Pros: -I love strong female characters and Evy is no exception, she has no trouble keeping up, even though she’s not in her own body. -Props for world b...morePros: -I love strong female characters and Evy is no exception, she has no trouble keeping up, even though she’s not in her own body. -Props for world building, and new twist on otherworldy creatures -Action packed, none of the story lagged -Enough sexual tension without it taking over. I’m not a huge fan of graphic sex scenes and there was none of that in this book.
Cons: - I don’t have any specific cons for this book, it was good, but wasn’t oh-my-goodness-I-can’t-put-this-down enough for me to rate this a 5
Overall: I really enjoyed this book. It did not disappoint. Action, adventure, and a kick ass female that can never be brought down! I'd recommend for any Urban Fantasy lover, especially for those who love strong female characters. I will definitely be buying the next in this series.
I've only read one other by this author but I already know I will keep buying books by Lili St. Crow. I gotta give St.Crow props for writing this with...moreI've only read one other by this author but I already know I will keep buying books by Lili St. Crow. I gotta give St.Crow props for writing this with the same feel as a adult novel. I have seen many a author who write a YA novel after writing adult novels then the YA novel is dumbed down or there is less of the author's selves in them. Especially in the violence department. Night Shift (by Lili St Crow) had all the action and violence I tend to crave in an Urban Fantasy and I honestly did not think her YA novels would have the same punch. Much to my surprise Strange Angels did.
One of my favorite parts of this book was when Dru's father comes home as a zombie. Dru has to come to terms pretty quickly since her dad is now trying to kill her. The details just put me right in there. I think if it were me, I couldn't have found the strength. I just found this scene powerful. Dru is definitely a character you'll want to cheer for. Different that Jill from StCrow's Night Shft. While I think some found Jill to be a bit harsh (I loved her), Dru was a bit softer. Her father obviously was trying to keep her out of the "Real World" as Dru calls it, the world of all things supernatural, so she has a bit of vulnerability to her. Graves, the main guy in this book, I also loved. The fact that he was just the type of person to help a complete stranger out made him a hero in my eyes. I loved that he kept on pushing Dru into letting him into her life and he wouldn't take no for answer.
Overall an extremely enjoyable read. I would recommend this for older teens and adults alike who enjoy action packed urban fantasy. (less)
I have mixed feelings about this one. One the one hand I loved Jill Kismet, she was tough, gritty, no nonsense kind of women, exactly the kind of hero...moreI have mixed feelings about this one. One the one hand I loved Jill Kismet, she was tough, gritty, no nonsense kind of women, exactly the kind of heroine I want to read about. She also has a little bit of softness just underneath her hard shell. I was there when she had flashbacks of her teacher and her hard life as a street walker before she became a hunter. I like that she showed a little of this softness even though she tried her hardest to keep it hidden from her friends.
On the other hand, the world this story takes place in I had a hard time wrapping my head around. I spent the first half of the book thinking that I was not reading the first in the series that I was missing some part of the story that explained more about this world. When I finally accepted that there wasn't any previous book and just let it wrap around me I found I started to like the world more and more.
There were times when reading I couldn't decided if I loved this or hated it, it kept me shifting my emotions which I think was a good thing, because it kept me guessing and I didn't know what was around the bend.
The ending was bittersweet, Jill knew that the hellbreed and rogue were she was hunting had to be stopped but at the same time she understood there was more to them than first met the eye and it was hard to watch (read) as their lives came to an end.
Overall I really enjoyed Night Shift. Mostly for the characters themselves, epesically Jill and Saul. I would recommend this for those who love hard core action urban fantasy, there was quite a bit of violence and not much in the way of romance.(less)
After hearing so many good things about Hush Hush ,Shiver and Nightshade, and having a hard time finding any...moreFinally a book that lives up to the hype!
After hearing so many good things about Hush Hush ,Shiver and Nightshade, and having a hard time finding any bad reviews of these books I wanted to read all three. I've now have read all three and let me tell you Hush Hush and Shiver...just awful! But Nightshade, was amazing! I almost didn't want to get it because of all the bad luck I was having with over hyped books, but I'm glad I did. Cremer can write! And Calla, now that's a girl you want to read about, powerful, but still soft and feminine. A page turner this was for sure! I cannot wait for the next in the series. A gold star for this debut author!.(less)
-I definitely enjoyed Sebastian, despite his many flaws.
-Most of the book takes place in the English country side, which is described b...moreThings I liked:
-I definitely enjoyed Sebastian, despite his many flaws.
-Most of the book takes place in the English country side, which is described beautifully.
-I loved they way it ended. Perfect for romance lovers.
-I like that it takes place around the turn of the century. 1896 I think is when it's set. A lot of historical romances take place during the regency era so I was glad for a little change.
Things I Disliked:
-I have come to expect from this author witty dialog and laugh out loud situations. I didn't laugh once.
-Sebastian spends a lot of time dwelling on his tortured (which isn't really that tortured) past, it got a little repetitive.
-I found Daisy a little boring, the past 4 books of Laura's I have read I absolutely loved both the hero and heroine, not not this time.
- I had a hard time getting into the book, nothing really happens for the first half. It was really slow to start.
Overall only ok, but I should say every other book I have read of Laura's I have loved so I will keep buying her books in the future. I think I was so hard on this book because of that, I had high expectations for this one and they just weren't met this time.
I'm a long time Quinn fan so I automatically buy her novels as they are released. I got this one pretty much as soon as it was out and gobbled it up q...moreI'm a long time Quinn fan so I automatically buy her novels as they are released. I got this one pretty much as soon as it was out and gobbled it up quick. I love pretty much every one of her novels so I kind of rate these based on other written by Quinn. I gave this a 4 mainly because it wasn't quite as funny as the last two that came out, but it of course is still excellent. I was so happy when I read months and months ago that the Smyth-Smith girls were getting a series. Anyone who has read past Quinn novels would know all about the Smyth-Smith annual musicale. The girls are famous for having no musical talent but forced to preform in front of their peers each year. I loved seeing behind those closed doors. In the previous books where the Symth-Smith girls have been mentioned you have no idea how they feel about preforming and it was nice to see that they hated playing just as much as the audience hated hearing them. My only qualm with this book was the time spent on Marcus' illness, while I did like that Honoria and Marcus spent the time together learning about each other it went on a little long. I would have liked to see them in London a little bit more. Other than that this book delivers classic Julia Quinn style.
I would highly recommend to any fan of historical romance, especially those who have enjoyed the Bridgerton Series also by Quinn.(less)