Firstly, any words that I am about to use in my review, quite frankly, won't be enough to express just how brilliant, awesome and mind blowingly (ok I..Show More » know Spellcheck told me it's not a real word) fantastic book this was.
HKW's gifted mind creates for us a parallel supernatural world, fills it with interesting, amusing and some hot paranormal characters that are all brought to life by the delicious voices of AF and together the talented pair draw you into a multi layered plot that's filled with intrigue, romance, twists and turns with so many sub plots, some of which hint at an ultimate climatic battle between an evil entity and the handsome 13 Alpha Kings together with their (all hopefully found) soul mates and partners - the lucky lucky Queens (could be funny but no, they are all, presumably, of the female variety).
This book was an action packed, thrilling listen that was riveting and pulled you right in to the fast paced love story as Thane finds his Queen (Siobhan) but fate denies him the time to properly woo her and explain his paranormal life as she's thrown straight into his magical world containing Demons, Witches, Warlocks, Vampires, Phantoms and all sorts of supernaturals which leaves her confused, breathless, dumbstruck but...... ultimately happy with Thane (sensible girl). There is a lot of mutual 'tingling' attraction going on but the sex scene wasn't very graphic and it didn't need to be as it was emotionally intense.
Worth a credit? Well it's left me bereft - putting the feeling into words - it's like you're starving, so you order your favorite pizza, it's delivered, you open the box mmmmm delicious..... but you're only given ONE more slice - yes, it was a mind-blowing, mouthwateringly, delicious taste but you needed MORE and NOW!!! Luckily I don't have to wait long .... just 9 days (and counting) until the next King audiobook is released and I get to taste my next slice of Heaven which I've already pre-ordered. So, back to 'worth the credit?' well do you really think I'm going to say no after this review and I'm anticipating spending many many more until I reach the ultimate WOW factor and get the WHOLE pizza!!
The potential is there but this book is all over the place. It bounces from character to character and rarely focuses on the main characters. In th..Show More »e end I have no idea who the main hero is (as a person) because so little time was spent on his character development. I find myself frustrated and never satisfied and in the end I just waited for the book to end.
The other two books all seem to have a lack of well developed characters as well.
I bought this series at a discount so I will finish it because it does have entertainment value but I would not recommend spending a credit or full price.
The characters were interesting. I liked the main couple’s interaction. There was a very hot sex scene - had m..Show More »e smiling. There was a purple prose quality. Using excessively sexy/attractive adjectives was fun and campy. For example: Instead of saying he put his arm around her to open the door. It said he put his sculpted arm around her...
But, I marked it down to 3 stars due to disorganization and backtracking. I was very unhappy with jumping around. It was confusing, disorganized and hard to follow. Here’s an example.
Diana interacts with a group of boys. Scene switches to Roman a vampire doing things. Scene switches to a Guy from his POV. He meets a girl, they talk, he’s surprised she can see him since normal humans cannot. (I don’t know the name of this girl.) Scene switches to Roman. Scene switches BACK IN TIME a couple hours to Diana. She meets a Guy, they talk, etc. and I realize it’s repeating the former scene - it was Diana who was the girl that the Guy met. This is the same scene from her POV. (confusing, disorganized, hard to follow). Scene then switches to Ophelia and werewolves. Scene switches back to Diana and the Guy who fight bad guys. Diana’s friend is also in that fight. After the fight, we go BACK IN TIME and see Diana’s friend and what happened to her up until the fight.
After reading this, I read a Neil Gaiman childrens book. It was so comforting because everything was in chronological order. Scene switches to other characters were fine because they were in chronological order. Each scene moved the story ahead. Why do so many authors of grown-up novels think jumping around is good writing?
I think the author should have dropped the werewolf scenes. There were a few of them. They felt like interruptions. There was no story about them. It was like “don’t forget there are werewolves in this world.”
I was confused about the bad guys. I wanted to know more about who they were, their motivations, and what happened to them at the end of this book. But I’m guessing this is something being developed through the entire 13 book series. Maybe more was done with that in prior and future books. This is the only book in the series I read.