Wicked as They Come (1) (A Blud Novel) Mass Market Paperback – March 27, 2012
"An American Duchess" by Caroline Fyffe
A woman’s heart dares to defy the rules of Victorian society in USA Today bestselling author Caroline Fyffe’s novel of romance, royalty, and a little revenge. | Learn more
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About the Author
- Item Weight : 7.2 ounces
- Mass Market Paperback : 416 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1451657889
- ISBN-13 : 978-1451657883
- Product Dimensions : 4.19 x 1.1 x 6.75 inches
- Publisher : Pocket Books; 0th Edition (March 27, 2012)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,161,926 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Sang is what would happen if my bookshelf threw up,” he said.
Oh, oh, and the observation of Criminy making dust bludbunnies. Haha!
My favorite thing is that this ISN'T a vampire novel. Although it could be if I wanted it to. Which I don't.
I'm rather in love with the ever resourceful Criminy. And I have utmost respect for Tish. She doesn't ask questions the reader has already figured out the answers to. She is flawed, sure, but even I would be pulled back and forth over love for my grandma. Any reader who doesn't understand that hasn't experienced that kind of relationship.
I highly recommend this. The magic and politics are fun. I honestly can't decide if this is 'adventure with a romantic theme' or 'romance with a really really good story.'
Either way, you get your happily ever after, some laughs, some what the heck just happened?!?! and some smart, interesting dialogue.
Also. For those concerned, no the intimate bits aren't graphic. Delicate sensitivities won't be offended.
I generally hate portal stories; they seem often like wish-fulfillment narratives, as well as being the lazy-man's way of introducing the audience to a new land and culture that doesn't involve so much info-dumping.
That being said, I really enjoyed Wicked as they Come, once I got past my annoyance with it being a portal story. The premise as to why people ended up in one world from the other was interesting, the mechanisms for travelling across the divide was colorful, and of course, allowed for some interesting cross-overs as Leticia struggles to decide which world she belongs in.
The world building was interesting, and I enjoyed the story, as well as the set-ups for future novels set in the same world. I did find myself oddly preoccupied with how an eco system would work in a land with primarily predictors ( nothing quite like a heroine who spends a lot of time not only punting bludbunnies, but keeping a running tally of how many she's currently kicked. ) would function, but hey, that's fantasy for you.
A fascinating mix of steampunk-esque backdrop with the overlay of an alpha-male romance... I would recommend it to fans of either genre. I plan to read the second book...
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im really not a fan of steam punk i find that most writers over do the fantastical descriptions of the Victorian/mechanical world, it leaves little room for the characters which are often dull and unemotional.
yet i liked this book.
Letitia Paisley Everett a 25yr old nurse finds an strange antique locket in the house of one of her recently deceased patients she (accidentally) steals the locket. Inside is a portrait of a man. Slipping it over her neck that night she falls asleep, only to wake up later and find herself naked except the locket, lying on a stone in some woodland. Standing nearby watching her is the man whose portrait was inside the locket.
i liked Letitia strong, independent but i really wished she has asked more questions she excepted the new world (Sang) too easily and was stubborn to the point of being a bit childish. Criminy stains however wow just wow. witty, dark and fantastically cruel i loved Criminy his love for Letitia was blatantly genuine from the start i had no doubts in him.
my favorite quote from him was "I would burn down the world for you," he whispered fiercely. "Your world or my own. I would rip down the entire city with my bare hands without a second thought. I don't need to taste anything else, I don't need a comparison. "
honestly who doesn't love a man who would destroy everything for you.
some elements of the book took a while to sink in aka the blood bunnies and every other blood creature it took a while to get used to but she was creating a whole new world so by book 2 hopefully all kinks will be smoothed out. the time in which things happen was almost completely unbelievable and i wished she would have spent more time within the gypsy caravans with all the weird secondary characters.
The little play on places in England and other think like the famous authors was funny it was definitely a good reminder that Criminys world is just a parallel to our own. i love certain element of the story and is the first steam punkish romance ive liked,i will be readily awaiting the next installment.
I spent far too much time in this book being incredulous of the entire situation. I found that so many parts were unbelievable that I just couldn't let myself fall into enjoyment with this book. Add in that I didn't really enjoy the characters, especially not the two main ones, and it was a big no for me. With so many points of contention I simply found that I could not enjoy this book. A part of me is curious about how the story of Letitia and Criminy ends (they have another book, the fourth in the series) but not enough to actually read it.
Volle Sternzahl, da dieser Roman sich von all den anderen Romantasy Romanen unterscheidet. Wer ein wenig auf Steampunk, schrille, düstere, Zirkuswelten, Blut, Victorianische Kleidung (Gothic) und ein ganz wenig Erotik steht, wird hier bedient werden.
Irgendwie eine Schöne und das Biest Story.
Ich empfehle jedem die englische Variante zu lesen und nicht die deutsche, da diese etwas merkwürdig übersetzt ist.