Stalking the Others by jess Haines

H&W Investigations, Book 4
 

Synopsis: Vampires, werewolves, mages–the Others are very real, and wreaking havoc in Shiarra Waynest’s life. But now, she’s returning the favor…

Once, she was one of the good guys–or as close as a New York P.I. can get. Then Shiarra Waynest was drawn into the world of the Others. Every faction has its own loyalties and agenda. And Shia’s recent betrayal by her ex-boyfriend means that she may be on the verge of becoming a rogue werewolf at the next full moon.

Of course, with all the threats against her, Shia’s not sure she’ll live long enough to find out. The enigmatic vampire Royce wants her back in his clutches, as do two powerful werewolf packs, along with the police. Instead of going into hiding, Shia is enlisting the aid of her enchanted hunter’s belt and every dirty P.I. trick she knows. If she’s going down, she’ll take out as many of her enemies as she can–and hope that in the process, she keeps whatever humanity she has left…

Review: Since the end of the third novel, I only wanted one thing: to get into this one. Indeed, the last volume was full of turnarounds of any kinds. It was amazing, we found ourselves buffetedon all sides to finally question everything. But here it is, there are also a lot of consequences, and we can see them now in this novel.
Shia only think about one thing in this volume, her revenge against Chaz, and nothing, really nothing, could stop her in her new quest. But she doesn’t have a lot of allies now she ran away from Royce and there is just one person she can turn to. Plus, there is always a threat over her head as she still could turn into a werewolf for the next full moon.
I confess that the day’s countdown before the full moon at the beginning of each chapter was terrible. I really wanted to skip some to be on the BIG day and like that learn the truth. No! I was strong, I didn’t do it! I’m so proud of me… Well, Ok, I wouldn’t confess that I did it for another event. If you had read the book, you would have understood, the wait is terrible! (Well I hadn’t read a lot either, I still kept the surprise! I was mainly curious to know when she would meet with Chaz). Poor Shia, she goes though a lot of things in this book. It’s very difficult for her to question everything and therefore, she sometimes has to do some choices that aren’t very wise for her.
It’s heart breaking to see the feelings and the goals of our heroine but we can also understand why she wants that after all she’s been through. I was very impatient to assist to the confrontation between her and her ex boyfriend. From the start, we know that it will be epic. I have to say Chaz hasn’t changed at all. I think it’s a character difficult to understand, he wants everything and in the same time he sabotages what he undertakes by himself.
We only see Alec a few times in this novel, yes, it was quite sad as it’s a character I love to read about. But our heroine always has the vampire in her mind, so it allows us to have him all along the story. Indeed, I was very surprised by the end; did I say “surprised”? I think I should say “more than happy”. But what can we do with such an end? There is only one thing, to wait and throw ourselves on book 5 as soon as possible.
It’s also very pleasant to learn more about the belt that Shiarra always wore. I’m ashamed to tell that I didn’t really think about this mage or about who he was before. We can here understand better his will to kill the Others and to revenge the persons he loved. In this novel, he is, like always, determined to do what he thinks is the best for him despite the consequences, even if Shia doesn’t agree with him.
Well, I won’t relate the entire story, but it’s another really great novel. The only problem is that as soon as we get into the story we can’t put the book down until the end. A lot of answers are given but we also have many new questions and I’m impatient to know the last word. If you enjoyed the last books, you’ll surely love this one. A mix of love, conspiracies and mysteries. A new amazing book featuring all the characters we love.

32 thoughts on “Stalking the Others by jess Haines

  1. This series sounds like an addiction that’s impossible to stop, and I want to get my first fix — I can’t believe how amazing it sounds! Shia, her journey, the boys, the super-cool world… And a happy ending that makes you more than happy? Count me in! I’ve gotten enough of hair-pulling cliffhangers; I want an end to a book that satisfies yet surprises all at once! 🙂

    Amazing review, Mel! 🙂 <3

  2. Glad to hear how much you enjoyed it, Melliane! And to know you’re satisfied I delivered what you’ve been waiting for. 😉

    Hope the rest of you enjoy the book when it comes out!

    <3,
    -J

  3. These books sound like they has all the necessary ingredients to make them a fabulous UF/PNR series! I have to confess I haven’t heard of the series before but it sounds very good! I’ll have to look into it. 🙂

    • Non c’est assez énervant… et l’auteure ne le sait pas non plus. Tan m’a dit peut etre que du coup ça sera le second semestre. Faudrait leur écrire maintenant que les imaginales sont finies et qu’ils ont plus le temps. Je pense que je le ferais aprés mon stage comme j’aurais plus le temps.

  4. Hello Melliane,

    I don´t think that Royce and Shia will finish together …Very badly.
    I would love that Shia had less afraid of him,because he likes her. She lives fleeing from him and I do not see reason for it, nothing more! What do you think about?
    Sorry my poor english!

    • Oh don’t worry for your English I think mine is aweful, and I’m still waiting for someone to tell me how bad it is lol. Have you read this one? I don’t know I’m sure Jess Haines has a lot of surprises for us. And it won’t be easy. We’ll see, don’t we? This one solves a lot of things (and I was very surprised) but I undertand her feelings about him.

  5. I read this one and I’m re-reading the first.You can even understand what she feels about ihm? I can not anymore. She can not make her mind.I would not have the same patience that Royce has and I say this as a woman!LOL
    But anyway, let’s wait and see, or may be not.

  6. I agree I couldn’t have waited like Royce. It was too much. Really really too much. But I think it’s difficult for her to face her feelings and she is still afraid about what he could do to her. But you’re right. We’ ll see. I hope it will be oj but like you I’m a little anxious. It’s too easy…

  7. I read that Royce and Shia will not get much time together in book 5, because she will have to make a trip. This isn´t spoiler,it was a comment from the author to a question of mine.

  8. Yeah,that´s very badly. Soon now that he declared his deep interest in her, which is deeper than the pure desire to drink her blood, she thinks she has to save the world.It would be more interesting if the author to develop the relationship of the two, despite the new adventures that she had to pass.

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