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Up in Smoke (Silver Dragons #2)

4.03  ·  Rating Details  ·  5,718 Ratings  ·  164 Reviews
Though May Northcott's heart belongs to Gabriel Tauhou, leader of the silver dragons, being stuck in Abaddon has significantly cooled down her love life--especially since a demon lord is trying to woo her. So far, May has resisted his efforts, but it's getting increasingly harder to thwart disaster.

So May is shocked when Gabriel encourages her to give in to the demon princ
Hardcover, Large Print, 431 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Thorndike Press (first published October 7th 2008)
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Oct 13, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008-reads
If someone asked me why I like Katie MacAlister's 'Aisling Grey/Dragon' series, it would be hard to come up with just one reason. There's hot dragon sex, there's comedy, humor and silliness, there's a demon masquerading as a Newfoundland dog, there's mystery and treachery, and did I mention the hot dragon sex?

Mayling is a doppelganger. She was created by a pact between her 'sister' the naiad Cyrene and the Demon Lord Magoth. Cyrene sacrificed her common sense (and boy does she give airhead a new
Martina the Book Fairy
Up In Smoke is technically book 2 in the Silver Dragon series. However, the series works a lot better if you read the 4-part Aisling Grey series first as Aisling and her mate, Drake show up a TON in the Silver Dragon series.

I liked Up In Smoke, but much less than previous books. It might be that I just don't like May (the "heroine") as much as I liked Aisling from the first series. But, since I very much enjoy the world, I shall continue reading it.

I've learned from the author's website that the
Argh. I don't know what is going on with Katie MacAlister but I once again got to the end of her book and turned the last page - realized the story was ending and said WTF? I think my issue here is that this book really can't be read alone and honestly - there is no resolutions here - just a furthering of the plot. I suspect the next book will have more meat in the story - but as for this one - it was all filler - building for the next book.

I am not sure why that bothers me - I think it's been
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
While this second book didn't grab me like the first one did, it was still enjoyable. May's life is way more screwed up than Aisling's ever was - it's kinda fun to see what MacAlister can come up with :)

She ends up being Magoth's consort in order to get out of Abbadon and back to Gabriel, along with Magoth whose powers are minimal in our world, but Magoth is just a side plot that doesn't pop up again until the very end. The real story here is about the dragon heart shards that are housed in phy
Jul 31, 2011 WildAboutBones rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This second of MacAlister's Silver Dragon series is a delightful continuation of the first book. This story picks up one month after the last book finished on a cliffhanger.

May, the doppelganger mate of the Silver dragon's leader Gabriel, has been stuck in Abaddon (Hell) with Magoth, the demon lord, for almost 6 weeks trying to keep from becoming his Consort. She is in this mess because she disobeyed a direct order from Magoth to keep from giving a Silver dragon valued treasure to him thus being
Oct 08, 2008 Jan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance - Dragon Lovers
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The Flooze
I want so badly to like Katie MacAllister's world, but for some reason, this story and Playing with Fire both fell short. Every plot point seemed to need further development. The story-telling strikes me as shallow with respect to details. And the jealousy that exists between the dragons gets very tiresome. A little show of testosterone is great, but MacAllister makes it a major plot point. The fact that no one seems to respect a couple's pairing only serves to undermine the idea that the couple ...more
Nov 25, 2008 Diana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, romance
May has been trapped as a demon lord's consort in Abaddon, striving to win her freedom to return to Gabriel. When they are finally reunited, a mysterious dragon who can enter the shadow world along with intrigues in the blue and red septs threaten any chance for a happily ever after.

So close to a happy ending, but then one last twist has to crop up... I suppose I'm definitely not used to these story arcs with multiple issues coming up before we get a happily ever after, but I think I do find the
While not my favorite book in the Sept Series, I am still delighted in the turmoil and upheaval that consumes May's life! Hot scenes, frustratingly stubborn dragons, and demon lords of all calibers. What a trip!
Lori Whitwam
Dec 14, 2009 Lori Whitwam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
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Jan 07, 2009 Roberta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: paranormal fans, MacAlister fans, dragon fans
Shelves: paranormal, romance
Up to her usual standards, a quick and fun read. I took a writing seminar once where the instructor said that one way that you have a great story is to ask yourself if your characters would want to hurt you if they came to life and met you. I honestly think that in MacAlister's case, May would definitely want to do her bodily harm. Plot twist after plot twist occurs. More about the world is revealed. Jim the demon in Newfoundland form is in the book.

Good solid read, but read the Aisling Grey and
Dec 05, 2008 Jess rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the first
May and Gabriel, the doppelganger and dragon duo, are back with problems from a demon lord and several dragons.

I think it comes down to my not liking May and Gabriel as much as Aisling and Drake. A & D make a few cameos, which reminded me that I'd like to be reading this from their p.o.v. I had read about half before thanksgiving break and left it at my apartment for the week; that says it all.

I will say that there is a hilarious bit with Pal. Also - Cyrene wasn't so annoying this time aro
Mimis Bookworld
Nun denn, habe ich es endlich mal geschafft den zweiten Band zu lesen. ;)
Die Gestaltung des Covers wurde an den Vorgänger angepasst. Dadurch entsteht ein gewisser Wiedererkennungswert. Und neben bei sind die Bücher richtig toll anzusehen.

Der Schreibstil der Autorin gefällt mir sehr gut. Er trieft nur so vor Sarkasmus und Humor. Gut Romantik ist auch dabei, aber das ist für mich nur eine Art Nebenprodukt. Zwischendurch hatte ich echt Tränen in den Augen, weil ich Lachen musste.
Und dennoch wurde d
Zel Polev
Dec 23, 2015 Zel Polev rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 02, 2008 Emily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For those of you who read, Katie MacAlister, you won't be disappointed. I think I like May and Gabriel better than Aisling and Drake. I like both series a lot but May is less whiney than Aisling was. It is okay to complain and be bitchy occasionaly but honestly a herione that just constantly does that even in "funny" manner gets boring after a while. I like this world too and am looking forward to the rest of the series.
Zwart Raafje
De samenvatting op de achterflap doet vermoeden dat Magott een grote rol speelt in dit verhaal, maar eigenlijk is dit niet het geval. Af en toe duikt hij op, maar hij is zeker niet hun grootste zorg. Immers net wanneer je denkt dat Magott hen het meeste problemen kan leveren, beginnen ook de draken onderling de strijd met elkaar aan te gaan en is May zelfs in de schaduwwereld, waar ze normaal even zou kunnen gaan schuilen om aan de heisa te ontsnappen, niet meer alleen.

Voeg daar nog een zus aan
Sep 20, 2015 Buttons rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 01-1_english
Nothing bad to say about this book. We finally meet Sally (I know her from the Dark Ones series), but nothing big is revealed. They still don't know who the enemy is and what exactly his goal is, the blue and red sept still have some issues and the black and the ouroboro ones are still an unsolved problem. May is still bound to Magoth, only now he lives with her in the mortal world and she has some problems with the Northcott phylactery. Therefore I feel like nothing much has happened, some issu ...more
Jun 24, 2010 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Per usual, this book is hysterical. I love that MacAlister can be funny and still have a serious plot. I've enjoyed all these books since the beginning of the Aisling Grey series, and this was no exception. Her characters are believable, the plots are intriguing, and the conversations will make you laugh.
A.B. Shepherd
This book has fun, quirky characters and tons of action. If I had one complaint it might be that there was almost TOO MUCH action, and not enough character development. Overall, an enjoyable, escapist read.
Rachel- Goodbye Borders
One thing I liked about this book, was the humor. Jim is (probably) my favorite character.
Serra Zander
Feb 28, 2014 Serra Zander rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-good
Awful, just awful. There was too much going on, the main character is flake, the main love interest is made of wood, nothing makes sense. The author can't decide of the main character is a bad-ass or a DiD, choosing random, weird times to show how 'awesome' the character is and then other random weird times to show how lame she is. It's borderline Mary-Sue with how everyone just loves the main character, unless they're a baddy, and that's how you know they're a baddy, b/c they don't like her. Ev ...more
Aug 21, 2016 Josie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: silver-dragons
3.5 stars
Sep 04, 2015 Sabine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: special-books
Auch der zweite Band um Gabriel und seine Gefährtin May brachte wieder lustige und spannende Unterhaltung. May ist noch immer an Magoth, den Dämonenprinz, gebunden aber mit Hilfe von Aisling und Drake gelingt es Gabriel, May kurzfristig aus dem Abaddon herauszuholen. Es passiert wieder viel; auch den mittlerweile total durchgeknallten Fiat trifft man wieder. Und dann gibt es da noch einen mysteriösen Drachen, der May auch heimlich in der Schattenwelt auflauert. Als May durch einen unglücklichen ...more
Oct 13, 2008 Jennie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: katie fans
Shelves: paranormal, romance
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Aug 14, 2011 Niina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fun-and-witty
Book #1 Playing with Fire ended with May taken away from Gabriel to be the demon lord Magoth's consort for her insolense to disobey his direct order to get the Phylactery, a dragon source of power, to him.

Now Gabriel has the Phylactery and May is in Abbadon ( read Hell ) where Magoth is trying to leer and lure her into ignitiate her consorthood as she ducks and dodges his advances while trying to find how she could return to Gabriel, her Mate.

Before long she's back on the top side in her dragon'
Oh, poor May! It's Aisling all over again! Haha.

You'd think that becoming a wyvern's mate would mean that things might calm down or something. You know, just let the lovers be happy for a bit. But if there is a wrench our dear author can throw in the works, she throws not just one but all of them.

At the beginning of Up In Smoke , we find May stuck in Abaddon, missing Gabriel, and about to become her demon lord Magoth's consort. Gabriel quickly comes up with a plan to get her out of Abaddon, but
Sep 08, 2011 Paige rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-books
It's been a few weeks since I finished Playing With Fire, so I may have been rusty on a few details of the book, but I didn't just love this book like I felt I was close to doing in Playing With Fire.

With May being bound to Magoth, I figured that would be a big focus in this book. I was surprised when they pretty much let her being bound to him work itself out. (Not that they knew at the time that it would.)

What did take the main focus of this book was the all important phylactery from Playing
Oct 26, 2011 Odette rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr, demons, dragons
This is book 2 of the Silver Dragon series.

Unfortunately, I didn't like it as much as I did book 1... Why? Through a twist of circumstances, the heroine, May, is forced into some unwanted changes. Instead of accepting her situation and dealing with it like an adult, she struggles throughout the entire story!! It even affects her relationship w/ her mate. Grueling!! Even her poor hero, Gabriel, tries to help her through it. The guy deserves a medal!! But still, she's in denial!! This was a huge t
Sári Halász
May is still a marysue, Gabriel is still a jerk.

In a way their relationship is very much a reality , where the guy pushes the girl into saying yes to sex, and it happens again and again until she doesn't even realizes that she is taking part in things she didn't agree to for some reason or another. Because they only known each other for a day or they are in the middle of looking for her sister or she doesn't feel comfortable in her body at the moment or she missed him and wants to talk or any nu
Ana Rodriguez

There is something strange about this book, something I can't put my finger on.


Okay, for starters, I'll clarify that I do NOT think this book is predictable. All the obstacles that have been put into it for the main characters are fairly interesting and I never thought about them before. There's just something unsurprising about it. Like every curve ball the author threw -- which, were quite a few I must add -- was foreseen. It's just that you know all along that things for Gabriel and May ar
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For as long as she can remember, Katie MacAlister has loved reading. Growing up in a family where a weekly visit to the library was a given, Katie spent much of her time with her nose buried in a book. Despite her love for novels, she didn't think of writing them until she was contracted to write a non-fiction book about software. Since her editor refused to allow her to include either witty dialo ...more
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