Just as the story was getting really good it ended all too soon. This story is told from Edward's P.O.V. but it's almost like you are reading a totallJust as the story was getting really good it ended all too soon. This story is told from Edward's P.O.V. but it's almost like you are reading a totally different story. I loved what I read so far, I just need more!...more
**spoiler alert** I had a lot of expectations when it came to the story of John Mathew and Xhex. This book did not disappoint. Initially when I was fi**spoiler alert** I had a lot of expectations when it came to the story of John Mathew and Xhex. This book did not disappoint. Initially when I was first introduced to Xhex, I wasn't too sure if I liked her. I like tough chicks, but to me she almost seemed too hard. I really liked the softer side of her that came out in this book. The few times she did cry, I found myself feeling the same things she was feeling and the moments she shared herself with John Mathew and vice versa was incredible. Learning more about her history and how she came to be, made me like her even more. I was so happy when Xhex got away from Lash and John Mathew found her and she didn't refuse his help like I thought she would (that kind of tortured love bit can get really tiring). Surprisingly her life started out with Darius and Tohr and made crazy sense in where destiny has now taken her. Through all those surprising twists and turns to both her and John Mathews story, I felt more confident in their mating. Still a few questions on what exactly is going on with John Mathew, but the ending was very nicely wrapped (instead of just leaving me hanging). It was definitely a more complete story (beginning, middle, and ending) than a lot of the other books that I have read. I can now wait calmly for the next book instead of feeling like I need to read it now, because there was just too much left over. John Mathew is definitely now one of my favorite Brothers (even though he may not be one yet). I am glad that Tohr and John Mathew have repaired their relationship as well. It was also nice to see both Tohr and Z come to Xhex's defense when it came to John Mathew having trouble understanding where Xhex's head was at after she rescued herself from Lash. Sometimes it takes people having gone through similar situations in order for them to help others understand what those people are going through. I was happy when John Mathew finally understood that and let Xhex have her moment when it came to killing Lash. Their teamwork at that moment was truly amazing and helped them both get what they needed...closure. Their mating ceremony fit them perfectly. Things are finally going right for both of them....more
This was a very short story. Not as good as it could have been. The story was kind of cute, but should not have been allowed to be a stand alone in thThis was a very short story. Not as good as it could have been. The story was kind of cute, but should not have been allowed to be a stand alone in the Anita Blake series. Should have been part of some sort of anthology. Questions from the previous book went unanswered and new characters were introduced without all the usual flare that comes with LKH character introductions. If this book went unread in the series, the reader would not miss much of anything. In my opinion, a forgettable story and not likely to be read again....more
This was my first book read about angels and I can't wait for the second one. Despite the somewhat depressing but stunningly beautiful cover, there weThis was my first book read about angels and I can't wait for the second one. Despite the somewhat depressing but stunningly beautiful cover, there were parts of the book that were absolutely hilarious. The book did leave me with alot of unanswered questions, especially surrounding the books 2 male lead characters. ...more
Disappointing read, in my opinion, for Anita Blake fans. There are a few reasons I make this statement...
1. The book was not as long as other Anita BlDisappointing read, in my opinion, for Anita Blake fans. There are a few reasons I make this statement...
1. The book was not as long as other Anita Blake books in the series. I guess I was just expecting alot more after the bomb that the last book, Flirt was. 2. Too much detailed description given when it was completely unnecessary. LKH re-describes past events with too much detail when Anita Blake fans should remember them well enough without all the extra descriptions. I ended up glossing over quite a few sections that I didn't feel like I needed to re-read in order to remember what happened. 3. Not enough action packed scenes for Anita. The most action she has(besides all the sex) happens in a gym with her bodyguards while working out. What happened to all the gun-slinging and knife-throwing while chasing the bad guys? What plot there was ultimately ends up going no-where. 4. Anita had always had these values/morals that I appreciated. Lines that she had for a long time stated throughout the series that she repeatedly said she would never cross. Well, she crossed all of those lines in this book. 5. The vampire politics are now just really confusing. I thought I had a pretty good handle on all the political issues they have, but now I can't even keep track anymore of what's a good thing or a bad thing.
Now for the upside (really theres only 1)...
1. Richard isn't being such an idiot (there are much stronger negative words to use for how his behavior has been in the past).
Anita is becoming more powerful, which is good, but like they say 'with great power comes great responsibility' (or something to that effect), well this power is making Anita more sexually responsible for a lot more people (I mean really doesn't she have enough men and now a woman already). I will of course continue with the series in the hopes that LKH does get back on track with the Anita that I miss. I am not even sure what there is to look forward to in the next book....more
I liked this prequel to the Soul Screamers series. It gives a good insight into the main charater's personality and what the basis of the series is abI liked this prequel to the Soul Screamers series. It gives a good insight into the main charater's personality and what the basis of the series is about. Although not necessary to read before reading the first book, (since this is more of a short story) it is definitely advisable.
This book definitely had all of my emotions running on overload. I was crying by page 15. The story is very original with alot of unexpected turns andThis book definitely had all of my emotions running on overload. I was crying by page 15. The story is very original with alot of unexpected turns and twists in the plot. The ending was a complete shock....more