I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK. Death’s Mistress was great and a very worthy follow up to part one in these series, Midnight's Daughter, the book responsible ...more
Danger seems to follow Dorina Basarab wherever she goes. And when her father sends her to retrieve a vampire for questioning, it should have been an easy job. But soon Dorina is trying to stay ahead of the bad guys, with the head of her target, who can be very annoying with his whining about being separated from his body. Also her friend Claire has brought trouble with her as well, when she comes to Dorina’s house in order to protect her nine month old baby from those who wish to kill the future...more
I freakin LOVE this book and this series. Also, I love Louis-Cesare. He's just too much sometimes! Dory is a badass, and Radu is the BEST. He's just so weird lol. I can't wait to reread the next one so I get to "To be the little spoon."
First Read: 7/3-4/2015
So so good!! Can't wait to start the next one! I LOVED it! ...more
Happily, a lot of my questions were answered in Death's Mistress, and as a result I can't wait to read the next one (:
We learn a lot more about Mircea's relationship wit ...more
A task that also drags in Louis-Cesare, who has his own political machinations caught between two senates
And then there’s Dorina’s best friend Claire – bringing a whole lot of lethal fae politics and her ...more
I have to say that I am so happy I gave Karen Chance a 2nd chance. I first read the 1st Cassie book when it was first published and did not care for it. Based upon so many raves about the entire series, I decided to give it another chance. I am so glad that I did. I quickly flew through all of her books an ...more
I've reached a conclusion.
Karen Chance is incapable of disappointing me.
Yeah, yeah, the first Cassie book suffered from some drag. But everything I've read since then has been pure gold, and Death's Mistress is no different.
Over 400 pages of mindblowing action, heartfelt emotion, sneaky twists, and lots and lots of snark...that's my kind of book.
There's a little bit of everything here. Vamp politics and Fey concerns take center stage. That mayhem is enhanced by murder mysteries, t ...more
Dorina is so unapologetically badass and i love it. As a dhampir (half human half vampire) she has to put up with a lot of crap but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t give as good as she gets. Her family is lovely, even if she can’t see that all the time, and all the side characters are just as intriguing and lovable. Even the villains. I ...more
And what was with Chapter Twenty-Nine?? I was reading it and so confused because it was like...what in the hell is going on?? Does this have anything to do with the plot? It just felt like so much filler. I thought that maybe these characters or whatever would be useful later on o ...more
I love Dory! She's brave and does a lot of dangerous thing but none of it feels reckless. Even when she does walk into dangerous situations she has a reasonably good chance of survival partl ...more
Action, drama and shockingly funny.
But trigger warnings galore -- gore, but there is a ton of near miss sexual assault of Dory & assaults on women by the Senators. Really glad G died -- he totally deserved it.
Urban Fantasy- Jan 5th, 2010
DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK! Karen Chance’s vivid imagination and compelling characters drive this story. This is the 2nd in Karen Chace’s Dorina Basarab Dark Urban Fantasy series. I have been looking forward to reading it all year and it exceeded my expectations (which were already pretty high). Karen Chance’s steamy world is filled with magical mayhem, vampires and tense action pack scenes that do not stop. ...more
The thing I really love about Karen Chance's writing, aside of course from the dynamic characters, bite & humor and studly, studly leading men, is the adventure. You will never know from chapter to chapter where you might end up. I dare you to try to predict one of these books. Which is why when I give in to the inevitable urge to flip ahead and see what's going to happen, I am never spoiled because it never makes any sense to me.
This book was long awaited and did ...more
Chance has done it again!
The plot was fast paced and hilarious! It brought us deeper into the political world of the Vamps and Fae, while showing character growth all around! Even for some of our favorite secondary characters!
It felt like dropping in on some great old friends and seeing what antics they were up to. Antics indeed!
Whether it be Dory and LC reaching new heights of antagonism, Radu huffing and puffing, Ray and his hairy cheeks, or a bun ...more
Well, I think I like this series more than the Cassie's. Each has things I love about them, but I think the tie-breaker is that I just like Dory more than I do Cassie. Sometimes Cassie has too-stupid-to-live tendencies, which I just turn my head and pretend I didn't notice, but Dory is ju ...more
Starting immediately after this Dory has a sh&*storm bombard her, but you'll have to read the series for yourself to find out.
Cheers and Happy Reading! ...more
"Louis-Cesare. It's good to finally have you in hand."
Indeed it is!!!
This time around our favorite ass-kicking dhampir Dorina Basarab now finds herself involved in a murder mystery “whodunit” style. Someone has started murdering vampire Senate members and that may be too close to home. To make matter worse, her best friend Claire also needs Dorina’s help to locate a fae relic that could be used to harm her infant son, the successor to the fae throne. Wit ...more
Fans who are well versed with Ch ...more
If you haven’t read Midnight’s Daughter, the first installment, you need to start there. This book picks up where that one leaves off. There is a brand new story arc, but the relationships are under development. Let’s face it. I’m a sucker for the relationships. But there is so much more this book has to offer.
As the story begins, Dory is working as a gun for hire, killing rouge vamps for the vampire senate. Louis-Cesare is MIA and roommate Claire is off ...more
Ray, the vampire everyone wants to get their hands on to either interrogate or kill him for a fae rune that belongs to Claire's baby son Aiden (the new heir to the Blasteri throne) that's meant to make it's owner invincible. Ray spent most of the book as a decapitated head in Dory's duffle bag which p ...more
actual rating 4.5 stars
Just as her romance with Louis-Cesare seemed to be going somewhere, he disappears on a family emergency.
It just so happens that his whereabouts are also of interest to the head of their vampire family (and Dorina's father) Mircea Basarab.
Claire is back to being Dory's roommate, this time with her royal son in tow, which is fortunate since the fey mix Dorina had impulsively adopted for a pet turns out to be sentient, thus catapulting him into the territory of... "son"? ...more
Another thrilling action packed book from Karen Chance! The stakes have been raised in Death's Mistress ...more
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