Honored Vow (Change of Heart #3)
Calmes has created something unique, never slowing the pace, never apologizing for the horrific stuff she puts Jin and Logan through. She's making a point, making everyone see the truth of this world she has created, and making them notice the absolute, antiquated absurdity of their culture.
Convoluted and frustrating, compelli ...more
I like this series. Sure, all the werepanther laws and rules and shit make no fucking sense and nobody knows them--except for Jin--unless it's convenient to the plot, even tho they all live and die by these rules so you'd think everyone in the werepanther world would learn them. Anyway, it doesn't matter. It's MC so I just go with it and enjoy the ridiculous entertainment and the hot, lubeless, fluttering hole sex.
This is hard for me to write, I’ve taken a break for some of my favorite series ‘cause I really didn’t want a book hangover… and adding to that I’m just barely getting myself into the whole M/M genre… It never even crossed my mind that one book… a fictional book that plays for us a kind of caveman world… or as one the characters said a barbaric world… could be able to make my heart pound, my eyes go teary, my mouth sm...more
There will be no way I can coherently review this.
It was too much.
It wasn't enough.
It was everything.
I will always want more.
This was richly beautiful and gorgeously brutal.
So much happened in this book and boy did it go to the dark side. I went to the dark side with it and never wanted characters to die bloody deaths by way of Mortal Combat and spines being ripped out through their mouths more than I did in this book.
This was bloody and had so many new la ...more
Ok for those of your freaking out about the title, while it may be the last (for now) for Jin and Logan it won't be the last for their world. The next book/s will focus on Domin and those who followed him.
On a side warning note this book is brutal. I mean Jin's story was always edgy and mixed with violence, but Mary Calmes takes it to a whole new level so if you're not ok with skinning, beatings, limbs being ripped off and Jin being whipped then don't even bother pick ...more
OMG!! My heart took beating after ...more
So, I didn't love this.
I think part of it might be that I have OD'd on Mary but the other part was that I can't wrap my head around how ridiculous Jin is.
Jin is basically the definition of 'too stupid to live' and this was made abundantly clear by about chapter 5. I just couldn't bring myself to care about him anymore, I was actually rooting for the bad guys on a couple of occasions and that's bad. I'm kind of over it now, but for realz, Jin is a fucking liability. And actually I judge ...more
I got this book the day it came out, excited about where the story would be going and who she would decide to write about next. By the fi ...more
Jin and I got off to a rocky start. To be honest, we didn’t like each other very much when we first met. He thought I was too judgey of his behaviour, and I found him to be irrational and self-centred. We just couldn’t get along.
Luckily, over time, we got to know one another better. He realised I was only being hard on him because I cared so much about him and his tribe. I, in turn, began to understand that his actions weren’t as selfish as they first appeared, and that he was truly a ...more
(view spoiler)[Was this all because someone wanted this? The Priest? He wanted a new leader? He wanted Logan? So, because he wanted this he just told people they had to come, randomly picked them and they had no choice but to participate in this horribly bloody and torturous game? Am I getting this ri ...more
This book starts with shocking violence and absolute heartbreak, my mind and heart were filled with sadness. And just when I think things were going to quiet down, it immediately picks up speed again and I Logan is forced into an honor ...more
3rd time reading this book (well, I read it once, listened to it once and listened/read it now again) and I'm tempted to take off a star.
It's just so fucking ridiculous.
Then again, it's Mary so that means it's also ridiculously entertaining. And I only wanted to beat myself over the head over the gross stupidity 5 or 6 times....And snarking over it with Otila makes everything better so....
Fuck it. Four stars.
The werepanther society we got our first glimpses of in the second book unfolds further and the picture that emerges is ...more
I want to give this book 10 stars.
Every page I turned the book got better and that's not an exaggeration, that is truth. This book, this story and Mary's writing oozes, leaks and throbs with perfection, with genius.
I don't think anyone more than me pleaded, begged, cajoled, blackmailed, whined, and prayed for a third book in Mary's werepanther series. I had fallen so in love with Jin and Logan in Change of Heart, at the time seeing myself in Jin and my deceased fiance, Christopher, i ...more
Mary Calmes does an all right job of creating a history and back story, however her ability to actually mold the romance into it all was, I felt, a half ass attempt. I dunno, I guess I was expecting some plot, but really, it was all just a really bad ...more
"..FREAKING REALLY LIKE THIS SERIES AND ALMOST EVERYBODY IN THIS MAGICAL WORLD...OMG... I CAN'T WAIT FOR MORE!!!! .SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLL DOMINS STORY IS NEXT!!!!"
(view spoiler)[I hated this book when I started it...Crane OMG, Crane dead what an opening. Then castration Damn, just OMG & Damn...soooo NOT nessarry to me, and after that Crane was taken away from Jin to be Domins 2nd, but Yuri got to keep his bestfriend at his side...Jeez...r ...more
This one revolves around Jin and Logan having to partake in a series of challenges to see whether Logan or another semel will become semel-aten, the tribe leader of Sobek, and basically the highest of all semels. In the process, Jin and Logan deal with the consequences of being apart, Jin has a hard time controlling his new ...more
Jin isn't as big of a Mary-Sue in this installment of the series, but he is starting to uncomfortably resemble Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake - all powerful, irresistible, seemingly smart while constantly doing stupid things which put friends and lovers at great risk.
Turns out the werepanther world is ...more
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“Yeah.” He burped and blew it out the side of his mouth. “Sorry, the burritos we had for lunch are kinda comin’ back on me.”