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Switched
Amanda Hocking
The Orphanage of Miracles
Amy Neftzger
The Dragon's Path
Daniel Abraham
The Hollows Insider: New Fiction, Facts, Maps, Murders, and More in the World of Rachel Morgan
Kim Harrison
The Girl in the Clockwork Collar
Kady Cross
The Traitor's Daughter
Paula Brandon
The Crimson Crown
Cinda Williams Chima
Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories
Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Delia Sherman, Shawn Cheng, Elizabeth Knox, Dylan Horrocks, Kathleen Jennings, Ysabeau S. Wilce, Gavin J. Grant, Cory Doctorow, Kelly Link, M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Garth Nix, Christopher Rowe
Crux
Moira Rogers
Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions
Kelley Armstrong, Ally Condie, Melissa Marr, Jessica Verday
Hunt the Moon - Karen Chance full review (more rants) on my blog:http://newborrowedused.blogspot.com/2012/07/book-review-hunt-moon.html

...Which leads to this book. I'll be honest, I don't like Pritkin. I'm not on team Mircea either but at least when Cassie is with the vamps she has some kind of backbone. Since she grew up around them she has built up a defense/defiance to them that makes her seem like the kick ass heroine she should be. Whenever she is around Pritkin she just seems to be a weak, jello-ish blah with no backbone. The scenes (even the battle ones) when she was with him are the ones that made me put the book down. She cannot make a decision when she is with him without questioning herself ad nauseam. I also can't get it out of my head that he is half Demon. People seem to forget this. That means he is not as great as everyone thinks and he is hiding a large part of himself from everyone. Just because he says one thing does not mean it's true (he is part demon, who lived in the demon realm for a long time).
Character wise, I think the only one left that I like is Marco. I did like Fred. How can you not like a vampire accountant named Fred. One of the best moments in the book (which is not a good thing). Also, what happened to Billy. He was around for like two sentences in this whole book. Seemed very inconsistent with what we know of these characters.
Story wise, I liked where the author was going. The battle with the children of the Gods, finding out who/what Cassie's mother was (I cannot be the only one that was thinking "this is how I want Cassie to be in this series"), and Cassie finally accepting who she is and the power that goes with it. All of this worked for me. The battle scenes were a little chaotic. I had trouble following the one that took place in Vegas. Kept thinking I missed something.
Overall, I'm torn. Parts worked and others didn't. The ending made me think that we are going to be filled with lots of Pritkin in the next book so I can't say that I'm looking forward to it. I want Cassie to win in the end but I don't really want to see her with either of the men she is with now. I will probably read it but we'll see. This review is way to long so I'll stop now.