Hope Adams is a chaos half-demon.
She loves a good thrill, loves a good fight, and loves it when chaos vibes roll through her whenever hunky suave Karl Marsten, werewolf, is around.
I understand that I can make these book sounds incredibly insane and cheesy, but you don’t have to trust my writing, you have to trust Kelley Armstrongs.
Here is another example of exemplary writing and story telling.
We’ve met Hope before, we know what she’s like, and now we are getting a great adventure involving my favourite Cabal leader, Benecio ‘Kill You With A Thunder Bolt” Cortez, a gang of supernaturals looking to take down the Cabals, and the ever angry: Karl Marsten. With Hope at the forefront and trying to get a hold of her powers as they grow and sometimes debilitate her, we end up with a really fun book.
Great plot, great ending, just great, great, great.
Plus Hope continually puts Karl in his place whenever he gets out of line and I love that she’s always ribbing him.
This might actually be my favourite of the series.
I like that Jaime Vegas is the lead of this and she’s trying to rally more interest in a tv show of her own.
More importantly, I dig that while she has a super power she is the first person to admit that she is not built for the front lines of battle. Not because she’s scared, but because she knows she will be a liability to the other supernaturals with superior fighting powers. They will be forced to protect her and that just doesn’t do.
The most she can do is take off her shoe and try to stab someone with the heel.
She’s glamourous, hilarious, and knows she is super sexy. Which makes it even funnier that she acts like a tween with a schoolgirl crush whenever the Alpha of the wolf pack is around her.
As always, great book, clever writing, and amazing characters.
In past books we were introduce to a handful of side characters that never sounded like they would ever get their own books. Just helpful people on the sidelines to get the job of the main characters stuff done.
One such person was necromancer Jaime Vegas. A 40-something sexy red head of a television star who uses her powers to pad her starlet lifestyle on the medium circuit. The next two I never would have guessed would be rewritten into the books for one solid fact:
But what happens to us when we pass over? All supernaturals know that there is an afterlife, otherwise what are necromancers for?
In this book Eve Levine struggles with the prospect of giving up on the living world completely. Her daughter is still there after all. She wants, and needs, to make sure she is okay. With the help of Savannahs father, Kristof Nast, and Jaime Vegas, Eve tries to solve the puzzle of a century old serial killer who inhabits the bodies of women. A Nix she’s called and she loves her chaos, often leading both victims and hosts down a treacherous path of destruction.
The Fates have asked Eve to deal with it after already sending a handful of angels that have either been driven insane, thrown into alternate dimensions, or gone M.I.A.
Naturally Eve tells them where to stick it.
I enjoy how Kelley Armstrong has the ability to introduce her characters seamlessly and use the different voices of each character in such a way that you still enjoy the writing, but get new perspective each time. Eve is a little darker than the last few books because she was into dark magic, she was fine with killing someone as long as it was a means to an end or they were in her way and it was unavoidable. On the other side, she protected her daughter from this knowledge and she loves her kid and is motherly.
She always makes it interesting for us.