I wasn't really sure where to go back to with my re-reading before I went on to book 12 of the series, but this turned out to be quite a good point. I...moreI wasn't really sure where to go back to with my re-reading before I went on to book 12 of the series, but this turned out to be quite a good point. It did feel more like several linked short stories, and not all of them really went very far. In fact, if I didn't have two more book in the series to read after this, it might be quite frustrating. This one fills in plenty, but there's so much going on with all the different main characters that as I said, the action doesn't progress very far in most cases.
However, there was certainly enough happening to keep me interested and wanting to jump straight on to the next in the series. Even if I am tempted to start keeping notes and maybe a big flowchart to remind myself who's who and where ;-)
Read for the Seasonal Reading Challenge Winter 09/10 task 25.9 (A: A book with a map included)(less)
While I've read a fair bit of paranormal and urban fantasy fiction lately, I think this might be the first one where the protagonist is a werewolf. I...moreWhile I've read a fair bit of paranormal and urban fantasy fiction lately, I think this might be the first one where the protagonist is a werewolf. I thought the way that being part of a werewolf pack has taken over pretty much all parts of Kitty's life was very interesting, and the way her 'human' life and career starts to conflict with that was great. I loved the way she developed through the book, along with the wider universe of the story. I'm looking forward to reading the next one and seeing where it all goes from here!
Read for the Seasonal Reading Challenge Winter 09/10 task 35.3 (It's About Time: Hour)
First read finishing 29/12/09 Second read: 25-27/8/10 Third read: 30/06/13 - (less)
Sept 09 - Oh, I liked this. The alternate take on the origins (what we found out about it, anyway!) was interesting. As was their relationship with an...moreSept 09 - Oh, I liked this. The alternate take on the origins (what we found out about it, anyway!) was interesting. As was their relationship with and role in the creation of vampires. There are several strong characters in this book, other than Elena and Raphael, that I'd like to find out more about. As for the relationship between the two main characters... well, it seemed to jump very suddenly between being extremely adversarial to not being able to keep their hands off each other. And then back again, and so on. While all that was going on, though, they seemed to be moving more gradually towards each other under the surface. I'm looking forward to the next book, to see how the changes in both of them play out.
May 10 - On a second reading, I liked it just as much, if not more, and I think I picked up on some of the more subtle changes in Raphael's attitude earlier in the story than I had before. Now on to the sequel!(less)
I enjoyed this book even more than the first in the series, perhaps because o...moreSecond read 29 Nov 12 - 1 Dec 12: 4 stars.
First read 26 Nov 09 - 4 stars.
I enjoyed this book even more than the first in the series, perhaps because of the continued growth of the characters, particularly Jax, and the relationships that kept developing. I loved the (very different!) friendships that Jax has developed with Vel and Dina. Jax herself becomes more interesting and rounded with every little detail we learn about her, and she seems to finally be accepting that she can get over her addiction to grimspace, rather than wanting to eventually give in to it. Then of course there's her terribly dysfunctional romance with March - I like that two broken people haven't been able to easily fix each other (yet, at least) just by virtue of falling in love. I can't wait for the next book, to see where it all goes from here.
Read for the Seasonal Reading Challenge Fall 09 task 10.2 (Addiction)(less)