wow. I laughed. I cried (a lot) and I cheered too! This was everything I hoped it would be and a lot more to. Anna and Kai go from strength to strengtwow. I laughed. I cried (a lot) and I cheered too! This was everything I hoped it would be and a lot more to. Anna and Kai go from strength to strength in this instalment and their love knows no bounds. Such a thrilling and inspirational book and not anything like any air-headed paranormal romances out there.
There is so much more meaning to this book than a lot of others in it's genre and though the part before the end wrenched my heart out and had me in tears, the actual ending more than made up for it. My god. This was well worth the wait.
I'm not gonna post any spoilers so I'll not say much more on here but there are numerous twists, turns and jaw dropping moments. How on earth is Wendy gonna top this?...more
This couldn't have ended the series more perfectly if Sarah had tried. Though I feel like I've been through the emotional wringer and like someones shThis couldn't have ended the series more perfectly if Sarah had tried. Though I feel like I've been through the emotional wringer and like someones shot my soul to pieces with a magical shotgun. But hey, it was worth it.
I swear I cried myself dry at one part in particular, and I mean full on sobbing, not just a few tears escaping. I sounded like I was having a breakdown! On the flip side of this I was laughing out loud for a lot of the book too, because the dialogue between Kami, Jared, Ash and Co was so bloody funny! I can't write too much for fear of posting spoilers but it was an amazing ending and I wasn't disappointed.
Miss Brennan has an amazing talent for writing funny, dramatic, heart-wrenching and beautiful stories that stay with you long after the final page has been turned. I can't wait to discover what she brings out next....more
Eeeeeek! It's over and now I have to say a sad goodbye Mr Maddox. Who will I fantasize about now?! :( Focusing on the positives though this installmenEeeeeek! It's over and now I have to say a sad goodbye Mr Maddox. Who will I fantasize about now?! :( Focusing on the positives though this installment rocked! There was just the right balance of romance, peril, laughter, action and creepy evil vamps to make this perfect.
As usual this is a very character centered novel and Lily is a very easy character to relate to. She's funny, emotional, tough and her character is so well written it feels like she reaches out to you from the page so that you can almost feel what she's feeling. My heart almost tore in two during one certain scene with William (I won't post exactly what as I don't want to spoil anything for those who haven't read it)
Other characters make a re-appearance and it was great to see how well Christian and Nicole were doing as well as meeting all the new characters that were introduced with the visits to London and Ireland. And in addition to all the lovely characters I've grown to love there was also a certain moo-cow introduced that reminded me strongly of someone I know. Seriously, the similarities scared me. If you can get through this book without hating Judy Lynn then you're stronger than I am.
Though this was a very emotional novel it was not without some pretty funny lighthearted scenes and I will never be able to do a jigsaw puzzle again without thinking of this book and doubling up with laughter. You will cry, you will laugh you will go awwwwwwww but ultimately you'll reach the end and probably be suffering William Maddox withdrawal symptoms. sniffle. Fantastic end to the series. Whatever Jennifer writes next I will be reading! ...more
What a way to start a book and with Lucy as the voice too. Ah I do love Lucy :) This series is awesome and despite it being about a much used and abusWhat a way to start a book and with Lucy as the voice too. Ah I do love Lucy :) This series is awesome and despite it being about a much used and abused subject in literature, Alyxandra Harvey has managed to keep this vampire tale fresh and unique and with a witty modern twist. Having said that, despite the humour, there are some pretty intense and emotional scenes that tugged on my heartstrings so bad I was close to tears and I truly felt for Lucy, Nicholas and Solange, whom all take centre stage in this instalment.
The only thing I could say I found fault with was that despite the fact the book was a good 300 or so pages there wasn't as much ground covered as in the previous books, though I suspect this is because it's leading up the next one where, judging by the ending of this one, all hell will break loose (probably literally!) As for the ending itself, well I have this thing for cliffhangers...they make me go crazy waiting for the next in the series! In this case however I'll have to forgive Ms Harvey since I love this series so much and I'll just have to wait patiently for the next in the series :-) well, sort of patiently.
Anyway, if you like vampires, but are bored of the usual stuff out there then give this series a go. But don't start with this book, that would be silly. Start with Hearts at Stake (or My Love Lies Bleeding, as it's known as here in the UK) and then work your way through. I guarantee you'll be hooked by the end of book one. Epic read! ...more
I hadn't read any male/male romance or erotica before and I wasn't sure really what to expect. Honestly, I can't say I'm a huge fan of the bedroom sceI hadn't read any male/male romance or erotica before and I wasn't sure really what to expect. Honestly, I can't say I'm a huge fan of the bedroom scenes, maybe it just isn't my thing. That isn't against the author or against anything else either, just didn't appeal to me a lot. You may therefore be wondering why it got four out of five? Simply put, the emotional romantic side coupled with the incredible Faerie/Vampire story was amazing!
I enjoyed reading about Azrael's past and about his developing relationship with Ash, despite the obstacles that they both have to overcome in order to get there and it made a change seeing a male/male romantic relationship develop in such challenging circumstances. Among all the usual conventional romances out there, it really stands out. As well as romance, there is no shortage of action, peril and danger as war is set to be unleashed on the Lost Realm, with Ash at the centre of the conflict.
I think after reading this I will definitely read the sequel at some point simply to find out what happens next. There is so much potential for this series to take flight to greater heights and there's so much that could be explored in future books and so much I want to know about Ash's and Azrael's world. Finally, I have to admit I stumbled on this book by accident but clearly that's the best way to find some books, if you love your romance and your faerie or vampire tales, give this book a go! :-)...more
I would like to start by thanking F.A. Hershey for the chance to review this book in exchange for an honest review. I would also like to say that thouI would like to start by thanking F.A. Hershey for the chance to review this book in exchange for an honest review. I would also like to say that though this book had some interesting ideas though I didn't take to it as much as I would like, which I will go into in more depth once I've given a synopsis:
'Sixteen-year-old Julia finds herself leaving her London life behind to move with her parents to the Amazon jungle. A native descendant, she becomes familiarized with her own roots for the first time in her life. However, she never imagines she is about to discover much more than her own past but also just how crowded our little planet is'
I had a few issues with this book and I hate to write anything negative, but I won't write a false review and compromise my integrity as an reviewer, otherwise I may as well not be reviewing. The first issue I had was the writing. Now, I make mistakes with my grammar and spelling as much as the next person but then again, I don't have an editor so I think myself and my other fellow reviewers can be excused to some degree. However, there are a lot in this book, and I mean a lot. Nearly all the books I've read have had one or two in that make me chuckle a little bit, but some of the errors in this confused me some what. Even so, I could probably ignore spelling mistakes, if it were not the sentence structure that annoyed me a bit too, and the way things tended to jump around a lot. I think with a good editing these sorts of errors could easily have been avoided, so it's a shame that I've had to drop my rating partially based on that fact.
The other problem I had was the lack of detail and explanation. From what I gathered from the story I understood most of it but some elements seemed to far out there with no explanation that it just didn't make sense. For example,certain characters were supposedly aliens (so to speak) but why would they chose to come to earth and why would there be people chosen to have powers like them? I just couldn't wrap my head around it completely.
The characters, for the most part were OK. I liked Julia though I found her a little contradictive. One moment she's helpless, the next she suddenly understands everything and doesn't question a thing. This is a thing that annoys me with characters; when they have a life changing event and they just cope, with very little urging or adjustment (I can't write much more about that without posting spoilers) The other characters, such as Lola, I loved to pieces. I thought she was genuine, pretty funny and such a good friend for the main character. Gabriel was an awesome love interest and hey, he sounded very nice too, and played a part that was a lot bigger than rescuing the damsel in distress, which made a nice change.
The actual idea of the story was really good. The powers that Julia developed were different, fascinating and it would have been interesting to see how they developed further, and to see how well she learned to use them. There were a few holes in the plot and I think the ending could have been a bit more descriptive as the events were stretched across two places and I didn't get to see what happened in the other place, which by the sounds of it, all the exciting things seemed to happen. If I'm honest, and I always like to be, this has the potential to be a good YA book. It has the characters, a decent plot and a pretty good cliff-hanger/unexpected ending. The only thing stopping it from being so is a lot more revision, some rewriting of events and a few tweaks to the characters and background info. I'm not saying I'll run out and get the next book in the series, but I will give it a go in order to find out how the story progresses. ...more
I'll start by saying that, unlike a few reviews I've read, I love the ending! I loved the fact it was more about Dru than about the boys in the book,I'll start by saying that, unlike a few reviews I've read, I love the ending! I loved the fact it was more about Dru than about the boys in the book, as a result the ending was unexpected and left room for more books in the future, even if it does leave you a little surprised. For the most part, all the ends are tied up and there are some fantastic twists and turns, with some truly heartbreaking moments that had me near tears.
There were some unusual events that crept up sneakily and quite literally made my jaw drop and I was more than impressed with Dru in this book. She's changed so much and it was weird in a sense having her follow her own instincts instead of being told what to do. Yes, Graves and Christophe play a big part, but in the end Dru is the one who shines and it was brilliant finding out what made her so different from previous Svetocha. Not anything I would have imagined in any stretch of the imagination.
The big question though is...do we find out what 'Dru' is short for? Well I'm not telling you if you do or not. Whether your happy with the ending or not, there is no denying that this is an incredible fantasy/paranormal story that draws on some truly interesting ideas and legends of creepy supernatural beings. I certainly wouldn't want to exist in Dru's world....more
First of all I'd like to say a big thank you to Cyndi for asking me to review this for her, it's always an honour to be asked :-) As usual I'll start mFirst of all I'd like to say a big thank you to Cyndi for asking me to review this for her, it's always an honour to be asked :-) As usual I'll start my review with a brief, spoiler-free synopsis: Lindsey waters is on a date when tragedy strikes and she is killed in a car accident, but for Lindsey, this is only the beginning. Soon after her death a very handsome Scot names Aiden appears who tells her he is there to transport her to heaven. But as Lindsey and Aiden spend more time together and their attraction grows, Lindsey finds herself resisting the lure of heaven itself in order to be with him. Can love really be strong enough to transcend the boundaries of life and death?
If your reading the above and thinking it sounds to similar to other supernatural and paranormal love stories then you couldn't be more wrong. Between takes all of the elements that are needed for a good romance and has a twist of it's own. The idea of a transporter is a fascinating thing to me, after all, how can we be expected to die and immediately know where to go? The answer? We can't. Therefore it'd be nice to have a guide, and that is what Aiden is. This story does not start gently and I was taken aback a little (in a good way) by the beginning because I did not see it coming at all, which is weird, because I knew that Lindsey was dead from the start because of the synopsis. In relation to that however, I will confess that the story goes a little slow just before the middle, but this soon picks up again and it wasn't much of an issue at all. There's also a massive twist half way through that I honestly didn't see coming, and my jaw literally dropped because it was the last thing I was expecting!
I really really loved the all the trips to various times and places (although I won't say too much because I don't want to spoil anything) through the eyes of both Lindsey and Aiden. To me this made the whole afterlife seem much more adventurous and having the ability to look back at things is a fascinating concept, especially when considering the fact you may notice different things while looking at something you've already experienced (again I will say no more, I shall spoil nothing!)
Ultimately this is a romance with an historical twist and if your a Scottish fan (or if your an eighth Scottish like me) you will be drawn in by the Scottish history and landscape just like I was. If your not a Scottish fan, then it really doesn't matter because this is a truly enchanting story and not to be missed in any way, shape or form. And as for Aiden himself, well I think I fell for him, every girl in the world young or old dreams of finding a man who is that devoted, loyal and romantic and Aiden is all that and more *swoons while typing* I challenge any woman reading this, not to want Aiden, I really do!
In summary, I loved this novel. Cyndi has created a very imaginative and original world that has no bounds or limits, I have to admit, I would never have imagined an afterlife like this. Romantic, pacey and with several jaw-dropping twists, I think all readers will be left longing for the next in the series. Amazing book!...more
I have to thank Net Galley for allowing me to read this book ahead of release and I have to thank Aimee for writing another incredible book (I was verI have to thank Net Galley for allowing me to read this book ahead of release and I have to thank Aimee for writing another incredible book (I was very very very impressed!). Not only does the plot, romance, action and characters kick ass; it features one of my favourite character crushes. Henry is simply swoon-worthy!
I'm going to keep this succinct and spoiler free since it isn't released for a while yet, and I don't want to spoil it for other fans of the Goddess Test books. Simply put, it rocks. Picking up six months after the end of the previous book, Kate is back in the underworld and a little worried since Henry appears to be a bit distant and then all hell breaks loose before she can figure out what's wrong. The story moves quickly and it was great to be introduced to some new characters, though I wanted to kick a certain someone a few times (you'll see what I mean when you read it)
There were some truly scary parts to this and as someone who has read several books involving the Titans and Greek gods, I have to admit I have never seen a Titan described this way and I was more than impressed with Aimee's inventiveness and originality. It's hard to put an original twist on a age old idea, but she's managed it brilliantly. I can't say much more without spoiling things but I will say that when you read this be prepared for a roller-coaster of a novel, filled with fights, laughs, tears, romance and action right through until the end. And OMG, that cliffhanger! I'm sorry but I must say it again...OMG that cliffhanger!...more
Wow! If I were to sum this book up in one word, the word WOW would be it. I know I've found a good book when I reach the end and number one; I wish itWow! If I were to sum this book up in one word, the word WOW would be it. I know I've found a good book when I reach the end and number one; I wish it wasn't ending and number two; I never saw that ending coming. Before I go into a long-winded babble I'll give a bit of a brief summary of the plot, for those who are wondering.
Kate Winters is a High-School student who moves to the small town of Eden after her mother is told she is dying of cancer. Kate isn't there long when she finds herself the victim of a prank and as a result ends up making a deal with a mysterious boy named Henry who claims he is the Lord of the Underworld. Given the option to prolong her mother's life, Kate agrees to stay with Henry for 6 months and be tested. If she passes she will become immortal, if she fails, well I'm not even going to go into that on here...you can read it for yourself :-)
Anyway now that my summary is out of the way I can honestly say that I haven't read such a well written and flawless book in ages! Most books will have at least one or two plot holes that will drive you nuts, but this one didn't seem to have any. Every little detail, the plot, the characters, when events were mentioned, when truths were revealed, they all happened at the right place and time to make this a truly magical and surprising story. There wasn't any way to guess the ending and some of the things that were unveiled as the novel progressed made my jaw drop in shock.
The characters were so realistic I could almost imagine them in the room with me. Kate was such a likable and honest character that no matter what she did it was impossible to do anything but really feel for her cheer her on and her relationship with Henry was one of the most beautifully told I have ever read, and I have read a lot of romances. The other characters were also equally important, in fact there isn't a way that the story could have continued right to the end without them, it simply could have fallen apart and you'll see why if you follow my advice and read this.
As for the ending, well don;t get me started. I never could have seen it coming in a million years. I loved it, in more ways than one and yet I still can't wait until the next in the series. I just want to know what happens next and I am now impatiently awaiting it's release. I don't usually beg, but please release it soon! Anyway, Amazing, simply amazing!...more
I've read quite a few books with angels and demons in them so it takes something special to really sparkle and stand out for me. This book did just t I've read quite a few books with angels and demons in them so it takes something special to really sparkle and stand out for me. This book did just that! I loved the realism mixed with that air of fantasy and I found it believable that Hell (Pandemonium) could well be the way it's described in this book and I found myself terrified by some of the characters in a way I never have been before.
Daphne and Truman's relationship was frustrating at first. With neither of them knowing truly what it means to love and trying to navigate their own feelings, it was hard to understand what was happening between them. Then as the danger increased and a scary 'thing' called Dark Dreadful starts chasing them, they really start to latch on to one another and everything kicks off both action wise and emotionally too. With regards to Dark Dreadful, I think if she/it were real I would pretty much cower in the corner. If this book ever becomes a movie, well urgh, I will not be eating during it!
As already hinted at, there are some pretty disgusting moments though luckily they don't go into too much detail and the relationship storyline more than makes up for it. Near the end of the book had me in floods of tears for so many reasons and wow, when it does end you might be in tears for other reasons too, and there are some pretty epic twists. If you haven't read anything by Miss Yovanoff yet, go do so. You're missing out :)...more
First of all I'd like to say that I love these books. I'm well aware that a lot of people hate them and call them every name under the sun; I've evenFirst of all I'd like to say that I love these books. I'm well aware that a lot of people hate them and call them every name under the sun; I've even seen them compared to Twilight (for reference, I've read twilight and these are nothing like the Twilight Saga).
If you're reading this I want you to forget what you might have heard and read this series anyway, with a completely open mind because if you do, and you're a fan of teen fiction with a twist, then you may very well love this series. If you haven't read the rest of the series and you're reading this as a first review...stop now and go and read books 1-3 before reading this... .... ....
Endure picks up after the end of Entice. Zara is still a pixie, Nick is honestly behaving like an idiot because he thinks Zara isn't the same person anymore and the disappearing kids are increasing by the day. And it's down to Zara, Astley, Nick and Co to save everyone from what appears to be the end of the world.
I have to admit, this instalment takes a turn in a direction I didn't see coming and I was surprised by some of the twists the plot took. I can't write them here because I have no wish to spoil anything.
On both the romantic and story side I think that most readers will be satisfied with the ending though I'm sure there'll be a few cries of outrage from some readers, but in all honesty when you really think about it after reading it, Miss Jones couldn't have written this book any other way....more
Having read many of Gena Showalter's books I keep thinking that one day i will come across a book that won't press my buttons, but once again, I've beHaving read many of Gena Showalter's books I keep thinking that one day i will come across a book that won't press my buttons, but once again, I've been proven wrong because this book was another amazing edition to the paranormal romance genre. I don't have any words to describe how refreshingly different i find Gena's books, because they don't just have different story lines, they also have the most amazingly different characters. This is definitely something to note with her books because they are very character orientated which i think is extremely important if you want to connect to the characters.
Heart Of The Dragon is about Darius and Grace, two very different people from two very different places. Darius lives in Atlantis (yes, the mythical underwater City) and is a Dragon who, after witnessing the brutal murder of his family becomes the guardian of the gateway to Atlantis, slaying anyone who crosses, and cutting off all emotions in himself. Grace is a young woman looking for something more in life, and when she goes searching for her missing brother in the Amazon and accidentally trespasses into Atlantis, she finds a lot more excitement than she bargained for. Instead of Darius killing her as he is supposed to, he stays his hand, and what begins is an adventure and romance that's more powerful and romantic than any I've read before.
The plot itself has a lot of depth and there is a lot more to it than just the romance. There is a clear mystery/adventure going on throughout and it blends well with the romance plot instead of feeling added on. The fight scenes in it weren't to graphic either, but i dare say if this were put into movie format it would be quite gory (as well as sexually explicit!) On the romance side, there is only one word i can use to describe the love scenes...HOT! Seriously, this book is not for kids but will definitely fire the imaginations of the adults out there. Absolutely amazing providing you like that sort of thing, which obviously i do ;-) If you prefer the more innocent/clean romances then you won't find it here, the description throughout will have you imagining all-sorts.
Moving on to the characters i have a few things to mention, the first of which is Gena's choice of heroine as one of the things that often strike me about the women in Gena's books are the fact that the women are usually older Virgins. This makes a huge change for me as I was sick of reading novels in which the main characters were 18 year old and sleep with the first guy they fall in love with. Grace is twenty-four in this novel and a virgin, and although this is probably not a big deal, it does send out the message that there is no rush to have sex for having sex sake. Especially after you read the explosive encounter between them later in the novel and you realise that for her it was well worth the wait! So i have to say, thumbs up to Gena for daring to follow a different character and romance path :-)
As for Darius, i have to admit i was conflicted with him, i hated his macho act in some instances and it got me all annoyed when he referred to Grace as 'his woman' and other things like that, but i warmed to him over the course of the book and i really felt for his past, as no one should have to suffer as he did. I was glad when he softened a bit and finally started using his heart rather than his head, and i loved how he came to regard Grace and how he admired her every aspect and part of her body.
There are some truly sad parts in this novel and i couldn't help but feel a bit sad at Darius's recollection of his past, it was truly emotional. But to balance out the sad, there were also some amazingly funny parts as well. The banter and arguments between Grace and Darius in the first part of the book are hilarious and i couldn't help but laugh at them. For me, their ability to laugh at each other, annoy each other, love each other and comfort one another, makes them an amazing and beautiful couple and i loved reading about them and their story.
In short, another stunning novel from Gena Showalter, may she continue to write amazing Paranormal Romance for years to come!...more
For fans of Alyxandra Harvey then it's common knowledge that this is the fourth in the series, for those who haven't, take heed and read the first thrFor fans of Alyxandra Harvey then it's common knowledge that this is the fourth in the series, for those who haven't, take heed and read the first three! With so many vampire books out there and with so many romantic storylines I'm here to tell you that this series is completely different to all the other vampire books out there and I know with the cover and the synopsis you'd probably be expecting a book heavy on romance, but honestly there is much more to it:
'Lucy's cousin Christabel has come to live in Violet Hill, and adjusting to the difference between life in a small mountain town and her home in the city is difficult enough. The strict curfew that Lucy's parents enforce is the worst part. Something really dangerous couldn't possibly happen in this tiny town. But Christabel has noticed some mysterious happenings, and it seems like Lucy, her boyfriend Nicholas and his brother Connor are all in on a secret that Christabel doesn't understand—one that seems deadly serious. Although she won't admit it, Christabel would love to be in on any secret with Connor Drake. But when she is kidnapped by the ruthless Hel-Blar vampires, Christabel must cause more and more trouble in Violet Hill, Lucy and Connor finally fill Christabel in on all the undead drama. Together, they must find a way to stamp out the Hel-Blar for good.'
Yes, there really is a lovely romance story in this but there's also an amazing plot that will keep you enthralled from beginning to end. Christabel breaths new life into the story and it was intriguing watching her exist in the Drake's world while being completely oblivious to the truth of the existence of vampires. Watching her fall in love with a vampire was just as amazing, especially as she discovers the truth and learns to deal with it in her own way. The action never lets up either and from the moment Christabel is kidnapped, the pace is relentless and I was turning the pages at ultra speed to discover what happened next.
There were a lot of plot twists throughout and I found it intriguing that there was more to learn regarding the Hel-Blar and how they come into being. Let me just say that everything even the Drakes thought they knew was thrown into question, but then I love that about these books, you can never predict what will happen. And the cliffhanger at the end will, I'm sure, have fans really annoyed yet utterly dying for the next book.
Kidnappings aside and the drama that is now ensuing with Solange (I wanted to slap her at various points in the book), there is no end of humour especially with Lucy and her mothers amusing habit of promoting safe sex to her daughter and the Drake brothers are just as funny, especially Nicholas and his over-protectiveness of Lucy. And its not just the individual characters that are funny but also Miss Harvey's writing style which seems to flow between very funny and into a more serious tone (when needed) with complete ease. I can't say whether she finds writing a difficult thing, but if she does, it doesn't show.
And finally for the romance. I don't know what it was about Christabel and her growing relationship with connor but it didn't feel as in-depth as the others at first, maybe because of the circumstances and the fact that so many other things were happening, but by the end I was just as fond of Connor and Christabel as I was the others. Having said that, it is a very good sign when the romance doesn't eclipse a very intriguing and thrilling story. By the end of the novel their relationship ends up very different to most of the others in the series, but I won't say how because I'd have to post spoilers. What I will say is I will keep reading this series and keep worshipping the Drake boys, shame most of them are taken now...sigh....more
I can't believe it's over and such a wonderful end to the series! I'd like to thank Julie Kagawa for writing yet another astounding novel and I'd likeI can't believe it's over and such a wonderful end to the series! I'd like to thank Julie Kagawa for writing yet another astounding novel and I'd like to thank NetGalley for allowing me to read and review the ARC, for which I am very very happy about. If you haven't read the previous books stop now. If you have read the rest of the series and want to read this review, you can do so without worry; I'm not going to post spoilers!
The Iron Knight picks up after the end of The Iron Queen with Ash now desperately trying to find a way to be with Meghan, who had to banish him from the Iron Realm to save his life. Now joined by Puck, Ash starts a journey to get the one thing that will allow him to be with the woman he loves: a soul.
Wow and wow again this is a really incredible roller-coaster of a book and so worth the wait after the ending of The Iron Queen and I'm incredibly glad that this has become the end of the series instead as it offers a lot more closure for what I suspect will be most of the fans of the series. I was surprised by some of the things that happened and I definitely had a few 'Wow' moments where the plot twists simply took me by complete surprise, but having said that I was thrilled with the turn of events because at times Ash's quest seemed completely hopeless and as a reader this made me really want him to succeed. Some of the things that you discover about Ash are incredible too. You gain a fascinating insight into his past from when he was a cold winter prince as well as glimpses into his softer side which helped to gain a better idea of what Ash has had to deal with throughout his life and although at times you will truly hate him, you will also really feel for him.
Most of the old favourites are back too! Puck is still his usual mischievous self but we see a more serious side at times as he and Ash learn how to work with one another and I have a feeling that everyone will love those two together in this book without Meghan to intervene in their arguments all the time. The Big Bad Wolf makes an appearance in this novel and he really is big and very very dangerous and yet oddly enough I warmed to him by the end (even if I did for a while think of the three little pigs and blowing down houses). There's also a character appearance that will take you by complete surprise and will give all series fans a bit of a shock (I know it did with me), but without this particular character the ending that happened certainly wouldn't have. I'm sure there will be a few cry's of shock from readers when this book is officially released but ultimately I think that most of the Iron Fey fan base will be thrilled with how the series is wrapped up.
On a final note I will say that this is not just a story about Fae, romance, friendship and adventure but also a story about humanity. What does it mean to be human? Is it our frailty, our mortality, our emotions, our conscience or is it a mix all of those. If there's one thing that this book will make you wonder and try to figure out, it's that and so much more as you get lost in the pages of what is, in my opinion, easily the best book in the series. Thank you once again to Julie for bringing is readers one of the most romantic, imaginative and captivating Faerie stories of our generation. I can't wait to read whatever she releases next....more