I will admit I was super hesitant to read this one because I was told by a friend that it was a PURE MIND FUCK. Ok they were right, it was...but the r...moreI will admit I was super hesitant to read this one because I was told by a friend that it was a PURE MIND FUCK. Ok they were right, it was...but the ride was OH SO WORTH IT. I get it now, I get why everyone loves Jack F'n Carter. I daresay that this is the first book that has made me want to throw my kindle across the room in a fit of angsty rage, but I'm glad i didn't because that would be just silly (and expensive). Plus I wouldn't have been able to finish the book so..yeah. 5 stars and pre-ordered book two.
Awesome book. I now know what all the fuss was about on Facebook; you either love this book or hate it. There really is no middle ground. I fall into...moreAwesome book. I now know what all the fuss was about on Facebook; you either love this book or hate it. There really is no middle ground. I fall into the group that absolutely loved every angst filled minute spent reading this book.
**short review that may contain spoilers** I absolutely loved the second installment of the Dark Light Series. Jennings has a very unique writing styl...more**short review that may contain spoilers** I absolutely loved the second installment of the Dark Light Series. Jennings has a very unique writing style ; I really connected with her characters because they seem so life like (aside from the powers and immortality, of course). This book picks up where book 1 leaves off. Like immediately after, so we don't get to miss out on any of that awesome angst. And I love me some angst, yo!
(view spoiler)[ I was leaning towards Team Jared at the end of book 1, but after reading book two, I am totally Team Dorian. Except we were also introduced to Dorian's younger brother...Niko...who is rumored to be back in book 3. Yay!! I LOVE NIKO. I don't think i can say that enough. Niko!! omnom.
But before you get all up-in-arms about ANOTHER cliffhanger, please know that The Dark Prince ends in a way that left me satisfied. I want more, though. Obviously. <3 (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
The most embarrassing part of being a book hoar is that sometimes I get books and lose them in the shuffle of getting MOAR BOOKS. This happens to be o...moreThe most embarrassing part of being a book hoar is that sometimes I get books and lose them in the shuffle of getting MOAR BOOKS. This happens to be one of them. I am both mad at myself for waiting and glad that I waited (even though it was accidentally). I didn't have much of a wait between book 1 and 2, which worked out because MAN OH MAN I hate waiting.
So, at first, I'll admit that I was not Dorian's biggest fan. There was something about him that I was suspicious about, but he is hott and mysterious, so whatever, I love me some hott bad boys.
Gabby was someone that I felt instantly connected to. Sometimes it's really hard for me to FEEL connected to a female MC, but Gabby reminded me of a me+my crazy friends hybrid. I, too, never really excelled at anything growing up. Hey, maybe I'm a secret (view spoiler)[ super immortal badass! (hide spoiler)] Ok probably not.
Anyways, I'm rambling, so I'm just gonna stop. I definitely recommend this book. In fact, I have already. BAM!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
My goal for 2013 is to write a review for every book I read. I figured I'd get a head start and review this one.
While the storyline is somewhat simila...moreMy goal for 2013 is to write a review for every book I read. I figured I'd get a head start and review this one.
While the storyline is somewhat similar to her other NA contemporary romances, I really enjoyed reading this one. My only real complaint (and the reason behind the 4 star review) is that it ended on with a cliffhanger, which will make me spend another 3.99 (maybe more, if this series gets picked up by a publishing company) on part two. The book IS a fullish length novel, and it didn't disappoint as far as the romance factor, character development, climax, etc... but I'm getting kind of tired of authors doing this. This story could have been finished in one book if you took out all of the mundane things that happened in the book. Again, I really enjoyed it, but now I have to wait until March to find out what happens next. Smart marketing tool; making your readers want MORE, but bad for me as a reader since I'm an instant gratification kind of girl.
As always, Glines writes in a way that just seems effortless, and it's an addicting read for sure, but when I got to 98 percent and there was no real conflict resolution, I was a bit miffed.
I hope this is only a two-part book, because I don't think my heart (or my wallet) could take it if it were a longer series. (less)
I'm a lazy reviewer, so this review will be shortish and will also contain spoiler like things, parental guidance suggested:
So like the rest of you Mo...moreI'm a lazy reviewer, so this review will be shortish and will also contain spoiler like things, parental guidance suggested:
So like the rest of you Moning/Fever fanatics, I've been waiting FOR-FE*KING-EVER for this book. And what do i do once i get it? I inhale it like Dani does her Snickers bars. I slayed this book in about 9 hours of reading; an hour before bed last night, then here and there throughout the day at work, then a marathon read inbetween passing out candy. It was EPIC, and yet I'm pissed cuz now I get to play the waiting game again. Dear KMM: please write moar faster.
I guess a lot of fans assumed that because of the main character's age, the book would be geared towards the younger readers - NOPE, as the title states: THIS IS NOT A YOUNG ADULT BOOK. It really isn't, so if you get this book for your under 18 reader and then later write a review with 1 star saying 'wahhh, I got this book for my 14 year old and there was talk of sex and sex and violence and sex and I'm gonna sue Karen for the therapy bills', you should've read the reviews first. (view spoiler)[ I will say I'm not sure whose team I'm on, yet. Despite the fact that Dani is only 14, eventually she will grow up and that's when it will get pretty interesting with the love interest. I will say that a lot of people are complaining about two grown men lusting after a teenager. This is not the real world, this is not a normal world, and the two adult men are anything but human. They are both holding back, and yeah..i know to some that's creepy, but in THIS WORLD it really isn't. The fact that the human population is declining daily, and there isn't much to go around as far as women go, it would not surprise me in the least if in future books there is some kind of altercation with a group that is kidnapping/hording women. Anyways, back to potential love interests: Ryo is kind of an a-hole; not like a Barrons a-hole, either. At least Barrons had moments of humanity; we don't get to see much of Ryo's humanity in this book. We get to see Ryo being a big ole jerkface party pooper 24/7. I mean, there were a few scenes that made me think he had some redeemable qualities, but yeah no...i got over them really quick. Yes, he's hot, an alpha, and made me squishy. But he's even more set in his ways than Barrons, and Barrons was pretty darn stubborn/mean sometimes.
But then there's Christian: the yummy yum yum Highlander turned ***spoiler if you haven't read the fever series** Unseelie Prince thing. I'm both intrigued yet scared of what's going to happen with Christian in future books. If you've read all of KMM's books like I have, you have certain expectations for our Highlanders. 1. They may be damaged in some way but they always are redeemed by their soul mate in the end. 2. They always get the girl. 3. They overcome their inner demons cuz of love. They DO NOT..DO NOT..eff a woman to death. They do not go batsh*t crazy like that; it is just NOT done...I was really mad like..no..This is a HIGHLANDER we're talking about..THIS IS CHRISTIAN EFFING MACKELTAR! I've been DYING for another Highlander book, and certain parts with Christian made me think that this may not end well for him, but certain parts made me think it might be possible. I really really REALLY hope that part with the thing at the abbey and the sacrifice and the thing (I'm really trying to be vague here, because I don't want to ruin it for anyone too much) shows that there may yet still be hope for my Christian. Right now, i think he's too insane and damaged for his HEA, but I still hope for one. I'm pretty sure i made that abundantly clear for the last run on paragraph waxing poetic about him.
And then there's Dancer. Not quite sure what's going on with that one. We didn't see him as much as Christian (yumm) and Ryo (yum but if i had to pick between him or Christian for myself - I'd pick Christian..err..ok sorry, I'm gonna stop going on about him..), but he was there and he did things that were awesome and sometimes i got the feeling that there is more to him than what Dani see's, because really every scene with Dancer had Dani, so we really didn't get to 'see' his interactions when Dani wasn't around. She see's him as a best friend, but I'm pretty sure Dani is gonna be involved in a love square soon enough. He's geeky and sweet yet kind of bad a** in his own right..but because this is NOT a YOUNG ADULT book, I just don't see him as a love interest for our Mega.
I really enjoyed the shift in different perspectives that this book had. I haven't seen it done with more than 2 characters before, but KMM did it in a way that kept the story flowing; it only took me a sentence or two two figure out that this wasn't Dani's voice.
I didn't like that there wasn't as much sex as what people were worried about. I don't mean between Dani and one of her choices..that's gross, she's a teenager. In general there was maybe..4 or 5 instances where sex was taking place..and maybe 10 more times where Dani herself was talking about it. Kinda clean for KMM, in my opinion. There was one scene with the Death by sex fae that made me grateful that Dani was still so young, because despite what others have been saying, KMM would never put a 14 year old main character in a sexual act in her books. I really hope Dani doesn't have to go through the same thing that Mac did in a later book where she's older..and speaking of...there was very little Mac/Barrons in this book. I think Barrons had 1-2 lines, and Mac had a few more. With the way the book ended..I think that the next book will have a big show-down situation between Mac and Dani..and I cannot wait.
So I guess this review wasn't so shortish. This really is more of a ramble than a review. All in all.. i give this book 5 stars because KMM is awesomepants. The end. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
When a friend online recommended her sister-in-law's self published book 9ish months ago, I was hesitant. I hadn't read many selfpub'd authors at that...moreWhen a friend online recommended her sister-in-law's self published book 9ish months ago, I was hesitant. I hadn't read many selfpub'd authors at that point. Well I later got a kindle and that opened me to a whole new world where self-published authors pretty much ruled amazon. I picked this one up for free last month and read it in one sitting.
I liked the different spin on the paranormal. I liked how the female was the immortal one and the male was just a mortal. I haven't picked up the 2nd book yet, but I plan on getting it soon. My TBR pile on my kindle is pretty big right now. (less)
I really love this series, maybe more than the mercy series (not really, i love them both equally, but there hasn't been a recent mercy book come out...moreI really love this series, maybe more than the mercy series (not really, i love them both equally, but there hasn't been a recent mercy book come out in ages it seems).
The problem with being a 'speed reader' is it feels like you have to wait 10000x longer for new books by favored authors than people who read at a normal pace do. I finished this book in 4 hours. The fact that I made myself wait over a month just to purchase this baby just shows how reluctant I was to begin the waiting game again. For some reason, knowing that there is a book in a series that I havent read yet is comforting, whereas waiting for one to be released is torture. But now I sit here waiting like the rest of the reviewers who ran out and purchased the book the day it came out or shortly thereafter.
Ok, now for the actual review.
Cut for spoilers.
(view spoiler)[ So it feels like this book picks up a long while after the last one left off. Anna and Charles are married, but not happily. Not because they've grown apart due to 'falling out of love' or anything like that, but because Charles (being the 'Justice' enforcer of the pack) has been going on assignments from his dad. (Sidenote: I was really glad that Leah had like virtually no scenes in this book..I'm really hoping that Bran ditches her soon, she's a horrible horrible woman, though I know his main reason for staying with her is because he isn't in love with her, and thus...isn't as emotionally invested in her as he was with Sam and Charles' mother.) Anyways, Charles has been offing weres in the US territories that are breaking the rules (rules that, 5-10 years ago would not be punishable by death if broken, but these are different times with the weres trying to assimilate with the humans) and it does weigh heavy upon him since he is being tormented by the ghosts of the weres that he's killed. We later find out this is due to his inability to absolve himself of guilt over having to be the one to kill them and his ability as a Shaman to see the ghosts of men he's 'wronged'. So Bran being the smart man he is (after being told by Anna and Asil that Charles is losing himself to these acts) sends Anna and Charles to Boston to be liaisons/informants on all things were to the FBI because there's killings going on and the last 3 were weres.
And that's all im going to say about the actual plot as you should just go pick up the darn book if you haven't already.
Here's what i liked about the book: I loved that we got a glimpse of what it's like between a couple when times are rough (after the HEA fade to black. really that's what i love about a series that focuses on one person/couple, you get to see what it's like after they've met their 'soulmate'. I think it's more realistic than assuming that everything remains peachy until the end of time). I love that Anna is so strong willed and refuses to just wait it out, and that Charles KNOWS he's being distant, but he really is doing it to protect Anna. I really love Bran and i think he should have his own book after he dumps that skag Leah. At the very least Leah needs to change her tune and be the kind of woman that is worthy for the man she is mated to. I don't think that's possible since she's such a b word, but anyways. Can you tell that I love me some Bran? lol
What I didn't like: umm... I honestly can't think of anything.
What I hope happens in the next book: Ok so i know in this world Briggs has created, were women cannot carry a baby fullterm as a human (due to the full moon pull that makes them change even if they don't want to), and if they carry them in wolf form it'll make them go cray cray..I really want Anna to get her baby. I know she wants one, you know she wants one, and since there was a good paragraph about it, i'm hoping that was an insinuation that she's going to get one. Also, I hope for more Mercy series/Alpha Omega series cross overs. I miss Adam, and Mercy, and Sam. (hide spoiler)]
All in all i give this book 5 stars, and am waiting (not so) patiently for the next one. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
Um...amazing.. just amazing. I can't even put into words how much I love this author's work. I love it so much i went back and bought the YA series sh...moreUm...amazing.. just amazing. I can't even put into words how much I love this author's work. I love it so much i went back and bought the YA series she wrote before this one, because they tie in together (obviously, this woman has made it her lifeswork to tell the stories of the world she has created). I only have 2 wishes, though...1. That this writer would write faster, and 2. That I would read these books just a little bit slower because I can't keep waiting months and months for another fix. (less)