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Barely a teenager, Kaylin Neya is a thief, a fugitive, and an attempted assassin.

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She also has a smart mouth, sharp wits, and mysterious markings on her skin. All of which make her perfect bait for a child prostitution sting in the city of Elantra – if she survives her first meeting with the Hawks!

Her mission to bring back nine Barrani might do just that, though. She traveled with a Dragon, and her presence is perceived as an act asgara aggression in the extremely hostile world of Barrani-Dragon politics. Internal Barrani politics are no less deadly, and Kaylin has managed – barely – to help the rescued Barrani evade both death and captivity at the hands michlele the Consort.

Mack might be, to all intents and purposes, a normal looking human, but she lives with a pack of shapeshifters in Cornwall in rural England after being dumped there by her mother when she was sjadow a young child.

She desperately wants to be accepted by her surrogate family, not least because a lot of them hate her for merely being human, but for some reason her blood just won’t allow the transformation to occur. Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind-a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn sgadow any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living.

But now she’s been hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie’s Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who’s killing other vamps. It was a dark and stormy sahdow, and nine dark defenders embarked upon a most perilous quest. They’re the ultimate defenders of humanity, modern day knights who do dark deeds for all the right reasons.

In this all-star collection, nine of today’s hottest paranormal authors bring us thrilling, kn stories of supernatural knights that are brimming with magic mystery and mayhem. When Nell Ingram met skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, she was almost alone in the world, exiled by both choice and fear from the cult she was raised in, defending herself with the magic she drew from her deep connection to the forest that surrounds her.

Now his immortal, nearly omnipotent master has cast him aside. Hugh is a shadow of the warrior he was, but when he learns that the Iron Dogs, soldiers who would follow him anywhere, are mixhelle hunted down and murdered, he must make a choice: Hugh knows he must carve a new place for himself and his people, but they have no money, no shelter, and no food, and the necromancers are coming.

Broke, almost homeless, and recently fired. Those are my official reasons for answering a wanted ad for a skeevy-looking bartender gig.

It went downhill the moment they asked me to do a trial shift instead of an interview – to see if I’d mesh with their “special” clientele. I think that part went great. Their customers were complete dickheads, and I was an asshole right back. That’s the definition of fitting in, right? I expected to get thrown out on my ass.

It turns out this place isn’t a bar. Jenna Faith teaches self-defense to vulnerable women. She knows only too well what it’s like to be on the run from someone and fleeing a past you’d rather forget.


But her own past is about to catch up with her, in the form of know-it-all, hot druid Grey. He blackmails Jenna into taking on a case that her old magical task force can’t solve, and she finds herself on the trail of a monster, an ancient evil that snatches children from their families and disappears with them into the night.

When a young girl is stolen from under Jenna’s nose, the race to save her life begins.

Londoners are vanishing, then reappearing, washing up as corpses on the banks of the Thames, drained of blood and bone. Fearless and exceedingly lovely Eliza D. Braun, however, with her disturbing fondness for dynamite, refuses to let the matter rest For hundreds of years, high-born nobles michelpe competed for the chance to micheloe of the Myst.

Powerful, revered, and often reclusive, Mystics have the unique ability to summon and manipulate the Myst: Once in a very great while, they take an apprentice, always from the most privileged sects of society.

Such has always been the tradition – until a new High Mystic takes her seat and chooses Pomella AnDone, a restless, low-born teenager. Below Forsaken Mountain, a plot is being hatched to overthrow the tyrant king of Trollus, and Marc is the right-hand man of its leader.

His involvement is information more than one troll would kill to possess, which is snadow he must keep it a secret from everyone, even the girl he loves. Seventeenth in line for the throne, Evie is nothing more than a ceremonial fixture, overlooked and mostly forgotten. But dark forces are at work inside the palace.

When her cousin Vasilia, the crown princess, assassinates her mother the queen and takes the throne by force, Evie is also attacked, along with the rest of the royal family. Every year, each village is required to send a young woman to the Empire’s capital – her fate to be burned alive for the entertainment of the masses. For the last five years, one small village’s tithe has been the same woman.

Gilene’s sacrifice protects all the other young women of her village, and her secret to staying alive lies with the magic only she possesses. But this year is different. Azarion, the Empire’s most famous gladiator, has somehow seen through her illusion – and is set on blackmailing Gilene into using her abilities to help him escape his life of slavery. Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career – a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile situation.

Nevada isn’t sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire. Then she’s micyelle by Connor “Mad” Rogan – a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Think of the most impenetrable place in the world.

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It belongs to a dragon, and I was hired to break into it and steal his hoard. I might be an alchemist extraordinaire and the best burglar on the East Coast, but this is not a solo job.

Accompanied by a powerful sorcerer, a fortune teller, a scam artist, and a hacker, I embark on the heist of the century. If not – crispy dragon snacks. Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom’s most feared assassin.

Though she works for the powerful and ruthless Assassin’s Guild, Celaena yields to no one and trusts only her fellow killer for hire, Sam. When Celaena’s scheming master, Arobynn Hamel, dispatches her on missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, she finds herself acting independently of his wishes – and questioning her own allegiance.

Along the way, she makes friends and enemies alike, and discovers that she feels far more for Sam than just friendship. Anna never knew werewolves existed until the night she survived a violent attack…and became one herself.

But Anna is that rarest kind of werewolf: And one of the most powerful werewolves in the country will recognize her value as a pack member—and as his mate. Seven years ago, Kaylin fled the crime-riddled streets of Nightshade, knowing that something was after her.


Cast in Shadow (Chronicles of Elantra, #1) by Michelle Sagara

Children were being murdered— and all had the same odd markings that mysteriously appeared on her eagara skin…. Since then, she’s learned to read, she’s michwlle to fight and she’s become mifhelle of the vaunted Hawks who patrol and police the City of Elantra.

Alongside the winged Aerians and the immortal Barrani, she’s made a place for herself, far from the mean streets of her birth. But children are once again dying, and a dark and familiar pattern is emerging. Kaylin is ordered back into Nightshade with a partner she knows she can’t trust, a Dragon lord for a companion and a device to contain her powers—powers that no other human has.

Her task is simple—find the shadoq, stop the murders… and survive the attentions of those who claim to be her allies! I read this entire series back-to-back so I’m only going to comment on the first book’s board. I’m obsessed with this series. The author basically teases you throughout the series.

You keep feeling like “Okay, this book will be the one”, but then I’m disappointed by the end and left hanging. The first two books were my favorite, especially book 2. Book 1 was hard to get into at first, because the world and its many casts of people are very difficult to grasp at first.

By book 2, the confusion subsides. But book 2 is definitely worth working through the complicated world development of book 1. I love her world Elantra and I love the characters. I even love the struggles and challenges and the main story lines. There is so much adventure and mystery! On the other side, it’s sooooooo wordy!!!

It’s almost like the author starts out on the right path of being wordy to tease and build up your emotions, but then just keeps going and going until you’re like, “enough already, just get on with it I get that the ‘word’ is complicated” you’ll know what I refer to when you read it – – not a spoiler. The narrator is great, though! I’m definitely a huge fan of Khristine Hvam! She does a great job with all the michrlle voices, keeping shzdow separate and recognizable without needing to tell us who’s speaking.

After soooo many books and a building mass of characters, I’m amazed she keeps pulling out new voices. I’m a critical person, so don’t let my negative comments fool you. I definitely loved this whole series and recommend it. Micjelle brace yourself for difficulty establishing the world and its characters at first, and then dealing with climatic wordiness with each book. If you can get past those, you’ll really enjoy the action and adventure. I’m surprised that the Elantra books are published by a romance imprint, because there is no romantic or sexual content whatsoever.

Instead, this is an immersive fantasy tale. It’s a page turner, and while it’s definitely guilty of some fantasy cliches, that only improves the pace of the story and the believability of the fantasy world.

The races are not the usual vampires or elves, so the world and story feel fresh.

The plot reads like a mystery I think–I don’t actually read mysteriesbut it unfolds naturally, rather than relying on cheap plot twists. It may not be original or epic, but this is a very darn good listen–thoroughly addictive, like movie popcorn but without the calories.

The best part of this book, though, is the narrator; her voice is clear, and she easily expresses emotion without overdoing it.