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Reading is my addiction... I read paranormal romance, urban fantasy, science fiction and fantasy, young adult, romance and historical romance. I am part of the blogging team over at Badass Book Reviews: http://badassbookreviews.com 

Unbound

Unbound - Jeaniene Frost, Melissa Marr, Jocelynn Drake, Vicki Pettersson Oh the dreaded anthology. We all buy them (or if we are lucky - borrow them) with great hopes and expectations for the one story or one author we love. I personally believe that I need to read all the stories in an anthology – my own personal OCD trait, whereas I see others read just one story. And that’s fine with me. I picked up Unbound because it had three authors I was familiar with: Kim Harrison, Melissa Marr, and Jeaniene Frost. The other two authors were Vicki Petersson and Jocelyn Drake. I was pleasantly surprised which stories became my favorites – I really didn’t see that coming.Ley Line Drifter by Kim Harrison 2.5 starsI love Kim Harrison’s Rachel Morgan/The Hollows series and Jenks is one of my favorite characters ever, but I was really disappointed by this story. Jenks and Bis the gargoyle get a story on their own and I was saddened that Jenks could not hold a story on his own. I actually missed Rachel. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost 3 starsThis is Bones’ story, before he meets Cat. Bones is in New Orleans and is chasing two killer ghouls. Marie makes an appearance as well. I was so looking forward to this story. Bones is one of my favorite characters but this story did not do him any justice. There just wasn’t any delicious sexual tension. Dark Matters by Vicki Petersson 4 starsI had read a Vicki Petersson story in another anthology and I really disliked it. I was seriously contemplating skipping this story but I am so glad that I didn’t. Such a beautiful love story between light and shade. Loved the story, loved the characters, loved it all. The Dead, The Damned, and the Forgotten by Jocelyn Drake 2 stars Not a memorable story for me. I can’t even remember it.Two Lines by Melissa Marr 4 starsThis is one of the surprise stories. I was expecting a story about the fae and I got something completely unexpected. And – I truly enjoyed the story. Absolutely wonderful.I’m glad I took the time to read all the stories. I’ve discovered a new author for me to explore – Vicki Petersson, and I was impressed with Melissa Marr’s story.