I've had this book on my Kindle for a while, so I decided to give it a go. As soon as I started it, I was hooked in by the voice and the story... andI've had this book on my Kindle for a while, so I decided to give it a go. As soon as I started it, I was hooked in by the voice and the story... and then Casper appeared out of nowhere and sucked away all my enjoyment.
Allegra is a paranormal investigator with a very good track record. Her latest case takes her to Scotland, where she has to solve a few mysterious deaths.
You know, it's such a shame that I didn't enjoy this book as much as I thought I would. :( I mean, the writing's awesome, and so is Allegra's voice. I loved the mythology, as well as Douglas and the other characters from Furness. But I just didn't like Casper, and since he's the object of Allegra's affection and her guardian angel, it was too hard to fully enjoy the story.
This is the second book in the H&W Investigations urban fantasy series. After really enjoying the first one, I was looking forward to reading thisThis is the second book in the H&W Investigations urban fantasy series. After really enjoying the first one, I was looking forward to reading this one. So I powered up my Kindle and got stuck into it over the weekend...
Shiarra used to be reluctant to take any part in the world of Others, but after the events of the first book, she's now got a contract with a vampire, has a Were boyfriend, and her best friend/business partner is dating a mage. Oh, and the White Hats--who happen to hunt Others--are still trying to recruit her. But nothing is as frightening as the new vampire in town. Max is in New York to get revenge for the death of one of his vampires, which means hurting Royce. The two vamps have a very intense history and Shiarra's just been cast in the leading role to end their rivalry.
While this book is still filled with snarky comments and still has some fun elements, it's a lot darker than the first. We really get into the nitty-gritty of just how scary vampires can be, and Shiarra finds herself in one bad situation after another. I was hooked, and couldn't wait to see how it was all going to work out.
I read and absolutely loved this book when I was in high school. There were a lot of post-nuclear war stories around when I was a kid, and this was onI read and absolutely loved this book when I was in high school. There were a lot of post-nuclear war stories around when I was a kid, and this was one of the best ones I've ever read. :)...more
You know, I was going to start reading another book just before I decided to check out this book on my Kindle. I just wanted to read the first chapterYou know, I was going to start reading another book just before I decided to check out this book on my Kindle. I just wanted to read the first chapter, get a taste of it... and before I realised it, I'd read the first three chapters and was hooked!
This is the first book in the Rhiannon's Law urban fantasy series.
Rhiannon is a tough bartender with an attitude, and a vocabulary that includes many colorful curse words. She's also a necromancer, and can see ghosts. Although she has no formal training in necromancy, or even knows the kind of power she possesses, she's soon thrust into a dangerous world of vampires. And when Disco asks her to help him find out why vampires are going missing, her world is turned upside down.
This gets her closer to a fellow necromancer called Ethan (she dubs him Goose) and she starts to learn a little more about necromancy. It also gets her so deep into this mysterious and dangerous world that if she wants to survive, she's forced to put her total trust in Disco. Trust is something Rhiannon has a huge issue with. Her past shaped her into what she is, and keeping others at a distance is how she's survived. Not anymore.
I absolutely loved everything about this book! I think it's UF at it's dark and grittiest. I found Rhiannon to be an awesome narrator, and liked her instantly. Others might've had a problem with her attitude, but I actually found it drew me closer to her. Made me like her more. And Disco? What can I say about Disco? I loved him just as much as Rhiannon. I liked Ethan too, and am totally intrigued by Paine.
Also, this book is very well written. Not just the plot and the very interesting characters, but the writing style makes the reading smooth and fun. As well as intense and scary.
The addition of two short stories at the end of the book was also a great idea:
Eyes on Me is the story of Rhiannon and Disco's first meeting, and gives us a glimpse at Cash, and how Disco works out what she is.
More Than Words is an erotic little story between Rhiannon and Disco, which reinforces how deep their connection is... and makes the end of the book that much more heartbreaking. :(
I just finished reading this book this morning, and I had a lot of fun with it! It's another great urban fantasy story, but this time it features a huI just finished reading this book this morning, and I had a lot of fun with it! It's another great urban fantasy story, but this time it features a human heroine who's a little reluctant to be part of the supernatural world. Even if she keeps getting dragged into it.
This book's packed with a heap of good stuff--vampires, werewolves, magi, unsolved murders, family matters, problems of the heart, action, and an addictive story with a unique flavour that'll keep you interested until the very end.
Enjoyed it so much that I've already got the next one in the series waiting on my Kindle. :)...more