Welcome to our blog!
Amy and Jennifer ARE Seduced by Books. We’re both in our 30’s, moms, close friends, work together, and share many of the same interests including our love of reading. Amy grew up in Maryland and has been obsessed with Vampires for as long as she can remember. Jenn grew up in Florida and loves the furry, the fey, and the fangs, in that order. Currently we are both in Orlando, FL. When we can be pulled away from books, Amy loves to bake and Jenn loves to take pictures and scrap.
We decided to create a place where we could direct friends, and acquaintances for, book suggestions/recommendations (Jenn’s been known to talk to strangers on the train while traveling in NYC). Once we started out with a simple page, we evolved from there. Now we are sharing our book reviews, fun comments, recipes, and giveaways. We try to give reviews on new releases, pre-releases, and oldies but goodies that we read, or are reading. We’re going to be adding author interviews for established and up and coming authors soon.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Shifters by Alexandra Sokoloff

The Shifters (Harlequin Nocturne)Charged with overseeing the shapeshifters of New Orleans, Caitlin MacDonald has her reasons for being wary of their kind. So when charismatic bounty-hunting shifter Ryder Malloy blows into town claiming to be on the trail of a horde of malevolent entities called Walk-Ins, Caitlin has no reason to trust him—with her city or her heart. But as tourists start dropping dead from supernatural possession, Cait must team with Ryder to navigate his shadowy, ephemeral world…
Fiercely independent, Ryder usually hunts alone—but this case requires an exception. To prevent a supernatural massacre, he needs the beautiful Keeper on his side—and, if possible, even closer. In his world, appearances can be deceiving and deadly. And the only way they'll survive is if this woman who tempts him like no other trusts in him completely….(courtesy of Amazon)

Book 2 in the Keeper series – I have to say I was disappointed with this one.  Caitlyn is definitely full of prejudice we learned in the first book, it was wrong and annoying that she hated vampires so, but in this book, she is evolved to be disgusted with shifters (her charge to protect).  Maybe her character could have become likable if she didn’t act so immature.  Her older sister Fiona was the star in the first book.  She can see potential in Caitlyn.  I thoroughly enjoyed the first book, and probably Fiona’s positive vibe in this story helped me through it.  I plan to read book 3 this week so I wanted to give book 2 the chance. 

Aside from the character, I felt that this plot was a little overdone.  It lacked the mystery and engagement of the first one.  Ryder couldn’t hold my heart either, though I wanted greatly for him to hold a piece of my heart, I just couldn’t get myself wrapped around him.  I wanted a bit more from him.  With only a little heat in the book, I have to give it only 2 slices.  On to book 3, The Wolven, written by Deborah LeBlanc. 

2 Slices

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