Oct 202015
 
Review: Midnight Thief

Meh. This book left me feeling meh. It’s not so much that I disliked it, I just didn’t feel much for it at all. Kyra was very mousy and naive for someone who grew up on the street. She seemed rather bland and one dimensional. I just never came to care for her much. I did enjoy Tristan’s character, although he was rather stereotypical. He did have a little depth to him, which made him my favourite of the bunch, but there honestly wasn’t much to choose from. I found the story really slow to start. It seemed to take […]

Oct 132015
 
Review: By a Thread

It’s always sad to say goodbye to a series, but I think I’m done. I was on the fence with the last book, and the constant repetition again in this book has sealed the deal. It’s too bad as the plot is quite exciting, and I enjoy the characters, but I just can’t handle another retelling of Gin’s entire life story. This book had a plot that was basically completely separate from the previous books, and it was refreshing. It was also great to see Donovan Caine make a reappearance, even if he is still an obnoxious jerk. Gin’s continued […]

May 072015
 
Review: Spider’s Revenge

Oh, the whining and repeating. It almost made me DNF the book and the entire series because I just couldn’t take any more whining. For an assassin, Gin sure complains a lot. And if I have to listen to the story of the night Gin’s family died one more time, I’m seriously quitting this series. There is only so much repetition I can take. If those two elements were taken out though, this was a thrilling, and very series advancing book. A lot happens, and it really pulls Gin’s whole chosen family together. It seems that with each book Gin’s […]

Mar 172015
 
Review: Magic Study

It’s been almost a year since I read the first book in the series, but this book made it so easy to slip back into the world and characters. It felt very smooth, with just the right amount of recap. I found it interesting that the focus of this book is so different from the first. In this one, Yelena meets her family and basically goes to school to learn how to control her magic. It was an interesting development, and one that opened up a whole new range of issues, along with ones that continued from book one. I […]

Mar 092015
 
Review: Mortal Heart

I really enjoyed this ending book of the trilogy. It was incredibly sweet and romantic. Not at all what I’d expect from a series about assassin nuns, but when I look back at the series overall, there was a lot of romance, and it was all handled really well. Something that I didn’t really pick up while reading, but seems obvious looking back is the symbolism of the titles. It really speaks to the purpose of each book, and what portion of the god is revealed. It is a really nice touch to have such meaningful titles. The high point […]

Mar 042015
 
Review: Tangled Threads

The more books I read (or listen to as I love the audiobooks) in this series, the more I realize that Gin is a big softie. She may be an accomplished and feared assassin, but she’s fiercely loyal to people she cares about, and she has a strong need for justice. It’s a unique characteristic in her line of work, and means that she seems to spend more time taking care of people and saving the underdog than she does doing strictly pay-for-hire jobs. It makes her character quite likeable. Another character I really like is Owen. He’s so sweet […]

Dec 042014
 
Review: Venom

Another solid addition to the series, I really loved getting to know the characters in this story. We see more of Finn and Sophia and lots of Owen. I really like each of these characters, and how they develop. I did notice more repetition in this book than in the previous ones. It’s a hard line to follow in a series, what to repeat and what to assume readers know. In this case, I feel like a little less repetition would have been fine. Overall, a good story with lots of character development. I really enjoy this series, and have […]

Nov 182014
 
Review: Beyond the Shadows

The final book in any trilogy usually has a lot it needs to accomplish, and this book was no different. I’m very happy that not only did it wrap everything up in a satisfying and believable way, but there was a depth to the story that I was not expecting. I mentioned in reviews for previous installments that this series has a lovable protagonist, and that the series overall is supposed to have a balance of light and dark. Where the first book was really dark, this finale was really light. I was very surprised at how prevalent the theme […]

Oct 102014
 
Review: Web of Lies

When the first book ended with Gin determined to retire from the killing business, you knew it wouldn’t last. After all, it wouldn’t be much of a series if all Gin did was make barbeque, no matter how good it sounds. In this book, Gin’s slightly softer side is revealed as her case revolves around helping an old friend of Fletcher’s with a currently and deadly problem. I enjoyed Gin’s character and her antics. She’s sassy and straight forward and knows her mind. She’s a fun UF heroine who is a pleasant to watch work. One thing I did notice […]

Aug 292014
 
Review: Poison Dance

A standalone prequel, this is an exciting introduction to the world and setting used in Midnight Thief. I was impressed at how much history and set up were included, especially since there was no dreaded info dumping. I got to learn quite a bit about the Guild and how it works, and met some very interesting characters. As a way to make me interested in the actual first book, this prequel did its job. I’ve heard there are discrepancies in feel and tone between this prequel and the first book, and that makes me sad as this prequel was quite […]