Friday, January 22, 2016

Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs Book Review

Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.

Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?

Review: I have read this series since it first came out and have reviewed some of the predecessors on here. First off can I say just how BA this cover looks. I felt this book had a different tone though. In the last book there was some much craziness and excitement that it just made this one feel a little flat. Mercy seems to realize in this book that she is not immortal and is playing the game a little safer. There is however lots of action with new an old faces alike. Also, the end kind of bummed me out because I like *spoiler* a certain fey item . To be frank I thought the story added to the series but was not my favorite in the series. I think it showed how far Mercy has come from removing parts from the rabbit in Adam's yard, and I think that was the point of this book.

Friday, January 1, 2016

House of royals book review

Description: Every town has its history and skeletons, but Silent Bend, Mississippi’s are darker than most. Ruled from the shadows by the House—the immortal Born and their aging, enslaved Bitten—everyone knows not to go out after dark and that the police will never look into crimes involving blood.

Alivia Ryan didn’t know the man who claims to be her father through a will even existed until she inherits the Conrath plantation. Instead of the sleepy house she expects, she finds a mansion and a staff who look at her with fear in their eyes.

Ian Ward tried to kill Alivia the first time they met, and then insisted he train her to defend herself against the House, who he claims will try to manipulate and take her in for their own political reasons. And the growing attraction between them will threaten their lives—Ian is a sworn enemy of the House.

In Silent Bend, people disappear, the threat of a demented King and the legend of his resurrecting Queen hang over everyone’s heads, and proving loyalty means far more than blood. You’d better watch who you trust in this town…

Review: I was scared to read this because the description made it sound very similar to some other YA books I have read. This book was not like what I thought it would be, instead this book was engaging, exciting, and contained main characters that used cunning and creativity to make it through some politics and other subterfuge plots. My favorite part is that Alivia does not care what other people think, she does what she wants, but for all the right reasons. I even felt engaged with all the secondary characters. The only thing I disliked was how long some of the information was beat around the bush. It was a good read though and after the ending I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book.