This is frustrating! Yet another book without Tiger and Jonas getting together! (view spoiler)[ Their chemistry just sizzles off the page.. This is overThis is frustrating! Yet another book without Tiger and Jonas getting together! (view spoiler)[ Their chemistry just sizzles off the page.. This is over the top in building anticipation... (hide spoiler)] Tiger and her ghosts are pretty badass!
Nuri is still manipulating her, so when someone unidentified, blows up her two escape routes from the bunker, she is more afraid of what will happen to the ghosts inside. The empathy for the character of Tiger is generated by the writing of this gifted author. I love the action, the detailed fights, the twisted enemies, and fact that Tiger feels more than she should... I am waiting for the next one... Please!...more
There is power in these words that hold you .. They render you unable to put the book down!
In this new series from Keri we are launched into a new dystThere is power in these words that hold you .. They render you unable to put the book down!
In this new series from Keri we are launched into a new dystopia world with everyone struggling to survive in this world. Shifters started a war... humans breed a super soldier but the bombs that the shifters dropped created rifts between this world and the next and what came through them united the remaining humans and shifters against this new threat.
(view spoiler)[ Tiger was created as a lure but she can change her appearnce and become smoke and is immune to most poisons ... and she can talk to ghosts and sees memories She is a dèchet ... quite possibly the last one left...(view spoiler)[ During the war, shifters used a gas in the bunker where Tiger was looking after small children... other dèchet.. they all died and are now the ghosts who keep her company. Adult soliders were killed too! Their ghosts are angry. (hide spoiler)] She is pulled reluctantly into the world of Numi and Jonas, a witch and a cat shifter and missing children.. (hide spoiler)] There are major trust issues that erupt to the surface and she walks away.. At least I know the name and date of the next book! Winter Halo November 2016......more
I could not put this down... once I started I had to finish!! we got a bit of everything and more from this final installment of Dark Angels... Risa andI could not put this down... once I started I had to finish!! we got a bit of everything and more from this final installment of Dark Angels... Risa and Amaya are such a great team and I smiled every time I read Amaya's lines.. her dialogue reminds me of Yoda in Star Wars!! Last key has two evil individuals after it. Hunter is more than just a vampire... and the dark sorceress Lauren has the ability to anyone at all!!
As always Azriel is by her side and together they fight to save the world .. Spectacular!
Sorry it is over but I can always read it all again!!! ...more
I have not read the two books before this one. there are lots of holes in my understanding...but This story sucks you in...
Risa gets the satisfaction oI have not read the two books before this one. there are lots of holes in my understanding...but This story sucks you in...
Risa gets the satisfaction of killing her mothers killer... but how is that going to affect her relationship with M. Hunter? She is horrified that this person had manipulated her earlier...
I want a sword like AMAYA! She has a great way of saying things and I think Risa should listen to her more...
I have to say I am a bit annoyed with Risa's attitude towards Azriel. She wants him but doubts that he can feel anything for her. (view spoiler)[ Risa after her battle with Lucien just wants to die and Amaya protests loudly.. then Azriel does something to stop her soul from leaving ...he has forever bound their energy beings together She is angry - thinking that Azriel wants only the keys "It wasn't about the damn mission or theey!'. The sharp denial was accompanied by an explosion of anger thar rolledmy senses and just about fried my mind "And if you'd listen to your heart and your body, you'd know it!" Why does she question Azriel's complete commitment to her? To linked forever to him would not be a hardship... and his name is Rephael!! (hide spoiler)]
and she wonders if she has made a mistake.... really?
To be Moon Sworn is the werewolf equivalent to a wedding... but with magic... this book is filled with action and intrigue and murder and revenge andTo be Moon Sworn is the werewolf equivalent to a wedding... but with magic... this book is filled with action and intrigue and murder and revenge and lots of family love Dia was right - she will get her family just not what she was expecting She gains a partner Her mother's family welcome her home and her brothers partner's sister is having twins using his sperm and her eggs
Second read for this book comes after reading the 7 books between the first and this one... LOL
I am currently on a Keri Arthur reading binge - and it has been a wild ride I have borrowed all her books from the library (which at $2.50 per book is not to be sneezed at) I am going to rewrite the existing review because I missed a lot of the story
Riley is filled with remorse about Kade's death - the horse shifter was a former lover from book 2 but he had a herd of mares and foals now and Jack had told him that if Kade joined the Directorate they could not date.
Riley had a shot lined up on Kye but hesitated so Kye tried to shoot Riley but she got out of the way but Kade was right behind her and got shot in the chest.
Quinn is now part of the Jensen Moore pack and he is looking for a bigger house (they are living in Rhoan and Rileys two bedroom flat.
Riley sees Dia and Risa a lot... Risa is calling her Auntie Riley.
In the course of her first day back on duty, Riley picks up a red mazda following her - she frightens him off but she needs a new phone because he was tracking her with it.. this is important because it is how Blake manages to catch her - but that is later in the book
She is not coping well (with the dead soul mate thing) and Quinn gets her to agree to Ben (another wolf who lost a soul mate and survived) Jack tells Riley that she is changing more like a vampire but diferent to Rhoan ... Jack wants to have weekly tests (currently monthly) After following a lead about contract killers who specialise in revenge killings - there is a shoot out in a brothel and Riley mananges to save a girl called Cass and the owner TJ BUT she is shot with silver - and althought the cavelery are coming she asks Cass to get the bullet out for her - and she does. Potentially Cass could br a major character in later books ... she is a personal assistant .... lights are diffinatly going on ... bacause Sal is leaving the Directorate to take a council position but that is later Quinn also races to her side and more about Quinn can do comes to light He could have stopped her soul from leaving her body... interesting. He also shared his life force with her. On their way home a truck causes Rileys car to crash into a pole and the truck crashes through several other cars to get to Quinns car ... When Riley gets out of her car she sees the truck reversing and running over Quinns car flattening it - then she is shot with tranq darts - Blake appears and he intends to make her disappear... he does assume that he has killed Quinn... He tells her she has a week - that is odd - why tell her something then tell her she wont remember??
She wakes up in the middle of a desert - and a small plane lands and an excited younger wolf jumps and cried 'thank god Hanna we found you 'She can not remember her name but she does remember a black car - she does remember losing her soul mate.. but although Evin says he is her brother she knows he is too young. she cannot change into wolf although she can feel her ...Of course there is a murder in town and the local cop is suspcious of her but she knows she can talk to souls and she knows a lot more than she should... she can shift into a seagull Local thugs kidnap Evin and Riley takes them all out The local cop is mind blank like Rhoan and he has special kinetic power that allowed him to bring down a helicoper (related to murders) She remembers enough to realise that Evin is under duress .. Riley finds out that Evin's pregnant mate has been captured and is being held in Melbourne somewhere. When he tells her that he was told she must never take the earring off .... she gets him to cut them out of her ear.. they are nano tech Quinn and Rhoan and Jack are able to find her happy reunions Riley asks Quinn to marry her.. he agrees one wolf ceremony and one human Quinn and Riley fly to Melbourne and rescue Lyndal - Evin's mate - then fly her back to Evin Blake and his brother Tyron were behind the kidnapping etc Rhoan and Riley challenge both of them to a fight Riley is quicker than Blake and she then forces him to human shape with her mind and crushs his windpipe then turns the leadership into a council of three Riley has gotten Jack to change her status from Guardian to consultant Jack has agreed that Harris (the local cop who was so helpful) would make a good a good guardian Riley and Rhoan find out that their mother has married a wolf from the pack who had a son, Evin, and together they have 3 children, a boy and twin daughters. Their mother tells them that their grandfather would be proud Liander tells her that his sister is expecting twins
Someone is beheading members of the vampire council in Melbourne and Riley cannot seem to find a clue... there are blood whore bars starting up and oneSomeone is beheading members of the vampire council in Melbourne and Riley cannot seem to find a clue... there are blood whore bars starting up and one is run by Dante Stark (also on the council - bit seeme to be unconcerned) but girls start been found dead we find out that Quinn is an advisor to the council Then Kye shows up (view spoiler)[ He threatens Riley's friends if she does not meet with him
THEN HE SHOOTS RHOAN IN THE SHOULDER WITH SILVER TO SHOW HE CAN OMG! I was not happy with the way he controls Riley and constantly tells her he always wins..... but his methods of ensuring that he wins destroys any chance of Riley and Kye and Quinn having a future
Quinn finds out that Kye is in town and tells Riley that he does not want to know anything about Kye or what they do ...so Riley feels that she has to give in to Kye's demands to protect her family and friends ...her wolf side is happy but Riley is sick of his manipulations
While on the job she hesitates when confronted with a child vampire and Kye shoots it in the head and tells her to never hesitate
Liander and Rhoan want to have a baby and Lianders sister has said she will be suragotte - they ask to use one of Rileys eggs (with her permission of course) to start their own pack Jenson-moore... Riley will let them know
Kye tells her that she should of have killed Blake (the alpha from her pack) because Riley beat him and then let him go - he is planning revenge ...
Clues start to turn up indicating that someone is pissed off at the council - the council destroyed their nest
Riley and Kade save Sal to find out that she had served on the council she tells them her attacker was a mirror wraith and an EMO vamp -
Riley meets with Dia and Risa at a cafe - Dia tells her not to hesitate Quinn kissing her goodbye for the day also tells her not to hesitate
that really sets her up
Stark is really the pissed vampire - he forces Riley to have sex with him .. he is an emo.. he is draining her when Kye blows his head off - Kye gives away he was Starks accompliance... he knocks her out
Kade and Riley track him and in the fight Riley hesitates Kye shoots Kade - Riley shoots Kye... The rebound affect of the soul bond nearly kills her - but it is Risa who saves Riley by appearing and asking her not to walk with death.. Quite well done Risa shows Riley all the people in her hospital room through Risa's eyes
Riley finds Kyl at the same places she is investigating she finds him irritating (view spoiler)[ The bad guys this time are dark witches who are killingRiley finds Kyl at the same places she is investigating she finds him irritating (view spoiler)[ The bad guys this time are dark witches who are killing vampires in a very creative way involving zombies and blood sacifices hell hounds and
Kyl keeps surprising Riley with his abilities - until he tells her he is a siphoner - when he is near to someone who has psychic abilities he can use them too!! He is currently a bounty hunter.
Even though she can not stand him the full moon imposes on them the need to mate and Riley finds out that Kyl is her wolf mate but her vampire mate is Quinn.
Neither Kyl nor Riley wanted to be mates so they agree to go their seperate ways
The bad guys this time are a spirit of a hazed school boy who had been in a dungeon in his parents house for 10 years and a cat who can change into anyone as long as she eats them.....
Liander was in the boy's year and he is kidnapped and stabbed - Rhoan nearly goes crazy - finally admitting to loving him and Liander moves in with them. Riley is affected by Rhoan feeling Liander in danger.
I think it is funny, that Liander is a really the only cook living in their apartment and Riley appreiciates the leftovers that now live in the fridge..... she would starve if she had to fend for her.......more
Riley is visited by the current alpha of her pack to find a girl.. Riley and Rohoan were tossed out years ago (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)]Only a threRiley is visited by the current alpha of her pack to find a girl.. Riley and Rohoan were tossed out years ago (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)]Only a threat to their mother gets Riley agreeing
Kellen wants to be exclusive and after a lot of thought and dodging the question she finally says yes I will commit to you only to have him say I can not accept your job... heartless bastard!
Where is Quinn?? Oh! that's right .... He agreed to stay away from her for 3 months in the last book..
The real villains in this book are human, face changing twins whose father was murdered by a woman, and they have been collecting trophies of all the women they have murdered. They had the whole bodies 'stuffed' .... gross!
Riley finds out she can change into a seagull ... but she has trouble flying ..Hehehe .... flying training..LOL.." not up and down but down and back then up"
There is a non-human killer in Melbourne Linked in some way to Gautier and to Quinn's own investigation of demon summoning. There is plenty of surrprisThere is a non-human killer in Melbourne Linked in some way to Gautier and to Quinn's own investigation of demon summoning. There is plenty of surrprises for Quinn delivered mostly from Riley (view spoiler)[ She can resist vampire complusion by shifting She can talk to his father ... the spirit of a Aedh priest She senses him in the sky.... so he must be able to fly She succeeds in trapping his sister in a dead body - he became a vampire to stop her (hide spoiler)] Riley kills Gautier by pretending that Rhoan was behind him..
She tells Quinn they are over
now I have to wait until the books come into the library.... :(...more
She is still being followed by her very own reaper bodyguard who hints that he is being corrupted by the human form he must wear... he is in her mind so much now she does not even grumble
Lucian makes a welcome return (view spoiler)[but everything surrounding him seems too good to be true.. wealthy, amazing lover, always seems to know what is happening to Rissa almost before she does... and there seems to be just the element of doubt about his motives for helping her.... (hide spoiler)]
I really wanted Risa to kiss Azriel - maybe in the next book! but there are so many questions Why is Madeline Hunter using Risa like a hired hand? LOL moment when MH arrived at Risa's home and she refused to let MH in!!! Hilarious... Will Tao recover? (view spoiler)[ he consumed a fire elemental to save Illianna (hide spoiler)] Who took the first key? (view spoiler)[ and how did they know it was there? (hide spoiler)] Could Lucian be working with the blood magic user to gain his wings back? How did he really lose them? How is Risa going to find the rest of the Keys when the book containing their locations was completely destroyed by fire? I want to know these answers and more...
I really liked this excursion into Keri Arthur's universe
there are werewolves and witches there are mares there are Aedh - they might have wingsTBR 243
I really liked this excursion into Keri Arthur's universe
there are werewolves and witches there are mares there are Aedh - they might have wings but they are no angels there are reapers
whats not to like!!!! Definately a fun place to be .....
Risa is half werewolf / half Aedh - she can see reapers who usher souls to the next plane of existence... she can walk into the spirit world she can also call on her Aedh side to become like a cloud and zip in and out of buildings and such (if it did not come with such bad side effects that would be pretty cool) Holding a beating heart - seriously creepy
Everyone seems to be convinced that a father she has never known will be contacting her soon....
Azriel is a reaper who is Mijai (a hunter) he is also hunting her father and is linked to Risa somehow (to her Chi!!??) He will prevent her from being killed but magic does interfere with how he can appear. Aziel is a genetic name for all reapers but Risa has to only say his name he will come if able - he has a sword named Valdis (she is an entity whose form glows blue when evil is near)
Lucian steps in to help Risa when she is attached and the attraction between is instant.... he is full blood aedh but no wings ... apparently he tried to save a half sister and priests used magic to hold him on the earthly plane and stripped him of his wings - he is immortal ... he thinks Risa is full Aedh at first They share a couple of intense afternoons
Risa is kidnapped and tortured but escapes - Aziel appears and dematerializes her back to her apartment ... a trick she uses later to save her friend Tao
Tao is a werewolf who appears to be in a relationship with a mare called Ilianna (who is also a witch)
Risa's dad cannot make a body on earth but he wants Risa to find and destroy keys made to open or close the gates of 'hell'... she can find them because he made them (something about his blood) he gets nasty when R says to just leave them lost
Risa is sent a book containing a Dusan (a magical dragon) who can take form to protect her but lives as a tattoo on her arm ... Interesting that Azriel has a winged Dusan on him ... these Dusan can only protect their people when they are in the spirit world (where these pesky gates are)
Souls either travel light or dark paths through the gates and souls can return to be born again - but if the gates were locked then children could be born with no soul (they would be just a vegetable) new souls can be created but that was not elaborated
Risa's mother can see the future and unable to stop her own death - something that will propel Risa to work with the Directorate.
What I do not understand is why Lucian is not mentioned in the closing chapter when I would have thought she needed him the most - but there are enough hints that will ensure I will read the next book. ...more
Riley becomes a guardian and Jack has her training with Rhoan then tells her to fight Gautier.... she lasts 10 minutes - longer than anyone ... she maRiley becomes a guardian and Jack has her training with Rhoan then tells her to fight Gautier.... she lasts 10 minutes - longer than anyone ... she made him bleed ... only Jack stopped the fight ... she is black and blue Quinn and Kellen are too busy growling at each other to notice her.... she sends them both packing... (view spoiler)[ Kellen returns with roses and massage oil...she has a shower after he leaves in the morning... Quinn is waiting ...he wants to woo her but during sex he reads her mind.....without her permission .... she flings him across the room - Quinn is astonished.
Riley meets Dia - who offers to teach her better physic control.... Dia wants Riley to rescue her daughter.... Risa..... Riley gets a haircut - goes undercover Rhoan & Kade are with her... Quinn arriives and helps Riley get Risa out Riley also saves Iktar and his people Rhoan is hurt ... Riley kills Starr and Quinn kills Moss ... Direcorate storm the mansion... (hide spoiler)]
Gautier leaves the Directorate - swearing that Riley will meet him soon
this book starts with Riley waking up in an alley covered in blood...
(view spoiler)[ she rescues some horse shifters - Kade is very happy to see her...this book starts with Riley waking up in an alley covered in blood...
(view spoiler)[ she rescues some horse shifters - Kade is very happy to see her... Quinn is waiting wih her team... Riley thought she was over him ... she was wrong... She finds ou she is fertile BUT the drug that made her fertile have also started to change her physic abilities.... she makes the decision to insert an IUD.... even though her most cherised desire is to have a baby.... fortunately Quinn was with her.
Misha gives some info but is killed by his 'master'... actually Riley offers a mercy kill because he is being eaten alive by spiders from the inside out.
I loved the flow of this book Kade has sex twice plus a pampering non sex night Quinn has a very exciting shower sequence Kellen gets a quick shag on the dance floor of the Blue Moon Misha got his one try for a baby but Riley was already using birth control (hide spoiler)]
Quinn wants her exclusively Kade accepts her for what she is Misha was using sex for information Kellen is an alpha and he wants her
can't wait..... I have the next one..... **big cheesey grin** starting now!...more
Alternate universe .... werewolves and vampires are part of normal life & this book is based in Melbourne! So funnyPure indulgence reading again....
Alternate universe .... werewolves and vampires are part of normal life & this book is based in Melbourne! So funny to see street names that are familiar (even though I have only visited the city) LOL werewolf clubs in Lugone Street...
Riley works for the Directorate of Other Races in a lowly menial job... She thinks that she is under the radar ... trying to hide her nature. She and her brother, Rhoan, are a rare hybrid - vampire and werewolf. He is more vampire and she is more werewolf
At the full moon all local werewolves collect in werewolf clubs and indulge in mating (driven by moon) Riley does not have a mate but she does have two male wolves who service her 'needs', Misha and Talon
It is nearly time for the full moon... Her brother goes missing... She finds a naked vampire on her door step claiming to be his friend she does not trust him, he can not remember his name or why he is there
Talon decides he wants Riley to give him a child - something she does not want to do for anyone other than someone she loves..... All werewolves are 'chipped' - extreme birth control - no females can have children unless the chip is taken out - and then they only have one month to conceive.
Talon did not know of Riley's mixed heritage - he had her chip replaced with a tracer and he had been feeding her a cocktail of fertility drugs to inhance the prospect of a baby. Some not legal... But the drugs have unexpected side effects on hybrids
Jack (a vampire) is in charge of Guardians - who make sure that everything non human is behaving themselves... he wants Riley to be a guardian - but she does not want to kill for a living (that is what Rhoan her brother does) He knows they are twins and hybrids.
Jack tells Riley about the drugs in her system after Guardians rescue her from Talon (he had kidnapped her - trying to keep her tied up with silver until after full moon has passed -)
Quinn (the naked vampire) is looking for a old friend Henri - and the DOR is helping him - Jack asks Riley to help and Quinn partners her. Someone is creating vampire clones of Henri - one of them is a Guardian, Gautier.
They share an attraction but Quinn tells her that he has had werewolves as sexual partners before and he has always been hurt ... they do have memorable sex though ... Quinn was old fashioned ideas and Riley does not want to give up the sexual freedom of werewolf clubs (she has a permanent booking on a table in the club called Blue Moon) he calls werewolves whores
Fight scenes involving Riley are blow by blow - extremely detailed and confronting ... I find myself skipping them... only that it is SO real ... the movements and impacts have almost a tactile feel - the reader can feel the hits and feel the cuts - I feel like cringing and flinching...
Riley is beaten, raped, clawed and drugged
Then Jack still is after her to join the Guardians - he is excited that she will be the best yet.... but Guardians are disappearing and their remains are found later torn apart. Someone is testing 'a super soldier' clone + hybrid and the Guardians are the best trained and strongest.... till now
Anyone with these soldiers could take over the world
this quest is not finished - the number of attempts on Rileys life increase and her friends believe that the person behind the super soldier is behind it, they find Rohoan, who had been wrapped in silver and 'milked for his sperm.... Riley has been born with all the ova she will ever produce jack believes they could harvest her eggs whether she is alive or dead..
Quinn rescues Henri ... and leaves Riley a note of regret he can not be what she wants
Her mother is killed in her house - something she had seen coming and Riley makes a pact with the M Hunter the Director of DOR so that she will get revenge on her mothers killer. (hide spoiler)]
Interesting fact ... she meets a new wolf in the club called Kellen.... while she is getting information out of Misha (talking through sex) ..... Keri only names important characters, so he has come in the following books
I have reserved the next three...... it is going to cost a fortune ($2.50 per Book) but at least I will have the chace to read them in sequence :) waiting ... waiting.......more