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Drink Deep, Heist Society, One Grave at a Time MINI REVIEWS

Drink Deep by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires #5)


Synopsis from Goodreads
Clouds are brewing over Cadogan House, and recently turned vampire Merit can't tell if this is the darkness before the dawn or the calm before the storm. With the city itself in turmoil over paranormals and the state threatening to pass a paranormal registration act, times haven't been this precarious for vampires since they came out of the closet. If only they could lay low for a bit, and let the mortals calm down.

That's when the waters of Lake Michigan suddenly turn pitch black-and things really start getting ugly.

Chicago's mayor insists it's nothing to worry about, but Merit knows only the darkest magic could have woven a spell powerful enough to change the very fabric of nature. She'll have to turn to friends old and new to find out who's behind this, and stop them before it's too late for vampires and humans alike.

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Hmm... I was admiring the balls of Mrs Neill for doing what she did with Ethan in the last book, but now I don't know what to think anymore. The predictability and comfort are gone. People we thought dead, - are not, those we thought friends, - are not, and even the obvious enemy is so much more than you think. Frankly, I'm at loss as to what is going to happen next, and that's why I'm even more excited to read the next instalment in the series, - Biting Cold.

Overall, despite this book being very slow, almost bureaucratically so, big thumbs up!

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Ни фига себе, Миссис Нэйл совершенно не щадит своих героев, что очень сильно мне импонирует. Одного убили и вернули к жизни, второго превратили из друга во врага. Что творится с врагами, которые нам известны - совершенно не ясно...

Я с огромным нетерпением жду продолжения серии, и эту книгу, несмотря на медленное развитие сюжета, смело рекомендую всем поклонникам писательницы.


Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society #1)

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Synopsis from Goodreads
When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the Louvre…to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria…to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own—scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving “the life” for a normal life proves harder than she’d expected.

Soon, Kat's friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring Kat back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has a good reason: a powerful mobster has been robbed of his priceless art collection and wants to retrieve it. Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kat's father isn't just on the suspect list, he is the list. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat’s dad needs her help.

For Kat, there is only one solution: track down the paintings and steal them back. So what if it's a spectacularly impossible job? She's got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully just enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in her family's history--and, with any luck, steal her life back along the way.

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Fantastic book, cheeky, refreshing, funny and smart! I would say it's even better than Gallagher Girls series. Rest assured, peeps, no boy trouble here, no drama or any sort of idiocy.

Kat is brave, very clever, responsible and holds her team of miscreants aka professional thieves together like a superstrong glue :) It was actually a perfect YA. Serious motives, real problems, plenty of action, endless amount of fun and lack of stupidity. Highly recommended.

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Превосходное начало серии про профессиональных воров. Почти что идеальное YA без любовных драм, идиотизма и с реальными проблемами.

Кэт - живая, безумно интересная, ответственная девушка, которая держит свою команду детишек-воришек в железном кулаке, чтобы совершить самую большую афёру в мире и спасти своего отца из тисков опасного мафиози. В книге полно нон-стоп экшна и безумного веселья. Советую чрезвычайно.


One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress #6)

library copy

Synopsis from Goodreads
How do you send a killer to the grave when he's already dead?
Having narrowly averted an (under)World War, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans's voodoo queen just keeps on giving--leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit.
Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive. This year, however, a determined Cat and Bones must risk all to send him back to the other side of eternity--forever. But one wrong step and they'll be digging their own graves.
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Anyone is up for crispy Cat? *grinning* 

Frankly I found the choice of an almost unstoppable villain in this book a bit bizarre. That's why for me this was a pretty weak book between books. No Vlad and very few moments with people we know and love, plus one extremely annoying pencil pusher.

Read it if you are following the series, but I'm personally eagerly awating Vlad's book, so this was just a filler.

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Книга между книгами.

Выбор злодеев среди злобного призрака-шовиниста и бюрократа-нового директора Бюро меня не очень впечатлил. Влада здесь нет, да и остальных героев, что мы успели полюбить, практически нет. Ну и Кэт в процессе финальной битвы теряет свои шикарные волосы... Читать чисто для того, чтобы не отставать от событий серии, но я лично с нетерпением жду книги о Владе.



Mel said...

I'm so far behind with Chicagoland Vampires - I still have Hard Bitten and Drink Deep to read! Looks like I have a bit of a rollacoaster ahead! :)

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