8158992So another interesting one, albeit a bit difficult to read.  Ullieum Macrieve is one of the more powerful werewolves of his clan.  He’s tall, dark, strong, handsome, and incredibly damaged for few know that he was molested as a child by a succubus.

But it looks like Macrieve has found the balm to his soul in an unlikely female Chloe, Olympian soccer star hopeful, daughter of the notorious Order leader, and -as it turns out-half succubus as well.

Kidnapped after being abandoned by her father as she began her transition, Chloe was well on her way to being a slave when Macrieve and his twin show up to save the day.  And while the two fall readily into bed together, it is awkward and heart wrenching at first as Chloe is a virgin and Macrieve loathes her for her succubus parentage.

I think the epilogue is my favorite part here.  We’re introduced to a cult of warlocks who rise every Accession to combat the Big Bad Nix previously hinted at by trying to enslave born lykae and have them turn innocent humans to create a werewolf army.

And the plot thickens! *cue dramatic music*

So Now we’re going to take a wee break and move on to something hopefully a little bit lighter.  We’re going to give the Mortal Instruments series a shot, with the first one City of Bones by Cassandra Claire next.

256683When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.