As far as I am concerned, anything written by L.H. Coswayis worth reading.
This is the first book in a paranormal series. While I enjoy more Cosway's n As far as I am concerned, anything written by L.H. Coswayis worth reading.
This is the first book in a paranormal series. While I enjoy more Cosway's non-paranormal books (they portrait real, sometimes unconvetional characters), the plot is gripping and I am dying to finish the last one.
There is only one minor misgiving: neither Tegan, nor others, is really forthcomming about what is really happening. There is a kind of duplicity that I do not enjoy...
This book is the umpteenth installment of Ms Cole’s Immortals After Dark series. And it’s good, which is a feat considering the number of books alreadThis book is the umpteenth installment of Ms Cole’s Immortals After Dark series. And it’s good, which is a feat considering the number of books already written. The author’s imagination seems endless.
It features, as usual, an interracial couple: one sorciere (funny, resourceful and a bit insecure of herself), and a verkenner (an overbearing, diehard winged demon). Their main challenge comes from the fact that he is virgin (he mated with her while he was a boy), whereas she is not.
The relationship evolves between four different worlds that enclose dragons, a sex-world, a stomach-world, an under-ocean world, with a gamut of monsters. I loved the adventurous plot. While a little childish, it was a lot of fun.
In short, well-drawn characters, good relationship development, good erotic scenes and all wrapped up in an amazing adventurous plot. ...more
As far as I’m concerned, this series has a real considerable drawback: there are so many characters and intermingling plots, that between one installAs far as I’m concerned, this series has a real considerable drawback: there are so many characters and intermingling plots, that between one installment and the next, I lose track of them . In this one we will see four stories that are not really interlinked: Beth and Wrath (sorry, not my favorite couple), Assail and Sola, Selena an Trex, and Xcor and Layla (these last three rock and promise). They happen to be at the same time, and involve more or less the same place (the compound).
I confess that I tried a search in the last book with one of the couples to remember when and how their relationship began (with Selena), and I just couldn’t find it. Problem is, I even can’t keep track of which was the previous installment to the previous one, and as they also mix so many stories it’s impossible to read them in one sitting. What a mess. Which was the prevailing feeling at the beginning of this book. I found myself wishing that a charitable soul would disentangle each story from the books in order to be able to read them as a whole and not as a piece-by-piece lost in a labyrinth of sub-plots.
However, as allways, J.R. Ward delivers, and halfway the book I was absorbed by the character’s angst and rooting that, against all odds, they could find their happy ending (not going to happen for most of them until the next 1-3 installments?). And yes, I’m dying again for the next installment.
So that’s why I gave 4, because I’m addicted to the BlackDagger Brotherhood....more
Once upon a time there was Cinder (a cyborg) who lived with her evil step-mom and step-sisters. Cinder is overworked, but doesn’t swipe floors, she isOnce upon a time there was Cinder (a cyborg) who lived with her evil step-mom and step-sisters. Cinder is overworked, but doesn’t swipe floors, she is the best mechanician of New Beijing (thanks for this, Ms Meyer!). And yes, there was a prince and also a ball, and imagine what: Cinder will lose her... foot. Cinder is being mistreated not only by her “family”, her whole society consider cyborgs less than humans (sounds familiar?)
But Cinder’s destiny will be much more complicated to the one faced by Cinderella. Cinder will have to save the world from the evilest being ever: the Lunar Queen (yes, from she comes from the Moon), who threatens to conqueer the world and is able to charm everyone... except her. .
Cinder is, without any doubts an inspiring heroine.
Two things I did not enjoy: the cliffhanger and the having to wait for next books....more
I was mad at Corine half of the book. Corine’s love life is fickle: she loves Chance, but also Kell and she has desired/desires JesseI’m disappointed.
I was mad at Corine half of the book. Corine’s love life is fickle: she loves Chance, but also Kell and she has desired/desires Jesse, Chance and Kell. We are lucky that Jesse is now with Shannon, otherwise we would have to put up with more of her whining. Corine’s love life is fickle. I annoyed me to no end. I like romances, but I expect some direction in them: this is the fourth book and Corine could be with just anyone of the aforementioned (except Jesse out of loyalty with Shannon).
The whole voyage to the Hell plot, maybe I wasn’t in the mood, but I just didn’t feel like to learn about a new world (with lots of new species) while hearing Corine wonder about her future with Chance. I also didn’t care much about the split personality, either (nothing charming in that, nor in the evil queen power over Chance). However, as in other Aguirre’s books, the writing quality is good, the world imaginative and the characters remarkable.
And then... the end arrives and this book is definitely not a HEA. And I’m tired. I do not read to suffer. I will read the next one, but I’m happy it’s the last one. ...more
This installment of the Edge series turns around to main characters: William, a changelling were, and Cerise, the head of a mad family called the RatsThis installment of the Edge series turns around to main characters: William, a changelling were, and Cerise, the head of a mad family called the Rats (because they are many and they are poor). The plot that brings them together is an evil band (the Hand, leaded by Spider) who is searching something in the Mire, which is a swamp where the Cerise and her family live.
The strong assets of this book: great setting, great characters (main and secondary). The action is also good, but it takes a little to kick. Also I took me a little to identify Mars and Hand members (in the end I skimmed Hand’s descriptions, too many of them). Another weakness: William can be very clever and very intuitive and then really stupid (specially with Cerise), supposedly because of his were nature, but I found it a little inconsistent.
I just love this kind of book (fantasy + action + romance) with real, well-drawn characters with whom you can connect, so I’m going to read as much of these books as I can. Please, Ilona Andrews, keep writing: I just need authors like you, Ann Aguirre or Nalini Singh who guarantee having a really good time.
Second book of Mistborn. In it, you will see the remaining crew trying to build a better world than the one they inherited from Lord Ruler. You will sSecond book of Mistborn. In it, you will see the remaining crew trying to build a better world than the one they inherited from Lord Ruler. You will see an utopia fail. And you will see Vin fulfilling the prophecy of the Well of Ascencion, a prophecy written by an exasperating man. This prophecy will bring an unexpected twist to the story.
This is the book of Ellend, a good man full of dreams than are about to get crushed. But he will grow without losing them. This twist of the plot adds deepness to the trilogy, and it’s risky. In this installment there isn’t as many action as in the first one, and it is not as very well directed. Ellend’s pondering got my nerves : but it was honest, it was credible, it was interesting.
Vin’s doubts also were maddening, but she is a teenager, she is part from two different worlds, she doesn’t know who she is, and it is also credible though frustrating. Thanks god a terriswoman appears (Twindwyl) and will teach Ellend to surmount his doubts.
You will meet interesting characters (Twindiwyl, Zane, OneSeur the kandra).
A warning: if you do not like pondering, this is not the book for you. If it is not a problem to you, then go ahead. In the third book it gets better, and the story deserves being read....more
This is the first book of one great fantasy triology. It's also the best of the three: in it you will see how a group of people, from an oppressed claThis is the first book of one great fantasy triology. It's also the best of the three: in it you will see how a group of people, from an oppressed class, leaded by Keilser, try to overturn an empire. Sanderson’s world building is amazing, yet it isn’t overwhelming (as happens in lots of other fantasy world), you won’t have the feeling you are reading an encyclopedia.
Mistborn's world is griping (different races, different powers, an evil thing that subjugates population and hope); the plot is fast paced, and it is as smooth as a Mistborn, it sucked me up; and, finally, characters are well drawn, real, interesting, endearing.
Keisler is a mastermind, he thinks outside the box, he has charisma, he is the best Mistborn ever born, he is the survivor, and he has what no-one has: hope. Yes I have been converted: now I believe in the Survivor.
Keisler’s crew is full of amazing characters: Vin, a traumatized girl, probably the most powerful human on earth, Breeze, a soother who can’t help himself meddling, Ham, a thug who loves philosophy, Clubs, a cranky old smoker, his nephew Spooks, who speaks gibberish, Dockson, master organizer.
Warning: This is not a HEA, but it has a good ending....more