The Forever Song (Blood of Eden #3) by Julie Kagawa

ForeverSongVENGEANCE WILL BE HERS

Allison Sekemoto once struggled with the question: human or monster?

With the death of her love, Zeke, she has her answer.

MONSTER

Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But the trail is bloody and long, and Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions—her creator, Kanin, and her blood brother, Jackal. The trail is leading straight to the one place they must protect at any cost—the last vampire-free zone on Earth, Eden. And Sarren has one final, brutal shock in store for Allie.

In a ruined world where no life is sacred and former allies can turn on you in one heartbeat, Allie will face her darkest days. And if she succeeds, triumph is short-lived in the face of surviving forever alone.

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1Every once in a while you run across a book that touches you in a way that you didn’t expect. I’m not talking about anything earth shattering or life altering. In the case of Forever Song it’s because it makes you feel more than you ever expected to. I remember putting down the Eternity Cure and wondering how things could get any worse for Allie. She had been through so much and she still had to keep going. The Epilogue in that book was jaw dropping, but with it came an ounce of hope… I should have known better. *sigh* The opening short dedication at the beginning of the book pretty much says it all. “…to my readers: Your tears feed my muse.” ~ for the record Ms. Kagawa – your Muse should be very well fed. *sigh*

Allie fought a lot in this book. She fought herself, Jackal Sarren and even Kanin. She was in a bad place in the beginning and it took a while for her to pull herself out of it. I wanted things for her that I didn’t think she would ever have and things she didn’t think she really deserved. Forever Song was a very hard book to read but so worth every tear (and there were more than a few) every frustrating moment and every sarcastic word that came out of Jackal’s mouth. (I actually kind of loved that guy… then I hated him… but then….)

As much as I would love to ramble and wax poetic about how amazing the end to this trilogy was, I’m going to stop before I give anything away. Just know that nothing is quite as it seems and things have to get a whole lot worse before they even come close to getting better and even then there’s a long way to go. Regardless, Forever Song brought this trilogy to a satisfying end. It was bittersweet but that’s okay. It may not have been a typical HEA, but that’s not what I expected. It ended with hope, which is more than Allie had when The Blood of Eden trilogy began.

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The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2) by Julie Kagawa

IronTraitorIn the real world, when you vanish into thin air for a week, people tend to notice.

After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as “normal” as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for-his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that he’s forbidden to see her again.

But when your name is Ethan Chase and your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, “normal” simply isn’t to be. For Ethan’s nephew, Keirran, is missing, and may be on the verge of doing something unthinkable in the name of saving his own love. Something that will fracture the human and faery worlds forever, and give rise to the dangerous fey known as the Forgotten. As Ethan’s and Keirran’s fates entwine and Keirran slips further into darkness, Ethan’s next choice may decide the fate of them all.

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1Okay, I’ve gotta be honest here. I finished this book over 2 weeks ago. I really can’t remember the last time it took me this long to write a review. Sometimes I’ve put off writing a review because I didn’t enjoy a book and I want to make sure I write an honest review without insulting anyone in the process. Granted, those are hard reviews to write. That, however, has nothing to do with my hesitation toward writing this review. No, this stalling was simply because I’m still reeling from everything that happened in this book – plain and simple.

I’ve been in love with this world that Julie Kagawa created since I first read The Iron King over 2 years ago. The characters are strong, the world building is amazing and there is a balance between darkness and light that is constant. I was excited when I found out that the series would continue through The Call of the Forgotten with Ethan. So far, I have not been disappointed.

Ethan is so different than Meghan, at least where the Fey are concerned. Where Meghan’s legacy was totally wrapped within the Fey, Ethan’s goal was to live day to day without even encountering them while also trying to keep everyone he knew and loved safe. Two books into the second part of this series and he hasn’t come close to succeeding. There are too many people to protect, too many Fey in the world and he is in far too deep.

The stakes were so much higher in The Iron Traitor – Kenzie for one. Ethan was used to his parents avoiding the issue. Kenzie wouldn’t allow it. She knew what Ethan was up against and wouldn’t take no for an answer. I loved that about her, but it also broke my heart. Mainly because of why she fought so hard. Throw a suddenly over protective dad into the equation and a nephew with a death wish – because he felt he had nothing to live for and you kind of get a picture of exactly how intense this book actually was.

I really did like this book. I liked seeing Meghan and Ash. I loved the protectiveness that they both showed toward both Ethan and Keirran. I loved seeing both Puck and Grimalkin make an appearance with their wit and sarcasm. It’s just that everything that happened was so overwhelming. My heart was breaking for more than one character during the course of this book.

Keirran needed to save his true love. Ethan was torn between his need to escape, his need to protect and his sense of honor and the forces against all of them never stopped. Kenzie because of her life situation in general and Meghan and Ash because of fate. This was one book that didn’t slow down and was impossible to put aside once you started. I can tell you this, if you are not a fan of cliff hangers do not read this book until the third book n this series is closer to release. you can thank me later.

IronsProphecyBTW – if you haven’t read Iron’s Prophecy, you really need to pick it up. Preferably before you start the Call of the Forgotten series. It won’t give anything away, but it will enlighten you enough that you won’t be in the dark as far as what exactly these characters are in for. As of the writing of this review it was still FREE.

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The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa

EternityCureAllison Sekemoto has vowed to rescue her creator, Kanin, who is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. The call of blood leads her back to the beginning—New Covington and the Fringe, and a vampire prince who wants her dead yet may become her wary ally.

Even as Allie faces shocking revelations and heartbreak like she’s never known, a new strain of the Red Lung virus that decimated humanity is rising to threaten human and vampire alike.

I had forgotten just how dark and dangerous this new world Julie Kagawa created was. That’s not a criticism. It’s beautifully dark and dangerous. It’s a world in stark contrast to Kagawa’s Iron Fey world. There was always danger lurking in Faery, but it was surrounded by beauty and sometimes even masked by it. Danger isn’t masked in Allison’s world. For the most part it’s front and center or breathing down her neck. The light that shines through in the Blood of Eden series comes directly from the characters.

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1Some time has passed when The Eternity Cure opens, but not much has happened. Allie is still following the pull that she feels coming from Kanin. She has one goal, and that’s to save him. The road blocks she finds along the way are a lot more than she bargained for.

I’ve stalled on writing this review several times. The main reason is because I don’t want to spoil any of this book for anyone. There are things that happen on Allie’s quest as well as people she meets that totally took me by surprise (at least by the reason and circumstances that she met them.) I just knew that I would have a hard time doing this book justice and not just spill the beans and let everyone know exactly how amazing it was and why. It was jaw dropping, and there were tears and parts of it made me angry and then, when you finally thought that things were going to be okay… it really wasn’t. And then…. *sigh*

I know that doesn’t help and you still have a lot of questions, and I’ve probably confused you more than I’ve convinced you to read this book, but you need to. You really, really do. The characters are amazing. The bad guys are so bad you’ll want to destroy them yourself. There are so many twists and turns and moments that change absolutely everything it’s impossible to not get sucked in. By the end you will find a whole new reason to say ‘authors are evil’ but it won’t stop you from begging for the next book.

So, did I like The Eternity Cure? Absolutely! If you haven’t started the series yet, you need to pick up The Immortal Rules. Just don’t expect it to be anything like the Iron Fey, if you’re familiar with Julie Kagawa’s previous series. It really is just as amazing, only in a very different, but very good way.

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The Lost Prince (The Call of the Forgotten #1) by Julie Kagawa

Don’t look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.

That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’d dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1Okay, honesty time here. I really wasn’t sure about The Call of the Forgotten series. It wasn’t because I don’t love the Iron Fey series. It wasn’t because I thought that Julie Kagawa didn’t have more story to tell where the Fey are concerned. I think it may have been simply because I couldn’t imagine going back into this amazing world without having Meghan, Puck and Ash front and center. Reading Iron’s Prophecy did little to change that opinion. I should have known better. It only took me one chapter to get pulled back into the world of the Fey through Ethan Chase’s perspective.

Ethan wasn’t living life, he was trying to survive it. He had no friends because he spent most of his time avoiding people so he wouldn’t have to worry about dragging anyone else into his crazy existence. It was impossible not to sympathize with him almost immediately. Kenzie wasn’t really living life either, but for far different reasons. She saw through the ‘tough guy’ barrier that Ethan built around himself to keep people away. Putting these two together was both brilliant and …. well, you’ll have to read the book to find out what else it is.

Ethan has not only grown a lot since readers were introduced to him in the beginning of the Iron Fey series, he grows a lot in The Lost Prince too. His entire perspective changes and some of that wall inevitably crumbles.

There were lots of new characters introduced in The Lost Prince, but there were familiar faces too. Grimalkin was just as annoying as ever and served as Ethan and Kenzie’s guide. Readers were also reunited with Meghan and Ash and Puck made his grand entrance with his usual flare. The most notable new character introduced was of course Keirran. I wasn’t sure what to expect from him. I won’t say much more, just in case. (If you’ve read Iron’s Prophecy, you’ll understand.)

If you haven’t read the Iron Fey series from the beginning, don’t start with The Lost Prince. There is way too much back story revealed in The Iron King, The Iron Daughter, The Iron Queen and The Iron Knight to not treat yourself to them first. The only other recommendation that I have is to pick up Iron’s Prophecy before you pick up the first book in The Call of the Forgotten. You won’t be totally lost if you don’t, but you will be missing some key information that isn’t even revealed in The Lost Prince. Just a friendly suggestion. You can thank me later 😉

The Lost Prince didn’t exactly end in a cliff hanger, but there is definitely a lot more to come. As much as Ethan would love to leave the Fey behind, he’s way too involved by the end to turn his back on them now. September 2013 is such a long time to have to wait for The Traitor Son. *sigh*

Iron’s Prophecy (The Iron Fey #4.5) by Julie Kagawa

Meghan Chase is finally getting used to being the Iron Queen, ruler of the Iron Fey. Her life may be strange, but with former Winter prince Ash by her side at last, she wouldn’t have it any other way.

But when they travel to the Summer and Winter courts’ gathering for Elysium, the oracle from Meghan’s past returns with a dire prophecy: “What you carry will either unite the courts, or it will destroy them.” Now Meghan faces a devastating choice that may determine the future of all fey—and her and Ash’s unborn child… 

I’m so glad I picked up this novella before I started The Lost Prince. Not only is it a great little diversion back into the world of Ash, Meghan and Puck but it also gives you just enough background to get readers primed for the next part of the saga.

If you are a fan of The Iron Fey, this short read is a must. Once I started reading it, I was transported back into this wonderful world and I instantly remembered why I loved it so much. You won’t be lost if you skip this gem, but there are a few interesting secrets revealed in the Iron Prophecy that will shed some light on what Ethan is in for in The Lost Prince. Enjoy!

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

In a future world, Vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity.

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.

Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die… or become one of the monsters.

Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.

Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.

But it isn’t easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1I love getting ARCs, I really, really do. However, there are one or two major downfalls. Both are dependent on loving the book. If it is part of a series, I have MORE time in between books to wait than I would have if I waited until the actual release. The second is by getting the book through NetGalley I don’t have the physical book and the ebook expires. Have I mentioned that I am not only an eclectic reader, but a book hoarder? If it is a book I love I will be reading it again (and again and again…) And yes, if you hadn’t already guessed – The Immortal Rules falls into this category. It is a book that I will definitely need to purchase – soon!

The Immortal Rules is part of a new series titled Blood of Eden by Julie Kagawa. I knew going into this book that it was about Vampires but trust me, it’s not your run of the mill Vampire story. There may be Vampires in the world that Kagawa has created, but the book is much more than that. It’s dark, horrific, sad, violent, heartbreaking and packs a powerful message. In short, this book was an amazing read – period.

Allison has grown up in a world that is based on survival of the fittest. The Vampires are in charge of this new world and they aren’t the sparkly kind – not even close. Humans are a food source, plain and simple with a chosen few that are a little higher on the food chain. The cities have crumbled, society as we now know it doesn’t exist and the only person that Allison knows that she can depend on is herself. All Vampires are the enemy and they are all evil demons. Vampires are to be hated and no one hates them more than her. Imagine suddenly turning into the ‘thing’ that you hate the most. What better lesson in prejudice could there be? That’s just one of the things that makes The Immortal Rules so amazing.

Obviously her world is totally turned upside down. She’s given a choice, but it doesn’t make the outcome any easier. Once she is changed, her fight becomes something totally different. She is guided by Kanin, who on the surface isn’t a sweet and loving mentor. There’s a lot of mystery behind him that is only partially revealed. His character is very intriguing and becomes even more so as the story progresses.

The other characters that Allison meets along her journey are interesting as well. Even the characters that she only spends a short amount of time with help her grow and understand exactly who and what she has become. As a result of Allison’s growth, they grow too – at least the ones who survive. It was an amazing process and one that the reader couldn’t help but get caught up in. There’s a lot of prejudice in this book and a lot of suffering but there is also hope and self awareness. It’s something that you really need to read to understand.

The Immortal Rules doesn’t necessarily end in a cliff hanger, but there is no doubt that when you finish you will be ready for the next installment. Allison’s story is far from over. Her journey has just begun and I for one can’t wait to see where the next books take her. Evidently, early in Kawaga’s career, she promised herself that she wouldn’t write a Vampire novel. This particular reader is ecstatic that she ultimately changed her mind. 😉

Some other reviews and posts that you should check out.

Julie Kagawa’s personal explanation of Dystopian and Post-apocalyptic Fiction

Soulswallo’s Goodreads Review

Between the Pages Review

Parajunkee Review

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

Ash, former prince of the Winter Court, gave up everything. His title, his home, even his vow of loyalty. All for a girl… and all for nothing.

Unless he can earn a soul.

To cold, emotionless faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing any gentler feelings the Winter prince might have had. Or so he thought.

Then Meghan Chase—a half human, half fey slip of a girl— smashed through his barricades, binding him to her irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. And when all of Faery nearly fell to the Iron fey, she severed their bond to save his life. Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey can survive.

With the (unwelcome) company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating cait sith Grimalkin, Ash begins a journey he is bound to see through to its end— a quest to find a way to honor his solemn vow to stand by Meghan’s side.

To survive in the Iron realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body. But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. At least, no one has ever passed to tell the tale.

And then Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that turns reality upside down, challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Did you know that The Iron Fey series was meant to be a Trilogy? You do know that means that the books would have ended with The Iron Queen. Meghan Chase’s story arc was over, she was Iron Queen, end of story. Thank goodness Ash got to have the last word!

Iron King takes up where Iron Queen left off, leaving Ash to find a way to fulfill his promise to Meghan and give them their ‘happily ever after.’ Not a simple task when you’re dealing with the Nevernever, where nothing is as it seems and for every victory there is another obstacle. Also not very easy when there are so many internal battles that need to be settled.

Kagawa took this story through so many unexpected twists and turns that I found myself holding my breath at times waiting for the next twist to undo everything Ash was working toward. We learned a lot about Ash in The Iron King. Some things that were very hard for him to remember and for us to hear, but they needed to be brought out. Without that knowledge no one would have known the true Ash, including himself. He wasn’t the only one that Kagawa helped us to know better. Puck came full circle in The Iron Knight as well. He grew as a character and became so much more than the prankster of the Summer Court. He was still his snarky, reckless self and he still reminded Ash regularly that he was only there to make sure he didn’t screw up. What fun would a serious Puck be?

Yes, Iron Knight was sad at times. Ash had to face things he didn’t want to face and some things he never expected to face again. He fought an internal battle, but never gave up even when it would have been so easy to turn away. The journey he took in Iron Knight made him worthy in my mind of whatever decision he made and inevitably the journey took him to the only place it could.

I had put off reading Iron Knight because I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to these characters. After reading it, I’m still not ready to leave them behind, but Kagawa did a great job of bringing all the characters where they needed to be. I’m sure this is a series that I will go back to more than once.

Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

My name is Meghan Chase.

I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who’s sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I’m not sure anyone can survive it.

This time, there will be no turning back.

I’m not exactly sure what I expected from this series, or why it took me so long to start reading it, but I am so glad that I did. Kagawa’s descriptive writing and flowing style keep the reader entranced and by the time you are halfway through, you feel like you are in Nevernever.

Iron Queen takes up where Iron Daughter left off. Meghan and Ash have been exiled and they are fully prepared to live among mortals. They both know things won’t be perfect, but since they can’t return to Nevernever, they really have no choice. Funny how things can totally turn around isn’t it? Especially when you have Kagawa’s imagination pulling the strings.

There are a lot of twists and turns in Iron Queen. A lot of our favorite characters are back, secrets are revealed and once again strange alliances are formed. Through it all the characters come to terms with and face things that make each of them grow. Meghan and Ash’s love for one another survives, despite how hard they try to protect each other. (That may seem like a strange statement, but it will make sense once you read the book.) Regardless of how much Meghan has grown, she still has a lot to learn, especially when it comes to the Fey. Ash loves Meghan with all he has even though he doesn’t feel worthy. Grimalkin is as mysterious and aggravating as ever. Puck continues to prove himself a true friend despite himself and his actions. The royalty of the Summer and Winter courts are as stubborn and unyielding as ever, even as they attempt to work together. There is a lot going on in this book and a lot of surprises that make it well worth the read.

Ash was my weakness in this book. Meghan’s love for him was strong, but she had doubts. Not doubts about her love for him, mainly doubts about how to make their love work because they were so different. Ash’s love for Meghan was almost painful. A lot of Ash’s background and internal struggles are revealed in Iron Queen. As painful as they were to experience, they gave his character depth and helped the reader understand him so much more. So yes, just in case you are wondering, there were tears. I’m just glad that Iron Knight is close by and if you’re smart, you’ll make sure you have it on hand before you read Iron Queen. I haven’t started the next book yet, but that’s mainly because I know it’s the last and I’m not quite ready to leave Nevernever behind yet.

Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa – Bout-of-Books October Review

Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.

Worse, Meghan’s own fey powers have been cut off. She’s stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can’t help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.

Iron Daughter starts about where Iron King left off. There is a short story in between Iron King and Iron Daughter (Winter’s Passage) which covers some of the travel time between Meghan’s home and the Winter Prince’s. It is a very short story and worth the read, but you won’t be totally lost if you go straight to Iron Daughter.

The world created by Kagawa in the Iron Fey series is so easy to get lost in. I love her descriptions of not only the characters but everything about Nevernever. Her detail even makes you look at the “real world” differently when the characters pass through it. It really makes you wonder what you don’t see lurking in the shadows and hiding under the bed. 🙂

Meghan spent a lot of time in Iron Daughter emotionally crushed, but it didn’t defeat her. I think that’s what I like about her. She wants to crumble and not fight the pain, but she gets past all of it because of her sense of responsibility. Even given the option of taking the easy way out, she turns it down to do what is right. She fought for what she believed in and the people she loved. The reader had no choice but to be thrown into the emotional turmoil right along with Meghan. Yes, there were tears. ;( (I know a lot of you must think I’m a wimp after the past few books I reviewed, but I get caught up in these stories, what can I say?)

Beyond Meghan, there are a lot of strong characters in this series. Some new faces, strange allies and familiar characters round out the story nicely. There were times that I wanted to smack the grin off Grim’s face – when he decided to show it. I love Puck and his sense of humor. One of the things that I really like about his character is the distinction in his voice. Ash and the rest of the Fey have an almost formal voice. Puck’s voice is more modern, like Meghan’s. It makes it obvious how much time he spent away from the Nevernever to be with Meghan. To me it is a detail that adds a lot to the story. Ash practically broke my heart in this one. So much was out of his control. I spent a lot of time being both angry with him and wanting to hug him at the same time.

Iron Daughter has just as much mystery and action as Iron King. Meghan learns a lot about herself and the Fey world, but thankfully, she has a lot more to experience and learn. I’ll be picking up Iron Queen soon and because I’m a smart procrastinator, I don’t have to wait to read Iron Knight. I might take my time though. 😉

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined.
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change.
But she could never have guessed the truth – that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she’ll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

The Iron King was a great introduction to the Iron Fey series. Enough said.

Well, maybe I should say a little more. 🙂  Meghan grew up knowing nothing about her background and as we are introduced to her she gets thrown full force into a mythical world that she had no idea even existed. Not only is she thrown into it, but she has a bigger part in it than she could ever have imagined. She begins her journey into the world of the Fey with one goal, to save her brother. Through the course of her journey it becomes much more than that and Nevernever becomes more important to her than she ever expected.

I love the relationships that Meghan creates with the unlikely characters that she meets along the way. Her loyalty to them and her family prove to the reader that she is a heroin worth following. The players keep changing and her allies come from unexpected sources. Julie keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat throughout the whole story. The ending isn’t really a cliff hanger, but it leaves you guessing enough to want to be able to get your hands on the next book. Luckily for me, I started this series late, so I only have to wait long enough for the next book to show up in my mailbox. There are advantages to holding off on a series until the author has a few books completed. In this case, procrastination is a good thing. 🙂