This wasn't quite as entertaining as the previous books, but it was still very good. The delicious descriptions of chocolate and yummy goodies had meThis wasn't quite as entertaining as the previous books, but it was still very good. The delicious descriptions of chocolate and yummy goodies had me salivating, and the mystery kept me on my toes.
This book was good stuff. Dynamic leads with sexy and intense romantic chemistry and vivid history combined into one tasty package. This series is onThis book was good stuff. Dynamic leads with sexy and intense romantic chemistry and vivid history combined into one tasty package. This series is on my radar and tbr list.
Riveting stuff. Superman's rampage continues. He's decided that he needs to rule over mankind so he can keep it safe. Not everyone is down for it, soRiveting stuff. Superman's rampage continues. He's decided that he needs to rule over mankind so he can keep it safe. Not everyone is down for it, so things come to a head between him and Batman. Heartbreaking, really. Batman will not give up. He's not made that way. Even he will take on a madman with unlimited power. Superman has lost his grip and he's developed a cult of personality around him. Very timely subject matter. Some leaders can do that, and that's when people have to make the truth clear. Even at great cost. Meanwhile, some galactic protectors need to decide if they will get in involved.
Batman is not able to to watch over Gotham (let's leave it at that), so Jim Gordon and his crew take up the mantle, along with the Birds of Prey. They have an asset in their favor to even the odds a little.
I wish I had written this review sooner, but it's so intense and affecting, and I'm not describing it well. Let's just suffice it to say that you can't read these books and be okay afterwards. It's good to be able to say, it's only fiction, and not all the DC books reflect this reality. Let's take this fiction and learn some lessons so we don't repeat these mistakes in real life, okay?...more
This was a very enjoyable Regency romance. Dominic seems a bit stiff-necked, but he mellows beautifully. Any man who could fall in love with a kittenThis was a very enjoyable Regency romance. Dominic seems a bit stiff-necked, but he mellows beautifully. Any man who could fall in love with a kitten has my thumbs up! Dotty is a very lovable heroine, and I liked the look at Regency manners. It was nice to visit with the Worthington clan again.
This is even darker than the first book. Ash's problems grow exponentially. He suffers a terrible personal loss that drives him over the edge and forcThis is even darker than the first book. Ash's problems grow exponentially. He suffers a terrible personal loss that drives him over the edge and forces him to return to the place of origin of his dark powers: India. This time, he is following the trail of Alexander Savage, his nemesis with strange companions, the street thief John and Parvati, a half-demon girl with a very ancient heritage. Ash has to face that the person he was before will never fit again. Too much has happened, and integrating all his past selves into that mundane existence doesn't work.
I know little to nothing about Indian mythology and folklore, but this book fills in a lot of those gaps. Ash has powers endowed by the black goddess, Kali, and that means that he draws from death energies. A horrible thing when it becomes apparent that those closest to him give him even more energy. Ash is learning the cost of his abilities and what powers they give him. He gains the accumulated knowledge of his past lives, but must suffer through the violent memories of those past selves and for them not to take control of him. The people, history, and places of India are vividly illustrated in this book.
Chadda writes excellent action, and there are no opportunities to be bored. Ash is an ideal hero, likable and snarky, and while he's powerful, he has not allowed those powers to give him a sense of overpowering arrogance, knowing how flawed those abilities truly are.
This book isn't for those who balk at seeing young people in danger. Oh, there is plenty of danger for the youngsters in this book. Some blood and guts, but not over the top. Ash and his companions end up in some nasty scrapes, and the bad guys aren't afraid of harming a young boy, or anyone else who gets in the way.
The characterizations are complex and layered. There are no blacks and whites, but instead each person has a little of both inside of them. Ash has to decided what path he will take and what he is willing to sacrifice to defeat Alexander Savage and to gain his greatest hope in this book.
The narrator does an excellent job with the various accents, Indian and British, not stereotyping either. I have enjoyed both books on audiobook and I hope to continue listening to the series in the future.
This series is a distinctive one, touching on a culture that is not often explored in young adult books. While the ending isn't strictly a cliff-hanger, it ends in a way that will make readers eager and ready for the next book, myself included. I'm looking forward to more adventures with Ash Mistry.
I picked this one up from the library because I was in the mood for a historical romance, and the Scottish hero was a draw, of course. This turned outI picked this one up from the library because I was in the mood for a historical romance, and the Scottish hero was a draw, of course. This turned out to be a cute and enjoyable read. It feels a little light and uncomplicated, to my tastes, but sometimes that's what you're looking for. The hero, Alex was determined not to fall in love with the heroine, Catherine, but he couldn't seem to stay away from her.
I liked the family dynamics on both sides. Both Alex and Catherine are driven by duty to their families. Catherine needs to make a successful marriage and Alex wants to see his young sister married off before he returns home. He made his mother a promise not to marry an Englishwoman, but Cat is making that very hard for him to keep. Cat is appealing in every way. She's sweet and kind, beautiful, and has a good head on her shoulders. When she keeps trying to look for another husband, it makes him realize that the only man he wants her to marry is him. Cat likes everything about Alex, but the problem is he isn't the suitable husband she desperately needs. She can't afford to let love or lust keep her away from her objective. She has to keep a roof over her family's head, since her father had died and her mother had squandered most of their inheritance. She needs a husband who is willing to take on responsibility of her family, along with a new wife.
Good chemistry and likeable characters make this a pleasant read. I would like to continue this series.
Okay, this is a five star book. I can't lie to myself about it. Loved it so much. The kind of fated romance makes me feel gooey inside. My KryptoniteOkay, this is a five star book. I can't lie to myself about it. Loved it so much. The kind of fated romance makes me feel gooey inside. My Kryptonite is a lethal and scary hero who is really soft and sweet and vulnerable inside. And the way that Farah and Dorian have loved each other their whole lives, I can't even.
Kerrigan Byrne packs so much story in this short book, with so many delicious moments that will make a romance fan beg for more. Lovely sexytimes when it was appropriate, and a delicious surprise in there. If you like tortured heroes and steadfast heroines who are independent but sweet, you need to check this out. Although the love story makes one's heart melt, there is a dark and edgy quality that is part and parcel to this story. Byrne doesn't shy away from the seedy aspects of London life, nor the ugliness of humanity that would subject children to the unspeakable. She speaks to social inequalities and the failures of the legal system in seeing justice done equally, regardless of social status. Historical romance remains one of my favorite genres because of the window it provides into the past with characters you can connect to.
Dorian might be my favorite hero of 2016. He's so very. And I loved Farah so much as well.
Dark, delicious, heartwarming and oh so satisfying. Highly recommend this book. Check out this series. Not one to miss....more