10 Reasons why you should read Sweet Peril, if you liked Sweet Evil:
#1 Kaidan. The son of the de4,5 stars
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10 Reasons why you should read Sweet Peril, if you liked Sweet Evil:
#1 Kaidan. The son of the demon Duke of Lust has indeed less 'screentime' than in Sweet Evil but he's sexier and sweeter than ever! Now careful diaries, you may worship him, but only from a great distance for he is already taken! (Of course taken by ME... Anna is the past.). Bloody Hell! He's so hot the pages were sizzling!
#2 Adventures. A lot more going on than in the previous book. For example, we see places to where one would never go willingly, except if one has a serious masochism issue. More than once Anna and her minions find themselves in life-threatening positions.
#4 Backstory. Higgins finally began turning on a certain light bulb and we see some things more clearly now. There is everything like in a carnival (we have that too); stories of various tragic past, a hopeful prophecy (though we already knew about this at the end of the first book but hey, at least we got confirmation, and it wa a good opportunity to bring in a ghostly messenger from Anna's past.) and we get a couple of juicy information about some of the nephilim.
#5 Kopano. This time He has more part, than in Sweet Evil, and turns out he's a lot more interesting than I first thought. The guy is the übersilent type but has a charisma that never lets us forget he is there even if he doesn't speak a word. He would be a worthy opponent to Kaidan in the battle for Anna's heart, if he had a real chance. Sweet, sexy, dangerous in his own way, and St. blender, Batman! He's a mix of the two best raw materials! I am convinced, so he's mine too!
#6 The Dukes. Yep, they are the ones we all love to hate. Well, they do not disappoint. Wherever they appear, there's bloodshed. Luckly our little rebels don't run into them at every step on the way, otherwise this would be a really short rebellion. However, we all can agree on one thing: They're a damn good conflict in the series. The readers - at least the heartless ones like myself - might even find themselves wishing for more scenes with the douche Dukes, nephilims be damned...
#7 Blake. orgive me for bringing up another male character as a reason, but for this once it has nothing to do with my girlish enthusiasm. Namely, Blake is the joker on duty, causing some LOL moments in the midst of drama and tension. Thank you, Blake!
#8 New Players! That's right, baby! Two new Nephilims are joining to Anna's little uprising. In addition, both are warrior types. Flynn and Zania, both very interesting characters, though Zania's hardness was broken by the end of the book but let's hope, she will recover. We'll light some candles for Flynn's soul.
#9 Anna. Her character has changed a lot since the last time we saw her and although she still has not reached the point where she joins my favorite female characters (still too much drama to that), but she's on the right path. She's ballsier and managed to grew a backbone. She can now kick some serious arse and could join a circus as a knife thrower. If only she would shave off a bit of her cooking obsession. Although at least I've got some good ideas for my weekend lunch.
#10 Stable Bridge. No, It did not turn suddenly into an architectural tutorial book. I mean with Sweet Peril we can honestly say that we get a pretty fair transition between the first (set up) and third (showdown) volumes in the series. It's not perfect, or extremely good, but easily beats the second books of most of the trilogies in this genre. It is a fast and easy read and slowly devoured me, Kaidan or not. Those who do not eagerly looking forward to the third book should be all named Pinocchio! 'Cuz they're obviously liars! ...more
Although it's recommended that you read Kissed by a Dark Prince (EM #1) before Claimed by a Demon King, I - however - had not (shame on me!).4.5 stars
Although it's recommended that you read Kissed by a Dark Prince (EM #1) before Claimed by a Demon King, I - however - had not (shame on me!). Yes, sometimes I felt confused/curious - which was completely my own fault - when the characters mentioned some early events happened in the previous book, but I didn't feel that my lack of reading 'Kissed by a Dark Prince' impacted my reading and enjoyment of 'Claimed by a Demon King' (other than I wanted to know more about Loren and Vail, so I'm going to read the first book ASAP).
Felicity's PNR books and me have a constant war, so to speak. Some of them really amazed me and became my favorites, some of them just didn't do it for Me. I always bitching about the lack of action, even though I know it's PNR not an UF (can't help it, sorry!!) and I kind of just jumped into the middle of this new series, not knowing exactly what to expect this time. I WAS IMMEDIATELY SUCKED IN! Truth to be told, It still has more lovemaking than fighting, but I really enjoyed it.
I don't know what I loved most: the characters/their relationships or the world building. Granted, I rolled my eyes at the heroine, Sable sometimes (she was a bit whiny), but she was okay most of the time. In fight? She is Badass!
Thorne, THE Demon King, on the other hand is soooooo freaking entertaining. He's possessive as hell - duh! -, but when he figures out he can't win the lady by acting as a caveman, his attempts to learn/understand human behavior, emotions and customs are sweet and usually really funny. He has more humanity than the other demons/creatures.
But Thorne isn't the only one who wants our girlfriend. Nope, here comes a love triangle! Well, sort of. Add Legolas err. I mean Bleu - a HOT elf warrior to that pile of hot mess and you got yourself a crazy entertaining ménage à trois. Okay, not really, these men are too stubborn and possessive to share anything, and Sable wants only Thorne. Which always leads to bloodshed. But they're sweet when trying to outdo the other.
Besides these three, we have a quite powerful line of side characters. Readers can meet Loren, Olivia and Vail again. An entire werewolf pack, and a vampire clan with a jackass, but fun leader, some human warriors, witches - good and evil -, even dragon shifters. Plus we meet some of the VET crew (Snow <3). I loved how all these different creatures got together to stop the big bad wolf -err Demon King. I loved their interactions, even their fights. We lose some of them along the way, and it hurts! So there is love, hate, friendship, alliance, betrayal, mystery and death. The world building is absolutely phenomenal!! The different realms, different races with their own unique features and abilities and hierarchy. Again I was mind-blown by Felicity's ability to describe so vividly and powerfully everything. Of course my favorite parts were the two fight scenes (including the childish fights between Thorne and Bleu :)), but I instantly felt the chemistry between the characters, so the romance was great, too.
Overall I think, this must be one of Felicity's best PNR books to date. There are a bunch of cliches, but honestly? I don't give a rat's ass about cliches. I enjoyed it, even loved it and it definitely become my favorite. The next book is gonna be Vail's, Loren's brother and I'm pretty sure he's gonna get into trouble with a certain witch. It should be fun!...more
I am not a big zombie fiction fan. In fact this was my first book about zombies. I'm not going to lie, the cover got me first. The covers for this serI am not a big zombie fiction fan. In fact this was my first book about zombies. I'm not going to lie, the cover got me first. The covers for this series are just fucking mind blowing. Dan dos Santos is a brilliant artist, and I think even if they’re not represent Angel 100%; they totally fit for the books' tone.
Everything you have to know about the basic story is in the blurb. This is not a zombie horror. It's just like the usual good Urban Fantasy with vampires, only this time instead of the bloodsuckers, we get to meet the brain eaters. And even though it’s not horror, it's definitely not for the weakest stomach. There are gross crime scenes, autopsies and, of course many many brain chewing. Yummy! Eve though I said it's like the UF with vampires, it's something fresh - that is if the characters keep eating brains, anyway. It was interesting and kind of morbidly funny sometimes to see how these zombies function. It was nothing like Resident Evil or anything like that. These zombies blended in the way vampires do and try to live - sort of - a relatively normal life, at least, most of them. The story starts with a mystery which gets even bigger and more complicated as the story goes on, ending with a huge twist at the end of the book. I totally did not see that coming. For the most part it's a bit slow, not much happening other than we watch Angel cooping with her new "life". But she's a great character enough to keep me interested in her story. And the mysteries were nagging at me too.
Angel's greatness comes from many things. First, there's her humor. She's not hysterically funny that makes you laugh at every page, but she has a good amount of sarcastic humor. Although she’s a bit slow putting the jigsaw pieces together sometimes, she’s undeniably clever too. Besides these, she’s an admirable strong character. Not necessarily kick-ass, although she does gets the hang of being a zombie – discovers the perks: superpower, super speed and super strength, all handy stuff – and saves the day. But her emotional strength and her willpower makes her a character anyone could relate to. She got a second chance and she’s not about to blow it. She grows as the story goes on and shows everyone, especially herself that she is not a loser and won’t let anyone tell differently or drag her down again.
There are plenty of side characters. Some more important,than the others. I probably wanted to punch half of them in the face most of the time (kmh… Nick), but there are really likable ones too, such as Angel’s boss, Marcus the good cop, or Derrel. And then there are some I can’t decide I hate them or love them…right Kang? He’s a funny SOB. Also not everyone is what/who you’d think.
As for the romance... it's a really really little subplot. I think it's going to get a bit bigger in the next book, but so far Angel's story is really an Urban Fantasy and not a paranormal romance.
It’s not necessary, but I love books with an important message. ‘My life as a white trash zombie’ sends probably one of the most important one. No one born to be a loser or a trash. It's all about our own choices. Don’t let anyone else defy who you are and what you're capable of. Don’t let yourself to be dragged down, anyone who tries to is not on your side. All you have to do is think through and will it. Want it, believe it, do it and shit like that. You know like Yoda said..: “I can’t believe it.” “That is why you fail.”...more
Note: I received this as a free eARC through Netgalley
I’ve never read any of Susan’s book yet, so I didn’t know what to expect from her writing style,Note: I received this as a free eARC through Netgalley
I’ve never read any of Susan’s book yet, so I didn’t know what to expect from her writing style, but what I hoped for was an enthralling, fast paced, compelling story with a strong, smart and dignified heroine, a crafty, so-much-more-than-simply-evil REAL villain and plenty of Mythological references.
What I actually got, fortunately, doesn’t alter much from those above. I got what I expected and I'm really glad that I had the opportunity to read this wonderful book, despite the issues I had. One of my eyes is smiling, while the other is crying over the fact that it's going to be a trilogy, because waiting for the next one is one of the worst kind of tortures, but I'm also happy because there's so much more to explore of this amazing world. I highly recommend the book to anyone who like the genre. Absolutely stunning storytelling!
Aaaaaand Cliffhanger alert! Yes, there is NO END yet, so I should start crating a survivor plan, because the waiting for the next book is already killing me, and this one isn't even out yet!! Oh Odin's hairy balls!
I'm a big fan of Accardo's writing. She's probably the only YA author I trust completely. I know and love her style, so I didn't even hesitat4.5 stars
I'm a big fan of Accardo's writing. She's probably the only YA author I trust completely. I know and love her style, so I didn't even hesitate to jump on her new YA series when I got the chance. And that is saying a lot considering I'm not a big fan of YA books.
What I love about Accardo's books is that her heroines are different than the ones you find in most of YA books. Her characters are always classy and sassy. They're entertaining, rebellious yes, but they're more mature, intelligent and original than the average YA characters. And Jessie is no exception. Now let's throw in a perfect ten kind of guy. Lukas Scott is hotter than the flames of hell, intelligent, snarky, perfect match for Jessie. But he's also kind of... old-fashioned. And he is knee deep into the mess around the Sins.
Darker Days is like when Veronica Mars meets Supernatural. It's a race against time, odds, and powerful creatures. Not just the Sins, but demons and witches. It's full of drama, humor, twists and turns, hundreds of years old, life changing secrets. From the moment Lukas steps into the Darkers's office and they agree to help him, their faith in each other is being tested.
The story itself is quite catching (duh! It's about the 7 Deadly Sins after all...). The strongest aspects of the book are the investigation parts, the tone and the character development. And they are truly great. It was fascinating and exciting to watch all the secrets and plans unfolding. I believed and felt the tone of certain situations like the need for revenge, confusion and desperation. Oh and I also liked the few various jobs Jessie has to solve. She is pretty badass. The weak parts were the conflicts and the Sins. I have to be honest, they were a bit disappointing even though I loved the book overall. I expected a bigger chaos, more bad things happening. I wanted to see more of the Sins and their works. Also the villain's motivation is kind of lost on me. It was more like a teen drama and I wouldn't really say that particular person is a great antagonist. However, the One who's pulling the strings of basically everyone was a surprise and a great one. I liked the ending and the idea behind Jessie's fate. I'd like to see what kind of trouble she'll find herself from now on.
Darker Days doesn't really end with a cliffhanger, and I have no clue what to expect from the sequel, but I can't wait to see it.
It's really hard to talk about this book without giving away anything important, so this won't be a long review where I go deep into the story.
TremblIt's really hard to talk about this book without giving away anything important, so this won't be a long review where I go deep into the story.
Tremble was top notch, adventurous, dramatic with a good amount of dark humour and sarcasm. The events in Tremble are definitely game changer. Readers better prepare for pulse-pounding action and stirring battle scenes, unexpected losses in many ways, shocking secret reveals and most of all.... to have their emotions rollercoastered (shhh, it's a word now!)! So many people to hate, and many more to mourn and to root for.
Kale has changed. And I extremely enjoyed it. It's fair to say that Tremble made me really love his character. And oh snap! His sort-of-new ability kicks ass hard!! Dez is still amazing and she's learning from her mistakes, and growing up but still keeping her sassy attitude that we all love. The minor characters were pushed back a little bit this time, but that's completely okay and I wouldn't list it as a negative. However, I'm mad about what happened with Alex (no spoiler here). I hope Jus will read this and will not kill me by saying goodbye to my favorite character and their hilarious brawlings with Kale!! Also, I want to see more Able & Aubrey, please (the bonus scene was awesome).
The book is not flawless and has it's upside downs, but frankly, I don't really care about those as long as Jus keeps giving us such a compelling, energetic story with this insane crew leading the way. I liked the series from the moment I read Touch, but Tremble took it to a whole new level and made me absolutely adore it. So here I am, desperately waiting for the next one....more
This was probably the most anticipated book in this series among the fans and Felicity knew that and was cruel enough to write this last. Nonetheless,This was probably the most anticipated book in this series among the fans and Felicity knew that and was cruel enough to write this last. Nonetheless, noone can be mad at her, because with Unleash she has delivered an eminent ending to the series. Although I have a little hope, that she will give us a few more books about the next generation, maybe (hint, hint).
Snow's and Aurora's story is captivating, dramatic, emotional and very intense. It's about salvation, forgiveness and second chances, betrayal, but most of all, it's about what's worth living...Love.
This book is not action packed (I should mention the final battel part because, Devil, that was freaking E-P-I-C), but this story digs deep into the reader's heart and soul. The characters' fascinating history and their connection, their goals worked perfectly with the main conflict of the story.
Aurora's true identity brought something fresh, some plus to this world. And Snow was exactly the character I hoped for. As for the side characters, it was great to see the wole crew together several times and I can easily believe this is a freaking big, but a real family.
The reason I give it 4,5 stars instead of 5 is because there was much more internal monologue and way less real dialogue. I think Snow and Aurora should have comunicated more.
Unleash took the series to a whole new level. It was already more than just an erotic paranormal romance series for a while now, but the icing on the cake was definitely Snow's divine story. Absolute favorite of mine in the series. Perfect ending!...more
We get real action at the beginning and at the end of the book. Between those it’s more about politics and Darling & Zarya’s relationship. And I lWe get real action at the beginning and at the end of the book. Between those it’s more about politics and Darling & Zarya’s relationship. And I loved every line.
Darling is a loveable character and not a typical macho, he’s sometimes insecure. In spite of that he’s also one of the best killing-machine, the balance between Kere and Darling is amazing. Darling is the emotionally weaker, insecure himself, while Kere is the darker, precise assassin. Kenyon did a hellish job merging these two into one person and illustrating it. He’s one of my favorite characters.
I don’t know what to say about Zarya, except, that she fits in the League’s heroines without being a copycat. Every one of them can be found in her; the warrior, the naive, the martyr… We could say that she’s the modern world’s kick-ass Juliet. I liked her.
Those who know and love the series will love this one too, and this is a must read! Those of you, who not started this series yet, don’t start with this one, read it in order! Moreover, don’t let the “sci-fi” label hold you back. Every book is amazing! Oh and if you’re a really emotional person, I suggest you to keep a pack of tissue close!
Angel’s Flight was a positive experience for me on several points. First, it is a collection of short stories, so I got more for my money; even if theAngel’s Flight was a positive experience for me on several points. First, it is a collection of short stories, so I got more for my money; even if the facts weren’t really important, they were interesting. Second, I absolutely loved three out of the four novellas. They brought characters for whom I didn’t care much before closer to my heart. Congratulations Nalini!
Loved it. Why, you may ask. Because it was a quick, fun and H-O-T read with a good plot.
The beginning was a lot of fun, because we met Lily's succubus crazy sisters and this trio was absolutely hilarious. Big sisters are trying to take care of little sis.
“Lil’s whiter than Edward Cullen and you’re talking about where her diploma should go? It’s like the blind leading the sexless.”
And we also get to meet Campbell's brother. They're a joke bomb together too.
“My spidey senses are tingling.” “Sure it’s not your cock, you asshole?”
Yeah. crazy crew, I know! So when Lily and Campbell "accidently" meet in a bar for the first time in ten years, there's no holding back. Those scenes are hot, steamy yet tasteful. But yes, you should be expecting a "R" scene for sure! And they loooove to tease eachother. It's fun!
Lily's full name was something that I DID NOT expect, haha. I think it was a bit risky to put that in, 'cause it could have been a really bad cliché and I don't know what exactly saved it, but I loved it.
The thing that I love the most about these 1NS stories is that how the authors put the titles in the books. They're not just metaphorically refering to something, they are present in the books. And Lightning isn't an exception either. Although I don't really get what does a succubus have anything to do with this, 'cause usually the valkyrs are who do this orgasm-causing-lightning thing. I guess that is the only reason why I don't give this book 5 stars. I could have used a tiny explanation. But all together it was good.
Honestly, I'm sorry that this was a short story. In my opinion It could have been a great novel.
*I received a copy from the author for review purposes.