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Currently Reading .. REVIEW: Faefever – A Fever series novel # 3 by Karen Marie Moning

As much as I anticipate reading the books and finishing this series, this book was somewhat .. disappointing.

I did however enjoy the character progression!

Mac is an amazing character.  When she first came to life, she was a carefree soul that sun bathed by the pool in bikinis while fantasizing about guys.  Now, she’s turning into a cynical and confused .. lost female.  Sexual tension has left her wanting as she denies herself the acceptance of what she actually desires.

I was nothing if not determined; at least twice a week I would wear bright, pretty clothes.  I was afraid if I didn’t, I’d forget who I was.  I’d turn into what I felt like: a grungy, weapon-bearing, pissy, resentful, vengeance-hungry bitch.  The girl with long blond hair, perfect makeup, and nails might be gone, but I was still pretty.

Barrons is completely baffling.  I have read hundreds if not thousands of books.  There are many authors that keep you wondering, keep tugging on those strings with curiosity on what a character will become.   As frustrating as not knowing what Barrons IS, I like him.  I like the dominating, grumpy and stubborn personality that comes with him.

“In the Serengeti, Ms. Lane, I would be the cheetah.  I’m stronger, smarter, faster, and hungrier than everything else out there.  And I don’t apologize to the gazelle when I take it down.”

Fighting against a world that is desperately threatening to crash into “ours”, Mac isn’t sure who the good guys are.  Barrons?  Rowena?  V’lane?  Christian?  Every time she feels confident and comfortable with her assessment, something happens that pulls her feet back firmly onto the ground.

The ones who have no names, the abominations, those who are flawed yet live, those who hunger yet can never be sated, those who hate eternally, who need beyond bearing with their twisted limbs and psychopathic dreams, those who know but one joy: the hunt, the kill, the nectar of dust and ashes.

Although there are moments when I felt the relationships were becoming something tremendous, the scenes were rushed and unfocused.  Bummer.  The progression between Barrons and more importantly, V’lane, were skimmed over with very little detail or effort.

Perhaps that was the point after all?  Thus far, the books have been more centered on the action, the mysteries within.  Maybe I’m just a sucker for love triangles and encompassing passions.  I want more of that.  I want to be thrown into a drowning sea of lust and passion that is being pulled between V’lane and Barrons.  I suppose, we shall see where this series takes us!

The ending of this book was .. ODD to say the least!  I crave more details.  I need more descriptive hellobaby moments.  On one hand, the ending of this book irritated me.  Thankfully, I do not have to wait to read the next book, Dreamfever.  If I read these books as they were released, I would find myself agitated and grumpy lol ..

I recommend this book to adults only.  Mild to moderate sexual content, however brief, there are some (unfortunately very few) wonderfully descriptive moments.  Moderate violence and some yummy flesh and blood moments.  Eww flat-out does it for me.  Gross?  Yes!  Bring it on!

I do not recommend this book to children or immature adults.

Now, I’m off .. to read Dreamfever!

~Happy Reading ❤

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REPOST: REVIEW: Moon Called – A Mercy Thompson series novel #1 by Patricia Briggs

There are a ton of paranormal fae and shape-shifting romance series floating around at the moment.  They range anywhere from  novels focussed on new individual relationships, to orgy worthy love triangles to witches, ghosts and psychics.

I’m going to ignore what I know about the rest of the books, and write this review based on THIS book.  I’ll do my best.

Although I will write about specific moments in this book, this review contains NO SPOILERS!

Wildly romantic, exceptionally aggressive, unavoidable love triangles, delicious rebellion, tactful stubbornness and unknown betrayal and mystery .. this book is fun!

The Moon series by Patricia Briggs is really quite amazing.  It is based on a walker named Mercy Thompson.  She’s a neat little mechanic who can shift into a coyote :)   Her character progression totally rocks! But .. that is for a different book review.  I don’t want to spoil anything!

Raised by a pack of werewolves, Mercy Thompson fell in love with the Alpha’s son, Samuel.   In her teens, she is told that she must leave the pack and seek her other family.  She had a choice.  Run away with Samuel or leave everyone she grew up with.

She chose to leave.. alone.

Adam is a dominant, arrogant and bossy man.  Handsome, sexy and irritating, Mercy finds herself inventing ways to tease and annoy him.  Thank goodness for broken down bugs.  You’ll see.  :) Since wolves would normally eat coyotes, their relationship is a little funny but intense and frustrating.

Adam Hauptman, who shared my back fence line, was the Alpha of the local werewolf pack.  That there was a werewolf pack in the Tri-Cities was something of an anomaly because packs usually settle in bigger places where they can hide better, or, rarely, in smaller places they can take over.

For the first time since she left the pack she was raised by, she runs into Samuel interesting way.  There is nothing like tucking your tail and sliding under a werewolf’s legs to avoid being eaten to shove you into more common sense than irrational emotion.

Sam’s eyes were deeply set, his nose was too long, his mouth too wide.  His coloring in human form was much less striking than his wolf: light blue-gray eyes and brown hair, streaked just a bit from the sun.

Being both dominant male werewolves, Adam and Samuel with their instincts of defending their territory.  Being stuck in the crossfire, Mercy Thompson stands up for herself and lets both of the men in her life know exactly where they stand.  She was not theirs.  They had no claim to her.  Period.  Funny how things turn out, eh?

Searching for the betrayers that kidnapped Adam and his daughter, Mercy and Samuel must request help from the vampires.  Those sneaky little devils are a pain in the rear to say the least.

Thankfully, Mercy fixes Stephan’s Scooby Doo bus, and his sweet but manipulative vampire self does his best to protect her from those she seeks help from.

This book is somewhat predictable, but that does nothing to ruin its standing.  This series is incredible and a must read.

I wish I could say more, but I’m tongue-tied until the next review o.O

I recommend this book to mature adults.  Although there is no sexual content, the mild violence is inappropriate for younger eyes.  It is extremely important to read this series in order.  I will be reading the rest of the series in the next week, so only read the reviews before starting each book.  Reading all of the reviews before starting the series is a total bummer.

Line of the book

“Dance when the moon sings, and don’t cry about troubles that haven’t yet come.”

~Happy reading!

REVIEW: Embraced by Darkness – A Riley Jenson Guardian series novel # 5 by Keri Arthur

*sigh*

Perhaps I am in a reading funk.  Perhaps I am not giving Arthur’s last two books a fair chance.

Nonetheless, I shall write my honest opinion.  This book put me to sleep.

Riley Jenson, a Guardian / super non-human cop who is apparently judge, jury and executioner, wiggles her way into … or out of… the fear of commitment to Kellen, an alpha werewolf yadda yadda …

He wants to protect her.  She doesn’t need his protection.  He wants the white picket fence.  She wants to dig her fingers into her flesh to remove that deadly and numbing silver bullet before a monster with a barbed penis comes along and whacks her in more than one way.  Boring?  Believe it or not .. hell yes.

In Embraced by Darkness, Riley is contacted by her pack, the pack that tossed her off the cliff for being a half-breed, the pack that exiled her and her twin brother.  Women are going missing, and for some reason, they have decided to bully her into the investigation by threatening her mother.

Still boring.

The sexual content is almost non-existent .. wtf?  After the first two books in this series, there was promise of entertainment with interesting bestial intimacies between breeds and half breeds.  What can I say?  Rock on.

My original opinion of this series, is that I would rate it at the top of my charts … along with the Anita Blake series.  Well shit … I’ll have to place her books on lower bookshelves and reserve the higher shelf for new favorite authors.

Ok, I hate writing negative reviews… and there have been plenty in the past few months!  That’s wrong on so many levels … bummer.

So, let’s find something positive to say about this book.  The hunter becomes the hunted.  Yup, that’s about it.

I recommend this book to those who intend on reading this series.  I do not recommend immature adults or children getting their hands on this book, as the violence, although brief, is fun-filled with bodies are ripped apart.  The sexual content is vague, brief, and borrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrring.

~happy reading :p