Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Cast in sorrow - yet it's not time to be woeful

This review is based on a galley copy from NetGalley.

Cast in Sorrow is not a stand alone book,  it is a carry on from Cast in Peril, if you haven't read the rest of the series it is definitely not the one to start with but I will say if you like characters who grow with every reading then this is the series to read and get hooked on. 

It may sound crazy but this is a series which I feel I have invested feelings and emotions so I await each book with bated breath, and this  book as akways was worth the wait.
Kaylin, it seems to be in the wrong place which always leads  to more questions. The story swirls around making it hard to pinpoint the where the focus of the book will be in the beginning  but it becomes clear this is Kaylin and Teela book. 
Teela has always been there but to be honest, she was a character I enjoyed the interaction when it happened but not one I ever focused on.  

This book is  a discovery of the depth of care (love) Teela has for Kaylin and we see the relationship from Teela perspective.
You get to see Teela opening up which for a Barrani is a miracle but the Consort and The Lord of the West actually showing feelings nearly shocked me out of my chair.
The recitation at the Green does happen but like the journey to the Green it doesn't go as it should and without giving it away there is magic galore! There is also a lot of it is but it isn't , its like but not like which gets your noggin hurting but when the setting is to make Kaylin think outside of the box and she needs point of  references I guess there will be the need for its like but it's not like.
I thoroughly enjoyed the the roller coaster that is Kaylin's life! I hope to hear about the small dragon and what she will be naming him. 

The best lines are "you are a place that hope comes from and sometimes that's the only thing that keeps me moving. So, I need you in my life. Like I need fire or water or air or earth." 

The ending is not an ending which means there will be no despondency  but the day will come and I will find it hard to deal with.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Highlander Most Wanted -Maya Banks

If you are a fan of Highlander romance then you will enjoy this ... but those who dont read romance as a principle then this not the book for you.

Reading Highlander Most Wanted you have a  sense this is not a stand alone book, it's not as this is book 2. It's an easy read with an interesting premise, you do not get many books that the main character; Genevieve McInnes has been horribly abused. This is where Maya Banks has impressed me with an attempt to show the romance world that not every heroine  or her sitiuation needs to be perfect..... 

Bowen Montgomery hasn't come to rescues Genevieve originally,( this is where you may have wished to read book 1 ) he has come on a mission to rid the earth of Patrick McHugh. He doesn't do it but his actions allow another which a fantastic turn in the book.

This book has hooked me on to the series and I will be waiting impatiently for the next book as you can see some characters  romance arc with this book.