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Tempt the Stars (Cassandra Palmer #6)

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  4,820 ratings  ·  510 reviews
Being a goddess is a lot less fun than you might think. Especially when you’re only a half goddess, and you only found out about it recently, and you still don’t know what you’re doing half the time. And when you’ve just used your not-so-reliable powers to burglarize the booby-trapped office of a vampire mob boss.

Yeah, that part sucks.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg
ebook, 357 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Signet Select (first published September 25th 2013)
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is mee... kissa
Mar 25, 2012 is mee... kissa marked it as to-read
This had better be dedicated to a lot of Pritkin!
Come on you gorgeous hunk of war mage flesh! (... i did not just say that)
TEAM PRITKIN!!! I need more Cassie and Pritkin!!

Disappointing, I think this was probably the worst book in the series for me. It wasn't awful, I still kind of liked it, but it definitely wasn't as fun as previous books. To be honest I found the plot, the action scenes, the characters, and the dialogue all rather frustrating.

Random thoughts:

-The plot wasn't very engrossing, Cassie wanted to save Pritkin from hell/his demon lord dad - and to do that she went to various people/places/times for help and whilst there she got into various
Kim Fletcher
Ugh! That ending tho!!! Come on next book, I'm feenin for some Cassie/Pritkin action.... In more ways than one... *Wink wink*
Melannie :)
Dec 07, 2012 Melannie :) marked it as to-read
"Pritkin looked surprised, the way he always did at the idea that anyone might actually care about him."

THIS, ladies. This.
He is soooooooo lovable <3
Disappointing. This is one of my favorite series and its such a drag to wait so long for a book that goes absolutely nowhere. Where characters regress, where others take on different personalities, and others still are absent altogether. Lots of issues are raised and none are really dealt with.

Mild Spoilers:

It's so freaking annoying! Cassie spends a week on Pritkin's room crying, but when she sees him, she can't tell him how she feels? The with avoidance thing with him and Mircea feels so drawn
Lynsey   • The Demon Librarian
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Stars in my Eyes

Can I just really quickly share my history with this series with you? I won't blather on about myself for long - promise. It's just that this series was kinda pivotal to my transformation from "occasional reader of mystery novels", to "carnivorous reading fanatic and devourer of all things paranormal" because it was the first true Urban Fantasy series I ever read and the one that opened my eyes to this amazeballs genre. It was a
I love this series but am rather disappointed with the author. Only one book a year isn't working. I'm not even reading her other series she has going but I have to wait two years per Cassie Palmer series. It feels like I'm loosing momentum with the characters she has. I know I will be continue reading this series until it stops being entertaining but what about other readers? Not everyone is going to even remember the authors name in two years.

"Honey remember that book series I was reading? Abo
Save Pritkin. Keep Mircea. Easy. ;)
Nov 08, 2011 Arriana marked it as to-read
Go team Pritkin!!!!!!!!!!
Sooo dont kill me but i dont like Pritkin I love Mircea.. You Just Have to Read The Dory's series to know him better.. Man Can't wait for this Book.

Sooooooo this installment of of the Cassandra Palmer series was pure filler and ZERO plot advancement. I guess Ms Chance plans to NEVER rap this series up or Cassie's love triangle grrrrr SMDH
I need Pritkin. I need this book. I need Pritkin.


Sample chapters:

But but but Pritkin? WHERE ARE YOU?
Lynsey   • The Demon Librarian
Oct 05, 2013 Esra marked it as to-read
Karen Chance is not happy with negative comments about her books

I wrote a reply about her latest book "Tempt the stars" on facebook fan page. It was my decision why I don't want to read the book , very innocent reply . Here is the screencap

The link of the post

where's my reply???

Because they deleted and banned me from page. Now I don't have the right to reply anything at all. Why Karen? I'm very disappointed. I was a fan of your books from the beginni
May 31, 2012 Dblaze marked it as to-read

-- A Romantic Book Affairs Review

Gah! Bad Karen Chance for leaving us with that crazy cliffhanger at the end of Curse the Dawn! I was an anxious and a nervous wreck (like when Han Solo was frozen in carbonite) wondering how in the hell Cassie is going to get Pritkin back. I was screaming in frustration. To top it off with that mother-effing cliffhanger, we had to wait two years to find out what happens. *sobs fat ugly tears* Okay, rant over. I will humbly admit it was totally worth the wait.

When I started this book, I intended to spread my reading over at least three days to savour it for longer, but by the second day it rapidly became un-put-downable!

Since finishing, I've read a bunch of other reviews where people are saying either 1) the actions scenes were too confusing or 2) they didn't like something or other about Pritkin/Mircea in this book. I would have to respectfully refute these points.

If you take the time to read, rather than skim, I don't get the first complaint at al
So much action and so fast paced sometimes you had a hard time keeping up especially during the fight scenes, some were confusing. I had to re-read things several times to get the meaning of it. Also the writing is very detailed at times it was to detailed. With everything that happened in this book it really just seemed nothing much happened at all - the book seemed like filler. Sure you learn some new things, but really the plot didn't go forward at all. She just really ended up were she start ...more
Rating: 3 out of 5.

To say that I am disappointed would be an understatement. I finished reading this book last night and I decided to give myself a couple of hours to calm down. It didn't help. I am as upset and disappointed as I was last night.

I remember reading a review for this book, where the reviewer said that this book felt pretty much like a filler to her. I can see where she is coming from. This is especially frustrating when the author releases a book from this series, one every two yea
Because I get to read about John Pritkin.
Because this is about rescuing John Pritkin.
Because Cassie stubbornly refused to leave John Pritkin.
Because it's JOHN PRITKIN!!!

Book 7 pls!!!
And Cassie.. it's JOHN PRITKIN!!!!!
Apr 07, 2012 Ally marked it as to-read
Published 2012!
PUBLISHED 2012! I KNOW this book hasn't been PUBLISHED because it would be in my hands RIGHT NOW! Goodreads, if you could see the look of disdain on my face right now...well hmmp! lets just say if Looks could Kill!.
Nov 14, 2011 Kira marked it as to-read
Shelves: wishlist
I absolutely can't wait for this book! After the ending of the last one? Oh, this will be good.
Jan 21, 2012 debra marked it as to-read
(Content warning: possible mild spoilers. I will try not to mention specifics, but still.)

As always, I enjoyed Cassie's adventures -- but this is one of the weaker installments. Part of the problem was the resolution (or rather, the non-resolution) to Cassie & Pritkin's separation. At the close of this book we're right back where we started, which begs a question:

What is this book's function?

There was a minor breakthrough re: Cassie & Pritkin's feelings, but that's about it. There's no
Tempted to Stop

I have an idea of where this series is going to go. But after reading this book, I have no idea how long Karen Chance plans to take to get us there. For a two year wait I felt like it should have had more impact for me than it did. But the two year wait could have also been to its detriment. Considering my super long to-be-read list, I’m not really one to go back and re-read books unless I find it exceptional. So because of that I found myself occasionally confused this time aro
Five stars. Easily my favorite in the series.

This book is all about Cassie's parents, their powers and history. Pritkin's fate is a consequence of that.

Cassie decides she must go retrieve Pritkin from Hell, and goes back in time in order to speak to her mother to get advice on how to deal with demons, since she has experience with them.
Cassie then sets out with Casanova/Rian and Caleb to Rosier's home world and after a mad chariot drive through walled gates, they find Pritkin in a luxurious roo
This is what I love about Karen Chance:

1. The World. While, yes, there are some UF series that reinvent the wheel a bit, and travel outside the overused tropes and typical Vampires-and-Werevoles-and-Fae,-Oh-My! drudgery, there are very few that do it with this much creativity and intricate attention to detail. Yes, Chance features vampires pretty heavily in this series, and yes, they are actually pretty "common" in origin/nature/etc. But then she gives you the Pythia. And gods and goddesses. And
Oct 13, 2012 Christina marked it as to-read
Ok since this book hasn't been released yet, I am going to write my thoughts here as I keep reading the books published so far (yeah I just found this series). Until now I have read the first three books and hav just started with the fourth. I love the books. Karen did a great job. BUT they aren't free of flaws:-

1) I hate how it's been three books and Cassie is still bitching about how she hates the power. Yeah I get the whole thing about people gunning for her because she is the Pythia and all
Erin (Paperback stash) *is juggle-reading*

After enjoying Hunt the Moon so much, this one was a bit of a letdown. Most of what worked so well for the fifth was absent. We get little of Pritkin and little of Mircea, who were not only included a lot in the sequel, but who also left a lot of unanswered questions that I'd hoped would progress with this one. Unfortunately the questions weren’t really answered, they still exist and were shelved for the next book coming instead. Egads, frustration! I was so eager to see some progression fina
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Karen Chance is the author of two New York Times bestselling series, plus a number of novellas and short stories, all set in the Cassandra Palmer universe. A full-time writer since 2008, she was previously a university history teacher, which comes in handy when writing the time-travel aspect of Cassie’s crazy adventures. She loves Las Vegas, the main setting for her novels, but currently lives in ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Cassandra Palmer (9 books)
  • Touch the Dark (Cassandra Palmer, #1)
  • Claimed By Shadow (Cassandra Palmer, #2)
  • Embrace the Night (Cassandra Palmer, #3)
  • Curse the Dawn (Cassandra Palmer, #4)
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  • Hunt the Moon (Cassandra Palmer, #5)
  • Reap the Wind (Cassandra Palmer, #7)
  • Ride the Storm (Cassandra Palmer, #8)
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