Monday, September 6, 2010

Book Review: Storm Born by Richelle Mead

Title: Storm Born
Author: Richelle Mead
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Zebra; 3rd edition (August 1, 2008)

Ratings:

★ ★ 

My thoughts:

I love LOVE Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy and Georgina Kincaid series. However, this book didn't capture my heart. It took me a whole month to finish the story and i really couldn't connect with Eugenie's life. It was intriguing at first, her job as a shaman but then something's wrong. 

I was looking for a nice romance, yes Eugenie has two guys in her life but perhaps there was too much steamy sex here? I don't know. While with Georgina Kincaid, Anita Blake and Riley Jenson series, there are a lot of steamy sex there but the sex made the books so much more interesting but with Eugenie, it gets boring??

Yes, I will still be reading book 2, I hope it will be a good follow up, hoping I won't be wasting my time reading it. 

About the book:

"Just typical. No love life to speak of for months, then all at once, every creature in the Otherworld wants to get in your pants...

Eugenie Markham is a powerful shaman who does a brisk trade banishing spirits and fey who cross into the mortal world. Mercenary, yes, but a girl's got to eat. Her most recent case, however, is enough to ruin her appetite. Hired to find a teenager who has been taken to the Otherworld, Eugenie comes face to face with a startling prophecy--one that uncovers dark secrets about her past and claims that Eugenie's first-born will threaten the future of the world as she knows it.

Now Eugenie is a hot target for every ambitious demon and Otherworldy ne'er-do-well, and the ones who don't want to knock her up want her dead. Eugenie handles a Glock as smoothly as she wields a wand, but she needs some formidable allies for a job like this. She finds them in Dorian, a seductive fairy king with a taste for bondage, and Kiyo, a gorgeous shape-shifter who redefines animal attraction. But with enemies growing bolder and time running out, Eugenie realizes that the greatest danger is yet to come, and it lies in the dark powers that are stirring to life within her..."

About the author

Scorpio Richelle Mead is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens.  Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington where she works on her three series full-time. Before becoming a writer, she considered a few different career paths. She received a liberal arts degree from the University of Michigan, an MA in Comparative Religion from Western Michigan University, and a Master in Teaching (Middle & High School English) degree from the University of Washington. In the end, she decided writing was the way for her but believes all of her education prepared her for it.

A life-long reader, Richelle has always had a particular fascination with mythology and folklore. When not writing,, she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses. Lots of dresses. She is a self-professed coffee addict, fights a constant (and losing) battle with procrastination, and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous.

http://www.richellemead.com/

4 comments:

Crazy Cat Lady said...

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