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Storm Born (Dark Swan Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

A good read...

Well, when I picked this book up, it certainly turned out different that I had suspected. That, however, is a good thing. I started reading another series of Richelle Mead books, and thought I would give another series a turn. I can't wait for the next book to come out ...
Well, when I picked this book up, it certainly turned out different that I had suspected. That, however, is a good thing. I started reading another series of Richelle Mead books, and thought I would give another series a turn. I can't wait for the next book to come out (I even have it marked in my todo calendar). It's pretty racey in parts, and will definatley leave your brain with a visual, and imaginative series of events that you can't help but picture. Not for the prudish or too young! However, if you really have an imagination that needs some exercise, this book will be a pleasure.

posted by Emma_Lane on June 27, 2009

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11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

Less is definitely more! Prevailing sexual theme a turn-off.

I liked the plot of Storm Born, but I didn't like what was driving the plot along (if that makes sense). The main character, Eugenie, is a powerful shaman, who is able to banish spirits and the like to the Otherworld. In trying to rescue a girl that has been abducted by...
I liked the plot of Storm Born, but I didn't like what was driving the plot along (if that makes sense). The main character, Eugenie, is a powerful shaman, who is able to banish spirits and the like to the Otherworld. In trying to rescue a girl that has been abducted by the fey or gentry, she discovers something about herself, aided in the process by two love interests. I think this is a somewhat original concept that was very appealing to me. HOWEVER, the book was bursting at the seams with all this sexual content. The author mentions rape, condoms, birth control, pregnancy, etc...in EVERY chapter. I wasn't expecting this to be the dominant theme of Storm Born, and unfortunately, after reading some of the reviews about Books 2 and 3, this theme continues, and some of her foreshadowing is realized in the later installments. Personally, this is not what I want to read about, so I will not continue with the other books in the series.

posted by NookFever on July 6, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    Expected More

    This is the first time I have read a book by this author and after all the good things I have heard about her, I have to say I expected more. While the writing is not bad, I found the story a little boring and I really struggled to get through the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2012

    Good

    Not the same old story. There were actually some new ideas in it. Overall, I would suggest it. Still, not my favorite.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    Not the best.

    I love Richelle but his is not her best effort.

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  • Posted December 11, 2009

    Disappointing

    I love Richelle Mead's succubus series, and I was excited to see that she was starting a new series. Unfortunately, I could not get into this book.

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