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Curse the Dark (Retrievers Series #2)

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  • Posted March 25, 2011

    great new twist

    if you like paranormal or even arent sure if you do this series is a gereat place to start. Wren and sergei are an interesting and down to earth team. so if you want a break from the usual vampires and shifters this is welcomed and fun bit of fresh air

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  • Posted September 7, 2009

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    Still Hooked

    A particularly -- and unusually -- good 2nd book for a series. I judge second books by how well they tie up or build up strings from the last book and how well they lead into the third. I also judge by what obstacles the main character(s) have to overcome and what they do to accomplish the goals of the story.

    In this next entry in the Retriever series, Gilman did the things I really wanted -- expanded the characters' world, played with the characters' strengths and weaknesses, and put them up against an obstacle that was hard, but not so incredibly hard that they had to become all-godlike-powerful to overcome it (although there is a step up in ability). Also, we had losses to balance gains.

    Most of all, the deeper book-spanning plot -- one of the best things about good series is an over-arcing plot, as opposed to unrelated or barely related episodes -- is getting murkier and more interesting.

    This book breaks the usual paranormal/urban fantasy models with which I'm most familiar -- it's not in first person, the reader gets tantalizing bits of information from all different sides of the plot, and I'm not absolutely certain who or what is really the "bad guy". This keeps me intrigued. It probably helps that I really like the author's voice and style, too, and that it is similar but not ripping off other authors in the genre I really enjoy.

    Now for the next book!

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