Monday, March 18, 2013

Read This F@!%ing Book! (10)

Welcome to a feature I'm going to post on Mondays called:

Read This F@!%ing Book!

This is a feature for me to push my favorite reads that just aren't getting enough attention! 

I'm also opening it up to anyone who would like to guest post. Do you have a book that you just LURVED but feel like its not getting the play it deserves? Email me to let me know and I'd be THRILLED to have you post about it here! Especially if its something I haven't reviewed yet - that's even better (but not necessary)! If you're interested email me:

Read This F@!%ing Book Post 10: 
Shaede Assassin series by Amanda Bonilla

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Shaedes of Gray (Shaede Assassin, #1) Blood Before Sunrise (Shaede Assassin, #2) Crave the Darkness (Shaede Assassin, #3)

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Why I Love It:
The Shaedes of Gray series is a fabulous urban fantasy series that lovers of the genre will adore and appreciate. Author Amanda Bonilla created two new paranormal species in the Shaedes and the Lyhtans, and although some of the abilities are familiar the species themselves are new.

Darian, our heroine and a Shaede, is anti-social and anti-relationship and she prides herself on being one hell of an assassin. She's put to the test when she finds out all at once that not only is her sort-of boss hardcore in love with her and has some abilities of his own, but she is not in fact the only Shaede in the world. Darian grows throughout the first three books and although the story plots are always exciting and fresh, its the emotional aspects of this series that keep me addicted. These books make me want to cry, scream, throw things, and take a cold shower!

Why I'm Pushing It:
As seems to be the case lately with adult UF series that I love, this series just isn't getting the attention it deserves. Although myself and most of my blogging friends adore Darian and the lot, it seems to be hard to get it in the hands of other readers. I think readers of urban fantasy will really gravitate to this series because it has all the best UF elements with a lot of added emotional turmoil and romance. 

The Men!
This series gives readers three very different but equally sexy men. The first is Raif, who is not a possible love interest for Darian but rather an almost-guardian, protector, and good friend. Even though we don't see him in romantic situations, he is no less sexy. He is strong and loyal and lives by a serious code of honor.

The second is Tyler, Darian's muscular and sexy sort-of boss. Tyler and Darian's up and down relationship is the most tumultuous of all and provides for a lot of frustration and tears throughout the series.

 Finally, there is cocky and desirable Xander, the Shaede King. His continued romantic advances on Darian cause occasional strife between them throughout the series.

So, how did I do? Are you ready to jump into Darian's world with both feet?

Have you read this book?
Did I persuade you to add it to your TBR mountain?
Let me know in the comments below!


  1. You don't have to convince me, it's on my TBR. I just need to BUY them! LOL!

  2. I've read the 1st book and loved it. Once I get my arcs out of the way I'm moving on to book two.

  3. lol I want to try these as well. It's jut that my TBR keeps growing and not shrinking *sigh* but love the feature though!

  4. I have heard great things about this series and just bought the first one.

  5. The men do sound intriguing, but I'm noticing that I have a hard time with assassin heroines (and heroes!). I wish my conscience was a little less active!

    1. She actually doesn't really kill that many people. Being an assassin is more of her past than the focus of the series, if that helps! She also only killed "bad guys" I believe. :)

    2. Hm...well, if it's in her past....


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