Book Review: Midnight Alley (The Morganville Vampires Book #3) by Rachel Caine

Title: Midnight Alley
Series: The Morganville Vampires Book #3
Author: Rachel Caine
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Published: November 2009
Format: Paperback
Rating:★★★★
My Copy: I borrowed a copy of this novel from +Megan McDade which she is NOT getting back..

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MORGANVILLE IS SUCH A NICE PLACE TO LIVE… AND DIE. IF YOU DON’T MIND THAT SORT OF THING.
When Claire Danvers learnt that her college town was run by vampires, she did what any intelligent, self-preserving student would do: she applied for a transfer and stocked up on garlic. The transfer is no longer an option, but that garlic may come in handy. Now Claire has pledged herself to Amelie, the most powerful vampire in town. The protection her contract secures does little to reassure her friends. All of a sudden, people are turning up dead, a stalker resurfaces from Claire’s past, and an ancient bloodsucker extends a chilling invitation for private lessons in his secluded home.
 
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O to the m to the g! I cannot get enough of this eries it's like always on my mind and I am utterly attached to it! Like serioualy attached!
 
I have book 4,5 & 6 ready and waiting to be read! I've never read a series of books so far this quick before!
 
The twists, the turns and the craziness of Morganville is absolutely without a doubt the best place to be right now.. so I guess I should start book 4! Hmm.... About that bishop and Claires parentals moving :O and Oliver and Jason omfg so gonna kill them! DO NOT believe it one bit!
 
I LOVE MYRNIN though... and amelie I sorta hate her... maybe.. no YES... maybe!
 
READ THIS SERIES NOW!
 
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Book Blitz: Mismatch - Nana Malone

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Spunky artist manager, Jessica Stanton, isnt looking for love.  Shes looking for a savior.  When a business rival steals yet another of her rising stars, shes in danger of losing everything shes worked so hard for…and the only person who can save her fledgling business is the one man she shouldnt want.

 
Art authenticator, Eli Marks, doesnt have time for love. Hes too busy saving his brother from the demons of his drug addicted past.  For the past ten years hes cultivated a façade to keep his distance from everyone else.  But when a string of high-profile art forgeries threatens the security of the only family he has left, he must turn for help to a woman who breaks through his carefully constructed façade every time shes near.
Will Jessica and Eli save each other? Or will secrets and lies stop them from finding true love?
 
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Jessica shifted uncomfortably under the scrutiny of the strange mans jade green gaze. Tsk Tsk Jessica, you’re just horny from watching sex d'art. Poindexter isn't even my type. At least thats what she told herself. But she was powerless to tear her gaze away from his. With dark hair to contrast the jade green eyes, and an angled jaw to make male models jealous, he was handsome enough to draw any woman's attention.


But he wasnt her style at all. From the looks of him, he was way too buttoned up. His suit, though exquisitely tailored, was extremely conservative. Same for his shoesexpensive but bland. He screamed, I’m repressed. Except for his hair. Touching his collar and curling at the ends, it was the only non-conservative part about him. She preferred tattooed, too-skinny guitarist types. She was willing to bet Poindexter didnt have a tat anywhere.
All her misgivings aside, she couldn't tear her gaze from his as she pushed her way toward the bar. He looked like an accountant. No, strike that, too polished. Like a Wall Street type, except he didn't have the air of smarm. Maybe it was his too-direct gaze. There was nothing hidden in his eyes. Just interest and lust. And it made the hairs on her arms stand up. God, what was he doing staring at her? The uptight type generally preferred too-thin models with no hips. Oh, and normal. They veered away from alternative types.
As Jessica pushed through the crowd, his gaze followed as if he were silently drawing her to him, willing her to come to him. The way he insolently leaned against the bar made him even more appealing. When he said something to the bartender, she glanced at his companion. Also handsome, darker, more olive-toned skin, bulkier, too.
The green-eyed devil had the build of someone who worked out for the pure purpose of staying in shape, not to bulk up.
Jessica dragged in a breath to calm her racing heartbeat. She wasn't here for this. She was here for Samson Marks. Unfortunately, so was every other woman in the room. Some men, too. With everyone who wanted to talk to him, shed already been waiting forty-five minutes, and she wasnt interested in waiting any longer. Shed just leave her card with Gabe and try and track him down if he didn't call by Monday. She wasnt letting this guy get away from her. If he could whip her into a sexual frenzy, he had something special.
When she momentarily lost sight of Poindexter, Jessica felt more like herself and less like a throbbing, heaving-bosomed mess. What the hell was wrong with her?
She finally made it to the end of the bar and made eye contact with the bartender. Over by the other end, she caught sight of her mystery man. She might be here to work, but what would it hurt to play a little? It had been a while. Okay, longer than a while considering the last two guys she'd dated she hadnt even bothered sleeping with.
“What can I get you?”
“Are you Gabe?”
He grinned. “You want to bid on the piece sight unseen?”
She grinned back. “Nope.”
He frowned. “You here to tell me I got a kid out there or something? 'Cause Im not particularly interested in hearing that.”
 
“That happen to you a lot?”
“You’d be surprised.”
 
She laughed. “Tonights your lucky night. Im not here for that either. I need to get a message to Samson Marks.”
Gabe raised his eyebrows and nodded as if this wasnt the first request of this type he'd had tonight. “Yeah, whats the message?”
She handed over her card with a note scrawled on the back. “I'm a manager. Tell him to call me.” She shrugged and glanced at Poindexter again. “You can tell him he's safe from me. I have something else entirely planned for tonight.”
Moving away from the end of the bar, Jessica spotted the guy in the suit again and made her approach. “So are you going to stare all night, or were you ever going to come and talk to me?”
His lips twitched as he met her gaze. “Excuse me?”
Jessica raised a brow. “'Cause I gotta tell you, if you weren't so good looking, it would be borderline creepy.”
Poindexter barked a laugh. “Only borderline creepy?”
She shrugged as her eyes met his. “This is L.A. after all. Theres a whole different definition of creepy.”
A small smile tugged at his lips. “Do you always say what's on your mind?”
“I know it's a little odd for L.A., right? But I find it cuts through the bullshit.”She looked around. “Is that your friend?” She nodded in Mr. Italian Stallion wannabe’
s direction. His bulky build and darker skin, combined with the gel he wore in his hair gave him a Jersey Shore effect.
The beefy guy grinned and his face transformed, making him look like a schoolboy with his first crush.
“I’m his only friend.”
 
“Well hello, friend.”
Friend smiled at her and said, “Hello, gorgeous. You going to cheer my friend up here? Hes in a bit of a mood.”
 
This was fun. Go figure. Since Ryans call, shed been in freak out mode. This felt easy and natural. “Now why are you in a mood? There are a dozen women that are throwing you hungry eyes right now.”
He blinked as if her candor surprised him. “Too bad for them. Im otherwise engaged.”
“Lucky bitch.”She grinned. “I’
m appointing myself as your cheer up committee for the rest of the evening.”
There it was again. The corners of his lips twitched. If just a partial smile was enough to tantalize her, then what would it look like when this guy really grinned? Jessica pictured panties dropping in neighboring cities.
“What, you mean to tell me you don’t have any friends here ready to rescue you from the creepy, staring guy?” His tone was teasing.
 
“I prefer to rescue myself.”
This time he did grin. And holy fuck, what a smile. Straight, even teeth. Eyes crinkling at the corners. Her own panties, if she
d been wearing any, would have started migrating south.
“You really will say anything, won’t you?”
 
So this was what flirting felt like; it had been so long since shed bothered. Man, she missed it. Nothing like flirting to heighten the anticipation. “You never did answer my question.”
“What question was that?”
“Whether or not you were going to work up the courage to talk to me.”
He chuckled. “I was working my way up to it, but I figured you might be trouble.”
“You were right about that. Lucky for you, I believe in taking matters into my own hands. Now, do I have to lead too, or can you dance?”she asked as she tugged him to his feet.
Music thrummed and vibrated through Jessica's entire body. His big, warm hand wrapped around hers, and she shivered in anticipation.
This was something she could hold onto. Something she could use to drum out the annoyance at her mother, the insecurities of her job. The loneliness over losing Izzy. All of it. She could use the anonymity on the dance floor to combat the feelings she wasnt ready to confront.
Bodies of other dancers jostled her until she found a spot with enough space. Her partner looked unsure. She leaned in to make sure he heard her. “Relax, forget about them. All you need to do is concentrate on me.”
His intense green eyes focused on hers, and in a second of irrationality, she wanted to shrink from the feeling of intimacy. She didnt even know his name, but felt like he could see deep inside her.
“Am I going to get a name out of you?” As he leaned in, his breath warmed her, and his
stubble chin rubbed against her temple.
She shivered. “Giving you my name would only ruin the spell.” And while he didnt look the type, he was still club crawling in L.A... He wasnt likely to give his real name anyway, so why pretend?
His lips twitched in that sexy way that made her stomach flip.
God, being that handsome should be a sin. Jessica studied him, confused about her reaction to him. Buttoned-up was so not her thing. She preferred tats and piercings and some good old-fashioned hair dye. But this guy set all her receptors to come and get some. Worse, something about him made her want to spill her darkest secrets.
“And if I want to call you tomorrow?”
She shrugged, even as his large hand landed on her waist, drawing her hips into his. “That
s the thing about cheer up committees. You dont want to overuse them. It affects their potency.”
His eyes traveled her body and heat flushed her whole body. “Somehow I doubt that.”
Jessica met his eyes again. Once more, electricity crackled between them, and again she shut down the connection by turning in his arms to dance. The DJ changed tracks to the latest bass-pumping song by a female rapper, and Jessica let her partner meld their bodies together, enjoying the feel of him around her. For a moment, she let herself relax and enjoy the music.
When he gently turned her to face him, she tried to resist, but then he smiled.
They were jostled again, and he took her hand to lead her through the throngs into the back lounge area. The bouncer at the door greeted him like an old friend and said something she couldnt decipher. When they were let into the closed lounge area, the door shut, silencing the din from the club.
“What did you say to the bouncer to get us back here?”
“A magician never reveals his secrets.” He smiled again, and Jessica forgot her own name.
 
“Besides, I wanted to be able to hear
you. It was a little crazy out there. If you're going to be my personal cheer up committee, I'd rather it be quiet.”
Jessica chewed on her top lip and averted her gaze. He might look like Poindexter, but his thought process was right up her alley. “I couldn't have said it better myself.”
“I prefer it when I can see your eyes.”
She tried to avoid his gaze and swallowed around the lump in her throat. Intimacy was not on the menu tonight, at least not the emotional kind. If he kept insisting on seeing her and talking to her, hed ruin her about-to-have-anonymous-sex buzz. And he was replacing it with something else that felt like nerves.
 
She searched through her cache of awesome one-liners for a flippant quip but couldnt think of one. The slow caress of his fingers at her lower back robbed her of the ability to think properly. Her instincts told her to bolt. Get out before he saw too much. Before he got a gander at her soul. Before he had the chance to run first.
She cleared her throat and made an effort to disengage. But he held her still. “You can run if you want to, but I have a feeling you want to find out if what youre feeling is as combustible as you think it'll be.”
“I—” She froze when his head dipped down to hers. Even though her brain gave the command to bolt, her body rooted itself in his arms. His body heat wrapped around her like flames. His scent mingled with hers, and the combination of citrusy musk, spice, and flowers made a potent combination. She swayed into him, and she sensed his smile of triumph. Before his lips met hers, one of his big hands scooted to the top of her ass and tucked her body flush against his. She gasped as she felt the full length of his arousal throbbing and pulsing against her belly.
 
On the parting of her lips, his mouth covered hers.
 
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USA Today Best Seller and iTunes Breakout Books author, Nana Malone's love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin.
It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She's been in love with kick butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.
While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, in the meantime Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.
 
 
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Book Review: The Dead Girls Dance (The Morganville Vampires book #2) by Rachel Caine

Title: The Dead Girls Dance
Series: The Morganville Vampires Book #2
Author: Rachel Caine
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Published: November 2009
Format: Paperback
Rating:★★★★★
My Copy: I borrowed a copy of this novel from my +Megan McDade which she is NOT getting back...

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Claire Danvers has had her share of challenges – like being a genius in a school that favours beauty over brains, dealing with the homicidal girls in her dorm and, above all, finding out that her college town is overrun with blood-sucking fiends. On the plus side, so far Claire and her friends have managed to survive getting on the wrong side of some Morganville VIPs…Vampire Important Persons. But their temporary peace is in danger of collapsing, thanks to the arrival of her new boyfriend’s scary father and his vampire-fighting supporters.
 
Review:
 
Ahhhh! I LOVE Rachel Caine! Her writing is amazing! I simply cannot get enough of it.
 
I absolutely devoured this book and am just about to read book 3! The Morganville series is the best vampire series ever!
 
All the characters I love ... except Monika.. hmmm BITCH! Again dislike her! Can people actually get that eil??
 
Jason maybe ... There's more there though to be explained about him AND now Michaels a vampire! Say what now? Cannot believe that happened although considering his former situation who can blame him?
 
I don't think Eve and him are going to carry on for the come read on don't know why but I hope they do.
 
Shanes dad is an ass! I hate him... love him for saving Shane out of that cage but so not for everything else and Claire omg I love them together! So darn cute and it's nor like normal boring books they meet, fall in love and can't live without each other! It's normal behaviour they have and it's so good to read.
 
Although nothings gonna go right now there as Claire is giving herself to Amelie... Can ya trust her? I'm unsure... but I so needa go read book 3!
 
READ THIS SERIES NOW IF YOU HAVEN'T!
 
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Cover Reveal: The Switch by Dawn Pendleton & Andrea Heltsley

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Honor and Faith haven’t switched places since they were kids. When Honor begs her twin sister to go on a date with her boyfriend, Cameron, Faith reluctantly agrees. The problem is that she lets things go too far. Now Honor and Cameron have broken up and he won’t stop calling Faith, claiming he felt something more for her than he ever felt for Honor. The scary thing is, Faith felt it too. She struggles to come to terms with her feelings for Cameron. There is one rule that sisters and best friends abide by, don’t date their ex’s.

Honor has her own problems. Breaking it off with Cameron was the right thing to do, she knows that. His best friend, Parker, won’t leave her alone and forces her to talk about her feelings about the break-up. They spend a lot of time together and Honor starts to heal. Suddenly, Honor sees Parker as more than just a friend who cares. She wants more.

Neither sister wants to complicate things further and cross those boundaries. They can’t stop their emotions for the guys in their lives. Turns out, the switch is the one thing that has changed them forever.

Release date will be at the end of August!!!!

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Dawn Pendleton is a New Adult & Young Adult author living in Maine with her husband and pup. When she's not writing angsty stories of love, she can usually be found with her nose in a book or her eye behind the lens of a camera.
 
Twitter: @DawnWritesNA
 
Andrea Heltsley
 
Andrea Heltsley is a biology nerd who decided it was more fun writing than dissecting. She has written three novels and four more will be out in 2013. Living on coffee and reading like a robot. Her husband and two italian greyhounds usually have to tear her away from the computer...imagine that. :)





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Check out the new release Cutting Ties, book 2 in the the Piper Anderson Series plus how to download first in the series FOR FREE! :)


Book 1: Chasing Justice
Book 2: Cutting Ties
Book 3: Changing Fate (Coming Fall 2013!)
 
 
 
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Piper Anderson has been given a fresh start in the picturesque town of Edenville, North Carolina. But her plans of settling into a normal life are derailed when she witnesses a prominent judge in her community committing a violent assault. Running from her own past and fueled by a passion to make the judge answer for his crimes, Piper is forced to decide if she’ll play by the rules or achieve justice in her own way.

Complicating things further, Piper finds herself fighting a powerful attraction to rookie cop, Bobby Wright. Although she’s increasingly enamored with Bobby, his staunch belief in the justice system is in stark contrast to her own. She may not share his opinions about the effectiveness of the law, but she certainly can’t deny how safe she feels when she’s in his arms or how every kiss leaves her desperate for more.

For Piper, the idea of finally living an ordinary life with a man to love is tempting. However, fate keeps placing the judge, quite literally, in her path. Will she decide the only way to win is to be as wicked as the judge, but with righteous intentions? And more importantly, will Bobby choose to let her go, or follow her as she crosses the line and takes justice into her own hands?
 
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Against all odds, Piper Anderson has managed to pick up the pieces of her life. She's holding tight to her budding romance with Officer Bobby Wright, anxious to have her moment with him. Now encircled by fiercely loyal friends, she finally feels like she's standing at the edge of a normal life. That is until reports of a brutal attack at the local college campus turn her dream of happily ever after into a nightmare. The unmistakably familiar details of the attack are an instant reminder of the chains tying her to people and places she so badly wants to escape.

With her life and friends in danger, Piper must confront her past in order to fight for her future. To make matters worse, Piper and Bobby once again find their moral compasses pointing them in opposite directions. But what Piper doesn't know is that Bobby has secrets of his own. How can their love survive when their pasts have shaped them so differently? Piper's choices could bring her the freedom she yearns for, but will cutting ties with the past sever her relationship with Bobby?

 
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Book Review: A Love Like This by Kahlen Aymes

Title:  A Love Like This
Author: Kahlen Aymes
Series: The Remembrance Trilogy
Publisher: Telemachus Press
Published: June 2013
Format:  eBook
Rating: ★★★★★
My Copies: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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Finally together, Ryan and Julia settle in New York City, Ryan beginning his residency at a hospital in Manhattan where Julia is working at Vogue Magazine. They are happy, but their busy schedules make time together scarce.

Ryan’s work begins to suffer and he and Julia both have to face what sacrifices they are willing to make to for each other and to save the mad love they share.

Join Ryan and Julia in the heart-wrenching conclusion to The Remembrance Trilogy, an epic love worth every single sacrifice…
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Never in my life has a book got this good! It's absolutely incredibly addictive! Writing doesn't get an better than this!
A Love Like This is the third book in the Remembrance trilogy and also the final instalment! :( It's come to and end for Ryan and Julia... but is it the end of them?? Well.... I couldn't have wished or begged the author for a more perfect ending!
Kahlen Aymes writing takes you on a journey of feeling happiness, sadness but most important enjoyment!  The author makes you want to carry on reading but lets you enjoy what your reading as you go along! The story never gets boring... doesn't make you feel frustrated and actually leaves you feeling satisfied with what your reading.
It's not rushed or even to slow. The writing is perfect! The way Kahlen talks about the different places and describes them makes you fall in love with them and leave you wanting to experience them yourself.
The exact same thing when it comes down to characters! I feel connected to them and most readers will to. I'm in a mixed place of happiness and sadness! I can't wait to see what's up next in line for Kahlen as I know it will be an amazing book to.
Not only will I miss Ryan, Julia and their mad mad love but also Jenna, Ellie, Harries and Aaron!
BEGGING TO THE AUTHOR (AGAIN): PLEASE write Jenna and Aarons story one day... soon!
Thank you to an amazing authors thats wrote a series that's touched my heart on many occasions but also changed the way I think and see things. This will stay imprinted in my mind forever!
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Book Review: Fifty Shades Trilogy - E.L. James

Title: 
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Fifty Shades Darker
  • Fifty Shades Freed
Author: E.L. James
Series: Fifty Shades Trilogy
Publisher: Arrow
Published: April 2012
Format: Paperback
Rating: ★★★★★
My Copies: My lovely sister +Megan McDade bought me the first book and I bought the other two! :)


Book 1: Fifty Shades of Grey



Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, Fifty Shades of Grey is a novel that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you for ever.

When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind - until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out.

Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more.

But Grey is tormented by inner demons, and consumed by the need to control. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Grey keeps hidden away from public view .

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Book 2: Fifty Shades Darker:


Daunted by the singular tastes & dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades. While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life.

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Book 3: Fifty Shades Freed


When Ana Steele first encountered the driven, damaged entrepreneur Christian Grey, it sparked a sensual affair that changed both their lives irrevocably.

Ana always knew that loving her Fifty Shades would not be easy, and being together poses challenges neither of them had anticipated. Ana must learn to share Grey's opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own integrity or independence; and Grey must overcome his compulsion to control and lay to rest the horrors that still haunt him.

Now, finally together, they have love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of infinite possibilities.

But just when it seems that they really do have it all, tragedy and fate combine to make Ana's worst nightmares come true ...

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Review:
 
First to get it out there... I LOVED THIS SERIES! I absolutely loved Christian Grey, Ana Steele, Taylor, Jose, Elliot, Mia and Kate!
 
It's an addictive, possessive, trilogy that actually really will stay with me FOREVER! Ive re-read all the books about 8 times each and devoured them every time! The plot, characters and even the scenes I thought were hot, sexy and arousing!
 
Is it anything like BDSM? NO! It's really not! I mean seriously? E.L. James so needs to do more than "research" although she has wrote an amazing series that has taken the world by storm BUT that is in no way anywhere close to the BDSM lifestyle... in my experience anywho! ;)
 
Does that matter? Apparently NOT as it's the book that if you ask anyone they've heard of it! It's completely shocking knowing how many people have actually read it who I know and loved it!
 
Thanks to E.L. James alot of new writers and books have come to the surface so ya have to love it! Fifty Shades of Grey has most likely inspired one of the books you've loved in the last year so... technically... Ya gotta love it!
 
I will re-read these books again... and have even tried creating my own scenes from the book! ;) But going into that would be telling!
 
Ana Steele and Christian Grey are two my favourite characters EVER if not the very favourite! :D I love them and will continue to for awhile! :)
 
Have you read the trilogy? What did you think?