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I don't know what it is about me and the books in this series...I am really enjoying them, but - for some reason - something is keeping me from thinking they are "ermagherd AWESOME" so far.
I don't know what it is.
I think it's that the "rules" of this world aren't as...established in my mind as I would like them to be.
Disclaimer: I am about to embark upon an explanation that will most likely make NO fucking sense.
But I'm gonna give it the old college try anyway.
And I tried REALLY hard in college ...more
First read 5/2014
God I forgot how much I enjoyed this series. I don't know what it is about this group of sexy immortals but I'm drawn to them. And it's not just one or two of them. I love them all. Dianne Duvall did a great job of writing a group of characters that are lovable and relatable. The sweetness and the action in this series is a great balance. I never feel bored, and I never feel like the romance takes a backseat to the pl ...more
Lara Adrian did it better.
I don't mind the direction in which it went actually, fine whatever.
But the way it was done, the explanation was really really bad.
big spoiler ahead:
(view spoiler)[So, she lives on the other side of the galaxy on some planet, and looks EXACTLY like a human. Yeah. Right. Oh, and has same internal organs as a human, not just looks. Yeah. Right. (h ...more
How am I just now reading this? I liked this one even better than the first book, and I think I'm hooked on this series. The Immortal Guardians reminds me a little bit of Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed series with some hints of Sherrilyn Kenyon, but it doesn't feel like an imitation and holds its own. And the audiobook narration by Kirsten Potter makes it even better!
I really liked Marcus in the first book of this series – Darkness Dawns. Of course he’s a badass Immortal warrior, but he’s also loyal with a big heart and a fantastic sense of humour. He lives his life on the edge – throwing himself into danger with a carefree attitude, but he keeps his emotions close.
When Ami is appointed by Seth to be Marcus’ second, Marcu ...more
The previous book focused more on the story, this one was more about the love and romance. But it wasn't bad at all, I liked it. It kept me curious 'til the end, I really wanted to know what Ami was and the answer stunned me.
Maybe that part I didn't really like, (view spoiler)[ I mean, c'mon, aliens? Really? (hide spoiler)]Ah well, it's a pretty nice series, it's worth giving it a try.
This book lived up to my expectations all the way up to where Ami tells Marcus who, or rather, what she is, which is around the 75% mark or slightly after that if I remember correctly.
(view spoiler)[SHE'S A BLOODY ALIEN!! (hide spoiler)] I know this was skirted by in the first book as a possible explanation. But I honestly did not think the author would go there. (view spoiler)[But she went there with planets, solar systems, inter galactic wars (sort of). The whole shebang. (hide spoiler)]
This whole thing set other issues, like the constant obsession with "big breasts", "tiny waists", "flaring hips" and "the heart of her" to the side. The little quirks that annoyed me don't matter anymore. Even with the little things, this book was sailing up to a solid 5 star. And it's the fact that I like the first 3/4ths of the book that stop me from giving it a 1 star.
Had I known from the beginning that this was where she would go, I wouldn't even have picked up the first book to begin with. It was so out of character, and did not belong anywhere in the set up of the books, that I've flounced at the 78% marker. I just can't continue to read it without wanting to throw my Kindle at something hard.
This is a book about vamps and other supernatural beings. Shifters would have been a better bet here. Or angels (which I'm guessing some of the characters really are). Even demons could have explained Ami, just not bloody (view spoiler)[aliens! (hide spoiler)]
I am incredibly disappointed and sad that this book went there.
Will I pick up the next book in the series? Doubtful. ...more
Cover: It’s okay.
Rating NC-17 for sexiness of it all.
Thumbs Up 4.5
Overall: Solid good read.
Characters: Love them.
Plot: Maybe not as good as the first but still excellent.
Page Turner: Yes.
Series Cont.? Yes.
Book Boyfriend: Marcus
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The cliffhanger at the end of the previous book left me wanting to read this book right away. And well, I think part of the anticipation which isn’t immediately gratified, caused some of the let down. But a lot of q/>/>Book/>/>/>Page/>/>/>/>/>/> ...more
This was a great story. I've read the first book in the series Darkness Dawns which I loved and this book is a great addition to the series. I really liked Marcus in book #1 and was happy to get to read his book.
Ami is a nice woman with a strange/painful past. She's been separated from all she knew and ended up in a horrible situation that Seth and David (the 2 oldest Immortals) end up saving her from. It takes a while but she slowly begins to get back to herself an ...more
What is Ami? That’s what we was left with in book one. In this book you get Ami dumped on Marcus as his second and you don’t get a clue about what Ami is until mid way, then things starts unwrapping about what she is. One thing about Ami is she is strong and can fight right along with an Immortal and it doesn’t take Marcus long to figure ...more
Dianne Duvall delivers scorching romance, gut-wrenching emotions, and heart-racing danger and suspense in her latest Immortal Guardian’s novel, Night Reigns!
In the first novel, Darkness Dawns, readers were left with the mystery of what exactly Ami was and what part she will play in the series as well as Marcus’s depression over the loss of the woman he loved. When Seth, the leader of the Immortal Guardians, places Ami as Marcus’ second all of our questions are slowly ans ...more
I really liked both of the leads ...more
Reread and loved it again!! The following review is from the first time I read this book and I am not going to change it!
I am a huge fan of Dianne Duvall since I read the first book of the Immortal Guardians series and now, after I read “Night Reigns” the second book of the series I have to say that she is absolutely AMAZING! Although this is a paranormal romance book the plot isn’t focus only in the main couple and their romance but it has a great plot also!< ...more
Having just read the 1st book in the series and really feeling the main couple, this one was just not quite as good for me. I really liked both main characters. A lot. There was just something missing.
It was probably because Marcus spent quite a long time pushing Ami away (which I really do not like) and his 800 year fixation with another woman (I will not go there). But I really liked Marcus. Ami was a rock star. By far the fiercest female fighter I think I have ever read. ...more
Wow! This is really turning out to be an interesting story. I didn’t see the new plot twists coming at all. I really enjoyed Marcus in the first book, DARKNESS DAWNS, so I’m glad he got top billing in NIGHT REIGNS. Ami is an intriguing heroine who I’ve rooted for from the very beginning. So glad they got their happily ever after.
What I find so fascinating about this series is the overall story that is developing throughout all the books. Ms. Duvall gives the reader just en ...more
I know loads of my goodread's friends rave about this series, but i find it lacking in something and i cant pinpoint what.
It has the same kind of feel Dark-Hunter but for me not as good.
It tends to lack a bit in a back story as Seth is so secretive, finished book two and still have no clue to who or why the immortal guardians are, the same with the vampires.
I did find Ami's story interesting and a big shock i did not see coming, but so far i can ...more
Night Reigns is the second book of her Immortal Guardians series. The third one should be coming out this year so you'll only have book 1 and book 2 to tide you over. And please trust me when I tell you that two is SO not enough!!
Night Reigns focuses on Amiriska, who, if you remember from Book 1, Seth rescued from the evil government scientists who were to ...more
Thanks to the excellent introduction to the world and the mythology regarding vampires and Immortals in DARKNESS DAWNS, the first book in the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series, Dianne Duvall wasted no time launching into an equally seductive story for the sequel, NIGHT REIGNS. Both the hero and heroine had been introduced in the previous book, but newbies to the series won’t feel like they are missing out when these two meet for the first t ...more
So, without spilling the beans of the first book, I will tell you I loved the characters. Marcus was grouchy at first but quickly fell into the swee ...more
I will admit though that I wanted to rate this book a 3 because of a reoccurring theme that Ms. Duvall is putting in these books. Apparently, Ms. Duvall is an organic-lovin', hybrid-driving, anti-crap food lover. I don't know how many times within these first 2 books that I had to hear how b ...more
I loved Marcus from book 1 and it featured Amy, the mystery victim from book 1.
This book occurs 1 1/2 years after Roland and Sarah got married. Marcus was being hunted by a group af organized vampires who think he is Roland. So Seth assigns him a second, Amy, to watch his back. The rest is similar to book 1. But there was the addition of a Sci-fi type nations. I liked it but I didn't get why Amy just couldn't be gifted.
I have a few ...more
Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians and The Gifted Ones series. Reviewers have called Dianne's books "fast-paced and humorous" (Publishers Weekly), "utterly addictive" (RT Book Reviews), "extraordinary" (Long and Short Reviews), and "wonderfully imaginative" (The Romance Reviews). Her books have twice been nominated for RT Reviewers' Choice Awards and are routinely deemed Top Pic(RT(Publishers...more
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