The second book in the Iron Fey Series takes up shortly after the first one leaves off. Just like the Iron King, the Iron Daughter is non-stop action and impossible to put down (turn off). I liked the first book in the series a lot, but I loved the Iron Daughter. Can't wait to start the next!
Best: Kept you guessing until the very end.
Worst: I thought it was going to more of a psychological thriller (totally my fault) so I was a little disappointed that it was not.
It was very interesting and there were just enough clues to keep me listening without giving away the ending.
He did okay. In general I am not a huge fan of male narrators and the way they make women sound. But Brick did an okay job of differentiating between characters. I also thought his voice was a little old for the age of Jake.
I thought the premise was great. I enjoyed the story but thought the execution could have been a little bit better. I realize it is fiction and that the author needs to make certain things happen for the mystery to unfold and for the main character to be able to find the clues. BUT I thought there was a lot that was just a little to coincidental.
I liked that it was supenseful! I kept listening straight through just to find out what the big secret was! The whole story was a little convoluted. While I enjoyed the story, it was a little hard to believe that the President could keep such giant secrets hidden during a campaign let alone once he was actually President.
Of course! I always enjoy David Baldacci books, even the lesser ones.
I always enjoy Sean and Michelle. But the whole side story with Michelle's mother's death in this one was a little odd. I didn't really like that story line, and felt that it didn't add anything to the book. I'd even go as far as to say it took away from the big story and I got a little bored. If I had been reading the book instead of listening to it, I would probably have skipped over those scenes.
Yes. If you have enjoyed the series so far, then Indigo Spell is a great addition :-)
Not sure. While they are spin-offs of the Vampire Academy books, the farther into the series, the less like the VA books they are. Magic takes a center stage in Indigo Spell, so maybe a Discover of Witches? There is the whole forbidden love between a vampire and witch thing going on.
She is a decent narrator, not my favorite, but far from my least favorite.
The previous two books are told from Sydney's POV, just like this one, but there is a lot of Jilly, Eddie, and the other Moroi/Dhampirs. But this book is very Syndey/Adrian focused, which if you like their romance is a great thing. If you don't care for it as much as say, Rose and Dimitri's, then you might not like this book as much as the previous two. You get to meet Marcus, and find out what his group is all about. You find out what you already know about the Alchemists, that they are likely in league with the Warriors. And you get to attend Sonya's wedding, which brings us back to the VA cast. Rose and Dimitri, and Queen Lissa and Christian, are at the wedding, but we don't get to spend too much time with them.
Sydney is being hunted by a bad/evil witch, who happens to also be Mrs. Terwillinger's sister. In turn, Mrs. Terwillinger teaces Syndey how to defend herself, and Sydney and Adrian travel around the state warning other young witches that they may be in danger from Mrs. Terwillinger's sister (Veronica?). This activity keeps Sydney and Adrian around each other, and falling into romantic situations, despite Sydney's best efforts. All the while, Syndey is trying to decide whether she wants to break ties completely with the Alchemists or continue to work as a double agent and uncover more of their secrets. Working as a double agent is very risky, but leaving the Alchemists means leaving Adrian, Jill, and the others behind. No suprise which she chooses :-)
I love the developing relationship b/w Sydney and Adrian. I had my reservations in the previous book, but I like how they are connecting over their mutual feelings of being disappointments to their families.
They are obviously close to the Vampire Academy books, since the characters are the same. But, while Sydney is not Rose, she is strong in her own way. Where Rose is outgoing and outspoken, Sydney is more reserved. She is easy to underestimate, which would be a big mistake for anyone who does so.
When Sydney taps into her natural witchy powers to locate Sonya, even though it goes against everything she has been taught. She believes the friendship with the Vampire is just as important as her values.
Yes, and I did.
Even though the characters overlap with the Vampire Academy, the series is good for every different reasons. It doesn't read like a spin-off; although, I wish that we saw more of Rose and Lissa since we see so much Dimitri. And I am still curious about what happened with Tasha and Christian!!
Yes. I didn't care for the ending. I thought it might be the first in a series, but since it doesn't appear to be, I was just sort of let down when it ended. If it were the first in a series, I would have given it a higher rating.
Made the ending different or something along those lines. The ending made it feel like the entire story didn't matter since nothing changed and all of the hard work of the main character was almost for nothing.
I thought the performance was pretty good.
It would be a good TV series. But it would need more to it. As a stand alone book it felt unresolved at the end.
I liked the premise a lot. I enjoyed the story and characters, I just wanted a better resolution. Or a sequel. While listening, I enjoyed it a lot. After it was over, I was disappointed that nothing changed with the main character's situation. I liked the backstory as to how the town came about and why, and I really thought that the author could have done more with it.
If the book didn't have so much going on. There was a lot going on, but nothing really happening that held my interest. I just found myself uninterested.
Focused more on one story line. Maybe focused more on Hannah and only Hannah and her story.
It was okay. If you are a fan of Iris Johansen it might be worth reading. It was just not the same quality (in my opinion) as some of her other works.
I have read a lot of Iris Johansen's books, and enjoyed most of them a lot. I like the depth of her characters and the bigger picture story lines that she normally has. I was really looking forward to the continuation of the story about Marinth and whether or not it was the fabled Atlantis (which I think is what it is supposed to be). The idea eco-terrorism angle should have been interesting, but somehow just was not. I found all of the characters flat, which was disappointing since I have met most of them before and found them very interesting, but that was not present in this book. It was almost like too many past characters were brought together in this book and each individual one's personality got lost in the mix. Shadow Zone was not bad by any means, just not great - it was just okay. Many of Johansen's past books have been re-reads for me. This one will definitely not be.
Very close to the top
In general I enjoy all of the characters. Angel, the 13 yr old gangbanger, is always one of my favorite characters. I love that he has stuck around to watch over his mother. Quintin, a new addition in this book, shows promise of becoming one of my new favorite side characters. He is sweet and sure to be a great supporting member of Charlie's entourage.
Tough one. Lorelei King is a terrific narrator, in my opinion. I think in this book, Cookie and Aunt Lillian might be my favorite performances. While I always love Charlie and Reyes, I have trouble NOT thinking of Stephanie and Merolli from the Stephanie Plum books since I listened to all of those too and they have the same narrator.
Yes, and I did!!!
Love the t-shirt quotes at the beginning of the chapters :-)
I would read another book by Kalayna Price, but I am not sure about listening to another book narrated by Emily Durante. She wasn't a bad narrator, just not my favorite and I didn't think her voice was right for the main character.
Most likely. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoyed Discovery of Witches and books like that.
I didn't care for the performance as a whole.
I liked the story, but wish that the world building had occurred a little earlier. It wasn't until halfway through or so that I really understood how the world was set up and it had been something that I was wondering about the entire time.
One of the best! The narrator is terrific!
The death of a major character and the sort of death of two others.
Bones is always my favorite and she does such a great job with the accent.
I wondered where Frost would take the story after the last book. And I have to say, I never say this coming. The suprises start from the very beginning and pretty much never stop coming. Cat and Bones once again put their love to the test, and not even the emergence of a Vampire who swears he married Cat before bones can pull them apart. Spade, Ian, Mom, Rodney, Vlad, and all the other good ones are back. Vlad proves he isn't the jerk Bones thinks he is. Cat and Bones adopt a new member into their entourage: a ghost! And the Ghoul Queen of New Orleans, Mystique comes into play, and I assume we will be seeing more of her in the future. A major character dies, permanently. And another major character dies, but comes back as one of the undead. Definitely the best of the series thus far!
Neill's characters were great. Merrit was a strong lead, Mallory was a great best friend, I loved Grandpa, and of course all the men :-)
Yes. I would be interested in reading the second book in this series
No. I enjoyed the book well enough, but wasn't overly taken with it. Some stuff was funny, but I had no strong emotions either way.
While the characters were great, the plot was just okay. The whole take on Vampires was much different than anything I've ever read. Having been in a sorority myself, the whole initiation/rushing process was humorous and original to Vampires. But the big reveal at the end as to who the killer was, was a let down. All-in-all a good book with great characters and an okay plot!
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