Love this book love this narrator. The was a very good book I totally enjoyed it all the way through.
A great book - what an amazing story between the lively Daisy and the tormented Ian. It nearly had me in tears when Ian thought Daisy was dead. Poor thing. The introduction of the gimps was another new species with interesting possibilities. I love Kristen Calihan's storylines with all its twists and turns. I'm getting into the historical stuff. Moira quirk didn't dissapoint and actually did an awsome Scottish accent - not the usual horrible attempts from some narrators, that are like nails on a chalkboard to my Scottish ancestry. I can't wait for book 3. I will definitely relisten to this series.
The voices. Both heard in the heart and by the ears.
Firelight. Because there isn't another. I hate this question! Books are individual works of art... and no two can ever be (or should never be) alike.
Its flawless. Her voices, both male and female, with a myriad of accents and situations are smooth and believable with a comfortable cadence and timber. Well done!
Oh yes! I cried plenty... held my breath as I willed certain story lines to not be what I thought it was. ... yes... plenty of reacting!
This series melds fantasy and regency romance into something new and verrrry enjoyable. And fortunately no vampires!!!
Just like Firelight, Moonglow is great from any angle: Good story, great characters, a lot of emotion, and the world continues to evolve. Moira Quirk is a name that puts me at ease. Have no doubt. Narration is never an issue with her. If you like the genre, pick this up. Winterblaze is being released next month. Can't wait for Poppy's story!
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Firelight may have knocked my socks off but Moonglow positively swept me away! You don’t just read this book but actually live it thanks to Kristen Callihan’s vivid descriptions, limitless world-building and irresistible characters. Once you enter her Darkest London universe you’ll never want to leave! Moira Quirk’s narration took some getting used to but once I got into the groove I was just as mesmerized by her voice as I was by Callihan’s superb writing.
This book requires your complete intention in order to be able to fully grasp the brilliance of it so don’t start it unless you’re prepared to commit! Darkest London is not just a locale but rather a living, breathing entity; so much so that it felt like a third (albeit welcome) wheel in Ian and Daisy’s adventures. I couldn’t help but marvel at the number of threads that Callihan introduces and then masterfully weaves into this story. Everything has a purpose regardless of how insignificant it may seem and all of them will come into play again before the end.
Daisy’s character is an interesting combination of warmth and steel; I loved her sunny disposition just as much as her immovable will. She’s an empowered woman in a city were social conventions reign supreme and I enjoyed watching her assert her newfound freedom. Kristen does a nice job of redeeming Ian’s character after his less than stellar actions in the previous book. His back-story is heartbreaking and helped to explain his earlier behaviour which went a long way in earning this reader’s forgiveness. The sex is steamy, erotic and memorable, especially the carriage scene!
The werewolf plot line kept me engaged with its politics, history and the intricacies of its subgroups. I also really enjoyed the way in which the author revealed the link between her books; it goes beyond the three sisters and came as quite the surprise! Moira Quirk’s English and brogue accents are well done but difficult to understand at first, especially when paired with the Victorian vocabulary. At times I regretted not having read this book because seeing the words instead of hearing them would have helped. However, once I got over that hurdle it was smooth sailing and I adored her narration.
The ending is unexpected and wonderfully crafted with just the right amount of build-up for the next installment. Moonglow is the perfect book to get lost in!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, though I couldn't manage it in one sitting. The plot is expanding nicely, so that while the second book ends, there are more things I have started to be curious about for whenever the next book comes out. I eagerly await Poppy's story, at least I am pretty sure it will be hers. I hope so.
I am looking forward to the next book. I hate getting hooked on a series and then waiting for the next. In my world, they would be available immediately. Just kidding, but I loathe standing in line, figuratively and literally!
The author gives some interesting twists in explaining her paranormal world while not being too over the top. The murder systery and romance had a nice balance that didn't leave me wanting more of one than the other.
My favorite scene, by far, has to be the coach ride.
Moira has a pleasant voice and does an excellent job of British/Scottish accents. Quite believable.
I liked this book a little better than the first (which is a rare for me). I suppose the main characters really came alive with their cheeky/independant personalities. It was heart wrenching to learn about M's abuse from her former husband, as well as the family history from I's previous marriage.
The part that just didn't do it for me was at the end, when M leaves I's bed to take matters into her own hands inorder to achieve immortality. I thought that was a BIG decision, that I wasn't convienced she had thought through, potentially, causing problems in the future that she might not know about (since she just learned about all these different creatures and herself recently). Simply, I hate it when characters jump into a decision feet first and don't ask for a second opinion from someone who knows more than they do. That's arrogance.
All in all, I thought it was a wonderful addition to the series. The ending was left open for the story of the third sister (the oldest of the three). Her husband left her after an attack on his person and him finding out about who she is. I could really feel her pain and loneliness in the short blurb at the very end. Can't wait for it to come out.
Again, wonderful British English, but this time seasoned with Scottish and bits of Cockney. Very entertaining!
As opposed to Firelight, there is much more action in this book, along with an array of interesting supernatural creatures, mistery and intrigue and the end is somewhat unexpected. Everything I could hope for in a book!
I very much liked Ian Northrup, although I didn't (probably should have) expect it from the first book. Daisy and I didn't click as much...
My expectations grow higher by the minute for this series. Can't wait for Winterblaze!