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Chase the Dark (Steel & Stone #1)

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Piper Griffiths wants one thing in life: To become a Consul, a keeper of the peace between humans and daemons. There are three obstacles in her way.

The first is Lyre. Incubus. Hotter than hell and with a wicked streak to match. His greatest mission in life is to get Piper into bed and otherwise annoy the crap out of her. The second is Ash. Draconian. Powerful. Dangerous. H
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Paperback, 302 pages
Published October 17th 2014 by Annette Marie (first published October 12th 2014)
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Ben Alderson
May 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WHAT I HAVENT REVIEWED THIS BOOK YET.
WHAT
WHY
THIS BOOK
WAS EVERYTHING
I KNOW OWN THE WHOLE SERIES! GOD, I NEED TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS IN BOOK TWO #CLIFFHANGER!
✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)


DNF at 44%. Because juvenile crap literature isn't me.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know, I just DNFed yet another fascinating masterpiece. BUT. In my defense, I have to say I had no freaking clue this book was freaking YA when I freaking started reading it. So it's not my fault if I DNFed it. I'm innocent as a newborn child here, people. Had I known this was puerile nonsense youthful prose, I would have done the only sensible thing: I would have DNFed it pre-emptively. It would have saved me from lots
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mith
LOOK THERE'S A NEW COVER AND I FINISHED IMMORTAL FIRE TODAY SO I NEED A FEEL GOOD BOOK OKAY??
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Reread #3.
I've grown to really love this series and I feel that, no matter how many times I reread this book and the others, I'll never get tired of the story.
Or of Ash.
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First read this on Sept. 6, 2015. Reread Feb. 18, 2016.
I liked it more the second time around—probably because I'm more biased now and really love the series in general! So I am bumping my rating up to a 4!
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3.5. I wasn't th
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Sophia Sardothien
This book is fun, dangerous, action-packed, page-turner and anything a good urban fantasy should be. The word building in this book is unique and alluring. Seventy years ago, daemons put an end to humanity’s third world war to prevent the destruction of their favorite playground, Earth. So now humans are to live a degraded life, where the consul are to remain the peace between humans and daemons. Our main female lead Piper Griffiths is the daughter of the head consul, for her entire life she onl ...more
Penny
Actual rating 2.5 stars

Entertaining but forgettable.

The audiobook narrator here talks with her nose blocked which is really annoying, also, all the characters sound like teenagers, thus giving you a felling like you reading a young adult fantasy book.



Chase the Dark (Steel & Stone #1) - 2.5 stars
Bind the Soul (Steel & Stone #2) - 2.5 stars
Yield the Night (Steel & Stone #3) - 2.5 stars
Reap the Shadows (Steel & Stone #4) - 2 stars
S.J. Abbo
Mar 15, 2016 rated it really liked it

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I must tell you as I write this I sit within five feet of no less than huge Supernatural poster.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you!!!


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Well, I don't know about you but when I stumble across two sexy demons in the book...


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There no love triangle because there no actual romance in it...

There are signs

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…and I do have my favorite...


How do you mean which one? Like there can be any other than dark and dangerous?!

C'mon guys, really???


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I can't wait to read the second book and to see more of demon duo.


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Oh yes, th
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Annika
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Being the only haemon (half human, half daemon) in existence without any magical powers isn't easy. Frowned upon by humans and not seen as an equal by either haemons or daemons, Piper is used to having to prove herself to everyone. Little does she know that what starts out as a harmless job of "babysitting" two daemons will eventually become her biggest test so far.
Now stuck with a perpetually horny incubus and a dark and dangerous draconian, Piper finds herself on the run from the most powerful
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✶Rachelle✶
4.5 stars

Omg

This book almost gave me a damn heart attack

RTC

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I'm still living in the world of Red Winter, but this is by the same author so maybe it will keep me from drowning in the book hangover that is quickly taking over my life.....
Cody
Feb 24, 2016 added it
Finished in under 24 hours :/ total lack of sleep and social interaction, I regret nothing! There's no time for a review, I have the second book and I'm ready... this just can't wait eeek!!! *Review to come soonish*
Lala_Loopsie [fire breathing B!tch Queen]
I'm not sure if i'm gonna want to read the other books in this series... but the book itself was fine. Enough for 3 stars.
CasPerfitz~SLiTsReaD
Oct 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
#Paranormal #UrbanFantasy #ComingOfAge #Magical

I loved this!!!!

We got two sexy daemon heroes. First, there’s Lyre an Incubus who is “hotter than hell”, he has a fun and flirtatious personality and loves to constantly tease Piper. Then there’s Ash, a Draconian. He is powerful, dangerous and scary. Personality wise, he is the exact opposite of Lyre. Both makes the perfect heroes. But yes, I do love one of them more :D… I am a sucker for powerful and intense alpha. And Ash pretty much falls into t
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Lonna | FLYLēF
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
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FLYLeF Book Reviews

Original Post: Chase the Dark at FLYLeF (www.flylef.com)

CHASE THE DARK, by Annette Marie, is a very promising start to the Steel and Stone series – a young adult contemporary fantasy. It’s a light and fun read. But where it lacks in heftiness, it more than makes up with the intriguing characters and their nearly impossible undertakings.

Meet Piperel Griffiths – half human, half daemon – a haeman. All Piper ever wanted was to become a Consul, a keeper of peace between humans and daemons. Life as
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FHG
"The only two people in the world she could trust right now were sitting on either side of her and she couldn't trust them at all.


So I've been looking at this series for ages... actually probably since the first one came out but I always said, 'I'll get to it eventually.' Well thanks to Amber Wilson, suggesting the fourth one to me and the fact I was on holiday leave at work I thought why not. I am so glad I finally got to this, once I picked it up I was hooked. The only thing I regret was I sta
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Nicole
Feb 04, 2015 rated it did not like it
WTF even was this book? The plot made no sense and the number of typos or missing words was extremely distracting. Major plot points are missing (what even IS the Sahar?), the dialogue is often nonsensical, and moments that do nothing to move the plot forward (i.e. the fight in the club) are drawn out ad nauseam. The book also tries to beat you over the head with sex, but in a very obvious, trying-too-hard sort of way - rather than the characters acting sexy, the reader is told (repeatedly) that ...more
Holly
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. Started off really not enjoying it. But by the end I was pretty interested.
Vippi
Nov 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Actual rating: 4.5 stars

Maybe this book is not perfect. But... WOW! It was so entertaining, deamonesque-funny and action-packed that I found almost impossible to put it down.
And for once - drum-roll - it was not only a fresh, hooking read. With its well-developed world-building and its dimensional, intriguing characters (Lyre and Ash plucked my heartstrings) it has totally restored my faith in YA urban fantasy.

I'll write something more asap, now I'm busy with the sequel ;)

~ I received this book
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Megan
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this story.. I hated the narrator.. She sounded like she had a cold.
Kenny Danewitz raveh
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.75ish...
This was a nice read, a fluent read and it was not boring. I liked the characters but I had some issues with the book.
piper was nice, Lyre was a cutie and Ash was yummy but I didn't feel the "dangerous" as much as I didn't feel the Dystopia. For me this book was a bit superficial, I just couldn't feel it to my bones.
Kathylill
I really liked this book and recommend it to everyone who likes urban fantasy with dark & dangerous demons and scary “angels”. The world building is not really unique but still interesting. After humanity almost wiped itself out during something akin to World War III, the demons from the Underwold (dark) and Overworld (bright) revealed themselves and destroyed all mass destruction weapons thus saving Earth, their favorite playground. Humans now live in a kind of dystopian future, where consu ...more
Echo
Uh oh. Big time what am I going to do now...uh oh. Annette Marie just punched me in the gut and then sucked me into a vortex of crazy with Chase the Dark. Serioulsy. Uh oh.

It's YA and Urban Fantasy. Two of my favorite genres combined. Add in humor, killer writing, boys that make my heart race, a heroine that I actually am rooting for and genuinely like, awesome world-building, and some secrets that are bound to get messy in the next few books and I am hooked.

I'm not even sure how to describe thi
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Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
“As an Apprentice Consul, she had a lot of responsibilities. Unfortunately, one of them was breaking up fights between over-sized, over-muscled idiots. Murderous idiots."

A fascinating surprise - series, where have you been hiding from me? It's YA but the perfect touch of it (no angst or anything). The world-building is creative. Piper is a norm who wants to live up to her father’s ideals and societies expectations while she is sandwiched between two powerful “other” beings while they try to find
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Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
This re-read is exactly what I needed. This urban fantasy is filled with fantastic worldbuilding and a fun cast of characters. I loved getting to learn all about the Underworld and Overworld daemons, haemons, the Sahar stone, and roles of the Consuls. It was all really interesting and created a full world. Ash and Lyre are a dynamic duo, who when paired with Piper's vibrant personality creates a fantastic friendgroup that is engaging and hilarious. There were twists and turns and unexpected reve ...more
Gal
Jan 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
אוקיי, אז זו סקירה מעט מסובכת... ולמה מסובכת? כי אני ממליצה בחום על ספר, שאני מראש טוענת שהוא לא בדיוק יצירת המופת של המאה, אבל אני בכל זאת חושבת שממש כדאי שתקראו אותו. עכשיו אתן בטח שואלות: את רצינית? למה לנו? ובכן... Here‘s the thing...

בואו נבין קודם כל מי נגד מי בספר הזה ומהו קו העלילה המרכזי.

אז מדובר בספר YA, שהוא סוג של דיסטופיה, מאחר והעלילה מתרחשת אחרי שהעולם, כפי שאנו מכירים אותו, כמעט והושמד עקב מלחמה גרעינית שפרצה. כשזה קרה, השדים שתמיד היו שם ברקע, גם אם בני האדם לא ממש ידעו על קיומם,
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Cali Teer
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
This book was freaking bad ass !!! I have already ordered the rest in the series.. oh man, I don't even know what to say.

I love books with heroines that are ass kicking bamf's and that's what Piperel reminds me of; no matter what was thrown her way she handled it and didn't waste a ton of time whining about how shitty things were. (view spoiler)
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Shera (Book Whispers)
Wow. Just wow. You know that magical hungry feeling you get when you're reading a great book that's hitting all the right spots? Chase the Dark was that book. I hadn't read a decent Urban Fantasy in Young Adult for a really long while. Almost a full year. During that full year YA leading ladies haven't been this good either. The words I've been using to describe them has been “whiny and characterless”.

Piper is amazing and a far cry from either of those two words. She's so well developed, not to
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Di
This book was a really fun ride. It's been sooo long since I've read a good YA Urban Fantasy and this one was a serious page turner. It's action packed, engaging, funny and unique.

I actually picked this one up as soon as I finished The Night Realm and I'm totally HOOKED! Annette Marie has just got a way of grabbing my attention and never letting go.

I'm a huge fan of Annette Marie's heroines and the main character of this one is no exception.

Piper is essentially a haemon (human x daemon) althoug
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Iris (Paranormal Cravings Book Reviews)
Amazing new Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy YA Series. Loved it!
Penni
This was a really enjoyable read. I can't wait to continue the series.
Talía
Sep 20, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
3.8 Draconian STARS

Wow, Ive been having serious issues regarding reading for the past weeks, like this reading slump has followed me around the whole year, so getting to pick out a new book was surprising and such a great feeling!

Chase the Dark follows Piper , a hard-working sassy girl with the #1 dream of becoming a Consul, or in other words, someone who helps keep the peace between human and daemons. As an apprentice she works as a supervisor for small issues, but in a turn of events, while
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“Well,"the announcer called jubilantly, "It seems the Dragon has claimed his prize!” 1 likes
“Finally, he moved. He slid forward, closing the gap between them. When he was a step away, she squeezed her eyes shut, bracing for the killing blow.
A moment passed.
Careful, gentle fingers touched her chin an tilted her face up. She squeezed her eyes tighter.
"Piper."He exhaled slowly. "Piper, you need to try not to be afraid. I need your help."
His touch fell from her cheek then wrapped gently around her uninjured wrist. He pulled her arm up and pressed her hand to the horns on the side of his head. "You know me, Piper, Remember? You weren't this scared before. I need you to be strong this time too."
She shivered at his alien voice. Her shaking fingers touched the smooth, cool horns.
"Please, Piper." he whispered. "I can't use glamour because my win is dislocated. I need your help to fix it. "A silent pause. "I won't hurt you, I promise.”
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