Nalini Singh is a fantastic author, and her Psy-Changeling series is top-notch. However, her Guild Hunter series just isn't as good.
The language is stilted & old-fashioned & her Guild Hunter series drags along very slowly--weighed down with too much description (and strange names!) and not enough plot action.
This book was incredibly painful to read--so slow & boring that I finally had to skim it & read the final chapter to call it good enough.
Hopefully her next Archangel book, set again with Elena & Raphael as main characters, will recapture some of the magic of this series. The last few books have not been up to par....and this one is a particularly dull sleeper.
I honestly don't know what to write about this book...it was INCREDIBLY DISTURBING. And yet, I was so totally & completely hooked that I couldn't put it down. I read the whole thing in one afternoon!
Yes, it's about a girl who has amnesia. Yes, it's about her memories as they start coming back & revealing snippets of her life & who she is. Yes, she finds a great love in those memories.
But it's really NOT that simple. The book has two realities--a "real world" and a "memory world"--and so much is left up in the air...it stays very confusing & yet completely engrossing from start to finish.
A good read??? One I liked??? I honestly can't answer either question. I think, like the book itself, it just...Is What It Is.
I realize this book is old news...and the series is already 4 books long. But can I just say YAWN?!? B-O-R-I-N-G!
I tried so hard to like this book & get invested in the characters...and I've read some really awesome YA series...and this book is NOT it.
You want a fantastic YA paranormal series? Check out Rachel Vincent's "Soul Screamers" series. Want a really honest, gritty love story that makes you want to read it over & over again? Try Katie McGarry's "Pushing The Limits." You want a sweet romance with a please-let-this-work-out-for-them-ending? Pick up Karen Ann Hopkin's "Temptation."
You want to get carpal tunnel holding a 600 page book that makes reading the Bible seem like a fast page-blasting read? Check out "Beautiful Creatures."
Other reviewers had said this book took time to get rolling. So after 200+ pages I felt I had given it all I could give...and I started skimming. By the end I realized that the FINAL chapter was just a re-cap of all the stuff happening in the VERY BEGINNING of the book. What-ev-er.
I should've spent my time cleaning the house. Doing laundry. Filtering the cat box. Anything would've been more useful than reading this...........
Ah, the tragedy and trauma of young love...will Rose & Noah make it?
This book was terrible, and fantastic, all at the same time. I was gripped by Rose and Noah's tumultuous relationship all over again, and swiftly drawn into their crazy drama.
While it seems that there hasn't been such star-crossed lovers since Romeo & Juliet, Karen Ann Hopkins pulls a fast one with this book! It's merely the bridge between the start of their romance, and the grand finale--that will be published in BOOK THREE of the Temptation series!
So all that fast & furious reading--just to find I have to WAIT an undetermined amount of time until Harlequin publishes the 3rd book in this fantastic series.
Great characters. Fascinating storyline. Frustrating plot developments. And all leading up to what will no doubt be an explosive finale!
A must-read for sure--and definitely staying on my keeper shelf!
Seriously, what is wrong with me? Joan Swan is THE WORST AUTHOR EVER....why did I buy her 2nd book Blaze when the first book was SO TERRIBLE?!?
Paranormal suspense is a fine genre...as long as it's combined with some romance. Or maybe a lot of romance. A good run of steamy hot sex scenes makes a paranormally-enhanced hero that much more desirable.
Swan writes NO ROMANCE. Zero, zip, zilch, nada. Not even an illicit kiss between characters. Sometimes they briefly think about how the used to be hot for each other...but that's about it.
She gets SO bogged down in nitty-gritty fight scene trauma military maneuver details that her books COMPLETELY LACK A PLOT. They just move from one detailed OH-NO edge of your seat trauma to another. YAWN.
Even skimming & reading the last chapter didn't matter. I still didn't care. $15 I'll never get back...and an hour of my time wasted. She's going on my NEVER READ list...she's not even worth a free swap.
This book was NOT a "normal" Pamela Palmer book...
It was incredibly disturbing--a violent, sadistic world of vampire Masters & tortured human Slaves. The book was filled with gruesome, bloody sequences that left me nauseous.
Her heroine, Quinn, was a fighter trying to free herself, but acted so stupidly at times I wanted to smack her myself. Her hero, Arturo, was simply put, an ass. He was a self-admitted liar right up to the end.
Paranormal romance?!?! I don't think so...this book was completely devoid of romance. More like straight-up not-gonna-sleep-tonight horror!
After reading her awesome Feral Warriors series--whose heroes are strong, full of honor & respect, and incredibly passionate--this new series was terrible.
I hope she throws something redeeming into book 2. I'm not sure I can stomach much more vampire torture & gore.
I really enjoyed this shorter Shifters Unbound story! It takes place in the Austin Shiftertown, focusing on a bear Shifter named Ronan & a human girl, Elizabeth.
Fantastic story--nothing fancy, no great mystery, just a good old-fashioned "Shifter" romance.
I actually preferred this short book over Jennifer Ashley's newest release, Wild Cat.
Wild Cat was a good-enough book, but the Las Vegas Shiftertown it's set in doesn't thrill me much. The characters in her Las Vegas world just aren't as dynamic as the Austin-set books.
I much prefer the Austin-based characters and their Shiftertown world. This is a lovely book & if you enjoyed the characters in Ashley's first 2 Shifters Unbound books, you'll really enjoy this mini-saga.
This was a fantastic book! I enjoyed it just because it wasn't "new" & out-there all the time. It was like walking into a super-comfortable paranormal world where I already knew all the nuances. Easy to read & wonderful characters.
Didn't get too bogged down into extraneous details--the scenes flowed nicely & the story moved along. The characters were delightful. A sexy hero who wasn't afraid to show his emotions...very hot. A heroine who was strong & yet didn't turn into a scared-of-men bitch all the time...rare! I love an independent woman who isn't afraid to be dependent on her man!
Reading their love story was delightful & left me feeling warm & fuzzy. A sweet story with a sweet ending. (Pun intended.) :) Excellent first book for Laurie London!
I received an ARC of this book--and devoured it in one night! It was AWESOME!
McGarry has done it again--she has written an amazing novel! It may be listed as "young adult" or "teen" fiction, but it is FAR FROM IT. Her writing is complex, and gripping, and fast-paced.
Her stories are romantic, and beautiful, and haunting, and heart-breaking...all at the same time. I cry, I laugh, I cheer for the hero & heroine.
Dare You To hits all the marks, once again. She includes some of the characters from her first book, Pushing The Limits, and yet delves into a whole new world at the same time.
Beth is thrown into a new life in this book, and we see her go through a cycle of growth greater than most teens could ever conceive of...by the end I wanted to raise the roof for Beth! Her hero Ryan is all that a hot teenage male should be--charming, funny, respectful, daring, hot, smart, and athletic. He's the whole package!
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book--rarely have I found a book so enchanting, that I want to read it again & again...tears, laughs, and cheering included!
Lara Adrian doesn't write pulse-pounding heart-stopping action or real brain-teasers. Her Breed series is pretty predictable & plods along at a nice steady pace.
However, her books ALWAYS leave me satisfied at the end--which says a lot! This book introduced some new twists & turns & characters that set "the Order" on a new path. It was a very nice way to transition from the old to the new.
This was a delightful story for Chase. I never felt it was too stale or boring, it kept moving forward just fast enough to keep me going. She'll never be as riveting a read as JR Ward, but I continue to enjoy her vampire genre nonetheless.