This was an interesting prequel to the series. I liked how demons are classified into separate categories, according to their threat level.
In Retro De...moreThis was an interesting prequel to the series. I liked how demons are classified into separate categories, according to their threat level.
In Retro Demonology, Riley Blackthorne is on a mission to capture her first demon. She can’t mess this up, if she wants to prove she’s actually worth something. But the hippies with the demon problem, and the actual demon itself, may prove to be a bit of a challenge. Can Riley outsmart the mini demon, or will this job prove to be too difficult?
Overall, it was a cute prequel to the series. If you like demons and/or demon trapping in your paranormal books, then I’d recommend picking this up.(less)
When Madelaine is sent to a night club to ask the owner to sign some papers for her boss, she didn't expect the proprietor, Christien, to lose his coo...moreWhen Madelaine is sent to a night club to ask the owner to sign some papers for her boss, she didn't expect the proprietor, Christien, to lose his cool—or be so handsome. After failing to obtain a signature from Christien, she has to return. Each day, she finds herself thinking of him, wanting to see him again. The more time she spends with Christien, however, the more bizarre things become.
First, she continues to have visions of a past life, and it involves a man who looks exactly like Christien.
Secondly, the dreams are so real it’s almost as if Madelaine is in them.
Finally, Christien has the same sword from these imaginings hanging above his fireplace. Could it...be?
As time goes on, the nightmares become worse, retelling a past which ended in sorrow. The closer Madelaine gets to Christien, the closer she is to finding out the truth—and the closer she is to reliving the tragic tale which ended the love between the Madelaine and Christien from a time so long ago.
My quick thoughts: Although I like the gist of the story, I felt like the relationship/love scenes between the present Madelaine and Christien were rushed. One minute they’re still in the awkward phase of their relationship, the next they’re sleeping together. It happened so fast, I had to reread to make sure I wasn’t misunderstanding.
I will say I enjoyed the flashbacks, because I loved the bond between the old Madelaine and the Knights Templar Christien more than the present-day M and C. Even though the past Madelaine was in an arranged, pitiless marriage, it was great to see her first-time reactions with Christien. She had been so unloved for so long, she didn’t know what true love felt like.
Overall, I enjoyed the premise of the story, and I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a book featuring medieval themes and reincarnation.
What a beautiful story about a love that transcends time and losses which rupture the heart. I don’t remember the last time I read a book with so many...moreWhat a beautiful story about a love that transcends time and losses which rupture the heart. I don’t remember the last time I read a book with so many wonderful analogies, either. :)
Karou has grown up around her “monster” friends, and it’s the only life she’s ever known. But there’s something missing. Karou has no idea of her true identity . . . until she comes face to face with an angel named Akiva. The hamsas (eyelike tattoos) on Karou’s palms burn brightly with a mere touch against Akiva’s skin, a touch that brings him to his knees. But along the way, Karou and Akiva form a bond like no other, and Akiva can’t help but think Karou reminds him of a love from long ago. But it can’t be . . . can it?
I loved the first half of the book. The latter half is what threw me for a loop, and while I enjoyed reading the past history of (you’ll have to read to find out!), it just didn’t hold my interest like the first half. But I did love the setting (Prague!), the details, the new take on angels and demons, and the characters. And the teeth. The particulars about the teeth and what they were used for was quite interesting, to say the least. When all of these tidbits came together, the story was so mesmerizing I couldn’t help but keep reading.
Overall, if you’re looking for a new book to add to your paranormal shelf, get this one. :)(less)
After Kate’s parents die in a car accident that she and her sisters survive, she gains the ability to see auras. Enter new...more**ARC Courtesy of Netgalley
After Kate’s parents die in a car accident that she and her sisters survive, she gains the ability to see auras. Enter new student Patrick O’Donnell, an Irish boy who has captivated Kate’s every thought. But there’s a tiny problem—he doesn’t have an aura. So, what does he want? Why does he follow her everywhere? Kate soon realizes he’s her Guardian, sent to protect her from Demons who know she’s special.
I will say that I was a little put off by the Kate and Aaron relationship. I hated to see her drag him along when she had feelings for Patrick. Overall, though, Seers was well-written. I immediately thought Seers sounded like Evermore and Hush, Hush. Fans of these books will enjoy the similar paranormal elements.
The Order trains hunters to kill vampires, not demons. When Abby shows up after two hundred years, she sets everyone on edge with her brazen antics an...moreThe Order trains hunters to kill vampires, not demons. When Abby shows up after two hundred years, she sets everyone on edge with her brazen antics and fearless approach. Abby is the only person who can kill the demon after the Order. The one reason she stays at the training school is to protect her friend Emily, who had a run-in with a demon of her own. But is Abby strong enough to face the demon, or will he be the death of her?
Ordained is a new twist on vampires and demons, one which has non-stop action that will leave you wanting more. Devon Ashley has clean prose, which is easy to follow, and she’s able to establish great character relationships—a main key to staying engrossed. Don’t pass this one up!(less)