Curse the Dawn (Cassandra Palmer #4)
Cassie Palmer may be the world's chief clairvoyant, but that doesn't mean people have stopped trying to kill her. And now, the self-styled god Apollo, the source of Cassie's power, is on the warpath leaving her no choice but to face down her creator once and for all.
Cassandra Palmer may be the all-powerful Pythia now, but that doesn't mean people have...more
The rest of these books were a solid three-star review for me. They're interesting, sexy, reasonably well-written novels. The fourth novel, Curse the Dawn, is a far better read that the first three. In my opinion. Which is the only opinion that counts because this is my review.
PS. Jon Stewart is funnier.
Curse the Dawn is FUNNY. The rest of the series has definite moments of funniness to them but they don't compare to Curse the Dawn.
However, there are several problems with t ...more
This review is probably going to mostly be a response to a lot of the other reviews I have read of this book. I was surprised by the mediocre-to-poor response this book received. I loved it!
It seemed like most people's complaints fell into two categories: The break-neck pace, and Cassie's intelligence.
So to respond to issue 1, I have two points:
A. This is what the series is. It has always been this way. You're just figuring this out now? (See my roller coaster analogy ...more
Four books in & there has been no character growth. No real new developments & each book is still chock-a-block full of major events in which the resolutions are soooo underwhelming in their simplicity, it's left me wondering if the author is purposely trying to paint her MC as an idiot b'c w ...more
And THEN ---->
SPOILER ALERT STOP READING IF YOU CARE!!!:
At the peak of the climax it literally takes 3 people to explain to her, for like 2 pages, how she caused everything to go wrong herself. Not only did she ...more
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I think I need a lie down and a nice cup of tea! I have read the four Cassie Palmer books back to back and frankly I am exhausted just reading the damn things! Which, makes me extremely grateful that I am not Cassie, the world's cheif clairvoyant (if they would only listen to her!), who has to put up with a lot of crap, from over protective sort-of husbands to a vengeful god who wants to enslave mankind. It all seems a little over the top when you thin ...more
Two main things are happening here: 1. The mages are redoubling their efforts to get their hands on Cassie; and 2. Something has destroyed a ley line and the MAGIC center where the North American Vampires had their stronghold.
The mage attacks throw Cassie and Pritkin even closer together than ...more
One of the amazing quotes from the book:
“Sorry. It’s just—there’s a problem with the bathroom.”
“There’s no toilet.”
“This is an old house,” Pritkin said, like that explained anything.
“And they didn’t need to pee in the past?” I demanded.
He groaned and threw an arm over his face. “There’s a WC down the hall.”
“A what?” I asked, a little desperately.
“A water closet. It’s in a separate room.”
“Why? Why not put it in the—”
“Because a bathroom is where one goes to b ...more
“Stalking a time traveler is hard work, even if you are one.” - Cassandra PalmerYou know what else is hard? Not freaking squeeing! That's right I'm gonna say it: Love triangle done freaking right! This is why I keep torturing myself with bad love triangle after bad love triangle. Because when done right, it's A-mazing. See other authors, it took 4 books to build this spectacular chemistry and FIRE! Bless, you Chance. Bless you. Best part is I love both of the men vying for dear Cassie's heart. ...more
That said, it's still four stars from me. Why? Because as infuriating as Cassie can be, this book is still fun, fun, fun all the way! I love the breakneck pace, Pritkin, the supporting characters, Pritkin, the vampire politics, screaming dresses, and er... Pritkin ...more
The story is loaded with car chases, explosions, angry mages, hungry demons, drag queen divas, and intimate moments with one very sexy vampire. Also, Cassie and Pritkin's "mishap" had me laughing out loud for several pages.
I'm curious to see what happens with Cassie's relationships. I love how good Mircea is to her, but everything is more exciting when Pritkin is around. I can't wait to read "Hunt the Moon".
"He painted ...more
I am actually smiling as I write this review. From the first few sentences of Curse the Dawn, I knew this was going to be a good book. I usually don't do this but I have to share the beginning of chapter one with you:
Stalking a time traveler is hard work, even if you are one. Especially when said traveler totally had you made. "Can we talk?" I screamed as I dodged behind a column to avoid a spray of bullets.
The women hunting me through the cellar slung her flashlight beam in my directio ...more
Admittedly, Cassie's life has been rather topsy-turvy to put it mildly. Protected by a renegade war mage who is never quite sure if he wants to kill her or protect her. "Married" to a master vampire who is himself a target with plans for her future. Thos ...more
"Pritkin, haven’t you figured it out yet? We don’t get the easy jobs."
Curse the Dawn is the fourth book of the Cassandra Palmer series. Cassie is now free of the geis, but not free of problems. In this book, her main ambition is to reach an agreement with the Silver Circle, but of course it is not that easy.
Cassie’s motto in this book: "I don’t get it."
Normally, I like Cassie, but now she is just dumb. The reader was already told in the previous books that she had been raised in a vamp ...more
I think this was the best of the series so far. It was extremely entertaining and fun to read. The parts that were meant to be funny actually were funny without becoming silly. I do however think that it kind of skirted the line between true humor and slapstick, which I don't like, especially when it occurs within a story that is supposed to have dangerous elements. The shifting couch is one example. Despite the fact that I did have a good laugh while reading the scene, it came close to ...more
It seemed kind of rushed. I didn't feel satisfied at the story's end. On a superficial note, I wish they would choose one model for the book covers. I preferred the first two. The last two, esp the last one was dippy! This one kind of misleads also. plus it does't look like the charactar.
This flir ...more
The author removes Mircea for 90% of the book and then they don't even properly communicate when they ARE together. Pritkin is probably the first one behind Cassie to get the most page time throughout the whole series, meaning they're together all of the time. And then the author seriously explains this fanservice as an "Emergency"?! Really?!?! WHY is she even wasti ...more
Curse the Dawn has a lot of action, but the flow of it is much more stable and Cassie even has time to breathe before another battle will hit. I'm not so sure about ...more
At this point, Cassie has been the pythia for one month, but she still has not been crowned, because the circle refuses to acknowledge her right to fulfill this role, though the power clearly chose her. At every turn, Cassie is being manip ...more
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I didn’t get a chance to answer before the shop door was thrown open and a furious war mage stomped in. Pritkin spotted me and his eyes narrowed.
'You shaved my legs?!'
Mircea looked at me and folded his arms across his chest. I looked from one unhappy face to the other and suddenly remembered that I had somewhere else to be.”
"I'm going straight to hell for this," he muttered.
"At least you'll know a lot of people," I said breathlessly. ”