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AWAKENED BY FIRE by Erin Kellison

 

Awakened By Fire by Erin Kellison
Book 2 of the Dragons Of Bloodfire series
Read by Fleet Cooper
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: kindle ebook & audiobookAudiobook

 

 

About Awakened By Fire:

Billionaire dragon shifter and Bloodkin Triad member Warrick Voclain is no stranger to power. But when his trusted steward’s beautiful granddaughter — all grown up and successful in her own right — seems to be using illegal magic in his presence, he is thrown for a loop. And the fact that she’s doing so to protect him? Alarming.

Samantha Vine needs to stay under the radar, or her secret gift will get her and her granddad killed. She didn’t intend for her quick visit home to stretch into weeks in Warrick’s company, but anyone striking at Warrick would also hurt her granddad. Only she has the ability to see what’s coming… though she’ll need Warrick’s help to stop it.

The use of such magic is punishable by death, and Warrick’s position on the Triad requires that he adhere to the rule of law. But the attraction between them is electric, stirring his blood and straining his control.

Adversaries wait in every shadow, and the easiest way to strike down a powerful dragon is to go for the heart… in Warrick’s case, Samantha. With fire and blood, he’ll reshape the world into one that’s safe for her. And those that don’t bend to his will? They will burn.

Source: Info in the About Awakened By Fire was taken from GoodReads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27802060-awakened-by-fire on 15/07/2018.

 

My Thoughts:

I enjoyed the first book in this series a lot, so of course the second book got bought and read!

This book is a whole lot longer than the first one. Ten hours worth of listening time as opposed to the four hours of listening time with Tempted By Fire. With the first book, I was dazzled with the fantastic world building and marvellous story telling quality. With this one, the novelty kind of started to wane already. I had time to digest and the character development was not as good as I first thought it was. Also like the first book, I like Fleet Cooper‘s narration, even though, Thane and Warrick now have the same growly voice.

 

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 4
Story itself = 4
Writing Style = 4.5
Ending = 4
World building = 5
Cover art = 4.5
Pace = (10 hrs and 16 mins listening time)
Plot = 2.5
Narration = 4.5

 

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 cherries

 

Books In The Dragons Of Bloodfire Series:

 


 

FTC Disclosure:
The ebook was downloaded for free, as a freebie item on amazon. The audiobook copy of the book was purchased with private funds. No money received for this review.

 

05/05/2020 Posted by | 4 cherries, audible, audible.co.uk, audiobook review, audiobooks, book review, Cherry's review, Cherry's reviews, dragons, Dragons of Bloodfire, ebook, Erin Kellison, Fleet Cooper, kindle ebook, shape shifter, urban fantasy, vampire, vampires, werewolves | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

THE HIDDEN

 

The Hidden by Ivy Asher
Book 1 in the Shadowed Wings series
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: kindle ebook

 

 


About The Hidden:

I am a latent wolf shifter.
Or so I thought.

Then life as I knew it changed in a flash — or more accurately, an electrocution.

I’ve woken up in a strange place, surrounded by strange people who hate me. They’re in the middle of a war, and I look like I belong on the wrong side of it.

If that’s not enough to qualify as a really bad day, I now have wings and a strange animal to figure out, because it turns out that there’s not a damn latent thing about me.

If I want to live, I have to prove that I’m not the spy I’m accused of being. Then I need to figure out how the fuck to get back home before all hell breaks loose. Too bad my animal has zero interest in working with me unless it has to do with the two hot assholes that lead this rebel group.

I’m on my own, in a place I’ve never even heard of, with threats I don’t know how to defeat. And lucky me, I might as well have a rotisserie chicken living inside of me for all the help my newly discovered gryphon is.

Perfect. Just fucking perfect.

Source: Info in the About The Hidden was taken from GoodReads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47762658-the-hidden on 23/10/2019.

 

My Thoughts:

This book got bought because I like the premise. Plus, one can never underestimate the drawing power of gryphons! It’s almost like dragons! Plus the cover is intersting! And, I like this author’s story telling quality and the pace was quite quick. However, I did not like the way the book ended in a whooping cliffhanger! Not to mention that the book did not have much of a plot. In essence this book is just a couple of chapters of a bigger book. That tend to dissuade me from reading that kind of authors. Specially when the next book comes out a year after and by then I have forgotten what the book was all about already plus I have already formed a not very positive impression of the author. Not a good thing.

 

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 4.5
Character development = 4
Story itself = 2
Writing Style = 3.5
Ending = 1
World building = 4.5
Cover art = 4.5
Pace = 4
Plot = 1

 

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 cherries
  

 

The Author

 

About Ivy Asher:

Ivy Asher is addicted to chai, swearing, and laughing a lot (but not in a creepy, laughing alone kind of way). She loves the snow, books, and her family of two humans, and three fur-babies. She has worlds and characters just floating around in her head, and she’s lucky enough to be surrounded by amazing people who support that kind of crazy.

www.ivyasher.com | facebook | instagram | amazon | goodreads

 

 

FTC Disclosure:
This book was purchased with private funds.
No money received for this review.

 

28/04/2020 Posted by | 3 cherries, book review, Cherry's reviews, ebook, gryphon, Ivy Asher, kindle ebook, review, reviews, Shadowed Wings series, shape shifter, urban fantasy | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

TEMPTED BY FIRE by Erin Kellison

 

Tempted By Fire by Erin Kellison
Book 1 of the Dragons Of Bloodfire series
Read by Bernard Setaro Clark
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: kindle ebook & audiobookAudiobook

 

 

About Tempted By Fire:

Dragon shifter Thane Ealdian has waited six hundred years to avenge the loss of his family, and finally a clue has surfaced that implicates an old adversary. Thane will stop at nothing to seek his revenge, but to prevent violence between the clans, the Bloodkin Triad has forced a mediator on him. Some upstart named Emerson Clark…

Emerson is fed up with all Bloodkin and how they’ve managed to control every aspect of her life. While she doesn’t believe that Bloodkin can shift into dragons — because, really? — she has to admit, they are exceptionally nice to look at. But once the mediation is over, she wants nothing to do with them ever again.

When Thane discovers that the clever and beautiful Emerson is the key to uncovering the truth, he has no intention of letting her go. Although she wants to run, she can’t turn her back on Thane or her intense feelings for him. His quest pulls at her heart, just as his nearness sparks something dangerous inside her. With evil in hot pursuit, sooner or later everything will ignite — the mediation, the shifter within her… and their passions.

Source: Info in the About Tempted By Fire was taken from GoodReads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25780917-tempted-by-fire on 15/07/2018.

 

My Thoughts:

Promising start to a new-to-me series.

The world building and the story telling quality were fantastic!! The plot though was a bit thin on the ground. And then I liked the way the narrator gave Thane a growley voice!

At barely five hours listening time, I wouldn’t really call this a full novel. However it is a whole lot longer than a novella. Either way, its a quick nice read. Enjoyed the book and would give it a 4.5 out of 5.

Short and sweet.

 

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 4.5
Story itself = 4.5
Writing Style = 4.5
Ending = 4.5
World building = 5
Cover art = 4.5
Pace = (4 hrs and 56 mins listening time)
Plot = 2.5
Narration = 4.5

 

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 cherries

 

Books In The Dragons Of Bloodfire Series:

 


 

FTC Disclosure:
The ebook was downloaded for free, as a freebie item on amazon. The audiobook copy of the book was purchased with private funds. No money received for this review.

 

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SMOKE BITTEN

Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs
Book 12 of the Mercy Thompson series
Read by Lorelei King
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: ebook & audiobookAudiobook

 

 

About Smoke Bitten:

Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shapeshifter, faces a threat unlike any other in this thrilling entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

I am Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman.

My only “superpowers” are that I turn into a thirty-five pound coyote and fix Volkswagens. But I have friends in odd places and a pack of werewolves at my back. It looks like I’m going to need them.

Centuries ago, the fae dwelt in Underhill — until she locked her doors against them. They left behind their great castles and troves of magical artifacts. They abandoned their prisoners and their pets. Without the fae to mind them, those creatures who remained behind roamed freely through Underhill wreaking havoc. Only the deadliest survived.

Now one of those prisoners has escaped. It can look like anyone, any creature it chooses. But if it bites you, it controls you. It lives for chaos and destruction. It can make you do anything — even kill the person you love the most. Now it is here, in the Tri-Cities. In my territory.

It won’t, can’t, remain.

Not if I have anything to say about it.

Source: Info in the About Smoke Bitten was taken from GoodReads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44571368-smoke-bitten on 14/07/2019.

 

My Thoughts:

Being an old Patricia Briggs fan, of course this book is a 5 out of 5! I knew it was going to be a 5 out of 5 even before I’ve read it! What I didn’t expect was a killer bunny! Now that, is a fun thing to read! Then there is Wulfe making more of an appearance which I love! Love! Love! And other things I love which I cannot mention here without being spoilery…. What I kinda was disappointed though is that Sherwood did not bring Pirate to the 5 o’clock meeting

What this book is starting to feel though, is like Lt. Eve Dallas in the In Death series by JD Robb where only Dallas ever knows whodunit. That kind of gets old fast.

Not the best book in the series, however, I still enjoyed it immensely!!

 

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 5
Story itself = 4.5
Writing Style = 5
Ending = 4.5
World building = 5
Cover art = 5
Pace = 5
Plot = 5
Narration = 5

 

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 cherries

 

Books In The Mercy Thompson Series:
Click on the cover image to go to my review or to the GoodReads page of the book for more info.
                     

 

About Patricia Briggs
Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children’s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history. When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a natural choice. Patricia graduated from Montana State University with degrees in history and German and she worked for a while as a substitute teacher. Currently, she lives in Montana with her husband, children and six horses and writes full-time, much to the delight of her fans.

 


 

FTC Disclosure:
This book was purchased with private funds.
No money received for this review.

 

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BOUND

Bound by Cali Mann
Book 2 in the Thornbriar Academy series
Genre: urban fantasy / reverse harem
Format: ebook

 

 


About Bound:

Mated. When fate takes her choices away, Hailey fights back the only way she knows how.

She rebels, choosing the guy not on the menu.

But Thornbriar Academy isn’t as safe as it once was, and her deadly secret falls into the wrong hands.

Hailey’s going to need all her men to stay alive.

Bound is a the second book in this Why Choose, Dark Paranormal Romance series. Expect a tough as nails innocent, bullies, shifters, and love in this sexy new adult reverse harem romance.

Source: Info in the About Bound was taken from GoodReads at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0825FMGJV on 16/02/2020.

 

Buy Link(s):
 

 

My Thoughts:

Another few chapters in a bigger book. For another 173 pages (print ed) is a short and sweet read with a whooping cliffhanger ending. At this point we can already see the publishing pattern that this author is going to pursue with this series. Release every 200 pages or less of the book every few months or so at full length book price each time. The story telling quality and the urban fantasy world are really good, but I am not sure I like being squeezed every last drop of money like that. Because that is how it feels. But then again, I guess this kind of publishing technique is making the author a lot of money, I can understand that. I just do not like it. And maybe one of these days I’ll get annoyed enough to stop reading. However, I got a weakness for impressive black dragons…

 

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 4.5
Character development = 4
Story itself = 4
Writing Style = 4.5
Ending = 2
World building = 5
Cover art = 3
Pace = 4.5
Plot = 1.5

 

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 cherries

 

Books In The Thornbriar Academy Series:
 

 

Meet The Author

 

About Cali Mann:

I devoured my mother’s Gothic romance collection when I was a teen, so you can say that dark romance and I go way back. Give me a cozy chair, a snuggily feline, and a book any day.

I’ve been dreaming up my own magical worlds since I was small, and I’m so excited to share them with you.

calimann.com | twitter | facebook | amazon | goodreads

 

 

FTC Disclosure:
This book was purchased with private funds.
No money received for this review.

 

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FOUND

Found by Cali Mann
Book 1 in the Thornbriar Academy series
Genre: urban fantasy / reverse harem
Format: ebook

 

 


About Found:

Spirit shifters are killed at birth, except when they aren’t.

Raised by human traffickers, Hailey learned from an early age that the one person she could trust was herself.

But a shifter needs a pack, and Hailey doesn’t know who’s an enemy and who’s a lover. Or who to trust with a secret that could get her killed.

Source: Info in the About Found was taken from GoodReads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48986325-found on 06/01/2020.

 

Buy Link(s):
 

 

Terrin

My Thoughts:

Short and sweet read.

There isn’t much of a plot. Just an introduction to this world and the main characters and a big cliffhanger ending. However, it does have great story telling quality, now am hooked! The thing is, reverse harem is not my genre. But I was already halfway through this book before I realised that it is a reverse harem! And then again, I am kind of partial towards cat shifters and Terrin is a jaguar shifter … That speaks of the character development that is solid! Speaking of which… The good news is, the heroine is not too stupid to live. The bad news is, at 177 pages long (print ed.), the book is too freaking short!

 

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 4.5
Character development = 4
Story itself = 4
Writing Style = 4.5
Ending = 3
World building = 5
Cover art = 3
Pace = 4.5
Plot = 1.5

 

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 cherries

 

Books In The Thornbriar Academy Series:

 

Meet The Author

 

About Cali Mann:

I devoured my mother’s Gothic romance collection when I was a teen, so you can say that dark romance and I go way back. Give me a cozy chair, a snuggily feline, and a book any day.

I’ve been dreaming up my own magical worlds since I was small, and I’m so excited to share them with you.

calimann.com | twitter | facebook | amazon | goodreads

 


 

FTC Disclosure:
This book was purchased with private funds.
No money received for this review.

 

NOTE:
Amendments: on 17/02/2020 – added “SAVED” in the Books In The Series section + “My Thoughts”.

 

15/01/2020 Posted by | 4 cherries, book review, Cali Mann, Cherry's review, Cherry's reviews, ebook, elementals, review, reviews, shape shifter, Thornbriar Academy series, urban fantasy, vampire, vampires, werejaguars, werewolves | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BURN BRIGHT

 

BURN BRIGHT by Patricia Briggs (audiobook)

Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs
Narrated by Holter Graham
Book 5 of the Alpha & Omega series
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: ebook & audio

 


About Burn Bright:

They are the wild and the broken. The werewolves too damaged to live safely among their own kind. For their own good, they have been exiled to the outskirts of Aspen Creek, Montana. Close enough to the Marrok’s pack to have its support; far enough away to not cause any harm.

With their Alpha out of the country, Charles and Anna are on call when an SOS comes in from the fae mate of one such wildling. Heading into the mountainous wilderness, they interrupt the abduction of the wolf — but can’t stop blood from being shed. Now Charles and Anna must use their skills — his as enforcer, hers as peacemaker — to track down the attackers, reopening a painful chapter in the past that springs from the darkest magic of the witchborn…

Source: Info in the About Burn Bright was taken from GoodReads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35294265-burn-bright on 03/02/2018.

 

BURN BRIGHT by Patricia Briggs (UK over)

My Thoughts:

I find Holter Graham‘s words are not very clear and distinct so I am so very glad of kindle’s whisper sync feature where you can read the ebook and listen to the narration at the same time. Otherwise I would not have bought just the audiobook by this narrator. Having said that, I find Holter Graham‘s reading of this book is not as slurred as the previous book.

Patricia Briggs surprised me with the plotting with this book. I’m not really used to twists in urban fantasy. Most of the time they’re formulaic. So kudos to the author for the story building!! Not to mention the masterful story telling quality and wonderful world building, as usual! Now its post-great-read-depression!

 

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 5
Story itself = 5
Writing Style = 5
Ending = 5
World building = 5
Cover art = 4.5 (US)
Pace = (9 hrs and 47 mins listening time)
Plot = 5
Narration = 4

 

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 cherries

 

Books In The Alpha & Omega Series:

             

 

About Patricia Briggs
Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children’s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history. When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a natural choice. Patricia graduated from Montana State University with degrees in history and German and she worked for a while as a substitute teacher. Currently, she lives in Montana with her husband, children and six horses and writes full-time, much to the delight of her fans.

 


 

FTC Disclosure:
This book, in all it’s purchased formats, was bought with private funds.
No money received for this review.

 

05/10/2019 Posted by | 5 cherries, AlphaOmega series, audible, audible.co.uk, audiobook, audiobook review, audiobooks, book review, Cherry's review, Cherry's reviews, ebook, Holter Graham, kindle ebook, Mercy Thompson series, Patricia Briggs, review, reviews, shape shifter, urban fantasy, werewolves | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SHIFTING SHADOWS

 

SHIFTING SHADOWS by Patricia Briggs (UK over)

Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs
Narrated by Alexander Cendese and Lorelei King
Novellas in the Alpha & Omega and Mercy Thompson serieses
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: ebook & audiobook

 

 


About Shifting Shadows:

Mercy Thompson’s world just got a whole lot bigger…

A collection of all-new and previously published short stories featuring Mercy Thompson, “one of the best heroines in the urban fantasy genre today” (Fiction Vixen Book Reviews), and the characters she calls friends…

Includes the new stories…
“Silver”
“Roses in Winter”
“Redemption”
“Hollow”

…and reader favorites
“Fairy Gifts”
“Gray”
“Alpha and Omega”
“Seeing Eye”
“The Star of David”
“In Red, with Pearls”

Source: Info in the About Shifting Shadows was taken from GoodReads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20821263-shifting-shadows on 07/02/2018.

 

SHIFTING SHADOWS by Patricia Briggs (audio)

My Thoughts:

I believe that these collection of short stories or novellas in the world of Mercy Thompson would have been better read chronologically within the series’ timeline. As it is, I read them in one bulk as given here in this anthology after I’ve read the books that has been published already thus far. And a few of those books were read, like, donkey’s years ago, that I have forgotten the events in those stories already. This kind of diminished my enjoyment of the little stories here, however, I would still read them even though it is no longer according to chronological order because they are good reads. And I am a die-hard Mercy Thompson fan. Little bits of morsel to savour. Most of these little stories are like little snippets with in which the ending and the start was in the books in the series, therefore, if you haven’t read the books, it would not make a lot of sense and I presume that it would just be more frustrating than an enjoyable read. So caution to those who are not followers of this urban fantasy world. This anthology book is so not a good place to start reading about the Mercy Thompson world or the Alpha & Omega series.

Plot… some of the short stories does not have much of a plot because it is just a little slice of the bigger story in whatever book in which the short story fits into the Mercy Thompson timeline. So, in so many ways, the plot rating does not apply to this anthology. However, even though the stories here are just short and/or snippets, the wonderful story telling quality that is the trademark of this author still shines through, that is why this book remains a good read despite all my whining about it.

 

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 4
Story itself = (N/A)
Writing Style = 4
Ending = (N/A)
World building = 5
Cover art = 4
Pace = (14 hours & 52 minutes)
Plot = (N/A)
Narration = 3.5

 

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 cherries

 

Books In The Mercy Thompson Series:
Click on the cover image to go to my review or to the GoodReads page of the book for more info.

                     

 

Books In The Alpha & Omega Series:

             

 

About Patricia Briggs
Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children’s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history. When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a natural choice. Patricia graduated from Montana State University with degrees in history and German and she worked for a while as a substitute teacher. Currently, she lives in Montana with her husband, children and six horses and writes full-time, much to the delight of her fans.

 


 

FTC Disclosure:
This book, in all it’s purchased formats, was bought with private funds.
No money received for this review.

 

05/08/2019 Posted by | 5 cherries, Alexander Cendese, AlphaOmega series, audible, audible.co.uk, audiobook, audiobook review, audiobooks, book review, Cherry's review, Cherry's reviews, Lorelei King, Mercy Thompson series, Patricia Briggs, review, shape shifter, urban fantasy, vampire, vampires, werewolves | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

DEAD HEAT

 

DEAD HEAT by Patricia Briggs (US over)

Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs
Narrated by Holter Graham
Book 3 of the Alpha & Omega series
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: ebook & audiobook

 


About Dead Heat:

For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles’s role as his father’s enforcer. This time, their trip to Arizona is purely personal — or at least it starts out that way…

Charles and Anna soon discover that a dangerous Fae being is on the loose, replacing human children with simulacrums. The Fae’s cold war with humanity is about to heat up — and Charles and Anna are in the cross fire.

Source: Info in the About Dead Heat was taken from GoodReads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22571699-dead-heat on 03/02/2018.

 

DEAD HEAT by Patricia Briggs (UK over)

My Thoughts:

I dove straight into this book right after Fair Game because by then I became a rabid fan of this series.

Why can’t they keep Dan delos Santos‘ amazing cover art??! Somebody needs to clue in the UK art department that their cover art sucks!

This would be the second book I’ve listened to by Holter Graham. I have forgotten his halting way of reading. And he doesn’t pause or give any indication that the scene has changed and suddenly the story lines does not make sense so I have to go read the ebook for that part to understand what is going on. That made the pace a whole lot longer than the 11 hours listening time that this book is supposed to be. And then there’s the way he gives some characters a slurring way of talking, ala Al Capone or some such Italian mobsta. This made his words indistinct, and so not a desirable trait.

On the up side, this book has the same wonderful story telling quality and world building that this author is famous for! So needless to say that I enjoyed this book despite all my whining! The horse talk though, went right over my head.

 

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 4
Story itself = 4
Writing Style = 4.5
Ending = 4.5
World building = 5
Cover art = 4.5
Pace = (11 hours & 25 minutes)
Plot = 4
Narration = 3.5

 

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 cherries

 

Books In The Alpha & Omega Series:

             

 

About Patricia Briggs
Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children’s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history. When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a natural choice. Patricia graduated from Montana State University with degrees in history and German and she worked for a while as a substitute teacher. Currently, she lives in Montana with her husband, children and six horses and writes full-time, much to the delight of her fans.

 


 

FTC Disclosure:
This book, in all it’s purchased formats, was bought with private funds.
No money received for this review.

 

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FAIR GAME

 

FAIR GAME

Fair Game by Patricia Briggs
Book 3 in the Alpha & Omega series
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: ebook & paperback

 


About Fair Game:

They say opposites attract. And in the case of werewolves Anna Latham and Charles Cornick, they mate. The son — and enforcer — of the leader of the North American werewolves, Charles is a dominant alpha. While Anna, an omega, has the rare ability to calm others of her kind.

Now that the werewolves have revealed themselves to humans, they can’t afford any bad publicity. Infractions that could have been overlooked in the past must now be punished, and the strain of doing his father’s dirty work is taking a toll on Charles.

Nevertheless, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston, when the FBI requests the pack’s help on a local serial killer case. They quickly realize that not only the last two victims were werewolves — all of them were. Someone is targeting their kind. And now Anna and Charles have put themselves right in the killer’s sights…

Source: Info in the About Fair Game was taken from GoodReads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7942786-fair-game on 01/02/2018.

 

FAIR GAME

My Thoughts:

This is the first book in the series that got tantric magic in it, even including the original Mercy Thompson series. That was unexpected… With Hunting Ground, I was not so very enthusiastic about this series despite me being a big fan of Patricia Briggs. However by this book I became a devotee of this series. It finally got its hook on me after all these years! The darkness of the first novella which was the first entry into this series is now far, far away… So now I got to enjoy this author’s marvellous story telling quality again without that darkness looming over my reader’s head. So I enjoyed another great read from Patricia Briggs! What ticks me off though is the ugly cover art of the UK edition of this book! Why can’t they keep Dan delos Santos‘ amazing art??! And the Anna depiction of the UK cover art is not even apropos to the story! Whats that all about!! So the cover art rating I gave for this book relates to the US cover as opposed to the UK cover.

 

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 4.5
Story itself = 4.5
Writing Style = 4.5
Ending = 4.5
World building = 5
Cover art = 4.5
Pace = 5
Plot = 4

 

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 cherries

 

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About Patricia Briggs
Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children’s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history. When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a natural choice. Patricia graduated from Montana State University with degrees in history and German and she worked for a while as a substitute teacher. Currently, she lives in Montana with her husband, children and six horses and writes full-time, much to the delight of her fans.

 


 

FTC Disclosure:
This book was purchased with private funds.
No money received for this review.

 

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