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Urban Fantasy Review: Tempt The Stars by Karen Chance

Tempt The Stars by Karen Chance (Cassandra Palmer #6)


Egalley thanks to Signet Select

Synopsis from Goodreads
Being a goddess is a lot less fun than you might think. Especially when you’re only a half goddess, and you only found out about it recently, and you still don’t know what you’re doing half the time. And when you’ve just used your not-so-reliable powers to burglarize the booby-trapped office of a vampire mob boss.

Yeah, that part sucks.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg for Cassandra Palmer, aka the Pythia, the freshly minted chief seer of the supernatural world. After all, Cassie still has to save a friend from a fate worse than death, deal with an increasingly possessive master vampire, and prevent a party of her own acolytes from unleashing a storm of fury upon the world. Totally just your average day at the office, right?


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6.5/10

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 Oh God, yet again I find myself striking another urban fantasy series off my list of favorites!

I've been a big fan of Karen Chance's both series - Cassie Palmer and Dorina Bassarab for awhile. Last year latest Dorina left me underwhelmed, and this year I finally finished newest Cassie which I dragged along for a couple of months. So what went wrong, peeps?



There is such thing as too much action. I know, I know, I like it just as much any other fan of UF, but when the main heroine starts with one emergency in the beginning of one book and doesn't get a break (physical or mental) for the last two or three, I get exhausted as well.

Where is wonderful Mircea when you need him? He was an enthralling character in the first few books. He doesn't visit Cassie even once, - a so-called boyfriend/husband turned per functionary figure no less! Then she spends all this book trying to save Pritkin from Rosier and everyone else in between. Then there are the usual suspects - demons, dark mages, witches and gods. All of them trying to use or kill Pythia. I just can't deal with tripping through fast-forward action anymore. It's too much, too fast, and my brain can't cope.

I might read the next book, but the only thing that keeps me interested is Pritkin so far and what would happen to him next. Read at your own risk.


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Я уже жаловалась в прошлом году, что при прочтении Дорины Бассараб у меня было такое впечатление, что я страдала от галлюцинаций. Всё было каким-то отрывочным, молниеносным и происходило одно за другим без логической связи.

То же самое произошло с последней книгой Касси Палмер. Слишком много экшн без перерыва, постоянные драмы, отсутствие Мирцеи (Мирчи), который превратился в бойфренда о котором упоминают, но которого нигде в сюжете не видно, одна сплошная миссия - вызволить Приткина из ада, куда его затащил папочка, и наконец, пытающиеся убить или использовать Пифию между её личными эскападами демоны, маги и боги - меня просто добили.

Одну две книги такого темпа я ещё могу пережить, но пять-шесть - это уже перебор. Я устала, мне не интересно, мозг отказывается собирать происходящее по кусочкам во что-то, несущее в себе смысл... В общем, я думаю, картина вам ясна.

Следующую книгу я может прочитаю, а может и нет. Хочется конечно понять, что произойдёт с Приткиным, но энтузиазма я по этому поводу сейчас не испытываю. Читать на свой страх и риск.
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