Book #2 in the Aisling Grey, Guardian, novel. Aisling is in Budapest for an Otherworld convention while transporting an amulet to a hermit there. Just as fun and amusing as the first one, with some minor differences. In the first book I was sort of exasperated about how clueless Aisling was and how often she managed to get into trouble, nay, ran headfirst into trouble without thinking of the consequences of her actions. In the second book, I was beginning to get used to her character and just enjoy it, but now it feels like while Aisling still manages to get into trouble, its often not her fault and MacAlister delights in writing her into a corner and seeing how she will get out of it. I often found the "rules" of the Otherworld seemed to be set specifically so that Aisling would break one and find out after the fact. Otherworlders seem very ready to frown on her every action without asking her whats really going on. Also Drake doesn't do much to help her and evades every direct question, which makes me wonder why she likes the guy? Because of this, SPOILER: I'm a reader that did feel the ending where she and Drake still have unresolved issues was where the book should have gone. Two things still make me wonder in this book: 1) why/who were those people trying to steal her amulet 2) why did the ghost nuns even help her? - it seems like the author was trying to say - it just is, don't question it by inserting a speech by Tiffany to Aisling about just accepting what's going on. But that sounds a little like a cop out to me!!! *my eyes squint suspiciously*. And.. who is Rene really? Maybe that gets resolved in the next installment..
The accidental guardian, dragon's mate and demon lord heroine is at it again in her second book of the series. And again, murder, mayhem, and super dragon sex is involved! Have fun!
Another Aisling Grey, Guardian novel and Aisling still doesn't have a clue. Still not able to get rid of her demon (posing as a dog), still a wyvern's mate (hot dude, sometimes literally) and still can't get training on how to use her powers. Disaster follows whereever she goes, but somehow, with a little help and luck, she triumphs.
I have only started reading books in the fantasy genre since, well, since I read Twilight. I was captivated by the stories. I have since read quite a few books in this genre, and have enjoyed many. But if you want a laugh out loud read, this book is it.
This second Aisling Grey book follows our hapless heroine to Budapest (along with Jim, her wise cracking demon dog) for a convention of sorts. She's hoping to find a Guardian mentor to help her learn more about this "gift" she has. And since she's going to Budapest, her uncle once again trusts Aisling to bring a valuable item to a mysterious customer in Budapest. Aisling is barely off the train when who does she run into? Drake, her wyvern mate. Drake is in Budapest for a summit of the dragon sept. Is it coincidental that the summit and Aisling's convention are in the same city at the same time and at the same hotel? Don't think so. What's Drake up to?
Author Katie MacAlister has a wonderful imagination and does splendidly in putting these wild and outrageous situations to pen and paper. I was reading this book while on the treadmill. I was laughing so hard, I had to get off the treadmill for fear of causing myself some injury.
I highly recommend this book and hope you enjoy it.
This book had a good mix of paranormal romance and mystery with demons, ghosts, and dragons thrown in. I liked the interaction between characters Aisling, Jim, Drake, Tiffany and Nora. I also liked how Aisling figured out the Guardian murders while trying to keep her dignity intact.