While this wasn't one of my favorite books in the series, I still enjoyed the book. Really enjoyed that Kidd was included in the book (from his Kidd and LuEllen series), probably my favorite part. Lucas is aging well, and like always, it was a pleasure to read one of Sandford's books.
Jane Yellowrock is the Queen of the kick-butt Urban Fantasy woman heroes. It has been great watching her evolve as this series continues.
This latest installment has Jane and her security teams scrambling to prepare for the European Council to visit when trouble starts. While this book definitely stands on its own, it is obvious Ms. Hunter is building up to the next book in the series.
Vampires, magic, fighting, with a little romance thrown in makes for a great listen, and Khristine Hvam is one of the best narrators I have listened to.
Really, really love this series!
Have followed Rachel's story since the first book, been through the good times and the bad times, through the laughter and the tears. Sorry to see the end of such a great series, but glad they are going out on the top.
This installment was not the best book in the series, felt that Ivy has been missing from the last few books of the series and she seems so needy in this one. Being the last book in the series, loose ends needed to be tied up and a conclusion had to be written, all in all, I felt that the book ended up in a place that I wanted Rachel to be.
If you are a fan of Urban Fantasy, or like a good, well written story full of action, humor, a little romance and mystery, you will love this series.
I would like to thank Kim Harrison and Marguerite Gavin for the many hours of enjoyment, hats off to both of you, would not have missed a second of it.
Wow, this series is definitely my favorite Urban Fantasy series. Well developed characters, a rich world of fantasy that has been cultivated over the series, and a strong female lead. This installment did not have as much interaction between the characters as in previous books which gave it a different feel than the other books, less of a warm, homey-environment feel, but the direction the story went, makes it all worth while.
If you are new to the series, to really appreciate the storyline, you should probably go back to the beginning and enjoy the books leading up to this one. The narrator, Renee Raudman, is one of the BEST!
This book is a little darker than your typical Urban Fantasy. The main characters are drug addicted criminals, make no excuses for it, and content with who they are. The world the author creates is well developed, the bogey man in the story is frankly, kinda scary!
I enjoyed the book, it kept my interest, and I will be checking out the next book in the series.
Like all the other books in the series - funny, silly, likeable characters and a good story.
I love Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series. Definitely in my top 10 of all time. I avoided the Lincoln Lawyer series because I had never been a fan of the legal thriller. That was until I read this series.
Michael Connelly has given us another character that you can't help but love and root for at every turn. The novel moves along quickly and is not weighted down by legal procedures, etc. But it does open up the world of the trial lawyer from the defendants perspective and gives the reader a view of the inner workings of the justice system from that side.
Great plot, great characters, extremely well written. A great story all around. I recommend all the books in this series.
Can't even decide if I liked the book or not.
The story takes place in an alternate universe where the main character gets pulled out of her world to solve a series of crimes. I just kept asking myself throughout the book why would a universe run by centuries old vampires and other magic creatures, find it necessary to pull a young human FBI agent into their world, at great cost, to solve a series of crimes in a world they were totally unfamiliar with? Too many questions that are intricate to the plot are left unanswered or brushed aside.
The "bad guy" was one of the more interesting/likable characters in the book, but the crimes he commits are absolutely atrocious, so I had to keep reminding myself not to like him. The main character tries really hard to come off as a total bitch by being obnoxious to everyone around her, yet she just goes along with the fact that she has been kidnapped like its no big deal. Did not like her at all.
Haven't decided if I will go any further with this series. I think the author could redeem the series with better character development, toning down the torture murders, and explaining the world and the choices that were made a little better.
This book is comprised of Short Stories from the world of the Jane Yellowrock series. These stories are written from the perspective of the characters telling the story, which gives us insight into their characters that you just can't get from Jane's point of view.
There are 11 stories, which have been published previously in various places and 2 new novellas. Not being a fan of the Anthology books that are published with works of various authors, I had missed most of these stories.
I am SO glad that I purchased this book. The stories are fun, adventurous, exciting and leave you feeling that you know all the people in the series a little better, and have a better understanding of who they are, and why they act the way they do.
I usually steer clear of young adult books, but I am glad I listened to this book. Great storyline, interesting characters which were insightfully written, and a world which develops as the the story unfolds. Was sad to see the book come to an end, and will definitely check out the next book of the series.
Your hooked on a series and you get excited when the next book comes out, because no matter how good or bad the story is, you get your fix. Ms. Hunter delivered in Black Arts!!! This latest installment was one of the best in the series and probably my favorite. If you haven't read the series yet, I envy you, go back to the beginning and catch up.
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