Purely my own opinion - I just couldn't get into it. I was enjoying it at the beginning but then...I don't know, it just didn't keep my attention. ButPurely my own opinion - I just couldn't get into it. I was enjoying it at the beginning but then...I don't know, it just didn't keep my attention. But perhaps it'll appeal to die hard Regency Romance fans. I'd say a 1.5 because I did get to the end. It wasn't a bad read, just not for me....more
I had such high hopes for Merripen! Winnifred was a lovely heroine, but they paled in comparison to Cam and Amelia. Though I did feel for Merripen I tI had such high hopes for Merripen! Winnifred was a lovely heroine, but they paled in comparison to Cam and Amelia. Though I did feel for Merripen I thought the book would be a lot more intense. I think I just built it up too much in my head. Nevertheless, <3 loved seeing all the Hathaways again, they are a lovely bunch. And I felt so happy at Leo's return. Though still clearly affected by his past, it was so nice to see a healthier side of him. I did enjoy this one :)...more
I go long periods of time before returning to Regency Romance, they're the type of historical romance that I've always read most.
I made a mistake witI go long periods of time before returning to Regency Romance, they're the type of historical romance that I've always read most.
I made a mistake with this book. I was stupid enough to start it at midnight thinking that it'd be my standard fare of Regency Romance.
I was wrong. I finished reading it at about 4.40am of the same morning. Now that should tell you something.
Amelia and Cam ♥
Romance people. Romance happens in this book of the most addictive and magical kind.
I don't know how many times I sighed over it and the smile I had on my face after I finished it. It's a book that leaves you feeling light inside and like you've got stars in your eyes. It also had enough in it to set it aside from the majority of Regency that I've read and it felt more real. It wasn't all about ball's at Almack's and Bath, or about a season out in society. No. This felt like it dealt with the more every day to day lives of people living in this period. Practical things, you know? Which just made me fall in love with the world in an entirely different way.
It was lovely and I couldn't stop until the book was done. Cam is a different type of Regency hero and I loved him. So refreshing and distant from usual Regency heroes. Kind of wanted him to come and steal me away at midnight too…
And Amelia. Such a strong woman, but someone who is taking on too much and not realising how close she is to crumbling under the pressure of it all.
They make a wonderful couple.
Read this one, it'll send you off to the rest of your day with a smile on your face.
It's been a while since I'd read a Nora Roberts, so when I went to WHSmith and it was a rainy day, I saw this, read the back and thought - yup, you'reIt's been a while since I'd read a Nora Roberts, so when I went to WHSmith and it was a rainy day, I saw this, read the back and thought - yup, you're coming home with me.
The beginning of the book had me hooked. I loved Liz/Abigail's character and the sinister turn that the night took from her. The crime was excellent and I couldn't wait to get to the rest. I parked my ass down and started doing some serious reading.
Unfortunately, I didn't maintain that feeling throughout the entire book. I know Nora Roberts is primarily a romance writer, I have no issue with that. I've read a lot of her books and loved them all, however, I found the start to the book misleading. There was a large chunk of the beginning of the novel dedicated to developing the crime part, and her situation as a result of it. So naturally I assumed this wouldn't be the end of it and would come back to bite her in the ass. I was pumped for it!
This didn't come to happen however. Ms Roberts focused entirely on the romance after that chapter of the book was done, and when the original crime actually came back on page, it was resolved almost off the page and that left me feeling disappointed. I have to admit that it also took me a bit of time to warm up to Abigail and Brooks as a couple. Though I liked Brooks and his family almost on sight, I found that I didn't really feel the same way about his romance with Abigail, I felt not chemistry, mainly because the start of their romance felt rushed to me.
It's a shame, the book had such a fantastic start. I'd say, take a chance on it, if you're a Nora Roberts fan you'll probably still enjoy this, if not, then you may like it a lot more than I did :)...more
Felt like a light Regency read and picked this book and another one. It was enjoyable but won't take it's place in my Regency favourites. Still entertFelt like a light Regency read and picked this book and another one. It was enjoyable but won't take it's place in my Regency favourites. Still entertaining though and I enjoyed the tension between the two main characters....more
First of all, the world building remains excellent, I'm still absolutely in love with this harsh worlI've been waiting for this for quite a long time!
First of all, the world building remains excellent, I'm still absolutely in love with this harsh world Altenburg has created and the more I found out about it, the more fascinated I am by it. It's not a pretty world, especially when it comes to women.
Now, the formula of the book was similar to the previous one, in that the two mains are both travelling together and both with a mistrust of each other, although here, Raven is a lot more trusting.
(view spoiler)[I think, perhaps, my issue with this was Raven's reliance on men. I understand that this is a world in which women are basically the possessions of men and I can understand that she'd feel safer with Creed. But, it felt like she could never stand on her own. She made decisions, yes, but it never seemed to enter her mind that she might strike out on her own, there was either Creed or Blade, and if one left her then she was clinging to the hope that the other one would stay with her.
I don't think anyone would want to be alone in this world, especially a woman. But Raven is a demon spawn, and yes, there will be prejudice and not to mention her power crazy, woman hating stepfather who is stalking her like mad - but she could make a stand on her own. She could've thought of banding together with Roam even on her own even - I guess what I'm trying to say is that, the dependency on men bothered me a lot, especially when compared to Airie. I mean, Raven managed to escape being burned in front of the whole town and evade their search party, she's an intelligent and very brave woman. I just hoped for a bit more...
As with Blade, well. I enjoyed Blade's character, but from what I saw of him in the previous book, I had expected him to be a bit more intense.
Another thing is that the book began to drag for me and I found myself starting to skim read. My favourite bits were actually ones where Creed was in them and it's left me looking forward to his book.
Don't get me wrong, this was still an enjoyable book. Like I said, the world building continues to drag me in. I loved learning more about the boundaries and seeing the harsh coldness of the immortals, just brilliant. Also love the unfolding story of the demon spawn and their fate in the world. Can't wait to read more of that. But this book didn't get me the same way that The Demon's Daughter did. (hide spoiler)]
So, still looking forward to the next installment, want to see Creed and hopefully Roam too!...more
I just couldn't get into it. Everything moved too fast. I found it hard to believe that something like this was happening at this pace. Still, if youI just couldn't get into it. Everything moved too fast. I found it hard to believe that something like this was happening at this pace. Still, if you give it a go, I hope you enjoy it :)...more
As always, adored the story Amy Lane put on the page. I always feel invested in the characters. Oh Stan, you perfect creature <3 loved Stan and lovAs always, adored the story Amy Lane put on the page. I always feel invested in the characters. Oh Stan, you perfect creature <3 loved Stan and loves his relationship with Johnny!...more
Like many are saying, the premise was good, I really enjoyed the beginning of the book and Kris' character, esI'm not quite sure what to make of this.
Like many are saying, the premise was good, I really enjoyed the beginning of the book and Kris' character, especially how the relationship with him and his dad was shown right at the start. I'm a sucker for family bonds!
I think perhaps, the issue with this was that the plot needed more time to develop in a way that could really fulfill the promising premise. As it is, the story ended up feeling rushed and I couldn't connect with any of the characters really. I feel that relationships could have been fleshed out more, with less misunderstandings, because they didn't need them! Kris had very legitimate reasons for being wary of pairing up with this man he hardly knows, and working through those at a slower pace may have been enough for me, with a nice slow burn.
Either way, I urge you to make up your own mind and I have to admit, I'm still curious enough to take a look at the next book in the series.