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Posted March 11, 2014
I often find the trouble with book 2 (or book 3 in five plus books series) is that it ends up being a transition book. Like the jelly filling on a donut. Unnecessary, but makes the series better-we hope. This series seems to be no exception. The first book was filled with the excitement and drama of meeting the characters and learning the world and its secrets, but this one almost seems to be holding its breath, the calm before the storm. It's filled with fascinating backstory about all the major players from the first book and even a couple new ones, plus shows us Lila's transition as she learns to be a huntress, and neatly sets the stage for the next book. I don't recommend reading this book unless you have already read the first book, Forbidden, as I don't feel this book could effectively stand on its own. Still, I enjoyed this book a lot and look forward to the next one!
**I was provided a free copy of this ebook for honest review**
Posted February 16, 2014
I was given this book by the author for an honest review. This is the second book of the Wolf Sirens collection by author Tina Smith.
The book continues where the first book left off as Lila tries to deal with the loss of a love and becoming a hunter.
For me the flow of the book was a little bumpy because the author put in a few chapters to help tell the characters story. I think it would have been better in a different area then where it was.
The book still is a good read and you still get pulled into the adventure right along side of Lila. Who do you trust and who is telling the truth among the characters and the lies that have been told.
For any paranormal shifter romance lover this book will be a good read and throw you in to the next book in the series.
Posted January 20, 2014
I liked the first book better. This one was slow to start, and seemed to drag on. It was a good story concept, but I would have liked to see more on the characters from the first book.
In all honesty I really struggled with this book. I lost total interest early on and struggled to finish it. The reason why is because I felt that there was just too much information and it dragged on. I don't think the background into everyone's life story was needed. It seemed like their was an information overload for each characters background, and not enough for the story itself.
Posted October 31, 2013
A copy was given to me in exchange for an honest review.
Fever picks up straight where Forbidden ended. I really enjoyed Fever as there were characters chapters and you really got to know their stories.
Lila- Lila's listless heartbreak seemed a bit over dramatic in the beginning but did not drag out over the whole story. I enjoyed her determination and scheming escape plans. As a character she grew, and I enjoyed her stepping into the hunter role.
Cresida - Cresida was still my favourite character. Sometimes her evasive and secretiveness annoyed me, but it was all part of the story. I was so happy when I got to know her and her journey in one of the chapters. I really connected with her when I realised what a tough deal she was handed - trying to protect everyone especially her little brother.
Reid - I thought Reid was such a nice guy in the last book. Then, in Fever, I thought he was just an insensitive jerk until I got to his character chapter, and then I really felt so sorry for him. I am not sure on which side of the war he will end up on, but I really hope it will be with Lila and Cresida.
Sam & Lily - Wow, I did not expect the twist and intensity of the story in Sam's chapter. It was combined with Lily's story, and I was glad to understand Lily a bit better, even if she is no longer a part of Wolf Sirens.
Sky - is he really dead or does he play a bigger role? Sky played a background role and was the driving force of Lila's actions. I have so much doubt at the moment - is he a good or a bad wolf? It certainly adds intensity to the story.
Tisane - Tisane had a very interesting story and role. I loved that she returned to her home in nature in the forest. At first I wasn't sure whether she was part of the present or past storyline. Tisane is lovable and a guiding light for Lila.
Writing style & Plot: 4/5
Once again the story had great pace. I can definitely see Tina has grown as a writer, and enjoyed her writing style, which is easy to follow.
There was a bit of a hiccup in the story where we went from current story, to the background story of all the characters, and then back to current story. Although I loved these chapters and it really helped me understand and fall in love with each character even more, it felt like a small dent in the flow. Fever was not predictable and I really enjoyed the twists that you uncover as the story unfolds.
We are still left with some unanswered questions but it is a great prelude to the next book.
One thing I loved about the cover was the font. I liked the white background theme.
When contemplating the rating I was between 3.5 and 4 stars. I went with 4 as there was so much growth and development in this book, and I really cannot wait to read Night Fall. I am really glad I decided to continue with this series.
Posted September 24, 2013
Fever started off slow for me. Don't know if it is because I forgot a lot of the book or what. I admit to liking second half of the book a lot more.
We get to read the background of the other characters a lot more and how they became wolfs or hunters. We see how and why they acted the ways they did. Like how come Sam liked to make others do what she wanted. How Cresida came to live with her Aunt. We learn that Cresida likes some of the wolves too.
I like how the characters were enriched by the more we knew about their pasts.
Fever sets up really good for book 3. Now if my memory will work I will be ready for it the sooner the better.
Lila has a hard time accepting that Sky is dead and gone. She wants to leave town and look for him see where he died. But she is always being watched. Cresida has been training her to keep her busy and tired.
The high school is mourning this is the second death within months. Lila has to learn about handling death.
I love the cover of Fever! It draws me in to the wolf.
Some people when they get bitten change where others die from the fever It tells a lot of the conversions stories and what their families went through the tough times.
I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it and be part of their blog tour.
Posted September 16, 2013
Fever, starts where Forbidden ended. While there is forward movement to the overarching storyline, there is significant back story for many of the characters involved.
While the background is interesting and well told, a couple times it was a little difficult to remember who was the focus for the chapter and what was going on in the current or present portion of the story.
Negatives aside and without having read the third book, this feels like a good bridge/background story between the initial/introduction book and the finale.
Posted July 7, 2013
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I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
In book 2 we hear a bit more about the legend and hear about the cult. Cresida steps up her game training lily. We hear more about individual stories. And lily finally escapes.
To be honest I really, really struggled with this book. I lost total interest half way through and struggled to get back into it. Why? I felt that there was just too much information and it dragged on. I don't think the background into everyone's life story was needed.
Sorry Tina but I never felt this one
Posted July 4, 2013
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I only recommend this review to those, who already read Book 1.
Actually this book was nothing I expected it to be. I wanted Lila to go crazy after Sky's dead. A cold blooded huntress, who kills every wolf she sees.
Unfortunately she stayed quite normal.
The story starts with Cres and Lila resuming their normal lifestyle. Just with Cres as the new queen, since Sam is gone, and everyone being less flashy. With Cres, who doesn't care about clothes, Lila and Giny in the center of attention it's no wonder though, right?
Actually around 50% of the book seemed rather boring. Cres training Lila and everyone still keeping up the farce of being happy teenagers.
Until one day Lila realises she is trapped and spied on by Cres and Reid. So Lila runs away from Shade and the action starts... Or so I thought. To be truthful nothing worth mentioning happened. A new character was introduced and we get to know more about the wolves past, unfortunately leading to some horrible time jumps. I mean in one chapter I'm reading about Lila and in the next one I'm suddenly warped back in time? Huh?
Well.. actually this would probaly add a little bit more depth to the story, if the point of view wouldn't suddenly change. Sorry, but even though this might be some modern way of writing for me it is a no-go.
It makes the whole story look like the author didn't know what she wanted to write, when she decided to write the first book from the 1st person perspective.
I wouldn't say I enjoyed reading this book, but I still liked how we got to know more about the stuff that happened before the actual story. Unfortunately I would have prefered the story to continue, but I feel like we are not far away from what happened in Book 1.
Well, I still kinda enjoyed reading it, so I wanted to give 4 stars, but I think the change of view is inexcusable ( I mean reading 1st person narration from Sam's point of view, would have been kinda fun, too! ) so I'm only giving 3.
But I suppose I have high expetations for Book 3 now, hopefully finally adding some action to the story.
Posted June 7, 2013
I haven't read book one, so had no reference of comparison. It seemed to me that the sequel was not as stand-alone as I might have liked or expected in a series piece. The premise was interesting and had some potential, but it wasn't fully realized in this second book of the series--perhaps that will be resolved in the third installment.
What slowed the reading for me was the lack of intimacy one usually gets in a first person narrative. Though the main character has a lot of internal dialogue, she has limited interaction with others and there is very little spoken dialogue. The point of view shifts quite a bit and was sometimes confusing. Much of this book felt like a story being told to me rather than characters actually living their lives. The fast-paced action I associate with most paranormal books didn't kick in until the second half of the book, where the pace does pick up considerably.
I was certainly surprised on page 38 to discover the main character was a double agent. That explained a lot of the random thoughts she had earlier in the internal dialogue. It also added another layer to the plot, which I liked.
Posted June 6, 2013
Lila Crain is hunter born again to replace current hunter who was compromised. Lila considered how much training she was receiving from Cresida (Cres) James knowning that things were being hidden from her but couldn't seem to call her on it either. Lila decided to hatch a plan of escape that would bring her to the truth she hadn't seen yet. The other pack knew about Lila and Cres's control over her. There was something sinister going on in the other pack. Tisane was searching for and praying for someone to help with the Cult. The Cult is continuing to do more damage to local area with no stopping in sight. Will Lila escape Shade? Will Tisane's prayers be answered? Will Lila be the hunter? Your answers await you in Wolf Sirens:Fever~Many are Born, Few are Reborn.
In this book you learn more about huntress role towards the werewolves. Lila learned more about herself as well as her enemy. I also gained insight to people Lila knew which shows how next book is set up. I definitely look forward to next book.