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Tempt the Stars

(Cassandra Palmer #6)

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4.14  ·  Rating details ·  7,799 ratings  ·  621 reviews
Being a goddess is a lot less fun than you might think. Especially when you’re only a half goddess, and you only found out about it recently, and you still don’t know what you’re doing half the time. And when you’ve just used your not-so-reliable powers to burglarize the booby-trapped office of a vampire mob boss.

Yeah, that part sucks.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg
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Mass Market Paperback, 418 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Signet (first published September 25th 2013)
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is mee... kissa
This had better be dedicated to a lot of Pritkin!
Come on you gorgeous hunk of war mage flesh! (... i did not just say that)
Madison
Nov 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
TEAM PRITKIN!!! I need more Cassie and Pritkin!!
Ferdy
Spoilers

Disappointing, I think this was probably the worst book in the series for me. It wasn't awful, I still kind of liked it, but it definitely wasn't as fun as previous books. To be honest I found the plot, the action scenes, the characters, and the dialogue all rather frustrating.

Random thoughts:

-The plot wasn't very engrossing, Cassie wanted to save Pritkin from hell/his demon lord dad - and to do that she went to various people/places/times for help and whilst there she got into various
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Kim Fletcher
Jun 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ugh! That ending tho!!! Come on next book, I'm feenin for some Cassie/Pritkin action.... In more ways than one... *Wink wink*
Melannie :)
"Pritkin looked surprised, the way he always did at the idea that anyone might actually care about him."

THIS, ladies. This.
He is soooooooo lovable <3

April 2018: (SPOILERY STUFF AHEAD)

(CAUTION SPOILERS)

Okay. So we start where we left off, Cassie being saved from ultimate death by our very amazing war mage, Pritkin, who in turn is send to hell, back where he (according to his father) belongs. This in turn is the final drop that convinces everyone to recognize Cassie as the new pythia because ev
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Erica
Oct 04, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Disappointing. This is one of my favorite series and its such a drag to wait so long for a book that goes absolutely nowhere. Where characters regress, where others take on different personalities, and others still are absent altogether. Lots of issues are raised and none are really dealt with.

Mild Spoilers:

It's so freaking annoying! Cassie spends a week on Pritkin's room crying, but when she sees him, she can't tell him how she feels? The with avoidance thing with him and Mircea feels so drawn
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Lynsey   (A Bookish Life)
Stars in my Eyes

Can I just really quickly share my history with this series with you? I won't blather on about myself for long - promise. It's just that this series was kinda pivotal to my transformation from "occasional reader of mystery novels", to "carnivorous reading fanatic and devourer of all things paranormal" because it was the first true Urban Fantasy series I ever read and the one that opened my eyes to this amazeballs genre. It was also the first book I ever read with a sex scene in
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Gina
I love this series but am rather disappointed with the author. Only one book a year isn't working. I'm not even reading her other series she has going but I have to wait two years per Cassie Palmer series. It feels like I'm loosing momentum with the characters she has. I know I will be continue reading this series until it stops being entertaining but what about other readers? Not everyone is going to even remember the authors name in two years.

"Honey remember that book series I was reading? Abo
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Arriana
Go team Pritkin!!!!!!!!!!
Marianita
Sooo dont kill me but i dont like Pritkin I love Mircea.. You Just Have to Read The Dory's series to know him better.. Man Can't wait for this Book.
Magda
Mar 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I need Pritkin. I need this book. I need Pritkin.


PRITKIN YOU BETTER BE ALIVE OR I'M GOING TO KILL YOU.

Sample chapters:

http://www.karenchance.com/tempt_the_...

But but but Pritkin? WHERE ARE YOU?
Tanya Urban Fantasy Freak
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Sooooooo this installment of of the Cassandra Palmer series was pure filler and ZERO plot advancement. I guess Ms Chance plans to NEVER rap this series up or Cassie's love triangle grrrrr SMDH
Lana *Lifeinwordsandlyricscom*
I'm not sure what to say about this book, other than it was bonkers. We're talking hell dimentions, flying carpets and freaky sex daydreams. And did I mention flying carpets?


There's just so much going on that I'm getting tired just reading about it and that's why I'm taking a break from it. Just think that all this took place in just over 3 months for Cassie. I don't know how she does it, I would be dead from exaustion alone, never mind all the murder attempts.

Over and out
Esra
Feb 04, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: someday-maybe, dnf
Karen Chance is not happy with negative comments about her books



I wrote a reply about her latest book "Tempt the stars" on facebook fan page. It was my decision why I don't want to read the book , very innocent reply . Here is the screencap



The link of the post https://www.facebook.com/KarenChanceB...

where's my reply???

Because they deleted and banned me from page. Now I don't have the right to reply anything at all. Why Karen? I'm very disappointed. I was a fan of your books from the beginni
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Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
My attention span is waning for these books. I skimmed/skipped over the whole fight scene in the garden/forest whatever to get to the dialogue. These books are full of a lot of action, but sometimes that gets old when it feels like filler and the plot is stagnant. This whole book is about Cassie trying to learn any info she can about the demon realms, because she really knows nothing. Under most inept and uninformed person, you can find her name in bold font. Also, her relationships with her fri ...more
Hayat
What an emotional rollercoaster ride!
That Pritkin and Cassie scene...This is how I imagined it:

Why oh why can't Karen Chance fate, The Circle, the Demon Lords and every other annoying group/person in the multi-verse let them have a moment and give use readers what we need to see. Just let Pritkin say what he needs to say dammit!

I just need a moment to get over that brutal ending.

***RTC***
Dblaze
May 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
PRITKIN PRITKIN PRITKIN PRITKIN! SEX WITH PRITKIN HOPEFULLY!!FINALLY!!
Feminista
Rating: 3 out of 5.

To say that I am disappointed would be an understatement. I finished reading this book last night and I decided to give myself a couple of hours to calm down. It didn't help. I am as upset and disappointed as I was last night.

I remember reading a review for this book, where the reviewer said that this book felt pretty much like a filler to her. I can see where she is coming from. This is especially frustrating when the author releases a book from this series, one every two yea
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mrsj
Jan 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: must-get-list
Because I get to read about John Pritkin.
Because this is about rescuing John Pritkin.
Because Cassie stubbornly refused to leave John Pritkin.
Because it's JOHN PRITKIN!!!



Book 7 pls!!!
And Cassie.. it's JOHN PRITKIN!!!!!
Lannister
Oct 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I started this book, I intended to spread my reading over at least three days to savour it for longer, but by the second day it rapidly became un-put-downable!

Since finishing, I've read a bunch of other reviews where people are saying either 1) the actions scenes were too confusing or 2) they didn't like something or other about Pritkin/Mircea in this book. I would have to respectfully refute these points.

If you take the time to read, rather than skim, I don't get the first complaint at al
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Paula

-- A Romantic Book Affairs Review

Gah! Bad Karen Chance for leaving us with that crazy cliffhanger at the end of Curse the Dawn! I was an anxious and a nervous wreck (like when Han Solo was frozen in carbonite) wondering how in the hell Cassie is going to get Pritkin back. I was screaming in frustration. To top it off with that mother-effing cliffhanger, we had to wait two years to find out what happens. *sobs fat ugly tears* Okay, rant over. I will humbly admit it was totally worth the wait.

Tem
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Lisa
So much action and so fast paced sometimes you had a hard time keeping up especially during the fight scenes, some were confusing. I had to re-read things several times to get the meaning of it. Also the writing is very detailed at times it was to detailed. With everything that happened in this book it really just seemed nothing much happened at all - the book seemed like filler. Sure you learn some new things, but really the plot didn't go forward at all. She just really ended up were she start ...more
Sarah Mac
(Content warning: possible mild spoilers. I will try not to mention specifics, but still.)


As always, I enjoyed Cassie's adventures -- but this is one of the weaker installments. Part of the problem was the resolution (or rather, the non-resolution) to Cassie & Pritkin's separation. At the close of this book we're right back where we started, which begs a question:

What is this book's function?

There was a minor breakthrough re: Cassie & Pritkin's feelings, but that's about it. There's no
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Enjee
Dec 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, favorites
Five stars. Easily my favorite in the series.

This book is all about Cassie's parents, their powers and history. Pritkin's fate is a consequence of that.

Cassie decides she must go retrieve Pritkin from Hell, and goes back in time in order to speak to her mother to get advice on how to deal with demons, since she has experience with them.
Cassie then sets out with Casanova/Rian and Caleb to Rosier's home world and after a mad chariot drive through walled gates, they find Pritkin in a luxurious roo
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A
Apr 07, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Published 2012!
PUBLISHED 2012! I KNOW this book hasn't been PUBLISHED because it would be in my hands RIGHT NOW! Goodreads, if you could see the look of disdain on my face right now...well hmmp! lets just say if Looks could Kill!.
Kira
Nov 14, 2011 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wishlist
I absolutely can't wait for this book! After the ending of the last one? Oh, this will be good.
Christina
Oct 13, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Ok since this book hasn't been released yet, I am going to write my thoughts here as I keep reading the books published so far (yeah I just found this series). Until now I have read the first three books and hav just started with the fourth. I love the books. Karen did a great job. BUT they aren't free of flaws:-

1) I hate how it's been three books and Cassie is still bitching about how she hates the power. Yeah I get the whole thing about people gunning for her because she is the Pythia and all
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Ace
Oct 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is what I love about Karen Chance:

1. The World. While, yes, there are some UF series that reinvent the wheel a bit, and travel outside the overused tropes and typical Vampires-and-Werevoles-and-Fae,-Oh-My! drudgery, there are very few that do it with this much creativity and intricate attention to detail. Yes, Chance features vampires pretty heavily in this series, and yes, they are actually pretty "common" in origin/nature/etc. But then she gives you the Pythia. And gods and goddesses. And
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Just Josie
I am 100% in love with these books. Cassie, the main character, is super fun, stubborn as hell and not afraid of doing the right thing( even though she keep getting into trouble because of it). I am super excited for the next book. And yes I root for Pritkin!

Read: 26/08/2019
1st rating: 5 stars
Genre/sub-genres: Urban fantasy/ romance/ vampires/ demons/time-travel/Magic
Cover: 3 Stars
Will I recommend: YES AND ALWAYS!
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Karen Chance is the author of two New York Times bestselling series, plus a number of novellas and short stories, all set in the Cassandra Palmer universe. A full-time writer since 2008, she was previously a university history teacher, which comes in handy when writing the time-travel aspect of Cassie’s crazy adventures. She loves Las Vegas, the main setting for her novels, but currently lives in ...more

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“I can get others to do what you do. They won’t be as good, but  .  .  . okay. It could work. But it doesn’t matter because no matter how good they are, they can’t replace you. They can’t because I don’t need you only for what you can do. I need you  .  .  . for you.” 21 likes
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