Why was this even published? I couldn't remember the majority of these secondary characters. As for the four or five that I was curious about, I got lWhy was this even published? I couldn't remember the majority of these secondary characters. As for the four or five that I was curious about, I got less than a full page of epilogue! Or I got the elusive phrase "and he went on to have many more adventures." Really? I thought the point of the book was to give details of how it all ends and ease the curiosity of the readers, who have spent too much of their time, money and with the last four books, great frustration trying to come to some type of satisfactory resolution to the series that started out so great! This might have been a better Q&A with the author on her website or she could have just written a damn blog! Rant over..... Either borrow from the library or from someone who wasted their money on it already....more
This really should have been Daughter of Smoke & Bone #1.5, because in the second book of the trilogy, this story was briefly mentioned. Other thaThis really should have been Daughter of Smoke & Bone #1.5, because in the second book of the trilogy, this story was briefly mentioned. Other than the sequence throwing me off it was true perfection. Me, who finds at least one flaw in a story, found none!
Never have I smiled through an entire story before! Ok, so it's more like a Novella, but still I don't think that's every happened before.
I love these characters so much! I love this talented author for creating these characters. Her writing style is beyond amazing. This one will make that rare list of favorites! ...more
**spoiler alert** I read this one because it's the 29th in the series. I felt like I had to read it to find out what was happening to Amber which star**spoiler alert** I read this one because it's the 29th in the series. I felt like I had to read it to find out what was happening to Amber which started in book 21. While I did get some resolution, as well as "seeing" some of my favorite previous characters, this was not a great story. I think by now some updating on how the relationships develop should be done. This one feels exactly the same as the previous books with name changes. Speaking of which are ridiculous! The main characters are Rule Breaker and Gypsy Rum McQuade. Her candy store owner parents are Hansel and Greta. Her younger sister's name is Kandy Sweet! Full names were constantly used, who does that in non formal conversations? Not much of a mystery of who the informant was. I guessed it just after he was introduced to the story.
Another thing about Lora Leigh's novels that drive me crazy, is her overuse of three words in EVERY one of her books!
Destroy. As in, "Your love will destroy me". Used only 37 times in this book. Much better than the others.
Hell. Used as the beginning of a sentence to summarize her last thought. Used 218 times in this one. Really, use a thesaurus already!
Little. As is "Don't worry your pretty little head about such things". Used 246 times.
I will still read book 30 in hopes to finally get to either Cassie or Dane's stories....more
Not as addicting as the EIT series but still entertaining.
There were a few inconsistencies that were distracting or maybe it's just me. How was a groNot as addicting as the EIT series but still entertaining.
There were a few inconsistencies that were distracting or maybe it's just me. How was a groupie wearing a thong in 1974? Some of the slang didn't fit with that era as well.
It was a good story that did have a few links to the EIT series such as "The Thin Veil" and the Jacobs. It could also be a stand alone book but is better if you read the EIT series to understand the background behind some of the paranormal aspects such as the guardians....more
I am so disappointed. I loved the Zodiac series and had really high hopes for this one. Maybe it was the whole "Rockabilly" thing, but I didn't love tI am so disappointed. I loved the Zodiac series and had really high hopes for this one. Maybe it was the whole "Rockabilly" thing, but I didn't love these characters and really couldn't get into the story enough to care what happened. This goes on the Did Not Finish list. ...more
This series went from Paranormal/Sci-Fi (and actually kind of scary) to whiney, overemotional and unnecessarily dramatic in the matter of one book. YeThis series went from Paranormal/Sci-Fi (and actually kind of scary) to whiney, overemotional and unnecessarily dramatic in the matter of one book. Yes, the scare factor is still there but those chapters are pretty scarce compared to the previous books. It has now become a paranormal romance. I want to point out that I really like paranormal romances. The majority of my reading list consists of this genre, BUT that isn't what I was looking for with this series. The situations in this story were a little ridiculous and you knew they would be filled with drama as soon as they were mentioned. I would hope real people would not put themselves in the uncomfortable positions that these people have. In the end, they didn’t solve any of the ghost/haunted mental institution/demons/creepy clown lady/dead ex-girlfriend who follows Dex/suppressed dreams from the past, etc. mysteries that have plagued them throughout the book. Not one!
Yet, I have been suckered into reading the next book in the series to hopefully find the answers I have been looking for since the first book. Damn my curiosity! ...more
I waited 2 years for a this book and all I got was a whiney, smelly and invisible Mac, not to mention a sucky cliffhanger! The fI am so disappointed!
I waited 2 years for a this book and all I got was a whiney, smelly and invisible Mac, not to mention a sucky cliffhanger! The first scene with Lor was a plagiarized chapter from 'American Gods' by Neil Gaiman. The whole book seemed like KMM just gave up on the Fever series.
Not recommended for anyone who truly loved the original series....more
**spoiler alert** This could have been a higher rating if Silvanus didn't have the attraction to 13 year old Sarah. Even though it was repeatedly stat**spoiler alert** This could have been a higher rating if Silvanus didn't have the attraction to 13 year old Sarah. Even though it was repeatedly stated that his attraction wasn't sexual, it clearly was by his thoughts. He kissed her and had to show great restraint physically (she noticed his visibly growing erection) well before her 17th birthday. If you've ever raised a child, you know at 13 they are still a child. Had it just been Sarah infatuated with him at that age, I would have been ok with it. It bothered me even after she turned 18.
Silvanus nearly killed Sarah when she was 16 by drinking her almost dry. If she hadn't been taken to the hospital by her Uncle's family for transfusions, she would have been dead. This incident was never mentioned again by her or Silvanus. Not why he did it. No apologies. Nothing. Yet she was so in love with him that she could spin it in her mind to actually believe it was her fault!
There are also inconsistencies in the timeline of the book. This story was supposed to start out in 1977 but the terms used and the subjects spoken about were not from that era. I have started "Mother" and have also run into these type of inconsistencies. For example, when Sarah goes to the picnic in Hannum, she heard the teenagers talking about the latest CD one of them bought. This would have been 1987, they would have more likely been discussing cassette tapes.
Actually, those would be my only complaints with this story. It has kept me entertained and reading until the wee hours of the morning, which means it is doing what a book is intended to do. I would recommend this book to others but with a warning that I did have problems with some of the content. ...more