Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Quote of the Day

I understand something now: that which we fear, we somehow beckon near and engage in a dance, as toxically intimate as a pair of suspicious lovers. Perhaps it’s because deep down we want to face it. Perhaps it’s just the way the universe works; we’re magnetized waltzers and our hopes and fears emit some kind of electrical impulses that attract all that we dream, and all that we dread. We live and die on a dance floor of our own making.

~ Karen Marie Moning, Feversong

When The Music's Over

A SUPER Spoilery Discussion of Feversong by Karen Marie Moning

by: Zee the Terrible and Barbara Bones

By Olga.
It's now been two weeks since we got our hot little hands on Feversong, the final book in the Mac & Barrons part of Karen Marie Moning's Fever series. It's almost all we can talk about in the Saucy Wenches hallways (which is really online, but you get the drift) and we have lots of thoughts and opinions so we aren't putting off our Super Spoilery Recap Extravaganza any longer! 

Zee told you about how much she loved it in her Wench review, here, and it will surprise exactly no one that Barb did, too. Loved it to pieces. Thought it was pretty much perfect, exactly the kind of conclusion KMM has been promising us since she gave us Iced, leaving everyone precisely where they need to be. That said, we have lots and lots and LOTS of thoughts. So come with us through the jump where we're dishing all the dirt, in filthy, spoilery detail. We mentioned that spoilers would abound, right? Consider yourself warned!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Quote of the Day

There are many, many types of books in the world, which makes good sense, because there are many, many types of people, and everybody wants to read something different. For instance, people who hate stories in which terrible things happen to small children should put this book down immediately. But one type of book that practically no one likes to read is a book about the law. Books about the law are notorious for being very long, very dull, and very difficult to read. This is one reason many lawyers make heaps of money. The money is an incentive - the word "incentive" here means "an offered reward to persuade you to do something you don't want to do" - to read long, dull, and difficult books.

A Series of Unfortunate Events, book 1: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

Friday, January 27, 2017

Quote of the Day

My 2017 Must Read List


What books have I prioritised for this year?

In the last couple of years I've made myself a must read list of books for the coming year. Sometimes they're books that I've been putting off reading for a while. Other times they are new releases that are just begging to be read as soon as they come out. Let's look after the jump to see what I have on my list for this coming year.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Quote of the Day

Barrons glided toward me in that eerie, fluid fashion, stopped, and laced our hands together. 

We would hold on to each other until the last. 

Sun, moon, and stars, I told him.

He inclined his head. Of all the years, this one with you has been my finest. Fire to my ice, Mac.

Frost to my flame, Jericho.

Forever, we said, and it was a vow far more powerful and binding than any ring or piece of paper. 

~~Karen Marie Moning

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Quote of the Day

"All right, Sentinel. You have your second chance at Valentine's Day. But I'll warn you in advance. I'm starving...and not just for food."
That comment made me light-headed enough that it was a miracle I didn't fall over in the foyer.

Biting Bad by Chloe Neill

Wenches Take New Orleans

Last year, a group of five Wenches had a fantastic trip to New Orleans to celebrate the release of Karen Marie Moning's Feverborn. You can read Wench Zee's recap of that here. The Fever series, in case it wasn't clear from the ridiculous amount of posts and love we show this amazing series, is what brought all of the Wenches together irrevocably. So, when Karen announced that the Feversong release would also be in New Orleans, we all started planning and saving.

Incredibly, TEN Wenches and Wench friends made the trip of a lifetime to New Orleans this year! We had the trip of a lifetime. We spent an amazing five plus days in the Crescent City, exploring, shopping, eating, and celebrating with each other and other Maniacs. I'm here today to give you the details of our amazing trip! I'm not sure anything I say will do it justice, but I will do my level best. Fair warning, this may get long. We had five plus days of fabulousness!

Keep reading after the break to hear our adventurous tale!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Quote of the Day

“We are not going to die."

Butters stared up at me, pale, his eyes terrified. "We're not?"

"No. And do you know why?" He shook his head. "Because Thomas is too pretty to die. And because I'm too stubborn to die." I hauled on the shirt even harder. "And most of all because tomorrow is Oktoberfest, Butters, and polka will never die.”

What the Wenches Are Reading

With one exception, every Wench is reading one of our two favorites, Fever or Chicagoland Vampires! Click through to see what Angela is reading, and what we're thinking about Feversong and Phantom Kiss

Monday, January 23, 2017

Quote of the Day

I've always known what you need. Someone to rage at who's strong enough to take all the pain and fury you have to dish out until you've burned it out of your system and nothing is left but a pile of ashes from which the Phoenix rises. Kid, woman, whatever the hell you are--I want to see you rise. Even if you have to hate me. 

~~Karen Marie Moning

To Hell & Back

By Olga the Awesome.

Phew, readers. It's been a hell of a ride. It took me a while to decompress after Fevercon in NOLA. But here I am, ready to talk about Feversong and tell you why you should be reading it. And loving it. And crying with me. 

In case you need a recap, read my Burned review here, and Feverborn review here, and spoilery discussion here. And then dive in and let's talk Feversong

It'll be okay!
There will be no main plot spoilers in this review! At most a few mildly spoilery quotes that won't give anything away. I'm saving that goodness for our super spoilery discussion coming very soon!

Click through to read more!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Quote of the Day

No, staying in the Zone wasn't easy. But for a lot of us-- certainly for me-- it was the only option. I'd rather make do in New Orleans than be rich anywhere else.

The Veil by Chloe Neill

Picture by Wench Zee

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Quote of the Day

“A succubus on the set. Strike that, the health-conscious kid sister made it two… succubuses. Succubusees? Succubi? Stupid Latin correspondence course.”

Monday, January 9, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Reason never works. There's an inherent bias in the system. The attacker has the offense, which makes the defense appear defensive, therefore guilty. "

~~Karen Marie Moning

Friday, January 6, 2017

Quote of the Day

“I love you, Ethan, and I love this city. And however much I fought, I love this goddamn House. It's part of me, and I'm part of it. I'm not going to stand here and watch a man tear down everything that you've build. I'm not. And if that means I have to chase another man who threatens this House, or apologize to you more than I like, so be it. I don't want that, but I can live with it. Because I can't live without you.” 

― Chloe NeillMidnight Marked

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Entering a novel is like going on a climb in the mountains: 
you have to learn the rhythm of respiration, acquire the pace; otherwise you stop right away."

Postscript to the Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco (Born January 5)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Quote of the Day

"I guess I make things that need energy stronger. I'm like a walking battery."
"You are the table everyone wants at Starbucks," Gansey mused as he began to walk again.
Blue blinked. "What?"
Over his shoulder, Gansey said, "Next to the wall plug."
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

What The Wenches Are Reading

We're a little light on post-holiday reading, but a few Wenches have checked in. Lots of typical favorites on our list this week, unsurprising with new released rapidly approaching. What's on your list this week, Saucy Reader?

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Quote of the Day

And in a way I have always thought that words are alive a little, for they can whisper sweet nothings and roar dragon flame with equal efficiency.

― Jane Steele, Lyndsay Faye

The Dangling Plot Line: The Fever Series

As regular readers know quite well, the majority of us are completely, totally, 100% obsessed with Karen Marie Moning's Fever series. We've written numerous posts about it. Several of us have traveled to New Orleans to attend release parties for this series. We've all read the whole series multiple times. If you look at our What the Wenches are Reading posts, you'll see that every couple of months someone pops back in to the Fever world. I think you get the idea. We are now on to the final book in the series, Feversong. Yes, I know Ms. Moning will be writing two more books set in the Fever world. But, we don't know what those are going to be yet. We don't know if those will be Mac's story or Dani's story. So, for all intents and purposes, this is it. The final chapter. Considering this is the final book in this arc, there are a pretty good amount of loose ends to tie up. That's why I'm here today. I'm going to discuss the major story lines that are still dandling precariously on the edge of the cliff. Join me after the jump to see what we have left to tie up. I feel like a spoiler warning is unnecessary, but just in case.... Spoilers ahead!!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Quote of the Day

But, even if they've seen (and actually noticed) you doing daily five-minute pickups, that first time as a family will be rough and not the least bit fun.

Your otherwise intelligent children may claim to have never known where scissors or glue or toothpaste go. They will suddenly feel exhausted and suffer headaches and leg pain, and they may stare blankly over your shoulder in confusion when you remind them where you've kept the laundry hamper for all the days of their lives.

How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind:
Dealing with Your House's Dirty Little Secrets
by Dana K. White