A Taste of Crimson by Marjorie M. Liu (‘Crimson City’ series Book #2)

A Taste of Crimson (Crimson City) A Taste of Crimson by Marjorie M. Liu

‘Crimson City’ series Book #2

Mass Market Paperback: 372 pages – Publisher: Love Spell (August 30, 2005) – Language: English – ISBN-10: 0505526328 – ISBN-13: 978-0505526328

Back of the book reads:

Los Angeles is no longer the City of Angels; dark things haunt its streets – dar, restless things. Bodies have been found, and the tentative peace between humans, vampires and werewolves teeters on the brink of collapse. Keeli Maddox needs to know why. If she and her kin are to survive, she must trust a man as different as night from day, as tooth from claw. He’s a slayer, a betrayer, an enemy. But nobility lurks in dark places, and Keeli herself is no stranger to shadow. As sure as the moon will rise, Michael was meant for her. Life is about to change. Only three things will remain: the color of blood, the hot joy of skin on skin, and the danger in…

A Taste of Crimson

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12-Jul-08 to 14-Jul-08

Review: Pretty good but not as good as Crimson City.

I thought the author wrote it well. I truly felt Keeli’s emotions and debates and understood where she was coming from and why she didn’t want to do what she had to do and why she did what she did. A strong woman, she rides on her instincts, even when she doesn’t want to. The war within herself is huge, and with Michael’s help, she gets through it.

I though Michael could have used a little more work. As the Vendix, I got where he came from, the how and why of it all, but I found the constant use of his thoughts a little on the sissy side for a guy who’s supposed to be a ‘tough guy’. Strong, he too rides his instincts and does what he needs to in the heat of any moment.

I do have to say I found the author’s descriptions top notch. I truly felt like the walls were crowding me at times, being underground with so many others. I really hope that, sometime in the series, one of the authors will touch base as to how the world came to be as it is. Mind you, there is always distrust between vamps, weres and humans, regardless of the story, but I’d really like to know how the city came to be as it is in the story. As it is, this novel is a great addition to the sci-fi, urban paranormal fantasy genres and should be read.



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