From the beginning of book one to the very last page of Twice bitten, the Chicagoland vampires series has kept me awake and often very hungry because...moreFrom the beginning of book one to the very last page of Twice bitten, the Chicagoland vampires series has kept me awake and often very hungry because I just couldn't put the book down. Merit finally found her place and is a great Sentinel for the Cadogan house. Sure, Ethan pissed me off a couple of times, but all in all the book was fantastic. I have laughed, cried and jumped in my seat going trough the events side by side with Ethan and Merit. I highly reccomend this book. I've read a lot of UF in 2010 but this is one of the best so far.
For those of you who haven't read it yet... I oh so envy you, guys. I wish I could erase my memory and start over. (less)
**spoiler alert** I can't belive I gave 4 stars to one of SVM books, but I did. I've waited for so long to have a real relationship between Sookie and...more**spoiler alert** I can't belive I gave 4 stars to one of SVM books, but I did. I've waited for so long to have a real relationship between Sookie and Eric and then came this guy... Eric, but not quite Eric. I couldn't deal with his weakness, and that's where the book lost it's appeal for me.
But I'm doing this all wrong. The 10th book of the Souther Vampire Mysteries series starts with Amelia leaving and it broke my heart. I cried my eyes out when Dawson died, and her leaving didn't help at all. It was good, though. Just what I needed - a closure. But other than that... After a thousand years of existence, Eric is something no living male can be... perfect! I think there is no woman in this world who doesn't dream of someone like him: arogant, high-handed, strong, smart as hell, beautiful beyond measure, and oh so very protective. So seeing him all weak and indecisive really made my heart hurt. Sorry, I guess I've had enough of weak and flawed men in real life. :-D
But all in all, it was a decent book. SVM remains my all time favorite series. I just hope Dead reckoning will give me the Eric I'm used to. (less)
I actually liked the first book better. Don't get me wrong, this one was good, too (thus the four stars), but all in all, I warmed up to Wrath and Bet...moreI actually liked the first book better. Don't get me wrong, this one was good, too (thus the four stars), but all in all, I warmed up to Wrath and Beth a lot easier.
I kind of fell in love with Zsadist, though. Weird, I know. But I can't help it. I'm a sucker for really bad boys. (less)
**spoiler alert** This book was such a disappointment. It's sad, really. Admittedly, the last one wasn't much, either, but I didn't expect two crappy...more**spoiler alert** This book was such a disappointment. It's sad, really. Admittedly, the last one wasn't much, either, but I didn't expect two crappy ones in a row. I finished it this morning, and I don't even remember what it was about. Absolutely nothing interesting happened. Cat and Bones are running around trying to prevent a war, Mencheres is having loud sex (yuck), Vlad doesn't even have a girlfriend (I'm guessing that will be fixed in the next Night Huntress World book, that seems to be Frost's modus operandi) and Justina is joining Tate's crew. This series has been one of my favorites for so long that I feel like I just lost a friend. So where did it all go wrong? For me it was around the time Cat turned into a full vampire. She's suddenly a fucking Superman, absorbing powers from just about everyone - vampires, ghouls, who cares?! It all makes perfect sense. Doesn't it? She can now fly, even though young vampires normally can't even dream about it, she reads human minds, occasionally spits fire, AND she can control ghosts. Hundreds of them. So with this going on throughout the book, Don coming back as a ghost was a complete surprise. A shock even. Riiiight! I knew it before he even died.
Repeating the (in)famous chapter 32 wasn't much of a success either. I don't even want to go there, you'll see for yourselves soon enough. I have a question, though: was I supposed to yawn during this highly anticipated sex scene?
Oooh, I forgot the "your hands are my heaven and your eyes are my home" line. What's up with THAT?! Bones lost about ten points with that one! You live for more than 200 years, and that's all you can come up with? It's just... so corny! AND pathetic.
All in all, it didn't deserve the three stars, but that's how I rated it. Call me sentimental, I don't care. It should have been two stars, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it.