Riverdale, GA | Member Since 2009
I liked the book; I just didn't like it as much as the first book. If you enjoyed the first book, you will still like this one. I tried to figure out what part I didn't like. What I came up with was the underdevelopment of the secondary characters. Just my personal opinion, of course, but the book would have had a little more depth to it if the secondary characters where a little more developed. Hopefully the main character will mature as the story goes a long. How do you continue to stress that she is only a 1 week old wolf, but all of your supposedly mature wolves have put her in charge? We are not talking power. We acknowledge that she has more power, but she has NO experience but she is suddenly leading everyone, even her father. And another thing that was very irritating to me, were the fight scenes, particularly the last fight scene. No one has time to have so many long drawn out conversations with her wolf and anyone else during the darn fight scenarios. For example: When you first go into the cave, you tell yourself that you have to go straight for the evil goddess because if you don't, she will be able to throw a spell and you will end up trap a long with your mate. BUT, repeatedly throughout the fight instead of following your own advice, you go for your mate. And not only that, you map out a complete scenario of how you are going to do it and why. NO! Just NO! You do not have time to think of all that crap. Honestly, there is no way she could have won the freakin' fight with how the fight scenes were written. I know, I know. I was just frustrated with the entire cave scene. My children were laughing at me because I kept yelling, "You don't have time for that!!!!” lol
I will purchase the 3rd book and I am keeping my fingers crossed that the main character is a little more mature and that the other characters don't seem to sitting or standing around waiting for a 1 week old to make all the decisions.
I smiled all the way through this book. If you are in need of light, feel good entertainment this is the one. I truly enjoyed my time in Blayne's world. Bo and Blayne were just sweet, funny, and loveable. Blayne was like a sweet, hug-able, rabid chiwawa with the emphasis on rabid! I loved her personality. There wasn't a lot of violence, until the end. (LOL I am not including the hockey/derby action as violent) The bad guys got what was coming to them, although they weren't very developed. It was more a shifter romance than the action/shifter stories I have become used to. It was a nice change from the darker and grittier shifter stories. I liked visiting with the family :) I am looking forward to more entertaining adventures!
I had been waiting for this one. A lot of action and fight scenes. A little intrigue hinted at for future additions. I didn't get as much H/H development as I wanted to, but I still really enjoyed the book. ( it could be me being greedy)
Yes. My dragons are still yummy!
Worth a credit
I am sad, so sad. I anticipated this book for what seemed like forever. To struggle and struggle and grow into such a beautiful person and it ends like that. It may have been reality, but that is not why I read books.
Is the book well written? Yes.
Does it have great character development? Yes.
I'm I depressed after reading the 3rd book? Yes!
I have nothing else to say :(
Although I did get my happy ending I found this story very frustrating. Yes, there was a lot of action. Yes, the men where hunky, Yes the story was compelling. But the women never seemed to stand up for themselves. I was very irritated numerous times throughout the entire book because of this. It seemed that the misunderstandings were so manufactured. And you wanted to yell, "Get a freakin clue!" But that's just me. I kept thinking that the heroine and the supporting heroines would break out and stand up for themselves. Sadly, it didn't happen. I did get one good glimpse of that, but then she went back to covering her head in the sand.
I found myself reading other books in between listening to this one. So, I am not to sure if I would order another. But, hey, there is still hope. One of the sisters might just step up to the plate and grow a backbone :)
I agree with the other listens that said it was off and on. Some parts where very slow. I think the book could have moved a little faster, it seemed to drag a little. But still a decent story overall. On the slow parts I found my self concentrating on the narrator and realized that some of the voices bordered on baby voices, which is not good for supposedly grown women. I may give book two a try, not sure yet.
I totally fell all into this book. Alpha males all over the freaking place. Bad guys blowing up stuff, and a hero worthy of role in "An Officer and a Gentleman." Gwen was the bomb. A little dingy but in the best possible way, with a little "Sex In the City" thrown in. I have never seen an author pull off dingy without being annoying, but Kristen Ashley did. And girl!!! I either wanted to become one of her characters or to make them all a reality. One of the best books I have listened to period. And even though Hawk's secretary was only in the latter part of the book, she was my favorite character besides the H and H. I want a friend in my posse just like her.
Now on to Kate Russell......O.M.G.! I am soooooo totally in love with your voices. They made KA's character come alive for me. I had the biggest grin on my face. And the men sound totally yummy. Girl, when I heard the Hawk's secretary for the first time I spewed water out of my mouth! She was a hoot!!!!
Okay, if you have to ask is this worth a credit. STOP! Just go download the dang book!!!! :)
Action packed as normal. And I just love the dynamics between Kate and Curran. I am really part of the fan club :) Romantically he got in a little trouble in this one, but he came through like the true hero that he is. Kate and all of he support cast have a fantastic adventure and we get a glimpse into her past before the guild. Solid, exiting addition.
Renee Raudman it was a joy to listen to you.
Oh and the "Bonus" was a hit....Thanks!
The only thing I hate about this book is that it ended!!!!!! omg I have got to wait another year :(
Totally new twist on the biblical story. Still the same good vs. evil. But, WOW! The world is overrun with demons that only the Marked ones can see. Evangeline has been roped into God's army, even though she is a proclaimed atheist. But events are slowly leading her to acknowledge the higher power. Evangeline is a totally, reluctant, kick-butt, type of heroine! I loved her character. The two heroes, yes, two heroes. At first I loved Alec and hated Cain, but now I don't know which one to cheer for. I listened to book 1 all day yesterday, sleep by midnight, and started with the second book at 9:00 the next morning! I was thrilled to see that Amazon has the 3rd book. I just don't know if I can wait for Audible. I might not be able to hold myself back! lol Also, Eve's Mom is a hoot. I can't wait to see how the love triangle is resolved.
PS Sylvia Day and Jill Redfield you ROCK!!!! Thanks for the fantastic listening experience.
I liked most of the characters. But....I could not stand Alexis' whiny, baby talk. The first half of the book it is not so noticeable, but the second half made you want to knock her in the head and yell grow up. I have to fault the mother and the rest of the group who purposely sheltered her for that. Perhaps this book starts her character off with such an immature outlook so that by the second addition we can see how much she has grown. I just don't know if I am too annoyed with the whiny, teeth gritting sound of her to even download the second. Okay, I have a couple of questions. 1. If you know that there is a group out to destroy your daughter, why do you not teach her self defense or something other than biting her nails so she can defend herself? 2. If Tristan is the ultimate weapon, why was he defeated in the very first battle we get to see?
Now, it might be that I am drawn more towards grittier, darker PNs. This book seemed to be the Disney version of a fairytale rather than a Grimm's version. And I am sure as long as something can be done with the whiny tone of Alexis, the second book might answer these questions for me. I just don't know if I want to bother. I am normally a quick listener when it comes to books, but I knew something was wrong when I downloaded another book and listened to 18 hours of it before I could come back and finish this one.
This is just my opinion and I can see from other reviews that I am in the minority on this one. But......to each his own :)
I like the series, from the very first book all the way up to the current one. The first ones were like foreplay, the later additions are down to the nitty-gritty :) Anita just happens to indulge in a little more gritty than the rest of us. LOL
I know LKH has gotten a lot of negative reviews lately, but I liked the story. I got to visit with Ted/Ed who is one of my favorite characters. I always love her action scenes and with this rotten zombie, mini apocalypse, there were a lot of good ones. It is a little hard keeping up with all of Anita's lovers, but that is certainly not a complaint! :) Hot vampires and were-men are always a plus in my book. But then again I like a little erotica mixed in with my mystery :) I got to listen to Anita hunt the bad, kick butt, and save the day.
I guess I am confused with all of the negative comments about which direction the series is going in. If this is the direction that LKH wants to go and she is happy in her world, then stop using your credits for the price of admittance. The rest of us are just happy to be there. :)
Oh, and Kimberly Alexis I really enjoyed your voices. Your Anita voice was great!
This is a good, solid addition to the series. It was worth my credit!
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