I really enjoyed this one. I might have cried a little through some parts. lol Other's made me laugh out Loud and cause hubby to look at me f...more4.5 Stars
I really enjoyed this one. I might have cried a little through some parts. lol Other's made me laugh out Loud and cause hubby to look at me funny. I think this series is one of my favorites for Werewolves. I can't wait to read the next one. ;o)(less)
5 Stars baby !!! I laughed. I cried. I even wanted to shake a few characters. It was awesome! Great ending to the trilogy. However, I suspect another...more5 Stars baby !!! I laughed. I cried. I even wanted to shake a few characters. It was awesome! Great ending to the trilogy. However, I suspect another book with Archer and Sophie will be on the way.
I rated this one 4.5/5 Stars. I really, really liked it. I just wanted more from each story. Yes, you heard right. When I started reading this I did n...moreI rated this one 4.5/5 Stars. I really, really liked it. I just wanted more from each story. Yes, you heard right. When I started reading this I did not realize that it was made up of 5 Short Stories. They are all linked through a group called Safe Haven and The Society.
Recommend: I would recommend this book to those who enjoy Paranormal Romance such as Black Dagger Brotherhood and Midnight Breed Series. It had the same feel to it, but a different take on Vampires and Were's.
Instead of me breaking it down with likes and dislikes, I will just break down the stories a little for you. I really enjoyed all of them and they got better as they went on.
Story Number 1 : Brandon and Stacy (Bring out the fan so you don't over heat!)
* Brandon is one of the first Vampires. This reminded me of Wrath(BDB) and Lucan (midnight breed series). He falls for Stacy. * Stacy gets taken away and almost changed into a creature that can only come out at night. Brandon saves her with his blood. But she is (view spoiler)[tainted (hide spoiler)] at that point. She ends up becoming a (view spoiler)[tiger shifter (hide spoiler)]. Don't worry she saves his butt too in the end!
Story Number 2 : Jazz and Cherish (Think Cat and Bones)
* Jazz is (view spoiler)[God's Warrior (hide spoiler)]. He practically speaks to Him daily. * Cherish has her own secret to keep from Jazz. She ends up using this secret to protect and save Jazz several times. What can I say, the man fell in love with her after that!
Story Number 3 : Gabe and Taylor (Zsadist and Bella)
Story Number 4 : Dominic and Mika (Edward and Bella)
* Dominic was my favorite character in the stories. There was something about his background and how he acts that I couldn't help but fall in love with. I was really happy when I saw he had a story. * All you Edward and Bella lovers this story is right up your alley. However, Mika can(view spoiler)[ block or allow Dominic to hear her thoughts unlike Bella (hide spoiler)].
* This was my favorite Story out of the 5. You could not help but feel for both of these characters. I really don't want to say much because it will be better if you read it.
"Brandon eyed her closely, "I'm not going anywhere. I'm damnably durable, and I find I'm also incurably in love with you."
"How did you manage to get them to close down the club for this private party?" Caitlin asked, curious. "Well, I do make them a lot of money. So I asked and they laughed, so I mind zapped them." Caitlin looked horrified. "You did not!" "I did,..."
"Cherish defiled a monk."
"What are you doing?" Annabelle looked at her mother in exasperation. "I'm trying to get this stupid cake to look like it's a gift, instead of the insult against nature that it presently resembles."
"Dimitri scrubbed a hand over his face. Lord, he had forgotten what it was like arguing with a woman. They could back you into a corner from any direction, and you never knew which argument they were going to use, you only knew that you were going to lose."
I wished that all these stories had there own book dedicated to them. I wanted about 200 more pages per story.
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I had mixed feeling about this book. It was a little better than okay for me. It gained half a point just from the last half of the book alone. The fi...moreI had mixed feeling about this book. It was a little better than okay for me. It gained half a point just from the last half of the book alone. The first half was really rough. I loved the ideas overall, but the execution was not the best I have read nor the worst.
Okay to start off my review we shall have a demonstration. Please watch the clip below.
Okay now you give it a try. You know what I mean, stand up and whip that hair back and forth. Come on just a few minutes of this. You know you want to. Okay... Times up. Are you feeling a little dizzy maybe some neck strain? Well that was the feeling I was getting overall with this book. Mental Whiplash from trying to follow to many stories from two different points of view. It is really hard to pull that off effectively. I understood what the author was going for but I felt she lost the affect by skipping the details. I would start to get interested and Bam! She completes the thought with one sentence inside of sharing the entire scene.
* I enjoyed the Werewolf vs.(view spoiler)[ Vampire (hide spoiler)] twist. I really liked that Arien starts to visit(view spoiler)[ Pru (hide spoiler)] in her dreams. It felt kinda like Vampire Academy with Rose and Adrian. By the end of The Legacy of Kilkenny I wanted her to go with Arien. He at least seemed genuine with her. Let's face it(view spoiler)[ Oakley (hide spoiler)] is hiding something and I think I might know what it is. The twist my mind is taking.....
Points of Frustration:
*My biggest complaint was that I felt this was more of an outline then a book. She would start talking about how Pru and Abel were hanging out playing around and then all of the sudden they were driving home. We need some bonding here with the Characters.
*The second biggest complaint was switching points of view every other chapter. It just got too crazy, hence the whiplash.
* I mention earlier that I thought Abel was a weak character for me. He is suppose to be (view spoiler)[The Great Wolf (hide spoiler)] and the man/boy can't stand up for himself. tsk tsk.
This book wasn't horrible to read. The concept was really intriguing. I might read the next book in the series to see what happens with Pru, but I could careless about Abel. Oakley is just pissing me off.
I do have to thank Devyn Dawson and Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics group for giving me a copy in exchange for an honest review. I know it is not easy to write a book and so I give her props for being able to publish a piece of literature.
Okay this one was pushing 4 stars. I know I love Ilona Andrews. They are awesome and I love their Kate Daniels series along with the first two Edge se...more
Okay this one was pushing 4 stars. I know I love Ilona Andrews. They are awesome and I love their Kate Daniels series along with the first two Edge series. This one felt like I was walking through mud in the middle of the book. I mean I hardly take two month to get through a book and that's what this one took. Once I put it down I didn't want to pick it up for fear that I might be disappointed with the characters. I am happy to say that there is a HEA(Happily Ever After) for our lovely couple. I did love Audrey and Kaldar. I thought they complemented each other perfectly. It was part of the plot that did me in.
Forgive me Ilona Andrews for not loving this one! I promise I will try harder with the next one.
Still worth reading and I am looking forward to the next book in the series!(less)
A Good 2nd book -Crazy Roller coaster of emotions. You might get whiplash. 3.5/5 stars
Recommend: Young adult who enjoys books on werewolves. Adults wh...moreA Good 2nd book -Crazy Roller coaster of emotions. You might get whiplash. 3.5/5 stars
Recommend: Young adult who enjoys books on werewolves. Adults who want an in between book/easy read.
High points: *Bree can switch everything around and you will still like it. *Daniel remains a wonderful Boyfriend through to the end, but that doesn't mean you don't want to smack him every once and a while. *Most surprised with Brace. She really let the ball drop and put blinders on. *Finally we meet Gabriel! I was confused about him for most of the book.
Little issues: *the ride was crazier then expected. I almost put the book down. *Lying happened with about every character and it just got old. Lead to way too many heartbreaks. *Ending was a huge surprise, hope it will be righted in the next book.
Quotes: "If you let anger into your heart, it will push out your ability to love."
"I know there's still good in you, Jude," I whispered. "You were always such a saint...and now you're lost. But you're still my brother." (less)
Before I go any farther I have to say that I love this series and have re-read it tons of times. I am now finally getting around to posting a review o...moreBefore I go any farther I have to say that I love this series and have re-read it tons of times. I am now finally getting around to posting a review of this Great book and Amazing Series!
Warning: You may not be able to put this book down! Curran Addiction is a huge possibility!
Recommend: I recommend this to anyone who wants a Great Urban Fantasy or Paranormal Romance. It has enough for either of them. If you are looking for a Kick-Butt Female Character and a Sexy Alpha Male then look no farther!
Tons of Action and a dash of romance that adds to the flavor of the book. Yummy and deliciously filling.
We enter a "Whole New World" at the beginning of this book. Atlanta, Georgia (where the book takes place) and the rest of the world has suffered from a "magic apocalypse." We meet Kate Daniels right from the start. She is sitting at home enjoying her Boone's Farm Hard Lemonade. She gets a surprise visit from a Vampire who is being piloted by Ghastek, a Master Vampire. Kate is not happy having an undead in her house and shows her love by slicing it's throat open. Yes, she did that while she was sitting down. Ghastek proceeds to inform her that the man who helped raise her, Greg, has been murdered. For this information he asks for her help in solving the murder since one of his own was also killed off. We then get to watch as Kate wrestles her way into solving this murder to get revenge and closer for Greg. In the process she gains his home and more "power words." It seems that Atlanta's Shifters seem to be caught up in this mess as well. The Beast Lord himself, Curran, asks to meet with her and wants the same cooperation that the Vampires do. The stage is set and the players are let loose. It is a fight to the end to see who will come out on top and who is guilty of murder.
*Kate Daniels is one of my fav. female characters of all time. Her past is so messed up it is amazing she turned out decent at all. She is a fighter as she has been raised to be, by her mothers "lover."
*Curran is the ultimate sexy male in this book series and rivals many in other series in my opinion. He is the Alpha over all the shifters in the region. He shifts into a mighty, mighty lion. [image error]
"Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty"
"It's a reflex. Hear a bell, get food. See an undead, throw a knife. Same thing, really."
"Why a raven?" To honor my father." The writing under it, is that Cyrillic?" Yes." What does it say?" Dar Vorona. Gift of the Raven. I am my father's gift" The raven is holding a bloody sword." I never said it was a nice gift."
"Men and swords. My father said that if you put any able-bodied man, no matter how peaceful, into a room with a sword and a practice dummy and leave him alone, eventually the man would pick up the sword and try to stab the dummy. It is human nature."
"He finished the bandage and was examining it critically. “You know those things are unreliable”. His voice held just a touch of reproach. “Eleven out of twelve work fine. I’d say that’s better chances than getting an orgasm with a blind date and women still try”. (less)
Positives: *Original ideas about Vampire's and Hunter's. New take from a teen's view. *Dru is a capable character that has her up's an...moreGreat New Series!!
Positives: *Original ideas about Vampire's and Hunter's. New take from a teen's view. *Dru is a capable character that has her up's and down's but learns that she can handle herself and help take care of Graves as well. *Graves is an interesting character so far. Orphaned but book smart, he is learning about Dru's world at a fast pace and keeping up. *Plenty of action once the character's and the plot is on a role. A little romance is tossed in just to spice it up. *Christophe is my fav. male character in the series. Can't help but love him and be terrified at the same time. Great addition.
Negatives: *I got weighed down with all the background. *A lot of repeating of phrases or scenes. I understood why they were there, but I just skimmed them to get back to where it left off. *Ending was abrupt, but next book made up for it.
"Better to be strong than pretty and useless."
"His shoulder bumped mine again. "Can I ask you something?"
I didn't answer. He was going to ask me anyway. People don't say that if they don't want to pry something out of you."
"I guess since the groin is the center of a guy's world, he rarely guesses it isn't the center of yours."
"You're not dead. You're too goddamn annoying to be dead."
"I searched for something witty to say, settled for bare honesty. "I want to pee."
"I've been bitten, beat up, tied to a bed, James Bonded out, and now you finish off by choking a goddamn teacher!"
"Why can't I have a normal girlfriend?" he asked the air over his head. "I finally meet someone I like and she turns out to be crazy."
"The smell of apple pies didn't quite fill the house, but it was there, a thread under everything else. It was kind of hard to take Christophe seriously when he smelled like baked goods. I wondered if other djampjir smelled like Hostess Twinkies and sniggered to myself." (less)
Love: *New take on Vamps. They can only make so many vamps a year and those vamps are part of House's/Families. *M...more1st book in one of my favorite series.
Love: *New take on Vamps. They can only make so many vamps a year and those vamps are part of House's/Families. *Merit becomes a vamp against her will, which is unheard of,to save her life. *Ethan is a guy every girl would love to spare with!!!! *Great Chemistry, plenty of action and the story never slows down. *beware, you might want to buy a katana. lol
"You’re crude.” I’m crude?” You just offered to make me your whore.” To be the Consort of a Master vampire is an honor, Initiate, not an insult.” It’s an insult to me. I’m not going to be your—anyone’s—sexual outlet. When that . . . happens for me, when I meet him, I want partnership. Love. You don’t trust me enough for the former, and I’m not even sure you’re capable of the latter."
"Well?” “Well, what?” I waved a hand at the room. “Start genuflecting. Let’s see some knee action.” “You’re serious.” I lifted my brows. He responded in kind, but finally nodded his head, then walked between the couches. He dropped to one knee, then held out his hands.
“I’m monumentally sorry for the pain and humiliation that I caused you and your—” “Both knees.” “Pardon?” “I’d prefer to see both knees on the ground. I mean, if you’re going to grovel, be the best groveler you can, right?"
"He's twenty-nine. And what did you think he was going to look like?" She shrugged. "You know-old. Grizzled. Long white beard. Scruffy robes. Loveable, smart, a little absent minded." I bit back a grin. " I said 'sorcerer,' not 'Dumbledore.' So he's hot. It could be worse." (less)
And that's when Anna realized that what the wolf had been asking Bran for was death. Impulsively, Anna stepped away from Charles. She put...moreFav. Quotes:
And that's when Anna realized that what the wolf had been asking Bran for was death. Impulsively, Anna stepped away from Charles. She put a knee on the bench she'd been sitting on and reached over the back to close her hand on Asil's wrist, which was lying across the back of the pew. He hissed in shock but didn't pull away. As she held him the scent of wilderness, of sickness, faded. He stared at her, the whites of his eyes showing brightly while his irises narrowed to small bands around his black pupil. "Omega," he whispered, his breath coming harshly."
"Bran was stripping her futon down to the bare mattress when she entered her apartment. It was sort of like watching the president mowing the White House lawn or taking out the trash." (less)
Great addition to the Chicagoland Vampire Series. I don't know if she can get better than this book. It had everything in it, love, betrayal, action,...moreGreat addition to the Chicagoland Vampire Series. I don't know if she can get better than this book. It had everything in it, love, betrayal, action, mystery, and rage. Really everything you want in a book all under one cover.
Highlights: -Merit and Ethan become a thing!!!!!!!Unfortunatly, it only last for a day. Very sad but I am hoping for more in the next book. -Gabriel the leader of the shifters comes to town to ask the pack to stay or go. Great debate....Merit and Ethan's services are on loan... -Ethan's old flame shows up after Merit and Ethan brake up.Not good for self esteem but all gather around Merit to show their support.
"You undo me, Merit. Wholly and completely. You don't take me at my word. You challenge me at every opportunity. And that means when I'm with you, I am less than the head of this House...and I am more than the head of this House. I am a man." He stroked my cheeks with his thumbs. "In my very, very long life, I need you more than I have ever needed anything."
"He paused, then tapped a finger against the box. “This is a wish,” he said quietly, “that even after four hundred years of existence, a man can be strong enough to accept the gifts he’s given.” “Ethan—,” I began, but he shook his head. “I’m prepared to wait for a positive response.” “That’s going to take a while.” Ethan lifted a single eyebrow, a grin lifting one corner of his mouth. “Sentinel, I am immortal."
"Lindsey patted my arm. “Don’t be embarrassed. It’s about time you two made the beast with two backs.” I had to work to form words. “There are so many things wrong with that statement, I don’t know where to start."(less)