I feel a bit bad that all I do lately is talk about books when I started my blog because of perfumes but I need to get these books off my chest and in the mean time, I am smelling many different things and will talk about them soon, I promise.
I was a fan of Keri Arthur even before her Riley series kicked off. This is the last book in the series (for a change, it seems most series these days go on indefinitely).
At the beginning of the book, I got a bit scared that this might veer in the wrong direction than what I anticipated from Riley books. The last one ended when Riley had to kill her soul mate (which is really bad for a werewolf since you only get one per life). Even though she is half vampire, half werewolf, it almost killed her and we get into Moon Sworn reading a lot about how she is questioning everything about her life and should be grateful for Quinn but her soul is shattered and so on and on. You see why I got a bit scared?
Anyway, the plot suddenly gets transported into action and that’s when things start to get interesting.
Even though the book kept my interest, I got the feeling it lacked more meat concerning the story itself. It was kind of flat. It feels like previous Riley books weren’t so easily predicted as this one.
Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t bad, it just didn’t live up to my expectations which Keri Arthur raised herself. I saw a lot of reviews saying how great this book was and if you enjoyed the rest of the series, this one will fit nicely. I just wonder is it me or did anyone else feel like this?
Pic by: http://www.keriarthur.com
Whew! I’m reallyy glad the latest book from the series Bound to Shadows is behind me. I made a mistake of reading Keri Arthur’s site
where she said that some people are not happy with the way things turned out. Since I already had some questions regarding ends of Riley’s novels when the series started, I though, Oh shit, what happens now?! I mean I kept thinking (and reading) in the novels that Fate has it in for Riley. And she really does. I do hope Keri Arthur plans to make it up to her (Riley) at some point.
Btw, I wonder how come Riley has two different surnames? Up to now I wasn’t sure I remembered it correctly each time as Jenson or Jensen (and now, every book listed by Amazon has it as Jensen even though the book cover they have is the same as mine ) but on my copy of the book it’s Riley Jenson and on Arthur’s site it is Jenson everywhere. Strange…
Anyway, on to the book. Riley is a Guardian which means she works for an organization that keeps order among non-human populations (she herself is a dhampire – half werewolf half vampire). And she is one hot dhampire. 🙂 She’s been having problems of different kind all through the novels, one of which is her love life which seemed relatively fine (finally) until this book came along. I don’t want to give any spoilers to people who haven’t read and might give it a try, but the love of Riley’s life is a vampire (he has her heart), but as she is half werewolf as well, it means she is bound to have a soulmate as well. Which is a problem if your heart wants one guy and your soul yearns for someone else. While chasing bad guys around. 🙂
After reading the book, I can say I’m not one of those who is unhappy with the way things turned out. I was totally scared it might end differently in a way that I wouldn’t like. For me, it’s exactly as it should be, I for one can’t imagine it ending differently. I’m not sure how many books are there going to be in the series but I for one am voting to give Riley some slack. 🙂 Please?