Midnight's Daughter begins Clair, Dorina’s roommate missing. Claire who is a magical null and the only person who's ever been able to keep Dory calm f...moreMidnight's Daughter begins Clair, Dorina’s roommate missing. Claire who is a magical null and the only person who's ever been able to keep Dory calm for any length of time. Many rumours are flying and Dory is getting desperate. Her father, Mircea, shows up wanting unexpectedly needing her help. Her Uncle Dracula is free from his prison, and Mircea wants Dory to help recapture him. If she does, he'll help her get Claire back. Mircea assigns Dorina a partner, a vampire named Louis-Cesare, and sparks fly in more ways than one.
Dory is strong and resourceful heroine who knows how to handle herself when the going gets impossible. She gives as good as she gets and refuses to die. Yet beneath that tough exterior lies someone vulnerable who has had more than her fair share of pain and loss
Midnight’s Daughter is a brilliant start to a new series and contains all the elements needed for a great urban fantasy. It is fast-paced and action-filled.
From The Back Cover:
Dorina Basarab is a dhampir-half human, half vampire. Subject to uncontrollable rages, most dhampirs live very short, very violent lives. So far Dory has managed to maintain her sanity by unleashing her anger on those demons and vampires who deserve killing.
Now Dory's vampire father has come back into her life. Her Uncle Dracula (yes, the Dracula), infamous even among vampires for his cruelty and murderous ways, has escaped his prison. And her father wants Dory to work with gorgeous master vampire Louis-Cesare to put him back there.
Vampires and dhampirs are mortal enemies, and Dory prefers to work alone. But Dracula is the only thing on Earth that truly scares her, so when Dory has to go up against him, she'll take all the help she can get ...
This is the second book in the Dorina Basarab series and delivers just as many punches as Midnights Daughter.
The book picks up shortly after the event...moreThis is the second book in the Dorina Basarab series and delivers just as many punches as Midnights Daughter.
The book picks up shortly after the events of Midnight’s Daughter. Dory is working with the vampire senate (shock horror) to clean up an illegal fey smuggling ring. In the middle of a job for her father Mircea, the hot vampire Louis-Cesare appears and suddenly the job for her father gets a lot more complicated. What’s more fey warriors are trying to kill Dory, her flatmate Claire and Claire’s son. Then there’s also the mysterious murder of a senate member and a mage and a missing fey stone.
I like that Dory has become softer in this book. We get a glimpse into Mircea’s past which brings him and Dory closer.
Exciting with twists and turns on every page! Anyone who loved Midnights Daughter will be thrilled with Deaths Mistress.(less)
Discovery of Witches follows Diana, a young American scholar and witch who is researching alchemy in England. During her studies she comes across a my...moreDiscovery of Witches follows Diana, a young American scholar and witch who is researching alchemy in England. During her studies she comes across a mysterious document, the discovery has supernatural creatures (Witches, Vampires and Daemons) interested in whom Diana is. Especially Matthew, a very old French vampire who has motives and secrets of his own.
I have to say Deborah Harkness does a great job in describing and transporting the reader into the Bodleian library. It was if I could smell old manuscripts, with her detailed descriptions.
I’ve heard of this book being described as Twilight for adults. I’ve got to say this book has a whole lot more going on than just a vampire-witch romance.
I had so many questions when I had finished. The ending of the book leaves no doubt there will be a sequel. Absolutely can't wait!
Pagan Moore is a 17-year-old high-school student who has the eerie ability to see ghosts or “souls” as she calls them. Pagan keeps her ability secret...morePagan Moore is a 17-year-old high-school student who has the eerie ability to see ghosts or “souls” as she calls them. Pagan keeps her ability secret by pretending they just aren't there. That is until what Pagan thinks is just another soul starts showing up everywhere. Except this soul is actually death, and it's Pagan’s time. However, things change when he becomes drawn to pagan as she makes him feel and want when he shouldn't be able to.
I'm trying not to give too much away with the summary so I have kept it brief.
I loved the interactions between Pagan and Dank (Death; you will understand why when you read the book). There is such longing between the two. They want and need one another immensely, and both are drawn to the other "like moths to a flame” as they say.
Despite Pagan’s feelings for Dank, she starts dating the popular, talented and worshiped start football player, who she originally assumed was just a typical jock. It's hard to see her relationship with Leif, and it makes me somewhat mad at her for staying in the relationship when it's a lie for her.
Existence is wonderfully written, with an interesting cast of characters. I really like Miranda, Pagan's best friend who can only be described as having a flair for dramatics. I hope that we get to see more of her in the nest book.
I was hooked on every word, and the ending was such a shock! Not just because of the intrigue of the last line but also because I thought there had to be more. I actually checked my Reader to see if it had cut the story short. So basically I got to the end and wanted MORE!
That’s got to be the best recommendation I can give.
Michelle Rowans new book Dark Kiss has been on my "I Want It Now" list for quite a while. The first thing that drew me to Dark Kiss was the awesomely...moreMichelle Rowans new book Dark Kiss has been on my "I Want It Now" list for quite a while. The first thing that drew me to Dark Kiss was the awesomely sexy angel on the cover! Oh so dreamy! The next was the great synopsis which had me intrigued, hooked and squealing with anticipation.
The main heroine Samantha has her life flipped upside down after a literally "soul stealing" kiss. However, even though Samantha's soul is gone, she hasn't turned into a bad person... Samantha is still the same person except now she has a constant hunger for souls. Samantha is such a likeable character, with her willing to help even if it puts herself in danger and the fact that even though she should be angry and bitter about losing her soul, Samantha stays strong and tries to work out how to fix this disastrous situation.
Bishop who was apparently sent to lead the group of angels and demons who are trying to get rid of the Grays and save Trinity, doesn't have it very easy himself. After being pushed out of heaven and landing on earth without any protection his mind is pretty much scrambled egg except for when Samantha is touching him. Only then does his mind clear, and he becomes himself once again. Although that's not his only problem... Bishop starts to have feelings for Samantha even though she is a Gray, and he should kill her! That and the fact that he also needs to protect Samantha from the other angels and demons in the group who make it known more than once that Samantha is essentially the enemy. Bishop with his more often than not scrambled brain isn't the most appealing angel I've ever read about, but I hope that his true sexy strong nature comes out more in the next book.
Overall, Rowan has written an exciting, mysterious and addicting read! I love the side characters, especially. Bring on the next book because I cannot wait! (less)
Unseen is a new novel involving the Krewe of Hunter's series and like the previous novels, I have read it is also brimming with paranormal activity, s...moreUnseen is a new novel involving the Krewe of Hunter's series and like the previous novels, I have read it is also brimming with paranormal activity, suspense and romance. This time we get to meet new characters as all of Jackson Crow’s original Krewe of Hunters is paired up and have an overflow of investigations.
The story is set in San Antonio Texas in the past and the present. Young women are being murdered, and all were last seen around the Alamo and the Longhorn hotel. The Longhorn isn’t just any hotel though… in room 207; Rose Langley was murdered at the hands of Matt Meyer, after being more or less kidnapped by him. The room was covered in blood, and yet her body was never found. Since then there have been more young woman slain and these murders and the mystery of the Longhorn is the first case for our new hunters.
The two characters that are focused on in this book are Kelsey O’Brien; a US Marshall who sees ghosts, is great at her job but has a certain emotional distance from people because of her ability.
Logan Raintree is part Native American and a Texas Ranger, who not only sees the dead but can also hear them.
The other characters’ of the ‘Krewe” were not really focused on a lot, and so it’s a little hard to know if I liked them or not. As with Graham’s other books, we will obviously get a chance to know each character more intimately when their story is up.
Both characters were nice, and I guess I’m going to say just a little bland from her original characters. That being said I enjoyed their romance just not as much as the previous characters and I think that you really need to give something more each time otherwise readers who have read the series will come out… a little bored.
When I read the synopsis, it sounded like an awesome read, and overall I would have to say it’s a good story but not great. The mystery side was the best part for me and for a while I was trying to figure out who the bad guy was which I like in a book. If it’s too predictable, then what’s the point right?
Overall, an enjoyable read but for me definitely not up to par with her previous books.(less)