SEALED IN SIN is really a great urban fantasy. It’s got it all, action, romance and plot twists, with some creative mythology included. Though SEALED IN SIN plays off of a lot of typical urban fantasy tropes – the girl who doesn’t know she’s special all of a sudden developing powers, the dark and mysterious protector guy, etc – Cross really manages to take them and spin them her own way.
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ANGEL BAIT is a really fascinating story packed full of thrilling action and sensual romance. One issue I did have was my confusion over whether humans were aware of the paranormal creatures surrounding them or not. This issue really didn’t affect the story and it was cleared up pretty much. That aside, I loved the exploration of the nephilim (half angel half human) and the world in which they exist.
I was thrilled to finally get a novel length story featuring Ash and Janvier and jumped at the chance to read and review it. I fell in love with these Ash and Janvier in ANGEL’S PAWN and have been waiting impatiently for more about these two. There is some POV with Raphael and Elena which is great to see and it serves to push the main plot along as well as gives us a
Turns out I don’t have a lot to say about UNBORN. It was an interesting story, a little fallen angel, some Greek gods thrown in, and some nasty evil types that like to feed on souls and leave the unsuspecting human empty and free for possession by evil.
BEVERLY HILLS DEMON SLAYER is a fun book with some wacky dialogue, wonky magic, and weird creatures. This was yet another series that I am starting six books in but luckily it can be read as a standalone. The plot is pretty straightforward and even at its darkest moments it is able to keep things pretty light with a witty comment or two.
I think I’ve mentioned my love of all things angel at least once, so I won’t reiterate, but I will say that ANGEL KIN was a lovely addition to that bookshelf. The Nephilim ride again in this battle for good versus evil in an urban Detroit rife with supernatural creatures.
THE GIVEN is a satisfying and touching conclusion to the Celestial Blues series. The main mystery of who killed Griffin Shaw occupies THE GIVEN, surrounded by a plot that involves betrayal, organized crime, and murder, yet at its center, it’s a story about true love and finding peace with yourself.
I read a lot of YA novels., both paranormal and contemporary. I don’t know why the genre appeals to me as much as it does, I just go with it and eat them up like popcorn at the movies. Some authors nail the narrator voice perfectly, some sound like adults that are trying too hard to throw teen-slang in there to sound relevant. In THE A-WORD, Jenna’s voice – both in her thoughts and dialogue – is spot on.
I don’t know if it’s a throwback to being raised Catholic, but I just can’t seem to get enough of angel-themed books. TRUSTING AN ANGEL did absolutely nothing to disavow me of that love.
Something I love about the paranormal world lately is that authors seem to be shying away from copycat success and really taking paranormal elements and, to quote Rose Hathaway, making them their bitch. Larrieu takes some elements of mind magic, adds a few twists of her own and makes a wholly enjoyable universe.