I took a break from Hamilton's books for quite a long time, feeling like the books in this series were becoming less about the story and more about th...moreI took a break from Hamilton's books for quite a long time, feeling like the books in this series were becoming less about the story and more about the sex. It was making the reading a bit monotonous. But I picked up a couple of her latest ones at the library and was pleased to find that the interesting stories were back, and the sex scenes that we, I will admit, do enjoy so much were not so overwhelming to the plot lines. Good Read :)(less)
Weird. Very weird. Its a stream of consciousness story from many perspectives, the dominant being a crazy ass teenage girl. Entertaining...but more in...moreWeird. Very weird. Its a stream of consciousness story from many perspectives, the dominant being a crazy ass teenage girl. Entertaining...but more in the way of a fascinatingly ugly dog chasing its own tail is amusing. I'm not likely to read more from him unless I've nothing else to read. (less)
Ok. When I first found out about this book, I was not a happy camper. I was sooooooo not going to read 'Acheron'. In fact, I was boycotting myself fro...moreOk. When I first found out about this book, I was not a happy camper. I was sooooooo not going to read 'Acheron'. In fact, I was boycotting myself from reading anymore of the series. Enjoy the books before this one came olong, but none after. Why, you may be asking yourself (should you talk to yourself, as I do) would a dedicated reader give up reading the series, all because Acheron got his own book!? He is the best character!! First, I thought that surely this must mean the end of the series, because lets face it, Acheron finding happiness seemed like the ultimate finale. Apparently not for Sherillyn Kenyon. And thank goodness, because her 'Dream Warrior', which comes after Acheron's book, was a really good read. Second, I hate the-bitch-goddess!!! Yeah, I know its just a book. But seriously...if ever there was a being that deserved to be chained in Tartarus for eternity, forced to feel ten-fold the pain she has inflicted upon others....it is her. So, this left me with 2 problems. Either Kenyon was about to redeem the faithless bitch (HA!), or Acheron was actually going to meet the one woman meant to make it all right. But wait! That won't last long! Why? See previous lines for aforementioned torture-deserving-bitch-goddess (Yes, I know! Its just a book!!). Soooo, yeah. I could foresee no good coming from this book. I knew there would be much explaining of the past, which obviously was not going to be filled with fluffy bunnies and butterflies. Downer time. And then the possibly calamitous romance. -Sigh- I was not pleased.
But wait!! After reading 'Dream Warrior, I knew I had to go back and dig out my copy of 'Acheron'. Had to! The book showed me something I had not known...and I had no choice to find out how it all came to be. And so, I read Ash's book. It was as I expected, for 3/4 of the book there was well written and weaved horribleness. And then the last 1/4 to reveal the story I dreaded. It was not so bad. Not a blaring review, I know. But what can I say? I liked it. It was good. Shitty events are most likely to follow. And, honestly, the romance resolution was a little to easy. For the tangles to get so much less in the rest of the book. But I get it. If ever there was a character that deserved a more simplistic resolution, it is Acheron. And yet, Kenyon did show that with that 'ease' of a fix...comes with it the ever present threat of impending doom. Aren't the Greek pantheon, its politics, and the events of the impacted peoples just grand.
4.5*s Looovvved this book. Great suspenseful story, and it really showed that to romanticize the Greek pantheon is folly. And this book finally pushed...more4.5*s Looovvved this book. Great suspenseful story, and it really showed that to romanticize the Greek pantheon is folly. And this book finally pushed me to read the copy of 'Acheron' that I've been ignoring for months (see my review of that book for explanation). (less)
This was a good book, with interesting characters and story lines. But it just didn't 'sing' to me. I enjoyed it, and I might even read another of the...moreThis was a good book, with interesting characters and story lines. But it just didn't 'sing' to me. I enjoyed it, and I might even read another of the series if I can find them at the library. But I was not personally inspired to become a fan of the series. Maybe my mood influenced my feel for the book, I don't know. But despite my lack of connection with the book, I have to point out that it was a good book. (less)
I've been a Kenyon reader for a while now, even though I skipped reading 'Acheron' and the book following (don't get me started on why I think Ash get...moreI've been a Kenyon reader for a while now, even though I skipped reading 'Acheron' and the book following (don't get me started on why I think Ash getting his own book should have been a 'final' in the series...not a middle or so book). So, when I realized there was a new book out, and that it was Fang's book....Yipee! I was all excited to get back into the series.
First off, I thought it was a good book, well weaved and full of suspense and all that I enjoy about Kenyon's books. But I'm a little unsure of my rating for this book. Generally my book ratings are partially dependent on my feelings/mood before, during, and after the reading (if I re-read a book, and my feelings have changed from the previous reading, then I alter my rating for that book. It happens. Rarely, but its happened). So, though I ended this book with great satisfaction, from the 1st page to a few chapters into it I found myself a little confused.
There were characters in places and doing things that contradicted my knowledge of the previous books. And I was sooooo confused! I thought maybe there had been a reverse in events, an alteration of time and space, in on of the previous books I had skipped. And I was worried. All my favorite stories, all thoughs loves found and obstacles overcome...had they all been reversed!? I was upset. And then I found myself in the midst of events that I remembered being the starting chapter of another book. Well,it then occurred to me that Kenyon might be pulling what Julia Quinn had done in her 2 lost duke of Wyndem books; same story from another character's perspective. Which is fine. But with Quinn I was prepared by a notice either on her website or by other reader's reviews. For Bad Moon Rising, I just wasn't adequately prepared for it. A disclaimer would have been nice. I could have gone to the author's site to check the book out or read reviews...but I shouldn't have to do that, darnit!
Anyway, I got off to a weird start on this book, and that disconcerted feeling meant it took me a while to settle into the story. But once I figured what was going on, released the confusion, and wiggled my way back into the story, I enjoyed it. It was great. Twists and turns, love and anger, and all kinds of sneakiness.
So If I separate myself from the initial confusion, I would rate this book with 4.5 stars. But, I generally knock of a couple stars when a book causes me enough confusion that I have separate myself from the story, to make sense of it. So I don't know. That would give the book a 2.5 rating, and it was a way better story than that. For now, I am going to compromise and give Bad Moon Rising 4 stars on the provided star-bar....though in reality my rating is currently teetering from 3 to 4.5.(less)