Shatter the Earth
Ironically for the time traveling, chief seer of the supernatural world, time has never been on Cassie Palmer’s side. There has always seemed to be too much to learn, too much to master, and never enough hours in a day. But the tables have now turned, and the fluctuating timelines of earth and faerie are diverging, slowing time in faerie relative to earth, and giving human...more
There is SO MUCH happening in these books - a lot of it set up for future arcs - and some streamlining would really help the plots and characters shine.
Maybe i ve just read it too fast. Action scenes seemed to really take over the character development because Cassie felt like she took a lot of steps backwards. (Pritkin on the other hand blossoms in their relationship)
I really liked all scenes with (view spoiler)[ Billy Joe (our precious baby..) even if his death was somewhat weird (hide spoiler)]. And, duh, every Pritkin scene. They have matching outfits now, how cool is that!? I m so happy Cassie got her own war mage coat! Hopefully she s ...more
I will say this, though, stuff happens to progress the larger arc for sure. With Mircea and Pritkin. With the Lover's Knot. With that freaky Jonathan dude. Cassie's Pythian training. Rhea. And the war with the Fae.
My biggest complaint is how so much frenetic action gets jam-packed in these books. Cassi ...more
I'm a Team Pritkin gal here (oh let me count the ways) and it's always my desire to see Pritkin's scowling face front and center and early on in the stories. So I had to mentally prepare myself that this book might instead have Cassie spending a crap ton of time with Mircea while she helped him time travel back to Romania to find his wife Elena. And I was pretty much OK with that because the reason for said trip would be to reunite Mircea with Elena. So imagine my surprise when, after a ...more
The only thing wrong here is that I would have liked more Pritkin, but we all knew Mircea would be a manipulative twerp, and Cassie would be busy, so I guess it's understandable. And Fred - argh - and the covens - ugh - and ghosts, so so many ghosts.
It's a wild ride and you should definitely take it! ...more
Jet lag had nothing on time lag, let me tell you.
So, I wasn't sure I would pick this one up. After the last two in the series, let's just say, I was disillusioned.
But this is the Cassie Palmer series. One of my all-time favourite vampire series. I have been Team Mircea all the way back from book one and haven't changed camp since. Vamps for me, baby!
Which might explain why I'm getting turned off by these later instalments.
But this is the Cassie Pa ...more
I can't stand Mercia. I want to repeatedly smash his head into a wall. If this book is Cassie running around in the past with him to do the thing he's been manipulating her for throughout the series, then I don't want to put myself through it.
I pretty much read for Pritkin now. If he's barely in this, like the last book, then I may well just not bother.
I would not be at all surprised i ...more
What Book Goddess did I anger? Why must I be plagued with these spineless, cry baby, indecisive, female leads???
We are in book 10.... BOOK TEN !!! Yet, Cassie Palmer is still the same Book 1 Cassie.
Please Book Goddess... Let this Cassi grow! 🙏🏽 ...more
400+ pages, and it seems like nothing happened. The war still isn’t over, major plot lines aren’t resolved, and Cassie and Pritkin’s relationship didn’t progress. I can’t believe that only 5 months have passed since the beginning of this series and we’re already on book 10! I guess it makes sense, because as action-packed as these books are, nothing of real substance ever happens.
My favorite part of this series, though, and why I keep reading it, was the humor and the teaming up of C ...more
Also the cliffhanger ending ...... I could have done without it. The book would have been better without that section of the epilogue. ...more
Karen writes action like no one else I've ever read. Reading her books is almost like being in a blockbuster movie. I love every second and usually finish them over the course of a day and a half. ...more
Trust — a really big deal for Cassie and Pritkin — is the underlying issue.
"Two guarded, mentally messed up people who had long ago learned to hide their hearts away, finally daring to...more
As with all of its predecessors, this Cassie book raced along. I was done long before I wanted to be. Lots of favorites make appearances, but you still find solid character growth in the main players. While you do get a concrete ending to the main plot, there are plenty of loose threads to flow into the next book--which never comes soon enough!
That's the positive.
I do wish Ms. Chance would get an editor. A second set of eyes is always a good thing. And errors like "have" ...more
This particular book revolves around the war that's been brewing between ear ...more
Without saying too much, I believe the actions of this book were a long time coming. I have always wondered about the Cassie- Mircea- Pritkin dynamic and how it would resolve itself in such a way where everyone got what they wanted. Karen did an amazing job of paying homage to the essence of love in Mircea-Cassie while paving the way for a new, stronger ...more
I am disappointed that the narrative is going in P ...more