I really like the world Alexandra Ivy has created for her Sentinels series. It is a fantastic world, full of adventure, intrigue4.5 stars
I really like the world Alexandra Ivy has created for her Sentinels series. It is a fantastic world, full of adventure, intrigue and great characters that I am looking forward to revisit.
Since it had been almost exactly an year since I read Born in Blood, I had a bit of a hard time remembering it's story and the world's particulars. I did glimpse at the previous book, but Blood Assassin did a pretty good job in getting me situated and back into the thick of things.
Fane and Serra's story is alluded to in Born in Blood and I really enjoyed getting to know these two better in Blood Assassin. I really love the ratio of smex, romance and action in The Sentinels series, it feels like the perfect balance for a PNR.
Fane is sexy as hell and Serra is a great, strong heroine. Their relationship is years in the making and when it is finally time for them to be together it is combustible.
Great addition to a very promising series! Cannot wait for more!...more
If I had to write a review with only one word, it would be BRILLIANT! Light My Fire is hysterically funny, sexy and action-packed, everything I absolutely love in a great Paranormal Romance novel.
I readily admit I was very nervous going into Light My Fire. It has been 2 years since the last Dragon Kin novel and I was worried I was going to be completely lost. I also admit, I read the blurbs of the previous novels just to help myself remember the names of the characters. That really helped and honestly, it wasn't very necessary. Aiken does a superb job in helping the reader get re-acclimated with the world and vast number of characters.
Despite clearly being a transitional novel, getting us ready for a huge war, Light My Fire doesn't feel like one. The adventure and heartbreak we go through is incredible and I loved every single moment of it.
If you enjoy your PNR sexy, epic and hilarious this is the series for you! I hope the Dragon Kin series goes on for a long time!...more
Another awesome addition to a series that has quickly become a stop-everything-I'm-doing-to-read-it series. I absolutely adore the characters and the plot is always so well crafted that I can't help but be sucked right in, until the very last page.
Deadly Obsession is another lovely example of how suspenseful thrillers work so much better when you care for the characters and I care so much about all these characters!
I really don't wanna ruin a single second of your reading experience, but let me just say, if you love thrillers, suspense and that special touch of romance, this is definitely the series for you!...more
A Thriller series with Romance? I am SO in!!! I just love Maggie Shayne's Brown and De Luca series. I really enjoy seeing both title characters grow so much and learn so much from each other and each other's families.
Innocent Prey is another thrill ride that I refuse to spoil to any mystery/thriller lover like. Suffice to say that it is awesome and makes you wanna have the next one in your hands as soon as possible.
Not only does Shayne write such compelling protagonists, but the secondary characters are just as exciting to get to know and the mystery is edge of the seat stuff.
Innocent Prey is another home run for Maggie Shayne is my book!...more
I always looking for new Mystery/Thriller novel or series to sink my teeth in to, so when I saw this one on Netgalley I had to check it out!
I am on the fence about how I feel after reading this book. On one hand the mystery was very interesting and kept me guessing for a good while.
On the other hand, the book dragged a bit for me and whilst the forum conversations were very much part of the story most of the time, sometimes they just felt like fillers.
I also feel that the author fell in the "tell instead of showing" trap. Most of the action and dialogues were told in the third person while looking back when the characters were already on their way to doing something else, which made the book drag even more.
All in all, Can Anybody Help Me, was an ok book and it was a better mystery.
When I decided to read Born in Blood, I wasn't very open to new series. But, I had been dying to try a novel by Alexandra Ivy since I met her at AAD a few years ago. I still plan on trying her Guardians of Eternity series, but since this is Book 1 of a new series, I felt more inclined to give it a shot first.
I am SO freaking glad I did! I was very pleasantly surprised by how awesome Born in Blood is. Not only is the world building is quite original, a hard feat in Paranormal Romance nowadays, but the story of Duncan and Callie is a perfect balance of smexy and action-packed. Everything I always want in a PNR series.
I am definitely looking forward to more books in The Sentinels series and I plan to check out the Guardians of Eternity series ASAP. If you love PNR as much as I do, please check out Born in Blood, you won't regret it!...more
I confess, I am utterly obsessed with Mystery/Thriller/Pol. Procedural series. Danielle from ALPHA Reader got me hooked on Karin Slaughter and the resI confess, I am utterly obsessed with Mystery/Thriller/Pol. Procedural series. Danielle from ALPHA Reader got me hooked on Karin Slaughter and the rest as they say, was history. Between paranormal novels and catching up with my beloved series, I find myself in search of new serial killery new series and lo and behold, Netgalley came to the rescue with Hangman. Obviously, I had to read the first book in the Absalom Kearney series, Black Irish, first. Thanks G-d I loved it! I really enjoy a fish out of water story and Absalom is a fascinating fish to watch while she tries relentlessly to swim against the prejudicial current. Did I go too far with the analogy? Sorry lol In Hangman Abbie is still that fish, maybe a little less so than in Black Irish, but she is still fighting against the fact that she is not seen as one of them. All this in a little town in yhe state of New York that probably has more Irish people than Ireland :) I love me a great psychological/serial killer story with heart and this is exactly what Stephan Talty delivers in this this fantastic sequel. Abbie is such a lovable character that I just wanted to grab a beer with her and hear her rant all night. I absolutely adored Hangman and I really hope Stephan Talty keeps telling Abbie's story. If you love Mystery/Thrillers like I do, this is definitely a series to watch!...more
I love how Allison Brennan does Mystery/Thrillers, so when I realized she was starting a brand new series with a new heroine, I jumped on the chance to read it =)
Brennan writes such great female leading characters and Max is no exception. I enjoyed how she is not really involved directly with the police, but she is actually an investigative reporter, which is more a hindrance than an asset when someone close to her dies unexpectedly and Max has to return to her home town and deal with all the crap she had thought she left behind.
Notorious is a fabulous start to a series that has a lot of great potential. If you enjoy Mystery/Thrillers this is definitely one book you should check out!...more
I am in such a Thriller\Mystery right now that I am digging through the web trying to find more and more series to dig into. That is how my Urban Fantasy obssession started years ago and like it, I don't see this newest obssession ending anytime soon.
Cruising through Netgalley, I came upon Wake to Darkness and when I saw it was from Maggie Shayne, a Thriller author I have enjoyed before, I had to have it.
Of course, my OCD didn't allow me to read Wake to Darkness before reading the previous novel, Sleep With the Lights On and the previous Novella, Dream of Danger. I did, loved them and will be revieweing them next, I promise.
But now, let's get back to the novel at hand. Wake to Darkness is a great follow up for this series and I personally felt that it was an improvement of the ones before, and I really liked them too.
I do recommend reading these in order, since the mystery in Wake to Darkness is directly related to the events in Sleep With the Lights On. I promise you won't regret it!
I am in love with Brown and De Luca. Not only is Rachel De Luca a great heroine, but is a bit of unusual one as well, which I love! She is cranky, annoying and obnoxious at times, but Maggie Shayne does some crazy literary magic and makes her lovable nonetheless. I love Rachel's back story. She was blind for most of her life, but got her eyesight back in the first novel of the series. I love following her and how she sees the world as if for the first time, it's exhilerating!
Mason Brown is a great hero as well, quite imature emotionally, but so is Rachel and I do see a lot of potential for them both.
The mystery is thrilling and don't worry, it does not take a back seat to the romance at all.
I hope we get more books in this new series by Maggie Shayne, because I am utterly hooked!...more