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- Publisher: Loose Id LLC (July 4, 2017)
- Publication Date: July 4, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B073HRSHFW
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Waking for Winter (Philadelphia Coven Chronicles Book 4) Kindle Edition
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Cami is a banshee and she's glad to still be alive. But her time of being held captive by the enemy has left her with more than just nightmares. She's been branded by the very evil creatures that seek to destroy the city. And Cami's afraid that she will be more of a hindrance than a help for her coven when the time comes to fight. It's too bad that now is the time for fate to bring her lost love back into her life.
Dante isn't taking another chance of Cami getting away from him. She might have fled once and left his heart shattered but she won't get away this time. She's meant to be his and he knows she believes that, too. Even the threat of their worst enemy won't remove him from Cami's side. And no matter what he has to do, he will rid her of the cursed mark so they can be together again.
But the mark isn't the only thing standing between them. Their painful past isn't possible to forget. Cami owes Dante an explanation. And though he might be willing to forgive her, their future is still uncertain when an army of evil is trying to unleash their fury on the world. It will take the entire coven to bring them down and restore peace. Only then can Cami and Dante find their forever.
This is the final book of the series. So far, we've met witches, hunters, fae, jinni, and lots of nasty supernatural creatures that roam the world. The couples from the first three books are back to help our new pair in the fight. It was nice to get a peek at how the others are now. Like a big, crazy, paranormal family reunion.
There are some uninvited creatures that make an appearance, too. The Caoranach was a twisted character who would pop up out of nowhere but did offer some insight into Cami's past. There is also a good dose of magic used in this book, including a graveyard conversation with a ghost. I especially liked the visit to the Otherworld. It was colorful and imaginary. I think the paranormal element was nicely done once again.
The romance was my favorite part, however. Dante and his sarcastic self is back. He was a character I grew to like in the previous book and I had a feeling we would see more of him. I was glad to be right about that. His humor really added a nice touch to the otherwise mostly dark and suspenseful storyline. He was a hoot.
Cami wasn't quite as strong of a heroine as Alanna was for me, but I still really liked her. This is a second chance love story and that's a favorite theme of mine. I thoroughly enjoyed the love scenes as I always do. I think it's something special when an author can do both romance and paranormal so well. It's a nice balance between the two and I highly recommend this series to anyone who is a fan of either or both.
This chapter might be over but I wonder if we'll see more stories from this same world in the future. Four suns!
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This is book four in the Philadelphia Coven Chronicles, and it helps a great deal to have read the other three books before this one. It will give you a better picture of how the Coven and indeed the whole of the Seelie world in Philadelphia have been fighting The Order of the Serpent.
Cami is released from her Underworld journey broken, and marked. She tries to keep that a secret but when Alanna discovers that the Caoranach has marked Cami, she is assigned a bodyguard. Who happens to be the necromancer who Cami walked away from years before, Dante. Dante never got an explanation as to why she left him, but now Cami needs him, and if she just wants to be friends, he'll take it. He never stopped loving her. When they discover just what the mark really means, and what the Caoranach plans to do to Philadelphia, they realize this could be the end of their time.
A much more deadly installment of this series; gorier, bloodier, messier! It bring the whole Order story line to an extremely gruesome ending. You need to know this!! It's why I've tagged it over 18.
Cami and Dante's history is long. You don't get the whole info dump in one go, it comes out in dribs and drabs, as does just what happened to Cami in the Underworld, and what happened when Dante went to get her. You don't get WHY she walked away all those years ago, til she actually tells Dante, and I liked that.
You also don't get just what the Caoranach is up to, has been up to, for YEARS, in one go. That also comes along at it's own pace, and it makes for engaging reading, even if she goes about it in the way she does!
Their chemistry is hot off the page, and I think this one is a little less sexier than the other three, but that's not a BAD thing, not at all. I'm just left feeling that, and ya'll know I gotta tell you what I'm left feeling!!
I'll be sad now, that these people's stories have finished. I've enjoyed them. I'm also upgrading book two to 5 full stars. That one, and this are my favourtie of the four.
so, 5 full and bloody stars.
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WAKING FOR WINTER is a ton of mixed-mythological fun, with heroes you can really care about and a city worth defending. From fairy-folk to necromancers, with a pass by every sort of witch imaginable, there is a lot of magic being thrown around Philadelphia.
It’s refreshing to follow characters who actually fall asleep after a harrowing trial, instead of falling in bed with each other before the fires are even out. I guess there is a certain dramatic appeal to a couple banging to get the adrenalyn out of their system after a big fight, but I appreciate the minor realism of crashing on a couch for a few hours when you’ve just come back from another realm where you were fighting for your life.
The multiple different settings makes it feel longer than it is - in a good way. Unlike books that drag on, the timing in WAKING FOR WINTER is really spot on and each locale feels necessary and interesting. Whether they are in an impossible Otherworld forest or in the rough streets of an inner city neighbourhood, each setting has enough description to get you there and on with the action.
This book is a fun look at what makes a person. Can a mother’s love make up for being what many call a monster? Can a man from a rough neighbourhood full of violence and drugs ever be able to care for a city and for a woman who might be the only one to save him? WAKING FOR WINTER is a satisfying end to the PHILADELPHIA COVEN CHRONICLES. These are going into the “to re-read” pile.
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What can I say, I am so bummed to see this series end. This is a series that sits on the top of my paranormal favorites list.Read more