Cold Reign starts right of in the midst of a battle and the action doesn't let up. There's a lot of new information in this book, Jane's power is chanCold Reign starts right of in the midst of a battle and the action doesn't let up. There's a lot of new information in this book, Jane's power is changing - again. Bruiser is learning more about his Onorio powers. Even though we learn a lot more about Jane's supernatural world, the book does still leave plenty of unanswered questions for future books. The immediate threat is concluded, but the game is still being played.
Jane has spent much of her life alone and isolated and there's a good deal of feels in this book regarding Jane's newfound family. This has been a theme over the past few books, but this book specifically gave me all the feels when Jane muses over the ways her life is changing.
I thought it was great that all of the major players had a chance to have their moment of peace and growth in this book. Eli confronts a small piece of his lingering PTSD from his time as an army ranger. Alex starts to act more like an adult. Edmund gets the chance to prove his worth to Clan Yellowrock. There's also a bit of well-deserved closure for Jane and ex-boyfriend Rick.
The one thing that irked me in this book was that I felt cheated by the Jane and Bruiser situation. I've been 100% rooting for them since the Ricky-bo days, but it still felt anti-climactic (pun not intended, but I'm owning it anyway). The book felt like it was building up to this grand emotional revelation between her and Bruiser and I was kind of let down by it at the end. Unless I missed something, I didn't see the purpose to Jane being out on that boat and it felt like an unnecessarily contrived way to force the issue. ...more
Interesting view of a world where anyone murdered comes back to life and how that changes society - from operating rooms to illegal fight clubs. WishInteresting view of a world where anyone murdered comes back to life and how that changes society - from operating rooms to illegal fight clubs. Wish it had been longer!...more
This was Vaginal Fantasy's February read and a free Kindle book... so why not?
I didn't go into it expecting much and I didn't get much out of it. ItThis was Vaginal Fantasy's February read and a free Kindle book... so why not?
I didn't go into it expecting much and I didn't get much out of it. It was a fast, easy read but nothing really stood out about it. I didn't find anything particularly intriguing and the twist at the end was rather obvious.
One thing that really irked me was that early on in the book you find out that the Jade has not been told the whole truth of her ancestry. I understand that this is the first in a series and I understand setting up for big reveals in later books, but the fact that she isn't what she seems is SUCH a focal point in this book that I was actually upset that there was no reveal. ...more
Halfway through the book, I had one of the strangest thoughts I've ever had reading a book: "What the hell is Mercy's personality?" I think this was around the point that she was driving back to her house to stay safe while the strong werewolf men did all the dirty work. Yes, I know that was the smart thing to do and it moved the story forward, but what kick ass urban fantasy heroine let's the guys do all the work?!
The world building left much to be desired. There wasn't anything unique in her werewolves and vampires, which I found disappointing. On the other hand, the idea of the Fae in this universe intrigued me but it wasn't expanded on enough to catch my attention. I wish she would have made werewolf-like and vampire-like Fae creatures and completely ditched the mold.
It kept me entertained, so I can't complain, but it's not a series I'm planning to revisit....more