I bought this on a whim and a sale, so without much review or research. It was interesting, but I won't be getting any more of the series, I just didn..Show More »'t like the lead character that much so I don't really care about what happens to her or the unresolved elements of the story.
I liked that the author did not spend time on explaining how the 'reality' or 'world' of this book came to be, just accept that there are humans, vampires, werewolves, witches, and other creatures that all exist and many have interesting powers. If you are the sort who needs explanations, this might be bothersome. It didn't seem to be necessary, just go with the flow so to speak.
I'm thinking this might have been listed under romance, but I'd put it under fantasy/sci-fi. There isn't any romance but there is sex.
Liked the first book in this new series from Arthur. I loved her Riley Jensen series, and this is several years down the road from that. Many of the s..Show More »ame characters. I didn't like the narrator quite as much, something about her voice bothered me. Risa is a strong if somewhat confused heroine but likable all the same and the other characters fill out the story nicely.
I just finished this book and bought the next one. It's not that the story is so bad, not near as good as the Guardian series, but entertaining enoug..Show More »h. The problem is the the narration by Saskia Maarleveld, she reads these books with so little personality, unless you want to count irritable as a main emotion, that I find I don't even like Risa some of the time. I looked forward to her being an adult, she was such a vibrant child in the Guardian books, so much personality. And our sexy male lead? He sounds even less appealing than Risa, like a dull dimwit. And I don't understand all those pauses in the middle of sentences, they are just long enough to make hold my breath, waiting for her to pickup the reading, it's just awful. Did I mention she reads these books flat as a pancake? After using Angela Dawe for the Guardian series, I can't understand why she would allow this person to read and ruin the Dark Angel series. I will be downloading a ebook if the 5th book isn't the last book.
Not sure why so many on Amazon are giving this 5 stars. Not sure what Keri Arthur is thinking these days. Maybe she's becoming like Gena Showalter and..Show More » no longer interested in the details of the relationships in her books. While I'm all for a great story line I also read these books for their love interests and how they ultimately come together. After reading page after page and nothing more than hints about Risa and Azriel's growing relationship, we get a rape scene with more details than the love scenes. WTH? On top of that, Risa can't seem to make intelligent choices to save her life....literally. A sign of that was the bad feeling she was having up to entering the warehouse, yet she does it anyway. A bigger sign was the ending. It just blew me away. She gives Lucian the benefit of the doubt a dozen times and one perceived mistake on Azriel’s part signifies the end. Talk about ungrateful and small-minded thinking. It was over the top. Beyond all that you have the meandering of Hunter’s schemes which add nothing to the story line. You also have the incredibly strong, intelligent family members better equipped to deal with the situation yet she keeps them in the dark. I loved her Guardian Series, but have felt cheated since the start of this one. She never lets Risa grow nor learn from her mistakes. She doesn’t let Risa have the intelligence to reach out to those who might know more than she does. She writes Risa as weak minded and weak acting. Risa is a far cry from Riley Jensen. This series is just a shadow of the Guardian Series. By the end I was totally done and have decided I will not buy the rest of the series. Maybe if it comes to my local library and my disappointment has abated, I’ll listen to the final books. Maybe.