I wish Ilona Andrews took up her story and made a companion series to the Kate Daniels. I'd love to read more from her POV....moreAh, Julie. Love that kid :)
I wish Ilona Andrews took up her story and made a companion series to the Kate Daniels. I'd love to read more from her POV. I'm still sniggering about the bit that Curran and Yu Fong at one place would make Kate's head explode :D Had a really, really good time, reading this short story (and that while waiting standing for an hour in a 8-metre queue. I crave more Julie, and more "dimwit"...cough, that is, Derek.
Is it just me, or do Dimitri and Rose seem less mature here? Had the same problem reading the snippet of Chapter 1 of Book 1 through Dimka's POV. Seem...moreIs it just me, or do Dimitri and Rose seem less mature here? Had the same problem reading the snippet of Chapter 1 of Book 1 through Dimka's POV. Seemed totally blown out and implausible... I'm confused. I loved the VA books when I read them in 10th grade. Here's to hoping it's just the snippets bothering me.(less)
Read only Alphas:Origins by Ilona Andrews, and it was quite good. a whole, independent story and world. I only rate it 3 * cause I gave Silent Blade 4...moreRead only Alphas:Origins by Ilona Andrews, and it was quite good. a whole, independent story and world. I only rate it 3 * cause I gave Silent Blade 4. Goodreads, when are the point-something's, like 3.8 coming?!(less)
Had my doubts about this book, it being a prequel, but it was really good. It's the story of how Gin learned her patiance and that "arrogance will get...moreHad my doubts about this book, it being a prequel, but it was really good. It's the story of how Gin learned her patiance and that "arrogance will get you every time", it featured the full set of sidekicks (even Bria and Owen) showing up more or less unexpectedly, the origin of "Gin, like the liquor" and several other references to the other books. But it also introduced a new set of characters and while the villain was annoyingly obvious, the two characters related to him/her were very intrigueing. The book also dealt with the possibility of killing an innocent person, which was a nice round up of the series. I especially liked the final chapter and thought it fitting. All in all, I think Estep fans will be quite happy with book 10, the last and, in a way - the first.(less)
Black is back, and he’s not kidding around. Nope. He may bark a lot, but he follows through with real bites.
First whole book to read on my new Kindle...moreBlack is back, and he’s not kidding around. Nope. He may bark a lot, but he follows through with real bites.
First whole book to read on my new Kindle and I gobbled it up in a couple of days (hey, the weather's fine, friends are home and I couldn't not go out). I was so into it I literally slept cuddled up with Daemon (you have a dirty mind - I fell asleep as I was swiping away pages, but a girl can insinuate, wishful thinking and all that).
What can I say, I so totally loved it. The book lived up to all expectations and jumped above. As much as I adore the previous instalments (there's little more sexy than the Kat and Daemon snarkytalk that dominated book 1), I couldn't give them the full set of stars because there were always those funny moments that felt just kind of... slightly forced, implausible considering the types of characters and their circumstances. A couple of times I thought something else would have been more ‘to the point’ so to speak, but there are no such harsh implausibilities in Origin which finally gave me the green light on the full constellation.
Getting really down and dirty into the story, don't fret, gals - there's a load of over six feet hotness going on, and our fave crazy couple is mostly sharing the lime light - they aren't separated for all that long. The sweetness/snarkiness/partnership going on between Kat and Daemon is out of this world, literally and metaphorically, and you wouldn’t believe the stuff they’d pull for and on each other. As for Daedalus, well, the things that you'll learn will disgust you (big, tasty brownie points to Miss Armentrout for villainous imaginatively. Yep, I really said that.). I loved the concept of the Origin – it was equal parts creepy and awe-inspiring, and totally not what I expected (spoiler alert, if you think it’s what will call the other Luxen to Earth as I did, I have to pat you too on the back, oh you misguided little thing). There’s a lot of mind-boggling truths and lies flying around at an amazing frequency, but the ass-kicking does not relent to the mind-boggles. The climactic action toward the end will have you singing “Viva, Las Vegas”, or maybe “Burn, baby, burn”.
Disclaimer: laughs, gasps, scoffs and swears are bound to permeate your thoughts and may even be expelled from your lips. It’s quite possible your teeth might fall out under the influence of so, SO many lovey-dovey scenes, even as hot as they are.
And I thought Opal ended on a hell of a cliffy... I mean, WTF, and that's not counting all the conflicting stuff right before the last page. To makes things even more interesting, at the beginning Daemon swears to burn down the world to get Kat back, and he quite managed to do so; at the end of Origin he swears again, and I’m telling you, that boy will end the series with an even bigger bang (can’t quite imagine how, but he will). Oh boy.
Soooooooooo… (big, watery, pleading eyes) when can I get the next one? (less)