I was very excited when I received the email wondering if I was interested in receiving an early copy of Wolfsbane, the sequel to Patricia Briggs’ fantasy novel Masques. I was entertained reading the first book, and I really hoped to get a chance to read the sequel after finishing the first. Slipping back into the high fantasy world that Patricia Briggs created so long ago was so easy and I didn’t have anything to be worried about that distance between when she wrote the first to the second.
After reading Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay I couldn’t wait to read Lord of Emperors, even though it was the second book in a series. I really don’t like to start a series in the middle, but I just couldn’t wait until I could get to a book store to find the first one. Going against that nagging little voice in my head, I dove in.
My second book review for FanaticSpace, and my second round of being thrown straight into an established urban fantasy series which I had no real knowledge of before receiving the book from the gracious and wonderful people over at Wunderkind PR. (Disclaimer for FTC regulations – I have received this book at no cost) I had a bit of a moment thinking about what I was getting myself into when picking up A Wild Light, third book in the Hunter Kiss series by Marjorie M. Liu.
I’m one of those people that can be found more often than not with a book in my hand, so when I was asked to review a few books for FanaticSpace, I jumped at the chance. The first one on my list happened to be Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong, the eleventh book in her Otherworld Series. (Disclaimer for FTC regulations – I have received this Advanced Reader Copy at no cost from the PR department, Wunderkind PR)
I was a little worried that being thrown straight into a long-established series would make it much harder to review, and there was only one time that I felt a bit left out because I didn’t have the history from the prior books in the series to refer to, but unfortunately, that one time was during the climax of the story. More on that later, though, because this is almost a side-issue due to the rest of the book.
The year 2014 brought mankind two of its greatest medical breakthroughs, the cures for cancer and the common cold. Unfortunately, when the cures met there was an unexpected interaction, zombification. Kellis-Amberlee changed the nature of life and death, and in the process it change the world.
More than twenty years later civilization has adapted to the darker side of Kellis-Amberlee. One of the changes brought about is a shift away from mainstream media. Bloggers are the trusted source of news in this dangerous new era.
While covering a presidential campaign, bloggers Georgia and Shaun Mason expose a terrifying conspiracy. Following this story could uncover dangerous secrets about the infected, secrets that powerful people would rather keep hidden.
The truth could easily get them killed… or worse.