To negate all the NEGATIVE reviews
I’ve listened to the 2 preceding books from this series (Dragon Bound and Storm’s Heart). When I read the reviews about this book I actually thought of skipping it all together but then decided to give it a chance. So far I am about 3hours in and I am LOVING it! I actually love it more than Strom’s Heart not because of anything in particular - I just like this book better. The book is definitely NOT bad or boring. It is fun as much as the first one. I will write an update as soon as I am finished but I just wanted to write a positive review since all the negative reviews threw me off when I was contemplating to buy this book.
The book had a great deal of new characters, which were fun and interesting to meet. Diana and Mathew’s relationship evolves and grows in several directions – again amazing.
There were several unexpected twists, which kept me up listening late into the night. If you didn’t read the first book you shouldn’t even think of reading this one because it will be a waste.
If you read the first one and loved it, you will LOVE this second book as well. Personally, I felt this book was as amazing if not even better than the first book. Since you feel as though the characters from the first book are your friends and the new one’s are simply an enriching addition.
I can’t wait for the third book and the only thing that saddens me is that the third book will be last in this trilogy since I simply LOVE the characters from both the past and the present.
The narrator is GREAT! I think she makes this book smooth and lovely. When I read some of the negative reviews of people who complained that the book was too long I believe those people read the books instead of listening to them. The book comes to its magical life with this narrator.
This book combines supernatural with good plot, funny moments, and light romance.
The first 15min are a bit boring (not at all indicative of the rest of the book) and the name Tarabotti is a bit irritating to the ear but once you get used to that (10-15m) the book is GREAT!!!
I fell in love with the characters :)
I would like to say that I've read the other audio books by Molly and this was the worst.
It took the story 6 hours to get marginally better. For the first 6 hours it detailed without humor or any interesting twists the misery which is being cheated on and divorced from in a small town. Since I am (for now) a married never before divorced female these were painful, dragging, sad, but unable to identify with the character, 6 hours.
Then it got a bit better - the part where she is getting over the sad part and becomes funny aka last three hours...
I would like to point that I've listened to the whole story on a speed of 1.5 or 1.25 (thanks to iphone)
On top of this(!!!) the writer describes the process of book writing in unnecessary/not funny/ little addition to the plot detail at which point I was about ready to go to speed 2.0 aka to skim/skip the book.
My point is - unless you were cheated on or divorced from and would like to rehash those unpleasant feelings (OMG why would you?!?) - do not read this book (if neither of these 2 experiences happened to you do not read this book)
However if you are in the process of recovering from either being cheated or being divorced this book might EITHER give you girl power feeling
OR push you over the edge into depression.
This being said I did like the other 2 books by the writer - she is funny - even in some parts towards the end of this book and I will buy her work again - though I will read more carefully the plot of the book before jumping into that decision :)
The story took HOURS to develop and only became relevant and interesting at about 2 hours before the end of the book which is pretty bad...
To give the book its due where it deserves - the book was funny all the way throughout.
The narrator was alright as well.
I got this for a sale and decided not to return it because I wanted to give this series a chance and really wanted to like it - no such luck
I want to start by saying this is my type of book. I like these books and I usually enjoy the hot sex, plot twists and funny moments.
Unfortunately, the first five hours had little to no plot development. All the twists came in the last hour. Weak twists with no humor just irritating commentary. The character development was shallow and it was hard to identify with them. The world and its creatures with the intricacies of the relationships was poorly introduced.
The sex scenes were slow to develop and quick to end.
Simply not interesting or exciting. I skipped through several sections hoping it will get better - it didn't even the last 30minutes was choppy and lacking.
Try "dragon bound" if u r looking for a good serier with sex, twists, witty, and entertaining.
Narration - I listened to the Night Huntress series and LOVED the narrator. This book has the same narrator but Bones is not the main male character here and I really didn’t like the voice she did for Mencheres (the main male character in this book)
Story Line – The story line starts slower than usual and it took me good 2-3hours to get into it to a point where I actually wanted to continue listening. Once that beginning was over with the story was fun and exciting as usual. I liked the twists in the story although I could anticipate some of them.
Overall when I was done with the book I was glad I bought it. However, I should mention that I bought this book on sale.
The best book in the series – these books just keep getting better
I have waited for this book for about a year!!! Unfortunately this series (unlike the other ones I listen to) is not complete yet which means there is a lot of anticipation between books.
However, this book was WORTH the wait!!!
There is a bit more information revealed about Charlie’s background and about her protector (son of Satan).
I loved that the book has several story lines which keeps it entertaining and keeps you guessing. Charlie is funny and crazy as always.
Sadly, the book ended too soon and now I will have to wait again until the next one comes out :( wish she could write these faster but maybe then they wouldn’t be as good.
FYI – I really wasn’t all that impressed with the 1st book and the 2nd was alright but the 3rd and this one are AMAZING!
Not sure I can add anything on top of what has been already said but I wanted to write a review on top of giving it 5 stars because the book was that GOOD!
I will say first that I finished the book within 2 days which is saying a lot for a 24h book. And now that it is over I can’t stop thinking about the story. It was amazing! I am afraid to buy the second book because of the mixed reviews it received and I don’t want it to spoil the taste of this amazing book. Yes the book ends with a cliff hanger, I hate when that happens. No the book has NO sex scenes.
The characters are detailed deep and interesting and the story has so many folds that you just can’t wait to hear the next bit of information.
Loved the narrator and the French accent she did (I am not French and have no idea if in fact that is how French ppl speak – nor do I care)
Worth every penny and especially the one credit!
If you can SAVE the book for NEXT year when all 3 books will be available that would be GREAT for you but otherwise just dive in and ENJOY!
Overall if you never read the series this book is ok
HOWEVER, I read all the books prior to this one in the series and I agree with some of the other reviewers:
1. the begining of this books is TOO similar to the book of Syn
2. the books are starting to resemble each other
3. the book lacked depth and developmet of charachters
The good part was that this book didn't have those horror stories about a miserable past :) it had a few references to that but no specific painful details :)
This book was light and fun :)
Pleasant way to spend my drive home and even has some twists
I read the 4th book in the series before I read this one and it didn't spoil this book for me
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