Real life kept getting in the way of me reading this book as much as I wanted to. Well, that, and this really is a long ass book. :D
I have to admit I...moreReal life kept getting in the way of me reading this book as much as I wanted to. Well, that, and this really is a long ass book. :D
I have to admit I did not like this book as fiercely as I did the first one. Don't get me wrong, Tiago still made me swoon, and I'd kill to have a killer bod like Tricks. But having read the first book, some things do become a bit more predictable. A little sad I guessed who the bad guy was the minute that character was introduced to the book.
Ms Harrison describes an amazing world that pulls you in and keeps you there, even after you're done reading the book. I've been dreaming about this book all week, that's how strong the pull of this book is. The author's voice makes me feel like I'm in the book. I can easily picture the surroundings, what the characters are wearing/doing/looking at/thinking. The picture could not have been clearer if I had been watching a movie.
Once Tiago gives his heart away, he's crazy protective of the person he gave it to. There simply isn't a thing he won't do for Tricks to keep her safe. Even die.
Tricks is a bit back and forth with how she feels about Tiago, and that made me very frustrated with her at times. I understand her doubts, the how's and why's of it - I just wished she would have jumped that man-meat already. :D
What I like about these books, is that the wyr, the faerie, the vamps - they're all representatives of different races. And Tricks being a fairy falling is love with a wyr, is a tale about people from different races falling in love with each other - and it being all right!
Just as book one, this book starts off running from the very first paragraph, and it it keeps running until the very last page. There isn't a dull page in the book. Not a boring moment in sight.
Ms Harrison goes down as one of my favorite authors.(less)
So. What do I think of this book then. Oh my. Where do I start?? I guess I'll start by saying it's pretty well written. No awkward grammar or sentence...moreSo. What do I think of this book then. Oh my. Where do I start?? I guess I'll start by saying it's pretty well written. No awkward grammar or sentence structures. Well, almost none. A book that is well written, no matter how dumb I think it is, automatically rates higher on my scale of 1 to 5.
Plot. Wow. I guess it can be discussed whether the plot is good or bad, or even there at all. Because this book is one huge orgy with a basic plot at the beginning to lead into the orgy, and a little bit of plot to wrap the story up nicely. Though, the book ends on the biggest orgy of them all, with six "people" in the bed. Yeah.
This book is just so cheesy with all the orgies, that I couldn't help but love it. The cheesiness that is. But rather than being plot driven, or having solid characters, it's all a huge multiple menage fantasy. You have a witch that hooks up for 24 hours each, with a wolf/shapeshifter, a dragon/shapeshifter, a demon, a vamp, and a fey. One on one is a given with everyone, but it is mixed up with threesomes and foursomes and voyeurism/exhibitionism. You even get some tail (!) action in there. No joke.
All this orgy going on non-stop gets tiring after a while. It quickly goes from sexy to just plain weird. I had to skim through large chunks of all this porn. At times it was borderline bestiality. So a little bit of almost ick going on.
When I got about 4/5th through the book, I was ready to flounce. But I wanted to see how the "plot" was wrapped up, so I powered through. Almost wish I hadn't. There wasn't much plot to speak of, and that final 6 person-orgy at the end was just...meh. Oh, and it's only the girl that gets all the attention here, no boy on boy action. At all. Not even any boy on boy flirting to break things up a little.
Apparently all this author writes is erotica, and having read Claimed by the Wolf, does not tempt to read anything else by this author. When it gets to be too much of a good thing, it becomes work to read it, and I read because I want to escape, to be entertained, without having to think too much about it. (If this last part made any sense to anyone but me, I'll be surprised. LOL)(less)