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The series starts with Guilty Pleasures, I highly reccommend that book to start. The series is VERY good from book one until book 10. In the first book I did feel like I had missed something, the characters had met some time ago and there was a history. Despite that after a couple of chapters I really got into the book. The series has ALOT of action and mystery. Book 2 is even better. The series is very dark and often gruesome. The descriptions of the crime scenes can be disturbing but the story telling is so good it is worth it! I often got chills and found the stories could even be scary. If you can handle that you should definately try this series. It is VERY different from anything I have ever read or listened to. There is a little romance and sexual tension that starts in book one and builds over time. After book 10 it takes quite a big turn and there is TONS of very discriptive sex. This book Obsidaian Butterfly is one of the best. It tells more about Edward, one of Anita's friends and there is non stop action. Again, very violent, sometimes I can't believe "it went there", but that is why it is sooo good. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, NEVER PREDICTABLE! At some point they change who narrates the books, some of them even have sound effects, growling etc. I still really enjoyed it.
I really love Ilona Andrews. The characters are always fun and more than they seem to be at first and the action is always great. I really like this start to this new series. are some of the characteristics/ themes of the romance part predictable? yes, but it is done well and my interest never waivered. you have the stubborn arrogant male (which is still fun and i love) and the female who gives him a run for his money. i think this series has so much fun instore i can't wait for the next. if you like other books by Ilona Andrews i think you will like this one. definately worth the credit.
Phil Gigante's voice.....wow, both Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross do a great job. you can tell each character from the other and they really bring the book to life
i almost did listen to it all in one sitting
first let me say, this book was not what i was expecting. This was primarily a Mac and Barons story, which i absolutely LOVE them so once i got myself in that frame of mind i was very into it. Dani wasn't present for most of the book. i really love her so in that sense i was a little bummed. The characters of this world are fantastic, i love the action parts and sometimes laughed out loud. there is a couple of parts where Mac does alot of "reflecting" and i was ready to move on to more action. I really do love this series and cannot wait for the next. if you haven't started this series, i always suggest starting with book one of the "Fever" series. some stuff is quickly recapped but you REALLY would miss too much of the growth of the characters and important details if you just started with this book.
totally worth credit
the narration is always fantastic, best ever, the story is STILL terrific, still funny, still action packed, still hot...oh yes..sometimes after a few books the romance of it all takes a backseat and never has the same spark in some series BUT NOT HERE! this series is worth starting from the beginning, there is so much evolution of the characters you don't want to miss out. I love this series.
everything, I don't think anyone else could deliver the way she does!
i would recommend this. it has some similarities to other books in this genre but enough fun, new interesting stuff that it kept me really entertained. love the gargoyles in the book, that is a fun addition to the paranormal romance! it is true that the lead female is a little weak and the action pretty much happens with her sitting on the sidelines a good portion of the time, but did...very MINOR SPOILER...use her vehicle as a weapon to help out in a fight and that was hilarious! SPOILER OVER....not everyone can be a kick butt bad ass super hero, I'm ok with that when the character has other great qualities that contribute to the story and she did. the other characters, some of which are very bad ass, lead me to believe there are going to be some really good books to look forward to. Tavia Gilbert is a terrific narrator.
i haven't even finished this book yet but had to write a review. this is the 3rd book in the series, and it is fantastic. you NEED to start this series from the beginning, waaaay too much happens and there is so much character developement you would cheat yourself if you started from book 2 or something. laini taylor's writing is poetic. descriptive isn't even close to describe it, poetic...she uses different words, she is not typical in any way, and paints a total scene. not sure how else to describe it. she doesn't simply say someone feels a loss, her comparrisons and depth of description are quite beautiful even when she describes something terrible. some may find it too wordy or too long even but i feel she doesn't take it too far, i think she tells an excellent story. it is a different kind of fantasy novel, there is so much going on, battles, love, hate, sooo much. the first book is good but they get better as you go. you might feel the lead female to be slightly immature in the first book but i think that is kinda the point, she really grows and i think the series is great. worth the listen. very good narration too.
I would recommend this series. I always encourage people to take the time and start with book 1. the author does give a brief recap of what is going on but you really miss out on some great stuff and significant character development if you skip books. it makes the lead characters more "believable" when you have gone through their growth "with them". Starting out in book 1 and 2 you may find a few inconsistencies in things the author tells you is possible in this world. stick with it, the books, story, characters, and narration get better and better with each book. they really are fun, there is a lot of action/adventure, magic, mystery, comedy, unique characters, creatures and some of awesome sexual tension! Cassie is a great heroine, worth the listen. Hunt the moon, book 5 is the best so far, tempt the stars, book 6 is good but just a little slower. definitely worth it, try the series.
yes, I would recommend the series starting from book 1. you could definitely start with a later book in the series and figure out what is going on because the author gives a brief recap. However, if you do this there will definitely be something lacking in the story and your feel for where the characters have "come from" and you won't be as invested in their relationships. it is worth it. Kara's character is growing, the mystery is good, there is action, and they are fun.
i would recommend this book. i think it is a good second installment in this series. i will definately get the third. I feel there is a lot of potential here, and the author is just getting the ground work down. interested to see where this all goes. there is still self doubt with the lead character Kara. She doesn't yet see her own potential and value but she is definately growing. Her power is growing and taking an interesting turn. The mystery is good, the crime scences are descriptive but not as shocking as the first book, not quite as dark. the romantic/sexual tension is good. The narration is good as well. give it a try. i would say you should start with the first book because it flows better that way. you don't want to miss how Kara got where she is, however they recap enough in this book you would get the basics.
I really liked this book. sure the lead female was a little weaker than I first expected but I feel like she had grown by the end of the book. I feel like as I get into the series she is really going to transform. not every lead female starts out of the gate kicking butt, they all got to start somewhere! I certainly wanted more by the time I was done with this one. lots of potential! The crime scenes were pretty descriptive and they talk about the torture of the victims, some may have a hard time with it but I never felt it was way over the top or just for shock value. the mystery and drama of it were done well. I am definitely getting the second one in the series and put the others in my wish list.
absolfreakinlutely! the print version is fantastic but Lorelei King brings something soooo great to the story. she was made to narrate this series. her timing is fantastic and she can totally deliver the snark!
if you haven't started this series you NEED to. start with book 1 and enjoy. they get better and better as you go, which says a lot because they are so good. mystery, suspense, fantastic humor, wonderful paranormal characters that are very unique, great story telling and VERY HOT! thank you Ms. Jones for keeping it hot!!! this is the fifth book and the chemistry is still intense, never boring.
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