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“I loved this new world of dragons. Destiny was very likable and of course I fell for Trae from the get go. Can't wait for the next one!”see full review » see other reviews »
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“Too many deaths, not nearly enough grief. Too much, too fast in the relationship department and a little too prefect ending. Not one of my favorites by Keri Arthur.”see full review » see other reviews »
“Too many deaths, not nearly enough grief. Too much, too fast in the relationship department and a little too prefect ending. Not one of my favorites by Keri Arthur.”josieD wrote this review Sunday, April 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Storyline was ok The part about saving her mom, and using water to dodge a bullet, but then it didn't really work, was ok.”YF wrote this review Friday, December 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Okay, so after reading (and obsessing) over the Riley Jensen series, I basically had to get my hands on every Keri Arthur book available.
Unfortunately, this first book in the Myth and Magic series really fell short for me. The romance felt contrived, the action was "meh", the world and creatures were hardly explored, and most of all, there was a huge disconnect between the reader and characters.
My first red flag occurred after Destiny's memory returned. Her memory being gone wasn't a big deal and the return of it wasn't really that important either. Which seems odd really. After it returns, Des has a minor moment where she thinks it may have been better to never remember her past, but by the time that thought is made clear she seems over it and moving on to manipulating and out-thinking Trae. This left me not really caring about what her past held. If it's not important to her, it's not important to me.
Next, the romance between Des and Trae was anything but organic. Des was fighting the romance half heartedly, which was exhausting to read, while Trae had one foot out the door from day one. We didn't really even get to know Trae apart from his "sexy smile" and "how pretty those eyes were." *sigh* I mean I love a guy with pretty teeth and fierce eyes but really? That's it? *pout*
Ultimately, no matter how hard I tried, I had zero connection to both Destiny and Trae. Even the minor sex scene's were a bit snoozey (although they did get a bit better with time). Maybe Trae wasn't alpha/tortured/sexy/commanding enough for me? Or there wasn't enough honest sexual tension between Des and Trae? Could even be the missing character development mixed with unexplored history and a lack of clarity. Or a bit of everything.
Moving on to why this book has stars at all:
I did enjoy premise behind air- and sea-dragons, their history, their differences - I just truly hope this is explored much more vividly in the next book in the series.
I also enjoyed the crazy scientists, Loch elements, and the potential forward movement for the series.
And above all else, there were a few scenes when I caught a glimpse of the Keri Arthur I've grown to love.
I'm honestly hoping Destiny Kills was just a fluke and that Mercy Burns will restore my faith in this series as well as Ms. Arthur's writing prowess. Here's to hoping!”
“I've enjoyed the Riley Jensen Guardian series by Aussie author Keri Arthur, but I simply could not get into this book at all and it was a DNF for me.... It just seemed terrible stagnant, formulaic and well a bit of a yawn I'm sorry to say. With a plethora of fabulous books out there on my To Be Read (TBR) shelf, and a huge range of 'Want' books coming, like drinking bad wine, IMO life is too short for reading books you don't enjoy, hence this falls into the very rare 'did not finish' basket for me.”sfx555chick wrote this review Tuesday, June 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another great book from Keri Arthur. I love that is about dragons this time. Ms Arthur does shapeshifting so well! Destiny and Trae have to be another one of my favorite couples, I cant wait to read more about them. ”P.Mitra wrote this review Friday, March 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A well written pnr/suspense. Good story but rather heavy and dark. ”lightheaded wrote this review Wednesday, February 22, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'm not sure but I think maybe it's the reader that put me off. The story seemed exciting enough but I just couldn't get into it.”Meredith wrote this review Thursday, January 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Keri Arthur ideas on dragons are fansnating & the story line of how destiny is struggling to free her mother & the others. A very good book, it has action, mystery, humor, & spicy romance of course.”JV wrote this review Monday, December 12, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“sounds like a good start to a series”Leslie wrote this review Monday, July 25, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No