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Friday, October 25, 2013

Tempt The Stars by Karen Chance




Being a goddess is a lot less fun than you might think. Especially when you’re only a half goddess, and you only found out about it recently, and you still don’t know what you’re doing half the time. And when you’ve just used your not-so-reliable powers to burglarize the booby-trapped office of a vampire mob boss.

Yeah, that part sucks.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg for Cassandra Palmer, aka the Pythia, the freshly minted chief seer of the supernatural world. After all, Cassie still has to save a friend from a fate worse than death, deal with an increasingly possessive master vampire, and prevent a party of her own acolytes from unleashing a storm of fury upon the world. Totally just your average day at the office, right?

This is the first book of hers that I have attempted to read, and I have to say it doesn't motivate me to read another one. Frankly, She lost me in the third chapter. I continued to read it until the end, but the pacing of the book is frenzied and the characters, while fairly well developed, seem out of control of their own lives. Too much back story is needed from the previous book (which I wasn't aware existed when I read this one) to really understand this one. This is definitely not a stand alone book.

This book is action-packed. It doesn't slow down once it gets going and so much happens here that I feel like I'm going to have to give it another try because I know I didn't absorb it all. I really enjoy the characters but I do wish the author had added in less action and more emotional/character interaction. I enjoyed learning a wee bit more about Pritkin but I feel like I didn't get to know Cassie very well. It was all "look out", "get him", "save so and so", "must find Pritkin", "where are we and whose body are we in?" and I was exhausted trying to keep up.

The love interest between Pritkin and Cassie is lovely and I was glad that the relationship is so strong.. Now she just needs to get it through her head that he's better for her than Mircea. (I just really hate that vampire. I mean really. I'm finding it hard not to express how much I despise that man.) She always seems to have to play these round about power games with the vampire and I believe it's childish for that to happen in a relationship were they supposedly love each other. 

I do believe that Karen Chance is really beating the dead horse with this one.  So if you are a Fan of the Cassie Palmer Series this is a book you will like and if you are just starting this series be sure to start with the first book "Touch the Dark".