Faythe is a rare tabby cat of the South-Central Pride. Her father, the Alpha, has just been suspended from his council position, and her boy...moreThe story:
Faythe is a rare tabby cat of the South-Central Pride. Her father, the Alpha, has just been suspended from his council position, and her boyfriend exiled. All to save her life. With everything going on at the ranch Faythe hasn't had much time for herself or Marc, so when the time comes to travel into Free Territory for a long awaited reunion, she can't wait. Soon, however, the strays will have banned together against what they believe to be a common enemy, Marc goes missing, her father's authority is at risk, and Kaci's health is on the line. Can Faythe save everyone she loves before it is too late?
This book was the best in the series so far. Faythe (and others but I wont say who) is forced to grow up, and see and handle things the way she has been trained to do her whole life. Balancing her responsibilities to save her family, while looking for pride from her father, Faythe has no choice but to begin acting like the Alpha she will one day become. Love spikes, and loss is imminent, but there is no denying Vincent has outdone herself with the latest addition to her Shifter series.(less)
Very mild spoiler: The best of the Vampire Academy so far! I read Vampire Academy when it first came out. Impressed with Mead's writing, I continued to...moreVery mild spoiler: The best of the Vampire Academy so far! I read Vampire Academy when it first came out. Impressed with Mead's writing, I continued to read through Frostbite and Shadow Kiss. SK was amazing. It lacks nothing. A frustrated heroine, a love you can root for, that "other man", best friends, and a battle like no other. You will finish this book flipping through those last few filler pages, thinking there must be more. It will leave you crying and wishing for more. (less)
I devoured this book in 2 days. Every chance I had I was reading. This book shows us Rhev, the bad boy that, as we get to know, becomes the perfect ki...moreI devoured this book in 2 days. Every chance I had I was reading. This book shows us Rhev, the bad boy that, as we get to know, becomes the perfect kind of bad. As you read this book there is no resisting Rhev and his struggles of being a half-sympath. The only problem I had with this book is the same as many others. We did not get to see enough of Rhevenge and Ehlena's romance. The mix in of the other brother's was a great addition to me because after Dark Lover, we did not see much more of Wrath and Bella. Even though this is Rhev's book, readers finally get to see and understand the struggles and hardships of the Blind King. (less)
This is the first historical romance I have read in a long time. It was just the change I needed. Caroline Cabot, the oldest of the three sisters, has...moreThis is the first historical romance I have read in a long time. It was just the change I needed. Caroline Cabot, the oldest of the three sisters, has alway looked out for everyone but herself. Until she meets the mysterious and rumored Adrian Kane... How can you resist that? I felt that Medeiros perfectly balanced history, romance, and paranormal in this book. Although I haven't read it yet, I do not think the sequel "The Vampire Who Loved Me" will let me down.(less)
Emmaline is part vampire part valkyrie. Her whole life her valkyrie sisters have been fierce, feeding off of lightening and slaying her fath...moreThe Story:
Emmaline is part vampire part valkyrie. Her whole life her valkyrie sisters have been fierce, feeding off of lightening and slaying her father's kind while her only instinct was to run at the sight of trouble or pain. Now Emma is going to do something that shocks not only herself, but her sisters too. She is going to Paris to look for clues about her parents. She never knew that one trip would change her in a way she never expected. Lachlain, king of the Lykae Clan, has been imprisoned in the catacombs by the Horde, a group of vampires bent on killing everything for power. He has waited fifteen decades for his mate, the one woman that can calm the beast and stay with him forever, now loose from his fiery prison Lachlain has found her, a vampire. Emma is nothing he expected, and he will have to fight the instinct that says she is his and the instinct that screams to kill her. Will he be able to keep her with him when an old enemy arises. Can she get past the timid Emmaline to stay with him, or will she go running to her sisters?
This book is going to be a hard one to review. Let me start from the beginning of the book and work my way back. When I started this book, I had heard so many good things, that my expectations were high. Too high maybe. I began reading this book, and I was quite unsure about it. At the start Lachlain knows Emma is his. From page one. A little fast? I thought so for a while. For maybe the first one hundred and ten pages there was nothing but "She is mine. I want to kill her. I want to protect her." and "I hate him. I want to go home. He turns something on in me I never knew was there." The normal cheesy guy wants girl, girl wants guy, neither wants to admit it story line. I had such high hopes it was disappointing to have a plot line that was nearly nonexistent for a while.
Luckily it got much better. I love the character development that took place about midway through the book. It was smooth and just the right amount. The plot finally picked up, and I found myself enjoying it much more than I expected from the beginning. I was glad to see more characters emerge that just Lachlain and Emmaline as it was looking from the beginning. So, in the end, not bad, not bad at all. I will be getting No Rest For The Wicked. I hope the entire second book is like the second half of AHLNO.(less)
Oddly enough I read Parallel Heat before Parallel Attraction. All in all this book was very good. It tells the story of Kelsey Wells and Jared Bennett...moreOddly enough I read Parallel Heat before Parallel Attraction. All in all this book was very good. It tells the story of Kelsey Wells and Jared Bennett, a Refraian king. Together, the chemistry between them is great and realistic. Both leads are funny and human-to me they did not have the robotic feel of some protagonists. Out of the whole novel, I had but one problem with it. Since I had read Parallel Heat before, reading it was a little easier for me. However, if you were just picking up the first book, like most people would, you might have a difficulty understanding the culture. At times I felt like the differences between the aliens and humans was not properly introduced or concluded. I still do not fully understand the races after reading both novels. Also, this book can be classified as time-travel. Not to give much away, but at times the different decades over lapped and made no sense. Again, this gets better with the next installment. Very much a romance this novel has plenty of action. Introducing you into her world-overall-Knight has done a very good job. I recommend this book with the notation that you should also read Parallel Heat if you wish to fully enjoy the world Deidre Knight has created. (less)
Dawn's Awakening was really 4.5 stars for me. Leigh did a splendid job of creating her breed forces. Dawn, the smart ass, tough, yet caring Coyote Bre...moreDawn's Awakening was really 4.5 stars for me. Leigh did a splendid job of creating her breed forces. Dawn, the smart ass, tough, yet caring Coyote Breed was a times a little bipolar. She was deeply, sexually wounded as a child; somehow she manages to get over that for just one guy in a matter of hours? Hmm, doesn't seem likely to me. So at times I found Dawn a little too unrealistic. I never felt a deep connection to her character that I really needed to say the book was fantastic. Seth, however, was wonderfully portrayed. He was sex and strength and concern all wrapped up into a delicious package. Seth, I could defiantly meet in real life. At times the book could be a little confusing; the paragraphs running together. As a whole, though, the book flowed nicely. The explicit and constant sex at times grated on my nerves. Leigh knows how to write her sex scenes; they just need to be fewer and further in between. If you get too much of something it is hard to appreciate it. Dawn's Awakening most assuredly falls under the erotic category. I liked the book more than well enough to try another Breeds novel. If the reader can look past the constant sex, I would recommend it. I recommend it regardless. (less)
I really enjoyed this book. After reading Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange, I was worried Ash and Keenan wouldn't get their story finished. So I was ecs...moreI really enjoyed this book. After reading Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange, I was worried Ash and Keenan wouldn't get their story finished. So I was ecstatic when I saw Fragile Eternity. All in all this book was very good. Many plot points were resolved. Although, now we have new ones to wait to be solved :( I cannot wait for the next installment. (less)