Jace Levy is a homicide detective investigating a series of murders with unusual circumstances. He finds thatI liked this more than I thought I would.
Jace Levy is a homicide detective investigating a series of murders with unusual circumstances. He finds that he may have to accept the possibility that the murders are being committed by a mythological creature.
Risha is lonely and in search for a new mate. Along the way, she needs to keep herself fed.
The ending is rather predictable, but I enjoyed the journey the author took us along for....more
I'd love to give this more stars, as the premise sounded like it had great potential, but two things ruined it for me.
The first was the main characteI'd love to give this more stars, as the premise sounded like it had great potential, but two things ruined it for me.
The first was the main character, Charlotte, (Charlie). She was petulant and annoying. If it weren't for the secondary characters, I may not have bothered to finish this. The final part of the book had her acting in such a way that was so far-fetched, that I almost wanted to skip over the parts that she "starred" in.
The second was that my edition really needed to have another edit run-through. When the incorrect word or punctuation is way off, it really pulls me out of the story.
The winning parts of this were a few of the secondary characters, such as Roxy, (Charlie's grandmother), Rhiannon and Roland, (2 of the oldest vampires in existence). They were well-drawn out and interesting.
I listened to Stalked by Armstrong and Heorot by Butcher.
I didn't enjoy Stalked as much as I thought I would, though I no longer remember what it wasI listened to Stalked by Armstrong and Heorot by Butcher.
I didn't enjoy Stalked as much as I thought I would, though I no longer remember what it was that didn't appeal to me.
I really enjoyed the Harry Dresden story. It was exciting, full of action, and interesting characters.
I returned this audio book back to the library because I just couldn't find the time nor interest to listen to any of the other stories at this time. Maybe I'll try this one at a later date, maybe for another road trip....more
One way I judge a book is by how eager I am to get back to reading it (or in this case, listening to it). This novel fell short on my eagerness scale.One way I judge a book is by how eager I am to get back to reading it (or in this case, listening to it). This novel fell short on my eagerness scale. I didn't dislike the story. It's just that I found it easy to pass on it to read something else, do other things, or listen to music during my road trip. If I really like a story, then I can't wait to get the next disc into the player. While on my road trip, I found I wanted to take breaks with music. When I arrived home, I went a couple of days before listening to the final 4 discs.
The story itself was interesting to follow. The characters were a mixed bag. I like how the author lets us into the heads of various characters, but in this novel, it seemed that there were far more characters than she could handle up close and personal. Jean-Claude was nearly invisible in this novel, which would have made more sense, if he hadn't been one of the targets in the novel.
We got to see the culmination of Richard's deeper feelings in terms of himself, and his relationships with Anita and Jean-Claude. We got a taste of Anita's relationship with Micah and Nathaniel, and how our "relationship phobic" MC deals with them.
The sad thing is that we only get brief tastes of the more interesting aspects of her life and the intriguing characters, while so much is buried in moral angst, abundant sex scenes, and far too many minor characters that didn't really move the story forward.
Another issue I have had with the later Anita Blake series, was prolific here. We are nearly pounded over the head with how desired she is by every male (and some females) of nearly every paranormal species. I think we "got it" a long time ago, and don't need to be reminded quite so often in each book.
Despite these issues, I did, mostly enjoy the book. The novel was a nice way to escape the "real world" for awhile and lose myself in an interesting paranormal world.