The story is fine, a little harlequin romance perhaps but engaging. Despite the main charactwr being a strong female the story is full of sexism, from..Show More » the denigration of the feminine lesbian under cover persona to the female characters using their 'wiles' in very stereotypical ways. The male characters seem to have better personal character than all the female ones. is this author actually a woman or a guy with a female pen name?
First things first, I have to say that the cover of this is very eye catching! Then we have a plot that sounded kick ass and put them together..... yo..Show More »u get a great start to what is sure to be a brilliant series.
Plot wise, this was pretty much non stop the whole way through. Someone is poisoning shifters and when someone very close to our MC, Sunaya, gets poisoned, she knows she has to get to the bottom of it. But things don't go according to plan and Sunaya does something that gets her thrown in jail and brought to the notice of the Chief Mage, Iannis. He isn't someone to trifle with and her freedom, and life, are put into his hands. She needs to get him onto her side in order to survive and to solve the shifter killings. I really enjoyed the meshing of shifter and magic in this book. The author has created a captivating world and one I want to explore more of.
Sunaya is a half shifter half mage, which I really liked. She kind of has the best of both worlds!! She was snarky, strong, brave and willing to do what she can to solve the murders that no-one else seems to care about. She also drives a bad ass bike!! ;) All the characters in these were extremely likable and easy to root for and I can't wait to see more of them in future books.
In all, this was an action packed, well written and enjoyable read. I will definitely pick up book 2 to see what happens.
Laurel Schroeder was really good with Sunaya. She got her attitude and snarkiness perfectly, but I found her to not have enough different tones for other characters. Sometimes I got a little lost trying to follow who was talking. Other than that, she was a solid 4 stars and read the book well.
*I received this from the author. This in no way affected or influenced my thoughts.*
I read the first book in series and decided to try the audio version of the 2nd. Glad I did. Laurel Schroeder was very good and really enhanced the bo..Show More »ok. I enjoyed this book as much as the first. Though Sunaya seemed more hot-headed than snarky here. The initial mystery was solved but the book ended in a huge cliff-hanger. A plot device that many times make me less tempted to pick up the next book. I do like the characters and this world the author has created so I will get book 3 if it has the same narrator.
This is a very entertaining series, good characters, interesting plot and plenty of action. Unlike book #2 which had a huge cliff hanger ending this b..Show More »ook concludes its story arch but the overall story goes on. The “F” word is quite noticeable in this book, I don’t remember it that much in the first two books. The word search function on my kindle app only found it 39 times but it felt like more perhaps because it seems to come in clumps. You’ll hear it 4 or 5 times in a 10 minute section then she goes back to By Magorah, an expletive for this series which seems to mean by the gods. There aren’t any actual sex scenes in this book but there are a few references to it and they seem more crude than romantic to me. Neither of the above will stop me from getting book #4 when it’s released, but thought I would mention it since I have friends that are very sensitive to language. Laurel Schroeder does another great job narrating.
Sunaya is back with Iannis and other supporting characters for another adventure. The characters continue to grow and change. The action and plot re..Show More »main fresh and entertaining. This is a great series and I look forward to the next book in this series.