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Stolen Nights (A Vampire Queen Novel)- Rebecca Maizel
I have waited a long, long time for this book. I loved Infinite Days and this sequel has been years in the making. I was excited to pick up Stolen Nights especially considering the unbelievable ending of Infinite Days which was a cliffhanger to say the least. I love Lenah and Rhode and this book made me love them even more. It also made me love Vicken, like move to Scotland kind of love. The plot was good, nothing revolutionary as far as I’m concerned—I saw the twist coming. I had a minor problem with the portrayal of the Aeris but nothing that I couldn’t overlook. What I had a major problem with was the Epilogue. This book’s ending prior to the epilogue was perfect. It was heartbreaking and sweet, full of love and duty and sacrifice. But then the epilogue, which sets up for a next book I’m presuming, diluted that whole experience for me. I would have liked to linger a bit longer emotionally in the strength of her love and the sacrifice that she had made. I will say Infinite Days is a hard book to follow up, but Stolen Nights does a decent job and the end before the epilogue is quite powerful and moving. It’s worth reading just for that.
Overall: A-
Stolen Nights is out now. Get your copy here. 

Stolen Nights (A Vampire Queen Novel)- Rebecca Maizel

I have waited a long, long time for this book. I loved Infinite Days and this sequel has been years in the making. I was excited to pick up Stolen Nights especially considering the unbelievable ending of Infinite Days which was a cliffhanger to say the least. I love Lenah and Rhode and this book made me love them even more. It also made me love Vicken, like move to Scotland kind of love. The plot was good, nothing revolutionary as far as I’m concerned—I saw the twist coming. I had a minor problem with the portrayal of the Aeris but nothing that I couldn’t overlook. What I had a major problem with was the Epilogue. This book’s ending prior to the epilogue was perfect. It was heartbreaking and sweet, full of love and duty and sacrifice. But then the epilogue, which sets up for a next book I’m presuming, diluted that whole experience for me. I would have liked to linger a bit longer emotionally in the strength of her love and the sacrifice that she had made. I will say Infinite Days is a hard book to follow up, but Stolen Nights does a decent job and the end before the epilogue is quite powerful and moving. It’s worth reading just for that.

Overall: A-

Stolen Nights is out now. Get your copy here

Tags:   #books #i read #ya #young adult #ya lit #young adult fiction #vampires #paranormal #infinite days #stolen nights #rebecca maizel #st martin's press



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Tuesday, July 3
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READING ROAD TRIP BLOG TOUR: Rhode Island

Ah Rhode Island, the little state that could. First to ratify the constitution and first in all our hearts, right? I went to school in Providence, Rhode Island and those four years were the best of my life so I am so happy to represent our smallest state of the Union in the Reading Road Trip Tour. IN FACT, I was just up in Newport, Rhode Island for the weekend doing some recon (or relaxing, whatever). Anyway the road trip allows us to give away a book that either takes place in the state OR by an author who is from the state SO I’ve chosen to giveaway INFINITE DAYS by Rebecca Maizel. 

Infinite Days (Vampire Queen, #1)

Rebecca is from our lovely little state of Rhode Island. She graduated from Boston University and Rhode Island College Master’s program.  She teaches community college in Rhode Island and is currently studying to receive her MFA from Vermont College.  Her hotly anticipated sequel to Infinite Days, Stolen Nights is due out this fall. 

My Original Review of INFINITE DAYS from way back when:

This book was an addiction for me. I skipped meals, holing myself up with this book until I was done. Then, I read it again. I don’t know what I loved more the originiality of the plot, the ernestness of the characters or the thrill of danger lurking at the door. While romantic and paranormal, Maizel’s debut shines most for her heroine’s compelling desire to be human in every sense of the word. It is this heart-breaking, fragile humanity that may be her saving grace. 
I can only compare this first book to how I felt when I read Twilight and the first Harry Potter. Maizel has the brillian gift of creating characters you don’t just love despite their flaws, but characters whose story you NEED to hear creating a compulsion to listen and experience that story for yourself. 

There is no doubt that I am buying a copy of this book for myself and copies to give to all my friends. 

Overall: A++

Thank you to www.ilikethesebooks.com & www.iceybooks.com for hosting this awesome giveaway tour.

ENTER the RHODE ISLAND GIVEAWAY to win ONE of TWO copies of Infinite Days for yourself: rafflecopter here.  US and Canada only please.

Tour Schedule: Check out the schedule here for all the other tour stops where you can enter all the giveaways!

Tags:   #i read #books #ya #young adult #young adult fiction #ya lit #giveaway #rebecca maizel #infinite days #reading road trip #blog tour


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Wednesday, June 2
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Monday, May 31
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Infinite Days

Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel

This book was an addiction for me. I skipped meals, holing myself up with this book until I was done.  Then, I read it again.  I don’t know what I loved more the originiality of the plot, the ernestness of the characters or the thrill of danger lurking at the door. While romantic and paranormal, Maizel’s debut shines most for her heroine’s compelling desire to be human in every sense of the word.  It is this heart-breaking, fragile humanity that may be her saving grace.

I can only compare this first book to how I felt when I read Twilight and the first Harry Potter.  Maizel has the brilliant gift of creating characters you don’t just love despite their flaws, but characters whose story you NEED to hear creating a compulsion to listen and experience that story for yourself.

There is no doubt that I am buying a copy of this book for myself and copies to give to all my friends. 

Soundtrack Song: “Halo” Haley James Scott

Overall: A++

Tags:   #humanity, #rachel maizel, #young adult fiction, #boarding school #infinite days #paranormal romance #vampires #i read



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