Undead and Done by MaryJanice Davidson

Undead, Book 15

Synopsis: Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor continues her rule in Hell in the scorchingly funny finale to the Undead series from New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson.

It had been a well-kept secret for centuries, but now the existence of vampires is all over the news, thanks to Betsy Taylor’s half sister (and the frustrated former Antichrist), Laura. Life for the undead will never be the same, and it’s up to Betsy to do some damage control. But her interview on the local news doesn’t exactly put out the fire. It more or less pours kerosene on it.

With all the added attention on supernatural beings, the werewolves are more than a little agitated (never a good thing) and demand that Betsy gets her interview skills, and her family, in order. And while things go from bad to worse in the world, Hell continues to be hell—especially when Betsy’s new parole program becomes about as complicated as you’d expect.

With a PR team launching a vampire-friendly campaign, the devil at large and out to make trouble, and mermaids on hand to see who falls—and how hard—the end isn’t just near. It’s here. And if anyone knows how to go out with a bang, it’s the queen of Hell.

Review: I have not read all the volumes in the series, I admit, but I have always had a pleasant time with all those I have discovered. So it is true that I was curious to read this last volume and to see how the story of our dear Betsy ended.

It would seem that, to take revenge, Laura, Betsy’s sister, revealed the existence of the vampires in the world. But to the surprise of all, our queen confirmed this fact and even perhaps mentioned without meaning to the existence of the werewolves who are not necessarily very happy with that. Besides having to deal with all the consequences of this remark, that is to say the arrival of the werewolves, or the vampires, plus all the journalists or even their opponents, Betsy must also manage Hell. Indeed, she decided to create a probation program to send some people back to earth to redeem their fault and it’s Jennifer’s turn here.

We follow in this book a lot of things and it is true that there is no time out. It was a very interesting novel and I was curious to see where the story was going to lead us. It was quite funny because the format of the story is different from what we used to have. Indeed, we pass from the present to the past from one chapter to the other without a precise order like a puzzle whose pieces are gradually assembled. I enjoyed discovering a little more about Jennifer and her past by following some of her chapters at the same time. Yes, a lot is going on in this book and I was surprised by some of the characters’ actions as I did not expect them for the most part. The author concludes the characters’ story fairly well, although it is true that some tracks remain somewhat open to make us understand that even if the problems are settled here, others will still occur.

I really enjoyed discovering this last volume and I think it will really please the fans of the series.

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Vampire et Increvable de MaryJanice Davidson

Queen Betsy, Tome 15

Résumé : Le final éblouissant des aventures de la reine des vampires en talons hauts !

Laura, demi-soeur de Betsy et Antéchrist frustrée à ses heures perdues, a révélé l’existence des vampires au monde entier. Pour les non-morts, la vie ne sera plus jamais la même. Betsy a beau tenter de limiter les dégâts, son interview ne fait que jeter de l’huile sur le feu. Les projecteurs sont braqués sur le monde surnaturel, et les loups-garous sont sur les dents, tout sauf satisfaits des talents diplomatiques de la reine des vampires.
Avec une campagne de médiatisation à mener, le Diable dans les pattes et des sirènes qui attendent la chute de l’histoire, Betsy est en position critique. Mais s’il existe une personne capable de s’en sortir avec panache, c’est bien la reine de l’enfer.

Avis : Je n’ai pas lu tous les tomes de la série, je l’avoue, mais j’ai toujours passé un moment agréable avec tous ceux que j’ai pu découvrir. Aussi c’est vrai que j’étais curieuse de découvrir ce dernier tome et de voir comment se concluait l’histoire de notre chère Betsy.

Il semblerait que pour se venger, Laura, la sœur de Betsy, ait révélé l’existence des vampires au monde. Mais à la surprise de tous, notre reine a confirmé ce fait et a même peut-être mentionné sans le faire exprès l’existence des loups garous qui ne sont pas forcément très contents de ce fait. En plus de devoir gérer toutes les conséquences de ses propos, c’est-à-dire l’arrivée des garous, ou encore des vampires, plus tous les journalistes ou même leurs opposants, Betsy doit aussi gérer l’enfer. En effet, elle a décidé de créer un programme de mise à l’épreuve afin de renvoyer certaines personnes sur terre pour qu’ils rachètent leur faute et c’est au tour de Jennifer ici.

On suit donc dans ce livre un grand nombre de choses et c’est vrai qu’il n’y a aucun temps mort. C’était vraiment un roman très intéressant et j’étais très curieuse de voir où l’histoire allait nous mener. C’était assez drôle parce que le format de l’histoire est assez différent de ce qu’on a l’habitude d’avoir. En effet, on passe du présent au passé d’un chapitre à l’autre sans qu’il n’y ait vraiment un ordre précis comme un puzzle dont on assemble petit à petit les pièces. J’ai bien aimé en découvrir un peu plus sur Jennifer et son passé en suivant certains des chapitres par la même occasion. Oui, il se passe vraiment beaucoup de choses dans ce livre et j’ai été surprise par certaines actions des personnages et même ce qu’il leur arrivait, je ne m’y attendais pas pour la plupart du temps. L’auteur conclut assez bien l’histoire des personnages même si c’est vrai que certaines pistes restent un peu ouvertes pour nous faire comprendre que même si les problèmes sont réglés ici, d’autres surviendront tout de même.

J’ai vraiment pris plaisir à découvrir ce dernier tome et je pense qu’il plaira vraiment beaucoup aux fans de la série.

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Stacking the Shelves #219

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Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews

 

Giveaway

Win the book of your choice up to 12$ – Gagnez le livre de votre choix jusqu’à 10€

 

Unleashed Secret (Secret McQueen, 6) – Sierra Dean

After her last mission tested the limits of her humanity and took her out of this world, Secret’s friends, determined to keep her safe from her old nemesis Alexandre Peyton, keep ushering her from one babysitter to the next.

Couch surfing would be a lot more fun if Alexandre would let up on her long enough to allow her to get in some alone time with her lovers. Including Holden, her self-appointed shadow.

As if living out of coffin isn’t bad enough, Secret literally brings down the house while hunting a rogue, causing the council to exile her from New York—for her own safety, of course.

With her list of people to trust getting shorter and shorter, Secret ends up embroiled in a mystery to find a vampire warden gone AWOL and a missing artifact. Things go from bad to worse when she falls into the hands of a man who will prove that humans can be the worst monsters of them all.

Warning: Contains a cross-country journey, an unexpected family reunion, heated lovers’ embraces and a hell of a lot of trouble.

The Fallen Kingdom (The Falconer, 3) – Elizabeth May

The long-awaited final book in the Falconer trilogy is an imaginative tour-de-force that will thrill fans of the series. Aileana Kameron, resurrected by ancient fae magic, returns to the world she once knew with no memory of her past and with dangerous powers she struggles to control. Desperate to break the curse that pits two factions of the fae against each other in a struggle that will decide the fate of the human and fae worlds, her only hope is hidden in an ancient book guarded by the legendary Morrigan, a faery of immense power and cruelty. To save the world and the people she loves, Aileana must learn to harness her dark new powers even as they are slowly destroying her. Packed with immersive detail, action, romance, and fae lore, and publishing simultaneously in the UK, The Fallen Kingdom brings the Falconer’s story to an epic and unforgettable conclusion.

 

Questions – Darynda Jones

A l’occasion de la sortie de Dix Tombes pour l’Enfer (Charley Davidson, 10) de Darynda Jones aux éditions Milady, je vous propose de laisser en commentaires les questions que vous voudriez poser à l’auteure et j’en sélectionnerai 5 dont vous aurez les réponses en Mai avec une petite surprise.
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With the release of Dix Tombes pour l’Enfer (Charley Davidson, 10) by Darynda Jones – you can post a comment here with a question you would like to ask her and I will choose 5. You’ll have the answers in May!

 

Betrayals by Kelley Armstrong

Cainsville, Book 4

Synopsis: Olivia Jones knows a lot about betrayal – most of her life has been a lie. On the eve of her wedding, she discovered she was adopted – and that her biological parents were convicted serial killers.

Liv has found sanctuary in her new home of Cainsville, but she’s learned not to trust the town’s mysterious elders. So when her biker boyfriend Ricky Gallagher is linked to a series of murders, she’s reluctant to ask for their help. Meanwhile things have grown increasingly complicated with Gabriel Walsh, her boss and sometime friend. The fact that their fraught relationship is connected to an ancient myth in which they were passionate lovers doesn’t help matters, either…

As Liv fights to clear Ricky’s name, she discovers that her own life is at serious risk. Soon Ricky, Liv and Gabriel are tangled in a web of a betrayals. In order to survive, they will have to trust one another. But given their dark history, is that even possible? Or wise…?

Review: I love this series and although I thought at first that we had a trilogy, I was curious to get into this fourth volume! How not to be with all these intertwine fates and the persons trying to influence the decisions of our three main characters.

We thus find Olivia, Ricky and Gabriel for a new story that will put a strain on their feelings. Indeed, it seems that girls are murdered and that Ricky is related to all that happens and nobody understands why. You can imagine that when it comes to one of the men, Olivia is desperate to try to understand what is going on to clear their name. But now, this story will stage many different faes and Olivia will make choices that will impact her for the future.

I’m not giving too much away about the story not to spoil things but we are easily carried away by the chapters. The revelations follow one another about the past of the characters and it is true that I was fascinated by all the events. We are foretold a great betrayal in the story and I admit that I was really curious to see what would really happen! It also feels that the past of our heroes past catches them up and they can not handle what happens. It’s quite impressive to see that they are all affected by what happens and nobody knows how to really act. Besides, I did not expect at all for such a purpose and I admit that I am very surprised. I wonder what will be the consequences elsewhere.

It was once again a very good book and I’m curious to find out more. As I said, we have many revelations and I was fascinated by what the author has presented us. I urge you to start the series if it is not the case already, you will find something unique and different, which it must be said, is still very nice!

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Betrayals de Kelley Armstrong (VO)

Cainsville, Tome 4

Résumé (traduction personnelle) : Olivia Jones en sait beaucoup sur la trahison – la majeure partie de sa vie a été un mensonge. A la veille de son mariage, elle a découvert qu’elle a été adoptée – et que ses parents biologiques ont été reconnus coupables comme tueurs en série.

Liv a trouvé refuge dans sa nouvelle maison à Cainsville, mais elle a appris à ne pas faire confiance aux mystérieux Anciens de la ville. Alors quand son copain motard Ricky Gallagher est lié à une série de meurtres, elle est réticente à demander leur aide. Pendant ce temps les choses sont devenues de plus en plus compliquées avec Gabriel Walsh, son patron et parfois ami. Le fait que leur relation tendue est connectée à un ancien mythe dans lequel ils étaient amants passionnés n’aide pas non plus …

Comme Liv se bat pour innocenter le nom de Ricky, elle découvre que sa propre vie est en danger. Bientôt Ricky, Liv et Gabriel sont emmêlés dans une toile de trahison. Pour survivre, ils devront se faire mutuellement confiance. Mais compte tenu de leur histoire sombre, est-ce possible? Ou sage …?

Avis : J’aime beaucoup cette série et même si je croyais au départ que nous avions une trilogie, j’étais curieuse de me lancer dans ce quatrième tome ! Comment ne pas l’être entre tous ces destins qui s’entremêlent et qui essaient d’influencer les décisions de nos trois personnages principaux.

Nous retrouvons ainsi Olivia, Ricky et Gabriel pour une nouvelle histoire qui va mettre à rude épreuve leurs sentiments. En effet, il semblerait que de jeunes filles soient assassinées et que Ricky soit lié à tout ce qu’il se passe sans que personne ne comprenne pourquoi. Vous vous doutez que quand il est question d’un des deux hommes, Olivia est prête à tout pour essayer de comprendre ce qu’il se passe pour innocenter leur nom. Mais voilà, cette histoire va mettre en scène de nombreux faes différents et Olivia va faire des choix qui l’impacteront pour la suite.

Je ne vais pas en dévoiler trop sur l’histoire pour ne pas spoiler mais on se laisse porter facilement par les chapitres sans pouvoir s’arrêter. Les révélations se succèdent sur le passé et c’est vrai que j’étais fascinée par les tous les évènements. On nous prédit une grande trahison dans le récit et j’avoue que j’étais vraiment curieuse de voir ce qui allait vraiment se passer ! On sent aussi que le passé faes de nos héros les rattrape et qu’ils ne savent pas gérer ce qu’il se passe. C’est assez impressionnant de voir qu’ils sont tous affectés par ce qu’il se passe et personne ne sait comment vraiment agir. D’ailleurs, je ne m’attendais pas du tout à cette fin et j’avoue que je suis très surprise. Je me demande quelles en seront d’ailleurs les conséquences.

C’était une fois de plus un très bon roman et je suis curieuse de pouvoir en découvrir plus. Comme je le disais, nous avons un grand nombre de révélations et j’ai été fascinée par tout ce que l’auteure nous a présenté. Je vous conseille vivement de commencer la série si ce n’est déjà fait, vous retrouverez quelque chose d’unique et de différent, ce qui il faut le dire, est toujours très agréable !

PS: le premier tome existe en Français chez bragelonne

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To Conquer Mr. Darcy by Abigail Reynolds

Synopsis: What if…

Instead of disappearing from Elizabeth Bennet’s life after she refused his offer of marriage, Mr. Darcy had stayed and tried to change her mind?

What if…

Lizzy, as she gets to know Darcy, finds him undeniably attractive and her impulses win out over her sense of propriety?

What if…

Madly in love and mutually on fire, their passion anticipates their wedding?

In To Conquer Mr. Darcy, instead of avoiding Elizabeth after his ill-fated marriage proposal, Mr. Darcy follows her back to Hertfordshire to prove to her he is a changed man and worthy of her love. And little by little, Elizabeth begins to find the man she thought she despised, irresistible…

Review: I just discovered a profound truth that saddens me. The world is split in two. This division is simple but clear: there are those with a good taste, and those who, unfortunately, have a more than a questionable taste. Especially when it comes to Mr Darcy and Colin Firth.

This worries me also. Reading from Ancre d’une Blondinette that Colin makes a constipated Darcy? I will not comment about that, except « What? what is that?  » I really like to read her blog and there was no indication for such a bad taste. Well, the split is perverse, it can strike anyone, even those we thought to be endowed with common sense. For le Chat du Cheshire, I was resigned. It is incurable. She catches up with Richard Armitage, but her reason is still distorted. Melliane, by cons, is a safe bet. Unwavering taste, without a question, a nobility unnamed …

Colin? constipated? Ugh, not at all … He is all elegance…

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What is absolutely not the case for this Darcy by Abigail Reynolds. The author therefore shares the famous « What If »  » would have it happened if … » (Melliane, I know you’re proud of me and my English!) to imagine a stubborn Mr. Darcy (so far so good), desperate to conquer Elizabeth (at this stage, it’s still ok). So ready for anything that when he feels her falter, some wings are growing in his back, but not to make a restraining angel. No, no, Mr Darcy becomes a man barely able to control himself.

And I, my Mr Darcy, I do not imagine him like that at all … This is where the problem lies. If the characters had different names, if they were not related to P & P, I would have fully enjoyed this ribald and devilishly effective read. But we’re talking about Mr Darcy, my Mr Darcy, my ideal man in literature … And he must be able to contain his impulses (although he can have some, Mr Darcy is a real man … but then it goes beyond certain limits … uhh, not my Mr Darcy! I am choqued!)

Apart from this minor detail, no complaints about the story. The writing is lively, pleasant with plausible situations. The narrative scrolls as fast as the pages.

No, only problem, my Mr Darcy is a man who respects the conveniences …

(And no, Colin Firth does not have a constipated air!)

Don’t you think that this one as a cocker air? :

PS: Sorry girls!

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