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Aug 12, 2009 08:10PM

Aug 05, 2009 08:24AM

12837 LOL. No, I wasn't expecting that at all actually. That was a surprise.
Aug 04, 2009 04:42PM

12837 Yeah, I think it used to be his father's, if I remember correctly.
Aug 03, 2009 12:04PM

12837 1. Rehv was ambiguous enough to me that I wasn't sure which he would choose, and I think that speaks to Ward's skill. The opening line was brilliant.

2. A man with such poor vision probably wouldn't have been able to fight, but I'll give Ward artistic license. She's not the first to use the Blind Warrior trope. It did sort of seem overdramatic that such a fuss was made of him becoming... well, blinder, when he was already half-blind. That didn't seem like a change to me and thus not much of a plot, but I will grant that now he has to become just The Leader.

3. I didn't mind them, mostly. I thought their relationship here was more developed than perhaps even their own book, and it's better than the shellans disappearing altogether after they get their books, as we've seen.

4. I didn't care for Xhex at first, but now I do. Of course I've always liked John. *dreamy sigh* Not much to say about the ending... Another kidnapping, LOL. She deserves something for making JM go through that! xD *bares rabid fangirl teeth*
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Jul 20, 2009 02:34PM

12837 What, I thought George Orwell was public domain?
Jun 27, 2009 11:59AM

12837 She has a concise, fast-paced style. I liked that, but her voice tends to bleed across characters in dialogue, so that sometimes it's like they're all one person, LOL.
Jun 23, 2009 12:34PM

12837 Carey really is a good writer, and thus, of course, has a very unique style. I don't think there are too many similar writers. You already know Briggs. You might want to try Guy Gavriel Kay. Different setting and different style altogether, but he invests as much time into the plot and characters. I highly recommend him. The Summer Tree is the first of his most famous series (although ironically not the one I read, LOL).
Jun 11, 2009 09:48PM

12837 I agree with all your points, but I did feel the world-building, plot and characters were pretty strong. What do you mean about the style though? What didn't you like?
Jun 03, 2009 08:27PM

12837 LOL. I just finished it, and I think the plot/world/characters was pretty sound. You just have to get past Zureal's raging hormones. xD His commitment to her is pretty compelling though.
Jun 02, 2009 11:32PM

12837 Sounds good from the excerpt. ^^
Jun 02, 2009 11:31PM

12837 LOL. Well, she's pretty good at teh sex, imo. That's not the problem to my mind. She does make the horse references, but they're vague, fortunately, nothing like "well gee, he's as big as a horse!" LOL. So I didn't mind too much, plus there's a whole lot of other stuff to overwhelm that. That's the thing. It's quite distracting all that sex when we're trying to figure out who killed the poor souls in town, LOL.

I do really like the world she's set up in Ghostland, and the characters are pretty fresh too -she's not the conventional, kick-butt heroine- even if the devotion they have to each other as two beautiful strangers is a little implausible.
Jun 02, 2009 04:11PM

12837 Wow, this book is very sexual, LOL. There aren't a lot of actual scenes -I think it would have to be labeled erotica in that case- but there are constant, graphic hints. For one thing the hero is always aroused, LOL. This is a little distracting. o.O I think his erection was mentioned like five times in the first chapter alone. LOL.

What do you guys think?
May 20, 2009 04:53PM

12837 For the Alpha and Omega series, there's actually a novella that's almost required to understand the series and the main char, LOL. It's in the On the Prowl anthology. Definitely recommend it first.

I think there are several for the BDB that are optional, like Father Mine about Z's kid. You should probably read them in order.
Apr 16, 2009 05:55PM

12837 Darkyn! The first book is a little disturbing (I don't know your tolerance for dark), but the rest are less so. :)
Apr 10, 2009 04:55PM

12837 Shade is the only brother I'm not too jazzed about. I'm looking forward to reading about the next bro. He seems interesting too.

I loved Gem and Kynan too, although their separation seemed a little contrived at points. I love Kynan though. :D
Apr 09, 2009 08:50PM

12837 I don't think he's as bad as he wants to be. ;) LOL.
Apr 08, 2009 11:20PM

12837 Hey, who saw the vampire thing coming from a mile away? LOL. Btw, was he actually tortured at the end or was that a test, as I figured?
Apr 07, 2009 03:50PM

12837 Yeah, I agree with that. I'm glad he's not though, LOL.
Apr 07, 2009 03:40PM

12837 Yeah, he was sweet.:)
Apr 07, 2009 03:37PM

12837 I don't know, I felt this book was different. There is a similarity in that Wraith must kill his mate to survive as well, but that's really just the springboard for the plot. It's the barebones. I really felt a lot was different. The main characters, for one thing.

I thought Wraith was much more endearing. He's not always trying to be an a-hole, LOL, even though that is his supposed role among the bros (I thought Shade fit that bill better, at least in the beginning of his book). His heart is visible very often in this book; he spends all of it, basically, as a true hero where Shade spent it... I couldn't even tell you. I just thought both of these characters were more real, likable, and developed.

Since the conflict was outside the relationship (big baddie), Wraith didn't have to be the bad guy. Action was better done, imo, the traveling, eluding the villain, fight scenes, pacing, etc. Roag was all sneaking, etc. This was a more conventional villain, which I definitely appreciated. There was no Armaggedon in Shade's book either, LOL. I appreciated the bigger conflict. That was nice.


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