Steal the Day picks up several months after the events of Steal the Light. Zoey's after the friend and crew member she lost in the first installment.Steal the Day picks up several months after the events of Steal the Light. Zoey's after the friend and crew member she lost in the first installment. She's also still torn between the two men in her life. Thankfully for me, a non-fan of love triangles, Lexi Blake has chosen to take this potential triangle in a different direction - more like ... an oval? - and I couldn't be happier. Zoey is, that's for certain.
“This is going to be wild.”
All things seem to be looking up for Zoey. In addition to the smoother edges of her relationship with her King vamp husband and Prince fae lover, her supernatural circle grows to include angels, she's learning more about her new world and those in it, and her crew's able to form a let's-hope-this-works kinda plan to rescue her witchy friend. But, when the party's taking place on the Hell plane, you just know things aren't gonna stay rosy.
I enjoyed this installment more than the first, much to do with the "smoothing" mentioned above, and have high hopes going forward. I look forward to reading future installments sooner rather than later. ...more
Steal the Light introduces us to Zoey Wharton, a thief like her father. He's a legend who rarely accepts new clients. She's looking to prove herself,Steal the Light introduces us to Zoey Wharton, a thief like her father. He's a legend who rarely accepts new clients. She's looking to prove herself, compete with the best, make her father proud and she feels her team, made up by Daniel (vampire), Neil (werewolf), and Sarah (witch), are perfectly capable of stealing the Light of Alhorra for Harry Wharton. The payout?“... five hundred thousand up front, with another five hundred on delivery of the object.” So taken by that amount of money, she skips the checks she normally runs before a job accepting immediately instead. The problem? She learns too late that her new client is a demon. Now, her soul and the soul of Daniel - the love of her life, her former fiancée, and secretive uber-vampire - are on the line.
“Just remember that when dealing with demons, the devil really is in the details.”
While I enjoyed getting to know Zoey and her team, as well as some of the other supernaturals in Zoey's life, there was a (dreaded) love triangle. Yet, I found myself intrigued by both men and the shared history between Zoey and Daniel made this story element a bit more tolerable for me. The book was a quick read and as many things are coming to light and quickly changing in her life, I'll likely continue to read on in the series sooner rather than later.
Of note, I jumped ahead in the series/spin-off and read Ripper (Thieves #6, Hunters #1) first. I didn't find it hurt not having read the five previous Thieves books first, but I will continue in order from here on out to see how the two connect. They, so far, seem to be set in the same world featuring new main characters and some character crossover (Thieves --> Hunters).
The Vixen and the Vet was such a heartwarming tale of the building romance between an up and coming, currently unemployed reporter and a reclusive, woThe Vixen and the Vet was such a heartwarming tale of the building romance between an up and coming, currently unemployed reporter and a reclusive, wounded war vet. What I loved best ... it felt realistic, painfully so at times. As a USMC wife who was born and raised in Virginia, it was easy to visualize Savannah and Asher's small town and its inhabitants being both welcoming and judgmental, sociable and private.
... he came home, and she came home, and two misfits found comfort, found friendship, found something that resonated in each other.
Many thanks to the author, Katy Regnery, for donating part of the proceeds from her Modern Fairytale stories to Operation Mend, an organization that has made a difference in the lives of over one hundred wounded veterans.
Blurb @ Amazon: In the start of an enchanting new series, the New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles creates an unforgettableBlurb @ Amazon: In the start of an enchanting new series, the New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles creates an unforgettable fantasy world . . . one that is forever changed when an army of giants invades. The kingdom’s only hope? The discovery of a form of magic that will call the world’s wondrous beasts to fight by the side of humankind."...more
The last fifteen years of his life had been about the world revolving around him, being the ultimate authority figure. But here and now, he realized
The last fifteen years of his life had been about the world revolving around him, being the ultimate authority figure. But here and now, he realized she could be his sun.
Even though we'd met the self-centered, playboy prince in a previous book and he'd popped up a couple of times since then, I was still surprised he was getting his own novella. Yet, I found myself drawn to this couple and their story. Day is a fantastic character; she's strong, principled and self-aware. Kash, while also brainiac smart, is nothing like her. The snippet we see of their time together in college had me rooting for their HEA.