I can't even believe that this novel is written by the same author as Dead Undead and Somewhere In Between. According to the author's note at the endI can't even believe that this novel is written by the same author as Dead Undead and Somewhere In Between. According to the author's note at the end of Crimson Moon this was this author's first novel. And it shows. The story is choppy and the pace is all over the place. We spend the first 70% of the book with Caleb, who by the way is instantly in love with our MC Emma. First off insta love, yuck! And while I understand that it was a werewolf mate thing it still read as completely cheesy and just way to fast. We spend more than half the book with the two of them making gooey eyes at each other then all the sudden, whoosh, she is gone to live with her parents...it just did not flow right at all.
Then we have the main character Emma, what a weak woman! She can barely decide anything for herself and barely has a voice at all! Then the one time we see her show some backbone (she confronts her father for not being in her life at all) she completely backs down when she realizes her mother is still alive?! I mean come on, wouldn't you be pissed, at least a little, that your mom didn't tell you she was alive when you thought she was dead!?!!
Now don't let this stop you from reading books by this author as I know she can write well. While you may enjoy this book if you're looking for something Twilight-esque, but if not save yourself the trouble and start with Dead Undead and Somewhere In Between which is amazing!...more
Super cute romantic read. Not my favorite of Julia Quinn's although it was still really good. I just wasn't the hugest fan of the insta love at firstSuper cute romantic read. Not my favorite of Julia Quinn's although it was still really good. I just wasn't the hugest fan of the insta love at first sight. I also wasn't a fan of after all that had happened to Anne she risked everything she'd worked for by allowing herself to flirt and spend time with Daniel. I would have liked to have seen a bit more resistance on her part, and a bit more of a challenge for Daniel. I did like that we got to see Anne stand up for herself more than once to Sir George. She had a little kick ass-y-ness in her for sure! I did so love all of the character especially the 3 girls that Anne was in charge of. Overall another great read from Quinn and I look forward to reading more. ...more
Written in 3rd person which is always a nice change from the large amount of YA novels written in 1st. Overall I enjoyed this, although when I was onlWritten in 3rd person which is always a nice change from the large amount of YA novels written in 1st. Overall I enjoyed this, although when I was only 50 pages in I didn't think I would. I thought her friend/boyfriend (not really clear on where they stand) David was a little boring at first. After reading so many books where the male is the one who is supernatural in some way I was a little disappointed that he was just a regular old human. However, after reading further he soon became my favorite character and I was rooting for him until the end. The other male lead Tamani, I didn't really like. I found him arrogant, pushy, a know it all and just a touch creepy. I don't like it when people influence other people against their will with a power they posses, especially when said person cares about the person they are manipulating. I don't think that is caring at all. Maybe I am little biased because since I fell in love with David. I cannot stand it when the best friend, that would do anything for the girl, who is head over heals for that girl, gets the short end of the stick. It's just so unfair! Laurel could have just as easliy had a female best friend that wouldn't feel so bad when she got a boyfriend.
Another little nitpick I had, which I overlooked in my rating of this book, is the underwater breathing thing David & Laurel do when they are throw in the river. I am not convinced that would have worked, for that long or at all. I would have given this book a 4/5 because I did like the story/adventure but at the last minute Laurel does something I don't really like, she cannot chose between David and Tamani (hmm, wonder where I have seen this before) and instead of figuring that out she kind of keeps both in her pocket..not cool in my opinion. I am sure there will be a sequel where she does eventually make up her mind, but I wasn't all that into the way this book ends. I'm undecided if I will read future books in this series...more
Things I liked: -Short chapters, that flowed nicely together. Clever chapter titles. -Unique outlook on were-lore (there are pretty much every kind of wThings I liked: -Short chapters, that flowed nicely together. Clever chapter titles. -Unique outlook on were-lore (there are pretty much every kind of were creature in this book). It's set in a world were the general population knows about were-animals, but done in a way were they aren't everywhere, people still don't see them every day. -I did enjoy the writing/dialog style. -I enjoyed how the author incorporated Italian food/menu in the novel, sections of the book had food course names, and she included newspaper help wanted ads for the restaurant.
Things I disliked: -Quincie's drinking, ignoring her school work, brushing off her best friend all made me grow to dislike her. I really liked her at the beginning but the more I got into it the more things she did I just didn't like. It's hard to read a book that is written in first person from the pov of a character you don't like. -Quincie's Uncle D, wasn't much of a parent, and it only grew worse worse through the book. I understand why (spoiler ahead) he is a vampire, but what I don't understand is why Quincie doesn't really question it. -Quincie believes awfully quickly that her best friend she's know her entire life is the bad guy and the new chef she's known a few weeks is the good guy. I am sorry but this just doesn't jive with me. -The premise implies that there will be a hot love triangle..I say 'what love triangle'?
Overall I really enjoyed the book until about page 250 and spoiler ahead, Quinice is made a vampire which to me made is seem very much like a vampire erotica novel, as soon as that happened I was just thinking that the book could have gone so many different directions why did it go this way? I did end up liking it more than I thought I would but I am thankful I got this one from the library. I give this a 2.75 out of 5...more
I enjoyed this book. The characters were interesting and the story was paced well. However, it's fairly similar to most other books that revolve arounI enjoyed this book. The characters were interesting and the story was paced well. However, it's fairly similar to most other books that revolve around the fey. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I'm kind of a on the look out for a book about the fey that has a unique twist. If anyone knows of any let me know. This book would be enjoyed by anyone who liked Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr or Need by Carrie Jones....more
Pros: -I absolutely loved Lucy, and I feel that the book could have been written entirely from her point of view. I found the chapters that were from SPros: -I absolutely loved Lucy, and I feel that the book could have been written entirely from her point of view. I found the chapters that were from Solange's point of view a little boring and Solange herself was a little flat for me. -Nicholas, the ever overprotective brother has always had a thing for Lucy but never showed it until Lucy and Nicholas are thrown together. Their relationship makes sense, where I found Solange and Kierin's (the vampire hunter) relationship created just because there had to be a love interest for her. -The mythology was well formed and the back story for the history of the Drake clan brought to light at a good pace. -Lots of action in this book kept me reading. -No complaints about writing style. -The author get's props for being Canadian!
Cons: -I couldn't get behind the relationship between Solange and Kierin. One minute he hates vampires, the next he's cutting open his wrist to save Solange. It just didn't seem like a likely pairing.
Overall an enjoyable read. I will most likely pick up the second one and I'm hoping there will be lots more Lucy as she is really the reason I would keep reading the series.
A solid 3.5. Enjoyable historical romance read. I especially enjoyed Betrix's love of wildlife and nature. She also had the patience to help those inA solid 3.5. Enjoyable historical romance read. I especially enjoyed Betrix's love of wildlife and nature. She also had the patience to help those in need even if they didn't want it. The hero was your typical historical romance hero, falls in love with the girl but there is something that the herionie must help him over come before they can be completely happy together. ...more
It's been so long since I read the first one that I can't really remember how I felt about it. I don't know if the character's voice changed but she sIt's been so long since I read the first one that I can't really remember how I felt about it. I don't know if the character's voice changed but she seemed very dull and whiny to me this time around. Very disappointed in this sequel, I don't think I'll read any more in this series...more
Anything by Tamora Pierce is an auto buy for me, I've been reading her books since I was 13 and I will continue to do so because they always deliver.Anything by Tamora Pierce is an auto buy for me, I've been reading her books since I was 13 and I will continue to do so because they always deliver. Beka Cooper is one of the best cops in the city that works with a scent hound so when the Prince of the realm is kidnapped Beka and her partner Tunstall are called into search for the child. They are paired up with a Lady Knight Sabine and a mage Farmer. Now I didn't really like Farmer to start off, I mean he was obviously into Beka and I was thinking 'what about Rosto!' the whole time. I soon warmed up to him and I ended up liking him quite a bit. There was quite a long wait between book 2 and 3 so I'm a little fuzzy as to what has happened in the previous books so there was a bit of confusion on my part as to what happen to Holburn etc. I was also a sad there was no Rosto either and that 90% of the book occurred outside of Corus on the road. I also found it a bit hard to get into to story but I think that was mostly because I'd be outside of this world for too long. I probably should have re-read books 1 and 2 before hand. I was really disappointed with what happens to Tunstall in the end. I felt it was so out of character for him to do what he did and his motivation for becoming a traitor was not enough to justify it. I felt it a little bit of a cop-out...basically thinking, one of their party needs to be a traitor for the plot to work out and I'll just pick this guy and come up with a reason for it later. These were the reasons this got a 4 instead of a 5, and other than that I loved the book and will continue to read more in the future....more
Fantastic! I love this series and I cannot wait for the next one!
Love the story line, being sent into the future I did not seeMy Thoughts:
Fantastic! I love this series and I cannot wait for the next one!
Love the story line, being sent into the future I did not see that coming. Disco is dead in this future and only Paine remains. I'm so so glad that Rhiannon and Paine have this time to figure things out about each other. I was so hoping for this ever since the first one! Don't get me wrong I love Disco, but I thought Paine deserved some happiness.
Great vampire lore as always, then there are some werewolves through in as well..wonder if we'll see some of those same wolves again? We'll see I guess!
Talk about complicated, Rhiannon barely has time to accept the fact that she's in the future and Disco is long since dead, even though to her it feels like she'd only seen him a few days before. I felt like Paine kind of pushed her into getting together to quickly and he used her grief to his advantage. Then again he'd been waiting to see her again for 100 years so I guess his patience must have been waring thin. Either way I can't wait to see what happens with this love triangle. Usually I'm not a fan of the love triangle but this one is so good!
+ Side Characters:
Goose and his daughter were my favs of the side characters. Don't have much to say about them.
The future looks grimm in this book. Thought it was well thought out and complete. It must be complicated to write a time travel book but I have to hand it to this author it comes out leaving us wanting tons more! ...more