Another delightful Kinsmen novella from Ilona Andrews! First of all, let’s have a big round of applause for that beautiful cover, shall we? It’s gorgeous and fits the characters to a T.
Ramona and Matias are the heads of their respective warring families and both are stuck in a marriage of convenience with people they don’t love. When they are both betrayed, they have no choice but to work together to protect their families from humiliation and the huge blow to their reputation.
Ramona was an amazing woman, strong yet not cold. There was a warmth to her that made her so much more than just a ruthless leader. I loved her integrity and her sense of fairness.
Ah, Matias! Of course, we needed a sexy counterpart who would value Ramona and see how priceless she was. Their interactions left me in smiles.
The plot-line was excellent as we’ve come to expect from Ilona Andrews’ stories and that world-building left me with vivid visuals. This might be a novella but it had all the depth of a full novel. Fated Blades was excellent and that ending scene wasn’t just fantastic, it was perfect.
Hey, Book Dragons, have you read the Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews? If you haven’t, there’s an amazing experience waiting for you. Ilona Andrews finally revealed the cover for the conclusion to Catalina’s trilogy, Ruby Fever on their blog and it’s a beaut.
Saturday’s over, so that means tomorrow I’m gonna be mad all day. 😉
I’m binge-re-watching Teen Wolf from Season 2. Yes, I have no life.
Saturday Star: Maud Book/Series:Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles #4) – Ilona Andrews
The Innkeeper Chronicles by Ilona Andrews is one of my favorite series. I first met Maud and her daughter Helen in One Fell Sweep and they were cool characters but Dina was still my favorite. Then Maud and Helen got their own story in Sweep of The Blade and I learned just what a bad-ass Maud was.
She was such a pragmatic character, forced by circumstances to be a strong, indomitable person to protect her daughter. She was amazing. Every bit I uncovered about her endeared her even more to me. Helen was a fantastic mini-Maud. She was so cute and deadly, she was a mini-force to reckon with.
I loved Sweep of The Blade and how Maud and her daughter found a home and family with Arland. Aww, I miss them. Just talking about them makes me want to re-read the book.
How to participate in this meme:1. Credit the creator of this tag (Me! 😉 ) and link back.2. Answer the three questions pertaining to the character.3. Have fun revisiting your favorite characters and their worlds.Questions:1 - Saturday Star (Name the Character you want to feature.)2 - Which book or series does the character live in?3 - Why is this character among your favorites?
Hola, Book Dragons. I’m late to the release party but here it is. Happy book birthday to Blood Heir. At long last, we get Julie’s story.
Blood Heir (Aurelia Ryder #1) by Ilona Andrews
From Ilona Andrews, an all-new novel set in the Kate Daniels World and featuring Julie Lennart-Olsen, Kate and Curran’s ward.
Atlanta was always a dangerous city. Now, as waves of magic and technology compete for supremacy, it’s a place caught in a slow apocalypse, where monsters spawn among the crumbling skyscrapers and supernatural factions struggle for power and survival.
Eight years ago, Julie Lennart left Atlanta to find out who she was. Now she’s back with a new face, a new magic, and a new name—Aurelia Ryder—drawn by the urgent need to protect the family she left behind. An ancient power is stalking her adopted mother, Kate Daniels, an enemy unlike any other, and a string of horrifying murders is its opening gambit.
If Aurelia’s true identity is discovered, those closest to her will die. So her plan is simple: get in, solve the murders, prevent the prophecy from being fulfilled, and get out without being recognized. She expected danger, but she never anticipated that the only man she’d ever loved could threaten everything.
One small misstep could lead to disaster. But for Aurelia, facing disaster is easy; it’s relationships that are hard.
What about you guys? Any new releases you were anticipating today?
Dina of the Innkeepers is back! Innkeepers have their own special holiday, the Treaty Stay and you would think a special holiday would be a time for fun and partay! Am I right? But no, once again unexpected guests show up and Dina’s on damage control.
You think you’re normal, living an ordinary life and then you get thrown into the twilight zone where monsters are real and everything you knew about the world and life and who you are – none of that is real. Karina was a normal mom, on her way home with a van of children when an unexpected detour sent her world into chaos and terror.Continue reading “Book Review: Origins (Alphas 0.5) – Ilona Andrews”→
This book was in one word – Fantastic. I loved the notion of the Kinsmen with their countless abilities and the dynamics between the different families in power. The rules of engagement were intriguing and set the Kinsmen apart from normal people.