A perfect ending to a beautiful, supernatural love story. Not much happened in this book, most of it was Georgina's internal dialogue and figuring out...moreA perfect ending to a beautiful, supernatural love story. Not much happened in this book, most of it was Georgina's internal dialogue and figuring out the truth about her contract. As the last book of the series however, it tied up the story better than I would have imagined. I would have liked to see more of Las Vegas where all the flashing lights and possibilities were, but alas, that's not what this book was about.
One of my favourite things about the Succubus series is how Hell is structured like a big corporation, with office politics, contracts, legal proceedings, employee awards, and bowling matches. It's quite a hilarious depiction of Hell and how it runs its workers, and always provides a few laughs. The start of this books starts out with Georgina working part time as a Santa's helper elf, which was hilarious.
I found the book to be a little predictable, especially after all the deductions from Succubus Shadows, but adored the small twist at the end. Richelle Mead's writing is natural, believable, and enticing, and she's only gotten better and better after each Succubus book.
If you haven't read the Succubus books yet, I definitely recommend it, it's highly charged, emotional, has a unique plot with a soul sucking Succubus, her hellish friends and artistic and gentle Seth Mortensen. They are highly addictive from start to finish, and I preferred this over Vampire Academy.
A unique fantasy featuring magic, mythical creatures, and an alternate world set in the Victorian era. Definitely better than a lot of the standard te...moreA unique fantasy featuring magic, mythical creatures, and an alternate world set in the Victorian era. Definitely better than a lot of the standard teenage book out there, as it isn't predictable with several plot twists and written well with great character development. I still strive to find a book similar to this.(less)
What an exciting, action-packed read! At first, Bones really put me off because he reminds me so much of Spike with the spiky, blonde tipped hair, chi...moreWhat an exciting, action-packed read! At first, Bones really put me off because he reminds me so much of Spike with the spiky, blonde tipped hair, chiselled jaw and English accent and his personality is a lot like him as well. It was a little repetitive at the start when Cat dresses up as a skank and goes and baits vampires like that but the finale totally blew me away. Will keep reading this series.
There's a certain comfort in the zombie genre because you know what to expect. The back story is pretty self-explanatory, a virus breaks out, people g...moreThere's a certain comfort in the zombie genre because you know what to expect. The back story is pretty self-explanatory, a virus breaks out, people get infected, and a zombie apocalypse happens. What better reason to offer action and gore than with that simple explanation?
Feed offers so much more than what the usual zombie novel entails. Instead of horror and the survival, it goes into the epidemiology of the zombie virus, and how the world has dealt with it 20 years after the zombie outbreak. It's a world underpinned by blogging and journalism to bring the truth about zombies to the masses.
Georgia and Shaun Mason, adoptive brother and sister, and Buffy the perky technophile are bloggers on the brink of their greatest story when they are chosen to offer news coverage for a US Senator's campaign. Equipped with hidden cameras and enough recording equipment in case of an emergency, they accompany the Senator to his meetings. Unwarranted zombie attacks start happening and the Masons soon discover they may be on the hinge of a conspiracy.
I really adored the characters within this book. It delivers a complexity rarely seen between character relationships. Shaun is a happy-go-lucky, over-protective brother who can strike a chord between his readers. George is a hard-nosed journalist with a sole purpose to uncover the truth. She may seem emotionless and uncaring, but the only person who she lets her guard down around is her brother. Buffy offers them a reprieve from the tougher side of life with her bouncy personality.
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Woah this was amazing! Much better than the first, which dragged with a slow introduction and conversations between Cat and Bones.
The second in the N...moreWoah this was amazing! Much better than the first, which dragged with a slow introduction and conversations between Cat and Bones.
The second in the Night Huntress series goes straight into the action, which was both exhilarating and fast-paced. Cat is a rare vampire/human half-breed and her job is to exterminate vampires who pose a threat to humans. She's the commander of a badass but lovable team of agents, training them to stand on their own against vampires. Four years have passed since she left Bones behind to join the cause.
I was glad to see that she would inevitably meet her beloved again. The chemistry between Cat and Bones is explosive, partly due to their forbidden relationship and the tensions with her mum's disapproval, and her job.
With her reunion with Bones, commanding a team she has both trained and befriended, and finding herself a target of an assassination attempt, this book is bursting with excitement and emotion. Definitely pulled on the heartstrings and left the emotions raw. So glad I continued to read this series!
Zombies. Vampires. Ghouls. A centuries old Egyptian vampire goddess. After completing the 3rd book in the Night Huntress series, it's evident that thi...moreZombies. Vampires. Ghouls. A centuries old Egyptian vampire goddess. After completing the 3rd book in the Night Huntress series, it's evident that this series goes from strength to strength. It's exhilarating, fast-paced, and pulls at the heart strings.
Cat continues to grow on me, her strength of character is strong but not unbreakable in her weaker moments. Her fierce love for Bones fuels her every moment, and Bones is such a charming, arrogant, witty fellow. The only thing that annoyed me was Tate, who thinks he has a chance with her but how dodgy can you get?
Jeaniene Frost weaves intricate storylines into each character with a greater complexity than I've seen other authors do, and that's what makes this series a must-read.
The 4th book in the exhilirating Night Huntress series took quite a different turn from the previous books. Cat is no longer commanding her team of sp...moreThe 4th book in the exhilirating Night Huntress series took quite a different turn from the previous books. Cat is no longer commanding her team of special agents, however, she's got another problem - an old lover from a past she never knew claims to be her real husband and will stop at nothing to steal her away.
That's a cause for concern for Cat and Bones, and the passionate couple are constantly at each other's throats in this book - literally. So much so, that I found it quite difficult getting past the first 60% of the book. In fact, the book is filled with so much angst, self-loathing, and regret that it was quite uncomfortable to read.
Thankfully, the supporting characters really step in to save the day. Mencheres, Vlad, Spade and newly found ghost Fabian are all intriguing characters who have a place in the Night Huntress universe. I look forward to the Night Huntress world spin-offs to read a little more about these characters.
The last quarter of the book definitely did redeem the whole book for me. It was filled with lots of sex & sizzle, ultimate action-packed duels and twists as expected from Jeaniene Frost. Frost is masterful in how she weaves a story together, always keeping you on the edge of the seat to find out what happens next.
Continuing on from the phenomenal Night Huntress series, This side of the grave starts off with a bang as Cat gets accustomed to her newfound powers a...moreContinuing on from the phenomenal Night Huntress series, This side of the grave starts off with a bang as Cat gets accustomed to her newfound powers and strange feeding habits as a vampire.
Bones and Cat have ironed out their issues from the last book and spend their time either being mushy with each other or getting hot and heavy. It's a welcome change from the angst and whining from the last book as there's a lot more happening here on the brink of an all out ghoul war with an evil ghoul ruler and a ghoul goddess representing queen of the Damned.
The side characters especially the ghost Fabian are a crucial focus on this book, and Vlad as well as Mecheres are as fascinating as ever.
The plot isn't as tight and fast moving as previous books, but a hilarious voodoo experience and emotional passing of someone who means a lot to Cats heavyweights in this book. It's def a stronger contender than the previous title filled with lots of action, wit, and love. Can't wait to move onto the next one.
Finishing off the last of the Percy Jackson series, I felt rather sad that there will be no more following Percy, Grover, Annabeth and his demigod cam...moreFinishing off the last of the Percy Jackson series, I felt rather sad that there will be no more following Percy, Grover, Annabeth and his demigod campers on their adventures. This book was absolutely flawless with incredibly action and commeration to Greek mythology tying everything together in the end.
The Last Olympian is pretty much all out action from the first page, as the Titan God Kronos unleashes his attack upon the world. As with the end of every great series, there are great moments mixed in with the sad, and we get to finally see the agenda that Riordan had planned for his characters from the start. Possibly the strongest of the series, The Last Olympian was unputdownable as the entire host of campers, gods, and demigods have their own moments.
I'm rather satisfied with the conclusion of The Last Olympian, finally bringing peace to Camp Half-Blood and resolution of the ominous prophecy from the very start. The Percy Jackson series have definitely paved their way as a classic to be read over and over again.
Ill wind is an explosive debut about a group of wardens who maintain balance to the Earth, fire wardens, earth wardens, and weather wardens. Joanne Ba...moreIll wind is an explosive debut about a group of wardens who maintain balance to the Earth, fire wardens, earth wardens, and weather wardens. Joanne Baldwin is a powerful weather warden who is running from the storm, looking for her powerful friend Lewis who is the only one who can save her from a demon mark.
The whole story is basically set out around a huge road trip, but it's a journey definitely worth travelling. The weather descriptions went over my head a little as they were a bit too scientific for my liking, but definitely makes it unique in a sense. Flashbacks are tied into the Joanne's road trip, fleshing out why she is running and looking for Lewis and the relationships she has with other characters.
When she meets a handsome hitchiker David, things get really interesting from there as he's not what he seems from the start.
I really enjoyed the writing, it is personable, down-to-earth, and does not try too hard to be descriptive or poetic. The author weaves complexities into the storyline really well. Both Joanne and David are extremely likeable characters, while they aren't perfect in any sense, they are void of any annoying character traits that are so common in PNR/UF titles.
I loved how the story unfolded and felt like I went on a little journey myself, reading about the circumstances following Joanne. The way the story was set out definitely led up to an explosive finale that had me gobsmacked with an ending I did not see coming.
The weather warden series is an interesting one, and I'll definitely pick up the next books in the series to see how things pan out.
WOW what an exhilarating ride! Heat Stroke was a way slicker book than the first one, fast-paced and easier to get into than simply a road trip and re...moreWOW what an exhilarating ride! Heat Stroke was a way slicker book than the first one, fast-paced and easier to get into than simply a road trip and reminiscing about the times which was pretty much sums up Ill Wind.
I absolutely love the cool factor of both Joanne and her powers, either as a Djinn or Weather warden. This book contains descriptions of meteorology that border on being too scientific, but wow they just blow my mind! Not to mention the descriptions of how Djinn draw their power. The author holds great imagination and skilfully conveys something which seems to be difficult to understand into such a readable, easily digested format.
A thing I am loving so far about this series: it's so incredibly addictive, with a writing style so natural that it flows easily. That's probably a flow on from Rachel Caine's YA writing.
I absolutely adore the male leads in Joanne's life, David, the sexy Djinn and Lewis, the world's most powerful weather warden. Joanne's wit, charisma and sheer determination just matches both of these men well, and she can definitely keep up with them.
Later on in the book, you do meet some twisted and disturbing characters, but it does lead to an epic finale in the end. I was totally hooked into this book from the start and it was difficult to put down.
If I didn't have so many other books lined up to read for the next month, I'd be reading Chill Factor in an instant!