"The Niteclif Evolutions, Book 2"
A murderer is terrorizing the streets of London, targeting women who look suspiciously like Maddy. Under the mantle of darkness, the killer attacks his victims from behind, severing their heads ...more
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Maddy's story picks up a few weeks after the end of book 1. She is not recovering well from some nasty injuries she received from the battle royale ending of book 1. Her lover, Bay ...more
Wrath is the second book in Denise Tompkins' Niteclif Evolutions. The story takes up immediately, and I do mean immediately, where Legacy leaves off. (This review contains spoilers for Legacy, book 1 of The Niteclif Evolutions. If you haven't read Legacy, check out my review, then go forth and read Legacy. It's a terrific and necessary introduction to the Niteclif supernatural world of Wrath.)
As Wrath opens, Maddy Nitec ...more
Bay and Maddy are not doing well. Maddy is not healing and Bay cannot forgive himself or Maddy for having to kill his father and sister. Maddy moves out of his house so Bay can have some space. Bay decides that they are over.
While Maddy is staying a ...more
Ms. Tompkins takes two books to do what Laurel K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series needed at least 5 to do, namely ridiculous love triangles with roll-your-eyes steamy sex scenes. However, unlike this book at least Anita Blake seemed to focus more on murder scenes and actual logic than Maddy does (for all that she is supposedly Sherlock Holmes's great-great-granddaughter). Not to say that Anita Blake...more
I think there was too much of Maddy's personal love life in this book and not enough sleuthing. I was looking forward to some Sherlock Holmes crime solving to happen. It felt as if the "sudden" solving of this crime was more luck than actual criminal deduction.
Maddy also seems to be one unhappy lady even though every warlock and dragon want to bed her. She is either crying or "bitching" with no sense of happiness. She is one depress ...more
I adore Maddy and cheer along side her, she's a great heroine and I enjoy her point of view. I also like even though it's entirely from Maddy's POV we don't know what the ending is until she experiences it. She's a clever detective who doesn't reveal who done it until the ve ...more
I had the privilege of reading this book before publication. As always, Ms. Tompkins hits world building and romantic sizzle out of the park. Snark is high and dragons fly low in this sequel to Ms. Tompkins' debut novel, "Legacy".
Humor, be it light or dark, is critical to my mental health. Add a dash of snark, a little suspense and an occasional murder and you've found my literary voice. Oh, and smexy. Can't forget the smexy. My theory is a kiss should be meaningful regardless of leng ...more