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The parasol protectorate is back and formalized. In Heartless, Alexia spoils a regicide scheme and gestates while dodging vampire conspiracies. This installment of Gail Carriger???s brilliant series also illuminates Mr. Tarabotti???s past. All of the loved and favorite characters are back. Specifically, Professor Lyall, Biffy, and the infant inconvenience take center stage, but Felicity, Ivy, and Major Channing also divulge their own special brands of insight, and the Macon passion shines through the narrative. All in all, this is an excellent addition to the series and is a ???must listen???. I cannot wait for Timeless! Emily Grey is also back and competent as ever.
I have been putting off reading/listening to this fan fiction, because I really didn't like the Twilight series. But the movie is coming out soon; so, I finally buckled and listened to this book. Just as I feared, it is pretty awful and full of two-dimensional female characters. If you are really interested in good fiction about sub/dom relationships, listen to 'The Dominatrix' by Emma Allan. It is a much better book.
This is exactly what a dominatrix exploration should be. It is positive, clear, and exciting. Everyone should read this book. Wonderful job!
Honestly, can anyone get enough Trent? The answer is no. Thank goodness Kim Harrison agrees. Kim Harrison's tomato-fearful world is back in gloriously full description which enables the reader/listen to really empathize with Rachel Mariana Morgan. Great job to writer and narrator.
Thirteen is the next book in Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld series. It is billed as the last book in this series. After a listen, it is clear why. Armstrong does a great job wrapping up the series and giving all the characters an end-some happy, some not. This is a strong addition to a wonderful series. NOTE: This series was turned into a TV show in 2013.
What would happen if a large portion of the Earth’s population died due to a deadly virus spread through genetically modified tomatoes? Read this book to find out. Kim Harrison has built an intriguing world of fiction, and Marguerite Gavin has given it life. If you like paranormal stories, you will enjoy this book.
The PUPIs are moving up in the paranormal world—more employees, more cases, and more Bonnie (B) and Ben (B). In this installment, B-squared come to an understanding about the merge; Bonnie’s scrying visions become clear, and PUPI solidifies itself as an agency of fairness. If you like paranormal crime, you will enjoy this series and this narrator.
While I am not new to Laura Anne Gillman’s writing, I overlooked the PUPI series until after the fourth book was released. Finding/noticing a great series late is always a wonderful indulgence for me. I can dive into the new series and spent time really listening to the characters and following their growth over a number of books without getting frustrated by the seemingly long wait for a new installment—ehm, ehm, George R. R. Martin (cue the awkward silence). Sometimes, a binge on a new series will leave me never wanting to think about that series again (i.e., Divergent and Hunger Games), but the PUPI series does not wear out its welcome after such gluttonous behavior. If you like paranormal crime, you will enjoy this series and this narrator.
Excellent follow-up to the first book. Laura Anne Gillman has created another winning series that takes place in the Wren's world. In this installment, PUPI must solve a Cosa case to appease both fatae and humans. With only eight months of creating and implementing methodology for crime scene investigations, this seems like a tall order for the PUPI, but a challenge never stops them. This installment does a fantastic job of keeping the reader/listener interested and hoping for a new book in the series. Right story and right narrator make for a fun listen.
Laura Anne Gilman has created a wonderful new leading lady, Bonnie Torres. While most readers/listeners will not be able to relate to her affluence, everyone can relate to her immaturity and free acceptance of love in all its glorious shapes, colors, and smells. Bonnie is truly a flawed heroine that we can all enthusiastically support. Romy Nordlinger does a great job bringing this novel to life.
This is a great series, and Luke Daniels does a wonderful job bring the stories to life, but this book has a different format from the others. In this book, we get points of view (POVs) from more characters than just Atticus. I didn't care for the change in POVs. I am not sure if my dislike is because the change in POVs was so unexpected that I was unable to adapt to it or if it actually lessened the quality of the story. It was almost as if Hearne was going for A Song of Ice and Fire format but didn't capture the essence of smooth POV transitions completely. I would not suggest skipping this installment as I did for the novella but be warned about the new format. Oberon is back and still the best canine character out there. It is almost always worth the read/listen just to find out what Oberon is going to say next.
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