. Everyone keep fingers crossed for our luck changing!

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  11. I haven't read it but it sounds good. Good luck with all the moving stuff.

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  12. I have heard so many good things about Mead's books but still have yet to read any. Yay for the new house hopefully happening soon and I hope the moving process goes well ^.^

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  13. Good luck with everything! Have heard good things about Richelle Mead's stuff.

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