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A Taste of Crimson (Crimson City) Mass Market Paperback – August 30, 2011
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Set in a gritty, futuristic Los Angeles inhabited by werewolves, vampires, demons and fearful humans, this follow-up to Liz Maverick's Crimson City, the first book in Love Spell's Crimson City series, delivers a high-tension plot and protagonists so appealing that you might be tempted to invite them over for dinner-despite one being a werewolf and the other a vampire. There's no love lost between the hardscrabbling werewolves and the haughty, affluent vampires, but the two factions soon find themselves joining forces to stave off a possible human attack. All could be derailed, however, by a murderer, apparently a werewolf, who has taken to eating vampires. It's up to Michael, an outcast vampire who metes out justice among his own kind, and Keeli Maddox, the granddaughter of a powerful werewolf clan leader, to keep the peace, but their unexpected attraction may undermine everything. Liu (Tiger Eye) has a knack for making far-fetched circumstances seem feasible, and she draws characters with such precision-down to their dialect and mannerisms-that they practically step off the page. The too tidy conclusion may disappoint, but the fireworks between Keeli and Michael won't.
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"Ms. Liu expertly grabs the reader with her dark and intensely detailed plot. A must read..." -- Affaire de Coeur (Five Stars, Reviewers Pick!)
"Passionate, intense and gritty, this paranormal thriller is a truly enthralling read." -- RTBOOKClub
"Romeo & Juliet meets Bram Stoker...If you're an Anne Rice or Charlaine Harris fan, [this] is just right...." -- Roundtable Reviews --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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◊Paranormal love story
◊Terrific, seat-grabbing tension in Keeli’s life
◊Continuation of the Crimson City series storyline from book 1
◊Segue from Crimson City series book 1
◊Beautiful writing from Marjorie M. Liu
I am a Marjorie M. Liu fan, which is what brought me to the Crimson City series in the first place. If anyone knows why Ms. Liu didn’t write more of the series, I’d love to hear it. You know, hear it in my head as I read what you wrote. Alas, she did not write more of the series. She isn’t included in promos for the series and frankly I don’t get that.
I’ve continued to read the Crimson City series and I think that the future authors handled Ms. Liu’s characters with respect.
I hope you enjoy your foray into “A Taste of Crimson,” should you choose to embark on the journey.
The book takes place over a span of a few days - The plot began to get just a bit mired down when the two main characters, Keeli & Michael, hung out in the tunnels just a bit too long. Lots of jockeying for power and dominance within the werewolf community.
One thing I noticed, the characters had lots of "thoughts" in italics. Though I don't read many historical romances, this style reminded me of that genre. I thought those types of thoughts for Michael were just a bit too girly. He is this big, bad loner and, yeah, he immediately likes Keeli. I just didn't picture his character thinking these types of thoughts as much as he did. A few here and there would have been fine.
As I mentioned in my review of the 1st installment, "Crimson City", I would have like to read a bit of background on how LA became residence to three species - humans, vamps and werewolves. Understanding the history of how they got there would have enhanced the storyline. It would have revealed why the werewolves are so poor and looked down upon. That type of message would also explain in more detail their distrust of the vampires and humans.
Overall, a good read. I will get to the 3rd installment soon.