Cast in Angelfire
Vampires are real. So are faeries and angels.
They all want Marion dead.
Surrounded by enemies, Marion turns to Lucas Flynn: a mysterious doctor who seems to know more than he’s letting on. He’s as go ...more
I’m going to preface this by saying that this is my first book by S.M. Reine so I am not at all familiar with her world building or some of the characters in this book that have appeared in others. This book needed to carry itself and while I really enjoyed some of the worldbuilding and the set up of the story I absolutely didn’t like the Main character at all and so that colored my experience with this story a lot.
You know what saved this book was Luke ...more
Buddy read with the weekly Wednesday UF group over at BB&B.
There was a bounty on the life of a girl named Marion. The dollar figure was high enough that the real question wasn’t whether she would die—it was how quickly, and who would land the reward.
Marion a half-witch, half-angel mage is the daughter of Metaraon, the Voice of God. But when she wakes up in the hospital, she can’t remember anything. Someone has taken out a hit on her, sending assassins to kill her before a certain date. Her...more
You see, the author thinks (know) their book is the best, smartest, most interesting book in the world.
Authors friends, family, and fans think that too, obviously.
Then, a bunch of reviewers thinks the same thing and rate it with high numbers of stars.
And then you read it and don’t like it!
Then you ask yourself: “Is it me?”
You think maybe you missing something, ...more
Marion has been memory wiped and finds herself woken up in a hospital with Dr. Lucas Flynn as her only hope to find the elusive Seth…a chance to regain her memories. She finds herself in a post apocalyptic world with Vampires, Sidhe and Shifters.
It seems everyone around her either wants her dead or to use her for their political gain. Marion just knows that there is something about Lucas that sh ...more
I had high expectations of this book. I mean the two prequel series to this one are among my all times favourites. I adore Elise and expected her sister to be just as awesome. Not. Marion is a spoiled brat and that's saying a lot since the girl had no memories of her previous life. What kind of entitled idiot can be so obnoxious when she can barely remember her own name? About halfway through the book I realized that Marion's amnesia is probably th ...more
The characters were quite 2D, although I did like the mystery surrounding Luke. Marion annoyed me a bit, even though at the beginning I was sure I was going to like her.
Meh, I don't really have that much to say about this book. I would say it's a mildly interesting, light read. It definitely filled a few hours in for me. ...more
Nineteen-year-old Marion can’t remember anything before waking up in the hospital. All she knows that a lot of people want to kill her. And her would-be assassins are not human…
Vampires are real. So are faeries and angels.
They all want Marion dead.
Surrounded by enemies, Marion turns to Lucas Flynn: a mysterious doctor who seems to know more than he’s letting on. He’s as good with a gun as he is with a scalpel. He fights like a demon but claims that he’s human. And ...more
But this is ultimately M ...more
***I would like to thank Netgalley and Red Iris Books for providing me with “Cast in Angelfire” for free, in exchange for a honest review***
We do not learn much of Marion’s past until later in the story. We are let in a sea of unknowing and just drifting along with Marion. She learns quickly and we get more information than what she does. Because the book is in third person point of view and mostly follows Marion on her journey. SM Reine created a new world of different paranormals and how they ...more
Marion appears in the middle of a forest with no knowledge of who or what she is. She is brought to the local hospital where luckily the doctor is able to determine that she is not human. What she is though is more than just what her species determines. Dr Lucas Flynn agrees to help her, but when she is a ...more
Yeah, and that reaction pretty much still stands...
If you are a frequent visitor to Creative Deeds Reads, you already know that I'm a fan of S.M. Reine. That's probably an understatement and not earth shattering news by a long shot. You all pretty much know, if this author writes it, this reader will be reading it and in the process, trying to convince other readers to do the same. That's what makes the next thing I'm going to tell you really hard. Don' ...more
Originally posted on Paranormal Sisters: http://paranormalsisters.blogspot.com...
*Was given a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review*
If only I finished this before hubby and I went on our vacation then I probably would have given this a four. But since I didn't my reading time disappeared and when I was able to finally relax enough to pick it up again something came along, distracting me. So as time went by I started to lose my interest and just wanted to finish the damn book haha ...more
Cast in Angelfire (The Mage Craft Series #1) by S.M. Reine – Marion Garin does not remember who or what she is. What she does know is that she needs to find Seth Wilder. Wilder on the other hand has been missing for years. Instead she is found by Dr. Lucas Flynn. With a large bounty for killing Marion, people who are not what they seem and having to run for her life the story gets exciting very fast. Much of the action in the story is used for world building and back story. While Marion and Luc ...more
Our main character is one of those, and clearly powerful, but she has lost her memory. One of the things I liked about her is that she is ...more
First impressions, I knew this was based at teens and YA, so I was prepared for it to be a lot tamer than the books I read a lot of lately….. Romance is a bit different haha.
Anyway when I first started to read this book I did find it quite hard to follow for the first 50% of the story. The different forms of paranormal characters were really hard to follow, I understood the werewolves, witches, and angels but ...more
I enjoyed this story very much and though there are many books within this world, that I have not read, I still was able to follow the story well as enough information was given to us- partly because Marion herself could not remember anything. So, despite this being an already established world you can re ...more
A great, engaging protagonist is supposed to be one of the crucial elements of an enjoyable narrative. In other words, if you love the main character, chances are you're going to want to read their story. Even an anti-hero can be a hero of their own story as long as they're engaging. And therein lies the biggest problem with "Cast in Angelfire" - its main protagonist, Marion, is downright awful. Arrogant, obnoxious, ...more
Seth was another one of those iffy characters for me ... one chapter I like him another I want to smack him, lol.
I didn't much like Rage and Violet in Summer Court and don't really like them now.... I guess they're falling nicely into the role of a tricksy sighe since genesis made them that. I don't really like how Dun and Lia turned out, but what can one say? Characters are meant to change a ...more
A Universe where Gods change and can be slain if they behave badly - and there is a Librarian Goat (yes really she has a goat head on the body of a woman) recording it all, and making copies because that's ...more
I am a big fan of SM Reine and while I was skeptical about her first series about the God Slayer becuz it was clearly blasephomous, I couldn't put it down and ended up reading the entire series. Ms.Reine has an originality like no other. This series promises to be just as interesting and I'm just as conflicted. I honestly don't like Marion much and I like Konig even less. I feel like there is good on Marion but I also thinks she is arrogant, stuck up and spoiled. It will be interesting to see ...more
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