Friday, December 31, 2010

Early Review: Pale Demon by Kim Harrison


Pale Demon
Author:Kim Harrison
Release Date: February 22, 2011
Publisher: EOS
The Hollows Book #9
ISBN: 
0061138061
ISBN13:
9780061138065
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Review copy source: Librarything.com early review program

Condemned to death for black magic and shunned, Rachel Morgan has three days to somehow get to the annual witches convention in San Francisco and clear her name. If she fails, the only way she can escape death is to live in the demonic ever after . . . for ever after.

Banned from the flight lists, Rachel teams up with elven tycoon Trent Kalamack, headed for the West Coast for his own mysterious business. But Rachel isn’t the only passanger along for the ride. Can a witch, an elf, a living vampire, and a pixy in one car survive for over 2,300 miles? And that’s not counting the assassin on their tail.

A fearsome demon walks the sunlight, freed after centuries of torment to slay the innocent and devour souls. But his ultimate prey is Rachel Morgan. While the powerful witch with nerves of steel will do whatever it takes to stay alive, even embracing her own demonic nature may not be enough to save her.


Im going to start off by telling you have to start at book 1 DEAD WITCH WALKING to follow along with the Rachel Morgan/The Hollows series or you will miss way to much.

Rachel really has grown a ton throughout this series. I cried quite a bit during PALE DEMON. There is a ton of shocking and good surprises, lots of new information and situations. Lots of feelings finally coming to pass. Rachel never has anything to come to her easily and there is ton of tough situations, drama and fighting for life situations. I love all the characters in The Hollows they never disappoint me. I have high hopes for a certain relationship that might be starting. PALE DEMON was a fantastic edition to The Hollows that leaves a lot open at the end to bring into the next book of the series CAN'T wait to read more.


I gave it 5/5 stars

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Follow Friday

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Review: Confessions of a Demon by S.L. Wright


Confessions of a Demon
Author:S.L. Wright
Release Date: December 1, 2009
Publisher: Roc
Allay Book #1
ISBN:  0451462327
ISBN13: 9780451462329
 
Genre: Urban Fantasy

After accidentally stealing the life force of a dying demon, Allay became the only human-demon hybrid in existence. Demons feed on human emotions, so Allay decided the safest way to satisfy this need-and still retain some semblance of her humanity-was to open a bar. Here she can drink from, and ease, her patrons' pain, which has helped her to stay under the demon radar...until now.

When Allay is attacked and nearly killed by another demon, a human comes to her rescue. Theo Ram is tall, handsome, and mortal-and Allay feels a connection to him she didn't think she'd ever know. But that bond is tested when the demon community in New York begins to rise up, and two opposing clans fight for power. Now Allay is caught in the middle, and she must decide where her loyalties lie. 


CONFESSIONS OF A DEMON was a decent book. I found that it was pretty slow which is why it only got a 3.5 but the plot was nice and twisty making it a good read. Allay is a strong main character with great supporting characters to go along on her journey. I enjoyed the way demons were made in this story to feed off of human emotions, when they are made they go with the emotion of there makers last feelings so they end up being called what there fave emotions are, Allay, Revel, Shock, etc. The ending was much faster paced than the beginning was which helped make the story better for me. Interested to see what DEMON UNDERGROUND brings to the series.
 


I gave it 3.5/5

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Review: Earl of Darkness by Alix Rickloff


Earl of Darkness
Author: Alix Rickloff
Release Date: December 28, 2010
Publisher: Pocket
Heirs of Kilronan Book #1
ISBN:  1439170363

ISBN13:
9781439170366
Genre: Paranormal/Historical Romance

Review Source Copy: Publisher

The magic she tries to hide . . . 

Born a lady, but reduced to surviving in the slums of Dublin, Catriona O’Connell has been hired to steal a mysterious book from Aidan Douglas, Earl of Kilronan. But Cat is secretly Other, an age-old mixture of Fey and human—something Aidan recognizes immediately when he surprises the lovely young burglar in his library, about to steal a magical diary.

. . . is the magic he desperately wants. 

From the moment Aidan sees her, Cat’s spirited beauty enchants him, but her uncanny abilities are what he truly needs, for Cat can understand the mystical language in the diary he inherited from his murdered father. So Aidan makes an offer: translate the book or be thrown in prison as a thief. And as Cat slowly deciphers each page, she and Aidan are drawn together by passion . . . and into the violence of the Other world that is the Kilronan legacy. Can they defeat those who seek the book, or are their lives in even greater danger than their hearts?


I think any fan of Paranormal/Historical Romance will enjoy EARL OF DARKNESS. It is packed with Romance, chemistry, magical powers and paranormal elements. The main characters are strong and well developed as well as the secondary characters and I hope to see more of them in the next two books. I had a bit of a hard time following along with people, places and powers in the beginning but it gets more defined as the story goes on.

I gave it a 4/5 stars


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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My Soul to Steal by Rachel Vincent Release announcement

You can view my review here

Official shelf date is Jan 1, 2011 but many locations have it out on the shelf already so snag your copy!!




Official blurb:

YOU WANT MY SOUL AND MY BOYFRIEND?

Trying to work things out with
Nash—her maybe boyfriend—is hard enough for Kaylee Cavanaugh. She can’t just
pretend nothing happened. But “complicated” doesn’t even begin to describe their
relationship when his ex-girlfriend transfers to their school, determined to
take Nash back.

See, Sabine isn’t just an ordinary girl. She’s a mara,
the living personification of a nightmare. She can read people’s fears—and craft
them into nightmares while her victims sleep. Feeding from human fear is how she
survives.

And Sabine isn’t above scaring Kaylee and the entire school to
death to get whatever—and whoever—she wants.

I DON'T THINK SO.

New Release's Dec 27- Jan 2


Tuesday 12/28
Ascension by Caris Roane
Captive Soul: Dark Crescent Sisterhood #6 by Anna Windsor Crimson Wind: Horngate Witches #2 by Diana Pharaoh Francis
 Dark Waters: Lady of the Lakes #2 by Alex Prentiss
Deadly Little Games: Touch #3 by Laurie Faria Stolarz 
Earl of Darkness by Alix Rickloff
 Eternal Prey: Gods of the Night #3 by Nina Bangs
 Fallen Angel by Heather Terrell
My Fair Succubi: The Succubus Diaries #3 by Jill Myles
 Once in a Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber
Ruthless Game: Ghostwalker #9 by Christine Feehan 
Soul Hunt: Evie Scelan #3 by Margaret Ronald 
 Vampire Crush by A. M. Robinson


Saturday 1/1

My Soul to Steal: Soul Screamers #4 by Rachel Vincent
Tempest's Legacy: Jane True #3 by Nicole Peeler

Monday, December 27, 2010

Im a Featured Blogger

Im this weeks (12/27-12/2) Featured Blogger over at Every Little Thing. Be sure to stop by and check out my interview. Thanks Hannah for having me over.


Review: Matched by Ally Condie


Matched
Author: Ally Condie
Release Date: November 30, 2010
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Matched Book #1
ISBN:  0525423648
ISBN13: 9780525423645
Genre: Young Adult
Dystopian

 Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.



I originally won MATCHED from Librarything.com Early review program but unfortunately it got lost in the mail so I never received it, I still wanted to read it so I borrowed it from the library as soon as it came in. I enjoyed the storyline. The pacing was world building were kinda slow. The Characters were strong and written well. I cared about the characters and wanted to know what happened to them throughout the entire book. The Narrative was kinda flat, super strait to the point words and sentences which isn't always bad but most of the book is like that. There is a slow building romance. I'm honestly am having a really hard time pinning down exactly how I feel about this book as a whole. I didn't hate the book but I didn't love it as much as I wanted to. The ending kinda sucked for me, I was waiting to find out what happened with certain things and it just ended. Because I must know what happens I will be reading future books in the series. You will either be blown away, absolutely hate it or have NO clue what you feel about this book, and since i fall into the last group I'm of no help to you :)


I gave it 3/5 stars

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Week in Review 12/19-12/25

Books Ive Bought/received
Nothing received or bought this week :)

Books I read
Pale Demon by Kim Harrison
Matched by Ally Condie
Earl of Darkness by Alix Rickloff
Confessions of a Demon by S.L. Wright

Other reviews posted


Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers
Firespell by Chloe Neill
Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh
Hexbound by Chloe Neill
Right Hand Magic by Nancy A. Collins


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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas


I hope everyone who celebrates has a wonderful Christmas. We usually head home to Chicago (we are now in NC) but we aren't able to make it this year so my family and I are just staying home, letting the kids open presents and eating a fabulous dinner. What are your plans for the holiday?

Friday, December 24, 2010

Early Review: Hexbound by Chloe Neill


Hexbound   
Author: Chloe Neill
Release Date: January 4, 2011 
Publisher: Signet
Dark Elite Book #2
ISBN:   0575095431 
ISBN13: 9780575095434
Genre: Young Adult
Review copy source: Win from Mystifying Paranormal Reviews

Lily Parker is new to St. Sophia’s School for Girls, but she’s already learned that magic can be your best friend…or your worst enemy.

They say absolute power corrupts absolutely. Turns out, even a little magic can turn you to the dark side. That’s why Lily has to learn how to control her newly discovered paranormal abilities, on top of avoiding the snobs who think they run her school, nursing a crush on a cute sophomore with a big, werewolf-y secret, and fighting the good fight with her best friend Scout as they take on Chicago’s nastiest nightlife—including the tainted magic users known as Reapers.

Then Lily’s invited to a private meeting with Sebastian. He’s hot, powerful, and offering to help her harness the magic flowing in her veins in a way no one else can. He’s also a Reaper. Lily can’t hide her suspicions. But she’ll soon find out that the line between good and evil isn’t always clear…


Again the characters is what makes me love Chloe Neill's stories. The friendships and relationships between Lily, Jason, Scout, and Michael continue to grow. I'm very much looking forward to finding out more about Sebastian and what he is going to bring to the series. Both stories in the Dark Elite series are quick reads that will leave you laughing out loud many times during the book. Lily is finally settling into what she is and starting to learn more about what exactly she can do. HEXBOUND moves a bit faster than FIRESPELL did which was nice. I found myself having to be reminded that Lily was only 15 years old, since she is so independent being in a boarding school and all it was easy to forget. I thought HEXBOUND continued the Dark Elite series well.

I gave it a 3.5/5

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Follow Friday

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We are staying home and spending the day doing pretty much nothing. lol All of our family lives in Chicago IL (we are in NC) We will watch the kids open gifts, make appetizers for lunch and a roast for dinner.


Review: Right Hand Magic by Nancy A. Collins

Right Hand Magic
Release Date: December 7, 2010
Publisher: ROC
Golgotham Book #1
ISBN: 0451463668 
ISBN13: 9780451463661
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Like most Manhattanites, aspiring artist Tate can't resist a good rental deal-even if it's in the city's strangest neighborhood, Golgotham, where for centuries werewolves, centaurs, and countless other creatures have roamed the streets. 

 Her new landlord is a sorcerer name Hexe, who is determined to build his reputation without using dark, left-hand magic. As Tate is drawn into Hexe's fascinating world, they both find that the right hand does not always know what the left hand is doing-and avoiding darkness is no easy trick...



I loved Golgotham it was explained and built up fantastically. I loved the characters and the different species of beings. The whole fictional world was very believable and a lot of fun to read about. Tate has to learn a whole new way of life when she moves into Hexe's boarding house and has a great landlord to help her find her way around Golgotham and to teach her about the ways of life there. Tate and Hexe's relationship built up nicely going from friends to lovers. The supporting characters were strong and well written. The story line fell a bit short for me. It was a bit lagging at times and the dialogue wasn't always strong. Its worth reading and I will pick up LEFT HAND MAGIC when it comes out.



I gave it 3.5/5 stars

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Early Review: Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh

Archangel'a Consort
Author: Nalini Singh
Release Date: January 25, 2011
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Guild Hunter Book #3
ISBN: 0425240134 
ISBN13: 9780425240137
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher

Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux and her lover, the lethally beautiful archangel Raphael, have returned home to New York only to face an uncompromising new evil…

A vampire has attacked a girls’ school—the assault one of sheer, vicious madness—and it is only the first act. Rampant bloodlust takes vampire after vampire, threatening to make the streets run with blood. Then Raphael himself begins to show signs of an uncontrolled rage, as inexplicable storms darken the city skyline and the earth itself shudders.

The omens are suddenly terrifyingly clear.

An ancient and malevolent immortal is rising. The violent winds whisper her name: Caliane. She has returned to reclaim her son, Raphael. Only one thing stands in her way: Elena, the consort who must be destroyed…


Archangel's Consort is filled with conflict. After the events of books 1 and 2, Elena returns to New York with her Archangel by her side. She starts working for the Guild again part time, and continues to train in weapons and techniques in flying. There are things that Elana finds out about her family as well as a little bit of healing. Elena and Raphael's relationship continues to grow swoon I just love them together, Nalini Singh has a way with words that just brings out every emotion in situations and there relationship really comes off as heartfelt and strong. Raphael's mother Caliane begins to awaken and all heck breaks loose around the world. Raphael also deals with a lot of emotions in book 3 pertaining to his mother, his feelings and what she left behind while she was insane before she went to sleep. From the first chapter I was drawn in to the story. This is a must read, pre-order a copy of Archangel's Consort now and if you haven't read Angels Blood or Archangel's Kiss you have to pick them up and read them, these are books that you could read multiple times and never get bored with them.

I gave it 5/5 stars

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Review: Firespell by Chloe Neill


Firespell
Author: Chloe Neill
Release Date: January 5, 2010
Publisher: Signet
Dark Elite Book #1
ISBN:  0451228863 
ISBN13: 9780451228864
Genre: Young Adult

As the new girl at the elite St. Sophia’s boarding school, Lily Parker thinks her classmates are the most monstrous things she’ll have to face…

When Lily’s guardians decided to send her away to a fancy boarding school in Chicago, she was shocked. So was St. Sophia’s. Lily’s ultra-rich brat pack classmates think Lily should be the punchline to every joke, and on top of that, she’s hearing strange noises and seeing bizarre things in the shadows of the creepy building.

The only thing keeping her sane is her roommate, Scout, but even Scout’s a little weird—she keeps disappearing late at night and won’t tell Lily where she’s been. But when a prank leaves Lily trapped in the catacombs beneath the school, Lily finds Scout running from a real monster.

Scout’s a member of a splinter group of rebel teens with unique magical talents, who’ve sworn to protect the city against demons, vampires, and Reapers, magic users who’ve been corrupted by their power. And when Lily finds herself in the line of a firespell, Scout tells her the truth about her secret life, even though Lily has no powers of her own—at least none that she’s discovered yet…


I love Chloe Neill's characters as always, the dialogue and banter between characters is always highly entertaining and helps keep the story fun. The friendships and relationships really is what I enjoyed most about the book. I thought the story was a little slow especially in the beginning, it picks up a lot towards the end when stuff really starts to happen. I found the stuff that happened to be believable with the way they are explained and written. Since I'm from Chicago and always love to read books that take place there I enjoyed the setting in which the book was written. I enjoyed it.

I gave it 3.5/5 Stars

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Review: Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers

Personal Demons
Release Date: September 14, 2010
Publisher: Tor Teen
ISBN:  0765328089 
ISBN13: 9780765328083
Genre: Young Adult


Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a bit of a wicked streak. She has spent years keeping everyone at a distance—-even her closest friends—-and it seems as if her senior year is going to be more of the same . . . until Luc Cain enrolls in her class. No one knows where he came from, but Frannie can’t seem to stay away from him.
What she doesn’t know is that Luc is on a mission. He’s been sent from Hell itself to claim Frannie’s soul. It should be easy—-all he has to do is get her to sin, and Luc is as tempting as they come. Frannie doesn’t stand a chance. But he has to work fast, because if the infernals are after her, the celestials can’t be far behind. And sure enough, it’s not long before the angel Gabriel shows up, willing to do anything to keep Luc from getting what he came for. It isn’t long before they find themselves fighting for more than just Frannie’s soul.
But if Luc fails, there will be Hell to pay . . . for all of them.



Lisa Desrochers has a great writing style and explained things fine but for the most part I was annoyed through out the book. The story line was interesting and strong as I dont remember ever reading something along the lines that Lisa took it to but I just couldn't get past all the I love him, wait no Its him or wait no I love him or is it love? I'm kissing him, but I'm kissing him to. I appreciate what Frannie was going through but that all just wasn't for me. The character development was strong, Frannie's power is unique and I liked finding out what she could do and why heaven and hell wanted her so much. I liked Luc from the beginning, his journey was filled with ups and downs and emotional struggle. I would have liked to have Gabriel have a POV I think it would have brought more to the story and I know I found myself wanting to hear from him through out so I'm sure others would have liked that as well. This is part of a Trilogy and I'm holding out hope that I will like the other two books better as I feel the story line has great potential.

I gave it 3/5 stars

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Week in Review 12/12-12/18

Books Ive Bought/received

*Earl of Darkness by Alix Rickloff- From Publisher for review in Pocket Book Tour

*Pale Demon by Kim Harrison- ARC- win from Librarything.com early review program

*Hexbound by Chloe Neill- signed ARC-win from Mystifying Paranormal Reviews

*Vicious Circle by Linda Robertson
and
Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost- Book Trade with Michelle from Michelles Ramblins

 

Books I read
Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh

Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers
Right Hand Magic by Nancy A. Collins
Firespell by Chloe Neill
Hexbound by Chloe Neill

Other reviews posted


Jeweled by Anya Bast
Black Wings by Christina Henry
Vicious Grace by M.L.N. Hanover
Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter
Tempest's Legacy by Nicole Peeler

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

What are you reading??

Its been a while since we shared what we are reading. So what are you reading right now and what have you read lately that you loved?? I am about to start PALE DEMON by Kim Harrison and I just finished the Dark Elite books FIRESPELL and HEXBOUND by Chloe Neill. The book I loved reading this week is A BRUSH OF DARKNESS by Allison Pang which will be out Jan 25th. Your turn. Thanks for sharing :)

Early Review: Tempest's Legacy by Nicole Peeler

Tempest's Legacy
Release Date: January 1, 2011
Publisher: Orbit
Jane True Book #3
ISBN:  031605660X 
ISBN13: 9780316056601
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Netgalley.com


After a peaceful hiatus at home in Rockabill, Jane True thinks that her worst problem is that she still throws like a girl – at least while throwing fireballs. Her peace of mind ends, however, when Anyan arrives one night with terrible news . . . news that will rock Jane’s world to its very core.
After demanding to help investigate a series of gruesome attacks on females — supernatural, halfling, and human — Jane quickly finds herself forced to confront her darkest nightmares as well as her deepest desires.
And she’s not sure which she finds more frightening.

Jane has continued her training every chance she gets and is getting her magic to work well with her. Anyan shows up after being gone for months to deliver the news that Jane's mother was murdered. Jane is of course devastated and demands that the Barghest take her along on the investigation. The investigation consists of finding out who or what is taking both pure blood and halflings for their fertility experiments and put a stop to it. People Jane cares about are again in danger and in need of protection. Jane really comes into herself in book 3. She sticks up for what she wants and doesn't let anyone tell her she cant do something she needs to do. I was super happy with the romantic relationships and dealings in book 3 but I wont tell you why because that would spoil the fun reading for you but I'm super happy with how things turned out and can not wait to see where the relationship goes (insert evil grin and laugh because you have NO clue what I'm talking about yet) and what obstacles are thrown at Jane next.



I gave it 4/5 Stars

Friday, December 17, 2010

Early Review: Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter

Born at Midnight
Author: C.C. Hunter
Release Date: March 29, 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Shadow Falls Book #1
ISBN: #  9780312624675
Genre: Young Adult
Review Copy Source: Librarythings.com early review program

Kylie Galen has had a lot of crap tossed in her lap. Her parents are getting a divorce. Her boyfriend broke up with her because she wouldn’t put out. Her grandmother died and now Kylie’s acquired a stalker. Unfortunately, she’s the only one who seems to be able to see the stalker. And that gets her sent to a psychologist’s sofa.

The kooky psychologist gets Kylie sent to Shadow Falls Camp. Kylie and her parents think it’s a camp for troubled teens.

They thought wrong.

It’s a camp of supernaturals: vampires, werewolves, fairies, witches and shape shifters. And if she believes the camp leader, Kylie is one of them, too.

Just because she’s seeing ghosts, just because she was born at midnight, does that really mean she’s not human? And if so, what is she? Not even the other supernaturals can tell her.

As Kylie attempts to cope with the realization that these creatures actually exist, and that she might even be one of them, the ever present stalker/ghost appears to have secrets that could unravel the mystery of Kylie’s identity and her destiny.

But getting a ghost to open up is as hard as getting a guy to talk about his feelings.

As Kylie struggles to find answers, two hot guys, a werewolf and a half-fairy vie for her attention. However, Kylie’s determined that before she lets her heart discover a new love, she needs to solve her indentify crisis and unearth the truth of her destiny.


 I laughed and cried so much while reading this. Kylie is a sixteen year old that is going through some rough times. Her Boyfriend broke up with her because she wouldn't have sex with him, her Nana died, her parents are getting divorced, her night terrors are back and some soldier guy is stalking her. She goes to a party with her best friend and it ends up getting busted by the cops, her mother then sends her away to camp. She is not excited about going to camp. Everyone she sees looks like a freak but then she finds out that she might be a freak to. I LOVED this book. I read it every chance I could get because I didn't want to put it down. The characters were well developed and I felt like I knew them from the beginning. The setting was unique I loved the camp for supernaturals. The storyline and mystery that went along with it kept me glued to my couch not wanting to do anything else but find out what the heck was going on. I wish the next book in the series was coming out sooner, that is one of the downsides of getting to read a book before it comes out, You have to wait longer to read more.

I gave it 5/5 stars 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop

I am once again participating in Follow Friday Hosted by Parajunkie.com as well as Book Blogger Hop hosted by crazy-for-books.com Thank you everyone for stopping by and Follow me if you like what you see!! ALSO check out my giveaway and enter!!

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"Carmel is studying web design... What did you study in college, or are currently studying and did it lead to your current 9 to 5 or are you doing something totally different?"

I didn't go to college. I got married and started a family and was a stay at home mom for 7 years, now I work from home doing in home daycare.


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This week's question comes from :  Alex who blogs at Geek on the Brink:
 
"What do you consider the most important in a story: the plot or the characters?"

wow that is a tough one. Ummmm....... hmmmmm...yeah...I guess I would have to go with characters as I have to like the characters to get into the plot of the story but then I say that and now I say plot because I have to like the plot to. So yeah I dont know after all. lol


Review: Vicious Grace by M.L.N. Hanover

Vicious Grace
Release Date: November 30, 2010
Publisher: Pocket
ISBN: #  9781439176290
Genre: Urban Fantasy

The third book in M.L.N Hanover’s bold, highly acclaimed Black Sun’s Daughter series featuring a strong-willed demon hunter and her colorful crew of supernatural helpers.

There’s only one thing wrong with being on top of the world: falling. Jayné Heller has it all. Trusted friends, a gentle lover, a huge fortune, and a mission in life that she inherited from her uncle along with his money and power. But half a century ago a vast and terrible rite took place at Grace Memorial Hospital, and now something under the hospital is knocking against the walls of its coffin. Something huge.With every secret she uncovers, Jayné comes closer to understanding what happened before, but the truth will take away her friends, her lover, the uncle who protected her, and the past she thought she knew.


The team heads to Chicago to investigate a case that Kim called them in on. Grace Memorial Hospital is a labyrinth of floors, rooms and walkways and people have been reporting identical disturbing dreams. While there shocking information come to surface about Jayné's Uncle Eric and lives change in ways no one expected. There is ton of development in most of the characters, spooky things happening and Romantic drama. I had no problem staying connected to the story. I thought this one wasn't AS good as the other books in the series but still a good read. This was one of the series that I stumbled on and didn't see much talk about before I started reading it. I'm glad I picked it up when I first did and will continue to follow the series.


I gave it 4/5 stars