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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night (Immortals After Dark, Bk 3) by Kresley Cole

I loved this book. I read it straight through from beginning to end without stopping. Putting it down was not an option. Not even at one in the morning.

We've met Bowen in books one and two of this series. He is a werewolf and we are told that he lost his one mate and has pretty much just existed ever since, for almost two centuries.

This book starts somewhere in the middle of the previous book, during the playing of the Talisman's Hie. This means we get an idea of other things that were going on during that book. There are some paralells, a few things we saw from the perspective of someone else and we see the same scene from Bowen's perspective. But mostly we get new stuff. And we are a few chapters into the book before we reach the end of the previous book.

I liked both the hero and heroine of this book. And I loved the storyline. This may be a romance where a couple gets their HEA in the end, but it's also an adventure. You could take the romance parts away and it would still be a good book with a perfectly good plot.

What's more, this book had humor. Actual laugh out loud humor, where your husband looks at you like you've completely lost your mind. And the dichotomy of some of it, for instance, a character is talking about how she got good answers from a sort of magical mirror at first, but then the answers were kind of vague. She says something along the lines of "it's like the paperclip, at first it's helpful, but after a while you just want it to die." Not only was the statement funny, the whole idea of comparing a magical mirror to the Microsoft Office Paperclip is just... wrong. Though very funny when it hits you out of left field.

I can't wait to see what happens in the next book. I am now officially hooked on the series.

I'll give the book a rating of 10 of 10, and I'm ready to rate the series now as well. I'll give it a 9 of 10 at this point.

Book Rating: 8 of 10
Series Rating: 9 of 10

1. A Hunger Like No Other
2. No Rest for the Wicked
3. Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night
4. Dark Needs at Night's Edge
5. Dark Desires After Dusk
6. Kiss of a Demon King (Release date Feb 2009)

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