I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
At first I thought, "Oh no, I've gonna be bored through another book!", but then I got swept into the story and I really liked the characters. It's a good listen, even though it's not packed with "HOT" sexual situations. Of course it's a series and Eugenie's story is just getting started, but I'm willing to part with my credits to hear it.
This is worth checking out if your into Fantasy/Sci-fi.
Going to check out the second book. Book one builds into the second book.
Jennifer isn't bad but I prefer better inflection. She is not a "breathy" woman narrator which I prefer. In other words she isn't overly dramatic. She did a good job.
Buy the next book.
I don't know what it is with women authors and explicit descriptions of sex. If this book was written by a man it would have to be sold in an adult video store not a supermarket check out line. I don't like to read about women's fantasies any more than I like reading about men's narrated or not.
I like the action though. Unlike other female authors, the action is good. More action less loquacious pontifications on your feelings. Richelle does have her moments but overall her story is well written and diverse with mythical creatures and strange magical feats. Action being what it is, and it is fast, characters fall in love way to fast and convenient to move the plot along. One page . .. meet mister nobody, next page . . . let's have a baby together. It's that fast and it's kinda funny.
I'd like to think that this genre of books is about having fun and going on an adventure. I therefore dislike it when some of these authors try to make it sound serious. This author too has her moments but some of the comedic charm pulls it together.
Overall, give it a chance. I have spent far more on far worse.
This book was a very good surprise, I thought wouldn't like it but the character has great deal of humor and likeability. The story flows well and is a very good spring broad into the other books. Some people have compared it to The Harry Dresden Files, and while one can say there is a slight spirit of comparison I don't think it is a fair comparison. All I can say is listen for yourself to make that choice. I'm not a conservative, but one or two of these sex could have taken out, exchange for more action. and I must say that comment stands for the other books as well, though a minor comment. Lastly regarding the last comment about Harry Dresden if he was getting that much action, he would not have needed all those cold showers.
I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!
As a long time fan of fantasy/sci-fi, I have tried to get into this new paranormal romance stuff. I have read Briggs, Moning and a couple of others. This one I have liked the best so far. The story is creative, easy to follow and fun at times. It started as a good statement on bigotry without rubbing it in our faces. I thought the sex scenes were good and I feel sorry for those who do not believe that sex is a part of life and therefore should be included in more writings. I still am not a fan of this genre, but I may try another RM series.
i read the other reviews before i decided to buy this so i was fully warned but did it anyways. i loved her academy series, couldn't put it down, it was wonderful but this one doesnt seem like it's written by the same person. first off the narrator put me to sleep, her voice has no excitement to it and is very mellow all the time. the story didnt keep my interest and had way too much sex in it for my liking. i havnt even finished the book yet because i keep falling asleep or losing interest and having to rewind. the plot is very predictable. i'm going to try and push through and finish this book because i am a fan of her work but so far i am extremely dissapointed and felt i should share. this might be a better book if you go out and buy a $5 paperback copy and read it yourself.
Easy going listener, I only write reviews is the book is really good or really bad.
It's second to the Richelle Mead's Succubus series. Elisabeth Rodgers is a better narrator than Jennifer Van Dyck. Sorry Jennifer. I got used to Jennifer's voice, but man, you can't beat Elisabeth's.
One of her three spirits that work for her. He always wants to kill her. (No names so I don't give anything a way.)
Jennifer is okay, Elisabeth Rodgers is better.
Maybe a two dayer
I love the twists and turns.
As far as Richelle Mead books go this isn't high on my list of favorites. I would choose a different book of her's to recommend.
One of my biggest issues with the performance is that it felt like an old blank & white detective movie. It was a little hard to get passed
Honestly I was just not crazy about this book. The heroine is lightly unlikeable. The whole fairies and other world stuff just wasn't her best work.
I wasn't crazy about the novel. The plot seems rater archetypical and I missed the humor that I enjoyed so much in her succubus series. Maybe more of a teen novel except for all the sex scenes.