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Storm Born (Dark Swan) Mass Market Paperback – August 1, 2011
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Richelle's books have been on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists and received honors from the American Library Association. Her books have been translated into over two dozen languages, as well as adapted into graphic novels. In 2014, Vampire Academy was made into a feature film. A lifelong reader, Richelle loves mythology and wacky humor. When not writing, she can be found spending time with her family, buying dresses, and watching bad reality TV. More at: www.richellemead.com
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In some ways Storm Born reminds me of Jim Butcher's Storm Front (odd coincidence there). Eugenie Markham is a shaman-for-hire (kind of like Harry Dresden being a wizard-for-hire), taking on the odd job of banishing spirits and gentry who disturb the human realm. But aside from some similar traits between the main characters, that's where the similarities end.
Things get sticky when a human named Wil hires her to rescue his teenage sister, who was kidnapped by gentry intent on using her body. Of course, being compassionate, Eugenie takes the job even knowing that crossing into the Otherworld to complete this task makes facing death that much more real.
Unlike her previous novels, Mead isn't shy about jumping headlong into the sex scenes. But like her previous novels they are tasteful, passionate, and written without silly euphemisms. And, like her previous novels, the concept of sex plays a larger role than just pleasure. The creatures of the Otherworld, knowing Eugenie's heritage even before she does, are intent on using her to sire a powerful heir.
Storm Born is full of fun characters, intense action, and passion that sizzles in the form of a love triangle. Eugenie is in love with Kiyo, a kitsune, but also dangerously taken by Dorian, a gentry king. Normally love triangles make this reader iffy, but Mead is one of the few who does it so well. Both Dorian and Kiyo are possessive of Eugenie, but Eugenie doesn't simply capitulate to either man's wants or desires.
In fact, Eugenie herself is my favorite aspect of the story.Read more ›
This is the worst review I have ever given. I've read TONS of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, ect ect. I really can't recommend this book. I find it hard to believe this author also writes for teenagers. Well no, what little plot there is could be teenager relatable, but the sex is so over the top, nonsensical, and never ending... I shudder to think what teenagers are getting into these days. Ugh. If you are looking for B movie porn in text format, hit up this book.
I really enjoyed the first few pages of the book because there were the exciting beginnings of a plot, an adventure, and interesting character development. You can put the book down -- or throw it away -- after that.
However, *redeeming factor* I did just finish the book this morning and there is a fabulous five pages very near the end of this too-long sex-gasp.
Therefore I would have to say this is a very talented author if only she had given me something substantive to read in the middle between a great couple of pages in the beginning beginning and a great couple of pages at the end.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Those who are likely to suffer from reading about rape or explicit rape scenes should avoid this series. I wish I had.Published 3 months ago by Prime customer
I enjoyed this book quite a lot and I can’t believe that I almost missed it !
Anyway here are my thoughts about it. Read more
Even though it took me a while to read this book, with other books coming out and all the trips I've been going on, it was amazing. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Melanie Parker
Please learn from the mistake I made. The first three books are amazing, however, the series ends so horribly that I wish I never started. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Leah