Destroying books since 1999.
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Ok, so apparently I am between the 5 people who didn't like this series. Nah, kidding. They're about 300 people, out of 3998, meaning that approx 7.5% of people didn't like it.
Anyways, I’m going to keep this short. I managed to go through exactly half of the book before giving up. And trust me, it wasn’t easy. Darkhouse? Experiment in Terror? I was expecting a horror theme: loads of creepy scenes, scares and worries. I got an annoying new adult that focuses on the super-hot male protagonist, who’s a total prick, and some random “scary” scenes. Needless to say, I needed more than that to be happy.
Nope. Couldn't even read a quarter of it.
Free today, 10th Aug 2013, on Amazon. Get it here
So, I’m doing a new review series called Failrotica. The purpose of this is to explore the depths of human relationships when it comes to romance novels. Erotica, in particular.
I need to mention that I’ll be a complete troll about it, so if you actually enjoy this genre then I might advise you to avoid reading my reviews since they most probably will make you angry. I’m a nice person. I care.
Back to my introduction. I’ll be choosing only la crème de la crème of erotica. Yes, I do find erotica boring and extremely repetitive, so I need good material to work with. This being said, I’ll go for monster, bizarro and fairytale retellings - because they just crack me up.
Let’s start with the raping of one of my most favorite childhood books, shall we?
Mild spoilers, which are conveniently hidden in spoiler tags, ahead.
This was a bumpy ride. A ridiculously fun yet painful ride. Let me start by saying that I’m pretty much crazy about Ilona Andrews’ books. Kate Daniels is between my most favorite series ever. I’m not exaggerating, it really is. I’ve been waiting for this book, like all of you guys, I’m sure, for about a year. Some of my Goodreads friends got the ARC a month before the release. I hated them. Still kind of do. I’ve been avoiding Goodreads in order not to get Magic Rises spoiled in any way. Yep, I’m that paranoid.
Anyways, as much as I love the author and the characters, I can’t help but feel that there is something wrong with Magic Rises. Now don’t get me wrong, I loved it but there were some things that bothered me, and I couldn’t ignore them as much as I tried. I’m not going to say much about the positive things because they’re the typical thing you would expect from a Kate Daniels book. All the awesomeness is there, all most of the cool characters are there. A relatively new villain, Hugh, who is pretty badass. For some crazy reason I really loved him. And we get more of Kate and Curran. What more do you want?