You know how tv shows inspire you to want to read a certain kind of book? Well, I’ve been watching Chicago Fire.
So it’s beyond inevitable that a few firefighter romances are gonna pop up.
But this one was rather disappointing and I really skimmed through the end because I wasn’t intrigued. I didn’t hate it and I didn’t much like it either. (Spoilers below)
So I totally space cased on reviewing this lovely gem, and it’s sequel here. Anyone who follows me on goodreads (hey!) might know that they were big hits for me!
The review below is going to be for both books, because I read them so close together and cannot for the life of me remember if that happened in this book or the next, so beware of spoilers.
So yes, I do recommend these books for anyone who might be intrigued.
I kind of wish my stars matched the cover on this book.
Anyway, y’all might recognize this author because I reviewed one of her other books not to long ago (and by reviewed, I do mean ‘fangirled’). I was a little more hesitant on this one, because I don’t typically read science fiction books.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am the biggest scifi television geek you will ever meet. Star Trek, Babylon 5, Firefly, Doctor Who, Farscape, if you can name it I probably have an opinion on it. But in books I find myself more drawn towards fantasy and urban fantasy — more magic, less science. But more below the cut.
Oi, so I knew I wasn’t going to like this one but I read it anyone. I’m going to have to start handing out water bottles so people can squirt me when I do this to myself.
I wasn’t entirely certain how to rate this one. Parts of it I LOVED and parts of it I HATED. Still, I wanted a fantasy, and it certainly qualifies as that. If you want a fantasy with magic, I would recommend this series because it can be rather difficult to find ones that aren’t 1,000 pages long.
SPOILERS below the cut
I first read this book in highschool, although at the time I had messed up and read the second one first and only then skimmed the first one. But since it had been long enough that I didn’t really remember the plot line I figured it was about time to go back and try again.
And yes, I would recommend it if you want a good fantasy.
Half a star. I’d give it no stars, but I don’t have a pretty icon for that. (And by pretty, I mean the super lame stars I made in paint, but, y’know)
This book actually has a lot of fans on goodreads, but I’m not sure why. I hated the characters and the plot line was merely a lame excuse to get the smut in there. I know it’s a romance, but I’ve read plenty of romance fantasies (not to be confused with a fantasy that has a romance in it, they’re different actually) where the plot line was… actually a plot?
Anywho, blow the cut, yes good?
I was very excited for this one because it was a former Fictionpress author. While I don’t think I read it there, I know so many authors and stories that started there it was exciting to see one that made it all the way to print.
But, that being said, it wasn’t has amazing as I hoped. More below the cut.
I grabbed this book because I was a big fan of Amelia Atwater-Rhodes’ early books when I was in Junior High, but the more recent books have been lacking a pull. This one is my least favorite. I finished it last night and I’m already having a hard time remembering the characters names — because i just don’t care.
More under the cut.
This would be one of my yo-yo books. Every once in awhile when I max out my holds at the library and end up coming home with twenty odd books a day, this book is inevitably in there, somewhere. Past trips, it’s been passed over for one reason or another — my cravings changed or the summery and cover just didn’t catch me. But finally I got around to reading it.
Spoilers below the cut, beware.
So I was a bit wary of this book when I heard about it coming out because of the absolute disappointment Twilight’s Dawn ended up being for me, but I was happily surprised by this one.
So I recommend it 110%
There aren’t really any spoilers below, because I couldn’t stop fangirling. Oops.
Alright, so if you’ve been paying attention, or following this blog long, you might have noticed that I (Marie) really, really love the author Patricia Briggs. I especially love her Mercy Thompson series. Which means, when one of these beloved books comes out, I start reading at midnight on my kindle and generally finish it before I go to bed.
I did so, like always. But I was very torn on this book and actually read it again today. I’ve decided that, because it is a series and it’s returning me to the characters and world I love so much, and it builds on the books previous, it deserves a five star rating. That being said, this book is different from the others in the series. I’ll talk about that below the cut but it’s chalk full of spoilers!
(As a side note, if you’ve never read this series and you like fantasies, urban fantasies or just generally epic series, READ THEM FROM THE BEGINNING RIGHT NOW)