I'm a 30-something paranormal, mystery, and humor enthusiast. For me, the main character is the most important part of a book.
This is a fun series. It is sometimes classified as Steampunk, but there aren't a lot of steam elements (basically none in the first) and few in this one.
The romance is there though. It's not necessarily 'instalove' more insta-lust with a growing affection.
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
I have really enjoyed book 2 in this exciting series. As the first book this one also has a perfect mix of everything. It's thrilling mixed with lust, love, suspense, and much more. Looking forward to the next book :)
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!
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!