Bite Me was an amusing tale of hybrid shifters, were-honey badgers and a search for vengeance and retribution. Trust me, no one wants to be on the bad side of a honey badger clan! I laughed a lot though I don’t recommend this as a standalone because the many appearances of previous series characters will leave you confused if you don’t know them. An amusing story, if a bit light on the romance part.
Once again Ms. Ione has built on folklore and mythology to evolve her fascinating world of humans, demons, angels and strange beasts. The richness of the Horsemen and how they balance the good and bad sides of their gifts (or curses) in a fascinating read…I devoured Eternal Rider in a single afternoon and was already looking to pre-order the next book in this series. Eternal Rider was fast-paced, wonderfully complex and emotion-packed.
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.
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.