"For the sake of one soul. For one loved one. For one life...the way I see it, there's nothing else worth fighting a war for."
A decidedly more dark and intense ride than the previous two volumes. This is really where the series began to find it's feet.
At times ironically funny, frustrating, and incredibly sad. The third book in the series, shows Harry Dresdan has evolved from the goofy, bumbling wizard/PI from the first book, into a truly heartbreaking character that you can't help but love.(less)
Hands down my favorite book of the series so far. Dorian is an amazing hero...the epitome of "Alpha male" in the best possible way.
The chemistry between Dorian and Ashaya was beyond intense, and i have to say...this book has some of the most incredible, blisteringly erotic (and extremely well done) love scenes i have ever read. And not just the actual sex scenes...the slow seduction that Dorian unleashes on Ashaya over several days...let's just say it packs quite a punch for both Ashaya and the reader.
Amazing book, and I can't wait to dive into the next.(less)
Rating: 6 stars Genre: Urban Fantasy Depth of the Characters: 6 stars. Rob Thurman is a master at this. Where it ranks in the series thus far: #1 - hands...moreRating: 6 stars Genre: Urban Fantasy Depth of the Characters: 6 stars. Rob Thurman is a master at this. Where it ranks in the series thus far: #1 - hands down the best and most emotionally engaging book of an already fantastic series.
This book made me cry. Not one or two random tears...this book made me sob like a baby that just had her favorite blanket stolen from her. Not because this was the end of the series (which it thankfully isn't) and not because (view spoiler)[ we ended up losing one of the main characters (which i spent a good deal of the book believing we would, but thankfully once again didn't happen). (hide spoiler)]...no, I cried because this book was just...so...damn...good.
Okay, so crying myself into a massive headache sounds like a strange reaction to a good book. Lord knows it has only happened to me once or twice before. I guess the real reason i cried was due to the characters.I felt the pain and frustration of these characters...for the impossible choices they had to make. The characters of Niko, Cal and Robin have always been some of my favorites in any type of fiction, but with Roadkill we had the added bonus of Rafferty and Catcher. and they were the ones I was most drawn to here. I'm not really going to say anything about them (to avoid another weeping fit) other than to just let anyone reading this know that their relationship was so spot on perfect. And it mirrored the relationship between Cal & Niko...which was part of the reason their story destroyed me on such a deep level.
Rob Thurman has long been one of my favorite authors, but with Roadkill she had vaulted to the top of the pack.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
Even though this book has been lumped into the YA category, it definitely felt more like an adult-minded para romance to me.
I love a good vampire story as much as the next para-junkie, but I have to say I now have a major weakness for fallen angels as well.
While I can understand some people making comparisons between this book and Twilight (dark, brooding hero, and a heroine who, against her better judgment, can't keep herself from being drawn into the hero's mysterious world). But, in my own humble opinion, Hush Hush is a far superior book. Yes this book has a few faults (the bad guy is far too easy to figure out, and there are a few continuity issues that pop up), but they obviously didn't bother me that much since i basically read this book in one sitting.
And finally, let me just say this...Patch is one helluva hero. He's a full-on sexy badass, and I loved him to pieces.
Here's hoping November comes quickly, so i can devour the 2nd book in the series. (less)