Friday, August 13, 2010

Shadow Chase by Seressia Glass


Shadowchasers, Book 2

Recently, I'd re-read book 1 so I could be ready for this one and I definitely enjoyed it more the second time around. Not only that, it really got me ready for this one.

This book starts only days after Kira and Khefar came back from the dead and were given new positions but the higher powers of Isis and Ma'at. This book outdoes the first in more ways than I really could have imagined. Honestly, I didn't think it would be better than the first book and was looking for a huge fail.

Key points: It wasn't as repetitive as the first book.
We get lots of new background information on Kira. Thank goodness!
Bernie shows up again in this one.

Sidebar ... I really wish we could have gotten some flashbacks or something to learn more about Kira and Bernie's relationship. I only say that because in book 1, it still felt to me like it was just a really nice work relationship they had, nothing that would scream father/daughter. We get that in book 2 but it would have been nice to get a little more on that

Key points: It moved so much faster than the first book.
There's more drama in this book.
The action is tons better in this book. LOVED IT!

Things to look for in the next book: SPOILERS! There are some things dealing with Bernie I feel like will come and bite us in the butt for the third book. Apparently he had some special artifacts that only Kira is to see and use her extrasense on. Ooooo, I was so hoping we would get to that in this one but I guess I have to wait until the next one. Also, the shadowling/avatar bitch that Kira faced in Between ... Definitely has to be back for the third.

I was also waiting for Kira to slip further into the dark side but surprisingly, her good side has just as much fight as her dark side. YAY!

This book just never left me feeling empty or bored. It was a page turner that I finished in a day and a half and am SO GLAD I read this. Yikes it was great. So for those of you who weren't into the first book, please make sure you get this one, it's great.



5 Stars

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Wild Light by Marjorie M. Liu


Hunter Kiss, Book 3

First let me say ... I gave books 1 and 2 shining reviews. However, over the past month, I reread them both and didn't like them nearly as much. I was basically upset with the fact that I loved the books in the first place. On my second reading, I give book one 3 stars and give book two 3 stars as well. Meh ...

Book 3. I preordered this baby last month so I was ready for it when it came out. I'd already re-read books one and two and was looking forward to this. In book 3 we get to see more of big bad Maxine. I have to say that there is a ton more drama in this book than in the previous books.

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Good Point 1: We get some background information on our smaller characters like Byron, Jack, other Hunter ancestors (some stuff that will knock you out!) and the little demons that hug Maxine's body (thats where the drama comes in yall, and its good).

Good Point 2: Grant is still the sexiest crippled man EVER. I always thought he was sexy but now that otherworldly creatures are afraid of him (and Maxine) that makes things even better.

Good Point 3: Im so invested in these characters that I will continue with the series despite it being really mediocre.

Gripe 1: Sex scene ... There were no sex scenes in the first two books. The first two books only implied they were getting it on while in this one ... Oh yes you read about how they got it on.

Gripe 2: Info dumps. Every book will have a lot of info dumps, especially in a series. But this one had SO MANY info dumps that it was killing me to read it. I wanted to skip so much because it was really very boring but I knew I needed to read it. SCRATCH THAT ... It wasnt the info dumps ... It was Maxine's thought process. Maybe that bugged me.

Gripe 3: I felt like things moved way too fast. This book seemed really rushed and I don't know why. It almost seems like she was trying to hurry and end the series but that's not the case judging by how things turned out with the veil and all.

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Maybe my tastes have changed because The Iron Hunt was literally the first paranormal book I'd ever read. I think the problem is there's hardly any dialogue ... Or maybe not. I don't know ... I was just so pained to read this at moments but I really WANTED to keep going. It's a page turner but I can't figure out why. Oh yes I know why ... The little demons, they keep me coming back.

SPOILER!!!! There is a werewolf ... And I kinda like it.



3 Stars