This book is action packed, with a nice steamy romance thrown in. I enjoyed the plot. The action was fast paced and I found it hard to wait to see wha..Show More »t would happen next. The paranormal parts of the plot were understandable, tied closely to judeo-christian religious mythology most would be at least somewhat familiar with. There are rather graphic sex encounters in this book, and if you are offended by such things then beware. However, the book certainly doesn't center around the lovemaking, and when it does occur, it fits into the plot. The characters were engaging in their roles. The only complaint I found with the book overall is the dialogue of some of the characters. It's a bit of nitpicking, really. I believe the author was attempting to make some of the main characters come across as tough and "street smart", but I felt she really overused abbreviated words, cursing, and slang in general to the point that it felt a tad contrived. I felt Eric Dove did a great job of narrating the story. Overall, a credit worthy read.
Although I rated this book 4 stars, I would have preferred a 4.5 rating if it was possible.
First, for the positive. If you are a J.R. Ward and/..Show More »or Black Dagger Brotherhood fan, Crave (and Covet) will not disappoint. For all of the fans who disliked reading about the Lessers in BDB, these books have much less detailed background about the demons so they will be pleased. What we do learn about Devina helps us understand her quirks and makes her into better evil being.
Ward has created a great leading man in Jim and he just keeps getting better. His character is coming along nicely. Jim's 2 sidekicks are becoming more likable and we are learning a little more about them.
I thought the narrator, Eric Dove, did an excellent job. I know that many fans were unhappy that Jim Frangione of the BDB series did not do the narration with this series, but I did not find a single problem with Dove. In fact, I think he did a fine job with Isaac's Mississippi accent.
As for the negatives of the book, there was one torture scene that was a little too graphic for me. I would have preferred to hear about that scenario in a little less detail. I'm not usually squeamish, but this is not for the faint of heart.
Grier and Isaac started out smoldering, but by the 2nd half of the book they had dropped by several degrees into a lukewarm relationship. It was a little disappointing.
There wasn't nearly as much "branding" in this book as in the BDB books. but most of it was well placed in the plot. A few spots missed completely. I'm all for slang and branding if the character calls for it, but a 50-something year old, suit-wearing, rich lawyer calling mushrooms "shrooms" is pushing it. Not likely to happen.
Overall, I think this book is a solid 4.5. I tend to get bored unless a book is very good and this kept my attention all the way through. I am waiting for the next book in the series. I think the series will continue to improve and I predict the next book will be a solid 5 stars.
I'm so MAD! Who was the genius who thought that speeding up this narration was a good idea? I've listened to the first hour and had to go back several..Show More » times because I couldn't follow what's going on! I've listened to hundreds of audiobooks and this has never happened to me before. So far it seems like the book is one big paragraph without punctuation because the narrator is just rushing through. There's one part at the beginning where Mathias is supposed to be reflecting the bad things he's done in his life and it goes so fast that it almost sounds like the legal disclaimer in medication ads. I'm tired just listening. (Not blaming Eric Dove who did an amazing job with the previous books but the producer or whomever makes those decisions.)
I woke up at 5am on the book release day and the first thing I did was check Audible to see if the audio was available. I checked several times during the day and bought it as soon as I saw it - didn't even bother listening to the sample because I loved the previous 3 books. BIG MISTAKE! If you compare the narration of the first 3 books with this one, you can tell there's definitely something wrong. All the other books are around 500 pgs. in print and around 14 hrs. hours in audio...how can this book have the same number of pages but be almost 2 hrs. shorter?
Somebody fixes this or I'm returning this book. I just bought this audio because I loved the narration...if this SUCKS, then I'm definitely not reading this in print.
(Rating is due to the speed of the narration...if I understood what was happening, maybe I could rate the story more appropriately.)
This installment of the Fallen Angels series is definitely a game-changer. Jim’s decision to save Sissy has impacted his ability to “play the game” a..Show More »nd it leaves Ad and team with dire consequences. It seems that Jim, Sissy and even Devina are now at a crossroads and every decision they make can have a long and lasting impact on how the rest of the war is played out. I can’t even begin to imagine what JR Ward has planned for the continuation of this story. After 5 books I’m still surprised and shocked with how this story is unfolding.
Possession focuses more on Jim Heron and Sissy and less on the soul in question. It was a little different from the previous books but definitely added to the intensity of the story. There is so much more to come with these characters and I can’t wait until the next book. I haven’t been this excited since book 1.
On a technical note, I’m glad the audio team worked out the issues from the previous book. Eric Dove is delicious as ever and I thoroughly enjoyed his narration.
I would recommend the entire series to any of my friends. I am an atheist, and I take all stories of angels and daemons as fantasy. J.R. Ward was bril..Show More »liant in this series with the war of good and evil. Each book in the series was better than the last. This one the final book in the series was great and had several twists that made it very enjoyable.