{Review} Beautiful Chaos (The Caster Chronicles #3)

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Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Caster Chronicles #3
Read March 2013
4 Stars



Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home, strange and impossible have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena’s Claiming. Even Lena’s family of powerful Supernaturals is affected – and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear: What – or who – will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin?

Series Reading Order:

#1 Beautiful Creature ~ my review
#2 Beautiful Darkness ~ my review
#2.5 Dream Dark
#3 Beautiful Chaos
#4 Beautiful Redemption


I just had to keep reading and reading to find out what would happen next. I couldn’t put it down, and when I did I felt the chaos the characters were all going through.
Moving on to the next one straight away


Arty bookcases

When it comes to book cases most people would think of a standard timber structure that has shelves at certain levels to places your book collection. But what if you wanted something more than is, something you could display your books in in a creative way.

While bookcases haven’t really changed much over time, designers are slowly understanding that people are wanting more than a standard structured bookcase.

Book Riot has a small sample of what happens when bookcases and art come together. Take a look to find out and see which one you like best.


{Review} Beautiful Darkness (The Caster Chronicles #2)

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Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohol
Caster Chronicles #2
Read March 2013
4 Stars



Together Ethan and Lena can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan’s eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there’s no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his towns history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.

Series Reading Order:

#1 Beautiful Creatures ~ my review
#2 Beautiful Darkness
#2.5 Dark Dream
#3 Beautiful Chaos
$3 Beautiful Redemption


Some questions were answered from the first book, but many more new ones are now rising. Nothing is as it seems.

{Review} Dark Needs at Night’s Edge (Immortals After Dark #5)

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Dark Needs at Night’s Edge by Kresley Cole
Immortals After Dark #5 (can be read as a standalone)
Read March 2013
4 stars



Bestselling author Kresley Cole continues her seductive Immortals After Dark series with this tale of a vampire shunned even by his own kind and a beautiful phantom, bound together by a passion they cannot resist.


Naomi Laress, a famous ballerina from a past century, became a phantom the night she was murdered. Imbued with otherworldly powers but invisible to the living, she haunts her beloved home, scaring away trespassers — until she encounters a ruthless


To prevent him from harming others, Conrad Wroth’s brothers imprison him in an abandoned manor. But there, a female only he can see seems determined to drive him further into madness. The exquisite creature torments him with desire, leaving his body racked with lust and his soul torn as he finds himself coveting her for his own.


Yet even if Conrad can win Naomi, evil still surrounds her. Once he returns to the brutality of his past to protect her, will he succumb to the dark needs seething inside him?

Series Reading Order:
Standalone series with interconnected characters

#1 The Warlord Wants Forever
#2 A Hunger Like No Other
#3 No Rest For The Wicked
#4 Wicked Deeds On A Winters Night
#5 Dark Needs At Night’s Edge
#6 Dark Desires After Dusk
#7 Kiss Of A Demon King
#8 Deep Kiss Of Winter
#9 Pleasure Of A Dark Prince
#10 Demon From The Dark
#11 Dreams Of A Dark Warrior
#12 Lothaire


Totally in love with this series by Kresley Cole and will be back again for more.
I never seem to be able to get enough and this book isn’t any different.
Dark Needs see’s one of the Wroth brothers finding his Bride, despite some complications along the way. But where is the fun, if there isn’t a little danger.

{Quote} Seneca, Letter to Lucilius

“A multitude of books confuses the mind.
Accordingly, since you cannot read all the books which you may possess,
it is enough to possess only as many books as you can read.”

Seneca, Letter to Lucilius

{Review} Beautiful Creatures (The Caster Chronicles #1)

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Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Caster Chronicles #1
Read February 2013
4 stars



Ethan Wate is haunted by dreams of a girl he’s never met. When Lena Duchannes moves into his small southern town of Gatlin County, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her. And he is determined to uncover the strange connection between them, even if it means uncovering the one secret that could change everything.

Series Reading Order:

#1 Beautiful Creatures
#2 Beautiful Darkness
#2.5 Dream Dark
#3 Beautiful Chaos
#4 Beautiful Redemption


It took me a while to get started with this book, but once a had there was no stopping me.
I fell in love with the main characters and even some of the minor ones too. Nothing ever seems to go Lena and Ethan way, or does it.
Will be reading to next book to continue on this journey with Ethan and Lena, and their forever changing world.

{Random} Cat’s Pajamas?

“This WordPress.com site is the cat’s pajamas”

The above quote is what appears in every new blogs tag line area in the settings, but does anyone know what it actually means. I decided to do some research to know what ‘the cat’s pajamas’ actually means.

I didn’t have to look very far; my own bookcase supplied me with the answer.

The below quote is taken from the book Spilling the beans on the cat’s pyjamas: popular expression – what they mean and where we got them by Judy Parkinson.

“This colloquialism first surfaced in America in the 1920s to describe something or someone superlatively good or top-notch, and has retained its meaning for almost a hundred years. Alternative sources suggest the phrase may come from an early nineteenth century English tailor E. B. Katz, who apparently made the finest silk pyjamas, though there is scant evidence to prove this is true”

Based to the above quote from the book and other research, WordPress is saying that every blog is extremely good no matter what you write about. At least there are some people out there that help people live their dreams.

Too many books; not enough shelves

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