This is a really great series with a fantastic book to start it out. Cat is such a great character. She has been dealt a really crappy deal in life, a...moreThis is a really great series with a fantastic book to start it out. Cat is such a great character. She has been dealt a really crappy deal in life, and stuck with a mother from hell that really lays the guilt on. She starts to kill vampires after finding out she is half one. Her weekend job in essence is to go out and hunt and kill them. Then for added fun when she gets home her mothers asks her if she killed the monsters. One weekend she meets Bones and things take a drastic turn. Cat finds herself working with him to go after the bad vampires. Bones is such a fun character, that every scene he is in is great fun!! The road Cat and Bones travel is not an easy one, and both end up learning things about the other they didn't expect. The end is tragic with Cat making a huge sacrific, but we can only hope that Bones is true to his words.(less)
This book continues right where the first one left off. We see that Cat has clearly built her vampire fighting team and is getting on with her life an...moreThis book continues right where the first one left off. We see that Cat has clearly built her vampire fighting team and is getting on with her life and the decisions she made from the first book. It was nice seeing her in the first half of the book with her friend having as normal of a life as is possible for her. The surprise at the wedding was great, and watching her gulp down vast quanities of gin to deal with it was funny.
The tone of the last half of the book was vastly different as now back with Bones she indocturines him into her team and they go after Ian and her father. The twists and turns they manuver through to get the better of both of them was great fun.
Some of the funniest parts of the book were the interpersonal dealings between Cat and Annette. Such great fun to see them battle. But of course Cat comes out on top!!(less)
This was a good book. I like this world with it's very separate kinds of people. This book seemed to cement the alliance between the leopards and the...moreThis was a good book. I like this world with it's very separate kinds of people. This book seemed to cement the alliance between the leopards and the wolves. It was fun to see both Mercy and Riley try to fight what they felt for each other and try to trivialize it. The interactions with their repsective packs and their ranking was interesting to watch especially as they realized how over their heads they were with each other. The long story battle going on really has started to heat up, and brought some interesting twists and turns. Things could start to look different for Sasha and her mother. And I can't wait to see what happens with Hawk and Sienna. That situation is ripe for an explosion. Looking forward to the next book!!(less)
This book really advanced the big picture story along with letting us learn more about the players so far. I liked learning more about the vamp politi...moreThis book really advanced the big picture story along with letting us learn more about the players so far. I liked learning more about the vamp politics and the levels they have. I think Bones's new alliance will prove to be a good one and has given him more than he realized. Seeing the team changed in ways that will bring consequeses, but also help them was interesting. Tate and his inapporiate feelings for Cat still bring trouble, more than he might be able to handle. The choices he makes are going to affect him for a long time.
All in all a great book with fun battle scenes, along with scenes that just break your heart, and make you laugh out loud. Can't wait for the next installment!!(less)
I liked this book, but not as much as the others in the series. This book focused mainly on Cat and Bones and the inner vampire relationships and poli...moreI liked this book, but not as much as the others in the series. This book focused mainly on Cat and Bones and the inner vampire relationships and politics. I missed seeing Cat work with her team, but now that she quit I know that won't happen.
I was surprised to find out at all the manipulating that Mencheres did to basically help himself. I loved seeing the interaction between Vlad and Cat. The scenes with them were cracking me up. I can see them being a best buddy type of friendship, which would drive Bones nuts, but that is half of the appeal. Going back in Cat's memories and seeing her as a girl child and not strong was odd. What a different person she was then, not the snarky woman that she is now.
The battles were as always epic in their world with great consequences that will reverberate for a long time. (less)
I really love this series and even enjoy re-reading it.
One of the best things about this book is Kitty herself. What I really like about her is that...moreI really love this series and even enjoy re-reading it.
One of the best things about this book is Kitty herself. What I really like about her is that at this point of her life she just accepts being a werewolf. In this book we learn how she became one, and boy did she get a raw deal there. But she doesn't let it bog her down. She just gets on with her life. As the book progresses it is hard to see her as the beta submissive person that she was. The radio show really helped her coming into her own. It was like after she was attacked her life hit pause, the radio show really made her rethink how she was dealing with her life and change those things.
So often when someone does get the light bulb that goes off the others in their life can't adjust to the new person they are becoming, and Kitty's pack is no exception. Carl would like to keep her as his little pet, and the others didn't have to worry about her competing for dominance. The new side of Kitty really unbalanced things.
Kitty and Cormac's relationship is one that cracks me up right from the start. The whole scene where he is coming to kill her and she tries to reason with him on air no less is funny, because I am not sure I would have the where-with-all to keep it together. As the tension with the pack ramps up her turning to Cormac makes sense, but is unusual.
In the end Kitty proves herself to be the better wolf / person, but at great expense to herself and her friends. (less)
Kitty is bad and on the run having to deal with the consequenses of the last book. The first few chapters were great showing that Kitty could grow up...moreKitty is bad and on the run having to deal with the consequenses of the last book. The first few chapters were great showing that Kitty could grow up and take care of herself. While she may not have been comfortable doing that, it is exactly what she needed to learn about herself.
I love that she got notice that she had to testify in Congress. Her excitement to be in Washington DC as a tourist was fun. You could just see her running around and being the carefree person she was before she became a werewolf. Too bad it doesn't last for her.
Meeting Alette & Ahmed and the opposite end of the spectrum from what she was used to dealing with vampires and werewolves was very eye opening for her. Much like going to college is for someone. So many new ways for your thoughts to go.
Reverend Smith is back as well. What we learn from him is that things that seem too good to be true usually are. And while Kitty could have handled things better she did try.
Also meeting Dr. Flemming finally was good for her. Kitty's inquisitive mind is always on the lookout for people to learn from. It is too bad that things turned out the way they did with him. What I found interesting was that while she was betrayed and used, she managed to turn things so that she could have as much control as she could in the situation.
In the end while she keeps saying she isn't an authority on the supernatural she does become one against her will, and did so with grace.(less)
I liked this book in a large part due to Merit. I loved how down to earth she was, ready with a finger for her family for their money over people atti...moreI liked this book in a large part due to Merit. I loved how down to earth she was, ready with a finger for her family for their money over people attitude, except for Gramps. The relationship that they had was very sweet. I also loved Mallory and wish that there was a way for them to stay roommates, I think they seem to balance each other out.
I can't wait to learn more about the vamp politics and the structure of this world. I do think there is more to what happened with Merit's change and look forward to see what happened there. Maybe that had something to due with the weird pull between her and Ethan. I don't really care for him and do believe that he will always put politics and a way to get ahead before anything else. I wasn't sure what to think of Morgan, but by the end I am hoping for good things there.
The other supernatural people, especially Jeff and the shifters, and Catcher and the magic people will be interesting to see what happens there. I also don't think that we have heard the last of the rogues.(less)