"Wild Blue Under" by Judi Fennell was a fast-paced, humorous adventure of story. I received this ARC from a friend at my local bookstore, and after re...more"Wild Blue Under" by Judi Fennell was a fast-paced, humorous adventure of story. I received this ARC from a friend at my local bookstore, and after reading the synopsis, decided to give it a read.
Rod Tritone, Mer heir to the throne of Atlantis, has been dispatched on a mission to retrieve Valerie, a half-human, half-Mer, and bring her back to the ocean to claim the legacy her father left for her before he died. Rod thinks this will be an easy mission because what human could resist an inheritance from his/her parent, or the irresistably handsome and messenger bringing the news? Rod and Valerie are in for much more than either bargained for when they begin their trip to the ocean and have to face assassination attempts, injuries, and the undeniable and unmistakable attraction they both have for one another.
At first, I didn't think I would like this book because I hadn't read the first "In Over Her Head," but overall I enjoyed this book. It was an action-packed, fun-filled story, and I enjoyed the writing most of all. The premise of the book was not my normal reading material, but it was very entertaining and humorous. I just loved the talking sparrows and seagull. They were too funny, and such cute characters! I recommend this book to any and all fantasy aquatic lovers that like romance and action in their books with the just right amount of puns and sarcasm throughout the stories!(less)
What a very strange and inventive world Jennifer Armintrout has created with this first installment of the Lightworld/Darkworld trilogy. Jam packed wi...moreWhat a very strange and inventive world Jennifer Armintrout has created with this first installment of the Lightworld/Darkworld trilogy. Jam packed with mystery, mythological creatures, star-crossed lovers, political intrigue, betrayal, and an interesting take on different realms, "Queene of Light" was a very enjoyable yet sometimes confusing read. The characters had such different views of how they saw the world and how the world saw them. There were moments that I did get confused by some of the events that went on through the book, but overall it was a good read. I will definitely be reading the next book, Child of Darkness, to find out where this tale is headed in the realm of the Lightworld and Darkworld!(less)
What a fantastic story! I dare call this tale epic and unbelievably well-written as the story of English nurse Claire Randall unfolds carrying readers...moreWhat a fantastic story! I dare call this tale epic and unbelievably well-written as the story of English nurse Claire Randall unfolds carrying readers on a journey of unfathomable violence, unbridled love and emotion, and life altering events that will affect both her past and her present in dangerous turns throughout this novel.
I have truly fallen in love with all the characters in this story as their complexity and realistic qualities really drew me in and made me care what happened to any and all of them. Jamie Fraser was in a word: dazzling. I really had mixed feelings about this character as I have read all of the Lord John Grey stories before "Outlander," but I now see why Jamie is such a favorite amongst other readers and also why he has such a strong "dislike" of Lord John's personal proclivities. Jamie is the type of man women truly do swoon for and men could only hope to mimic or be near. Claire is definitely his match and I can't wait to see where their story goes in future novels!
Overall, the book did seem a bit long at times, but Diana Gabaldon really knows how to draw readers into her writing and keep them there to the very end. Also, there were points where both Claire and Jamie's actions or inactions totally made me angry, but that also made the story more realistic and enjoyable, in my opinion.
"Outlander" is a must read for all fans of historical fiction, romance, and light paranormal elements.(less)