I don't know. I read the first three because they started the book together and I wanted to know what happened to all three. I almost bought the fourth book because it is Wandas sister...or in this book it would probably be sistah...ugh...but I haven't been able to bring myself to do it...I just don't know if If I can handle her saying killas and fu#@tards any more.
I couldn't stand the main character. I would have never returned her call...there is tough and prickly with a heart of gold and then there is annoying, immature and stupid.
I got to see the Wanda and Marty.
I couldn't stop wondering what the vampires did before blood banks. In normal vampire books you have to drain the persons blood and then give them the vampire blood to turn them into a vampire. Basically she got nicked by his fangs... I would think that if there were vampires for thousands of years before blood banks and they had to drink....and every person that they drank from became a vampire...the whole world would be over run by vampires by now....or did they just kill everyone they drank from....hmmmmm?
yes it inspired me to find my local werewolf pack and ask them to bite me...who comes up with these questions....?
The first book the killas and hellas were annoying. The second they made sense with the character even though they were still annoying. The third book they were annoying and stupid and even more out of character than the first book. I mean...this is WANDA.... these weren't teenage boys these were door to door cosmetics sales women in their thirties....
I find it strangely amusing.
When she was trying to understand the serial killer. And then when she is whining to wyatt that she is upset about the serial killer being stupid and not being able to dehydrate an ear properly.
OK. So in my review of the previous book I mentioned that ALL of the characters are completely amoral. Case in point - Wyatt, the boyfriend. Their relationship is a romance novel flipped on its head and soaked in acid.... instead of the night in shining armor rescuing the helpless female and then engage in steamy moments...you have the helpless human male being protected by the serial killer demon who at one point shares its deepest fantasy....along the lines of...I want to put you in a bathtub full of blood and strangle you with some entrails that I am gnawing on.... Instead of running screaming....he's like..can we use wine instead of blood....hot stuff...uh huh...any who.... He sees her in her demon form. She offers in all seriousness to kill a rival that he lost a video game tournament to. He knows that she kills people...and he is like...well babe I'm going to play video games and then you are done killing and torturing people we can go have some hot wings at the bar..... I kept thinking about women who are married to serial killers and people are like..how did you not know you were married to a monster.... and yet I like them all....crazy
It was a fairly unique world for me. Interesting.
None that I have read.
I don't know if she should be complimented or insulted...but I totally bought her as a self absorbed, hedonistic, amoral, demon. Normally I would have found the slow pace annoying...but it worked perfectly for the character.
um...nope....not a moving moment that I can recall.
I don't usually like demon books, or books that involve possessions. I just find the idea of two personalities sharing a body just....I don't know it sounds annoying and creepy and confusing....and that is the normal run of the mill possession....this demon shreds and tortures the person to death and absorbs them into itself...and I am somehow ok with that... I find myself shaking my head that I actually like these characters. Everyone of them is completely amoral. I find her likable and funny even as she is killing and torturing people for fun. Not in an evil, take over the world kind of way. Just in an amoral damaged child torturing ants for fun kind of way.
Lots of people seem to like it. I guess if you like lots of irrelevant details, insta-love and a whiny character who constantly is on the verge of causing death to herself or others with her inattention and carelessness.
I don't know...I am scraping the bottom now waiting for new books from my favorite authors.
A major revision of the main character is the only cure.
This book has the dubious distinction of being the only book I have ever listened to entirely on 3x speed. I bought both the print and audio versions...and by darn I was going to finish it. I was moderately interested in finding out what happened. The heroine fell firmly into the too-stupid-to-live club. You might think it was because in a 24 hour period she narrowly avoided killing someone with a car because he vanished into thin air; walked into a restroom door hard enough to give her a goose egg; fell off of a cliff while taking pictures; and gave a strange man a ride home. Nope. For me, it was when the father-figure in her life found out that she had to be rescued while dangling from a branch on the edge of a cliff...and he freaked out and told her she could have been killed and needed to be careful. She whined that he was too overprotective. She. Fell. Off. A. Cliff. She responded the same way when he reacted to the near vehicular homicide and giving a stranger a ride home. She was 26, I think. Even a 12 year old would have more brains than that. How should he respond? "Good job, Honey! Make sure you hit the rocks below next time!" She clearly needed a caretaker. There is more, so much more that I could say. But I think I will leave it at this. I have a smidgen of interest in happened in the other two books. If someone would right a paragraph describing the outcome I might read it. I don't think I have the stomach for two more books, though.
I wouldn't rave about it...but if someone asked me about it I would say it was ok
I just don't feel super attached to any of the characters.
She did pretty good with all of the characters.
I might watch it on Netflix.
I liked it enough to look for book three, but I don't know if I will remember it by the time book three comes out. More than likely a year or two from now, I will be waiting for books from my favorite authors, desperately searching for something and find the book and not remember that I read it.
I just love Beast.
I haven't been to fond of any of the love interests. For the first time I really liked Bruiser. I love the things he does to court Jane. I loved when he met Beast for the first time.
Beast is best. For weeks after listening to one of these books I randomly hear variations of "Stupid Jane." In my mind. She is the best animal character that I have ever read. I love how she is growing and changing along with Jane and how they are starting to work together more.
"Dead things. Hungry things. Do not go back to den of dead hungry things."
Jane is awesome. She isn't perfect. She isn't whiney. She is funny. She doesn't sleep with every guy she sees and then emote endlessly about whether she should have a relationship with him. She isn't selfish or stupid or any of the things that heroines can fall into. I mainly read paranormal romance... I like the relationship aspect. That being said, this series is so engrossing that I don't feel cheated because this isn't a main focus. I love Eli and the kid and Molly and Angie baby and all of the guys. The bad guys are bad guys. Most of the supernatural community are self indulgent, hedonistic jerks. And there is Jane trying to do the right thing... which often means staking a bunch of vamps. I would start at the beginning of the series. Because you would lose a lot of fun and might be really confused if you started in this book. Besides you have 8 books of total awesomeness to read...
Maybe, if I could be sure that I wasn't going to skip through pages of being educated about dom/sub. Probably wouldn't listen to Gregory Salinas.
I was most interested in discovering the heroines big secret. It was the only thing that kept me reading. I was least interested in the ad nauseam discussion of dom/sub. I feel like If I am really into that (which I am not) incorporate it into the story in way that is sexy to people who like it. If I want to learn about it I will go read "Domination for Dummies," or something. If I am not into it...you are not going to convince me by pontificating about it in a romance novel.
cyborg reading "male-love-interest." I tend to avoid reading novels where a main character is a woman read by a man...It normally just doesn't work for me. Strangely in this novel I like him reading ALL of the characters (even the women) better than the main male love interest. I just hated it.
My additional comment is not specifically about this book in particular. I don't know where else to comment. Maybe audible will hear me. I can't be the only one who really wishes that they would start cleaning up the categories to make them easier to find what interests us. I choose romance because I am interested in the main focus being the relationship of the main couple and how they deal with whatever mystery, paranormal or other conflict that is going on. If I wanted pages and pages of push the envelope sex I would choose erotica or porn. If I wanted to learn how to participate in certain lifestyles I would buy how-to books. If I wanted to feel justified in my lifestyle I would buy essays or nonfiction. I am not into threesome, bdsm, bondage, or homosexuality... I don't care if audible has them. I just wish I could easily figure out whether these are a main focus of the book so that I can identify if this is something I would enjoy reading. I am tired of plowing through endless books and finding one that seems interesting only to realize at the last minute that it is about something that I don't care to read about. ..I would think that people who appreciate those things would like it too.... If not maybe they could add a category for minimal, tasteful, vanilla hetero sex when appropriate to an other wise well written story....
Yes it was entertaining. Good series as a whole. Didn't feel like I was reading porn. Major Good vs Evil Conflict with different baddies in the series. Mystery to solve, Romance. Interesting take on Angels/Demons..although the Angels seem worse than the Demons???????
I love Renee Raudman. She brings everything to life and is good at differentiating between characters. The only thing that was a little off to me was Sidney. The accent seemed to come and go...and sometimes it sounded like Aunt Bea. I had just listened to Ilona Andrews "Magic Rises." before I started this series. I was still sad that Aunt Bea had died. And suddenly I am thinking..wow Aunt Bea didn't die....she is going to offer them some baked goods...wait a minute..what is Aunt Bea doing as the love interest for Alyce...oops wrong book. So I kept picturing her love interest as a middle aged, female, Bouda... I don't know...it may have just been me. But I would let some time pass before I listen to this particular book after listening to the Ilona Andrews series or listen to this series first.
When his father told Simon he was proud.
I like the fact that all of the characters are SO different and the females don't follow a cookie cutter pattern. I like the fact that they aren't doormats or perfect. I also think that the life of Alyce before she met Simon could make a really creepy ring-like movie..with the waif in white sneaking up to kick some phantom but and then vanishing...really creepy...
I enjoyed the book..but would probably read it next time to see if it was better....it seemed only so so to me.
I enjoyed that it wasn't immediately revealed who she was running from. or why.
No. I tried really hard to find a way to describe what bugged me about the narrator. She sounded like a collage Sorority sophomore reading in class to her hunky, older professor who she is trying to impress.
Not listen to the other buy a narrator...
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