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review 2017-10-02 17:27
Entertaining Read
Hell Hath No Fury (Devilish Debutantes Book 1) - Annabelle Anders

Hell Hath No Fury is a well-written and entertaining read. Despite a few phrases that were a bit out of place with time, Anders does a good job of setting the scene and drawing the reader in. We also get some suspense with our romance as the honorable Stephen and our fiery heroine, Cecily, work to manipulate Flavion, and it appears that someone is out to get rid of Cecily... Permanently. The chemistry between Stephen and Cecily can't be denied, even though Stephen's honor demands that he do just that and the banter between them adds some wit and fun to the story. With some characters we can love and some we can love to hate, this romance kept me turning pages to see if this pair would get their happy ever after and if the bumbling Flavion would get his just desserts. 

Overall, this is a solid debut from Anders and I look forward to seeing what's next from this author.

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review 2017-08-27 12:26
Hell Hath No Fury (Devilish Debutantes) by Annabelle Anders
Hell Hath No Fury (Devilish Debutantes Book 1) - Annabelle Anders

 

It's dangerous, endearing, dramatic scandal. Hell Hath No Fury should be renamed, It's complicated. Cecily married for love, will she cheat for the same reason?  Two people are caught up in the machinations of a devious plot that can only end in heartache.  Love is a battlefield and Ms. Anders puts readers right on the front lines.  A tempting display of romance.

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review 2015-09-16 18:30
Review: Red She-Hulk vol. 1 & 2 by Jeff Parker
Red She-Hulk: Hell Hath No Fury - Carlo Pagulayan,Jeff Parker
Red She-Hulk Volume 2: Route 616 (Marvel Now) - Wellington Alves,Carlo Pagulayan,Jeff Parker

This was one I was interested in from the get-go. Betty Ross has, surprisingly, become one of the more interesting characters in the Marvel universe. Not only did they completely and unprecedentedly subvert the 'girlfriend existing to cause manpain' trope, but they did it by dealing with something that's generally avoided, and that's female anger. She's had a boyfriend who has constantly run away from her, and a father who consistently manipulated and used her to get at Bruce. And now Betty's pissed. Not only that, but she's discovered a new found sense of liberation, of power.

 

Of course, that'd all be just a good idea on paper with crappy execution, but Jeff Parker makes her a real, fully rounded character with a great sense of humor as well as compassion, righteousness and, well, rage, and gives her a fantastic sidekick in the form of Machine Man. Strangely, this is my first exposure to Aaron Stack, and the character shines. As a duo, they carry what is at times a questionable story with a few, but not many, problems. Man-Thing, Marvel's own Swamp Thing rip-off, makes a rather wonderful appearance, and I love that it's Jen Walters that rides in to save the day, not Bruce.

 

But there are some problems. The end was confusing as hell. I actually had to Google it to have it explained to me what had happened. The early appearance by the Avengers was welcome, but some of the characters seem strangely out of character to suit the story. Also, I thought that Nikola Tesla's involvement felt a bit campier than the story really deserved.

 

But those really are small complaints. The biggest problem is how short the run was before it was cancelled. It never really got a chance to shine with, I think, only eight issues. But it's a wonderful read, and one I enjoyed completely.

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review 2014-05-09 22:54
The elusive DNF!
Hell Hath No Fury - David Weber,Linda Evans

This book was a regretful DNF for me.

 

I can't shake the feeling this is a decent book. The politics seem convoluted but not impenetrable. There's a wide variety of characters, and the dichotomy of one army with advanced tech and the other with magic and dragons was really cool. There were scenes that I got really invested in, absolutely loved.

 

But man, I just did not CARE and I'm not entirely sure why. Part of it was probably the unusual naming conventions that left me having difficulty differentiating people. Even using the glossary (and I did, at the beginning of almost every chapter, because I literally could not remember who they were) I was lost.

 

Also, part of the problem may be that this is apparently a book 2, despite the fact that my copy of the book explains this nowhere on the cover. I thought once I found out that I must have just been an idiot and missed it. But no. I scoured it, a friend did too, and the only place in the book that lets you know is the page inside that lists the authors' other works.

 

Maybe if I had the context of the first book, I would have had a better time keeping the characters straight and that would have allowed me to really fall in love with the strong parts of the narrative. But I didn't, and I'm not going to go back and try it again. Alas.

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