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SAHM to 5 wonderful people. I'm a happy wife and mother who is shamelessly addicted to books. Come share them with me. My reviews are courtesy of CK2S Kwips and Kritiques.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Awaken Me Darkly by Gena Showalter



From the Publisher:


RIDDING THE WORLD OF EVIL,

ONE ALIEN AT A TIME.

In a time and place not too far away, Mia Snow is an alien huntress for the New Chicago Police Department, and she's the perfect girl for the job. Tough and sexy, she's earned each of her scars battling the elusive enemy among us. Now, investigating a series of killings, she is shaken to the core when a burst of violence leaves her partner Dallas fighting for his life. A tall, erotic stranger holds the power to heal the injured agent — and to bind Mia in an electrifying and dangerous seduction. He is Kyrin en Arr, of the deadly Arcadian species — an alien, a murder suspect — who has Mia walking a knife's edge, risking her badge and even her life. . . and edging closer to a shocking revelation that will shatter everything she's ever believed.

My Comments:

I think my expectations were just too high. The story was pretty good, but the dialog could be lame. I guess I was hoping for old Anita Blake and got candy corn. I made the mistake of letting my husband read the first few pages because he's usually interested in my paranormal books, but this one made him laugh out loud. Not a good sign.

I did enjoy the story though. The character of Mia Snow seemed like she was just forced and was trying too darn hard. Her alien lover more then made up for any of Mia's shortcomings. He was an interesting and fully developed character that brought out the best in Mia's somewhat flat character.

I've heard so many good things about this author, I hate to let this one (that wasn't really bad, it just didn't grab me) cloud my judgment. But I have to admit, I'm not as excited to pick up Heart of the Dragon and Jewel of Atlantis as I was before. I don't know. Someone, change my mind!

Keep It Or Pass It On?
I posted it to Paperbackswap.com and it was gone within hours. If they keep their expectations lower then I did, I think they'll be okay.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Delicia said...

Hi Terri:
I read this one too. I can't say I cared for it either. The storyline wasn't too bad. The dialog just didn't hold my interest though.

I've read a few of this author's books. Some I have liked and others were just okay. All for the same reasons I mentioned above.

Nice Blog!
Delicia from bookloversgroup

3/21/2007 10:56 AM  
Blogger VioletEyedDreamz said...

I loved Jewel of Atlantis, but you are right this one didn't have the depth I was used to from Showalter. She's one of my favorite "fun" reads because her personality shines the way MJD used to

3/24/2007 4:38 AM  

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