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{Meme} Top 10 Books That Have Stayed With Me In Some Way

Since I have been nominated to do this list a few times on Facebook, I thought I would make it this weeks Top 10 Tuesday post instead.

The rules are don’t take longer than 10 mins and don’t think too hard. They do not have to be the ‘right’ books, just ones that impacted you somehow, then tag a friend to play!

Some my list is below:

The firebird by Sophie Masson
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Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
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The house of Comarre series by Kristen Painter
house of comaree 3 books

Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day
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Beautiful Bastard series by Christina Lauren

The Stark Trilogy by J. Kenner
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Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
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A Bun for Barney (Childhood book)
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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The black jewels trilogy by Anne Bishop (or anything she writes really)
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My list can also be found here among many others.

{Completed} Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge

2013 Reading Challenge

2013 Reading Challenge
Karine has
completed her goal of reading 52 books in 2013!

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} Complete Me (Stark Trilogy #3)

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Complete Me by J Kenner
Stark Trilogy #3
Read October 2013
5 stars



Desire runs deep. But our secrets cut close. Beautiful, strong, and commanding, Damien Stark fills a void in me that no other man can touch. His fierce cravings push me beyond the brink of bliss – and unleash a wild passion that utterly consumes us both. Yet beneath his need for dominance, he carries the wounds of a painful past. Haunted by a legacy of dark secrets and broken trust, he seeks release in our shared ecstasy, the heat between us burning stronger each day. Our attraction is undeniable, our obsession inevitable. Yet not even Damien can run from his ghosts, or shield us from the dangers yet to come.

Series Reading Order:

#1 Release Me ~ my review
#2 Claim Me ~ my review
#3 Complete Me


There is no doubt that this is an exceptional conclusion to the Stark series. Complete me starts right were claim me left off, and never let down. It was so sad when I read the last page and I had to put the book down.
Complete Me is much heavy and darker than the first two books, but still very enjoyable. Damien and Nikki are just perfect, and can show us that love does over come everything. The press, friends, enemies, jealous lovers are nothing if you truly love someone.
I will be sure to visit their story again in the future.

{Review} Claim Me (Stark Trilogy #2)

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Claim Me by J Kenner
Stark Trilogy #2
Read June 2013
4 Stars



For Damien, our obsession is a game. For me, it is fiercely, blindingly, real.
Damien Stark’s need is palpable – his need for pleasure, his need for control, his need for me. Beautiful and brilliant yet tortured at his core, he is in every way my match.
I have agreed to be his alone, and now I want him to be fully mine. I want us to possess each other beyond the sweetest edge of our ecstasy, into the deepest desires of our souls. To let the fire that burns between us consume us both.
But there are dark places within Damien that not even our wildest passion can touch. I yearn to know his secrets, yearn for him to surrender to me as I have surrendered to him. But our troubled pasts will either bind us close…or shatter us completely.

Series Reading Order:

#1 Release Me ~ my review
#2 Claim Me
#3 Complete Me


Still as addictive as the first one. Which is a good thing. It is so disappointing the the series starts to fall away after a really first good book.
Claim Me continues the story of Damien and Nikki and their struggles in the world. The story starts right from the end of Release Me, making it feel us as if you have never left. As their relationship increases in intensity, the world around seems to start crumbling little by little.
If you haven’t read the first one, it is a must before reading the next one in the series.

{Review} Release Me (Stark Trilogy #1)

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Release Me by J Kenner
Stark Trilogy #1
Read May 2013
5 Stars



For fans of “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “Bared to You” comes an erotic, emotionally charged romance between a powerful man who’s never heard “no” and a fiery woman who says “yes” on her own terms.
“He was the one man I couldn’t avoid. And the one man I couldn’t resist. ”
Damien Stark could have his way with any woman. He was sexy, confident, and commanding: Anything he wanted, he got. And what he wanted was me.
Our attraction was unmistakable, almost beyond control, but as much as I ached to be his, I feared the pressures of his demands. Submitting to Damien meant I had to bare the darkest truth about my past–and risk breaking us apart.
But Damien was haunted, too. And as our passion came to obsess us both, his secrets threatened to destroy him–and us–forever.
“Release Me “is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

Series Reading Order:

#1 Release Me
#2 Claim Me
#3 Complete Me


OMG!!! Like how a moth is drawn to the light, I was drawn to this book and was immediately sucked into another world. I never wanted to leave it. The characters are so strong and well scripted. The story line just flows perfectly; it’s like actually watching it play out in front of you. I felt Damien and Nikki’s every emotion along their journey.

“Do you know what passion is?”
I blink, confused.
“Most people think it only means desire. Arousal. Wild abandon. But that’s not all. The word derives from the Latin. It means suffering. Submission. Pain and pleasure, Nikki. Passion.” The flash of heat that burns across his expression is unmistakable. “Do you trust me?”

The only problem is that it was over too soon; or I just read it way too quickly.

One if your a fan of the Crossfire Novels.