More book catch up!
Guardians Book 4
Because I read a novella from later in the timeline before I read this book, I kind of knew how it was going to turn out, but for most of the book I swear I didn't see how they were going to manage it.
Guild Hunter Book 1
So ... I like this series a lot, buy there were couple of plot twists that I hadn't run into before & that took me a while to wrap my head around: vampires are ... made my angels. & archangels ... rule the world. Basically. If that's a little too weird for you - or blasphemous - I would not recommend this book. If you think that's cool, get to the library =)
Kate's relationship with Curran, and her relationship with the Order, have both been seriously rocky over the course of the first 3 books - and both come to a head in this book. I found both outcomes pretty satisfying - for completely different reasons - and I'm looking forward to book #5. Nixxy if you're reading I have to thank you because I remember I picked up the first book on your recommendation =)
Guardians Book 5
Some people might classify these as rather formula, because the love stories from each book are all kind of similar in that there's so much miscommunication & missed chances & uncertainty - but the reason I like the series is that the relationships & sexy bits actually take a backseat to the storyline & the overall mytharc. Different main characters every time, but those from previous books don't just like ride off into the sunset or conveniently disappear, they're still major players in the story, just not the particular book if that makes sense.
After her transformation, Elena must master her new skills - but with an invitation from the oldest archangel that can't be denied, she doesn't have much time to learn. This was easier for me to get into than the first one, since I knew what I was getting into, but I was hoping they'd get back to New York & it looks like I'll have to wait for the 3rd book for that - which isn't out until January 2011.
Kitty Norville Book 8
Anyone who reads this series knows that Cormac got out of prison at the end of the last book - but he's not the same as when he went in. For one thing, being on parole he can no longer tote around large amounts of firearms =( But it seems he's come out with a few even more useful skills .... hmmm, don't want to give any spoilers! But I can't wait for the next book. You probably get sick of me saying that LOL, but I really love a good long-running series. I get really attached to the characters & I really enjoy a multi-book mytharc, with some questions being answered while others are being raised across the entire series.
Guardians Book 7
I know it looks like I skipped book 6 - but #6 was only a novella, included in the anthology First Blood which will show up a little later in my list because I read the short for this series & then I'm being super slow finishing the rest of the book LOL. Things are labelled differently depending on where you look, but I usually go by what they have on Fantastic Fiction because that's my go-to book site to see what's coming up next or what I need to go back & read =)
Guardians Book 9
Another gap due to a novella - book 8 was included in the anthology Must Love Hellhounds, which I think I read earlier this year although it may have been late last year. The main character from this book, Irena, has I think the most kick-ass Guardian power so far of all the books - she can manipulate metal. And I don't just mean that she make weapons - although she does - but she can temporarily replace her own limbs if one happens to be hacked off in battle.
Guardians Book 10
This is one of the few covers that actually shows a Guardian with their wings - I should mention that (unlike the Guild Hunter series) they're not actually angels. They're humans who die while saving the life and/or soul of someone else from a demon & are given the opportunity to continue fighting ... well, cheesy as it sounds basically to continue fighting the forces of evil =)
This anthology featured novellas by Angela Knight, Nalini Sign, Virginia Kantra & Meljean Brook.
All authors that I love - and with one exception, none of the stories were set in the worlds that I anticipated. Which was OK I suppose, but I was hoping for another Guardians story from Meljean, and another Guild Hunter story for Nalini & instead I got an introduction to Meljean's new steampunk series, and a visits to Nalini's other established series which I haven't read yet - it was on my list, & after reading this novella it's actually moved up on my list =) So sometimes it's perfectly fine to get something other than the expected.
All caught up for now - but quite a stack out from the library. Thanks for reading.