All Mariamne Niege wants is to finish her thesis and get a job. Unfortunately, she's a Guardian now, and her visions of the future have grown so intense she's blind to the world while in their grip. Her Watcher, Hanson, is sleeping on her couch and scaring her roommates when he's not shepherding her through the visions and calming her worsening nightmares. Then t...more
But I found Mari aggravating -- I don't think I could be a Watcher -- I'd shake her until her teeth rattled.
On reflection it is good (?) to see a character like Mari? Just because she has power doesn't mean she doesn't have weaknesses or insecurities that prevent her from seeing or acting rationally.
This second book was a bit of a let down. Mari was such a pushover. I almost wish that Hanson said that to her face, that girl needed a bit of a reality check. I also disliked how she made excuses for Brandon, she was pretty much in denial with how dangerous Brandon was. All I could think was, why would she let herself trust her own instincts after her previous choices of abusive boyfriends. Let Hanson do the thinking, at least he isn't oblivious or in denial.
Dually narrated by Rayna Cole and Jack Wayne (this works surprisingly well!), there is a lot of action in this second tale of the saga. If you haven't read the first, you will not have the background explaining how the city status was modified and the coven's role changed (note how I'm avoiding spoilers here!), but will be able to enjoy a solid paranormal adventure with a great deal of violence. I suspect this plot format would be terrific for a role-playing game.
The only reason I'll let Mira live is to help her Watcher, Hanson. She is the most irritating person!! She never, never thinks of her safety. Always running away and being stupid. She really needs two Watchers. Or chains… Maybe if someone explained...again...to the twit about the relationship between a Watcher an ...more
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This could be construed as a wishy washy water witch and a guilt ridden dark watcher trying to find love but it is not. Read Book 1! It happened the same between Dante, (not Valentine), the Watcher and Theodora, Theo - the Green Or Earth Witch. This is a tale of Dark and Light. Their witches, the ones the Watchers watch over are the Lightbringers. Their Watchers used to be the ne'er do wells, the criminals, thieves and other desperados at or near or ju ...more
The beginning of the book are mostly about the drama of emotions between the characters and it made it hard to really get into the book. Since that writing style really isn’t my cup of tea, I would probably not have finished it, if I hadn’t made the commitment.
It did pick up about half way through and became more interesting.
I think this is a book for people who likes emotional dramas, combined with romance and a bit of action.
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Great little read more story and back ground from the first book.
Compared to some series these books seem to be quite short and sweet but that is a lovely change from having everything in on book and having to read for 4 days before you get to the good bits.
Definitely reading the next book 😊
****FULL REVIEW TO FOLLOW****
This can be a standalone, but I always have to read the series. This was book 2 and #3 is already waiting. I guess I know what I'll be doing. My favorite book of this author's is Working For The Devil. It is my favorite book period. So read this book, you won't be sorry!
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“Storm Watcher” is the second book in the Watcher series by Lilith Saintcrow.
Based on the number of pages, I’d say this is a novella rather than a novel.
Person: 3rd, alternating
Audience: Adult due to sexual content
The Watcher series continues, this time focusing on Mari and Hanson. Mari is a ...more
Great read and great series. Recommended.
this book was a great read i couldnt put it down.
What should have been a fast read instead turned into a study in procrastination as kept going to browse Facebook rather than finishing. Now done can say liked but did not love the story either in world building nor characters, will not read rest of series as just could not gather enthusiasm to care what happens in rest of books.
I'm shipping back all this author's books to the library. I had faith, I had hoped that I could see what others see in her, but holy cow.. this was really, really bad.
I liked the first book better. This was still fun, but I hoped that the characters would be more developed by the second of the series. The bones for a really fun read are here, the story is just missing the expansive quality that really draws me in. Things felt cramped.