Meg is a cassandra sangue or blood prophet. There are visions in the shedding of her blood, which makes her priceless to certain parties. The visions also give her the chance to escape, which she does only to run straight into the Others. They are territorial shapeshifters and vampires who kill any human who trespasses into their land. They kill and eat them.
Simon is the alpha wolfgard and ruler of the lakeside courtyard. When a beraggledd human who does not smell like prey ends up on his doorstep, he refrains from killing her and instead gives her a job. Gradually Meg manages to win over most of the monsters but her controller wants her back and he will do anything, even start a war to succeed.
This book was awesome. I could not put it down. I finished it in a day and I am still so wrapped up in the world of the Others that I can't read anything else yet.
I love how Meg and Simon's relationship is developing, there is no instant love or mating or destiny really. Its all trust, the two of them learning that they can trust the other. The supporting characters of Sam and Tess and Henry and Nathan and Winter and Vald and the ponies were all so real. The police, particularity Monty were believable and I loved the connection between him and Meg. (Its a past history that is awesome) I even hated Asia.
The plot is so well put together. It has paranormal elements, and it probably classified as urban fantasy, but it is not. There is a whole new world, spinning on the idea that humans have never been the dominate species and that they do have reason to fear the dark. I like how the ending is satisfactory but there are still questions, will Sam be okay? Will they catch Daphne's killers? What about the dead children and the strange disease out west? I can't wait for these answers.
THis book was so good that I will have to buy it. And I can't wait for the next one. (less)
I adore Anna and Charles. However all the Asil (as interesting as it is) kinda drags just a bit. I love the first book (aka novella) and the...more4.5 Stars
I adore Anna and Charles. However all the Asil (as interesting as it is) kinda drags just a bit. I love the first book (aka novella) and the second book but I always have a hard time reading this one. Which is odd because I really like Charles and Anna.
On a whole great book, just some quirky things for me.(less)
I bought this anthology for Ilona Andrew's Alphas. I read part of the story when it was on her blog and enjoyed it.
Angel's Wolf - Nalini Singh I haven't read anything by Ms. Singh but she has been on my list, specifically her Archangel series. I enjoyed this short a lot. I will be moving this series up on my to-read stack.
Alphas: Origins - Ilona Andrews I bought the book for this story and was not disappointed. I loved the dark sci-fi take on origins and angels. I thought the powers were wicked cool and the intriguing. I hope to see a continuation of this world in the future.
Nocturne - Sharon Shinn I am a fan of Sharon Shinn. I own her 12 houses series and I enjoy rereading those books. I have not read her Samaria series. It seems I may have to investigate it. The idea of a blind angel learning to fly is awesome. I also really enjoyed the narrator's voice.
Ascension - Meljean Brook I enjoyed this novella a lot. Especially because I have hits and misses with Ms. Brooks, particularly with her Guardians series. The illusions, dyed skin and the identity of the antagonist all made for an enjoyable read.
I liked the Iron Fey trilogy a lot. I bought all three books at once (after looking at them multiple times) right after...moreThis was Ash......enough said.
I liked the Iron Fey trilogy a lot. I bought all three books at once (after looking at them multiple times) right after Iron Queen came out. I liked Meghan. I liked the bittersweet conculsion. And I was really really excited that there was another one.
I adore Ash. I love Puck. That they're friends, fall for the same girl (twice) and have their friendship survive everything is awesome.
The only thing I wish is that there had been a little more Meghan in the book. Not that we didin't get enough Meghan already, I just want to see the kind of day to day runnings of her kingdom, interactions with the other royalty, fey ect, Maybe like drabble shorts or something. (there is the distinct possibilty that I may have been spoiled at some point)
This was definetly Ash's book. ( which is a great thing) It was his pov and the only time we got to seem Meghan was when he got too. No complaints about it. (less)