Update 03/18: b-r with Joanna, Sam and Isabella.Additional thoughts: Please keep in mind that I alread have n't finished the series, but here it goes for the five books I 've read so far.Whenever I state that I consider Ember/Firelight and Moonglow to be the weaker of the five books I 've read from this series, I still think it 's ctually nothing but a gross misrepresentation of GR' 5-star-rating system.
Read slowly, let it sink in, and you 'll fin the numerous nuances Miss Callihan has given her characters.
I have read enough PNR novels- and simply general romance books- by now and I have come to ome conclusions:- The absence of the almost obligatory fate-mating this sub genre suffers from- and yes, I do n't like fate-mating at all, because it does n't get the characters room to develop.
There are reasons for the animosity/wariness the characters begin their journeys with, but the author ives them not only a reason for it, she also gives them enough space and reflection to slightly shift the dynamics; which is why I I said further above 'take your time, read slowly. '- Each character is unique in his/her own way.
I think their strength, their wit and resolve is what attracts the heroes to them in the first place.- This is where I will repeat myself again, but seeing how many mediocre books I 've read lately, I want it 's worth mentioning.
I 'll continue to comment and and add my thoughts on the events in Moonglow on Romance Book Buddy Reading.
Moreover, I just re-read and finished Moonglow.A wonderfully layered story that opens the paranormal world the author built even further, introducing us to lycans ( and werewolves), to the GIM 's ( Ghost in the Machine) and the SOS ( The Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals).
This second in th series, Firelight, opened the first door, and Moonglow takes it further.Here we have he heroine, Daisy, who can control the flora.
Besides being wonderfully built, written, executed, it does one thing that most PNR novels/series ignore: it lets the main characters' love grow.