Week in Books (50)

Posted February 20, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 16 Comments

Week in Books v2

Happy President’s Day to all of my American friends. I hope you guys are enjoying your day off if you’ve got it off (like me). This week was the first round of Playoffs for my girls. Kenna had a bye this week so she automatically advanced to the second round. Brenna, on the other hand went up against Vista Murrieta on Thursday and her team lost so they’re out of the running for a CIF ring.

Kenna faced off against Corona Centennial on Saturday and her team put in swift work on that team. It wasn’t even a contest. Corona Centennial didn’t have an answer for anything Redondo (Kenna’s team) put to them and Kenna’s team came out victorious. They advanced to the third round and will face off against St. Anthony’s out of Long Beach on Wednesday. Should be a good game so I’ll be there to cheer my girl on.

My other niece Meghan’s team won the championships for their conference but they might have to share the title with the team that owns their one and only loss even though their team have two losses under their belt. The other team they lost to is rumored to have been playing with some illegal players so that loss will probably go away and they’ll have only one loss. They beat Meg’s team by 2 points on the second round of play but Meg’s team beat them by way more than 2 points in the first round so if you ask me, they shouldn’t be sharing shit. Still, Meg’s team deserved the win after all the hard work they’ve put in this season. Go Warriors!

I finally had a girls lunch with my friends. Last year, we didn’t get together for the last half of the year. We kept in touch strictly through text messages or a couple of us would get together but the others wouldn’t. we’re trying to do better this year and so far, we’ve gotten together in both January and February. I love hanging with my gals. I tried Popbar (a trendy popsicle place) and that was good but not something that I’d be dying to try out on a weekly basis or anything. All in all, it was a good week in life for me but not really a good week in books.

So let’s get on with the books, shall we?

Currently Reading

Silver Silence (Psy-Changelings Trinity #1) by Nalini Singh.

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh introduces a bold new chapter in her extraordinary paranormal romance saga with the Psy-Changeling Trinity series. Wild passion will encounter the darkest of betrayal…

Control. Precision. Family. These are the principles that drive Silver Mercant. At a time when the fledgling Trinity Accord seeks to unite a divided world, with Silver playing a crucial role as director of a worldwide emergency response network, wildness and chaos are the last things she needs in her life. But that’s exactly what Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the StoneWater Bears, brings with him.

Valentin has never met a more fascinating woman. Though Silver is ruled by Silence—her mind clear of all emotion—Valentin senses a whisper of fire around her. That’s what keeps him climbing apartment buildings to be near her. But when a shadow assassin almost succeeds in poisoning Silver, the stakes become deadly serious…and Silver finds herself in the heart of a powerful bear clan.

Her would-be assassin has no idea what their poison has unleashed…

I’m supposed to be reading Archangel’s Kiss by Nalini Singh for a buddy review with my friend Holly but I got this book for review. How in the world am I supposed to concentrate on Archangel’s Kiss when Silver’s story is calling my name? I couldn’t so I put it down and have dug into Silver Silence. This freaking book.


Good Boy by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy | 4 out of 5
Faking It by Jennifer Crusie | DNF

I adored Good Boy by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy but was bored with Faking It by Jennifer Crusie so I put that down, only to start a book that I put down too because well…Silver Silence. I tried to finish Archangel’s Kiss before jumping into Silver Silence but I couldn’t do it. I just…couldn’t.


By Your Side by Kasie West | 3 out of 5
Nine Rules to Break when Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean | 4.5 out of 5
Act Like It by Lucy Parker | 4 out of 5
#famous by Jilly Gagnon | 3 out of 5

On the Blog

2/13: Week in Books (49)
2/15: Top 5 Wednesday: Book Trends I’m Tired Of
2/16: Throwback Thursday (20)
2/17: Eye Candy Friday: Ben Lewis

New to My Bookshelves

Archangel’s Kiss by Nalini Singh
Truly by Ruthie Knox

New to My Review Shelf

Silver Silence by Nalini Singh
Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen
When the Marquess Falls by Lorraine Heath

There you have it, my week in books. How did your week go?

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16 responses to “Week in Books (50)

  1. Ksenia

    Happy President’s Day to you, Rowena! It’s a usual work day for me. It’s so wonderful you were able to meet with your friends. I haven’t had an opportunity to see my girl-friends lately and keep in touch with them mostly through text messages too. It seems like everyone reads Truly or Madly by Ruthie Knox. Lol.

    • Rowena

      Hey Ksenia!

      I hope you get to meet up with your girlfriends soon. Those are always such fun times! You’re right, everyone IS reading Truly and Madly by Ruthie Knox and they all have such good things to say about them. That’s why I bought the first book. I can’t wait to dig in!

    • Rowena

      I already inhaled Silver Silence and it was a great read. I can’t wait for more in that world. I can’t wait to read Pipe Dreams. I’m playing catch up right now but soon…soon I’ll get to my pretty. Ha!

  2. Greg Hill

    Glad it was a good week. 🙂 By Your Side looks fun but I’ve been seeing mostly jsut average reviews for it… and LOVE that cover of Archangel’s Kiss.

    Riverdale is almost here!!

    • Rowena

      Hey Greg, if you’re a fan of Kasie West then you should check it out but don’t start with that book. It’s good but not her best.

      I just finished reading Archangel’s Kiss and even though the beginning was slow, I ended up really liking it so I recommend that one for sure.

  3. So jealous you had a long weekend last weekend. I could have done with that, but hope you had a good day off! Glad you had a good week, even if you’re reading week was less good , that’s how it goes sometimes. I am so far behind in all of Nalini Singh’s books so I definitely couldn’t pick up the new one. Sorry to hear you were bored by Faking It as well, not my favourite of Crusie’s books but still enjoyable. I may do a reread of some more of her books.

    • Rowena

      Hey Becky, I hope you get a long weekend soon…even if you have to call in sick to get it. A little break is good for the soul. 🙂 What are some of your favorite Nalini Singh books? I think I’m more of a Psy/Changeling girl than a Guild Hunters one. You?

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