Theirs is a world of ancient desires and forbidden pleasures. They are men of mystery and women of seduction, wild creatures with the power to entrance and enchant, tease and tantalize. Enter their secret world, if you dare...
The Yearning by Hannah Howell
Alpin has lived for centuries with a lust that can never be quenched with mere physical pleasure. And then he meets Soph...more
"A Hell of a Time" (Hell on Earth, 2.5)
"City of Demons" (Georgina Kincaid, 2.5)
Hannah Howell's "The Yearning" was cute but took some work to get through the Scottish accent. It's a tale of a pregnant lover spurned when he prefers a woman with wealth and land. She curses his line, not caring that the curse will rebound on to her own family as well. It takes hundreds of years before one of ...more
6/1 - This book has two novellas in it that are part of series, one of which I'm in the middle of - Richelle Mead's Georgina Kincaid series - so I only read the novella which was of interest to me at this point in time. That's the only novella I'm reviewing right now, I'll come back later and review the rest of the stories once I've read them.
I enjoyed City of Demons to the tune of 3.5 stars. I thought it was a good addition to the series, plotwise, but not so much characterwise. I did n ...more
*READ ONLY RICHELLE MEAD'S CITY OF DEMONs*
Only Richelle Mead can put so much angst into a few measly pages. I'm not going to say I was happy with the way things were. Both on Georgina and Seth's side. Both of them were a let down. I may have unrealistic expectations, but I really expect more from their relationship, I want more commitment to each other. Which sadly I didn't see. ...more
I will review the other Novella when I read the series they are connected to.
In City of Demons, Georgina takes Jerome's place as a juror in a Demon murder trial. That however is not the focus of the story, Seth and Georgina's relationship is. I will not spoil the story. The trial was interesting to see how the Demons think. The strain between Georgina and Seth is refreshing to see. I was glad that I read this novella. ...more
The Yearning - Hannah Howell
1435 A.D. Scotland - Sophie dedicates herself to breaking an ancestor's 435 year old curse against the MacCordy family, which has also cursed her own family. My first HH read, and it was terrific!
A Hell of A Time - Jackie Kessler
Quit reading early on. I've tried JK's Hell on Earth books - the writing style (similar to Mary Janice Davidson) is just not my cup of tea.
City of Demons - Richelle Mead
Succubus Georgina Kinkaid (of the awesome GK se ...more
"People do stupid things for love" is the main thing in this story of Georgina and Seth. I really loved this story. I felt like I was playing CLUE with Georgina xD. I was EVEN MORE happy when the culprit was found out! I so knew it was that person for the very first moment.
I really loved to see a glimpse of how "Hell" works and see thet different demons (now I know not everyone is like Jerome). Another thing I really really liked was to see how Geo ...more
I think this is by far the most awful story in this anthology. It isn't really the plot, which, while tired and unoriginal, isn't totally awful, and it isn't really the characters, who aren't given a chance to really shine but who also aren't gratingly annoying. The problem is certain idiotic details and Howell's by-the-numbers hideous Scottish accents.
The story begins in Scotland, 1000 A.D., with a woman scorned who just happens to have magic powers. She puts a cu ...more
I also read the other short stories, which was my first experience with the three other authors. Sometimes the plots were either feeling rushed or ...more
The Yearning by Hannah Howell ❤❤❤
Scotland 1000 A.D. Morvyn Galt witnesses and records in blood her sister Rona's curse on all descendants of the Galt and MacCordys line after her lover, a MacCordy abandons the pregnant Rona and chooses a bride who offers him wealth and land.
Scotland 1435 Sophie Hay (Galt) knows that love has always eluding the women of her family and now ...more
Do not read this Richelle Mead story if you haven't finished at least the first Georgina Kincaid book, . It will ruin some of the ending of that book for you. I read it between 2 and 3, but it would be just fine to read between book ...more
Georgina's getaway with her human author-boyfriend Seth takes a turn for business when her boss, archdemon of Seattle, Jerome, pulls rank to order her to be his proxy to a tribunal in the (ironically named in this situation) "City of Angels". Georgina now has to deal with a little more than ...more
(not a big one, though!)
It really turned me off that Georgina would pretend to be Beth to see how far Seth would go. I would have enjoyed the story more if not for that.
The Yearning by Hannah Howell
3 Stars. I found the old language tough to read (I know, ironic since I'm such an Outlander fan!)
A Hell of A Time by Jackie Kessler
Ugh! Pretty bad! Plants attack a former succubus, who isn't ...more
In this story, Georgina and Seth are taking some vacation time together. They cottage trip is interrupted when Jerome sends Georgina on mandatory jury duty in LA. Georgina is the only jury member interested in justice. She spends her day in court and her evenings trying to solve the real murder. While working, her relationship with Seth is tested by a pret ...more
"City of Demons" by Richelle Mead
Georgina Kincaid #2.5 - ★★★★
An interesting story that reveals more of Georgina's personality and further highlights how different she is from most other demons and immortals on Team Evil. Her sense of justice is highlighted, as is her desire for the truth, even when knowing the truth will likely serve ...more
She has also used the following pseudonyms:
Anna Jennet, Sarah Dustin and Sandra Dustin ...more