rambunctiously soft spoken.
I found myself screaming at the very skilled narrator just get on with it ,this ramble someone decided to make into a novel just made me angry hoping I could get past the fact that the author decided it would be a great Idea to have the panther our lead turns into to talk in first person though out the hole novel one or twice I could have forgiven but ARRRRRGGGGHHHHH ,It dragged and I was begging to get to the end ,maybe if your a cat person this will do it for you but I'll be giving the rest off the series a miss.
I am not a professor of literature like previous reviewers make the impression of, i have not read other books/series by this author for comparison so keep that in mind as you read my review. A review i read on amazon (i like to use other sites to get broader opinions) compared this book to that of Patricia Brigg's Mercy Thompson series. I would NOT go that far, but it wasnt bad. I gave it three stars (and not higher) for two reasons. First, it did take me 3 hours of listening to get into the book. This was mostly for the second reason though- I really disliked the dialog when Jane was in her other "forms". So much so that i skipped one chapter entirely because it was bugging me so much. Eventually however you get sucked into the the plot enough that those few chapters are bearable. Other than that, i found the story and characters interesting and well developed. I will probably try the next in the series at some point but as it is, i do not regret the credit spent.
Great narration. I like to list this first as it can make or break a story.
Loved this story. Easy listerning and very entertaining. Will be impatiently waiting for any new books in audio from this author.
I really enjoy it when readers with similar reading interests list their favourite authors and series. It really helps me find new authors too follow. Mine are Charlaine Harris, Jeaniene Frost, Jennifer Estep, Faith Hunter, Molly Harper, Ilona Andrews, Kresley Cole, Deborah Harkness, Nalini Singh, Coreene Callahan and Sherrilyn Kenyon.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes vampires and a fresh look at the concept.
I thought the characters were interesting. They draw you into the story.
Khristine Hvam did a great job of changing voices without taking away from the story itself, very smooth and entertaining.
I didn't want this book to end but was dying to see how it would end, it did not disappoint.
Happy to have a new author to add to my favorites!
Book was listed under ROMANCE, but there was none to be seen. Story was interesting if a bit muddled here n there.
I'll be honest, I couldn't make it more than a few chapters into this story. The writing wasn't bad per say, but focused more on cool sounding slang than plot or character development. The performance was distracting with mispronounced words and very little attention paid to a very distinct dialect.
This was a good first book, I noticed several reviews complaining about the dialog between the main character and her alter-ego of sorts, and disagree with those assesments. the secondary personally of the main character is a character itself, and considering that it's not human, I find the change between main character and alter ego, while at first a little disorienting, it's still functional and fleshes out the characteristics and personality of both egos, and helps to give perspective into how both personalities interact and get along with eachother. Over all I enjoyed the story, and the pace, I found the character development truly felt out and individual quirks and habits of the characters really build a good image of the characters in one's mind when reading. I look forward to reading more of this series. I also hope it doesn't go the way of another female vampire hunter series i use to enjoy which has been reduced to sexually explicit garbage with little to no character or plot development.
I found the heroine and her backstory to be interesting and fun. She's a kick-ass character -- sort of a Cherokee Lara Croft with touches of Kinsey Milhone. And the idea of sharing her body with The Beast makes her even more interesting.
The book was too long -- it really needed some editing. There were too many confrontations with the Rogue -- over and over -- I kept feeling like the next confrontation needed to be the final one. But it wasn't. Over and over. Also I was bothered by the author reminding us numerous times about characters. They were essentially reintroduced a number of times as though we might forget them.
There were brief hints of possible romances. I'm interested to find out how this progresses as we move to later books.
The narrator did a terrific job. Her southern accents were great and her take on The Beast was spot-on.