Considering how many of CK's books I've read I'm not sure how I missed this series. I have every intReceived an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Considering how many of CK's books I've read I'm not sure how I missed this series. I have every intention of going back and reading the first two now that I know about it. I wouldn't say you HAVE to read the first two to enjoy this one, and CK drops enough history into this one so you're not totally lost, but there's obviously a lot of history we missed and I do think it would be even more enjoyable if I had read them in order. This is firmly in the UF category although Caith does have a love interest, it is not really about them and there is no HEA. It is so different from what CK writes under her own name and under Erin Tate that it took a bit to get used to the UF format but the one thing that hasn't changed is the humor. I LOVEDLOVEDLOVED Caith. I can't decide if I just want to be her BFF or actually BE her. Despite her very strange parentage (how many people magically end up fathered by 5 different paranormal species) and her time in hell Caith knows how to love fiercely. She protects what is hers no matter the consequences. It also doesn't hurt she's a straight up badass and Uncle Lucifer should probably be glad she has no desire to rule hell. Luckily for him she has a little human in her and still has a the ability to love so that her desires lay elsewhere but if she were ever to lose that she might be able to give him a good fight. I can't wait to see how this world plays out, and since I'm a sucker for romance I also can't wait to go back and see how Caith and Sam hooked up in the first place. ...more
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I think the author tried to do too much in one story. It was torn between a horror stReceived a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I think the author tried to do too much in one story. It was torn between a horror story and a romance. I liked the horror part of it much more than I did the romance. Austin and Casey went from hating each other to bumping uglies in almost no time. I didn't feel the love between them at all until almost the end of the book, so most of the story I'm wondering why they're even together. Not to mention the sex was bad, not only for the reader, but apparently Casey finds it almost impossible to orgasm. I know that may be an issue to be addressed in some form, but maybe not during a horror/romance. It dragged an already floundering romance even farther into the pits. The constantly changing POVs was another hurdle to get over. It was worse in the beginning and eventually evened out, but it was tiring rereading paragraphs trying to figure out who was narrating. The first 75% ranged from 2-2.5 stars....the last 25% is what kicked the rating up for me. A lot was going on horror-wise and it became a lot more interesting for me. The ending was brutal and bleak. I kinda wanted to throw my iPad at the wall. Now I don't know if she were to write another book in this world if I'd have to pick it up just to see if she can salvage that ending or if I'd avoid it due to my anger. There was a good idea here (if you ignore the ending) and I think if she had a different editor who was a bit more honest we could have a really good book, by either taking out the romance completely or reworking it into a story that works all the way through....more
3.5 I'll be honest and just say I didn't rate this one as high as book 1 because of the lack of Raffe. The story is still interesting and Penryn's mom3.5 I'll be honest and just say I didn't rate this one as high as book 1 because of the lack of Raffe. The story is still interesting and Penryn's mom is as deranged as ever but I missed Raffe and his interactions with Penryn a lot. Despite some flashbacks we get of Raffe's past, he doesn't become a real part of the story again until about 75% into the book. Keeping my fingers crossed he's in more of the next book and that it doesn't take forever and a day to get book 3....more
2.5 I'm not surprised most people are rating this higher than I am. I like this authors work but this book stomped all over a personal pet peeve of mi2.5 I'm not surprised most people are rating this higher than I am. I like this authors work but this book stomped all over a personal pet peeve of mine...I love alpha male heroes, what I don't like is a hero who crosses the line from Alpha to A-hole and stays there. Chis (who I liked as a character a lot in book one) spends the 1st half if the book lamenting how weak/useless/worthless/cowardly Isabella is. How he was so disappointed he got stuck with a mate like her. Then he calls her a whore. Unfortunately he doesn't get his head out of his ass until the very end and by then all I could think was "too little too late". If it hadn't been for the fact I loved Isabella and all the secondary characters I may have just skipped to the next book but I had to see how it all worked out for everyone. Now I'm hoping Kale ends up getting his own book. ...more