Ms. Adams has created a rich world of ancient shifters and almost as ancient feuds that really drew me into the world and made me want to learn more about the Dragonstar clan and the history of these ancient beings… loved the dragon-shifter world and mythos Ms. Adams has created in this story and I liked both the main characters quite a bit. They both share a deep love of family, honor and purpose. While I enjoyed Dark Embers, especially its mix of paranormal, biological warfare, emotions and mysteries, I really wished it had more plot and less sex.
I was soon caught up in the uneasy relationship between the mages and the kin, with the humans as (mostly) unaware bystanders. Ms. Jewel has created a fascinating magical world where nothing is quite what it seems and there are no clear victors…. I really want to see more of this world and the characters I’ve caught glimpses of so far. I’m hoping this is not the last book in this series, though, because there are other characters in the wings I’d love to hear more about.
I really enjoyed Trace of Fever and devoured it the moment I was able to get it for review. I truly enjoyed the pacing and the story but was struck by Trace’s not being too manly to make friends with a cat and his concern that even Priss pet is kept safe. That touched me. I enjoyed Priss’ attempts to fend for herself though I admit there were a few times I wanted to shake her by her hair when she pulled what was almost a TSTL action. Ms. Foster’s voice and the story pace kept those moments from distracting me too much, though.
My favorite thing, though, is Ms. Harrison’s voice. I was so caught up in Dragon Bound that I was reading sections aloud to my (long-suffering) partner. I laughed out loud quite a few times and I think yelled once or twice at the characters. I was heavily immersed and very sorry to have the story end. I’ve put this series on my auto-buy list now and can’t wait for the next one.
Kiss of Snow is definitely a love story between two powerful and stubborn people, each wanting the other yet unable to give an inch until pushed to their limits. Hawke and Sienna both have a need to protect those they see as family, even when the war and Sienna’s secret seem to make that impossible if they are together. Their courtship is wonderful and very wild but the characters show a depth of emotion that really held me captive. I stayed up far to late devouring Kiss of Snow and recommend it’s fast-paced, rich world and engrossing characters to those both new to the series and those considering reading it.