Vicious Circle (Persephone Alcmedi #1)
Being a witch doesn't pay the bills, but Persephone Alcmedi gets by between reading Tarot cards, writing her syndicated newspaper column, and kenneling werewolves in the basement when the moon is full -- even if witches aren't supposed to mingle with wolves. She really reaches the end of her leash, though, when her grandmothe...more
-I loved Persephone, she was an awesome heroine. She knew when to fight and when not to fight. She was strong and soft at the same time and she was one bad ass witch.
-Johnny was also excellent, he was bad ass too, but he could also cook and was in a band. I wasn't a huge fan of his look, covered in tattoos, piercings, and long hair, some of that is great, but it was too much for me. He also had to make more dirty innuendos than was necessary. Again some is great, but it was bordering on too...more
For the most part I liked Persephone's character though her naivety regarding vampires and even werewolves beca...more
Like many urban fantasies out there, "Vicious Circle" takes place in a world where witches, werewolves, and vampires are very much real. Persephone is in a rare p...more
What sets this book apart from the rest for, at least, the first three hundred pages is its willingness to defuse plot lines and surprise. The initial meeting which sets all this in motion gives us very clear genre expectations. The blurb for the book will catch you up to speed if you already aren’t.
Persephone must slay a vampire while gaining the aid of Johnny, innuendo-slinging werewolf. I am happy to say that all these plans are quickly thwarted, the only sure thing be...more
This book started off a bit slow but quickly accumulated speed and never stopped. Persephone is a witch living in a world where preternaturals are all out of the closet and fighting for survival among judgmental humans. Humans are predictable as always; prejudice and holier-than-thou until they get enough exposure to whatever frightens them that they stop caring or just accept the situation. The preternaturals set in this world...more
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There is nothing more hilarious than seeing a name spelled like “Gavyn” in an urban fantasy novel. It reeks of someone trying too hard to make a character stand out and more often than not plays out like an overbearing mother trying too hard to make her kid unique.
Then there are names like Persephone Isis Alcmedi, a mouthful I would pity any child having. However, we meet Seph as she is called in this book as an adult, a pagan w...more
“Only when the sun’s light has fled
is my life lived and my hungers fed,
but I will live on and on, forever
if you will but swear to leave me never.”
He leaned in and put his lips to mine.
Surprisingly good book, I have no idea why but I thought I had already read this book and didn't like it. But I went back and re-read the blurb and there was a blank in my memory so I gave into my curiosity and read it. Turns out, no...I hadn't read it before. :P After finally sorting the confusion out I...more
The plot of this novel was refreshing and fun. All of the paranormal creatures were interesting and had a unique twist. There were many aspects of this story that I really enjoyed. Especially the twists and turns that kept me guessing until the end. But there were also aspects that didn't work so well. The biggest of these is the fact that we are told that werewolves and witches aren't supposed to mingle, but we're never really told why. There's a brief moment in which it is implied...more
Persephone Alcmedi is a witch with a highly active sense of responsibility to her fellow man, woman, waerewolf, fae, and vampire (well, okay, maybe not to the vamps), and she's just realized that there may actually be a destined calling to account for that powerful thirst for justice for all things with a pulse...and maybe even some things without one. In a world where Vamps and Fae have had way better PR than Waeres as they've stepped out of the me...more
And then the situation Persephone gets into? She says yes to killing someone? With no real information, other than the fact that the person she is to kill supposedly murdered a friend of hers? It's just... stupid. The person who gives her the job is super sketchy, and she gets guilted int...more
I liked this book. It had an interesting take on the origins of vampires and werewolves. The author references Greek mythology a lot, and does a good job of describing the actions and relationships between the gods, so someone who wasn’t familiar with the myths wouldn’t have a problem.
Persephone, or Seph, is a witch. She has just taken her Gran out of the nursing home to...more
One of the things tha...more
This book seemed very familiar to me and this was good and bad. On the bad side, I felt that many parts of Linda’s world mirrored Kim Harrison’s Rachel Morgan series and Persephone reminded me of Rachel very much. Likewise, Master Vamp Menessos made me think of Laurel K. Hamilton’s Jean-Claude as there was sexual tension mixed...more
A friend in need is a friend indeed, and now Seph's gone from a quiet home to sharing with six others. Sometimes more. Witches, wærewolves and vampires don't seem a gratuitous numbe...more
Persephone, or Seph, as she goes by most of the time, seems to just collect people that she watches over. As she gathers more and more of these people she winds up trying to help them and quickly gets into a situation where she is lied to and is over her head. She tries h...more
I felt like the little Chihuahua trying to keep up with the boss dog in those cartoons as we entered the hospital. Johnny’s long legs took him smoothly and swiftly inside while I half ran to keep up, finger-combing my hair in an effort not to look like the witch stereotype.
I need to say this first ... Johnny the waere tattoed techno-metal-Goth band frontman ... ROAARR :D. Sexy and yummy!!! I can't help it, I love shifters better than vampires, so hands down, Johnny makes me all tingling...more
I enjoyed this book. I thought it was a solid introduction to this world and these characters. But I am being a little cautious in my review and my expectations as I move forward with the series, because there are some serious shades of Anita Blake at play here. Given that that series became a total crap-fest, it makes me nervous. Anyway, here's what we have:
Our heroine, Persephone, is a more powerful witch than she realizes. Further, she seems to have an important role to play in keepi...more
This book was pretty good. I mean, it wasn't exactly what I was expecting, but overall, I'd still say it was good. I think I originally picked up this book because of the cover (it fit with one of my challenges) and because the synopsis sounded fantastic. In my opinion, it didn't live up to the promises of the synopsis, but nonetheless enjoyable.
I keep going over and over my feelings for this book trying to figure out why I felt the way I did. I mean, the storyline was pretty good, so w...more
I enjoyed this book. It kinda reminded me of the a mix of Caitlin Kittredge series 'Nocturne City and Black London' . This has a little of everything in it. Vampires, Werewolves, and Witches. I believe that Fae come into play later in the series.
Persephone Alcmedi is a kick-butt main female character. She is a witch but also a friend to the local werewolves. She kennels them on the full moon.
Main problem is that Seph is hired to take out the man who killed her good friend. Things are...more
This book succeeds on its own merits to a great degree, but it very obviously is a set up for a...more
I liked Persephone and yet she frustrated me. I loved her compassion and her sense of...more