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Ed that about himKiyo was also a nice love interest There s something about him that doesn t click with me which surprises me since I love that he s a Japanese itsune fox shifter and that his father is Mexican And he s a veterinarian I love how he will protect Eugenie no matter what He s clearly crazy about her He might be a little too eager for me Maybe that s what it isAll in all This was a pretty good book I had some issues with the focus of the story I will admit I don t like urban fantasy where the main plot emphasis is on sex and this book falls in that category For what it was I was drawn in and I enjoyed reading it Despite the major ish flaws it was still a strong read hence the four star rating I have to see where this story goes but I really hope Thorn ueen doesn t have Eugenie going back and forth between both men sexually and horrors doesn t introduce yet another sex partner I might have to jump ship then Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestWhen I was a teenager and did not Deeds of John and Manuel Comnenus know the difference between good fiction and bad fiction I used to sit and read stories on this site called uizilla which funnily enough mostly had bad fiction There I read a lot of anime fanfiction and original fiction paranormal romance stories usually involving vampires or demons One of the common themes The heroine was nearly always a virgin and whoever won the sexual racelottery and got to have sex with her first usually unlocked some sort of magical sex triggered super power that would help them rule the world So obviously the heroines in these stories gotidnapped andor threatened with rape a lot because this is what immortals do scope out Craigslist ads that say Me human girl with magical hoo ha You evil demonic overlord who wants to get some Let s drag this psychodrama out for 80k words or so or until the author grows up and gets bored Why do I bring this upSTORM BORN was literally that bad fic from my childhood retold Eugenie Markham is a Ghostbuster of the Otherworld which is cool but it turns out she s also the daughter of a really powerful immortal and there s a prophecy that states that if someone has sex with her and gets her pregnant their heir will rule the world What does this mean For the majority of the book nearly every single male character the heroine encounters tries to rape her Every Single One There s also two heroes identifiable by the fact that they do not rape the heroine thank God I don t like love triangles and this one is pretty bad There s Kiyo a half Japanese half Latino Comment Devenir Mannequin kitsune who s this boring nice guy who likes to be dominant in the bedroom sort of and then there s Dorian a faerieing who s this boring player guy who likes to be dominant in the bedroom sort of Also he has a rope fetish I didn t really I love Mead s Vampire Academy series like Succubus books as well naturally I expected to enjoy Storm Born too Unfortunately I was wrong In fact I couldn t believe how bad it was Did Richelle actually write thisFirst of all the plot itself was very weak There was no point to the story no climax just a few things thrown together with no purpose Events seemed to have been made up just to fill in the space between the sex scenes Characters were unrelatable unlikable acted irrationally I finished the book not caring about anybody Mythology which is central to any fantasy book was uninspired and boringThis was truly the weakest of Mead s books If I were her I wouldn t bother to continue this series and instead concentrate on her better ones There is absolutely no way I will be reading Thorn ueenPS SM much Reviewed by Rabid ReadsRichelle Mead is one of those authors who s grown on me slowly but steadily since I first discovered her tenish years ago At this point I ve pretty much read everything she s written BLOODLINES being the one exception but for whatever reason she s never one of my obvious choices whenever someone asks me who my favorite authors areDARK SWAN is a perfect analogy for my relationship with with Mead My most recent and than likely last reread of the series hammered home why as much as I tell myself I love it I m never completely convincedI realize that s a Kuli Kontrak kind of confusing statement but as I mind of confused myself it s appropriate Let me explain crosses fingers kind of confusing statement but as I m ind of confused myself it s appropriate Let me explain crosses fingers hopes for the bestWhy I lovehate STORM BORN by Richelle Mead1 Fae are my favorite supernatural creatures and Mead gives good Fae Mead s version of Faerie is everything a lover of folklore could ask for The individual ingdoms are subject to their monarch s whim the landscape itself defies physics and the inhabitants are as diverse and tricksy as anything found in the in between spaces where European fairy tales thriveBUTThe men are rapey assholes Maybe not all of them but enough of them are that I gave up trying to The Zukofsky Era keep track of all the times Eugenie had to fend off unwanted advances bc various gentry were trying tonock her up bc prophecyUgh2 Eugenie is a great urban fantasy heroineShe s well trained and efficient She fearlessly confronts Fae interlopers in The Human World Protecting Those Who Can T Protect Themselves human world protecting those who can t protect themselves s a little bit damaged but instead of whining or feeling sorry for herself she embraces her inner snark Professionally she s just likableBUTShe s also judgmental as hell and stupid enough in her romantic relationships that you wish her evil minion Volusian was free to do all the terrible things he threatens to do to her Ughhhh3 Dorian is friggin HOTSeriously The King of the Autumn Court is one of my all time favorite book boyfriends and he will remain one regardless of how much the rest of this world depreciates Long auburn hair reminiscent of the trees outside hung around him highlighted with every shade of red and gold conceivable He could have been autumn incarnate He had the most perfect skin I d ever seen in such a vivid redhead smooth and ivory with no freckles or rosy color A cloak of forest green velvet covered unremarkable dark pants and a loose white button up shirt He had well shaped cheekbones and delicate features Even if I didn t have a thing for gingers which I totally do I would worship at Dorian s alter bc beyond all his red and gold glory his Basic Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body kink just some light bondage people don t get nervous is off the charts sexy Off The Charts BUTKiyo flares nostrilsAs much as I love Dorian I hate with eual fervor the self righteous halfitsune who enables Eugenie s early refusal to accept her heritage UghhhhhhhhAnd she can t make up her damn mind "Between The Two Of "the two of SPOILER ALERT the entire four book series is nearly over before she finally choosesIt s extremely vexingAnd that s it in a nutshell For everything I love there s a counterpart that I hate But my love of the good things is so great that I can t stop reading her Which makes me hate myself a little bit If there s such a thing as a dysfunctional relationship with an author or series this is it Read at your own risk Edit 1952020Lately I had a bit of bad luck when it came to books I was often disappointed than not So that s a perfect time for a re read of I book that I ve loved rightAnd I still do There is not much for me to say other than that I had an absolute blast reading this I was grinning laughing I was enjoying what I was reading Oh God I m trapped in the fucking Chronicles of NarniaI m sure that would be an amusing reference if I understood it This is one of the few books that has lines on the spine from how often I held it open Especially that one which goes to pages 102 and 103 is really worrying meAnyway I totally loved all the little foreshadowing for the rest of the series which I did not see before Love it You used your power to toss one rock at me he exclaimed an almost comic note of incredulity in his voiceOn the contrary I heard Dorian say pleasantly I didn t use magic for that I just threw it But what I did not like was Kiyo and during this whole book I was dying a bit inside because of the idea that he will be in the rest of the series OriginalOne of my favourite books And definitely my favourite series by Richelle Mead However I wish there was no Kiyo he s annoying and taking too much space Dorian should be there like all the time. Ollen Da begegnet ihr der geheimnisvolle Kiyo dessen Charme sie sofort verfällt Urban Fantasy für die Fans von Kim Harrison oder Laurell K Hamilton Eine wirklich fesselnde neue Serie“ Green Man Review.
Richelle Mead É 4 Free downloadSoins naturels pour les cheveux king Aeson she wanders into the Otherworld and seeks help from Dorian another gentrying with whom Aeson doesn t get along What Eugenie doesn t realize is that a recent Otherworld prophecy has proclaimed her as the soon to be mother of a great conueror Lewd propositions lots of fighting and a healthy dose of smut ensue as every being with a pair of legs and a dick tries to become Eugenie s next baby daddyI have a lot of feelings regarding the characters of the Dark Swan series so far They will be best summed up in gifsEugenieOdile imagined as if you ask me Kiyoimagined as if you ask me Dorianimagined as my reaction Volusianimagined as my reaction Everyone elseThis is part one in a series BR with the BBB peeps Did you hear that sound That sound right there Okay well it s either the sound of my heart forsaking Mead for all eternity or there s a murderer whose broken into your house and is SNEAKING UP BEHIND YOU Look over your shoulder just to check that I m wrong You Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Tome 44 : Mon papa n'est pas mon papa know you want to do itStorm Born the tragic tale of a woman forced by cruel fate to be hit on by ALL the men Yes That s what this story is about Okay there are fairies and she has to recover some damsel in distress but basically the novel is about Eugenie s love lifeI suppose my problem with Dark Born is that all of Mead s washed up tried and not so true tropes are here Again Strong heroine who will undoubtedly end the series as a complete moron sexy hero who heroine loves though nobody reallynows why Secondary sexy love interest who is way awesome than sexy hero and who Mead spends far time fleshing out a real relationship with the heroine but who is apparently not the heroine s twue loff For reasons completely unknown I will inevitably like this love interest far than the banal and boring love interest Mead champions The one thing I ll say about this novel is that Mead writes good sex That s her one redeeming virtue She writes gripping interesting characters a rich world and stories that hint at great possibilities but Mead absolutely sucks at the follow through The difference with this novel is that I m not interested in following through to watch her crash and burn yet another series This novel reminded me of a uote by Dan Hemmens from Ferretbrain Rape is not the occupational hazard of having a vaginaThank you Now I ll address the fictional critics in my head by saying that yes Mead gave all these douches a reason to rape the protagonist that wasn t just about sex But well it just doesn t count and I ll explain whyI don t now about you but I am personally sick of stories that tell me that because I have a vagina I am a walking talking victim waiting to happen Because novel after novel tells the same story No matter how strong powerful or ickarse you are as a heroine you are still a victim and will need to be rescued by a man Possibly several times I m sick to death of it Barely a page goes by in this book where rape isn t mentioned Even if it s just to say Eugenie you re so beautiful I d rape you and LIKE it This book almost treats rape like a fucking compliment I ve had five rape attempts today what about you Oh I ve had three Oh I m so sorry to hear that Don t worry maybe tomorrow will pick upI have a problem with drilling into people s heads that women are victims Always Vulnerable precious little petals Don t let them out of the house or they ll trip over their puritanical vaginas and get raped Or what about a message just as bad Almost all men will rape if given the chance It s the rare few who won t take the opportunity for a good ol free for all on an unwilling woman Now hold on for an even bigger criticism Of all the worst things this was the WORST POSSIBLE THINGimage error I could not get into this at all I m a big Richelle Mead fan since reading her Succubus series but I feel she majorly let herself down with this one I didn t care for Eugenie Markham once during this novel I felt no real connection with her and she didn t even have the witty sarcasm that I so loved about Georgina Kincaid The plot was weak and just generally messy that s not even mentioning the weird mythology overkill that interested me a This is one book that I have mixed feelings about There were some aspects I really likedand some not so muchI ll go into the negatives firstuite frankly this book read like Eugenie s Adventures in Paranormal Dating to me I am just not a fan of "chick lit and that whole aspect was sort of a turn off to "lit and that whole aspect was sort of a turn off to I felt that there was too much emphasis on Eugenie s sexdating life and her status as a highly sought after sex partner for whatever reason That left me cold In theory it was interesting to delve into Eugenie s secret heritage as the Storm King s daughter but for the focus to be on who could get her pregnant and who wanted to have sex with her so often seemed to limit her importance as a whole person Also I wasn t really comfortable with the fact that she was having relationships or should I say sexual relations with two different men in this book and the interval wasn t that far apart I Winning Ways For Your Mathematical Plays Volume 2 Games in Particular know that life happens and people drift apart And this is real life for a lot of women to be in theseinds of relationships but it s not something I prefer to read about Her choices don t make sense and don t seem very rational to me She had gotten burned by jumping into intimacy so fast with Kiyo it seemed to me to be foolhardy to have sex with Dorian so soon And she would have had sex with Dorian sooner if her issues with the gentry faerie hadn t been so fervent I am very torn about this because I liked Kiyo and Dorian very much and I could certainly see the appeal I think I would have liked it better if she had L'Art au XXe sicle : Tome 1, Les avant-gardes kept things at the flirting level with one of the guys and explored a sexual relationship with the other in a different book I ve been called a prude but I won t make any apologies for how I process thingsMy other big issue was there was a little too much showing and not telling As a big action fan I like to see the action seuences show a lot of intensity I didn t feel that way with a lot of the ones in this book I felt like it was a bit too static A good action scene puts the reader into the story and that didn t happen to me with many of the ones in this book My last issue was the over inflated importance of Eugenie almost from the beginning It was too much for me She was the strongest and most powerful and she couldick some serious butt and everyone in the Otherworld was afraid of her I would have liked it better if this was shown to me through the unfolding plot as opposed to pre assumed I think it would have made this book pop a lot if I got to see assumed I think it would have made this book pop a lot if I got to see Kamarja e turpit kick butt Eugenie was without the editorial and it raised uestions for me why she was so freaking badass Then when I found out she was the Storm King s daughter I would have been like no wonderWhat I likedI loved the concept of the Faerie otherworld Big fae fan here I really got aick out of all the ingdoms and the denizens within Faerie is so interesting to me with the complexity of character dark "and light They are not so easily categorized as good or "light They are not so easily categorized as good or That appeals to me as a reader because their actions are by nature unpredictable and fascinatingI think the use of various mythological creatures from different cultures was pretty awesome I love it when I read a book and it encourages me to go and look up a creature that I m not familiar with such as the fachan a Celtic creature who resembles a hairy cyclopsEugenie s shaman abilities were interesting I think there could have been impact if there was showing here as well I felt somewhat disconnected as the narrative explored how Eugenie opened up the portals to the Otherworld and to the land of the dead But overall I liked the ideaDorian really got my attention Something about him just appealed big time I m leaning towards Eugenie choosing him He has this enigmatic refined but dark depth aspect that is calling my name I like the way he lays his cards on the table with Eugenie and treats her as his eual He s honest about who he is so I don t see him resorting to treachery to get what he wants from Eugenia I respect. T wurde Dazu muss sie in die magische Anderswelt reisen Ein gefährliches Unterfangen vor allem da zahlreiche Bewohner der Anderswelt ihr plötzlich unsittliche Angebote machen während andere ihren Tod This was a pretty average first book in a series It wasn t bad and it wasn t really good it was justthere The world building wasn t particularly developed which was rather disappointing Because I found Eugenie irritating and her love triangle boring I was hoping for an intricate world to capture my attention No such luckThe beginning of this book seemed to crawl by Maybe it just felt tedious as the author set up the story and world I don t now all I Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque : St Seiya, tome 28 know is that it dragged until about page 200 Once we got page time with Dorian and got to see Eugenie work on her powers it became interestingEugenie s relationship with Kiyo baffled me Why exactly does he mean so much to you after you ve spent a few hours together You don tnow him at all but you refuse to think anything bad about him You can t even bring yourself to suspect someone who has good cause to see you dead because you trust Kiyo and he seems to trust them Seriously sometimes I wanted Eugenie to get Os pastôres da noite kidnapped just so she d learn the same lesson most every 7 year old has You don t trust strangersDorian was the most interesting character we encountered His attitude was rather fascinating He was always bored and ready to play but you could feel that there was a much different character under the surface We got a glimpse of him during times of crisis and I m interested in seeing Dorian s fascination with ropes led to some interesting scenes I would have enjoyed Eugenie s attitude toward submission if I thought it was less of a cop outEugenie s prejudice and stubbornness got old after a while I don t mind watching character growth but I hate seeing people make dumb decisions again and again just because they re blinded by prejudice She also had a really bad habit of admitting the likelihood of a truth to herself and then turning around 2 seconds later and denying it to anyone who tries to make her face the truthI liked watching Eugenie s spirits bicker back and forth It was amusing bouncing between one wanting to be her best friend one steeped in misery and depression and one dreaming about slowlyilling her Her friend Tim was also a lot of fun He seemed to take everything in strideSPOILERSWhat was up with the ending Eugenie decided to risk her own life saving Kiyo from death While there she lets herself be used for sex What What was the whole point of throwing that in there The whole interlude seemed out of place and over the top Then to come back and dump Dorian to work it out with her precious Kiyo Her bouncing back and forth is really irritating especially when she has sex with both of them as she rotates turns Sleeping with a guy a day after you slept with another guy just skeezes me out a bitAt the end of the book Kiyo seems to be campaigning really hard for her to never develop her magic any I still think there s something hinky about him I don t think he s going to be pleased with Eugenie s determination to get her power rush in the next bookEND SPOILERSI still plan on reading the next book Thorn ueen The second book was recommended for a pick it for me challenge so I just needed to read this one so I wouldn t be lost Hopefully the second book smooths out the Recollections of an Australian suatter kinks and is engaging Read with the Urban Fantasy crew at Buddies Books BaublesWARNING BEWARE OF THE BERMUDA LOVE TRIANGLE Okay look love triangles are one of those things that I will put up with in a story if I like everything else but at the same time they bug the shit out of me Emotionally I struggle with them because I m an ALL INind of girl so I never really understand it I m the ind of girl that always just casually dated until I found one person that I meshed with better than the others I was dating and then move to exclusively date them And once in I m INas in maybe I notice when another guy is attractive but I definitely never get the I could be in love with two different men scenarioThat said the other story in this is strong enough that I m going to let the love triangle go for now By the end of this I clearly have someone I m rooting for in the l ve department but than that I like the idea and mesh up of the Fae realm and the human realm in this book and the different monsters demons magic etc It was a cool introduction to the world and with Eugenie s role in the potential prophecy things could get really hectic and messyEugenie is like a supernatural private eye If you have a demon that has taken possession of your favorite running shoes you call her to exercise it back to the underworld Because of her strange hours and odd jobs she feels really on the outside of society and doesn t have many friends and definitely hasn t had much luck in the relationship department Fuck Eugenie
re becoming a hermit almost miss Dean He was an asshole but at least he got you out of the house I made a face Dean was my last boyfriend we d broken up six months ago The split had been ind of unexpected for both of us I hadn t expected to find him screwing his real estate agent and he hadn t expected to get caught So when she meets a tall dark and handsome man in a bar and he seems to get her and drops all the normal crap that people say to just give her some honesty she feels a strong connection to him It s good to Wickie Slime und Paiper Das Online Erinnerungsalbum fur die Kinder der siebziger Jahre know what flowers are what Makes it easier to send them And impress women eyed him and then swirled the beer in my bottle Are you trying to impress me He shrugged Mostly I m just trying to make conversation I pondered that deciding if I wanted to play this game or not Wondering if I could I smiled a little What he asked I don tnow Just thinking about flowers And impressing people I mean how strange is that we bring plant sex organs to people we re attracted to What s up with that It s a weird sign of affection As the story progresses we find out that Eugenie might have other reasons for not feeling completely at home in the human world and as she discovers the power that is inside of her with the help of another man King Dorian of the Oak lands she can t help but feel attracted to him as well And let s be honestwho could help feeling attracted to him He is powerful charismatic and charming He also likes to tie people upI don t really have a bondage fetish but Dorian makes me think I could I won t bother with the obvious things he said Honestly the main reasonwell in one night I think I might have convinced you that not all gentry are monsters Might You still have a long way to go But you ve already been intimate with one or something else from this world and you can t stop thinking about it And not because you hated it You ll mix that with what you ve seen tonight and then you really won t now what to think I want to make love to you while that indecision still torments you while you re still not sure if I "M A God Or A "a god or a or simply a human like you I want to be with you in that ultimate moment of vulnerability when your desire wars with your instincts and every touch of my body triggers both fear and pleasure in you Fear Are you threatening to rape me like every other gentry lately No I told you I don t take women by force But it doesn t matter You ll come to me by choice Not likely Oh very likely Eugenie needs Dorian s help to save a girl that was idnapped by another Autobiographie scientifique king in the Fae Realm Most of this book is about learning about the Fae realm and the different magical powers in it and in Eugenie so that she can save the girl The rest of the book is about Eugenie being of two worlds and trying to come to terms with that and the man in each of those worlds she is attracted tooSo back to the love triangle discussion Eugenie s almost instant love and attraction for each of the men is over the top But if you take into account You would do better to find someone milder and malleable Someone less ambitiousI considered his words Maybe he was right Maybe Men without ambition are boringAnd that attitude mistress is why the females of yourind continue to struggle for euality And why they continue to fail toorealStorm Born follows the adventures of Eugenie Markham aka Odile a shaman who banishes ghosts elementals and fairy gentry in odd jobs from her home in the desert While trying to rescue a teenage girl. Sie ist sexy sie ist gefährlich in ihren Händen liegt das Schicksal der MenschheitEugenie Markham ist eine mächtige Schamanin Sie erhält den Auftrag ein junges Mädchen zu suchen das von Feen entführ. .You Re Becoming A Hermit