Thursday, January 23, 2014

Dragon Wytch
Author - Yasmine Galenorn
Series - Otherworld #4
Genre - Urban Paranormal
Pages - 275

Description from Goodreads 

We're the D'Artigo sisters: savvy--and sexy--operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But being half-human, half-Fae short-circuits our talents at all the wrong times. My sister Delilah shapeshifts into a tabby cat whenever she's stressed. Menolly's a vampire who's still getting the hang of being undead. And me? I'm Camille, a wicked-good witch, trying to juggle faulty magic, gorgeous men, and the demonic war in which we're embroiled. Sometimes, it's hard to know just who we can trust... 

 "The Equinox is coming, and mayhem rules. A crown-prince unicorn offers us a legendary gift, but it vanishes. Goblins and trolls swarm the streets of Seattle. And now Smoky, the sexiest dragon alive, decides to stake his claim--on me. Overshadowing it all, the third spirit seal surfaces and Shadow Wing's after it. But I've discovered a secret that could change everything. A new power is rising--a dangerous force from the past--one that intends to restore balance to the worlds...whether we like it or not..

Dragon Wytch is the fourth novel in the otherworld series and is told though the eyes of Camille, the moon witch. The sisters are looking for the third spirit seal to stop the demon Shadow Wing frmo destroying both otherworld and earthside. 

 The book was as up to par as the previous ones and i do enjoy Camilles voice. Her voice however just does not come with much action - outside the bedroom that is. Camille is sexy, Camille has three lovers, yada yada we get it. The book was more centred around her love life than it was about saving the world and yes, while it is also important to establish relationships, it was just too much to handle in one go. 

The other characters are still there, Morio, Trillian (who is there not so much) Smoky, Dellilah, Chase, Menolly, etc.. and each has retained thier personalities very well and make the book what i expect from this series: very well done.

There are some nice twists and turns and at one point i almost started crying. I am eager for the next book and the next point of view, lets just hope that it is more action outside of the covers.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

In My Mailbox

I have not been looking for books for myself lately. My friend has been on an Urban Paranormal fix so I have just been buying books for him. 
This is a culmination over a few weeks

Deadshifted (Edie Spence #4) by Cassie Alexander

Operation Shield (Cassandra Kresnov) by Joel Shepard (Review Copy)

Tears of the Goddess (Goddess #1) by R. M. Prioleau (Review Copy)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Kingmakers
Autho - Clay and Susan Griffith
Series - Vampire Empire #3
Genre - Steampunk/Paranormal
Pages -  392

Description From Goodreads

A war to the death. 

 Empress Adele has launched a grand crusade against the vampire clans of the north. Prince Gareth, the vampire lord of Scotland, serves the Equatorian cause, fighting in the bloody trenches of France in his guise as the dashing Greyfriar. But the human armies are pinned down, battered by harsh weather and merciless attacks from vampire packs. 

To even the odds, Adele unleashes the power of her geomancy, a fear- some weapon capable of slaughtering vampires in vast numbers. However, the power she expends threatens her own life even as she questions the morality of such a weapon. 

 As the war turns ever bloodier and Adele is threatened by betrayal, Gareth faces a terrible choice. Their only hope is a desperate strike against the lord of the vampire clansâ��Gareth's brother, Cesare. It is a gamble that could win the war or signal the final days of the Greyfriar.

 The Vampire Empire trilogy rushes to a heart-wrenching conclusion of honor and love, hatred and vengeance, sacrifice and loss.

The war with the vampires and Equatoria is on and the fight between brothers has started.

The kingmakers was far better than its predissesor, as it told a better and more cohesive story. The vampires are attacking and it is up to Adele and crew to save Alexandria and ultimatly the world. However she must contend with the vampire prince Ceasar, the haughty americans and her old mentor Mamoru. It seems everyone is out to kill her and Gareth! 

 Thier romance sparks in this volume and hits a sweet high note. I was very happy with it, even if it did get very mushy at times. Adele has also grown, she is not the simpering little princess she once was, but now a capable and strong empress. She has learned to use her geomancy to astonashing results and one heck of a vampire killer.

 If you have read the first two books then you know what to expect, if you have not then i suggest you do... you would be lost trying to read this book otherwise. The trilogy was a fun ride and the small steampunk details add a nice flair to the popular concept of vampires.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Top 10 Tuesday

This week is 2014 debut books HOWEVER, I am way too many series books I want so I will be picking those instead since I found it very hard to find debuts, I have been off the blog circut for a month or so, I am so out of the loop!

(in no particular order)

Skin Game (Dresden #15) by Jim Butcher 

(Don't you) Forget About me by Kate Karyus Quinn

Poison Promise (Elemental Assassin #11) by Jennifer Estep

Shattered (Iron Druid Chronicles #7) by Kevin Hearne

Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels #7) by Ilona Andrews

Crimson Veil (Otherworld #14) by Yasmine Galenorn

Sixth Grave on the Edge (Charley Davidson #6) by Darynda Jones

The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire #6) by George R.R. Martin

Ruin and Rising (The Grisha #3) by Leigh Bardugo

Redeemed (House of Night #12) by P.C + Kristen Cast