This book was emotionally exhausting! Just like the first two. The ending didnt make me cry though, which is a first. The first ended with (view spoilThis book was emotionally exhausting! Just like the first two. The ending didnt make me cry though, which is a first. The first ended with (view spoiler)[Kelsey refusing Ren and returning to Oregon, which was a very moving scene (hide spoiler)]. Then the second ended with (view spoiler)[Ren losing his memory and Kelsey overhears him telling Kishan that he doesnt love her anymore. That was heart wrenching and I cried more at the ending of the second (hide spoiler)]. But the third ended with (view spoiler)[Kelsey being kidnapped by Lokesh (hide spoiler)], which is quite a cliffhanger, but an action one not an emotional one. I am quite excited to find out what happens next.
The setup of this book was a bit different from the previous two. The first two start out with Kelsey in Oregon, until she returns to India, then the bulk of the book takes place on their adventure in another realm. This one started out in India and Kelsey does not return home between her second and third adventures. Which is good because I dont really enjoy the parts in Oregon as much. The first half of this book is set on a yacht, before they start their adventure. Kelsey, Ren, Kishan, Mr. Kadam, and Nilima. The usual group, while they prepare for their next adventure. It is during this time that the love-triangle is taken to a whole new level. So much back and forth and fighting between the three of them. I think it may have been taken a little too far and shifted the focus of the book a bit too much away from the curse.
In Tiger's Quest I was very impressed with Kelsey's loyalty to Ren. I was impressed that she so strongly resisted such a hot, flirty guy when Ren wasnt around. I had new found respect for her. But Kishan is unlike most back-up guys and I knew it would be possible to turn the triangle around, and that Colleen Houck would likely do it. Although I couldnt figure out how it could be done without Kelsey betraying Ren. Well, it was done very well. Not on Ren's part of course, I am still mad at him, but on Colleen's part. She convincingly took Kelsey away from Ren and gave her to Kishan, in my opinion. She did it without me having to lose respect for Kelsey. Although I did lose a little respect for Ren, which is unfortunate. But I have a new found, immense love for Kishan which I am very happy about. I love him so much I could cry! Haha, maybe not literally but when you read so much teenage romance your emotions can get a little confused. :s
But I was disappointed in how Kelsey kept saying that she loved Kishan, but she was constantly thinking about Ren. Even after she listed all the reasons why she chose Kishan (Chapter 24), which were all good reasons imo, she could barely stay focused on him. She kept making horrible analogies like how Kishan was the steady player who would last the game but couldnt score the three-pointers. I found it extremely unfair to Kishan and I think he deserves more. He loves Kelsey a lot so I would want him to be with her so he could be happy, but at the same time I think he deserves someone who could love him more thoroughly. Although I would never want Colleen to do that thing where you throw in a new girl at the end so everyone can be happy. I hate it when that happens. But the girl always ends up with the main guy. Colleen will find a way to get Kelsey back with Ren, and she will most likely find a way to do it smoothly and naturally like everything else. But will she find a way to do it without breaking Kishans's heart? :(
But this book still excelled where the first two did. The amazing adventure and mythology! This one may even be my favourite in that respect. They travel the ocean of another realm and face five dragons inspired by Chinese mythology. Each dragon gives them a different task to complete before they reach the end to claim their prize. My favourite was definitely the green dragon, although it was probably the characters' least favourite. It was very exciting. :P I really look forward to what happens next. It says Tiger's Destiny doesnt come out till September, but the first three all came out in 2011, so that seems a little unfair. :( Although these books like to torment me emotionally, Colleen has somehow managed to make me agree with all the changes that have happened to Kelsey. I am taking the ups and downs with her. I love Ren when she loves Ren. I love Kishan when she loves Kishan. So I hope whatever happens in the next book, I will agree with it. I dont know how she does it!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
I really loved this book. It felt a lot more in the spirit of The Iron Fey, which is tThis review can also be found on my blog: A Match Made in Heaven
I really loved this book. It felt a lot more in the spirit of The Iron Fey, which is the series that first got me into reading, than her other books. It has that great sense of adventure and discovery, and life and love and friendship. And heroism.
I absolutely loved Ember. She was so full of life and spunk. And her physical appearance was a perfect representation of who she was underneath. She was small with bright green eyes and spiky red hair. She was such a firecracker (or Firebrand, as Riley liked to call her). She was like a female Puck. A person like her would never have survived inside Talon. At least not with her soul intact. She needed freedom. But I love how, in the end, it was not selfishness and her desire for freedom that finally convinced her to leave. She would not have been happy in Talon, but I don't know for sure whether or not she would have left without Riley's help. I'd like to think she would have stayed for her brother. But in the end, it was her goodness and her heroism that finally convinced her of what she needed to do.
And the same goes for Garret. He may have unwillingly fallen in love with a dragon, causing him to question everything he has ever known. But it was not only his concern for Ember that made him betray St. George, but the fact that if Ember is good, than others must be as well. He would not kill Riley, or Nettle or Remy either. Because like Ember, he will do what he believes to be the right thing, not only the thing that is best for him.
This book was just full of great characters, from the protagonists, to Dante and Riley and Wes, and even Lexi. Riley is a great friend for Ember and I am so glad that she found someone who understands her and she can talk to about being a dragon. I enjoy the fact that their relationship is complicated and I look forward to seeing how much more complicated it becomes. Although I hope not too much happens between them, because it is clear that any attraction is a result of their dragon natures, and has little to do with actual feelings. I also really enjoyed Dante and I feel sorry for him. He was so easily fooled and put under Talon's thumb. I really hope that he comes around in the end, because he was a really great brother to Ember in the beginning.
I loved the fact that the story and mythology of the dragons was balanced with the amount of romance. In YA series you sometimes have to wait for several books before a romance really develops. But in Talon, Ember and Garret are in love and making sacrifices by the end of the first book. And that didnt take away from the high stakes of the story at all. I really look forward to learning more about Talon's secrets. What we learned about Vipers and Chameleons, and their possible secrets labs was all interesting and I am sure Ember will now work to rescue others and expose their secrets. I also look forward to her infiltrating St. George and rescuing Garret, and hopefully more shifting, now that she is free to do as she pleases. I am really excited for this series and I can see so much potential for it to be totally epic. ...more
Kelsey is an 18 year old girl from Oregon, who, while working at a circus for a summer job, befriends a tiger named Ren. When Ren is bought by a richKelsey is an 18 year old girl from Oregon, who, while working at a circus for a summer job, befriends a tiger named Ren. When Ren is bought by a rich man in Indian, Kelsey is asked to accompany them to help transport Ren, due to her close relationship and easy way with him. Once she arrives in India they reveal to her that Ren is actually an Indian Prince who was cursed to live as a tiger for the past 400 years, and that Kelsey is the one that can save him. She then embarks on a great Indiana Jones/Tomb Raider style adventure to break the curse. She will have to complete several tasks and by the end of the book she has completed the first task, so I assume the process will take up the entire series.
This was a really great adventure like I was not expecting. It was a lot of fun. It took me awhile before I started to like Kelsey, although it took no time at all for me to like Ren. Like wow! What a leading man! He was so sweet, and for a while it was great. But then Kelsey started acting like a moron. She is not the first heroine to make a similar decision, thinking the hero needs to consider his options before he can decide what he really wants. But its still frustrating that she cant trust he is smart enough to know what he wants. At least there are several more books for them to sort things out, it still has me somewhat worried for the series. I dont want it to be one of those series that continuously goes out of its way to put barriers between a couple.
I totally love how the setting is so unique for YA and I love India, and Ren is so totally gorgeous, and its such a magical adventure. I cant wait to read the next book and I am very excited that this is going to be made into a movie!...more
First of all, when I had about 30 pages left to the book, I could not go on! I tried. I really tried. But I could not go on without knowing the truthFirst of all, when I had about 30 pages left to the book, I could not go on! I tried. I really tried. But I could not go on without knowing the truth about Clary and Jace. So I went on Wikipedia and looked it up. So now I know and I was able to finish the book. While I was doing that I also discovered that Simon becomes a bigger character in the following books, which I find very disappointing. I found him very annoying. Someone I wouldnt even want to be friends with, let alone date. I really dont blame Clary for never thinking of him that way. Thank goodness. But now I also know how long it takes for things to happen and now I dont really have much interest in reading the next book. I was enjoying this enough that I ordered the second one from my library before I finished it, so now its on the way so I will probably read it anyway....more
This was a really cute, brief story. It is hard to really get attached to characters in novellas, and although Jet usually does an excellent job withThis was a really cute, brief story. It is hard to really get attached to characters in novellas, and although Jet usually does an excellent job with the quick character development, this one didn't quite reach the level of her other shorts that I have read. Most of them are excellent, especially Heaven, A Rose is a Rose, and Tech Support. But this one is my second to least favourite of her stories that I have read, above only Hell which is, oddly enough, the longest one.
But I would like to give this 3.5/5, because it is quite a bit better than Hell. I really enjoyed the story, and Scott and Jack were both quite adorable. I just wish that their relationship had been better developed. I found it hard to believe that their relationship had already reached the depth that it would have had to in order to sacrifice what they did for each other in the end. The fact that they only knew each other for 2 days could have been worked around with more scenes together, but it was just too short.
I am happy for them and I am glad that they loved each other enough to overcome their ordeal, I only wish that I would have been able to feel it more. ...more
This book was great for the most part. It renewed my faith in the series after Apollyon which I found to be a big disappointment and pretty uneventfulThis book was great for the most part. It renewed my faith in the series after Apollyon which I found to be a big disappointment and pretty uneventful. But a lot happened in this one and it was exciting. I really enjoyed Perses and I hope he is in The Return. And I loved Seth in this one.
This was possibly Seth's best book. This one or Pure. I was Team Seth from the beginning until Deity. And Elixir was definitely Aiden's best book. After those two there was really no denying how much they belonged together. But I still loved Seth and I am pretty happy about how things turned out for him. Except for the him-being-sad part. :(
But overall, I'm not a huge fan of the ending. The final battle was anticlimactic and unfolded exactly as was expected. And the ending for Alex was weird and unnecessarily confusing. It reminds me of the ending to the Evernight series. It was not really a bad ending, but it wasnt entirely satisfying either.
At first I preferred this series to Lux, but after a few disappointments, and how Origin blew my mind, I am not sure if that is still the case. We shall see after Opposition. But this was an amazing series either way. Alex is still among my top 5 heroines and Seth is still a great character and I wont forget him anytime soon. It was an incredible world and an incredible story. I always feel a sense of relief after finishing a great series which I am ready to move on from....more
This was better than the first one, IMO. The story and romance were set at a far better pace. There was just enough of each at proper intervals to keeThis was better than the first one, IMO. The story and romance were set at a far better pace. There was just enough of each at proper intervals to keep it fresh, and nothing was confusing about it like in the first one. Although I'm still not sure what Valentine's motives are for everything he has done to Jace (I know some spoilers), I still somewhat understand Valentine better as a character now than I did in the first book. The whole ending of the first was too confusing. But this one I could follow. It just felt far more structured. My only complaint is how things ended between Jace and Clary. But, things seemed far more hopeless at the end of the first and they still managed to have lots of great progress in the second. So I assume they will managed to fit more into the third. I know how it ends, but its not all about the ending. They have to keep us going with all the little things that happen in between, so here is hoping.
Oh, and one more complaint. Why did no one consider doing a DNA test? They could have compared Jace to Jocelyn or Clary. I am sure the Clave has the resources. Not only would I have insisted if I were Clary, but it would have made their investigation of Jace easier, to find out if he really were Valentine's son. They really had no reason to take Valentine's word for it, and a DNA test just seems so obvious to me....more
I would give this a 4.5/5. This book was pretty intense and amazing. Its hard to even believe how much happened. I cant believe it was only 360 pages.I would give this a 4.5/5. This book was pretty intense and amazing. Its hard to even believe how much happened. I cant believe it was only 360 pages. It felt like so much more! When I think back to how things were in the beginning of the book, when Heven was hiding behind her hair and her hood, and that first conversation she and Sam had in the school cafeteria, it feels like years ago.
At first, I was a little hesitant to accept Sam since he was totally stalking Heven for like a year, and that is totally creepy. But eventually I had to let it go and accept him, and even admit its part of what made the book so good. Sam was totally sweet and not dangerous. Realistically, psychologically, I dont know if it is possible for a stalker to not be dangerous, but this is a book, and a great one at that. Sam's utter love for Heven and need to protect and be near her was very consuming, not only for him but as a reader. And it just made me all the more happy to see them together, to know how much it meant to Sam, and to know how long he must have been dreaming of nothing else.
The first part of the book reminded me of Nevermore because of the high school setting, the sweet romance, and the subtle supernatural undertones. But once Heven found out what Sam was, things got more intense, with the story, the romance, and the supernatural elements. Without secrets between them it made their relationship so much more real. I was a little disappointed how Heven freaked out at first, but she forgave him fairly quickly. This was also around the same time she started living with her grandmother, which meant they had so much more time together, and they grew so much closer without the secrets or Heven's mother in the way. And they totally had a couple of hot make-out scenes that I was really hoping were gonna turn into something else, but they didnt have the opportunity in this book. But still, those scenes were hot and I am totally gonna reread them a bunch of times.
In a lot of books the characters often sleep together too soon (*cough* Bitterblue), but this is one book where I feel like they are really there already. I am not sure how much time passed in Masquerade but I think it was a lot. Several months, possibly the whole school year. The way their relationship developed, I feel like they could naturally take the next step. I would normally be really looking forward to reading more about Heven and Sam. But I wont. I wont be reading Charade. I usually steer clear of books that deal with hell or demons, because they really scare me, but I didnt realize before I started this what it was about. This book didnt deal with those things too much, and because I have never actually heard of the creature that Sam is before, it didnt bother me too much and I could just pretend he was a werewolf. But it still bothered me at times. I can tell that this story will be getting more complex and darker, and more engrossed in the supernatural world as it goes along. I wont be able to handle that. As much as I love Heven and Sam, it isnt worth the nightmares. I am sad I cant continue, but its just not an option for me.
One last little complaint. I hate the name Heven. It seems so dumb to me. If you are gonna name you daughter heaven, why not just name her Heaven?! Why take out the 'a' and turn it into a made up word that makes no sense and just happens to sound like heaven? Its so irritating....more
This book was wonderful! Camille and her guardian, Dr. Bennett, hunt and study werewolves. It is an interest that was shared by her father until it kiThis book was wonderful! Camille and her guardian, Dr. Bennett, hunt and study werewolves. It is an interest that was shared by her father until it killed him 6 years earlier. One night, while Camille and Dr. Bennett are out hunting a particular werewolf, they witness a young man is bit on the leg before they manage to take it down. Dr. Bennett sends Camille to follow the young man, Nathaniel, and see if he is being affected by the bite. It doesnt take long for Camille to see that all the women of the East End are throwing themselves at him, and she has to admit, she can see why. One day when she is following him she peaks around a corner and catches him with a woman in an alley. She gasps, which catches his attention, and he stares at her while he continues to kiss the other girl's neck. She continues to stare right back and she is completely captured by his gaze and she cant look away, while he makes out with another woman. OMG that scene was so hot! Haha, that is when I fell in love with him. He is so arrogant and sure of himself that he seduces two women at once! :P And the cover of the sequel, Heart of the Huntress, features Pepe Toth, the same guy from the covers of Obsidian and Existence. So just picture Daemon in Victorian London. Yeah, hot!
Camille eventually convinces him to come home with her and help them find a cure. Most of the book focuses on them getting to know each other and spending time together while Dr. Bennett looks for a cure, cherishing what little time they have. They are incredibly sweet together and I love the intensity and urgency of their relationship since they know what is coming. Camille is willing to do anything to save him, even defy Dr. Bennett, who of course will kill Nathaniel if the cure isnt found before the next full moon. Nathaniel would rather kill himself than risk Camille's safety, but when the time comes Camille does whatever is necessary to save Nathaniel from himself and Dr. Bennett. ...more
I liked the idea of this story and I thought it sounded funny and kinky. But in reality it was cute, but didn't really focus enough on the elf-factorI liked the idea of this story and I thought it sounded funny and kinky. But in reality it was cute, but didn't really focus enough on the elf-factor to make a big difference. It was actually easy to forget while reading, that you were reading about Santa's elves.
Jet usually does an almost unparalleled job of making me feel attached to characters in less than 100 pages. But I felt like I didn't really know Lon and Wod enough, and they didn't know each other enough in the time we were given. It felt rushed. I enjoyed them both. They were cute characters, but the 'L' word really didn't feel right at the end. I would have loved to have seen more focus on Wod, and the fact that he had had feelings for Lon for awhile, because Lon's feelings come on awfully fast....more
I really loved this book! I think it deserves a 4.5/5. The premise was amazing, and the idea of the Kythan and their abilities and their world. And II really loved this book! I think it deserves a 4.5/5. The premise was amazing, and the idea of the Kythan and their abilities and their world. And I love private school stories, even though that aspect of the story didnt last long, I enjoyed it. Destiny was an awesome heroine, I really loved her. There were times when I questioned some of her decisions, but she must have been very confused and scared, so I can forgive her, especially since things turned out well in the end.
I love Reese. He was so awesome. Even though Jace was swooning all over Destiny from the beginning, as soon as Reese made an appearance I knew he was the one. And he just got better with each appearance. I couldnt get enough! For those who have read Evernight, Jace reminded me of Balthazar from that series. But Reese is like no other. There were instant sparks! Far from insta-love, but more like when you cant stand someone but are still attracted to them. Sexual tension. But once Dez realized she could trust him things went so quickly. She opened up to him instantly and trusted him with everything. But it is somewhat understandable. They had a lot in common and they could understand each other like no one else, he clearly cared about her so much. And they could not stop kissing. Haha, there is so much kissing in this book!
But there was a time early on when something Dez said put worry in Reese's eyes. Dez saw it and asked him about it. But I knew he was lying. He was always open and honest with her and she could see that she could trust him and so could we. But I never forgot that one moment and I didnt like it. Reese was so wonderful, I couldnt handle it if it turned out to be too good to be true. For the rest of the book I was waiting for the other shoe to drop. They ended up having their highs and lows, and during the lows I was so sad and anxious. But the highs made me forget the lows all together! And it had such a great ending that it was all worth it! It was just great overall, with a great mood and a lot of action and suspense. I highly recommend this book, especially to fans of Half-Blood. I cant wait for the next book in the series!...more
I would give this 3.5/5, I dont think there is really anything wrong with it, its just not for me. I was uncomfortable with Dragos' possessiveness. AnI would give this 3.5/5, I dont think there is really anything wrong with it, its just not for me. I was uncomfortable with Dragos' possessiveness. And I expect a little sex in an adult PNR, but this took it further. It wasnt more descriptive, so it wasnt erotica, imo, it just happened so often that it felt like that was the only purpose of the book. Dragon Bound actually had a pretty decent story and an interesting world, but the sex was so much more frequent than was necessary, that I would say this is for a different audience than normal PNR. And it happened so quickly it was ridiculous! They knew each other less than a day before they were having crazy animal sex.
I mostly really enjoyed the characters, though I would have preferred Dragos to be less intense. That is only my personal preference and I know the caveman alpha types are very popular with most woman. And Dragos is definitely that.
"He had been born along with the solar system... His massive bones and flesh must have been formed along with the planets."
He is a shape-shifting dragon who is the oldest being in the universe, and in the modern world he is a billionaire businessman. And the dragon still loves to hoard treasures.
"Have I been added to his hoard?" "No, cupcake. I'm pretty sure you've replaced it."
Pia fights him all the way. She hates the idea of being possessed but he doesnt know how else to handle her. He is a monster who has never loved anything before in his long life. He just wants her to stay with him, and to keep her safe. The only way he knows how to do that is to own her. I cant even guess how many times the words "You're mine" were said in this book. It was borderline creepy, but he meant well.
I really liked Pia. She was a really strong, independent heroine. She had a big secret that she had kept from everyone her entire life. And it was driving Dragos crazy that she wouldnt tell him either. In this world, all magical creatures can shape-shift into human form. Pia has never shifted because she is a half-breed and doesnt have enough magic to shift on her own. She eventually lets Dragos help her, and a split second before they revealed what her true form was, it just clicked in my head. What would be the most ridiculous thing for her to be? I was right, and it was hilarious and ridiculous and awesome at the same time.
So the romance was pretty intense but really funny as well, as Pia struggles to understand and deal with such a great beast in her life. It takes pretty much the entire book for them to understand each other. And Dragos' employees and friends that are in their life are just amazed at their boss' changed behaviour and it can be pretty funny at times. I am sure a lot of people would really love this. I don't plan on reading the next book in the series, mostly because it's about a different couple. It's one of those series where each book is about a different couple set in the same world. I'm not a fan of those. If it was about Dragos and Pia again I am not sure if I would read it. Maybe, maybe not. ...more
This book didnt really hold the excitement the first two did. There was a story outside of the romance involving hunters, but it wasnt really much ofThis book didnt really hold the excitement the first two did. There was a story outside of the romance involving hunters, but it wasnt really much of a focus. I would say most of the story revolved around Maricara and the tension between her and the drakon of Darkfrith. Her ways are so different that it takes a long time for them to trust each other.
This was the shortest book so far and didnt have enough time to really focus on either the story or the romance. There wasnt as much of a connection between Kimber and Maricara as there was between his mother and father, or his sister and Zane. It was underdeveloped but I still enjoyed it, and I love the world Shana Abé created. I enjoyed Kimber's character in this more than I did Mari, although she was great in The Dream Thief. I also really enjoyed poor Rhys, Kimber's younger brother, and I look forward to seeing more of him in The Treasure Keeper....more
This was a great way to end this series, and a drastic improvement from book 2, The Serpent Sea. This probably deserves a 5-star rating, since I feelThis was a great way to end this series, and a drastic improvement from book 2, The Serpent Sea. This probably deserves a 5-star rating, since I feel that it was the best in the series, and I gave book 1 a full 5-stars. But I think that was probably just because it was all so new to me at the time, and I had never seen a world like this one before. But now its not all so new and I am not as blown away by it.
I loved the story in this one because it manged to incorporate a lot of new Raksuran courts and culture, but was also very focused on the Raksuran enemy, the Fell. The sinister villains and the fascinating culture of the Raksuran are two of this series strongest qualities. I loved seeing both the Opal Night and Veridian Sea courts, and how they treated Moon. The interactions are fascinating because they are not human, and even the subtlest body language means something different than it would to us. Its all new and I loved it.
One of the things I found most fascinating was the difference in gender roles. Moon is consort to the Queen and the way he behaves towards her is a way that I could never see a human man behaving towards a woman under any circumstance. On more than one occasion Moon was hurt or weak and Jade carried him. And it just seemed so natural. And the way the men act towards each other as well. They are so affectionate. After Shade faced the Fell progenitor he cried himself to sleep in Moon's arms. When Moon was sick Stone cradled him in his lap. When Dare was dying Moon held him close to his chest as he took his last breaths. I just thought it was beautiful to see these males unafraid to show each other how much they care.
The final battle sequence was just epic and heart-pounding, and everything comes together in the end for Moon and Jade and the Indigo Cloud court. I find I am even happy for Pearl. I will miss the Raksura.
ARC provided by NetGalley on behalf of Night Shade Books, in exchange for an honest review....more
I was totally blown away by this book. I dont remember how I came across it on Goodreads. I have never read another book by the author, I dont have anI was totally blown away by this book. I dont remember how I came across it on Goodreads. I have never read another book by the author, I dont have any friends who have read it. And after adding it to my to-read list, it immediately moved to my currently-reading, instead of it sitting on my to-read list for years like books usually do. And it was so amazing and imaginative!
This is a high fantasy, in a world with no humans that is called Three Worlds. There are several different races of ground dwellers, more than we had time to meet, that are referred to as groundlings. Then there are the air races that are referred to as flyers. There are also water races (making up the Three Worlds), but they had no part in this story and I dont think we learned what they are called. The main character, Moon, is a flyer. He looks human in one form, but he can shape-shift into a creature that looks like a cross between a gargoyle and an angel. They have dragon-like scales, raptor-like claws, and smell with their mouth like snakes. Moon is an orphan who doesnt know what his species is called, and has not seen another of his species since his family was killed by wild animals 35 years earlier (his race lives a long time so he is considered young). He lives with whatever groundling communities will take him in. Until they see him shift and they become terrified and drive him off.
Eventually one of his kind finds him, and asks him to come home with him. Moon agrees and discovers that his people live in a colony with a queen, similar to bees. He also discovers that he is a very rare breed of his people, one who can mate with a queen. The one who found him and brought him home, purposely neglected telling him this, because he knew Moon would refuse.
His people are in the middle of a war with another race of flyers. A race of brutal savages who eat those that they conquer. But Moon's people dont openly accept him. Most dont trust him and consider him an outsider, the enemy wants him for their own purposes, and the reigning queen and the young queen are fighting over whose consort he will be. Moon is confused and alone but agrees to stay and help only until the colony can evacuate. Of course fate has other plans.
The story is wonderful, and the world and species so imaginative! I loved it so much. The romance was mild and hardly a romance till closer to the end. Although I am not sure if Jade actually cares about Moon or just desperately wants babies. Being a consort sounded a bit too much like a job. *shrug* I'll find out in the next book. It was very strange to read from the POV of someone who isnt human. I dont think I have ever done that before.
There were a few small things that bugged me. The names of all the characters were so confusing! I had a hard time distinguishing between characters because I couldnt remember all their names. I could remember a few main characters, such as Moon, Stone, Jade, Pearl, and Chime. But then there was River, Root, Song, Sand, and dozens of others. Blah, so confusing! Also I didnt understand how Moon could live among groundlings for 35 years and never have heard a single word about his people. No one seemed to recognize him when they saw him shift. Yet his people couldnt have been far away if they found him completely by chance.
I am not sure if this should be categorized as adult or young adult. Can it be neither? The story isnt particularly heavy. More along the lines of other YA fantasy such as Eragon. The sex was completely washed over, like the scene in The Iron Queen. But there were no young characters, and there were a few instances of extreme violence, including several references to rape both heterosexual and homosexual. So use your own discretion. ...more
I preferred the focus in this book more than the last one. This one focuses on the werewolf clans again, after the previous book put more focus on demI preferred the focus in this book more than the last one. This one focuses on the werewolf clans again, after the previous book put more focus on demons. This one had a lot of demons too, but they had a lot of clan problems to deal with. They had to go to the clanhome of the the Leidolf clan, who are the Nokolai's enemy. Demons were summoned all over the country and attacked the heir of each werewolf clan, including Rule. A Leidolf clan member was with him at the time and died protecting him, so Rule and Lily have to go to Leidolf clanhome for a memorial, as well as the naming of the new heir because Leidolf's heir was also attacked the same night, but was not as lucky. While there, the Leidolf Rho (leader) plots against Rule. He barely escapes with his life, only to learn that while they were gone his home was attacked by a demon and his son is now in a coma. This book had a great sense of urgency.
Also, there was a new romance developing. Unfortunately there was no intamacy between Rule and Lily in this book, Eileen Wilks reserved that for Cullen and Cynna. I am not sure how I feel about them as a couple. Cullen is super hot, and I love him as a character. Cynna is cool but I dont like butch girls. I can understand Cynna has a need to connect, and Cullen is gorgeous, but I dont know if Cullen really sees anything in her, or if she is just convenient. Although he could have anyone, so that doesnt make sense, but it still come off that way. I just dont get the impression that they really care for each other. But I guess I will learn more in the next book. Their relationship will be inevitably explored more. As will Lily's grandmother! The book ended with a huge reveal that I am looking forward to learning more about!...more
So, I really enjoyed this, even though there was insta-love. At first I was a little confused. I think they had met 3 times, and only spoken a few linSo, I really enjoyed this, even though there was insta-love. At first I was a little confused. I think they had met 3 times, and only spoken a few lines to each other, and Adira was acting like she owned him. But Isaac certainly didnt object. This might not be for you if you are strongly against insta-love. Its not my favourite thing either, but if the book is still good I can look past it. And I gotta admit, this book is good.
I really loved the eerie feel it had, like old classic horror movies, with lots of slashing claws and blood. And the fact that these werewolves are real Wolfman-style werewolves, not sissy wolves. :P And I loved J.A. Redmerski descriptive writing. Three times she described a wolf turning and it was unbelievably vivid, like I could hear their bones snapping and everything. These werewolves have a lot of history that goes back to centuries old Bulgaria and ancient feuds. It reminds me of Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (love that movie). I cant wait to learn more about it in Kindred. As well as more about these Praverian mentioned in the blurb, and about Trajan, Viktor, and Arabei's history and secrets.
Surprisingly enough, my favourite thing about this book is probably Adria and Isaac. Besides the insta-love, I loved their relationship. It was so intense. I have absolutely no doubt about how much Isaac loves Adria and it is absolutely beautiful. And Adria already trusts him with her life, even if she shouldnt. Even when he is in wolf form. Love makes you foolish. Their's was an all consuming, Romeo and Juliet-style love. Neither were put in the position to have to decide between each other in this book, but I am sure if they were, they would die for each other. I love that kind of love. :P
There were also a lot of great supporting characters, especially Harry and Zia. They were great friends. But I would have liked to get to know them better with more dialogue. There were a lot of scenes that were mentioned, or described, with no dialogue at all and I think everyone would have come to life better with more dialogue. This is losing one star for the insta-love and the lack of dialogue. Also, I was a little annoyed that Isaac kept forcing Adria to have awkward conversations in front of his huge family. Things that could have been discussed in private.
But besides that, this book was beautiful, action-packed, dark, and intense. I loved every other aspect of it and I cannot wait for everything and anything that happens in Kindred....more
This might be more of a 3.5/5. I'm not a big Claudia Gray fan, but this was better than Evernight. I always feel distanced from her characters. But IThis might be more of a 3.5/5. I'm not a big Claudia Gray fan, but this was better than Evernight. I always feel distanced from her characters. But I cried so much in this! I have always had a soft spot for the Titanic. For as long as I can remember, its just so sad! But I am glad the actual sinking took up a small part of the book compared to the movie 'Titanic', where the sinking pretty much took up the last half of the movie. I wouldnt have been able to deal with that much crying.
The story was really interesting, involving werewolves and Mikhail added a lot of extra danger and suspense, and I liked the setting of a ship, although it could have been any ship. Tess and Alec were sweet of course, but their relationship felt a bit rushed. The first time they kissed I thought, "Already?" I know she only had a few days to work with on the Titanic, but Gray could have still added more scenes to each day in order for it to feel like longer before they kissed. Writers warp time all the time. But I cant complain about anything else. Tess and Alec had all the major points I would want in a YA romance. Lots of great kisses, self-sacrifice, a sex scene, and a happy ending.
I'm not too upset that there isnt a sequel, but if there was I would definitely read it.
I would give this a 4.5/5. I love the combination of genres. It would at first seem like a Georgian historical romance, set in 1751 London. But it wasI would give this a 4.5/5. I love the combination of genres. It would at first seem like a Georgian historical romance, set in 1751 London. But it was also a cat-and-mouse story of a jewel thief. But then, on top of all of that, there are dragons! Yep, you heard me.
Clarissa grew up in a secret tribe of shapeshifting dragons that is disguised as a village and a large manor house, where the Alpha dragon and his family live. From a young age, Clarissa has been in love with the Alpha's beautiful son Cristoff, 4 years older than her, and far above her in status. But when Clarissa is 17, she discovers she can shift. A terrifying reality, or a dream come true? She will be forced to marry Cristoff. It may sound like a dream come true. But more than wanting to marry him, she wants him to love her. So she runs. She runs away to London and becomes the Smoke Thief. Nine years later, Cristoff is now Alpha and still unmarried. He comes to London to stop the Smoke Thief before their kind are exposed. But he had no idea what kind of fight he was getting into with Miss Clarissa Rue, The Smoke Thief.
I really loved Cristoff, aka Kip. He was swaggering, arrogant, loyal, bold, determined, and passionate; about being Alpha, about his people, and about his Rue-flower. He was so yummy and the relationship between him and Rue was so unusual. She was bitter about him trying to force her back to the tribe, and he was bitter about the fact that she ran from him 9 years earlier. But it didnt stop them from falling for each other, again, in Rue's case. And the first time they had sex was unbelievable! It was unbelievable that he would attempt it, and unbelievable that she would let him! The arrogant, bold, determination, and passion in him all came into play in that scene. And the bold and daring in Rue that allows her to be the Smoke Thief, also allowed her to have sex with the man of her dreams and daydreams, on the floor of an office during a high society party, with someone else in the room, without being caught.
Rue and Kip were a well matched pair, as rivals, as a couple, as partners in crime, as everything in life, they were amazing together. Their constant bickering, as well as their mutual respect and admiration. And I love the history and magic, and mystery behind the drakon. The way the book ended, with hints of what is to come. I cannot wait to read The Dream Thief!
"In the year 1751, for the first time in centuries, two Alpha hearts united. The power of their union shivered the very web of the drakon. Souls trembled on invisible strings. Fates shifted. And ancient ties, long forgotten, thrilled to life."...more
This was very similar to the first book, Tiger's Curse. It starts out in Oregon, leads to an adventure in India, and ends on a sad note. At first I waThis was very similar to the first book, Tiger's Curse. It starts out in Oregon, leads to an adventure in India, and ends on a sad note. At first I wanted to shake and smack Kelsey because I didnt understand why she left Ren, but luckily that didnt last too long, and they were together again and it was super cute, just like when they were briefly together in the first book. But then they got separated and she had to go on her second quest with Kishan instead, the next step in breaking the curse.
Kishan was a great companion, even if a little too "hands on" at times. I was very impressed with how Kelsey resisted him and remained faithful to Ren. I was afraid they were gonna go all out with the love triangle, but it wasnt too bad. Even when Kelsey did hesitate or sway a bit, it was done believably and never too much. If she had given in to Kishan I would have held it against her. I missed Ren's sweetness, but Kishan is funnier. And then, after they completed the mission, they got Ren back and it again ended on a sad note.
It wasnt just a little bit sad. It was heart wrenching. The adventure, and characters, and romance are enough to make up for the sad endings, but why does Colleen Houck like torturing us like this?! But judging by this book and the previous, things will be resolved in the next one. Although, only to leave us with another sad ending. The last chapter was so bad (when Ren and Kishan were arguing in the dojo)! I cried and I cried and I couldnt see so I had to take a break and wash my face, and then finish the book. ...more
I am tempted to give this 5 stars, but the story wasnt 100%. The couple was, and that is what I cant stop thinking about. So I will settle for 4.5/5,I am tempted to give this 5 stars, but the story wasnt 100%. The couple was, and that is what I cant stop thinking about. So I will settle for 4.5/5, and start by explaining how this differs from most werewolf books.
It seemed to be set in a modern day San Diego, but there was talk of wars with werewolves and sorcerers in the past 100 years, so I think it had an alternate history. Werewolves are common knowledge and the country is still in the process of trying to adjust laws to better define humans. In that respect it reminded me of True Blood (the TV show, never read the books). Werewolves are made through birth, not bites. When a werewolf has a son, he will also be a werewolf once he hits puberty. The females are not werewolves. They consider themselves a different species and live in clans with their own form of government, which the US government tolerates for the time being.
Lily Yu is a homicide detective, who meets Rule Turner, heir to the Nokolai clan, while investigating a murder that was committed by a werewolf. Lily has a type of psychic power that gives her the ability to sense magic. Werewolves were created with magic by a being that they call the Lady, and is sort of like their goddess. So, Lily can detect the type of magic on the body and knows it was a werewolf who did it. When Lily first meets Rule her mind goes blank and she is stunned, and I thought, "Uh oh, instalove?" But its not, its really not. It turns out, that sometimes their Lady decides to gift them with a Chosen, apparently pretty rare. Since the werewolves are a male dominated species, it is not surprising that they value virility. Rule is the youngest of 3 brothers, but he was made heir because he has a son.
So, a Chosen is like a mate, but it is merely a physical relationship. No feelings or love come with it. Just an intense sexual attraction. And I mean intense. Haha, its actually kinda funny how much they cant keep their hands off each. And Lily is a straight laced cop, so she is like, "Am I going crazy?" She normally would never sleep with a guy she has only known for two days. But they are bonded for life, and have an almost constant need to be touching, and cant get far away from each other, a couple miles at most I think, without getting dizzy and weak. Their physical relationship is developing much faster than their emotional relationship, but they seem to be fond of each other, and I can of course see that in time they will fall in love. I really look forward to it. They do at this point have a strong need to protect each other as if they were an extension of themself. At one point, when Rule is in danger, Lily (view spoiler)[ goes sorta berserk and tackles the villain and starts bashing her head against the ground until she's dead (hide spoiler)]. Kinda badass.
I didnt address the story at all in my review. :P There were some more murders, some betrayals and a frame job, and Lily doesnt know who to trust and has to find a way to prove Rule's innocence. In the end I didnt entirely understand the villain's plan or motives. The amount of information to understand their world was also a bit overwhelming, and I couldnt follow. But who cares! Read this for Rule and Lily! :P
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I read 20% before I was in serious threat of throwing the book across the room. And since I was reading it on my eReader, I couldnt risk it.
I read somI read 20% before I was in serious threat of throwing the book across the room. And since I was reading it on my eReader, I couldnt risk it.
I read some reviews before deciding to drop it because I was hoping to find out if it got better. In the process I discovered that a lot of people didnt like Bryn. I didnt have a problem with Bryn, personality-wise. My only problem with Bryn is that she was willing to accept these people, the Pack. I could not stand them! Any of them! Not even Ali, who wasnt even a werewolf but only married into it. Ugh! Five pm curfews! Chaperones! Not allowed to ask questions! "Just drop it Bryn. We know what's best for you." Seriously, I felt like she was part of a cult. Yet that wasnt the underlying mystery. It hadnt been introduced as such anyway. If this were futuristic, the way the Pack treated Bryn would turn out to be a dystopian government conspiracy. But not in this. In this it isnt even an issue. ...more
I liked this more than The Heat. The story was much more interesting and very tense and action packed. And as I suspected, Cole was a much better leadI liked this more than The Heat. The story was much more interesting and very tense and action packed. And as I suspected, Cole was a much better lead than Daniel. He was much more sympethizable. Daniel made a few small appearances and he was an ass as usual. Cole has much more heart and a soft side, but at the same time he is so fierce and demanding. If I was suddenly forced to marry one of them as Lily and Charlie were, I would rather it were Daniel. He is an ass and he would probably drive me crazy, but Cole is a bit terrifying. But in fiction, it makes for an extremely enticing combo. Luckily for Charlie, she like dominant men.
This book was even more violent than the first with a really disturbing torture scene, and the sex scenes made me squirm uncomfortably at times. I know that that is just me and this is probably mild compared to a lot of popular books. But I could help but enjoy myself anyway, mostly because Cole is so delicious. I am looking forward to reading The Spell. I am also looking forward to checking out Heather Killough-Walden's Kings series, and her YA series, Sam I Am....more
Wow, this book was so amazing and intense, my head is still spinning! It picks up 7 months after the events of The Mayfair Moon, and Adria and Isaac aWow, this book was so amazing and intense, my head is still spinning! It picks up 7 months after the events of The Mayfair Moon, and Adria and Isaac are a solid couple, doing regular couple things. But before that, there was a somewhat confusing prologue that begins to make sense over time.
Ever since Adria's kidnapping in The Mayfair Moon, she has felt different. Not only have her wounds healed abnormally fast, but she has been having dizzy and fainting spells, and she assumes the worst. She obsesses over figuring out what is wrong with her for most of the book. We are introduced to fascinating new paranormal creatures with a connection to Adria and her best friend Harry. They give her some insight into what is wrong with her, but the pieces still dont fit. It isnt until Isaac gives us a revelation at about 80% that everything falls into place and the last 20% of the book just blew me away! The revelation was not a revelation for me personally, but it was for Adira. I had guessed this was what was going on from pretty much the beginning. But I loved all the emotions that came with it since I knew it wouldnt come between Adria and Isaac. I would noramlly hate uncertainty, but there is nothing uncertain about Adria and Isaac. Nothing could come between them. Their relationship is intensified tenfold in this book, when it was already bordering on obsession. Ok, lets face it, it was a full-on obsession.
We have more of J.A. Redmerski's amazing writing in this book. I dont know how she channels werewolves to write those painfully captivating transformation scenes, but the one in chapter 28 outdid everything in Mayfair Moon! Maybe she is secretly a werewolf. J/K. ;) There was just so much emotion in the last few chapters that I am overwhelmed. It all started with chapter 24, which I have to warn you was surprisingly explicit for a YA. Likely the most explicit scene I have ever read in a YA. But it was absolutely perfect, and beautiful, and it was even raining and everything.
Unfortunately it was awkwardly cut short, as if they forget what they were doing and started having a conversation. It was weird, but moving on.
We got to know Harry even better in this book and I love him! Zia was another of my favourite characters in Mayfair Moon, but unfortunately she seemed like somewhat of a cookie cutter character in this book. I look forward to seeing how Harry's role will change in The Ballad of Aramei. There was one scene that got me particularly excited for it, where Adria says "a storm is coming", and it reminded me of Harry Potter. The last few shorter chapters were also amazing and beautiful, of Isaac taking care of Adria. It was reminiscent of the prologue, but now, the situation was reversed, and she couldnt hurt him.
"He never leaves my side. And I know he never will."
I am so glad I discovered this series, although I dont really remember how I came across it.
In the first book I was just so impressed by the relationsI am so glad I discovered this series, although I dont really remember how I came across it.
In the first book I was just so impressed by the relationship between Rule and Lily that I really didnt care about the story at all. Not that it was bad, I was just too distracted by Rule and Lily's hotness to care. In this one I think the story was much more interesting. Enough for me to notice. :P It was still a tad confusing, but there was lots of great action including a scene where 8 werewolves turn in the middle of the city and dash off to save Lily, while bystanders gape. It was an awesome scene. There wasnt as much of Lily and Rule together, and only one inexplicit sex scene, so it was a bit of a trade off. But they have grown closer together emotionally, which I knew they would and I love how the book ended. It was a great place to leave us. :) Cant wait to read Blood Lines!...more
This was short and sweet. I am not really sure how long it was since its Kindle only, but it felt short.
There was an instant and supernatural connectThis was short and sweet. I am not really sure how long it was since its Kindle only, but it felt short.
There was an instant and supernatural connection between Roman and Evie, so there wasnt a lot of time for their relationship to develop. It was pretty much insta-love, but I am ok with that when an explanation is given. They are like soul mates, so tis all good. But still, would have preferred more scenes between Roman and Evie. The plot was really interesting though, and the world it created. And that scene in the last chapter! OMG! (view spoiler)[Roman turned Evie while having sex. (hide spoiler)]. Damn! That was hot.
But I am a little confused about where the series is going. The next book is called The Phantom King. In The Vampire King, it was prophesied that all of the 13 kings of the supernatural races would receive queens, and Roman was first. So does that mean the next book will be about Thane (the Phantom King who we met briefly in this book) finding his queen? Because there were still lose ends, and what happened in the epilogue to deal with. Will we see those resolved through Thane's POV? They concern Roman and Evie, so I would prefer having them back. It is likely they will be back, in part at least, since this book had several alternating POVs. I guess I am just a little wary about series that stray from character to character. But I still look forward to reading The Phantom King. Not for young readers.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
This was great! Each book in the series has gotten better so far. I cannot wait to read The Hunt and see if it follows this trend.
Lucas is the sweeteThis was great! Each book in the series has gotten better so far. I cannot wait to read The Hunt and see if it follows this trend.
Lucas is the sweetest of the guys so far too. Way better than Daniel (didnt like him too much), and even better than Malcolm, who I loved. Although Lucas is an alpha like the first two, he is more gentle. He is the first in the series so far to mark his mate with her consent, and there was far less explicit content in this one. When Lucas turned Danny they had sex, which I think is a necessary part of the process, but it was far more brief than in the first two books, and more... strait forward. Yeah, things got a little weird sometimes in the first two. I think that might be what Heather Killough-Walden was trying to add with the lesbian sub-plot, but it didnt bother me like the bondage in The Strip. Not because I was into it, but because reading about two girls getting it on has zero effect on me.
The action and danger were back for this one, and so were Gabriel Phelan and Seth, as well as a new warlock baddie. Everyone was back really, Lily and Charlie, Daniel and Cole, even Kavanagh and Jesse Graves. Everyone was needed to save Danny from yet another man obsessed with the wrong woman.
I really liked Danny, or Dannai. She just sounded so beautiful. All three of the dormant alpha mates so far were described as beautiful, but something about Danny made me like her for no other reason than her looks. Lily is blonde, Charlie is redhead, and Danny has black hair, dark skin, and multi-coloured eyes that glowed like a rainbow once she was turned. I dont know what her ethnicity is and I dont think she does either, because she was adopted, but I imagined her looking something like super gorgeous ladies Kat Graham and Jessica Parker Kennedy. But I liked Danny as a person too. Again, more gentle than the first two. Willing to help anyone, and risk herself for others. She had a big heart.
And OMG the Epilogue! Wow. Wow! I cannot wait to read The Hunt. I dont know who the lucky lady is gonna be in the next book, but we got to meet the next alpha wolf at the end of this and it was great! I wait to read more about him and his situation and how he got there. It is gonna be so exciting!...more
I really loved the characters of Byron and Kat, and the romance did not disappoint. This series is amazing for chemistry. But I was expecting more ofI really loved the characters of Byron and Kat, and the romance did not disappoint. This series is amazing for chemistry. But I was expecting more of a conclusion. Such as the destruction of the hunters. Maybe it will be followed up in the spin-off Kings series. I already read The Vampire King but it was a long time ago and now I feel like I should re-read it. There were probably things I didnt catch, and some familiar characters.
I think The Spell was probably my favourite of the series. I still really enjoyed this but there were so many characters it was a little hard to keep track of everyone. And who was the vampire with the multi-coloured eyes? These books are very action packed with some seriously bad villains. I look forward to reading more from Heather Killough-Walden....more
I'd like to say this was an amazing, beautiful ending to an awesome series. But its not the end! There is another book! How is this possible? How canI'd like to say this was an amazing, beautiful ending to an awesome series. But its not the end! There is another book! How is this possible? How can we go on from this? But regardless, this was unbelievable. The best in the series so far.
I know that I must address the love-triangle. It gets all the attention around these books and I would really like to add my opinion on the matter, so I will get right to it. The first two books in the series focused on Ren and Kishan respectively, and although I loved Kishan after Tiger's Quest, there was no sign that Kelsey would. She remained faithful to Ren. But once I read Tiger's Voyage I was pretty torn. I grew to love Kishan even more, and I was pretty upset at Ren for how he handled the situation. He gave Kelsey up way too easily in my opinion. But Kelsey clearly still loved him, so I had to give him credit for that. Although it almost seemed like she had no choice in the matter. She loved him beyond reason. And I found Kishan to be a better person, far more grounded, easier to talk to, and a lot of fun. But it was Kelsey's choice, not mine, and I guess Ren was more her type. More sensitive and fond of grand gestures. But, although he had lost his memory at the time, I felt like he had no right to be upset over her relationship with Kishan, when he was the one who gave her up. He had still loved her at the time, memory or not.
But then we get to Destiny, and I start to see where the Kelsey hate comes from. I still love her. She is one of my fave heroines because she is so incredibly brave, determined, stubborn, and smart, and even a little snarky at times. But she seriously mistreated Kishan. I understand if she didnt want to be with Ren. Because he hurt her. Because she was afraid. Because she felt she didnt deserve happiness when so many others hadnt found it. But that did not mean that she had to pretend to love Kishan more than she actually did. She could have decided to be alone. She could have waited until their journey was over before deciding on either brother. She could have done so many things besides leading Kishan on, when it was so clear that it was not going to last. She could barely get through the day without Ren. How could she think she could get through forever?(view spoiler)[ And agreeing to marry Kishan?! That is forever, but their situation was not. I dont understand why she thought that she would feel the same way about herself and her situation a year from then, ten years from then. She could have told him it was too soon, to wait until after their final journey. There is no excuse for committing yourself to someone, when you are in love with another. It was a promise she would never have been able to keep. (hide spoiler)] Kishan deserved better.
And Kishan is the one that made the sacrifice in the end. Kelsey always said that Ren had a superhero complex, but he didnt. He only risked his life for her, never for the mission, for their destiny, or for Durga. Ren is just as bad as Kelsey if not worse when it comes to all-consuming love. And I'll admit, grand gestures arent my thing, but Ren could be really sweet. I did love him first, in Tiger's Curse. I seriously swooned when he gave her the fireflower in the fire world. And I was really moved when he leapt in front of the gae bolga, and I saw the severe pain he was going through, all because he loved her. And Ren was extremely brave and was amazing in battle.
But Kishan is still my hero in the end. The more noble and selfless brother. I would never want to diminish Kishan's love for Kelsey, but he was willing to look at the bigger picture, willing to make the sacrifice that Ren refused. But I'm sure there was still a part of him that only did it because he knew it was what was best for Kelsey. And that is why I think the ending was so perfect. (view spoiler)[I knew that Kelsey would end up with Ren in the end, it was inevitable, but I really didnt want to see Kishan hurt. This way, the choice was Kishan's, not Kelsey's, and he eventually found happiness. I really appreciate that we got to see the letter from Kishan to Kelsey and Ren, and how he said that part of him loved her for centuries. As I said before, I dont want to diminish Kishan's love for Kelsey. I would have felt betrayed if he had found someone that he loved more than her. Colleen found the perfect alternative. (hide spoiler)]
This series, and this book in particular, is so emotionally engaging, with characters that I love so much. It was so important to me that the ending be just right so that my heart would not be broken, and Colleen nailed it. I cant even say how much I loved the love in this book. A few poor decisions on Kelsey's part cannot overshadow the depth of the characters and the love that all three have for each other.
I feel like there isnt much else I can say about this book. Everyone who has read even one book in the series, knows the reason it is so appealing is the unique focus on eastern mythology and its amazing adventure. And Destiny continues that trend and took it further. Their visit to the fire world was reminiscent of the journeys in book 1 and 2, but their journey to the past and their final battle against Lokesh was epic and amazing. The action and the fulfillment of destiny was breathtaking. Colleen really outdid herself and I really really hope and pray that Tiger's Dream will be a worthy successor, because I really cant think of a better way to end this incredible series. Thank you Colleen for officially writing my second favourite series of all time.