SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States | Member Since 2013
I have to say I am highly disappointed with this book. I expected so much more from Gena Showalter. I guess I have become so accostomed to her awesomeness with the Lords of the Underworld that I thought she could do no wrong. So here is what I found fault with:
1. The slow paced story line. All I could think was get on with it!
2. The heroine...I found Annabelle to be very immature and highly annoying. I could have used the novel with her playing a disappearing act.
3. I didn't find Zachaerel to be all that manly, and he honestly didn't have much personality. While he had a few moments where he said something funny, he was just um...lame.
4. There was absolutely no passion. It wasn't about the lack of steamy sex that her novels usually involve, but it was about the fact there was just no passion. I could barely understand why the main characters fell in love with each other.
The good? Max's narration was great as usual.
Attention new readers who have not read this author. Please do not be disturbed by my review. Gena Showalter is great, this book just happens to be an of day and hey we are all due to have one every now and then. If you are interested in paranormal romance, be sure to check out the Lords of the Underworld.
Obviously from the rating you can tell how much I enjoyed this book. Everything was spot on from the narration to the characters to the story. This is definitely a romance novel, but one where the main characters had some pretty decent flaws-no matter how beautiful and perfect they both looked on the outside. The cover picture does not do the book justice, as it indicates more of a trashy type chic lit/erotica book which this book is definitely not.
I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase and am currently on the prowl for more books by Kim Law with Natalie Ross narrating. Need I say more? Go buy it!
I really really enjoyed listening to this book. First off, lets talk about the narration. Traci Odom did a great job and I can't wait to listen to more from her. The book had somewhat of a new take on the whole vampire thing and it was pretty action packed. For those of you who dislike sappy love stories, this one is definitely for you. While there may be a love interest, it is not the primary focus of this story.
All in all, I would not hesitate to buy this book regardless if it is on sale or not.
This was a good book, but not as good as Ilona Andrews normally writes...in my very humble opinion. I am a huge fan of the Kate Daniels series so I was expecting something as good as that series, but this one just isn't it. Even with that being said, please do not misunderstand me thinking this was not a good book, because it is. However, for the first time every I found myself a little disappointed in Renee Raudman. For some strange reason the character was supposed to be in her early 20's but she sounded like she was in her late 70's. Also, there was a bit of overacting that drove me crazy!!!! (P.S. I'm sorry Renee cause I really love your narration normally).
Ok so enough of the negatives, lets talk about the good. There were really funny moments that I wasn't expecting that I found myself literally laughing out loud to. I also liked the little romance aspect and the two guys competing for the main character.
All in all, I would still recommend this book. But I would say if you have never read an Ilona Andrews novel, please do not be turned off by this review or this book. This is a pretty interesting writing team that writes some of the most intriguing stories.
Absolutely! This book is amazing and I have no problem recommending it to anyone who likes a bit of action, adventure, and mystery!
Well its a mix of Atticus and Oberan. Atticus's adaptation to the current times was pretty cool, but I loved the humor of both of their characters.
Oberan (once again spell check lol). He did such a good job that there were moments I found myself laughing!
Of course..but then of course I couldn't really do that because of that little thing called responsibility lol.
I must honestly say I bought the book on a sale and truly delayed in reading it by like 6 months. I am so glad I finally took the time out to listen and it was such a pleasant surprise. There is no syrupy love story in here, just pure...idk awesomeness??? It was a good read and I look forward to listening to book 2...so obviously I don't need to say this but..buy the book because it is definitely worth it!
It is up there. Not in the top 10 but it definitely scored high.
Sandro. He was very masculine, honest, and focused on achieving his goals. I thought the steps he took to get to where he needed to be were quite admirable and I just love honest, masculine men, so there you have it.
She did a great job with the accent and the male parts. I think she is very talented and really made the book feel authentic and flow smoothly.
Hmmm good question...maybe something like "Fighting against it, only makes you fall harder for it"..not my best work, but hey its late and I'm sleepy.
I thought this was a really good deal. I really enjoyed listening to it. I found it very relaxing and for the price of this book you can't beat it. I highly recommend it.
Absolutely! I found it hilarious, yet touching.
Probably Nickla (I probably butchered that). I don't know I like IO as well. She is hilarious.
I have not but she is awesome. I am definitely on the look out for her now. Nicole Poole is up there with my favs now.
I did! I laughed out loud several times and people around me were looking at me like I was some weirdo.
Need I say more? Yeahyah I recommend this one!
Probably around the middle. I mean it was a good book for sure, but I have read/listened to a lot and this one isn't my favorite.
Probably when everyone learned the truth about "Karen."
I have not but I like her perspective on things. I like that she made people with disabilities a big part of her story and showed how beautiful they are too. It was quite touching and very sweet.
"At the heart of it...."
I really enjoyed reading this book. I think the narration was great and the story was very tender. If you are looking for something a little different, then I would definitely recommend this.
It was but it definitely took some getting used to. This is primarily because of the crude language. And I mean I cuss all of the time but there were a few things that had me looking at my Iphone with the side eye. I mean I had to go back and read the summary again like am I listening to porn or what? lol
I have not.
Um yeah. Kevin Foley didn't miss a beat.
Well if it was a tv series I'm not sure what channel it would be on....well probably HBO. It was a good question of who the stars would be but I can't think of any at the moment.
Well it wasn't my favorite. It was a decent read but I can only recommend this if it is on sale.
No, not with a good conscious.
It was pretty predictable.
She did great with the accents but she sounded awful in the male voices. Cameron sounded very, very strange.
No. I don't think it should be so I can't even think that far.
I have read books one and two and I am just not into this series. Guess I don't see what the hype is all about because this seems more geared towards teenagers.
Unfortunately I cannot. I just did not find this book as interesting as I thought it would be. I kept expecting to get drawn in but it just never happened.
I don't know. I think I needed more information about the characters. Maybe more drama. Maybe more flaws. I think it may have been a little unrealistic.
Well I think she did a good job. She was not bad at all, but I was thrown off in the sense that she sounded like a teenager. She sounded very young like her voice wasn't appropriate for the adult activities.
No. I can't say that I would.
This book has some good reviews but it doesn't click for me. I have heard many romances and this one just lacked that chemistry. I honestly would not recommend it.
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