Book Review

by Caris Roane

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Sensuality: HOT

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On the heels of her first Guardians of Ascension novel, Roane quickly follows up with this next thrilling installment. In Roane’s universe, the war between vampires is both political and physical, layering the resulting danger. Roane is fast establishing herself as a major new force in paranormal romance.

After his sister is killed, enraged vampire warrior Marcus Amargi quits the Guardians and returns to Mortal Earth to build an empire. Ascended immortal Havily Morgan lives on Second Earth, but that has not stopped her from having impossibly realistic sexual dreams of Marcus. It turns out that they are not dreams, but part of a strange new talent Havily is developing. Whether they like it or not, Havily and Marcus are also undergoing the breh-hedden mate bonding. Vicious death vampire Eldon Crace has his sights set on Havily and her special blood, and he will stop at nothing to get her. (ST. MARTIN’S, May, 480 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: ST. MARTIN’S

Published: May 2011

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3 Stars

Average Rating: 3 Stars
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A so-so paranormal

Submitted by hera4412 on May 26, 2011 - 5:28am.

'Burning Skies' has an interesting premise and shows good world-building but, unfortunately, the character development was lacking. Whilst the world Caris Roane created appealed to my mind, the characters did not touch my emotions and in a romance that is a huge no-no for me.


Also there were a couple of things that just plain irritated me throughout the novel:

*the word 'cried' is thrown around so much (often multiple times on a page) that it made me want to cry out in frustration along with all the characters

* the scent bond between mates seems like a poor imitation of JR Ward's and Lynn Viehl's series 


Anyway, I might pick up the next book in the series but I certainly won't be waiting for it with bated breath!