Posts Tagged ‘Faerie’

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4-stars

My Soul To Take (Soul Screamers #1) – Rachel Vincent

Synopsis:

She doesn’t see dead people. She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.

Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who’ll be next.

Review:

I really enjoyed this book.  I can’t remember reading anything like it before.  It contains Irish folklore and myth with does allow for fleshed out explanations.

It is a a very easy read.  I read it in about 6 hours.  I found it to be very light…meaning there wasn’t a whole lot of back-story or imagery which was fine with me, that is what I was looking for when I picked this up.

The characters were kind of 1 dimensional but I still liked them.  I think “Tod” was my favorite and I hope to see him more in the rest of the series.  Each character is very different you have the stuck up egotistical cousin, the hot jock guy, the girl who doesn’t think she’s beautiful and the best friend who sticks it out and believes.

I did like how “Kaylee” was lied to but when she confronted the person about it they told her the truth.  That is always a pet peeve of mine that a lie can go on throughout an entire book book before someone gives up and spills the beans.  Especially when, you as a reader, know everything that goes on in the book, it can be very irritating.  I never understood that.

List of Books in Order:

My Soul to Save (Novella #.05)

My Soul to Take

My Soul to Save

My Soul to Keep

Reaper (Novella #3.5)

My Soul to Steal

A Day in the Afterlife of Tod (Novella #4.1)

If I Die

Never to Sleep (Novella #5.5)

Before I Wake

With All My Soul

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4-stars

A Caress of Twilight (Meredith Gentry #2) – Laurell K. Hamilton

Synopsis:

After eluding relentless assassination attempts by Prince Cel, her cousin and rival for the Faerie crown, Meredith Gentry, Los Angeles private eye, has a whole new set of problems. To become queen, she must bear a child before Cel can father one of his own. But havoc lies on the horizon: people are dying in mysterious, frightening ways, and suddenly the very existence of the place known as Faerie is at grave risk. So now, while she enjoys the greatest pleasures of her life attempting to conceive a baby with the warriors of her royal guard, she must fend off an ancient evil that could destroy the very fabric of reality. And that’s just her day job. . . .

Review:

This is a great continuation of “Merry’s” story.  It is still a little hard to follow, for me at least, because there are so many people involved and there are a lot of politics that go with being heir to the throne.

The author is fantastic at describing things but it can get a little long winded.  She is very imaginative and the world she has created get bigger with each book.  It’s fascinating to read it as it unfolds.  I still feel like it is taking awhile for the story to have any kind of climax and I realize that this series is 8 books as of right now but I still look for some kind of build up and there really hasn’t been anything yet.  I look forward to continuing the series.

There were a few typos and grammar errors that got through the editors but nothing to distract the reader from the story.

Recommended for adult readers who like romance.  There is graphic sex situations and some language.

List of Books in Order:

A Kiss of Shadows

A Caress of Twilight

Seduced By Moonlight

A Stroke of Midnight

Mistral’s Kiss

A Lick of Frost

Swallowing Darkness

Divine Misdemeanors

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4-stars

A Kiss of Shadows (Meredith Gentry #1) – Laurell K. Hamilton

Sorry I have been on vacation for the last little bit and haven’t been able to post my review.  I finished this one while I was at the beach.

Synopsis:

My name is Meredith Gentry, but of course it’s not my real name. I dare not even whisper my true name after dark for fear that one hushed word will travel over the night winds to the soft ear of my aunt, the Queen of Air and Darkness. She wants me dead. I don’t even know why…

I fled the high court of Faerie three years ago and have been in hiding ever since. As Merry Gentry, I am a private investigator for the Grey Detective Agency: Supernatural Problems, Magical Solutions. My magical skills, scorned at the courts of Faerie, are valued in the human world. Even by human standards, my magic isn’t flashy, which is fine by me. Flashy attracts attention and I can’t afford that.

Rumour has it that I am dead. Not quite. I am Princess Meredith NicEssus. To speak that name after dark is to call down a knock upon your door from a hand that can kill you with a touch. I have been careful, but not careful enough. The shadows have found me, and they are going to take me back home, one way or another.

So the running is over. But the fighting has just begun…

Review:

I liked this book once I was able to get into it.  It takes awhile for it to get going, at least it did for me.  The author is very detail oriented so that takes a lot of time and there is a lot of politics in “Merry’s” world and it can be a little hard to follow.  There are a lot of people involved in the storyline.  I loved the author’s imagination to create this Fae world.  It is very intricate and big.  It makes for a very compelling story and allows you to feel like it could totally be within the realm of possibility because of how closely her world resembles our world.

The only thing that I had a problem with was that I could not relate to “Merry”, the Fae princess, but that would kind of be hard for anyone to relate to.

The world consists of Goblins, “Real” butterflies (that can drink your blood), beings that are 13 feet tall, immortals, Shape shifters, ect.

I love being able to get lost in a world that is not quite real but it’s still on the fringe of possible.

There is a lot of graphic sex and violence in this book but if you loved/liked Laurell K. Hamilton’s “Anita Blake” Vampire Hunter series then you will like these.

I recommend these for adults who want a little romance, a little fantasy and a little action/mystery.

List of Books in Order:

A Kiss of Shadows

A Caress of Twilight

Seduced By Moonlight

A Stroke of Midnight

Minstral’s Kiss

A Lick of Frost

Swallowing Darkness

Divine Misdemeanors

9th Untitled TBA

I just wanted to give an update of what I am reading right now 🙂

I am currently reading A Kiss of Shadows (Merry Gentry #1) by Laurell K. Hamilton and I am about halfway through the book.  I will refrain from giving my review until I am finished which I am hoping will be tomorrow.

But here is the synopsis of the book:

My name is Meredith Gentry, but of course it’s not my real name. I dare not even whisper my true name after dark for fear that one hushed word will travel over the night winds to the soft ear of my aunt, the Queen of Air and Darkness. She wants me dead. I don’t even know why…

I fled the high court of Faerie three years ago and have been in hiding ever since. As Merry Gentry, I am a private investigator for the Grey Detective Agency: Supernatural Problems, Magical Solutions. My magical skills, scorned at the courts of Faerie, are valued in the human world. Even by human standards, my magic isn’t flashy, which is fine by me. Flashy attracts attention and I can’t afford that.

Rumor has it that I am dead. Not quite. I am Princess Meredith NicEssus. To speak that name after dark is to call down a knock upon your door from a hand that can kill you with a touch. I have been careful, but not careful enough. The shadows have found me, and they are going to take me back home, one way or another.

So the running is over. But the fighting has just begun…