Monday 7 February 2011

Wild Thing - Book Review

Wild Thing by Maggie Shayne, Meljean Brook, Marjorie M. Liu and Alyssa Day

What is it about:
Atlantis, demon hordes, guardian angels, and an animal whisperer. Wild Thing has this and more.

What did I think of it:
As this is an anthology I will tell something about every story.

Animal Magnetism by Maggie Shayne
I really liked this story. It's about an animal doctor who can 'talk' with animals. She's not too fond of humans though, but she might have to change her views when she gets dragged into a series of violent crimes because of her gift.
The action storyline and the romance storyline melt well together and I liked both Macy, the lead character and Jay, her love interest. I might pick up other books by this author.

Paradise by Meljean Brook
I really couldn't get into this story about vampires and guardian angels. I tried to like it as I love Brook's Iron Seas series, but in the end I gave up on this story as it just didn't appeal to me.

Hunter Kiss by Marjorie M. Liu
My absolute favourite story of this anthology!
Maxine Kiss is a demon hunter who get help from a couple of demons that are bound to her in the form of tattoos by day but which are released at night.
Ok: there are now two authors who can write in present tense without me getting annoyed by it! I LOVE this short story. The setting, the characters, the writing: it's all awesome! I'm so going to read the Hunter Kiss series and luckily I already have it in my tbr-pile.

Wild Hearts in Atlantis by Alyssa Day
Voodoo Bride enjoyed this story about an Atlantean warrior and his fated mate, a half breed shapeshifter more than me, but still it's a nice story. I could have done with a little less romance and a bit more action I must confess. There were a couple of storyhooks that weren't used to their full potential and that's always a shame to see.

Why should you read it:
This book is worth reading for the Marjorie M. Liu story alone, but you even get 3 other Paranormal Romance stories as well!

1 comment:

Katie Dalton said...

:) I am so happy you won the Marjorie prize pack! She is a great writer. FUN!!!!