Exciting and sad!!! Totally enjoyed the book!! Rachel grabs the bull by the horns and also more! Newt comes more to the fore on this book...measuring her Everafter as it shrinks. Ku'Sox is back on the attack more then ever and Bis is learning more as Rachel's familiar! This series is better and better with each book. Though in the last one Rachel gets hurt terribly and beat up bad...she comes back fighting! More characters die (sniff) a few that will shock the socks off you. Jax is back, gotta feel sorry for the bugger but it is good he is. Ivy once again take the background on this and this is good. That Vampire lure thing was kinda freaky to me.
Robin D. Owens is my all time favorite author and before she went Audible I've read all her books in her Celta series and love each and everyone of them. To understand most of what is happening in the series you must read from book one, HeartMate and read about Rand T'Ash and Danith D'Mallow and then follow in order of series...it steps beautifully through this world of Celta and tells of it's history and people. I cannot express enough of how excited I am that Robin D. Owens has finally allowed her series to be on Audible and I've got them all on my wish list. This one, the first in the series is written about Rand T'Ash, a greatlord that lost everything in a fire and then reclaimed his heritage. He's had a tough go but on his last passage he made his heartgift and knows he has a heartmate. He has a tough time claiming her because of the restrictions on how to go about claiming a heartmate but Danith does come around. She coming from difficult backgrounds too. An orphan, told she had no flair only to discover she does and a rare one at that curtsy of Rand who tested her himself. I'll not tell no more because there is adventure and fun (via a precocious Fam cat Zanith) and an assortment of colorful characters. Robin D. Owens has a gift in her writing and makes me wish I could live on Celta myself and have a heartmate!
This series just keeps getting better! I very much so enjoy Heather Blake's writing talent and Coleen Marlo's narrations! Once again Darcy finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation but this time the deceased's spirit has imprinted to her and she finds she has to solve his murder to help him pass over. Also Nick, her love interest and cop is embroiled into this and there is pressure on their relationship due to it and of course Nick's co-worker Glenda...who also is in love with him....causing it. The book has it's funny twists, mystery and magic.!!! Loved it!!!
I've always loved Molly Harper and her humor. Again she blows me away with her quick wit and cast of characters she has. This time around it's a wickedly twisted well written ghost story that weaves around a Nerd Millionaire, spaz of a cousin, goofy best friend, sassy cleaning lady and shy gardener. Throw in a dilapidated mansion on a haunted island and a few vengeful of villains...a promising witty thrill ride. Get your popcorn, twizzlers and soda...have a great read!!!
It seems that this series just gets better with each book. Now Clarey has a problem. She's in love with Jac....who is her brother. So she is dating Simon...which is on rocky roads now because he is turned to a vampire fully. ZOINKS! Valentine Jac and Clarey's father is sturring up more troubles with murdering the silent brothers and other downworlders casting Jac and Clarey into bad light with the counsel. I'm loving this book!! I love the twist and turns the author is taking it and Natalie Moore is excellent in the Narration!
When I started to read this book it was absorbing but then it got to be unbelievable and unrealistic as to how the main Character would know certain things or do things that she'd never known before. I was sorely disappointed by some of the writing as I think it got sloppy in some parts like the author wanted to rush the story line or didn't know how to write certain scenes. As I said it was okay, somewhat far fetched and didn't absorb me as I usually get absorbed into a book.
For short insight: Alexandra Belarus is a struggling artist that finds out some pretty dark secrets about her family and finds herself in a fight for her family and digging into her grandfathers past. She finds out she is a spell mason and has the abilities to manipulate a craft of magic with stones. She also somehow awakens a gargoyle that is her guardian through this.
Right from the start it was exciting. I really wanted to read the book before watching the movie and I'm glad!!! The book does follow an "A" typical plot line, which I won't ruin for those who haven't read it but I love how the writer puts her twists and turns on it. I'm really looking forward to the next book.
For a quick note: Clary is a strong girl who follows her gut and instincts through the book to find her Mom and works with people she doesn't know and discovers a pretty heavy secret about herself and her life that she wouldn't have known if her Mother had anything to do with it. In this she finds more family and creates strong bonds with people she wouldn't have normally hung out with but finds she needs also.
A strong book, with a strong plot and good characters!!!
Finally get to hear Dougal Kincaid's Story. In the "Love At Stake" Series, earlier on, Dougal lost his sword hand in battle with the Malcontents. He's always the soft spoken of the Vamps and very loyal. A background character that you smiled and felt sorry for. Unfortunately, I felt sorry for him through this whole book! Sad life and sadder way to become a vampire. It touches base on his childhood of slavery, how he came to be playing the pipes and his music in general. Highlights on his lost love. Also touches on his new prosthetic hand that Roman made him that he can control with his mind. I never knew what a mopey Vamp he was! Leah is no better. She's his love interest. A brainy child who grew up smarter then the rest and became a scientist. She has a few hang-ups herself and found myself wanting to reach in the book and smack her a good one a few times. The story does improve when you get further into it! I loved the Angels part in it and a face off with the demon Darifer.
Werebear Howard finds romance finally!! Doughnut loving hunk falls for a mythical amazon of a gal who's ancestors were the originators of his kind? He doesn't know it and was raised with the legend but he has had the hots for her since seeing her on a "Flip this house" show as one of the designer/workers. Of course this not so little gal doesn't believe in the hooey of her 'mystical' path and has Aunts that are batty in her book but she loves (one lugs a gun about. LOL) but she finds herself falling for the werebear and trying to heed her Aunts crazy warnings. Of course if you've followed the "At Stake" series as I have...you'll see all your favorite characters involved and laugh, nearly cry for and cheer on Howard. He's not as simple as he pretends to be in all the other books. Pooh Bear can growl!!!
Harry is back from the dead...Yay for that...but he has healing to do and Mab on his heels with her training of him. People from his life needing him and he's torn between helping them, saving himself from Mab's training and suspecting everything that is going on. He also learns more about the Island. Jim Butcher has put twists all over the place in this book and it is wonderful!! Another in the A+ column!
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