After Karen Marie Moning's Highlander paranormal romance series, comes a brand new urban fantasy set in Ireland that takes you into a world where you just wish would not end. We are being told the story of Mackayla Lane in the past-present pov, at least I think this is what it is referred to as, since she tells the story one year ahead and we are now just seeing the events unfold as she tells them to us.
The story starts off with Mac, as she is known as to her family and friends spending the rest of her summer by the pool in her parents house as she waits for them to return from their vacation. Her sister, Alina, who has been in Dublin, Ireland for the past 7 months studying at Trinity college and is expected back anytime soon. Things don't go according to plan. No, they sure don't. One summer's afternoon, Mac gets a call, and it's not one she wished to have gotten, like, ever. This call changed her whole life. Her whole reason for being. She gets told her sister was found murdered in Dublin. And so our story begins....
Mac then after deciding the police in Dublin, also known as the Garda couldn't or wouldn't achieve the results she and her parents needed by themselves, she herself decides to head over there and try find some information to help them in catching whomever killed her sister. She wouldn't rest, or leave Ireland until she was satisfied the Garda are back on track in terms of finding the person responsible. It wasn't until she arrives in Dublin that Mac sees she is way over her head. She encounters certain creatures, and people, such as egnimatic bookstore owner, Jericho Barrons, who seems to want the very thing her sister was apparantly after before her timely death. Mac only has a phone message to go on, but if that's all she has then so be it.
Throughout this novel, Mac finds her eyes wide open, which they weren't when she had first arrived. Things aren't as she imagined them to be. Not only of Ireland, but of the whole world. As she digs deeper into this strange new world, she makes some interesting and shocking discoveries, meets new people who enter her life in a strange and peculiar way and she'll start to question many things. She'll start to wonder whether she understand the way things work, and ... does she even know who she is herself?
I was so enchanted by this book from the very first page. Sure, at first I was a little confused, but the more I read on, I couldn't put the book down. This is what I love about books and especially the ones where the stories are so enticing. The way Karen writes amazed me. I had no idea someone could write like that. It was so sophisticated, full of passion and life and she drew me into a world that I had never read about before. I had never read a book in this kind of genre before.. and by that I mean that involved the Fae. I don't think there wasn't anything I didn't love.
Mac was a strong protagonist. At first, she was a little.. yes, everything is right in the world -- pink girly girl, but the moment when she realized that things are not like she imagined, she became, at least started to grow into this woman that is so headstrong and independant you'd have to be proud of. Jericho, oh yes, the mysterious Jericho. In this book we didn't find out much about him, and I think everyone loves a mystery. We knew there was something strange, dark and enchanting about him, and knew he was involved more more than Mac or we ever thought. He was there for her even when she might not want him to be, and there comes a point where more questions surrounding him get raised and it only makes you yearn to learn more about him.
I see this book being an introduction to the series, where you get introduced to the plot, the characters and the world Karen creates for us, as readers. By the end of the book... it only makes you want to see what is next in the world of Mackayla Lane.(less)
In the third installment to Karen Marie Moning's Urban Fantasy "Fever" series, comes an exciting and packed full of adventure with twists and turns story. When we left off in the previous book, Mac didn't quite get to meeting Christian when she was stopped by the book which seemed to be going from person to person.
In Faefever, Mac battles more than she can take. From the other Sidhe-seers and Rowena to Barrons to the Lord Master, Mac goes through a specific journey where she will realize that people will take advantage of you if you let them. New information gets revealed about Barrons, but to a point where it just brings up more questions and not enough answers. Christian provides to be quite an ally to Mac who discovers that he is more useful than she originally thought.
Out of the whole series I would think the cliffhanger at the end of this book is probably the worst there is. It's an event that I could not have seen coming and one that will affect Mac for the rest of her life. We get to meet some of the other Sidhe-seers and see how they live at the Abbey. Mac's friendship with fellow Sidhe-seer, Dani deepens while Mac's relationship with Barrons just gets even more complicated than before. Barrons seems to give her what she wants, but yet.. doesn't give her the answers that she wants. It's one foot in and one foot out kind of situation and it's one that irritates Mac to a point where she doesn't know what she should do.
If you enjoyed the first two books in this series, then this third installment is of no exception.
Bloodfever is the 2nd installment in the FEVER series, and things get up and running pretty quickly. When we left Darkfever, Mac and Barrons had just discovered the Book, Sinsar Dubh is moving around, or at least someone is moving it. When we start back up, Mac gets a fright of her life when she finds herself battling shades after someone decides to scare her off from Dublin. Not only that, Inspector Duffy comes and brings her maps, whom has formed the same idea she had previously about how a lot of places in Dublin no longer exist today, but they did in the maps from seven years prior. He wanted to know what she knew, but she couldn't let him in that kind of danger.
Things soon pick up pace as Mac gets a surprise visit, and her fears were confirmed to what she knew all along. Mac also meets a newcomer, Dani who is a fellow Sidhe-Seer, along with that old woman Mac had met in the bar on her first few days in Dublin. Who would have thought she would be someone who Mac might have needed in the future? During the course of this novel, she goes on a self discovery journey as she does these she normally wouldn't do, but that's because she has evolved from the person she was to the person she is now.
She realizes that you can't count your chickens right away. If something seems dead... it may not be necessary true.
We also discover some more of the Fae history when Mac makes a deal with the devil and by that I mean V'Lane. Since he is the perfect source of information she knows its best to get it from him, even though he probably shouldn't be telling her this, than from someone else who may not know all the facts.
Mac is still grieving her sister, but along the way she stops hurting so much. She still has the need for revenge, but for a gift of kindness, Mac receives a special present that helps her grieving process.
Barrons is still a mystery, although there are plenty of theories about what he is, and I have a feeling they are not nearly close to the truth than some people may think. The end is another cliffhanger, and a bigger one this time. Karen sure does love leaving readers panting and eager for more. But that's one of the things I love about her. She knows how to draw you in.
Let me first say, when I first read this book I had just gotten into the series and read the first 3 books in an instant. But then, you know what? I had to wait over a year until this book and let me tell you --- I wasn't pleased at all. I was so very obsessed by that point that the thought of waiting so long displeased me to say the least.
This is the fourth installment to this amazing series by Karen Marie Moning. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, especially after that one hell of a cliffhanger that we were left off in Faefever, and boy was it insane. The first page takes us back to the scene of the crime in Mac's POV, and the second chapter takes place with Dani -- since Mac is unable to respond at this present time.
When we come back to Mac, she isn't herself. We find out the damage that was done for her and just who her saviors were. There is one person in particular that will do anything to bring her back to herself, no matter what he or she does. It's something fans might swoon at, or some might just think and understand it's something that has to be done in order for Mac to get back to her super self, and the world the way he is... she is needed.
Mac goes through quite the journey during this book. If anything.. it just makes her stronger on the other side, and even she gains some interesting abilities that she might not have had before. The question is... where did they come from, and who or what is Mac turning into?
There are still millions of questions regarding Barrons, but we do find out some little bits of information where he is concerned, and it's one Mac didn't even see coming.
Mac soon finds herself involved with all sorts of people, including Barrons, Vlane, Rowena and the Sidhe-seers, Christian and even has an encounter or two of the mysterious Ryodan, who sounds mighty like Barrons does in the way he talks. Is there a connection?
Mac and Barron's relationship furthers along. Things change. Things progress, and when you get to the end of the book.. you feel like there is some sort of breakthrough between these two. Whether that's good or bad remains to be seen. She still seems pretty in denial about how she feels about him.. We as readers could see it a mile off, but Mac on the other hand.. and even Barrons tend to be a little slower to understanding this.
There is of course a major cliffhanger and makes you crazy just to think this is how she chooses to end the book.
This book is one thrilling adventure to the next. Non stop action and exciting events that roll around. The world you find yourself in just gets more dangerous and exciting by the moment. And you'll start to wonder whether it can go back to normal.
The end also sets up for the finale, being the last book in the series.. It's been one hell of a ride.
This was a great start to the series. One of my favourite books in the series. I love how a man can find his equal in the one woman who was not like a...moreThis was a great start to the series. One of my favourite books in the series. I love how a man can find his equal in the one woman who was not like all those other women he had been with. She wasn't easy. She wasn't instantly his nor craved his touch. She was the one woman who was able to say NO.
And just to think it all started because the KING and Adam were jealous of Hawk and his reputation via the Queen's mentions. They didn't like the thought of some mortal man being better than they.(less)
In the final book to this series, Ms.Moning brings out all the stops that makes this conclusion to the series the best book yet.
This story takes place right off the bat to where Dreamfever left off. Mac is trapped in the silvers, and amongst other things, she just helped kill the one person closest to her.
Not everything as it seems. Mac should sure remember that. Just because something looks dead... it doesn't mean it really is. You can never tell these things. Mac goes through so many emotions during the first part of the book. She has lost someone so valuable to her, and she didn't even realize her own feelings until it was too late. She could no longer do anything about it. So she does the next best thing: Team up with the enemy, hunt the book and try to change what is done.
During this book, Mac goes through such a journey, and it's one I never could have expected. Always keep your perceptions open and clear, because when you start to think you know where something is going, or the truth, everything then goes to wack and you are back to step 1.
It's such a rollercoaster of a book. It's also far the best of the entire series. Every scene is important and crucial and you can't let the book down for a second. We start to discover things about each of the characters. From Mac, and who she really is... Barrons and the million-dollar question and WHAT he is, and that is one I'm sure every one of us have been wanting to know the answer to for a long time. Dani and the women at the abbey --- especially Rowena. Shock after shock. Just when you think she was some old woman.. think again. There are revelations and shocking discoveries that will make you blink twice about what the hell is going on. Some things you never see coming a mile away, and reveals that go back to previous books in the series.
This book leaves you satisfied, while with an edge of wanting more. Good thing there is a spinoff which the first book is ICED with Dani as the protagonist this time around. I look forward to see what adventures she will be up to in this 3-book series, not to mention Ryodan, Christian and anyone else who may appear.
If you loved the first 4 books of this series, then there is no doubt this book will blow your mind.. like it did for me. During the journey of this book, I ran through so many emotions and thoughts that by the end... I needed to try to digest everything that went on. There is a reason why this is my favourite series to date, and Karen is my favourite author. There is nothing this woman can't do.
**spoiler alert** I quite liked this book. I thought it was cheeky of Adam to pose as a young kid and influencing Lisa's relationship with Circinn. Ad...more**spoiler alert** I quite liked this book. I thought it was cheeky of Adam to pose as a young kid and influencing Lisa's relationship with Circinn. Adam always seems to have a way of interfering with humans, no matter where he goes. This book seems to be set before "BTHM" But I'm guessing Its just Adam time travelling since there is a mention of Hawk from the first book. But Lisa mentions that she is from 700 years into the future, and this is what confuses me.. she is from 2014? I always assumed all the girls were from the 90's.. I don't know.. It's a little confusing.
But I like the thought of them living forever together. So it had a nice ending.. with Adam getting what he wanted and teaching Circenn everything he knows about their ways, and Circenn got to save Lisa's Mom and find her again in her century. (less)
**spoiler alert** I really liked this book. Drustan is one of my favourite characters in this series and I love the way the two characters met.. and t...more**spoiler alert** I really liked this book. Drustan is one of my favourite characters in this series and I love the way the two characters met.. and the whole time travelling aspect of the book. I liked the thought she had to go back in time and make him fall in love with her and not think she was just some crazy woman.
The ending was great. I love how they were like a legend passed through time.. just waiting until they can be reunited once again.(less)
**spoiler alert** This is probably my favourite book. I just love how Dageus risked everything to save his brother, to reunite his brother with the lo...more**spoiler alert** This is probably my favourite book. I just love how Dageus risked everything to save his brother, to reunite his brother with the love of his life. And in the meantime risking it all to go dark.
Love was a huge factor in this book. Love for his brother. Love for Chloe. He went through many struggles, always trying to deny the power and spirits inside him. (less)
**spoiler alert** This was the second time around that I read this book, and I think I liked it even more than the first time. Maybe because now I am m...more**spoiler alert** This was the second time around that I read this book, and I think I liked it even more than the first time. Maybe because now I am more into the Fae and I liked that aspect to the book. It was more than just romance, it added the whole Fae thing to it and I liked that.
I was kinda sad that Adam turned human, because I would miss his fae self.(less)
**spoiler alert** When I first read this book it didn't have much of an impact on me, but on a re-read I really enjoyed it much more. I liked there was...more**spoiler alert** When I first read this book it didn't have much of an impact on me, but on a re-read I really enjoyed it much more. I liked there was also the Keltar brothers in this book, although of course there had to be since Cian was also a Keltar and he would have ended up in Scotland at some point.
The interactions between Cian and the brothers were some of my fav scenes in the book. I really liked the romance between Cian and Jessi as well.
I love how, even if you didn't know it at the time -- This book was a set up for the Fever series. (less)
This is the story of Rose, who is half human and half Mori (vampire). She and her best friend, Lissa, who happens to be a Moroi, which in normal talk is a living vampire, meaning they can die and have specific abilities, are on the run and have been for the past two years. That soon stops and they are discovered by a guardian, a hot one nonetheless who then takes them back to the academy where they'll have to stay until the end of their education.
The girls, soon find themselves in some different situations of their own. Romantic and action-wise. There was a reason why they were on the run, and that very reason soon comes back to bite them to show that while you can run, you can't hide, and everything always comes out sooner or later. Rose's life soon becomes complicated when she finds herself attracted to someone she should not be interested in for many reasons, but sometimes the heart does not listen to what your brain is telling you.
I really liked Rose as a protagonist. She is strong, independent. She can also get scared and vulnerable just like anyone. She doesn't want to rely on anyone, as she feels she has to do everything herself, I think it's because she hasn't had the usual upbringing, and didn't have that normal family type childhood it's probably hard for her to trust many people.
Lissa on the other hand. She has changed over the last few years with the death of her family. That would change anyone, it has made her more fearful and scared of things. Until someone comes into her life that makes her feel alive again, to show her that it's okay to live and not focus on what could be, or what was.
A great first installment to a great series. Verdict: 5/5(less)
In the second installment to this enticing series, Richelle Mead has done it again.
We follow the story of Rose as she battles love, hurt, loss and the journey of growing up. In this book, Rose has to go through many things that will change her. First is when she discovers the strigoi are aiming at closer to home. After discovering a house full of murders, Rose begins to understand more about how the world works. She starts to grow up into someone to be reckoned with.
After parents and students scared after recent events, everyone heads to a ski lodge where it will help getting their minds off the attacks, but what happens there, well might as well be worse than anything Rose of her friends have ever encountered before.
This is yet another action-packed adventure for the ever-growing Rose Hathaway, as she battles her feelings for Dimitri, friendship with Mason and all the strange happenings that occur throughout the book. We also get our first appearance by Adrian in this book. When I first read this, I wasn't a big fan of Adrian, but I now have come to have a new appreciation for him after seeing him as a main character in the Bloodlines series. I can now see that things with him isn't what they appear to be. It's nice to go back and see things differently with a new pair of eyes.
We are also introduced to Rose's mother, who is a legend amongst the Guardians. She and Rose have an interesting sort of relationship. They are very alike whether they like to admit it or not, and not better the preferred word in this instant. But there was moments between them where you could tell Rose needed her mother, and some sweet moments that will go a long way into repairing their relationship. Of course, there are also 'other' moments where they get in each others faces, and it's usually not a pretty sight.
The end of this book.. will always make me bawl. It is one of those moments that you don't see coming and it will rip you heart into pieces. Heartbreaking, full of angst, bits of romance, mystery and intrigue. This book is sure a keeper and one you will keep thinking about even after you have closed the book.(less)
This was one of my favourite books in the series. There was alot going on especially toward the end. It also sets up for something more. It goes back t...moreThis was one of my favourite books in the series. There was alot going on especially toward the end. It also sets up for something more. It goes back to book 1 when Dimitri told Rose that he would rather be dead than a Strigoi.
I loved all the RD moments, and even Adrian was a good character that I came to love. I love the fact that some of the moroi wanted to fight alongside the guardians rather than to wait and be vulnerable.
One of my favourite parts was when Rose and Christian were fighting alongside one another. Christian with the fire and Rose with the staking.(less)
**spoiler alert** This book was interesting. I really loved the interactions between Rose and Dimitri's family. I always knew they would get along. She...more**spoiler alert** This book was interesting. I really loved the interactions between Rose and Dimitri's family. I always knew they would get along. She fitted in perfectly like she was a part of the family even though Dimitri was 'dead'
Then there was the stuff between Rose and Strigoi Dimitri. You could see parts of the old Dimitri was still there.. and was shown when he was holding the spiritized ring that Rose was given. But the old Dimitri would never have let Rose get turned since it was the last thing he wanted for himself. Then there was Rose becoming like a blood whore which she told herself she would never do.. but the thing was, I don't think she had even realized it until later on.
At now now she has a chance to try to cure him.. but for that to happen she would have to do the one thing she wished she would never have to do. She would have to break out the last person she would ever want to see.
Adrian was sweet. I understand that Rose will be giving him a chance now since she had promised him that if she came back.. she would at least give him that, And I think at the time she didn't think it would harm since she thought she would never see Dimitri again.
**spoiler alert** The second time around reading this book made me realize how great it was. Even if I didn't like the fact that Rose was leading Adria...more**spoiler alert** The second time around reading this book made me realize how great it was. Even if I didn't like the fact that Rose was leading Adrian on while she was in the midst of trying to save Dimitri. I doubt she probably even knew that she was doing it to be honest.
I did really love her determination and everything she and the others did to save Dimitri. From breaking Victor from Prison to finding his brother and getting him to tell her how you go about curing a Strigoi. Then there was all the Strigoi Dimitri stuff.. to finally the showdown, which resulted in Dimitri going back to being a Dhampir.
I really loved Lissa.. more than I ever did before in this book. She stood up. She was strong and she did what needed to be done. She did her part. I was proud of her. I also really liked that she stood by him when he refused to see Rose. I am also glad she and Christian found their way back together.
It was quite the cliffhanger.. and I'm itching to see what happens in the final book which comes out in a week! :D (less)
**spoiler alert** Okay. I finished this book in 6 hrs! I could not put it down. First and foremost: BEST book in the entire series! I just want to read...more**spoiler alert** Okay. I finished this book in 6 hrs! I could not put it down. First and foremost: BEST book in the entire series! I just want to read it all over again!
There was definitely shocks. I was expecting the killer to be Daniella, so I was shell-shocked when it turned out to be -- none other than -- Tasha. I did not see that coming at all.
I had a feeling that Dimitri would take part in Rose's escape. And there was so much alone time between them... I couldn't have asked for anything more.
And there was buildup for Dimitri realizing that he still love Rose and that all he wants is to be with her.
I was happy to see Lissa become Queen. She deserves it and hopefully things will be different with the court from now on. I also thought her long lost sibling was who I thought it was -- Jill. I had a feeling it could be her.
I felt bad for Adrian though. The break-up had to happen and it was for the best. I just felt sorry that it happened this way and that he was hurt by it. He loved her. But she was never the one for him. She could never give her heart to him, because it belonged to Dimitri.
I am happy and satsisfied with this book!! It was everything I wished it to be.(less)
In this second installment to Richelle Mead's 'Georgina Kincaid' series, Georgina finds herself in more than one prediciment. Not only has she and Seth started dating following the events of the first book, but her Incubus friend, Bastien has made a surprising visit. Together they try to take down a woman who is doing more harm than good, and this task Bastien seems to have more than a score to settle. His reasons go further than what meets the eye. Along with that, Georgina finds herself in the middle of some mortal intrigue. Some of her mortal friends have been mixed yup with immortal business that they have no idea about. When Doug and his band start to ingest certain chemicals supplied from their newest drummer their skills suddenly burst up into a magical outcome. They find themselves strangely more talented and more energized now so than before. But they soon discover that there are always a downside when something seems too good to be true. Doug finds that out the hard way, while Georgina learns a few lessons during the course of this book. Not only does she discover that she doesn't always have the power to invoke justice or revenge, but also she finds out that forgiveness can be dished out even if she thinks she doesn't even deserve it.
This installment deals with a lot of real life issues such as mistakes, friendship, trust and understanding what being in love means. (less)
As much as I hated the ending, I did love this book and the whole plot to it. I love that she started to get dreams and I had a feeling it was more of...moreAs much as I hated the ending, I did love this book and the whole plot to it. I love that she started to get dreams and I had a feeling it was more of a things to come kinda thing.
I knew there must have been some reason why Niphon was working so hard to destroy Georgina's life and get her sent away -- most likely to keep her away from Seth for some reason.
I loved the whole Angels angel, and Vincent and the angel being in love thing. If Georgina thought her love life was bad, this is so much worse, because the consequences of giving into temptation and falling would be so dangeous, but in the end.. that's exactly what happened.
**spoiler alert** Richelle Mead seems to have done it again. With each book In this series just seems to get better and better. In Succubus Heat, Georg...more**spoiler alert** Richelle Mead seems to have done it again. With each book In this series just seems to get better and better. In Succubus Heat, Georgina still angry and bitter after her break-up with Seth adapts an attitude her friends aren't happy with until her Arch Demon boss decides to send her off to Vancouver where she would be out of his way and hopefully adapt to a new not so depressive attitude.
Somewhere along the way there is Demons playing each other, others playing Georgina and she had no idea what her position in this whole thing was. Then suddenly her powers are gone and she is helpless, not knowing what to do, feeling more vulnerable than she had been for a long time. Then there is the situation with Seth now that the Succubus problems from their past has disappeared and they are free to explore everything they couldn't before --- but just one problem: Maddie.
This book is hot and packed full of sexual tension, heat, alot of emotion. After my crying from the ending of the previous book, upon reading this it gave me some hope and gave me a clearer picture of how things might turn out in the future.
To end the book..Georgina finds a Tortie cat. The same one from her dream. Coincidence or not?
**spoiler alert** This is probably one of my favourite books in the series, because its the first book where things aren't a stand-still and actually...more**spoiler alert** This is probably one of my favourite books in the series, because its the first book where things aren't a stand-still and actually change. Like with Georgina always trying to protect Seth from the whole Succubus thing which was part of why they split up. But in this book she decided that it was worth it because LOVE was worth it.. they can't change what she is but they can change the way they go about it.
And the other change that hasn't happened in the books until now is Seth finally realizing that by being and marrying Maddie he is not giving her the right kind of love -- the kind he only feels with Georgina. I think it was only after him rescuing G from the dream world that things finally made sense to him. He realized that he would rather be with nobody than with someone who isn't Georgina. Then of course the end with Seth saying Letha. Her real name then the question is how did he know that? The logical answer and the only one I can come up with is that he is a reincarnation of her husband and that maybe the whole contract thing is not to do with hers, but maybe somehow her husband made a contract so that one day their souls would find each other again when they stop making mistakes.
I do think Carter and Jerome knows something about this contract and Seth/Georgie thing which they can't talk about. I think more to do with Carter than Jerome because he has mighty been interested in their relationship ever since he came to town.. which is definitely suspicious behavior and with each book we get hints a little bit as to what his agenda is. I think in the last book we will finally have all the answers that we have the questions to.
I have read this series many times, but each time I always find something I didn't know and brings a whole new perspective to the story. I really loved the whole history of the Mayflower and the settlement, along with the mixture between angels and vampires. Melissa gives a whole new meaning to this genre and it's one of the reasons why this series is one of my favourite in the vampire genre. We have three different girls from different background. Schuyler, Mimi and Bliss. They find themselves thrown together, and not always in the best way possible.
When Schuyler discovers that she is a blue blood, or at least half of one, she finds herself deep within a tragic and mysterious world she never thought possible. Finding herself falling for a boy who is meant for someone else sure doesn't help matters either. With a deep lore of mythology, forbidden love and mystery to boot, this is a book you would love if you are into vampires, and even angels. A bit of both worlds and you can't go wrong.
With each chapter a different POV from each girl, we find ourselves into their thoughts and worlds as they discover new things, and dig into relationships and also finding rivals in each other.
I really loved the beginning of Jack and Sky's relationship in this book. It wasn't something that was OUT THERE, but it was subtle bits, but with some substantial things that will make you soon. Mimi is someone who I love to hate. In this book, a little more hate then love, LOL But I do understand where she is coming from. Bliss is someone who I adore. A girl moving from one place to another and trying to fit in, it's only natural she would want to impress the girl who could make you or break you in a school that is pretty much run by popularity.
There are boys of course. Romances along the way, and a series long mystery that involves the Silver Bloods, a creation that should not exist and are wrecking havoc amongst the Blue Bloods.(less)
Masquerade is the 2nd book in Melissa's "Blue Bloods" series. I love re-reading this series, because it has so much history, and I love the way Melissa has invented this world they are in. I love the attention to detail she has about the Blue Bloods and the history of them. In this installment, Sky and Oliver are in Venice trying to track down her MIA grandfather, Lawrence, who her grandmother said to find as he would know more about what she is seeking than anyone else. Things don't go according to plan and they return empty handed, but she soon discovers that everything might not be lost as she might have thought.
Between coming into newfound powers, battling her feelings for Jack and trying to figure out the mystery on who the Silver Blood is hiding amongst them, Sky's life suddenly is full of surprises. Mimi and Bliss on the other hand are battling other things differently. With Mimi, she still sees Sky has a threat toward her relationship with Jack, and will do anything to protect that. And Bliss on the other hand is battling something totally different and much darker than ever anticipated.
After the death/disappearance of her boyfriend, Bliss keeps having blackouts and disturbing nightmares of something or someone after her. A beast of some kind. A new boy then enters the picture who changes everything. He is someone who claims to know her, but she doesn't remember a thing about him. Is he lying, or has her past memories yet to surface?
I begun to realize that while Jack's might have been attracted to Sky initially in the beginning because of Allegra (I am guessing she must have been black haired at some point, since she is blonde now), but he fell in love with her because of Sky, and who she is. It kind of reminds me a little of The Vampire Diaries a little bit, and the attraction Stefan had for Elena initially might have stemmed from Katherine, but that's totally Offtopic. I did love the little interactions between them in this book. Its progress that's building up to something big, I can imagine. A story that's only just beginning. Jack tries to stay away from her and tries to explain away his attraction for her, but the more he finds himself doing little things to be around her. Jack, buddy. You have it bad.
There isn't much history about in this book from the past. It more deals with the potential the the Silver Bloods are back, and who could be harbouring one. Sky's family problems, Mimi's jealousy and Bliss's dark and haunted dreams make for one amazing book. This series just gets better and better.
True love does not come easy, but that's all part of the journey of life...
In the third installment to the Blue Bloods series, comes another thrillin...more True love does not come easy, but that's all part of the journey of life...
In the third installment to the Blue Bloods series, comes another thrilling story that sets Bliss, Schuyler and Mimi on the beginning of separate paths in their lives. With Schuyler dealing with the fallout of having to live with the Forces, Mimi is planning her bonding, while Bliss on the other hand has had more of a difficult turn of events.
When things take a turn for the worse in Rio, the Elders and Blue Bloods alike, including Schuyler go to help. But things in Rio don't turn out as they expected. Expect death, betrayal, love, passion, jealousy and accusations. Schuyler's relationship with Jack takes an interesting turn, but she will have to wonder whether or not they truly belong together. Is it possible for Jack to break his bond with Mimi? Will they truly be able to get together and not having to hide their feelings for one another? It's a battle of the hearts, and one is bound to get broken.
Mimi and Bliss each have their own share of problems. With Mimi, its knowing that Jack doesn't love her like he does with Schuyler and trying to make him see that everything with her would never work out, and how he and Mimi are the ones that belong together. Bliss, on the other hand is battling a demon inside her, she tries to help Dylan, who has been taken to a place to help him after being abused by the Silver Bloods, and when everything Rio hits the fan, Bliss will have nowhere to run. She might be running out of options, and if she can't stop what is destroying her on the inside, it might be too late for them all..
This book was action packed, especially during the stuff that happened at Rio. Turn of events that nobody will ever be able to forget. You can tell that the story is taking a new direction, not a bad one, but a different one. But that's the thing with stories, they don't always follow the same path that you might think they would. Things surprise you. Shock you. But in the end, its all about the journey that life takes these characters on.
I'd say it was this book where a new ARC for this story started to form. With the tragic events that enfolded in the previous novel, Sky and Oliver find themselves on the run as they try to seek refuge and discover more about what her grandfather had told her about. But after a year, they are both exhausted and time seems to be running out. There is only so much one person, or in this case, two can do until you run out of options.
After her past, which she thought she had put behind her, catches up to her in Paris, Sky suddenly realizes the truth of her own feelings, even if she denies them to herself. The thing about Sky is, when she commits to someone, that is how it will be. She won't or can't hurt someone on purpose, only of course if she feels it is in their best interests to do so, see Jack in 'Revelations'. Mimi and Jack seem to be on two separate paths right now. While Jack is working with Charles in stopping the enemy, Mimi has joined the Venetators, and is being forced to work with Kingsley as they try to figure out who took and where Jordan, aka Sophia is, who was seemly kidnapped a year prior.
Bliss's Arc in this book is quite important, and it is one you don't see coming. I felt it was an interesting way to mix things up, as she discovers that she is on a bigger course of destiny, but for that to happen she has to make a personal sacrifice and do the one thing none of her past lives counterpart was able to fully accomplish.
This was actually the first book I really liked Mimi. Up until now she was just a jealous, petty and prissy rich girl who to me, stood in the way of Jack and Sky. LOL I felt having her own mature storyline by herself changed her a bit, and the relationship for forms with Kingsley is what really sets her apart. It makes her more interesting and relatable than what I thought beforehand.
This book takes us on a journey of personal sacrifice from each of the characters, as they explore what they want and need, and what they should do. Discovering that part of you that says.. Hell with this... I can make up my own mind on what I want, rather being told what to do.