It breaks my heart to do this but I can only give this novel, the 7th in the Yellowrock series, a 3 star review!
For the first time in the entire series, it took me nearly a week to read this instalment end to end - I found myself comfortably doing other things in my spare time instead of grabbing the book and escaping into another favourite world.
Ms Hunter writes beautifully. She writes captivating tales that keep us poor, starving readers tied to her pages in total fascination. She writes about a kick-ass heroine who is feared by all the fang-heads and other sups but is capable of loving, and being loved by, Angie baby and the rest of her motley crew. Ms Hunter created Jane and Beast, an I/we symbiotic entity that clearly demonstrates the strength and instinct of Beast coupled with the human-heart softness of Jane. A balance, if you like.
I read this book while on holiday in the States and I was utterly delighted with it! Ms Illene has introduced a refreshing storyline with strong, original supernatural characters who play ever so well (and sometimes not!) with our favourite werewolves, vampires and witches.
Melena is a Sensor, a rare supernatural who can sense other supernaturals and who is immune to the powers wielded by them. Sensors have a history of being hunted and killed for their abilities so Melena, like others of her kind, has kept her abilities secret to protect her life. Until her best friend disappears and the trail leads her to Alaska, a haven for supernatural entities of all kinds.
This series keeps on getting better and better. It is also longer then the preceding books which was a joy - I usually read so fast and this book took me almost two days to finish. If you haven't yet read the earlier novels, I highly recommend you do so as Mr Henwick doesn't follow the norm when it comes to adding in snippets of the previous novel in order to tie it all together for you! I re-read ALL of them before starting Wild Card :-)
Amber Farrell continues to (unintentionally) buck the Supernatural system as she tries to come to terms with who, and what she is. Her sense of balance, of what's inherently right, unfortunately doesn't mix well with all the political ramifications of Supernatural politics and Emergence. Caught between two supernatural cultures, she finds herself reacting with what feels right and which, to others, is seen as dangerous, impulsive and untrustworthy. I like it!
When I was 5 years old, I remember whining to my father that I will NEVER be able to read – It was just too hard!
I was 13 before I successfully read my first adult book – a Mills & Boon classic romance (cringe..) but the thrill of reading an entire story was, at that time, a life altering, joyful experience. I recall whooping with excitement while I jumped around the kitchen table, my mother looking on with a proud, but baffled, look on her face.
Now it’s time to say “thank you” to all those wonderful authors who travelled with me on my life’s journey. This site is for you, a small token of appreciation of the many joys you have brought me over the years.>