Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5 Rafe’s human lover Eamon disappears through a portal to a differnet world after a ghoul attack. Rafe is a low ranking lord and thinks the king will not help so he decides to rescue his lover himself. As Eamon battles the elements and strange culture of the ghoul world […]
I would rate this 3.5 stars.
This is the second book in this series and takes place six months later. You can read it without reading Uncommon Ground, but the recaps make the plot sound crazy and the first story is charming and sexy. Why miss it? In fact, I almost think it should have been one book without the recapping. It is only the hot love scenes that morph into love between the two leads in the first story, that help carry the weight of this story–giving the reader something to be emotionally invested in. Dylan and Lang are now living together. Josh, who is a friend of Lang’s and appears in the first book for a nanosecond, is Dylan’s partner in his new art school venture. Josh’s life partner Micah, is mentioned, but doesn’t really have a major role. Apparently, these two characters are from stories by another author, but I didn’t read those and don’t feel like I missed anything. Upero, the ship AI, is evolving, making it much more of a real character.
This story is a more serious that the first one. That makes sense as they start facing family pressure for taking their relationship to the next level and facing the changes made to Dylan’s DNA. The latter issue has attracted the interest of Wren Clan. This sets in motion a chain of events that threaten Lang and Dylan’s future. What saves them is focusing on their humanity–their acts of rebellion change the alien mission on Earth. I do wonder if the seeds planted towards of end of this will grow into a rebellion and change the structure of their society, or if integration with humans will cause that naturally over time. But that is a possible then, and this is now. In the now, I felt like the author wrote Dylan into a bit of a box plot wise and was only mostly successful in writing Dylan out. I have a difficult time, with how the Wren characters are depicted, believing that they are done trying to control Earth affairs, and won’t follow up with Dylan at some point, so this didn’t quite feel finished even though there is an ending and it’s not a cliffhanger. This is a little less detailed than I am used to from this author. I enjoyed both books and I like the characters.
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Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Korden finds out his brother Rennett has been found alive after being missing for a year. They had searched for Rennett’s trail after he went missing, but it had gone cold. Korden’s suffered the loss of access to his sibling link, which is limited by distance. His friends and […]
Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Mirtoff is Speaker General of the Nentraee people, who are divided into seven clans. Their home world is gone and now they live in 450 ships, searching for a new home. They have had disastrous experiences with other species so when they find evidence of intelligence on Earth they […]
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Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5 This is the fourth book in the Claimings series with an overarching plot, so these should be read in order. There are also alien words used without context, which you would need to be aware of beforehand. This is the continuation of Liam and Ondry’s journey aboard the Rownt […]