OMG. This book is fantastic! I borrowed it from the library and enjoyed it so much that I pre-ordered the paperback edition today. I must have a copy....moreOMG. This book is fantastic! I borrowed it from the library and enjoyed it so much that I pre-ordered the paperback edition today. I must have a copy. ;)
Meg Corbyn is a blood prophet, and she's on the run. Her ability to see visions of the future via precise cuts to her skin makes her a sought-after tool. But after escaping from the Controller, she seeks shelter in a Courtyard. A place where monsters live and humans are rarely invited.
The night she arrives, Simon Wolfgard makes her an offer she can't refuse: a job and shelter. She's desperate enough to accept and her arrival turns the Courtyard upside down.
There are several words to describe this story: Wow. Amazing. Intoxicating. Yeah, I absolutely adored this book. It hooked me in from the beginning and kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through.
It was well written, the POV changes were perfect, the characters felt so real, and the world building was unique. This is a very dangerous world where the Others pretty much call the shots and humans can be wiped out if they anger them. These are frightening, ancient beings who crave human meat and blood, and take on the guise of wolf, bear, coyote, crow, hawk, etc. The vampires were also very interesting.
I loved Meg. She's such a fantastic, innocent character who is so selfless her kindness often puts her in harm's way. But that's just who she is. Her interaction with the Others transforms their way of thinking, and her friendship with the young wolf Sam is so cute. Let's not forget about Simon, and how their initial awkwardness towards each other becomes so much more.
Well, this is it. I've just finished reading the last book in the Sookie Stackhouse series, and it's left me... satisfied. :) I was really looking for...moreWell, this is it. I've just finished reading the last book in the Sookie Stackhouse series, and it's left me... satisfied. :) I was really looking forward to reading it, but also sad about facing the end because it's one of my favourite series.
Either way, I couldn't wait to get stuck into it...
Sookie has been through a lot since the day she met the vampire Bill. She's had to deal with all sorts of vampire problems and politics, deal with human prejudice, got involved with werewolves, fairies, shifters, battled witches, and found out some pretty big secrets about her grandmother. But she's never lost herself along the way, remained strong and kept her dignity.
In her last adventure, she faces some pretty tough challenges. She's trying to get her life back on track after using the cluviel dor to save Sam's life and losing Eric in the process. Not that she really had him, since he'd been promised to a vampire Queen anyway.
She gets treated pretty badly by some, and several horrible characters from her past decide to return to Bon Temps to get revenge and cause her pain. She's betrayed, arrested, shot, ignored, dumped, stabbed, and mistreated, but there are also a lot of friends willing to stand beside her to try and figure out what's going on. I loved how things were finalised with everyone she's been personally involved with.
This is one excellent book. I enjoyed it from start to finish and was equal parts surprised, excited and sad as I read Sookie's story. She goes through some pretty bad things, but I was very happy with The End and how her friendships and past relationships turn out. After everything she's been through that she's able to stand on her own two feet is an awesome thing, and I loved that.
Dead Ever After is another awesome Sookie book, and a wonderful end to a series that I've enjoyed reading for many years. I'm going to miss Sookie, her friends, family, and the always fascinating--but sometimes terrifying--world she lives in. The final chapter really made me smile, and when I closed the book I was very content. For that, I have to thank Charlaine Harris.
This is another awesome addition to this series. No wonder it's already made it onto my Most Fave UF Series List. I loved it!
Christmas and the New Yea...moreThis is another awesome addition to this series. No wonder it's already made it onto my Most Fave UF Series List. I loved it!
Christmas and the New Year might be around the corner, but if Edie is going to make ends meet she has to keep working through the holidays. She's a nurse in the County Hospital’s Y4 wing, which is where they take care of supernatural creatures.
Except, now that she's been introduced into this world she keeps getting deeper into it. And when she witnesses an old man getting run over by a truck in front of the hospital and he turns out to be an alpha werewolf, she suddenly becomes involved in another messy situation and makes herself an easy target. Not only that, but she's also agreed to be Anna's Ambassador when the teenage vamp gets initiated into the Sanguine.
Between having to put up with her family visiting for the holidays, her brother getting caught up in a dangerous situation, several bizarre houseguests, Grandfather messing with one of these guests, Asher the shapeshifting 'friend', and a werewolf she might not be able to keep her hands off... her life gets more complicated every single day.
I love Edie. She might seem like a human being thrown into a shark pool, but she's always kind and willing to help. She's also stronger than she realises, and not afraid to get her hands dirty. I do feel bad about her not wanting to get involved with anyone after what happened with Ti. Oh, and the ending, didn't expect that!
The third book is on its way as I type this, so I can't wait to see what's next for Edie Spence. :)(less)
I really like this series, so I was looking forward to reading this book.
After what Lucas did to her, Secret wants nothing to do with him. She's also...moreI really like this series, so I was looking forward to reading this book.
After what Lucas did to her, Secret wants nothing to do with him. She's also keeping her distance from Desmond, though she misses him like crazy. Instead, she's looking for comfort in Holden.
So when Lucas (can't stand this guy) demands that she find his missing sister Kellen, or he'll send Desmond away, she agrees. After all, Kellen is her friend.
What follows is a trail of murders that lead to the beautiful but dangerous world of the Fairies. But everyone knows that dealing with these creatures is not easy. Things are never what they seem, and deals made with the fae are never straightforward.
Secret finds out the hard way when she bargains with their king. :/
I enjoyed this book because it's part of a great series and keeps expanding Secret's world. I do have to admit that because of a few things that happened, it's not one of my fave installments.
Still looking forward to reading the next one, though. :)(less)
I just finished this book and really enjoyed it! It's an UF with a new spin, where the Fangborn--werewolves, vampires, oracles--are very different to...moreI just finished this book and really enjoyed it! It's an UF with a new spin, where the Fangborn--werewolves, vampires, oracles--are very different to what we're used to. I liked that!
Zoe is an archaeologist who loses her mother. She's been running most of her life because her mother wanted them to stay a step ahead of Zoe's father's family. But shortly after her mother dies, Zoe gets caught up in something she has no idea about. And when her cousin is abducted, she has no choice but to use her skill and wit to find an artifact the kidnapper wants. She starts following clues to an ancient mystery. One that might actually be closer to her than she ever expected...
I had no idea this book would turn out to be such an international adventure. Zoe ends up going to London, Paris, Berlin, Venice, Greece and Turkey. Wow! It makes me tired just thinking about it, especially since there's a new threat at every turn. Sometimes it's hard to guess who's friend and who's foe. But when Zoe starts using her Beast side, instead of trying to suppress it like she's done most of her life, she slowly learns to use her gifts to her advantage.
This turned out to be a fun book with an interesting heroine, a large cast of characters, and an intriguing adventure dealing with a myth that I personally find fascinating--Pandora's Box. I also found the worldbuilding different, refreshing, and all the archaeology stuff was great too!
I'm looking forward to reading the next installment to see where Zoe ends up next.(less)
Firstly, I just want to say that I love this cover, and the one for the second book. Secondly: Wow! That's what I thought while reading this book.
Jess...moreFirstly, I just want to say that I love this cover, and the one for the second book. Secondly: Wow! That's what I thought while reading this book.
Jessica McClain is living under the alias of Molly Hannon so no one knows where/what she is. She happens to be the daughter of one of the toughest werewolf Alphas in the world, and also the only female in an all-male race. But no amount of hiding is going to keep the truth from getting out now.
She never showed any signs of changing, but it didn't stop the male wolves from despising her, which is why she left the 'safety' of the Compound in the first place. However, one night the impossible happens and Jessica actually changes into a wolf, and she trashes her apartment.
As her father and his most trusted wolves go to her aid and work out the best way to tell the rest of the Pack what's happened, the tension grows. But her fellow Pack wolves aren't the only ones she has to worry about, because it seems that being the only female werewolf in the world has attracted the attention of some other supernaturals. Not to mention the human cop who keeps breathing down her neck...
All hell breaks loose when she's ambushed inside a bar, but finds an ally in the most unlikely shifter.
Full Blooded is an awesome addition to the urban fantasy genre. The world building is fantastic, the heroine a tough woman with a lot of vulnerabilities she won't let stand in her way, and the supporting cast is outstanding. There are so many characters to love, some to hate, and some intriguing ones.
I loved everything about this book! I was instantly hooked and couldn't wait to get to the end... Of course, now, I can't wait to read the next book. Oh, and I can't wait to find out more about Rourke. ;)(less)
OMG! This is the first book in the Dan Shamble, Zombie PI series and it's awesome fun. I had a blast reading it.
Being dead hasn't stopped PI Dan Chamb...moreOMG! This is the first book in the Dan Shamble, Zombie PI series and it's awesome fun. I had a blast reading it.
Being dead hasn't stopped PI Dan Chambeaux from carrying on with his life. Sure, being a zombie means he has to take extra care of himself and really wants to solve who killed him, but there are bills to pay and Chambeaux & Deyer has a full caseload--including a messy divorce, two witch sisters who want compensation from a publisher for a 'spelling error', a mummy who wants to be free from the museum, and a vampire being threatened by a fanatical group.
Yeah, life in the Unnatural Quarter can get pretty messy, but Dan's an awesome detective. And along with his human business partner, his poltergeist girlfriend, and cop BHF (Best Human Friend) he's bound to get answers. Plus a lot of trouble, too!
I loved the tone of this book. It was funny, but still filled with dangerous situations. The characters are so likeable, and outlandish. I loved this book. A lot.
But the best thing about it is just how much fun it is. It's so much fun!
I'm looking forward to getting stuck into the Jessica McClain series, but I wanted to read the prequel first. And, wow, what an introduction to this c...moreI'm looking forward to getting stuck into the Jessica McClain series, but I wanted to read the prequel first. And, wow, what an introduction to this character.
The story starts with Jessica fighting a man who is way bigger and stronger than her. He also happens to be a werewolf, and although he's beating the crap out of her, she still doesn't give up. She's a bit of a smartass and refuses to stay down. So I pretty much liked her right away.
When her father stops the potentially lethal fight, the story really opens up. It turns out that Jessica lives in a compound filled with wolves, and her father's their leader. Still, that hasn't stopped most of the wolves from hating, baiting, and attacking her any chance they get. She also has a twin brother. She seems to be an anomaly--the only female born in a male race. And most of them hate her for it, and believe she's evil.
All she wants to do is leave the compound with her father's blessing, but he doesn't want to let her go. And if he doesn't, he might end up losing her anyway...
This was an excellent prequel novella. It packs quite a punch. There's so much action, but we still get to find out a lot about Jessica, her family, and the dangerous world she lives in. The men who hate her are shockingly brutal and violent. While the few who care about her are gentle and honest.
Yeah, I'm already a fan and can't wait to get my hands on the first book! (less)
This week I received Kitty's 12th book, so I wanted to catch up with her. And of course, this is one of my fave UF series. :)
Kitty, Ben, and Cormac he...moreThis week I received Kitty's 12th book, so I wanted to catch up with her. And of course, this is one of my fave UF series. :)
Kitty, Ben, and Cormac head to London so that Kitty can speak at the First International Conference on Paranatural Studies. But wherever she goes, so does trouble. It starts with something simple and harmless--Luis, the attractive Brazilian were-jaguar flirting with her--but ends with plenty of struggles, and more of a glimpse into just how dark and serious the Long Game is.
She also meets a few more allies: Ned, the Master vampire of London, and Caleb, the werewolf alpha of the British Isles. It was so cool to meet these two and I found them fascinating. I hope they pop back into the series. Cormac's ghostly passenger, Amelia, also gets a chance to go back home and meets some of her ancestors. I really want to read more about how Cormac was possessed by this ghost. Oh, and what about those creepy faeries? Yikes.
I really enjoyed this book! It's another interesting instalment that puts Kitty into the middle of the stirring war and even puts her credibility on the line. I can't wait to see where it leads... (less)
Firstly, I just want to say that I love this cover. All of the covers in this series are awesome, but this one is totally kick-ass. Love it!
Secret is...moreFirstly, I just want to say that I love this cover. All of the covers in this series are awesome, but this one is totally kick-ass. Love it!
Secret is about to marry a werewolf king. Even if her heart really isn't as convinced as her sense of duty to the pack, and she's not enjoying the planning process. Especially since someone is trying to kill her, and haunting dreams keep hounding her.
When her uncle demands Lucas and her visit the south to get his blessing, things go from bad to worse... because her uncle has an ulterior motive. One that reveals a few shocking family secrets and puts Secret's life in danger. But what's new about that, right? ;)
This is another awesome book in an excellent series. One that changes Secret's life in many weird, wonderful, and heartbreaking ways. Wow. I felt so bad for her, and disliked Lucas even more than before!
**spoiler alert** This is the fourth book in the H&W Investigations urban fantasy series. And I have to say that I really like the new cover art....more**spoiler alert** This is the fourth book in the H&W Investigations urban fantasy series. And I have to say that I really like the new cover art. Shia looks kick-ass!
Shiarra's world used to be a lot easier before the Others became a fixture in her life. Now, the NY PI is on the prowl. She's stalking the Sunstrikers wolf pack, desperately trying to get her hands on her cheating ex, Chaz. Which will also lead her to the asshole who scratched her and might now cause her to turn furry during the next full moon.
Alone, without any money, and in need of leads she makes her way towards the White Hats. She hopes these hunters will help in her quest, and by doing this Shia pretty much gets herself deeply involved in every facet of the supernatural world she wishes she'd never become a part of. As her search for Chaz intensifies and she tries not to concentrate on what she might turn into, Shia finds herself wearing the freaky, enchanted hunter’s belt more often because of the power it gives her. And before she knows it, her reality and feelings become warped by it.
I loved how the change was so gradual, how I honestly believed Isaac had her best interests in mind but is slowly manipulating her to do as he pleases. It was so unexpected, when the belt actually reveals its power to control her, I was thrown. But everything started making so much more sense!
This is another awesome, but brutal installment in this excellent urban fantasy series. I really enjoyed it, and was satisfied with the, uh, climax. ;) It's amazing how hard Shia tries to convince herself she doesn't want anything to do with Royce, when it's obvious to everyone else how much she really wants him. LOL.
Can't wait to see what happens next...
PS. This is the first book I read on my Kindle Paperwhite. Love it!(less)
OMG! This book is so awesome. It was so much fun, and even horrific in some places. I love the world, the creatures, the humans... everything!
Edie is...moreOMG! This book is so awesome. It was so much fun, and even horrific in some places. I love the world, the creatures, the humans... everything!
Edie is a nurse in the County Hospital’s Y4 wing, which is where they take care of supernatural creatures. She's completely human and only took the job to save her ungrateful junkie brother. Still, as far as she's concerned a job's a job and she takes as many shifts as she can get.
However, the night she kills a vampire while trying to fulfill a dying man's wish, her life is turned upside down. She's got days before a vampire tribunal decide her fate and in order to survive, she gets herself a vampire lawyer and goes looking for the only witness that can help her--a child vampire. Along the way, she meets an alluring shapeshifter and a very helpful zombie.
I absolutely loved this book. Edie's a brutally honest character who doesn't sugercoat anything. She takes what she wants when she wants it. If she wants to go on a night out, she pops into the local club and dances the night away. If she's in the mood for company, she'll invite a one-night stand into her home. Her Achilles' heel is her brother, who constantly takes advantage of her kindness and steals from her. I didn't like Jake much, I have to admit. The other characters were awesome. I love the staff at Y4, Ti, Asher, and even the creepy Anna.
Can't wait to read the next book. Actually, I've already ordered it and pre-ordered the two after that. I know this is going to become one of my favourite series! :)(less)
This is the latest Sookie Stackhouse book, so I couldn't wait to get stuck into it. And it starts out in a very jovial place, with Sookie and several...moreThis is the latest Sookie Stackhouse book, so I couldn't wait to get stuck into it. And it starts out in a very jovial place, with Sookie and several of her girlfriends having a good time during Ladies Only night at Hooligans. Surely nothing can go wrong in a strip club... Um, we're talking about Sookie's world, so yeah, something strange happens. :)
When her great-grandfather, Niall, pays her a visit and starts asking her questions about why Claude and Dermot are living with her, she starts to wonder what the hell is going on. As he continues to dodge her question of why he's visiting, Sookie finds herself in the middle of a heated fae discussion that ends with Niall taking Claude back to Faery with him, to try and figure out who cursed Dermot.
As if that's not enough, she also has to attend a vampire party to answer a few questions the King of Nevada, Arkansas, and Louisiana has about what happened to Victor. She doesn't want to be there, but knows she needs to. And things get worse when she finds Eric drinking from another woman. A strange woman who then ends up dead in the front yard, and the focus of a human police investigation.
All of a sudden, she doesn't know who to trust--there were plenty of people who had a reason to want the girl dead, and each had the time to do it. Still, there are a lot of other issues she has to focus on. Like her lack of relationship time with Eric and how he keeps leaving her out of a very important proposal he's facing, Bill continuously hanging around to remind her he still loves her, a serious Were situation she gets herself caught up in, and the cluviel dor. The item so many desire, but Sookie's determined to keep safe.
She knows it holds great power, and is strong enough to attract the Fae her way... So how will she use it? And what is her true heart's desire? Will using the cluviel dor make her realise what/who is really important to her? I loved how it all worked out.
Deadlocked is the second last book in Sookie's series, and I absolutely loved every minute of it! It's once again filled with unseen danger, multiple threats, a complicated love life that seems to get more entangled with every book, good and lasting friendships, as well as one of the deepest betrayals she's faced. I felt so bad for her, but have to admit that I loved the way the book ended.
Now, I can't wait to read the last book. Of course, it'll also be very sad when I finish it. This series is one of my favourites!(less)
This series has officially been added to my fave UF series list. I really like Secret, her world, and the complications of her love life.
Secret is a T...moreThis series has officially been added to my fave UF series list. I really like Secret, her world, and the complications of her love life.
Secret is a Tribunal Leader now, so she no longer goes out hunting rogue vampires on her own. She's got a new set of responsibilities to deal with on her vampire side, as well as on her werewolf side. No wonder her destiny is split.
Also, if Lucas is going to prove that he's a worthy king, he has to show strength and that includes a union with Secret. Which doesn't sound so bad considering she really cares about him. The problem is she's in love with somebody else.
As if that's not enough to occupy her time and attention, her ex calls her out of the blue because he needs her help. And when she agrees to help Holden find a missing girl for the queen of the were-ocelots, Secret has no idea that both of these problems lead to the same creep...
Yeah, this series just gets better and better. It's complicated, violent, well written, and has totally hooked me in. There's plenty of action too. And Desmond. And Holden. ;) There's a bit of everything for everyone. I just love how this world gets bigger and bigger.
OMG. This is one of my favourite UF series, and this book was awesome!
Mercy and Adam get married, and what's supposed to be some time alone and away...moreOMG. This is one of my favourite UF series, and this book was awesome!
Mercy and Adam get married, and what's supposed to be some time alone and away from the pack to enjoy their honeymoon, turns into a very dangerous adventure. One that puts Mercy against a river monster she might not be able to defeat... And along the way reveals some pretty cool secrets about her origins.
I absolutely loved every minute of this book and couldn't stay away from it. I just had to know what was going to happen next. Oh, plus Mercy and Adam are so perfect together!(less)
I really enjoyed Tantalize, so when I found out there was a graphic novel of the story through the eyes of Kieren, I borrowed it from the library.
Kier...moreI really enjoyed Tantalize, so when I found out there was a graphic novel of the story through the eyes of Kieren, I borrowed it from the library.
Kieren is a young werewolf who will soon have to go and become a part of a pack. But he's in love with his best friend Quincie. When she starts acting strange and dead bodies start popping up all over the place, Kieren's determined to figure it all out. He's also determined to save Quincie, no matter what.
It was nice reading his side of the story and I really enjoyed how it all came together at the end. The story was great, but the art was good. I kinda wished that the whole book looked just as lovely as the cover, but it didn't. Still, the story and art complemented each other.(less)
I'm really enjoying this series, and because this novella is set during the festive season, I wanted to read it before the new year ticked over. ;) An...moreI'm really enjoying this series, and because this novella is set during the festive season, I wanted to read it before the new year ticked over. ;) And I wasn't disappointed.
Secret's getting ready to enjoy her first Christmas with a new host of friends... but while she's trying to figure out what presents to buy, there's an insane killer loose in New York. And when the killer starts leaving dismembered limbs inside newspaper and police offices, her detective friend, Mercedes, calls her in for some help.
Tracking this killer isn't going to be easy, but Secret's determined to put a stop to it. And as much as she tries to figure it all out, it's not until the killer strikes really close to home that she's finally able to figure things out--with a little help from her friends.
I loved this story! Not only because it fit so well into the rest of the series and intensified her relationship with Desmond, but also because she finally had to face some of the feelings she now has for Holden. Poor Secret, I don't think she's ever going to be able to settle on the one guy. ;)
After the Tribunal gave Secret her latest assignment, she took off. How can she kill Holden without knowing what he's accused of? So, she's gone to spend a bit of time with her grandmother. But when she's forcibly taken back to New York, Secret has no choice but to face everyone and everything she ran away from.
Now, she's determined to clear Holden's name. Which includes finding out why the Tribunal wants him dead. But this will lead her to an unexpected discovery, as well as some truly horrible creatures hiding out in an abandoned amusement park.
Oh, and let's not forget her very complicated love life--she's got two werewolf boyfriends, and a pesky vampire that seems to be consuming her fantasies lately.
This was another very exciting, action-packed installment and I can't wait to read more... especially after the unexpected ending. Lucky for me, I have the next novella already waiting for me on my Kindle! ;)(less)
This is the second book in the Rhiannon's Law series, and after reading the first one, I couldn't wait to get stuck into it. And it didn't disappoint....moreThis is the second book in the Rhiannon's Law series, and after reading the first one, I couldn't wait to get stuck into it. And it didn't disappoint. It did, however, take an unexpected turn that changes everything and kept me guessing right until the end.
After making a deal with a demon that she thought would actually help Disco, Rhiannon is sent 101 years into the future. She finds herself in a very different reality, in a world that is nothing like the one she knows. The vampires are running the nights, and werewolves are forming a rebellion to rival them. And when Rhiannon captures the attention of a werewolf called Carter, she's taken to their compound and finds herself in a new world of trouble.
All she wants to do is get back to her real time, to escape this shitty world where her rules don't exactly fit and Disco doesn't exist. However, before she can do that she needs to set a few things right and also finds herself in a very different relationship with the vampire Paine. Suddenly, trying to find a way back doesn't seem as impossible as what will happen when she returns and once again risks changing the path of destiny. Not just for herself, but for everyone around her...
Wow. This book was seriously awesome. It's very different from the first one and is a gritty mix of futuristic, with a good dose of urban fantasy. Not only is the story complex and kept me hanging until everything was revealed--because there are several layers, twists and turns, as well as a case of 'things aren't always what they seem'--but the emotional depth was incredible. Poor Rhiannon goes through some huge ups and downs. She also finds out a lot about herself, as she's forced to adjust to a reality nothing like her own.
This series is shaping up to be quite an interesting rollercoaster ride, and I can't wait to see where it's going to lead next for Rhiannon, Disco, Paine, and Goose. I know a lot of what happened in this installment will have huge repercussions for future books, and I can't wait...(less)