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Jabril (Vampires in America Book 2) (English Edition)
Jabril (Vampires in America Book 2) (English Edition)
Prix : EUR 5,27

4.0 étoiles sur 5 In the continuity of the last book, 7 juillet 2013
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Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Jabril (Vampires in America Book 2) (English Edition) (Format Kindle)
However, after seeing Jabril's court, Cynthia feels more in sympathy with the young girl and finds it hard to understand how Jabril manage to become the tutor of two rich and orphan heiress. In addition, Jabril don't seem to expect Cynthia to be successful and has already engaged another PI. It seems that it was just an excuse to meet Raphael's new lover.

This book is in the continuity of the last one in the series. We discover new characters which prove to be as interesting as the previous ones, we see Cynthia works as a PI and try to figure out her relationship with Raphael. All in all, it was exactly what I was expecting and I wasn't disappointed. It is a great series but I'm not sur I will read the next books as they focus on different characters that are almost totally unknown to us.

One thing which annoyed me is Cynthia's references to fashion when she chooses what to wear, as I have totally different opinion on her clothes and accessories. Also, Jabril comes from an old Arab family and the way he is presented is rather too cliché.


Magic Graves (Kate Daniels) (English Edition)
Magic Graves (Kate Daniels) (English Edition)
Prix : EUR 1,49

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Great stories, possible introduction to the series, 7 juillet 2013
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Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Magic Graves (Kate Daniels) (English Edition) (Format Kindle)
Review for a questionable client

This novella shows us Kate und Saiman's first meeting and how she end up saving his life and catching his interest. It was a classic Kate Daniels' story with some mythological creature, powerful mage and Kate chopping bit of monster with her sword. I love Kate and Saiman's banter, they were really fun. It was a great story and a possible introduction to the series.


Angels of Darkness
Angels of Darkness
Prix : EUR 8,84

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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Some great stories by well known authors and a good surprise, 7 juillet 2013
Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Angels of Darkness (Format Kindle)
I bought this book for Ilona Andrews and Nalini Singh's stories but surprisingly, my favorite was Nocturne by Sharon Shinn. This novel shows us an angel who has become blind after an accident and who cannot fly anymore and a young woman who will try to give him back the will to live and to help him to go back to the sky. This story was excellent and really moving.

Nalini Singh story was ok. I love the world she created but the new characters introduce in this story are not my favorites.

Ilona Andrews introduces us to a new world, as interesting as all the other she created, but she said that the original story was more grim and that she had had to tone it done and add some hint of romance in it and I think that it suffers from it.

As for Ascension by Meljean Brook, I didn't really care for the story or the characters and it was the weak point of the collection for me.


Silver Shark (Kinsmen Series Book 2) (English Edition)
Silver Shark (Kinsmen Series Book 2) (English Edition)
Prix : EUR 2,49

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Even better than the last book in the series, 7 juillet 2013
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Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Silver Shark (Kinsmen Series Book 2) (English Edition) (Format Kindle)
This short novella is set in the same world as Silent Blade. Here we discover some new aspects of this world which get even more fantastic. I really appreciate the new characters and enjoy this story even more than the last one. It's a shame it's the last in the series.


Silent Blade
Silent Blade
Prix : EUR 2,11

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A fantastic world building, 7 juillet 2013
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Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Silent Blade (Format Kindle)
The new world created by Ilona Andrews is really fantastic and she knows how to let us discover it little by little. The characters were well drawn and I love how their relationship evolves. There were not great epiphany and it take them time to forgive and move on. All in all, it was really moving and credible.

I am just disappointed that there are only two book in the series. It's a shame as it has a lot of potential.


Of Swine and Roses (English Edition)
Of Swine and Roses (English Edition)
Prix : EUR 0,89

4.0 étoiles sur 5 A very fun short story, 7 juillet 2013
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Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Of Swine and Roses (English Edition) (Format Kindle)
This book is about a young girl forces by circumstances to go on a date with a boy she hates. When she thought that it couldn't get any worst, an unexpected event happens.

This short story is set in a new world, so because of this the world building is rather poor. Yet, Ilona Andrews' writing is as funny and witty as ever and I really appreciated the story. It's a good way to discover her writing.


Georgette Heyer's Regency World
Georgette Heyer's Regency World
par Jennifer Kloester
Edition : Broché
Prix : EUR 12,81

5.0 étoiles sur 5 An excellent reference book for the regency period, 7 juillet 2013
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Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Georgette Heyer's Regency World (Broché)
This book is a must have for every writers writing during the regency period. From a reader perspective, it is also useful to better understand the rules of the time and the way people were living there. There was no great discovery in it for me as I already know the period pretty well, but this book is really useful as a reference book.


Angels' Pawn: A Companion Novella to Angels' Blood
Angels' Pawn: A Companion Novella to Angels' Blood
Prix : EUR 2,31

5.0 étoiles sur 5 An excellent short story, 7 juillet 2013
Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Angels' Pawn: A Companion Novella to Angels' Blood (Format Kindle)
In this world, angels are the more powerful being. They create vampires to serve them and help them rule over humans. There is nonetheless a guild of vampire hunters who hunt rogue vampires to kill them or bring them back to their angel.

This was an excellent short story about Ashwini, a guild hunter, and Janvier, the vampire that she always seems to be hunting. Here they are obliged to make an alliance in order to catch a bigger threat.

I love the relationship between the two of them and their witty banter; they were really fun to read about. The story itself, was nice if a little short, it left me wanting for more.

I have already read the rest of the series, but this book seems to be a great way to discover it.


Angels' Pawn: A Guild Hunter Novella
Angels' Pawn: A Guild Hunter Novella
Prix : EUR 2,99

5.0 étoiles sur 5 An excellent short story, 7 juillet 2013
Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Angels' Pawn: A Guild Hunter Novella (Format Kindle)
In this world, angels are the more powerful being. They create vampires to serve them and help them rule over humans. There is nonetheless a guild of vampire hunters who hunt rogue vampires to kill them or bring them back to their angel.

This was an excellent short story about Ashwini, a guild hunter, and Janvier, the vampire that she always seems to be hunting. Here they are obliged to make an alliance in order to catch a bigger threat.

I love the relationship between the two of them and their witty banter; they were really fun to read about. The story itself, was nice if a little short, it left me wanting for more.

I have already read the rest of the series, but this book seems to be a great way to discover it.


Raphael (Vampires in America Book 1) (English Edition)
Raphael (Vampires in America Book 1) (English Edition)
Prix : EUR 2,68

4.0 étoiles sur 5 A good surprise, 7 juillet 2013
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Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Raphael (Vampires in America Book 1) (English Edition) (Format Kindle)
This novel remind me a lot of Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh. First, there is the name of the hero, Raphael in both case. Then the circumstance under which they met the heroines and the kind of relationship they have with them. In this novel, though, I find that Raphael relationship with his subordinate is better done, you know that he is their king and that they fear him. However I appreciate less the writing itself, I think it is less fluid. I also like better the characters of Angels' blood. A thing that particularly annoyed me is Cynthia's relationship with her sister Holly. The later is staying at Cynthia's house under an obvious excuse and yet she insults daily Cynthia, she criticizes her way of life and all her actions. For me, it's totally stupid and rude as she is staying at Cynthia's home, the less she could do is be polite to her and make herself useful around the house. But the worst is that Cynthia does nothing and says absolutely nothing. Sister or not, I would have threw her outside a long time ago. And when Holly endanger Cynthia's job, her life and the privacy of her clients, Cynthia still says and do nothing apart from taking back the keys to her house. I find it hard to respect her after that.

Apart from that, the plot was good. Cynthia is a PI which is not a big originality in this genre, but we actually saw her do some credible PI job which was an agreeable surprise.

All in all, this series was a good surprise and I will read the next book to see how things will evolve between the characters.


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