‘Crimson City’ series Book #1
Mass Market Paperback: 357 pages - Publisher: Love Spell (July 30, 2005) - Language: English - ISBN-10: 0505526220 - ISBN-13: 978-0505526229
Back of the Book reads:
Once, this was the City of Angels. The angels are no longer in charge. From the extravagant vampire world above to the gritty defiance of the werewolves below, the specter of darkness lives around every corner, the hope of paradise in every heart. The city knows a tentative peace, but to live in Los Angeles is to balance on the edge of a knife. One woman knows better than most. She’s about to be tested, to taste true thirst. Fleur Dumont is about to meet the one man who may undersand her: a tormented protector who’s lost all he loved. Theirs is one take of many. This is…
Where desire meets danger and more than just the stars come out at night.
10-Jul-08 to 12-Jul-08
Review: Pretty good start to a sci-fi/fantasy series, I think!
And that’s saying much, as I’m not big on Sci-Fi. Sure, I like it, but it isn’t a main like. I thought the novel was pretty good!
The author puts an alternate reality spin on a paranormal. Feels a little more in the future as well, something to look forward to. The world has evolved, and while all ‘species’ should live HEA, they don’t. While it looks like all’s well on the surface, tension is still high. There is no harmony, period. Whithin the first four chapters, you’re getting a taste of what, I think, the series will be like, and I approve, LOL!
Lots of action, tension, and I thought the climax was pretty good for what it was, even if it was a little on the predictable side.
The main characters, Fleur and Dain, were pretty good on their own. She proved to everyone that she can rule as she was meant to. Strong, she did was she had to, and I wonder if we’ll see her ex in a future novel. I really felt Dain’s pain, it was described well. I was a little surprised by the twist about his life – I truly didn’t see that one coming.
However, together, I didn’t feel the love like a reader is supposed to I think. There was supposed to be romance between them, and while I felt something, it wasn’t a strong feeling like it should have been, I think. Could have been a little better in that department.
All in all, I thought it was pretty good. The descriptions gave you an idea of all living conditions, what their lives are like and why. I’m pretty psyched to see what the next novel in the series brings.
And that’s something else I thought was pretty neat as well. All novels in the series is written by a different author except for the first and last, both written by Maverick. Curious to see what the others bring to Crimson City. Curious enough that I’ve already grabbed A Taste of Crimson from my TBR pile. For those who know me, that’s a pretty good sign.