The Burning Sky is an absolutely stunning YA debut for the acclaimed Historical Romance author Sherry Thomas. No...more4.5 stars Review published at Ex Libris
The Burning Sky is an absolutely stunning YA debut for the acclaimed Historical Romance author Sherry Thomas. Not that I expected anything less from Thomas, but Burning Sky surpassed even my wildest imaginations. Yeah, it was that good!
The Burning Sky was like reading Harry Potter, in a Victorian England setting and with high fantasy elements thrown in the mix just to spice things up a bit. The result is a mesmerizing book, told in a way only Thomas can, that fans of Fantasy will just sink their teeth into! This book has everything I search for in a good story: strong and easy to relate to characters, a toe curling romance and a fast paced plot full of mystery and twists. And the setting? The way Thomas merges reality with fiction, the way she blends together a very real London with a wonderful fantastical world was just perfect, for lack of a better description. There wasn't a single thing I didn't like in this book let me tell you. It was just amazing!
It's no news to me that Thomas can deliver heart warming romance. It's not just the way she is able to transform a couple's spark into words, it's also the way she portrays her characters that makes any romantic relationship between them believable. I could not care less about the characters (which I did!) but I would still love their romance and feel the spark between them. That's how great an author Thomas is! The world Thomas created is full of magic (with wands and all! I don't believe how much I missed the use of wands!) mystery, intrigue, betrayal, self sacrifice and love, love between lovers, between mother and child between friends. The kind of love that warms a person's heart and inspires him to work miracles. That's the kind of world I love and Thomas managed to give her readers the best of it.
The characters are great, both main and secondary ones and memorable. Iolanthe was amazing, the kind of heroine I love in my books. Strong, determined and courageous. Her reactions are believable, not like many heroines out there that are asked to die for a greater cause and agree to do it without a second thought. What sane person does that? She struggles with what she has to do but chooses to do it nonetheless.And that is why she's so great a character. As great character is also Titus. Clever and strong and ruthless. He's ready to do whatever he has to for what he believes right. Together as a couple, Iolanthe and Titus are just perfect!
I won't say anything about the plot, I don't want to spoil it for you. All I'm going to say is that you won't be able to put this book down for no reason. And if not for the quick way everything wrapped up in the end, this would be a more than 5 star rating if possible. But the ending kind of messed things up a bit. Not that it lessened my appreciation of the book, I just felt that it was little compared to how incredibly amazing the rest of it was.
Verdict: The Burning Sky is a story you don't want to miss for many reasons! Sherry Thomas proves that she can write a great story whether it is adult or YA, whether it is HR or High Fantasy. She's a great author who knows how to deliver a good story no matter what. I can't wait for the sequel!
I have a thing for assassins! That's not a big secret! So naturally as soon as I read the blurb for Assassin's Ga...moreReview first published at Ex Libris.
I have a thing for assassins! That's not a big secret! So naturally as soon as I read the blurb for Assassin's Gambit and quite a few stellar reviews about it, I just had to read it! And I'm so glad I did. Amy Raby delivers an interesting and really well written story that all fans of fantasy should read!
The world building is incredible! Amy Raby did a fantastic job not only creating a very interesting and detailed world but also presenting it. Everything in this story, every little detail is well researched and placed in just the right spot. The world the author envisioned is rich and full of colours, the journeys she describes vivid. And I have a soft spot for books that include a long journey in it, especially if it is well described. And Amy Raby did an incredible job both with her characters' descriptions and the different villages and places Vitala and Lucien met at their journey.
While reading Assassin's Gambit I felt like I was reading two books squeezed into one. There were so many things happening, there were so many things the reader should learn and understand about how the world worked and I loved it. I didn't feel bored even for a minute.Well, the fact that it wasn't so easy to see where the story would lead kind of made sure that I wouldn't feel bored. I mean there were moments where I was certain of where the story would go or what would happen next only to be proved wrong after a while. One thing is for sure, the story of Assassin's Gambit doesn't follow many cliches out there.So points here to the author for her creativity.
The characters are well developed, with enough background to make the reader care for them and understand them. And not just the main characters but the secondary ones as well. The one thing I didn't enjoy in this book as much as I hoped to was the romance between Vitala and Lucien. I didn't really feel the spark between them. But I'm not complaining here. I was more than compensated from the fast paced plot and the incredible writing style. That plus how well researched every strategic move Lucien did was. I'm not a big fan of strategy games nor have I any strategic knowledge whatsoever but still I couldn't help but appreciate the genius Lucien was. Well, actually the genius Amy Raby is for creating such a complex character as Lucien is!
Verdict: Assassin's Gambit is a debut novel no fantasy lover should miss. It's so well written that will satisfy even the most demanding reader out there! Totally recommending it! (less)
If you read my review of the first book in Jax Garren's incredible Tales of the Underlight series, then you know that I fell in love with it! So, to s...moreIf you read my review of the first book in Jax Garren's incredible Tales of the Underlight series, then you know that I fell in love with it! So, to say that I couldn't wait to get my hands on the next book, would be an understatement. And even though it took me a while to finally read it *hangs head in shame* I can't even begin to describe how much I loved How Beauty Saved the Beast! Jax Garren is an author you need to watch out for. She's incredibly talented!
How Beauty Saved the Beast starts exactly where the first book ended and Jolie finds herself torn between her feelings for Hauk and her mission with the Underlight. The tension between them is simply delicious. They can't live without the other but still try to fight their feelings. They kiss and then they drive each other apart, all because they are afraid of what their feelings can cause. Not to the mission, but because of what those feelings mean for them. The way Jolie is jealous of Hauk is plainly adorable.
Apart from that, the second instalment, has everything that made me love so much the first book and then some. You still get the same beautifully written, character driven story but enhanced with some delicious sexual tension. How Beauty Saved the Beast may not be a very long story, but still, Jax Garren manages to explore every main and secondary character to his/her full potential. And that is what I love most about this series and this author. How all her characters have their own place in the story and evolve.
I won't say anything about the story itself, I hate spoilers, so the only thing I will say it is that it's fast paced and action packed. Jolie isn't just a pretty face. She can seriously kick some ass! And Hauk..., well, like I said, I have to love and care some much about a male character since Terrible from Stacia Kane's Downside Ghosts series. Maybe because they are both deeply scarred heroes, both physically and emotionally. I don't know. What I know is, that both of them are among my favorite ever fictional characters!
All in all, Jax Garren doesn't disappoint with her second book and all I can say is that I can't possibly wait for the last book in the series!(less)
When I picked up Touch of Death in my hands, I have to admit that for some reason I had high expectations from this book. What with those few raving early reviews and a premise that gives glimpses of a really interesting story and I thought that this book would be amazing. And although the potential for a good book is all there, the execution I'm afraid, spoiled things for me.
The first thing that bothered me in Touch of Death, was how slow it was. I mean almost the whole first half of the book feels like an introduction to the story, where nothing crucial happens, only the problem is, that all that place in the narration isn't used to build the world or the plot, but it's rather wasted on extensive descriptions that aren't really helping anywhere or adding anything to the story. The first half of the book is full of some really extensive descriptions of things like an attempt to catch a rat, that to be frank, I think could have been described in far less pages... As it was, the author wastes precious space in her book just to prolong things. At least I felt that way...
My next problem was the main heroine, Jodi. She was a bit annoying and too self-centred at times. She just acts in a way I can't possibly understand, like when she totally disregards the fact that her room was searched by a stalker just to go on a date. To be accurate, she just pretends that important and dangerous things haven't even happened, just to go on a date...! She pretends and acts with a total abandon over her own life and the life of people she claims she loves, just because she has more important things to do that evening, like finally kissing her boyfriend. I'm sorry, but I just can't like a heroine who acts like that. Jodi is too irresponsible, too gullible and to reckless for my taste. The way she just chose to believe without a second thought, all the crazy things her "stalker" presented her as the truth, didn't help matters either. I mean, you don't just believe a stranger you presume as your stalker so easily and make plans to go away with him for the sake of the people you love. It's just unbelievable.
And now, time for my main source of problems with Touch of Death which I'm afraid is the core of the whole plot. And that is the fact that for the reader to understand Jodi's powers, the author goes on and describes not one, but five (or maybe six I'm not completely sure) deaths, deaths, Jodi herself was responsible for. It doesn't matter for me that she didn't know about her powers. We are talking about 5 murders here, 2 animals and 3 people. I think that I could understand Jodi's extensive powers without all that killing. After that, I really couldn't sympathise with Jodi no matter what. I just couldn't stomach all those deaths. Call me bizarre, but it bugged me.
The second half of the book though is far better and it's the reason I'm giving this book 2 starts instead of one. The plot there becomes more interesting with the necromancers and Medusa, but still, it was far too predictable and the plot was a bit all over the place.
All in all, Touch of Death was a book that couldn't really hold my attention and one that I had many problems with regarding both the plot and the main heroine that are the core of every novel. It may haven't been the book for me, but for so many reviewers to love it, it must have some redeeming qualities that I failed to notice.
Jennifer Estep just can't disappoint me! Midnight Frost was just as amazing as I was expecting it to be and then some! Oh wait, I think I have said th...moreJennifer Estep just can't disappoint me! Midnight Frost was just as amazing as I was expecting it to be and then some! Oh wait, I think I have said that before about a book in the series, but hey, I'm not to blame, Mythos Academy is simply among my favorite series at the moment!
I think I've said that before but I can't help but saying it one more time: Mythos Academy is maybe the only series that reminds me a bit of Harry Potter, aka my favorite series of all time! Not that the plot or story or characters are similar in any way but because both series share the same quality for me. Each time I get a book of Mythos Academy in my hands I just want to lay back and savor every minute of it. And that, strangely, has happened to me only once before. Anyway, the thing is that Jennifer Estep managed to create an iressistible world, a story that one can read again and again and never get bored with it! Yes, I'm a huge fan of this series and how could I do otherwise? Everytime Gwen meets with her evil "twin" is just a delight to read!
I won't say anything about what happens in Midnight Frost. I hate spoilers. Just know that no fan will be disappointed with it. The writing style is just as good as it was in the previous books, the action almost non stop and even if Midnight Frost is a little bit slower than the previous book in the series, yet, there isn't a single moment I felt bored while reading it.
And here I will just have to make one tiny complain that has nothing to do with the value of the book but here I go: I missed logan in Midnight Frost. Yeah, I know one can't judge a book in terms of missing a beloved character but I really missed him! So much that everytime I turned a page I would wish that he would finally make his appearance. At least when he did make his appearance he kind of made up for his absense. That scene in the cave was undeniable my favorite in this book. Not the most romantic, but definitely a favorite and for more than one reasons.
Anyway, Mythos Academy is one of the best YA series I have read in a really long time and I just can't wait to get the next (and final?) book in my hands!(less)
It doesn't come as a big surprise that I absolutely loved Angel's Ink. Whoever is familiar with Jocelynn Drake's work and her ability to create intricate and unique worlds knows exactly what I'm talking about and why I couldn't help but thoroughly enjoy Drake's newest release. She's simply one of those authors that just sweep you away into a magical journey you never want it to end.
But let's take things from the start. The first thing I really loved about Angel's Ink and found really refreshing was the male POV. I kind of take for granted that the voice I will hear in my head telling the story will be female that I was pleasantly surprised to realize that this time I would hear a man telling me his story. I know the blurb clearly states the POV but believe it or not I haven't even read the blurb before picking up this title. It was a book written by Jocelynn Drake, I didn't need any other recommendations... So, the male POV was such a fresh take on the genre, at least for me. I know this one isn't the first story told in male POV, but I seem to just keep picking all those that are told from a female one.
Gage's voice was strong and sexy and reading about his growing feelings for Trixie and how their romance developed was hotter than what I could have ever imagined and sweet at the same time.
The world building is something new and intricate. In fact the world building is so complicated that I kind of struggled to understand how everything works. And to be honest, even now that I have finished reading Angel's Ink I still haven't understood how everything falls in place in this world. You have humans and almost every paranormal creature you can imagine (warlocks, fae, elves, werewolves, trolls), all living together in modern society. The details of the world are slowly given to the reader along with the narration but up to the end, it's not quite clear how everything works or connects in the story. At least I fell that way. At points, everything was just too much and the actual story was lost in the details of such an intricate world.
The character development is pretty good, although it's mainly focused on Gage. We only learn about him and little else about the rest of the characters. And that was the reason I felt a little bit tired sometime after I reached the middle of the book. I was a bit tired about Gage's endless list of problems and fires he needed to put out. He was constantly running from someone to save his life or he was in the middle of trying to fix someone else's life in cost of his own.
The romance between Gage and Trixie was sweet and sexy at the same time and I really enjoyed reading that part of the book. Plus, the ending just blew me away. Although from an aspect it felt a bit anticlimatic, some details revealed at the end of the book just made sure that I would be definitely reading the next installment in this series.
All in all, Angel's Ink is a fresh UF story that all lovers of the genre should try reading. It may be weak in some aspects but Jocelynn Drake makes sure that you'll have a great time while reading her stories, even if you have some minor problems.(less)
It's no big secret that I absolutely love Richelle Mead and her writing style. I mean she has written some of my favorite books, both adult and YA. So...moreIt's no big secret that I absolutely love Richelle Mead and her writing style. I mean she has written some of my favorite books, both adult and YA. So, it's only natural that I couldn't possibly wait to get my hands on Indigo Spell, the third book in her spin off series. Because you see, even if Bloodlines, isn't yet half as good as Vampire Academy is, I still love both Mead's writing style and the world she created. And after feeling a little bit disappointed with the previous two books in this series, I think that finally, things are starting to slowly get better.
Indigo Spell, was great! Simple as that. Not perfect or mind blowing, but great nevertheless and definitely way better than the previous two books. At least I saw it that way.
Sydney is finally starting to resemble a human being with emotions and flaws, well, she's not flawed, she's still the most perfect heroine ever, but in Indigo Spell she starts showing signs of emotional capability. And I really liked that about Sydney. I may not hated her before, but she definitely was a character I just didn't care about. I didn't hate her, but I wasn't her biggest fan either. And for a number of reasons that I have stated before, so no need to repeat myself. But in Indigo Spell there are signs of improvement in her character. She stops moaning the whole time and judge everyone, including herself. She feels more relaxed, she starts questioning things and act a little bit like the super smart person she's supposed to be. She embraces her magic and most importantly, the fact that she actually feels something for Adrian.
And that is the second part of this book that I really loved. Sydney and Adrian finally, and after that ending in the second book, are slowly starting to roll!There are cute scenes between them, romantic ones as well as funny. Well, it's a Richelle Mead book, of course there would be some funny scenes. But even though Adrian and Sydney's romance is finally moving forward, the story in Indigo Spell isn't just focused there. There's also some action, not an explosive one like in VA, but there's definitely action, and even though this third book in the series is a "bridge" between what happened and what is about to come (and I usually hate bridges, they bore me out of my mind), it is fast paced and a story hard to put down. Well, you guessed right, I devoured it in one sitting. I couldn't help it!
Adrian, well, like I said, he's Adrian. He can't disappoint his fans and he has a way to make you love him even if you don't want to. He managed to change Sydney's opinion, who am I to resist? The rest of the team isn't really making that great an appearance in this book though. Jill and Eddy only appear in a few scenes, while Rose, Lisa or Dimitri just have a line or two in the whole book. Can't complain that I missed them though. I had a lot of things to focus apart from them like the elusive Marcus Finch. I had a hard time deciding whether I liked him as a character or I couldn't care about him. I still haven't decided. He definitely had his moments, but I wasn't convinced. I'll have to wait to make up my mind about him on the future books.
All in all, Indigo Spell is my favorite book in the Bloodlines series so far. There were moments that I actually remembered how it feels to read a book written by Richelle Mead, something that sadly wasn't the case with the other two books. Let's hope that we have even better things to hope for with the future books!(less)
Demon Hunting in the Deep South is one of those books I find it extremely hard to review from time to time. For different reasons in most cases, but difficult nonetheless. And it's so hard for my to rate and review this one because even though I knew that it was part of a series, I was under the impression that it could be read as a stand alone just as well. But that, was a mistake.
Let me explain. Demon Hunting in the Deep South, has a different set of characters from the first book in the Demon Hunting series BUT the same characters that are now the main couple, had a rather extended presence in the first book of the series, Demon Hunting in Dixie. And when I say extended, I mean that they had so much history, that I couldn't possibly keep up with their story. There were so many things that tied Evie and Ansgar together, so many things that happened between them in the first book that no matter how many explanations the author gave me, I always felt that there were some pieces missing.
And that feeling of loss extends to the world building and plot as well. Lexi George does an amazing job with the complexity of her world but not everything is explained in detail. Or in enough detail to be able to grasp exactly how everything works. Granted, some things are explained but there are many that are not making it difficult for me not only to understand how the world ticks but to evaluate the author's ability to present her world to her readers. I simply don't know if things are left unexplained or were explained in the first book.
For example, in Demon Hunting in the Deep South you will meet a diversity of paranormal creatures: demons, fairies, ghosts and lots of magic. There are so many different paranormal elements but they don't form a solid world I'm afraid... I can't see any connection between them. They are just thrown in the story, without so much of an explanation or reason for existence. Nothing. And as I said, I don't know if those explanations I was seeking were given on the first book of the series, or not at all. SO, you see my problem in making my mind about the world building and the writing style...
Apart from that, there's one thing I immensely enjoyed about this book though: the sarcastic tone and humour of the author. Lexi George simply has a voice that stands out and knows how to write a villain who you love to hate. And that is Meredith. She may not be the main villain but she's definitely not angel material. But I loved her to pieces even when she was a total bitch. Especially when she was one :)
As far as Evie and Ansgar are concerned, there where things I liked and disliked in both of them. In Evie I liked how she developed throughout the novel and how loyal she was, but she was far too shy for my taste and honestly, the part where she gets arrested and her main concern is that she's commando, made me roll my eyes more than once.
Ansgar on the other hand, is your typical, drool-worthy alpha male, which is always a plus, I loved his brutality and how he fought his feelings for Evie, but I thought that he approached her far too easily and quickly for a man that did everything he could for Evie to forget all about him. He kind of contradicted himself.
The sex scenes, were fairly good written and sexy and you could see the chemistry between Evie and Ansgar, but again due to their history form the first book, the make out scenes came far too quickly before I could connect with the characters, and that is something I don't usually like. That, and reading sentences like "touche me there" or "touch her houhah" in the middle of a sexy scene that completely turned me off.
All in all, Demon Hunting in the Deep South is a book I had some problems with, problems that I wouldn't probably have if I had read the first book in the series. As it is, my review and rating is based solely without any previous knowledge to Lexi George's world and I really want you to take that into consideration. To fans of this series, Demon Hunting in the Deep South is a must. To the rest, take my advice and read those books in order. Lexi George's sense of humour is worth it! That, and I want you to meet Meredith :P(less)
Jennifer Estep is one of my favorite authors currently and for a good reason believe me! And Crimson Frost is just another sample of how great an author she really is. The newest instalment in Mythos Academy series is just brilliant!
It's not really common for me to become really obsessed with a series, surely I do like and love many books but for me to lose my sleep just to read a few more chapters is a rare occurrence, especially lately. But Mythos Academy, is one of those few book series for me, that I would forget to sleep or eat just to know what happens next in the story. I remember saying it before, but Mythos Academy makes me feel like I'm reading Harry Potter again. It's not that the story is similar, it's just the way I feel towards those two series. And it's the first time that I ever compare a series with Harry Potter. So, you can guess from that how much I love Gwen's story.
Each book in Mythos Academy is amazing on it's own, but somehow each one of them is better than the previous, if that is even possible. Or maybe I feel that way because with each book the story progresses and I have new things to focus on, I don't really know. All I know is that Jennifer Estep has done an extremely good job with her YA series.
In Crimson Frost, the main feeling I had was that of frustration. Frustration of all the unjust things that kept happening to Gwen, at the fact that almost no one was able to see the truth. I was angry towards everyone in this book (well, apart from the good guys obviously) and all I wanted was for Gwen to be able to find a way to get out of that mess others put her in.
The romance between Logan and Gwen progresses to a whole other level and the ending just left me heartbroken for her. Needless to say that waiting for the next book to be published will be a real torture.
I think I have said it before, but I will mention it once more nevertheless. The best thing about this series is how things escalate from book to book. How the darkness grows and how Gwen has to face more difficult situations.
I won't say anything about the world building or the character development. They are incredible as always. The plot is also fast paced and action filled. And here, I'll also have to note that along with everything else, the action scenes are also getting more book by book and they are darker and more violent. Summing it up, every single aspect of this series is escalating until the final battle that is yet to come.
All in all, Mythos Academy is one of the best YA series out there. One I absolutely love and can't help but recommend to everyone.(less)
The Sweetest Dark was a surprise for me. And a pleasant one at that! As soon as I started reading it, I couldn't put it down and I kept making mental notes of all the things I liked about it.
And what I liked the most was hands down the setting and the writing style. Abe writes in such a lyrical and magical way that I kept turning my pages wanting to know what happens next. The way she describes Lora's life at the orphanage, at the clinic and at Iverson later was just amazing. The era she chose to set her story just complimented everything. Because setting a magical story full of colors and music in the midst of World War I was such a perfect contrast that had me hooked from the first page. I mean the way Abe described Lora's treatment in the clinic at the same page where she describes the songs she hears from gem stones was genius for me.
It's no secret that I love historical fiction. Something about the whole setting fascinates me beyond imagination. Add to that era a totally fresh paranormal element and you get why I loved The Sweetest Dark so much! Well, the paranormal aspect itself isn't that fresh, even if it's the first book about dragons I read, but it's not an overused one either. So to me, it was pure freshness! And the way the magic was all over the story, it was the center point of the whole plot but at the same time it didn't overshadow everything else, was another part I really liked.
The descriptions of Lora and her relationship with the rest of students at Iverson was another thing I really enjoyed. I loved all the dynamics between all those girls and reading about their interactions was another favorite part of the story. Lora is a strong, full of love and compassion character, smart and the way she spoke her mind and rose above her classmates' insults just made me love her.
But, despite all the things I liked about The Sweetest Dark, I strongly believe that it could have been so, so much better... The potential was there, and even though this one isn't a bad novel, not by a long shot, it still missed some things that could have easily made it a mindblowing one.
For starters, even if I wasn't bored or tired while reading, I still believe that more things could have happened. To put it simply, not much happens. Most of the story centers around Lora transforming to smoke, rather than to a dragon and there's not much happening actionwise either. It was a bit flat. Not boring, at least for me, but a bit flat. As flat was the romantic plot I'm afraid... I couldn't feel the connection between Lora and Jesse, not for the love of me.
Everything happened way too quickly between them and Lora took for granted everything he said to her way too easily. From a moment on, I just took for granted their relationship but I couldn't feel a spark between them. A spark that I could easily feel between Lora and Armand though. Not that Jesse was a bad character or one I didn't like, on the contrary, I just felt that the romance between them was a bit forced.
All in all, The Sweetest Dark was a novel I truly enjoyed but in the end of the day I feel that it could have been much better. Because in most departments it was more than good. And the potential is all there. Should a sequel be written, I would totally read it :)(less)
I started reading A Blood Seduction, feeling that this was THE book for me! That it would be so good, I wouldn't be able to put it down. And for approximately 30% of this book, it was exactly like that. Sadly, after a point, things rapidly deteriorated and I ended up with a book I couldn't wait to finish and one I didn't like at all I'm afraid...
As I said, A Blood Seduction started with everything I search for in a book. Interesting and fresh world building, a hot hero and a heroine determined to do whatever she can to save herself and those she cares for. Add to that a decent writing style, so you get why I was so amazed at first and certain that I would love this book. But, despite all the potential and all the things that I liked, A Blood Seduction failed to deliver everything that it promised to.
I can't pinpoint exactly when things started to go downhill, probably during the make out sessions between Quinn and Arturo, the main couple. But still, although I didn't like neither how quickly they started lusting after each other nor I found sexy their make-out sessions, I still had hope. Because you see, the world building was truly good. You don't get your typical vampires, not at all. The vampires in A Blood Seduction are ruthless, blood-thirsty and treat humans like food. They not only feed with blood but through human emotions as well. Emotions such as pain or fear. You get the picture right? As I said, the vampires in this world, are exactly like vampires should be, the mythical creature people are afraid of. But not only that. In this world, we also have magic. A magic that permits those vampires to live in a parallel to ours universe and come and go between those two dimensions as they please. Intrigued enough? I was at least. Intrigued and fascinated.
But, as the story progressed, things just became to much. Pamela Palmer chose to wove to many elements in her story, and instead of making it more unique and fascinating, it just became unecessarily complicated and without any sense. As the story progressed, it reminded me of many different books. At first, it reminded me a bit of Halfway to the Grave what with Quinn tied to a bed and a hot vampire interrogating her when the protagonists first meet. Then, I was reminded of Spartacus the TV show and of Hunger Games. And in the way Arturo spoke to Quinn's mind in dangerous times, I couldn't help but think New Moon and Edward. So much for creativity... Or maybe, the fault lies with the many elements that were forced to coexist in a single story...
As far as the characters are concerned, all I can say is that I couldn't invest to any of them. Quinn and Arturo's relationship seemed forced, forced to be as sexy as it could get, but what I got instead was a man who tried to force himself in a subtle way and a woman who didn't know what she wanted. And how sexy can that be? I mean one moment Quinn feels like she's being raped and instead of protesting immediately she enjoys a bit and then protests. Granted, Pamela Palmer knows how to write a sexy scene but for a scene to come off as sexy the reader should be able to care or understand the heroes. And I could do neither of those things. Quinn was a bit irritating but for the better part of the book I didn't care for her and Arturo was a character that I forgot about as soon as I closed this book. Or maybe I remember something about him... That at first he reminded me of my beloved Bones. But only at first. What with the scene with the bed as I said above and the way he behaved, I was reminded of Bones, but he wasn't half as good a character as Bones is I'm afraid.
Anyway, A Blood Seduction, had all the potential to be one of my favorite books ever, but it failed to deliver in every department. I don't know how best to put it. And I'm so sad about it, because I really wanted to like it a lot more.(less)
Summoning the Night is the perfect sequel to Kindling the Moon! If you really liked the first book of the series, then you should definitely continue with this one. Every single thing that I loved about Bennett's writing style and her story in Kindling the Moon is present in the sequel as well!
The thing I loved the most about this book was the way Bennett expanded her storyline. She didn't just stick to the first book of the series but created a brand new story to unfold in Summoning the Night. We may have the same cast of heroes and the same rules apply to the universe, but Bennett delivers a fresh new story that you can't possibly put down for a minute. Arcadia develops as a character in this book and I really enjoyed to observe the way she slowly starts to trust people again after all those years of living in hide and how her relationship with both Lon and Jupe gets stronger.
I found the mystery in Summoning the Night somehow better delivered than that of Kindling the Moon. It was harder for me to get all the clues and the twists in the plot just made things even better. The villain here is seriously sick (in the way I really like!) and trying to piece together all the parts to find the bad guy was more than fun.
But once more, everything is overshadowed by a delicious teen named Jupe! Yeah, I know, I said it before, but Jupe is just amazing! I mean his voice is so fresh and full of humor that makes this series a true joy to read and make me wish that Jenn Bennett will seriously consider of writing a book about him once he gets a little older. Honestly, I can't get enough of that boy! I just love him!
All in all, Summoning the Night is just the perfect sequel to Kindling the Moon, and all fans of the first book should read this one ASAP. You won't regret it, believe me!(less)
Stacia Kane needs no introductions... If you have ever read even one book of hers you know exactly what I mean. If you haven't already, what are you waiting for???
Chasing Magic is just perfect. Just as good as every other book in the series, just as dark, just as violent, just as twisted but beautiful and lyrical at the same time. I know. Twisted and lyrical or beautiful can't be put together in a sentence, but Kane manages to do just that. I'm a huge fan of the Downside Ghosts series, no news here and I honestly believe that it would take some really bad stories for Kane to write for me to change my opinion on this series. And so far, each book is as good as the previous one if not better in some cases.
Chasing Magic has non stop action. From the first chapter until the last, there isn't a single chapter that leaves the reader to "rest", 400 pages plus and there isn't a single moment that the story just progresses without something crucial happening. Not even one. Don't ask me how Kane manages that, but she does.
Some really sick and twisted form of magic makes its appearance in Downside and once more, Chess finds herself in the middle of all this. But along with catching a bad guy, Chess has to deal with her growing feelings for Terrible, with how to make a relationship between them work and finally accept that she is worth something.
The way I feel about Chess is unique. She is probably the only character in literature that I have ever felt this way. I can't understand her, not understand her exactly - that's not the correct way to phrase it, but more I can't comprehend why she treats herself that way. She can only blame herself for the majority of bad things that happens to her, but I can't help but love her and care for her, like a messed up sibling that no matter how much he/she hurts you you still care for and want nothing but the best. I can't really compare it in any other way.
She keeps destroying things again and again, she acts in a way that she very well knows that will bring her trouble or hurt herself and the people she cares for but still she goes and does exactly the worst and then keep blaming herself over and over again. One might think that such a behavior might turn me off, but on the contrary. Because somehow, Chess has really grown on me, and everytime she does something wrong, all I want is to turn back time for her and make things right. I care for her, in a way that no author has made me care for a hero before. And that is the brilliance of Kane.
That, and her writing style. To be honest, I don't know how many times I have said it already, but Stacia Kane is one hell of a writer. She doesn't write about gorgeous people, beautiful places and things or easy relationships. She writes about people with beautiful hearts, about messed up but oh so real people and about everything that is beautiful in its essence despite appearances.
Her world is dark and shitty and its residents maybe junkies or whores or whatever but it's a real world. A world where people struggle to survive and overcome their nightmares in any way they can, right or wrong. A world that sucks the reader in and doesn't let him "emerge" any time soon. A world, I love reading about.
All in all, Chasing Magic is just as good as the rest books of the series, that in its entirety is a series all lovers of UF should read. Trust me!(less)
Grave Witch is so great a book, that I can't help but wonder what was I thinking not picking up this series sooner. Why did I have to wait for almost all my book friends to read it and be amazed by it to be finally convinced, is beyond me.
Grave Witch is an amazing introduction to a series that just promises to get better. And I'm sure it will. Not because the first book wasn't good enough, but because I see that there's so much more that can be added to this story and make it even better. And Death's presence is among those things.
But let's take things from the start.
Kalayna Price does an incredible work with her world building. The way she practically takes her readers by the hand and shows them how her world functions rather than just tell them. At first I was a little bit lost, but as the story progressed everything fell into place. Because, Price, isn't explaining beforehand how things work in Nekros City, she just let the characters and the situations explain things when the right time comes. When it's needed. It was brilliant! And even though her world is intricate and complicated you don't feel lost, not for a single minute, or bored with unnecessary details.
The story is full of twists and action, there's not a single moment you are able to feel bored. Things are happening the whole time, details are added every now and then, so even when nothing happens, you get to know new and interesting things about the characters or the world. The writing style is straight to the point and efficient, humorous and enjoyable in overall.
Alex is a really interesting character and her ability to raise shades and communicate with the world of dead is described in an amazing way. The fact that she's left blind the more she uses her grave sight, just reminded me that everything comes with a cost, something that in many cases, authors choose to forget. Falin, the detective with the arrogant attitude who seems to be hiding things was a pure delight. I know most readers are fans of Death, but since I didn't get to see much of him in this novel, I'm sticking with Falin. Although Death, will just make things all the more interesting and that's why I expect that the next books in the series will be better. Because if Death managed to get my attention while appearing a handful of times, imagine what he can do later, when operating in full mode!
All in all, Grave Witch is an amazing first book, in a series that is a must for all UF lovers! Can't wait to get my hands on the next books :)(less)
Jaye Wells returns and with a novel that completely took my breath away!I know I've said it many times already, but Sabina Kane is one of my favorite...more Jaye Wells returns and with a novel that completely took my breath away!I know I've said it many times already, but Sabina Kane is one of my favorite UF series and book by book, Wells' stories get me addicted more and more!
Silver-Tongued Devil picks up immediately after the events of the previous book and Sabina finds herself in a relationship with Adam, adjusting to a new life yet again, but now willingly and trying to help her sister Maisie to recover from the atrocities she survived on their grandmother's hands.
One thing is evident throughout the whole book: Jaye Wells has grown and matured as a writer and that is best portrayed in her characters. Maybe Wells was always such a mature writer but her characters hadn't grown up in the previous books, but one thing is for sure, in STD almost all - if not all, at least all the major ones - characters undergo some drastic changes.
Sabina is the one who matures the most. She has to take some difficult decisions and in this book she's at last in peace with her mage abilities.
Adam on the other hand is playing a larger role in this novel. And I don't mean that he just appears in more scenes, but we get to learn more about him, and although there were a couple of things I wasn't thrilled about him, in overall he started to act in a way that made me remember the alpha male of the first book in the series that made me drool all over him :)
I won't say more about the changes some of the other characters went through cause that would be spoilerish and believe me, one of the best attributes of this novel - well, apart from the humor! - are the spins in the main plotline.
A must read for all the fans of this series!(less)
Remember me, having some problems adjusting with the language of Dead, Undead or Somewhere in Between? Well, those problems where non existent in The Renfield Syndrome. I enjoyed so much this novel that I am ever grateful to a certain friend for insisting me to pick up this series. Thank you!
I really don't know how to write this review without containing any spoilers, cause believe me, this book is full of surprises, full of twists and plainly full of awesomeness! I have a bit of a problem with time travelling books but I can certainly say, that any time travel in Renfield Syndrome didn't bother me at all. J.A. Saare, executed the plot in this book so perfectly and in such a manner, that there was no room for misunderstandings whatsoever. And believe me when I say that I usually avoid any books with time travelling, but Renfield Syndrome is a winner for the very first page.
As soon as I started reading this book, I had a feeling that the story would be devastating, you know that sweet feel of torment you get when you know that the story unfolded before you will make you sad or angry, but you just don't seem able to stop. I don't know how to explain myself correctly, but I just knew, that I wouldn't be happy with where the story was going but I just wasn't able to stop reading.
I won't say anything about what actually happens in Renfield Syndrome, not knowing anything just made me appreciate even more this book, all I'm going to say is that if you liked, even a little bit the first book in the series, you should definitely continue with this one. It's so much better than the first, the character development, the plot, everything makes so much more sense by the end of Renfield Syndrome.
And speaking about the end, surely, I'm still convinced that there are a couple of pages or chapters missing... It can't have ended this way! I'm dying to know what happens next!(less)
Clockwork Princess was one of my most anticipated releases of 2013 and not just for one reason... The previous book in the Infernal Devices series, Cl...moreClockwork Princess was one of my most anticipated releases of 2013 and not just for one reason... The previous book in the Infernal Devices series, Clockwork Prince, absolutely left me speechless, so naturally I couldn't wait to read how the story would finally wrap up. And what an ending did Clockwork Princess provide!
But let's take things from the beginning. To every reader that has read even a single book by Cassandra Clare, it's no news that this author knows how to grasp your attention and make you travel in fantastic worlds. And here, after having read and the final book in this prequel to the Mortal Instruments series, I just have to say that Infernal Devices is so much better than the MI and so much more mature. At least it felt that way and in any case I found myself enjoying Infernal Devices much more. And the thing I have enjoyed the most is the way the love triangle was written. Shocking, I know! I usually absolutely hate love triangles. But in Infernal Devices it was one of the best triangles I have ever read in a long time, maybe ever. In this story the triangle was there, centre to everything that happened throughout the whole story but at the same time it wasn't the sole focus of the story. It felt just natural, something that was absolutely essential for the narration and not just a trend. And now that things have finally ended and I got my answer with whom Tessa finally ended up with and especially after that epilogue I can only say one thing: every reader will feel satisfied with how things wrapped up, at least in the romantic department. But I, felt that it was just too good to be true. That last 15 pages or so were so fitting to the story but they made me feel that I was reading a fairy tale with an ending that was too good for everyone. Yeah, one could say that I'm a bit torn towards that ending....
You see on a deeper level, I wanted for Clare to end her story the way she did. It was the best way for such a triangle to be solved. But still, no matter how fitting, no matter how I wanted it to end that way, I still felt that it was a bit unrealistic. As unrealistic after a moment felt for me the reactions of Tessa, Will and Jem. Who on earth is so civilised when such truths emerge? But that's a matter of preference. Because whether I liked the ending or not, it was written in such a way that I couldn't possibly not love it.
As far as the story is concerned, Clockwork Princess is the most action packed of all three novels in this series and that was to be expected. I loved every twist and turn of the plot and I literally devoured this book in a matter of hours. The best part for me? The genealogical tree at the end of the book. Silly I know to love such a detail from a great book but I can't help myself!I love those kind of details and I only wished that there were more characters' lineage there :)
All in all, Clockwork Princess was one of the best books I read by Cassandra Clare and even if I didn't agree 100% with the ending, I couldn't see how things could end otherwise. Any other ending would be a compromise to an outstanding series. All I can say now is that I can't wait for the new series Clare has in store and takes place after the MI.Something tells me that that series will be the best one yet!(less)
The Mage in Black, begins immediately after the events that took place in the end of Red-Headed Stepchild and Sabina finds herself travelling with Ada...moreThe Mage in Black, begins immediately after the events that took place in the end of Red-Headed Stepchild and Sabina finds herself travelling with Adam to New York to meet her twin sister. In New York, along with embracing her mage side, Sabina finds herself copying with all sorts of new problems, from adjusting to a whole set of new rules, to figure out where she stands in the upcoming war of the dark races.
I really enjoyed The Mage in Black, I literally couldn't put it down, and although in some departments it was better than Red Headed Stepchild, I'm afraid I didn't like it as much as the first book and for that, I have to blame on one hand the fact that Adam was for the better part of this novel away and on the other the fact that the action scenes were less. But that, doesn't mean I didn't like this book. I seriously loved it and I can't wait to pick the next book in the series!
Once more, among my favorite parts of the book, where those featuring Gigughl! What can I say? He's probably the funniest demon I have ever read! Scratch that. He's probably the funniest character I have even read! And the fact that in this book his role is more extended made me love him even more. Him and Jaye Wells for creating him in the first place! And it's not weird that in all of the most memorable scenes of this book he's participating!
I liked the further world building and the character development. I even liked the politics of the dark races even though I'm not usually a big fan of politics in my books. but I terribly missed Adam... But since he's bound to have a more active role in the next book, I can forgive him everything!
All in all, even though I didn't enjoy The Mage in Black as much as the first book in the series, I can certainly say that this series is one of the most entertaining UF series I have picked in a long time.(less)
OMG!!! Grave Mercy is the best book I have read this year, and probably one of the best I will read. And I'm not saying that lightly. It's one of those books that just amaze you and you know that will remember for long after finishing reading it. It's simply incredible. The kind of book noone should miss the chance reading.
There's not a single thing I didn't like about Grave Mercy. Not a single one. And for once I feel so right to be drooling over a title from its premise alone. Cause what the premise promises, is exactly what you get from this book and then some. The plot is fascinating, intriguing and so beautifully woven that you get sucked into Ismae's world and you don't want to resurface anytime soon. From Ismae's education in the convent to become a skilled assassin, delivering Mortain's will, to her introduction in the Brittany's court, Grave Mercy is an amazing journey of a girl learning how to stand by her own choices and distinguishing the right from wrong in a world where you can trust noone and a wrong decision might result in innocents dying.
Grave Mercy combines fantasy and historical romance with a dash of magic and all that in its finest form. It's a YA novel, but not quite. It's not the typical YA title one would expect. It's so much more. It's dark and death is ever present in this story, but despite all that it shows how even surrounded in death one can shine. The writing style is amazing and the pace of the book even. While not heavy in romance it is one of the most romantic YA titles I have ever read.
All the characters in this book, main and secondary alike, are well developed and even better delivered, each and everyone of them with his/her own place in the story. Ismae is slowly developing before the readers' eyes and I couldn't help but love her. She's yet one of my favorite female characters. She's not the damsel in distress, she's strong, she acts first and never asks for forgiveness if she believes that her actions are justified according to her inner sense of justice. Duval on the other hand is one of the most honourable heroes I have ever read in a book. He's the kind of character who without speaking great words of love or doing impressive and heroic things all the time, managed only by his actions to grab my interest and make me fall in love with him. He slowly works his way into Ismae's and the readers' heart.
All in all, words can't possibly describe how much I loved Grave Mercy and how truly fascinating a novel it is! One thing is for sure. I will "stalk" LaFevers from now on. Her writing style is so good that I don't want to miss any of her work.(less)
Dark Companion, was a complete disappointment for me I'm afraid... What with all the 5 star early reviews I read, I was expecting a dark, gothic and full of mystery YA novel and what I got instead was a story with some gothic elements, a little mystery and a paranormal aspect that fell flat for me.
I understand that once more I find myself in the minority of reviewers, and writing a negative review is never a task I enjoy. Believe me. But Dark Companion, although a novel with huge potential, just wasn't the right one for me.
From the moment I started reading it, I had difficulties with the narration and the writing style. The constant use of past tense (that I don't usually enjoy, but let's face it, that's a matter of preference, and it doesn't mean a thing about the ability of a writer) in combination with some not so smooth sentence transitions, tired me. But as I said, that's a matter of preference.
The other thing I didn't like about the narration, was the fact that almost all of the characters in this story speak like they are of another era, or social background or age, than the one described. Teenagers talking with a vocabulary that doesn't suit them at all and the headmistress acting like she was coming straight out of a historical novel. And while I talk about Mrs Radcliffe, her dialogues with her sons especially sounded like they were coming from another century, all poised and forced. As poised was her behavior as well as her husband's and Lucky's, her son. And let me not get started with Mary Violet, one of Jane's best friends, with all the new words she invented like "funnify" and "cougarizer" and her constant loose translation of french sentences. They irked me to no end...
The only character who seemed to act and speak in an almost normal way (apart from his fascination with mythical creatures) was Jack, Mrs Radcliffe's other son, and the only character I enjoyed in this book. Apart from him, all the other characters seem like they almost don't belong. And in those characters, Jane is included I'm afraid... One would expect that her tough upbringing would leave a "mark" on the way she thinks and most importantly acts but Jane, reminded me more of an orphan girl of the 19th century than a girl of her age. And I may understand why she uses such a fancy vocabulary, but still what teenager says naturally " I'll become habituated to it"??? And since I'm talking about vocabulary, if I read one more time the word coitus I might scream. Honestly! I don't care why they don't use the word "fuck" (it's explained), but reading sentences like "Go coitus yourself" made me want to bang my head in any wall available...
As you can guess, character wise, this wasn't my favorite story. And sadly, the character I didn''t like the most was the main heroine. At first, those things I mentioned were of minor importance. But later on the story, the way she acts is incomprehensible, to say the least. I mean a guy you barely know, who has treated you like crap the night before, starts acting way too crazy. And when I say crazy, believe me if a guy did those things to me I would have run screaming at the top of my lungs. But apparently, Jane thinks that's not too strange, so she let's him do whatever he wants to her. When things about his strange behavior are explained, Jane still, thinks that everything is okay, just because "(Lucky) was glorious and golden and he needed me". So just because someone is beautiful, we should let them do whatever they want to us. Honestly, I can't start listing all the wrongs in such a sentence...
As far as the plot is concerned, again everything fell flat for me. The paranormal element of the story could as well haven't been there... There was no reason. Dark Companion could just as well be a contemporary novel if you ask my opinion. And as for the mystery and the gothic atmosphere, again I failed to locate them. Unless I can count as gothic the crap Lucky is pulling on Jane and as mystery the reason behind his behavior. I just can't see anything else I'm afraid...
All in all, Dark Companion was a story that just wasn't the right one for me. There were some good elements in it, the best being the way Accosta described Jane's past, but those weren't enough to take my mind of all the things I didn't like and let me enjoy this book. I couldn't recommend it, but there are many readers out there who have enjoyed it, so trust your guts on this one :) (less)
I just loved,loved, loved The Red Headed Stepchild! Honestly, it was among the best urban fantasy books I picked in time and I just don't know what I...moreI just loved,loved, loved The Red Headed Stepchild! Honestly, it was among the best urban fantasy books I picked in time and I just don't know what I have been waiting for and haven't picked this series up sooner!
I just loved everything about this book! From the kick ass and smart heroine to the incredibly amusing demon-cat! The Red Headed Stepchild has just every single thing I want in a book. Fun and well developed characters, action packed scenes, humour and a romance that slowly builds up and promises to become that much better in the books to come.
I just love books about assassins and this one is no exception! Sabina is one amazing character, strong, independent and loyal even if that loyalty hearts her. Adam is plainly swoon-worthy and the romance between them is in exactly the right pace I want in my books. They don't fall head over heels for each other from the start of the story which in my book is always a good thing. It allows things to progress more slowly and that much better!
The world building is somewhat new, Wells adds some new elements in the already much used vampire mythos and I really liked those twists. The action scenes are well planned and even better delivered and I just loved how Sabina progresses as a character throughout the novel, from a total loner to a person who slowly starts opening up to the people or demon! surrounding her.
All in all, from the very first chapters of The Red Headed Stepchild, I just knew that I had in my hands a fabulous book, and by the end of it I just had found my next favourite series!The rest books of the series are already pre ordered and on their way home! A winner!(less)
UGH! I picked Magic Lost, Trouble Found through some recommendations on books similar to Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder. I read the premise, found it intriguing and bought the book. Now that I read it, I really want to scream at those people who actually found it similar in any way with Snyder's books. Where did they find the similarities??? Where?
Before anything else, let me state one thing beforehand. It's not that Magic Lost, Trouble Found was a bad book. Not by any means.It was a decent Fantasy title, just not one that I would ever like. So, my rating of this book, represents solely my likeness of the book and not if it was technically a good book or not. Cause technically, this is a good book, not a 5 star rating but a 3,5 or 4. But unfortunately, I couldn't bring myself to like it or care for the story at all.
I found myself really bored by the point I reached the 1/3 of the story and after that point, I just couldn't make myself care for the characters or the story, even when it started to pick up a little after the first half. I was really tired by all those strange names the author used for her universe and the complicate relationships between the characters. Truthfully, they weren't so complicated, but when you read almost 100 pages of who is who and what is everyone doing and how even secondary characters are placed exactly in the story, well that is bound to exhaust you a bit. Well, in my case it exhausted me more than a bit and in cost to the actual story of the book.
Another thing that bothered me a bit was the fact that the story was pure fantasy, set in a completely imaginative universe with clothing of past centuries and according technology while the language was full of slang and dialogues I couldn't possibly place in the same century. The setting and the language didn't exactly blend together harmonically.
Anyway, as I said, I picked this one based on the assumption that it would resemble Snyder's work, which it didn't in any way. And it's not the book's fault that I picked it up expecting something else entirely. But I did. And if it wasn't for that, I wouldn't ever come across this title or consider reading it. Cause it's not the book I usually pick and enjoy, so it wasn't so much of a surprise that I didn't like it. But as I said, technically, it's a good fantasy title, definitely worth picking if you are a fan of the genre, just keep in mind that you'll have to ignore any recommendations that suggest it is similar to Poison Study. Cause it's not. In any way.(less)
Maria V. Snyder just can't write a story that isn't amazing! Simple as that. This author is plainly brilliant and by each book of hers that I read she proves that over and over again. Scent of Magic is brilliant!
After reading and absolutely loving the first book in the Healer series, Touch of Power, Scent of Magic was among my most anticipated releases of 2012. And now that I read it, it seems that the time waiting for it to get published was well worth it. Scent of Magic just rocks!
Yeah, Kerrick and Avry weren't together apart from a few pages at the beginning and in the end, but still, I loved this book. I definitely missed the bickering between those two that added so much to the first story, but let's face the truth, even if they travelled together, the bickering would be much less considering the fact that they finally got together. And dividing the story in two, added way too many things on the whole plot. We got to learn so much more about Tohon's and Estrid's plans and many things became clearer, but still there are many answers to be given in the next book. As it is, I feel like I only got a glimpse of some things, like how and why both Death and Peace lilies interact the way they do with Avry. I just feel that there's more to it than simply because she's a healer and immune to their toxin.
Anyway, the story picks up immediately after the events of Touch of Power and Avry and Kerrick proceed in their own plans and paths until they finally meet again at the end of the book, where everything has changed for the worst. I mean that ending, just left me frustrated. Why oh why would you do this to us Maria??? To say that the end is a cliffhanger, would be an understatement. And not only because of the obvious thing that happens at the end, but also because of the implications of everything else that happens a few pages before... Oh, another long year of waiting...
All in all, Maria V. Snyder is one of my favorite fantasy authors out there, one of the few authors who write a fantasy novel exactly the way I like it. She's simply that gifted an author and her books are always an amazing journey to fantastic lands.(less)
I just love, love, love Jennifer Estep! Honestly, her work is plainly brilliant! I mean, I couldn't possibly believe that her Mythos Academy series could get any better, but Dark Frost proves me wrong! And I so enjoy to be proved wrong in this case!
Dark Frost, as the title indicates, gets a much darker tone compared to the previous two books of the series. And that is apparent from the very first chapters of this book. Honestly, I didn't expect for things to escalate so quickly in the story, but they did. And I so admire Estep for the way she progressed with her story that I don't have words to describe it.
In many cases, Dark Frost felt a lot for me like the Harry Potter series. There weren't any similarities, don't get me wrong. I just felt that this series takes slowly a much darker turn much like the Harry Potter series did after a point. The story becomes darker book by book, until the point of the final battle. I just have the feeling that the Mythos Academy will be one of those series, that book by book will get even better, even darker and even juicer until the final battle that will change the world.
Really, I won't say anything whatsoever about what happens in this book. Absolutely nothing. But believe me when I say, that as soon as you start reading Dark Frost there is no way you can put it down. So many things happen, in every aspect that will leave your mind reeling for days!
Dark Frost, is maybe my favorite book in the series so far, with everything that happens and the way the characters develop. Even when Gwen behaves in an unlikely way, I love the way she feels more real. All in all, Dark Frost, is just amazing! You will enjoy it as much as the previous two books in the series and then some more!(less)