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{Completed} Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge

2013 Reading Challenge

2013 Reading Challenge
Karine has
completed her goal of reading 52 books in 2013!
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With two months still left for this year, I have completed my goodreads reading challenge with some time to spare. But don’t panic this is in no way the end of the reading year for me. Two months is still plenty of time to fall in love with many more books and the characters contained with in their pages. Let’s see how many more I can get in before the year is out.
Below are some interesting stats based on the challenge.

Books read: 52

Pages: 19 700

Shortest Book: City of Bones Movie – The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

Longest Book: Beautiful Creatures

Book Series Started: Wicked Lovers, Gabriel’s Inferno, Beautiful Bastard, Heat Wave, On Dublin Street, The Dark Heroine, The Others, James Bond, The Mortal Instruments, Aphrodite’s Club, Warm Bodies, Crossfire, The Vampire Diaries: The Return, Immortals After Dark

Book Series Finished: House of Comarre

Book Series Completed in Challenge: Stark Trilogy, Thoughtless, Beautiful, Regency Draculia, The Vampire Diaries, Caster Chronicles, The Hunger Games

Favourite Book: Too many. But if I had to choose Beautiful Disaster maybe

Most read category: Paranormal and romance

3 Star Reviews: 6

4 Star Reviews: 29

5 Star Reviews: 17

{Review} Beautiful Redemption (The Caster Chronicles #4)

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Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohol
Caster Chronicles #4
Read March 2013
4 stars

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Synopsis:

Is death the end . . . or only the beginning?

Ethan Wate has spent most of his life longing to escape the small Southern town of Gatlin. He never thought he would meet the girl of his dreams, Lena Duchannes, who unveiled a secretive, powerful, and cursed side of Gatlin. So when Ethan awakes after the chilling events of the Eighteenth Moon, he has only one goal: to find a way to return to Lena and the ones he loves. Back in Gatlin, Lena is making her own bargains for Ethan’s return, vowing to do whatever it takes.

Worlds apart, Ethan and Lena must once again work together to rewrite their fate, in this stunning finale to the Beautiful Creatures series.

Series Reading Order:

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

Review:

Nothing is sweeter than revenge and life. After everything that has happened in Gatlin, I will be sad to leave it. That has been such a wonderful journey to follow Ethan and Lena through the ups and downs of everything that the world can throw at them. And yet they made it through for love.

{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

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Synopsis:

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

Review:

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

{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

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Synopsis:

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

Review:

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

{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

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Synopsis:

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

Review:

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.