It really seems like angels and dragons are the new vampires. If there's one thing that makes me put down a book about angels, it's when th3.5 stars!!
It really seems like angels and dragons are the new vampires. If there's one thing that makes me put down a book about angels, it's when there's too much religion involved an a story. In Sins of the Angels, I was never bothered by that. However, there was one thing that made me impatient: the fact that the main character seemed to actively chose to live in denial for the better part of the book. However, the end and all the imlpications and open questions changed my opinion of the book. For me, the next book promises to have a lot of potential and my curiosity will definetly get the better of me and I'll buy the next in the series. Especially since worldbuilding and writing style were really well done. ...more
Sexy, funny and cute pretty much describe the book. Yes, there is the typical set-up for all paranormal romances but the added humor made me forget abSexy, funny and cute pretty much describe the book. Yes, there is the typical set-up for all paranormal romances but the added humor made me forget about the things that would usually make me frown.
This is one of the cases where I initially bought the book mostly because of the cover. What I didn't realize was that this story leans more towards fThis is one of the cases where I initially bought the book mostly because of the cover. What I didn't realize was that this story leans more towards fantasy than urban fantasy. Though there are those of the Blood (vampires) and the Beasts (shifters) As paranormal element, the world the story is set in reminded me of fantasy. Not that this was a bad thing. I thoroughly enjoyed this first in a new series. The story posed questions I found myself eager to find the answer to. I liked Simon's character and how he cared about everything. Lily is an excellent counterpart for him. Sometimes I wished She would have shown more of the strenghth that had to have gotten her through the years of being Lucius' assassin, but all in all, i'm really not complaining! I'd love to read more not only about Simon and Lily, but also about the others characters like Guy and Bryony. Thankfully, the author has left enough open and unanswered to guarantee for another exciting book to follow!
I started this series with this book, even though I knew that I have missed a lot of the story arc. Im glad to say that I never had any problems folloI started this series with this book, even though I knew that I have missed a lot of the story arc. I´m glad to say that I never had any problems following the story line. Overall, the tone of this book is much lighter that other vampire series (the BDB series, the Breeds and the likes) with a huge focus on the romance between the characters. Speaking of characters: Connor had me all but swoon with his accent and yes, I admit, his kilt. Scottish vamps are sexy as hell! ;) During this book, Connor changed from a gruff vamps who has little understanding for his friends who have fallen in love in the previous books to a man head over heals with an angel. The interactions between him and Marielle are very cute and funny, especially the scenes where she learns about her new human body and its functions and needs. Even though she is very unexperienced and the fact that she is not an angel anymore causes her pain and grieve, she does not give up easily and Connor finds his match more often that he likes. Another aspect about this book that made me like it so much were all the secondary characters in this book. During reading, I felt like the author has put just as much effort in creating them as in the main character. I really fell in love with this entertaining bunch of vampires and other supernaturals that I immediatly ordered (and read) the first few books in the series. ...more
Im kind of torn about that one... I liked the end a lot better than the first half of the book, which was kind of slow paced. I guess theres always thI´m kind of torn about that one... I liked the end a lot better than the first half of the book, which was kind of slow paced. I guess there´s always the problem of introducing the reader to a new world in the first book in a series, setting up the worldbuiling and introducing the characters without slowing down the story. The concept of vampires in Darkness Descending is interesting and original enough that you don´t feel like you´re reading just another book about vampires. I also kind of liked Maddox better than Jesse. Maybe it´s me and I just like my heroines a little tougher, more independent and strong, but she just felt helpless and clueless to me. There really is a strong sexual tension between her and Maddox, and even though it book is declared as PNR, it lacked one major element I consider typical for paranormal romance books. This first book in a new series (I guess, since I haven´t found anything about a possible second) is not as good as others, for example Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent, but it kept my hooked well enough that I will definetly read the next installment. But I think I´ll have to sleep a few times over it before I give it a final rating!...more
This is both my first book by Rachel Cain and the first book that features zombies as paranormal element. I'm not really a big fan of of the brain eatThis is both my first book by Rachel Cain and the first book that features zombies as paranormal element. I'm not really a big fan of of the brain eating zombie idea - yet. As you can imagine, i was a bit reluctant to start this series despite all the stellar reviews it got. It's only a sign of Rachel Cain's stellar writing abilities that i loved that book as much as I did in the end. For me, it was a huge relief, that Working Still was more focussed on the emotional implications of what happened to Bryn and the chase of the mysterious supplier. The story was the perfect mix of action and quiet moments that allowed the characters to shine. Speaking of characters... Working Stiff had kind if a spy movie feeling to it. Secretive characters, paranoid (mad) scientists and spy gagets were a immensly entertaining addition to the story. The romance is rather subtle, yet it loses nothing of its intensity and tension. I'm dying to find out more about McCallister, Bry and Joe. ...more
I ended up liking that ine more than I initiallly thought... I loved Scarlett and her Siren abilities and the whole rock band flair of the book. I'm nI ended up liking that ine more than I initiallly thought... I loved Scarlett and her Siren abilities and the whole rock band flair of the book. I'm not that big of a fan of the whole 'not being in a relationship because of a misunderstanding' thing, but the chemistry between Scarlett and Lukas later in the book was great! Plus, I'd rather would have kept guessing who the attacker was. Nonetheless a great bunch of characters! ...more