I have really enjoyed this series. The potent mix of satire, sensuality, and action really appeals to me. I was however disappointed by all the whinning of the main character in the book. I was very taken aback by it as the other books hardly had any! I hate to say so but at several momemts I stopped the book and because I couldn't take the victim attitude the main character was portraying. I hope and trust the next in the series will not be so bad as this is one of my favorite in the series.
On a positive note, Mrs. Harrision did lay the groundwork for the series continuation and I look forward to see where she's going with it. I won't give any spoilers but the hints are pretty exiting!
I never write reviews but I have to say something about this book! I loved it, it is edge of your seat exciting. I couldn't stop listening, I use audiobooks for my commutes to work and when I drive around town and multiple times I found myself sitting in my carport with the car running not wanting to get out because the book goes from one exciting and hilarious scene to the next! This is Kim's Best Yet!
I thought it was me. I too am/was a big fan. This book made me angry from chapter 5. The whining was beyond belief. Sadly the narrators voice just made it worse. At a point I was actually rooting for the villain. Disappointed
Sci-fi/Fantasy geek :)
Dawn Cook (a.k.a Kim Harrison) does not disappoint! Some authors let you down after 2 or 3 books, but this is book 8 and this one is just as good as the first. Some witchcraft, demons, pixies, vampires, demons, romance, action, comedy, and some top notch voice-acting make this series a pure joy to listen to.
Okay, so maybe a year is a long time to wait for a book, but it was totally worth the wait. Can't wait for the next book to see what happens with Rachel and Al.
I love books, it's my great escape.
An exciting rollercoaster ride is the best way to discribe this book. From the start to finish, I was on the edge of my seat. Even if this books would have costed three credits, I would purchase it again....it was just that good!
Yes because I felt like the characters were acting the scenes.
I can't compare to any because it is unique.
Oh my, I can't pick one because I love the whole book.
Absolutely, I can never get enough of Jinx, Ivy, and Rachel ever.
I so badly want to love these book. Mostly because of the insanely good narrator and the overall story arc.
But sadly I can’t.
There is a few reasons for this:
First of the author seems to not be able to remember 1 hour of story back. The rules of magic constantly get broken, there is no consistency, one thing is explained and 1 hour later, it is utterly ignored. The system they build is just horrific because there is no consistency at all.
Second reason: the main character is SOOO amazingly stupid, the choices she takes is so horribly stupid, even characters that have tried to sell her to demons several times, sell her to other witches, trying to kill her, trying to kill her friend etc etc etc. she is reacting to them as if they just stole her car in a “well all good and all forgotten” -.-
Her stupid is so crazy high it is pathetic, it is the “ow I can try not to kill anything and ignore how we should all have been killed because of my stupidity because of PLOT MAGIC!!”
Third reason: the plot magic I described, well yer that is all magic is in these books, it got zero consistency, zero rules to follow, and it can do and be changed in any way the plot calls for and is continually done so. Following the “rules” of the magic and how it is set up, this world could be pretty cool, but apparently there is no rule to follow and magic just works in the way the plot demands which is just ridicules.
Fourth: the main and rest of the cast ignores OBVIOUSLY 100% “I WIN” moves -.- there is so many situations where the whole problem that is in the book could have been solved by any of the books characters having the brain of a 10 year old and actually using the resources that is there to be used, but because of either plot, or an author with utter lack of memory, the cast just ignores all their tools…
The good things:
The overall story arc of demons, and two worlds, her personal powers, the policy which should lay behind (that is so often ignored due to “PLOT NEED”) and the whole magic in our world thing is pretty awesome, and it is what have kept me trying to push through the series in hope that the author at some point would run the books past someone that are well versed in magical system and general consistency of the universe that is created… but not yet..
The amount of “sexsual frustration” have been lowered to a more acceptable level which is nice :)
the narrator is amazing, if not for the narrator i wouldnt have heard these books.