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review 2017-06-10 01:56
Sold on the series
White Hot - Ilona Andrews

I had SO MUCH FUN. You could make a chart of who corresponds with whom in the Daniels series, but frankly, I don't give a damn. It was sexy, it was fast, it had cute beasties doing a Mission Impossible stint, and everyone had their badass moment. I'm a happy camper.

It ended in a cliff-hanger of sorts, and I weep thinking of the wait. It could have been left gracefully without the urgency note and I would still have been terribly impatient to know how everything proceeds. I'll forgive it this time because I do love this writing team.

More please.

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review 2017-04-26 20:46
Closing the circle.
Feversong: A Fever Novel - Karen Marie Moning

Heh. I'd wondered in the 5th volume, but we were turned around so many times, I'd dropped it. Nice mind-screw.


Like this whole saga, the book rating will be very subjective. I had a lot of fun, and enjoyed the twist and turns and ridiculous fits of mightiness; rolled my eyes at some of the drama (though I got itchy eyes at some points) and in-depth search inside the characters brain-process (get on with it! Ohhh, that's why!), and loved how it fucks with your suspicions and it's own worlds-building. The shifty morality of most the cast (a point that would stick to most readers craw) bothers me none at all


Lots fertile ground for off-shot stories, but mostly neatly tied.


I so have to re-read all nine books now I know.

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review 2017-04-19 01:11
I saw that one coming
Echoes in Death - J.D. Robb

Well, it played much like I expected. It's a pretty piece of hipocresy, or character-centered morality; but then Eve's un-compromising posture has been shifting as she becomes a more rounded human being instead of sorely a cop, so I don't quite get where the reader's rage is coming from.


It's no great height in this long-runner, but it's not dreadful either. And if anything, I would have expected haters of this one to give up volumes ago


around the time the whole Homeland bit came to light and she got Roarke to erase those files, I reckon.

(spoiler show)


Wait, I'm editing because I saw some valid poits raised: flateness of lines; missed sassy, capable Peabody, got some secretary sim instead; too much going about the redecoration (about the only comment on that that served any purpose was some off-handed line about how the study now felt integrated to the style of the house intead of separate); and too much damned rape and/or child abuse going in this saga lately. Eve says at some point that she misses greed or rage classic, and I think we do too...


So yeah. I still stand by and say it wasn't horrid, but it is getting a bit flat.

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review 2016-11-01 03:01
So here I am, finished with the re-read
Magic Shifts - Ilona Andrews

Eighth part is not so shiny on a second round. Compared with the previous volume at least. The episode contained is engaging, and there where some developements, mostly showing where everyobody fits now the landscape has changed so drastically. In a way, it is a necessary install to get things settled before going forward, and the plot is a way to carry the overarching details.


I missed more pages with my favourite characters, but we got Mitchell, who was interesting, and some detail to Luther, who was a passing name in the 5th and is a blast.


Mahon makes me feel like getting me a bear-rug.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2016-10-25 13:00
Packed three prongs
Magic Breaks - Ilona Andrews

I'd forgotten how fast this one goes to the deep end. Mostly because while Hugh is an unforgettable heavy weight, everything in my recollection got eclipsed by the second half. Except the bit on the Order chapter. That was a doozy of epic proportions.


Bits to remark on: Curran smashed Erra's ward with brute force alone, but Hugh couldn't get past Kate's even when he's a natural magic prodigy. Scary, huh?. I bet that one stuck to his craw.


Dessandra was awesome. Lonesco's reaction to her way of relating to Kate (everyone's way of relating to Kate, really) was priceless too.


Are you always this informal?


And Ghastek, his story, his stated price and Kate's cryptic response


"You survived, didn't you?"


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