I think this was dubbed as a trilogy, but it's wide open for an ongoing series. I hope there's more installments to come, cause it's a good series, and I've grown accustomed to a few of the characters. This could probably be deemed Will's story, but so much goes on with other characters, that it was only a portion of the ongoing battle with Mathias. We were introduced to a few new interesting people whose stories I'm sure will become integrated into the next of the series. If you like vampire tales, with vampire politics and romance, then this book will interest you. It's definately an ongoing story, so start with "Redemption". I like this narrator that has done these last two books. She seems to do different voices well, with Merrin being my favorite.
This series just gets better, with a great cast of characters Nicole Poole brings to life. Silver finds out about her origin, who her family really is, and starts to trust again. This is an ongoing struggle as her new family widens in this installment. Nero is still a threat, Adam faces new obstacles, Silver gets a new opportunity with bodyguard included, prejudices become apparent when Logan and Silver try for a relationship, and Justice faces off with an old nemesis. A good series for sure.
I have read several of Ms Kearsley's novels and have enjoyed them very much. This story is enjoyable, and follows her usual formula with past intermingling with the present. That being said, I had a hard time getting invested with these characters. I had listened to half of the book, before I really cared about what was happening with any of them. I can't put a finger on it, other than there was quite a bit of rambling on and on at times, and Mary's adventure wasn't much of an adventure. Our modern day translator, Sarah, was also a rather dull character.
For fans of the series, it's not hard to say that this could possibly be the best yet. Jane's life is coming together finally with finding the much needed family she missed out on, and getting the kind of boyfriend she deserves. Along with that she and Beast have bonded as one, working and feeling in harmony. All this is a good thing, because she's battling the Son of Darkness, the most powerful of vampires that goes on a killing spree across the city. It's non stop action and exhaustion for the security crew, as Jane is ordered to take his heart, but leave him alive to return to Leo. That's a tall order that requires the assistance from the witches, and Molly still can't be trusted with her dark side. Brute the werewolf has an intriguing role in this book, sure to develop in future books. As always, Jane goes through more personal growth with her quest, where she decides exactly what she is, as a metamorphosis takes place. Love the narrator, she's Jane.
Sometimes series are just too long. I don't know why authors ruin a series by dragging it out. I loved the Black Dagger Brotherhood for years. They were totally original bad a... tough guys, that loved hard and fought harder. In the last couple of books, something has been lost from that original idea. I miss those nasty Lessors, the fight scenes, the tough talk camaraderie of it all. This one takes the cake as far as love stories go, because the author seems to really dislike her two main characters. Trez has been persecuted since birth and Selena has only been "good". They deserve a HEA. Even though Trez and Selena highlighted the novel, there were so many secondary stories going on, it made your head spin. Mainly the whole book was a set up for the next two books, namely bringing in Paradise and Craige for the upcoming "Blood Kiss", and spotlighting Rhage's survivor's remorse as an intro to the next BDB novel.
The Shadows left so many previously dangling ends from other books, it's beginning to look like fringe. It touches on Xcor and Layla to the point of annoyance. Just do something with them, please. Assail is there, but tossed aside again, what's the deal with Lucas who begs for death and denied,(where euthanasia is presented as an acceptable practice in the vampire world, which brings me back to the author not liking her main characters), and what happened to Murhder? It would seem to me with 22 hours of listening that more could be settled.
For the paranormal romance fancier, this series is turning out to be a treat. Not so much romance, as a romantic teaser. Silver has plenty of men in her life, all special in their own way, all out to protect her from Nero who wants her light. Logan Cross is the new 'man' that forces himself into her life, with unwanted intentions. Silver's life is in jeopardy once again, but the fun of this story begins.
The story line is getting much more interesting with a couple of new characters being introduced, making "Impulse" a must read.
This to me was just an OK paranormal love story, but did have the typical annoying heroine. I get real frustrated with main characters that can't read between the lines and figure out what trouble they are in. For instance, when she had beings stalking her wanting to do who knows what, and she's going to go in to heet at any time, but doesn't seem to care to find out anything at all about what will happen during that period of time, she only insisted on going back to her apartment, instead of staying where she can be protected. Then, it seems every man she has ever dated (or known) is out to rape or kill her all of a sudden (What's up with that?).
If you like the formula love stories where the heroine can't get it together til the end, and the two main characters are in love, but mutually think the other one doesn't love them back, then this one's for you.
She's attacked, saved by one stranger, then saved by another stranger, and still another stranger runs to her rescue. I don't know what's so special about this girl, but the men seem to know, as everyone wants to protect and maybe love her. She's not without her enemies though, that want her for hidden reasons. That's where the story becomes interesting, the mysterious part of it and hopefully we will learn more about Zoe's special gifts in future installments. As for this one, it's a nice beginning that introduces us to the mage world, that she's been thrown in to.
Always my favorites, the Werewolves and Vampires. I don't think I would ever want to read any of these books, when Amanda Ronconi is narrating them. Her delivery adds so much to the story that undeniably it wouldn't be the same without her voice. This one has the usual predictability as most of the series does, but who cares when they are so enjoyable and always leaves you feeling good.
The publisher's summary says it all, as to the basic plot of the story. Everything is going right for Poke, but that is seemingly coming to an end, when Rose is caught up in a counterfeiting scheme, and his long lost Father shows up bringing more danger to Poke's family. What the summary does leave out is the wonderful character development and how you truly feel you know these people along with their struggles. It's an engrossing story that doesn't let you down.
Enjoyed the book, but will probably read the rest. The narration tended to take away from the excellent story. My first introduction to the Alex Cross character sparked my interest in hearing more from him and his peers.
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