Sunday, November 3, 2013
The Vamps are Loose and It Gets Hairy for Mohawk Jenny! robgirlbooks' reviews of Bound by Night and Dragon's Game
5 STARS! Bound by Night is my first Larissa Ione book, and boy oh boy have I been missing out. The prologue took my breath away with a terrifying view of the world through the eyes of little Nicole Martin. We quickly discover there will be no warm fuzzies, not with counterpart Riker, the human hating, extra snarly, heartless vamp. Even the love story is going to be a jagged edge. There's a nice balance of traditional vampire attributes, like the ability to mystify humans, the ability to make the vamp bite an erotic or terrible experience, and the concept of mates, with a fresh alternate world where humans enslave vampires and vampires aren't so keen on that. I read this book in two days, that's how thoroughly the story hooked me.
5 STARS! Dragon's Game by E.J. Wesley is the 4th installment in the awesome NA urban fantasy Moonsongs novelette series. Did I stalk Amazon and E.J.'s website for a release date for this book? Yes I did. Book 3 (Dark Prelude) left us on the edge and worrying about our favorite tomahawk wielding heroine. Oh, Jenny can beat the crap out of any big bad, but I've always seen her as emotionally fragile. In Dragon's Game, I loved seeing her on her own and realizing for the first time how much it sucked to really live as an island. E.J. takes us on location to a nightclub in Houston. Would she have gotten into so much trouble if she had chosen a community center in a wholesome little town? Probably. If you haven't started this series and have a thing for heroines with an attitude problem, add it to your TBR list right quick. In about 14,000 words we get snark, a different take on our favorite monsters, and a friendship you can't help but cheer on. It's so good.