Sweet Christmas!! I would sell my soul for the next book!! I can't truly express how much I love this series, I'm so fucking glad I somehow found it aSweet Christmas!! I would sell my soul for the next book!! I can't truly express how much I love this series, I'm so fucking glad I somehow found it and gave it a try. Amazing covers and even better (yes, it's possible) story.
For some reason I thought this was going to be a trilogy, but it's not (YAY!!!), in fact the next book comes out in May (HELL YEAH!!!). However, Born To Be Wilde does answer a lot of questions and ties up a few loose ends like Sara's family, the 6 missing kids, and the consequences of the big events in the previous book.
This time Sara has to visit Atlantis - god, I love these Tomb Raider/Indiana Jones styled scenes. Honestly, magical artifact hunter with tarot cards? GENIUS, the best job for a book's MC. It's so interesting and exciting, you'll never know what will happen (Sara might disagree with me, though). So, back to Atlantis... it's not easy to get there, given the fact that it's a place nonexistent in this time and place. If she wants to beat her arch enemy, and save those 6 kids she'll need special weapons. To get there she also needs huge help, from a really mysterious Arcana (I love her!!). Of course she screws up badly (not truly her fault, so I still love you Sara), and brings hell to earth.
The romance between the Magician and Sara is sooooo freaking frustrating, but incredibly exciting and sweet. I adore these two. I seriously hope they're endgame because no matter what, I'd go down with this ship.
The action/adventure is a core part of the book so you can expect a lot of it. Same with the mysteries, so the usual, really.
Born To Be Wilde features old and new characters as well, at least for a brief scene basically everyone we hate or love drops by to say something vague.
Born To Be Wilde might be the best of the series so far and it doesn't look like it has any intention to slow down anytime soon. I sure hope not! Jenn Stark is a terrific storyteller, the pace, the romance, the action, the mystery, the magic - they're all in perfect balance and give us a truly unique and mesmerizing Urban Fantasy series. ...more
It's set in an interesting world (as far as I can tell, because the author didn't really explain it well.). I loved the characters, Sarah re3.5 stars.
It's set in an interesting world (as far as I can tell, because the author didn't really explain it well.). I loved the characters, Sarah reminds me of Charley Davidson only less annoying, her humor is great. The book needs some editing, though.
Soooo... I have my hungarian review written, but right now I'm too lazy to write and english one, so here's a (not full, 'cuz stupid tumblr won't let mSoooo... I have my hungarian review written, but right now I'm too lazy to write and english one, so here's a (not full, 'cuz stupid tumblr won't let me post more than 10 pic...) wrap up of my feelings about the book. Enjoy!
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