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Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton

A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton.

2/5 stars.

I honestly don't know what to say about this book. Was it amazing? No. Was it pretty simple? Yes. Was it rather disgusting? HELL YES.

Let me summarize it in my words then I'll find one off of goodreads.com.

Meredith aka Merry Gentry is a princess of faeries (so many terms in the book, Unseelie/Seelie/Fey/Sidhe - that I honestly got lost in what to refer her as), anyways Merry isn't full faerie, she is half human, and part brownie I think? Correct me if I'm wrong if you read the book. (I read this book in a short period of time since it was due back today and couldn't renew it, soo I read as fast as I could not absorbing minor details I didn't have time to care for. Okay more like snail read, plus I wimped out and totally passed out last night and had the best sleep ever.)

Oh before I move on with telling you what the book is about, I thought of an interesting thing while I was reading this book. I've noticed in a lot of the erotic books I read the girls are fairly short by my standards at least and always "dolled" up in leather, which I find not sexy but rather disgusting and wrong, seeing as I'm a vegetarian. And if you haven't guessed it Merry is one of those girls.

So Merry leaves the court after many attempts on her life, more like challenges. She is second in line for the throne. Before her is the Queen's son Cel, who doesn't like Merry. Okay no one in the court really likes Meredith but a few other faeries. So you get the point Merry runs away, yada yada, she is very good a disguise glamour, changing her appearance for the non-faerie reading people. She works for a magical organization that leads Merry and the team discovering a man worshiping faeries, which apparently isn't allowed.

Okay I'm eventually going to sum up the whole book and you're not going to want to read it. So basically Merry and the organization go after the dude. That leads to a whole ton of events leading up. Then assassins start coming after her. She flees of course. Doesn't get far. Trapped with octopus man wanting to screw her. Seriously it was disgusting reading it. Makes me wonder about the author who wrote it.

Seriously this story has no story line. Its guy after guy. Basically if I was to say the story line is Merry trying to stay away, fuck tons of guys, tons of nasty shit that cause I'm 10000000% human am repulsed by, become pregnant and become queen. Yep thats the story line. Now here is a real summary. Oh I'm kind of sad that I had to return the book today without getting any quotes, esp. the disturbing ones to disturb you all.

A better summary that doesn't include the nastiness. Taken from goodreads.com.

"My name is Meredith Gentry, but of course it’s not my real name. I dare not even whisper my true name after dark for fear that one hushed word will travel over the night winds to the soft ear of my aunt, the Queen of the Air and Darkness. She wants me dead. I don’t even know why."

Meredith Gentry, Princess of the high court of Faerie, is posing as a human in Los Angeles, living as a P.I. specializing in supernatural crime. But now the Queen’s assassin has been dispatched to fetch her back–whether she likes it or not. Suddenly Meredith finds herself a pawn in her dreaded aunt’s plans. The job that awaits her: enjoy the constant company of the most beautiful immortal men in the world. The reward: the crown–and the opportunity to continue to live. The penalty for failure: death.




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