Something about the Eternal Guardians series just does it for me. I don't know what it is...but it is there. Demetrius is one of my favorite characterSomething about the Eternal Guardians series just does it for me. I don't know what it is...but it is there. Demetrius is one of my favorite characters in the series so I knew this one would appeal. It didn't disappoint. This book also really advanced some of the long term series plot issues and established new ones for future books. Can't wait! :)...more
This gets no stars-NONE-ZERO-ZIP-ZILTCH-NADA!!!!!!
20 books......TWENTY!!!! (view spoiler)[And that is the ending tThis gets no stars-NONE-ZERO-ZIP-ZILTCH-NADA!!!!!!
20 books......TWENTY!!!! (view spoiler)[And that is the ending to the major series conflict? Three paragraphs to kill off the biggest badass of all the paranormal world? Thousands of years of all the other scary beasties fearing you, and you are taken out in like 2 mintues by a power that Anita has had since book...which one was it? Eight? And Jean-Claude wasn't even there! Or Richard. Or Micah. Or even Edward...OR...OR.....OROROROROROROR! Nope, she had Nicky. Oh, Nicky the bride. Nicky the biggest wimp in her man-arsenal! That is who she had at her side to throw down with Mommie Dearest. (hide spoiler)]
I am so pissed I could scream! How many years of my life did I spent looking forward to these books? Then how many more years did I agonize over reading them, knowing they were crap, but desperately wanting them to improve?
This was such undigestable crap that I can't even express my contempt for it. It actually made me physically nauseous. I want to cry or rage or just sink into the inevitable despair over what this once fine series has become.
I once asked if this woman had any pride left in her craft at all. I know the answer now.
This was not my favorite LOTU book but I did enjoy it. I had no problems with another Harpy being the love interest for Strider since I think the HarpThis was not my favorite LOTU book but I did enjoy it. I had no problems with another Harpy being the love interest for Strider since I think the Harpies are a kick. They are the right kind of girls for some of our Lords so go Kaia! My issue was that the transition for Strider from 'not going to accept this' to 'Kaia is the one for me' felt abrupt to me. Or perhaps just felt as if some steps were skipped. The other issue I had was that all the relationships with the secondary characters (in relation to Kaia) felt a bit shallow. The mother/daughter part had a tacked on quality for me.
However, I liked the overall story. The Harpy Games were awesome! I am thinking that we are going to see Lazarus(sp?) again. Just a hunch since such a big deal was made out of him having a good character. Also, the fact that his spirit is IN the Paring Rod and the Lords have the rod now kind of makes me wonder. Misery still needs a man doesn't she? And this fellow fits the bill for me. We'll see.
It was nice to see Paris make some headway finally, poor guy. (Please note that it is a credit to her writing that Gena has made me so sympathetic to the man who gets more booty than any other on Earth/Olymus/Titania/Hell/etc.)
My favorite part was seeing something of Kane! I have always felt bad for Kane and Torin. Their demons keep them quite lonely if you ask me so their stories really interest me. Also,(view spoiler)[I am tickled that we will be seeing more of the Horsemen/women? in the stories. They were funny/entertaining for me and I will welcome more backstory on them. Especially since it will bring in more of William's story as well. (hide spoiler)]
This one didn't grab me like some of the others but it was a solid book nevertheless....more
-Cute idea. -I wish all scientists look like Anthony. -The heroine is actually too aggressive I think. (Who knew that could happen? ;P ) -The story wa★ ★
-Cute idea. -I wish all scientists look like Anthony. -The heroine is actually too aggressive I think. (Who knew that could happen? ;P ) -The story was shorter than I would have liked. -The end was rushed, so after you had just got into the 'flow', you got the last 1/4 of the story dumped on you in about 20 pages. (I had the urge to turn my Kindle over and see if there were more pages on the back that I had missed!)
*Entertaining in a 'I'm killing time way'. I do not regret reading it, but I wouldn't recommend it....more
This book was really good and I enjoyed it greatly! Well written and smokin' hot, I felt this was a well executed story. There was a good balance betwThis book was really good and I enjoyed it greatly! Well written and smokin' hot, I felt this was a well executed story. There was a good balance between the plot and the romance aspect so you weren't bored at any point. I only had one complaint and it was small. I felt that Talaith was a bit odd when it came to giving herself over to love. Grow a spine girl! Briec was a bit dense for being 264, but hey, men age differently than women, right? :D...more
These were cute stories; light and fluffy for the most part. The series (I can tell) is going to suffer heavily from the 'formulaic romance' issue butThese were cute stories; light and fluffy for the most part. The series (I can tell) is going to suffer heavily from the 'formulaic romance' issue but regardless, they were funny at times so I will continue on.
My only real complaint was that the transition between basic plot and steamy moments was really abrupt. So much so that the feel of the story's narrative style shifted gears and turned a corner. One minute, you were enjoying learning about the characters and a bit about the dragon 'world', the next you were being inundated with really coarse phrasing and gutter language. It had the feel of young teen boys trying out their 'hey baby' lines. Very juvenile leaps and a lot of 'f'-bomb dropping...was meant to be sexy but just is NOT.
Cute idea but I can't give it more than 2 stars....more
This was reasonably well written and managed to have a bit of plot even though it was a very short story. The dialogue was realistic, none of the★ ★ ½
This was reasonably well written and managed to have a bit of plot even though it was a very short story. The dialogue was realistic, none of the characters were over the top and Trey was a hottie! I did think however, that the reactions of Jack were a bit to good to be true and that knocked it down in my opinion.
An easy, time-filling read, but nothing exciting....more
Well, I can see why so many people enjoy this series. It was lots of fun. Totally predictable, but lots of fun. I'm hoping that the main series★ ★ ★ ½
Well, I can see why so many people enjoy this series. It was lots of fun. Totally predictable, but lots of fun. I'm hoping that the main series-long plot starts to develop a bit more depth as we go through the books though. If the whole series is as predicable as this then boredom might set in...not good. I did like Ward's writing though. She did seem to be making a real effort to interject 'street talk' for lack of a better term. It felt a bit forced at moments, but I still enjoyed the banter between characters.
I did like that some time was spent commenting on the other warriors so that you got a bit of a tease for the future. The addition to their group at the end was cool. Overall, I found the book enjoyable and will continue to read the next books in the series....more
Deep breath in....deep breath out...., that was soooo good!
Quick-cap: The first installment in the Mercy Thompson series introduces us to Merc★ ★ ★ ★ ½
Deep breath in....deep breath out...., that was soooo good!
Quick-cap: The first installment in the Mercy Thompson series introduces us to Mercedes, a coyote-shifter, mechanic living in the Tri-Cities, WA. Through an act of kindness to a newly fledged wolf-shifter teen, she is exposed to danger within the world of werewolves. Her past ties as a foster child in the pack lead by the Alpha of North America, and her current ties as the next-door neighbor of the Tri-Cities Alpha, make it inevitable that she is then swept into the clash/mystery that follows. Old romances and new potential ones are kindled without overpowering the story and making it feel like a romance novel. We are also given a bit of foreshadowing in regard to Mercy's 'power-level' in the food chain potentially being on the rise. Many new story paths were set up in this first book. A strong series opening overall.
Briggs does a wonderful job introducing us to the variety of characters in her world. This book deftly joins together the current plot with the introductions and 'flashbacks' needed to pull all the characters of Mercy's past into the present without endless backstory. We also get a quick but satisfying peek at the diverse group of paranormal peeps that she calls friend. No character felt completely contrived and although there were one or two that weren't visited as much as I would like, it didn't detract from the story. Her relationships with multiple areas of the 'paranormal' world give us glimpses of future turns for the main series plot-line.
The only element that kept me from awarding the fifth star was the weakness of Mercy's 'revelations'. For me, they never really felt like the character was having an "Ohhh!" moment, but instead as if they were thrown in as dialogue to keep the reader informed.
This book has received fabulous reviews from many sources whose opinion I value, and man...were they right. Well done Ms. Briggs! You have another fan to add to your list....more