Top Ten Tuesday | The First 10 Books I Reviewed

Top Ten Tuesday (9)

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
  • Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
  • Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

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Visions of Heat | Spoiler Free Review

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By: Nalini Singh

#2 in the Psy-Changeling Series | 332 Pages | Pub. 2007

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Visions of Heat at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
  • Heroine: Rapunzel had more contact in her tower
  • Dude: Chris Hemsworth is a jaguar
  • Steaminess: 50 shades of shifter
  • Brutality: Death by mind overload

From Goodreads

Used to cold silence, Faith NightStar is suddenly being tormented by dark visions of blood and murder. A bad sign for anyone, but worse for Faith, an F-Psy with the highly sought after ability to predict the future. Then the visions show her something even more dangerous – aching need…exquisite pleasure. But so powerful is her sight, so fragile the state of her mind, that the very emotions she yearns to embrace could be the end of her.

Changeling Vaughn D’Angelo can take the form of either man or jaguar, but it is his animal side that is overwhelmingly drawn to Faith. The jaguar’s instinct is to claim this woman it finds so utterly fascinating and the man has no argument. But while Vaughn craves sensation and hungers to pleasure Faith in every way, desire is a danger that could snap the last threads of her sanity. And there are Psy who need Faith’s sight for their own purposes. They must keep her silenced – and keep her from Vaughn.

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The Coveted (The Unearthly # 2) | Spoiler-Free Mini Review

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By: Laura Thalassa

The Unearthly # 2 | 312 Pages | Pub 2014

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The Coveted at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★ 1/2 
  • Heroine: No one puts Gabrielle in a corner
  • Dude:  Can I be his “home?!”
  • Steaminess: So much shirtlessness
  • Brutality: Bodies drained of blood

Pairs Well With

Samhain Cider

  • 1 ½ ounces whiskey
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce maple syrup
  • Hard cider to top

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The Unearthly (Basically Every European Boarding School Dream You’ve Ever Had) | Book Review

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By: Laura Thalassa

The Unearthly #1 | 296 Pages | Pub. 2013

 

The Unearthly at a Glance:

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
  • Heroine: She makes a great junior fire chief
  • Dude:  I’d be okay if he used his vampire mojo on me
  • Steaminess: Well, *that* escalated quickly!
  • Brutality: Mass murder by stake

Pairs Well With:

The Siren

  • 1 oz Lilac simple syrup
  • 1 dash rose water
  • 2 oz club soda
  • 2 oz vodka

Beware, spoilers are coming…

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Fury | Book Review

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By: Laurann Dohner

# 1 in the New Species series | 3 Pages | Pub. 2011

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Fury at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★ 1/2
  • Heroine: Doesn’t know the word remorse
  • Dude: Angel after coming back from hell
  • Steaminess: 50 shades of revenge sex
  • Brutality: Caged beatings

Pairs Well With

Fury

  • 1 part vodka
  • 1 part rum
  • 1 spash sweet and sour mix
  • 2 parts orange juice

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