Huntress (Cin Craven #3.5)
Supernatural bounty hunter Lilli Corbin made a pact with the Prince of Hell: She agreed to recover a book of prophecies. When she learns it could trigger the apocalypse, Lilli is forced to make the ultimate choice: save her soul, or the man she loves?
Marjorie M. Liu
“The Robber Bride”
Welcome to a post-apocalyptic world where wome
Christine Warren's book was not her usual fantastic stuff. It wasn't bad, at all, don't get me wrong, I guess I was expecting something more along the lines of her "Others" stories. It's about a girl who is a bounty hunter for a devil (not THE devil, but one of the devils) and her last order is to get a certain book. Well owner of said book is studious and incredibly handsome and won't give it up without a fight. They fight, they kiss, they get interr...more
Series: Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go (Black London, 1.5)
Sin Slayer (Cin Craven, 3.5)
Christine Warren's Devil's Bargain is a new [to me] approach to preventing the Apocalypse when Lilli Corbin, a half-human, half-demon bounty hunter is required to fulfill the third and last task she owes Sammael. The interpretation of the verses of a prophecy that could wind either way.
Each female lead shows her strengths is...more
The Robber Bride: A
Down In The Ground Where The Dead Men Go: B-
Sin Slayer: B
Devil's Bargain was cliché and melodramatic. I don't know that I've read Christine Warren before this, and I won't be rushing to read anything else by her anytime soon.
The Robber Bride was wonderful -- a fresh, engaging voice, in a starkly beautiful landscape. I hope Liu has written more stories for this world. A great story!
Down In The Ground Where The Dead Men Go -- It's not that this was poorly writ...more
Devil's Bargain - Christine Warren.
Hm, she meets the guy, jumps his bones, and suddenly he's the love of her life so she needs to save him. I know the story is short, but come on. If you disregard that, it wasn't bad, I'd give it a couple stars.
The Robber Bride - Marjorie Liu.
After the big virus eliminates a lot of the population and cities are empty, you get a girl with a sledgehammer, vampires on motorcycles, no real explanation of where any of these get...more
"Devil's Bargain" by Christine Warren isn't set (as far as I know) in any of her 'worlds'. It's the story of a half-human bounty hunter who m...more
Christine Warren - Thought there could've been something here, but then there was insta-love and meh. Not for me.
Marjorie Liu - One of the things I love about Liu is her ability to create an atmosphere quickly and quietly. We know just enough about how the world "ended," and just enough about the remaining communities, without being info-dumped. We know there's something off a...more
Devil's Bargain -- 3 stars
Decent story, rather simple writing and predictable plot.
The Robber Bride -- 5 stars
Excellent story, beautifully written and intriguing world with unique beings. I got the book for this story by Liu and was not disappointed. Her style is not classic romance at all, much more poetic and main stream than the others in this book...more
Christine Warren's "Devil's Bargain" was a good story, it was by no means the greatest story I have ever read, but I definitely enjoyed it. There was action, sex and magic - an excellent mix.
Marjorie M. Liu's "The Robber Bride" was my favorite story in the entire book! It's actually one of my favorite stories ever, but then I love post-apocalyptic worlds. Liu's writing was fantastic, you could picture everything s...more
"The Robber Bride" was decent, if a bit slow paced, but it did a good job at leaving me wanting more of the setting.
"Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go"... well, to be frank, was a mess. I wanted to like it because of the male protagonist (which didn't fit well with the anthology the...more
Marjorie M. Liu penned "The Robber Bride" This is by far my favorite story. The gradual caring for and falling in love between the two main characters i...more
Paranormal bounty hunter joins forces with mage to fight against demon. Heated chemistry adds spice to tale.
Robber Bride: Marjorie M. Liu
Post-apocalyptic United States lumped into odd territories, humans scratching out existence, eerie predators, shapeshifters...nice twist.
Down in the Ground: Caitlin Kittredge
Very dark, Scotland & Ireland, demons, necromancers, depressing.
Sin Slayer: Jenna Maclaine
Married vampire couples comprise The Righteous, called upon to...more
Jenna Maclaine "Sin Slayer" Cin and the rest of the Righteous (the Righteous are fellow vampire friends of Cin who police the vampire society as a whole) hunt down Jack the Ripper. It seems Jack has grown tired of killing mere humans and has now taken up whipping vampires out of existence....more
Lilli is a half-human, half-devil bounty hunter. She has owes three favors to a devil named Samael because of a favor he did for her. When she's asked to retrieve a book as her third, and final, favor, she's a little skeptical at how easy the task sounds. But, when she meets the keeper of the book and finds out what's inside, things become all too clear.
This was my first Christine Warren story, although I do have The Others series on my to-read she...more
1. Devil's Bargain by Christine Warren. Lilli is a bounty hunter that owes a demon prince 3 favors. She's down to her last one which is to find a book that was stolen from him and then they're even. Well, she meets the nephew of the guy who stole it and finds out it's not as easy as it appeared. Good story. ***-1/2
2. The Robber Bride by Marjorie Liu...more
Marjorie M. Liu “The Robber Bride” I have read and liked other things by her, and I also enjoyed this o...more
Marjorie M. Liu 'The Robber Bride' -- Welcome to a post-apocalyptic world where women are fed on for their life forces...more
The first story in this collection is The Devil's Bargain by Christine Warren. Lilli Corbin made a deal with a devil and all she has to do to finally fulfill the bargain is retrieve an old book. Too bad it's a book of prophecies that will bring about the Apocalypse. This story was just okay for me...more
Sin Slayer by Jenna Maclaine [according to other reviewers:] relates to her Cin Craven series which I have not read.
The other two stories: Down In The Ground Where The Dead Men Go by Caitlin Kittredge and The Robber Bride by Marjorie M. Liu are apparently standalones.
The story by Ms. Liu was bizarre at first.I gave it 4.5 stars at the end.The tale was HAUNTING! The language used was wonderful. Interesting characters and world.
The story by CK is part of a series.I gave it a 3.There was no happy ending and both characters had nasty personalities.Yeah, they were good....more
Unfortunately, I only liked 2 of these stories. The other 2 makes me think I won't sink my money into books by these authors. If I can find them at the library, then maybe one more try. The other, I will be looking into her backlist.
Luckily Jenna MacLaine's story Sin Slayer from the world of Cyn Craven saved the day. I think I migh...more
When not scrambling frantically to complete her latest writi...more