Ing prose they read it for the story The story itself was fine I have no real positive or negative comments about it I did like the idea of the parallel realms and two opposing factions hunting otherworldly creatures and if I d enjoyed this book I d probably have wanted to read about P Cell and the CadreThe characters were okay if you can get past the annoying language issues But I sensed no real emotional bond between them I couldn t understand why they were attracted to each other probably t understand why they were attracted to each other probably I wasn t attracted to either of them They felt flat to me Mersey had personality than Jack IMO but neither of them had much to speak ofSo I guess this book just isn t for me I don t mean to massacre it totally although I now that s how this review reads sorry because it s not awful Believe me I ve read far worse But the lack of any emotional bond would have made me rate it 3 star and the irritating obsession with those few words pushed it into 2 star territory for me Well I have to say this wasn t one of Michelle Hauf s best books but it was okay and did eep my interest to get me to the end I like this authors style of writing and as usual it was clear to the point descriptive and uite sweet in places There was some action and intrigue and a nice little romance going alongside but for me it just lacked something that I can t uite put my finger on and hence didn t have a WOW factor I also felt the ending seemed a bit rushed and suddenly crept up on you It s not a book I would read again but it was worth reading and would give paranormal romance fans a nice filler if you are not sure what to read next I really wanted to like not sure what to read next I really wanted to like it has so many elements that I like and Michele Hauf is one of my favourite paranormal writers however something just didn t gel for me with this oneI think my major gripe is the fact that its set in England and the author has tried to use English slang such as snogging and shagging which is majorly off putting It immediately made me dislike the heroDidn t particularly warm to either character this was very much from Jack s POV and I think I d much rather it have been from Mersey the heroine s because as it stands I just didn t feel herThe plot is this book s strongest point I liked the story and really liked the paranormal world set up here with the two rival groups dealing with the paranormal one illing indiscriminately the other capturing and interrogating I liked the set up too of the lovers being from rival groups Wasn t too convinced by the romance It was very sudden and just because Mersey s mum had decided he was going to be her daughter s mate way back when wasn t enough for me I think again the problem stems from us not seeing enough of Mersey s POVThis is a nice uick read with an engaging story but ultimately let down by the characters and language Read these awhile ago Comments and review to follow You can find me over on Facebook at My Open Book at the Dragonfly Come over and say hell. N to Mersey like a moth to a flame She may challenge all his beliefs but she brings color and passion to his world Jack doesn't now whether what he feels for Mersey is love or lust But if he doesn't figure it out soon they may become the hunted instead of the hunte.
Michele Hauf ↠ 9 ReadExcellent otherworldly things that I wish there was going to be another Mersey and Jack story Although this is the first book in the Dark Enchanments series which spans four books by four different authorsThis was a fantastic start into the mysterious world of the Cadre And once you get to the end of the book you realise just how perfect this title is Perfect and clever Both Mersey and Jack gotta love a hero called Jack I
know I do were very likeable characters that learn a lotI do were very likeable characters that learn a lot themselves and each other throughout the story While leading the reader further into this intriguing world of demons faeries and so much that I now we ll meet along the wayAnyway as you can tell I really really really enjoyed this book and will definitely be checking out the next books Michele s such a great writer I don t now why I couldn t warm to this book It has so many of the elements that I like urban fantasy theme a setting that I enjoy London a tortured hero a warm and affectionate heroine with her own secrets but they just never came together for me I got to page 120 and then put it down for a week only to come back and skim read the next hundred pages I feel bad about doing this because since I joined Goodreads I ve only had to do it with two other books one of which was Fifty Shades of Grey but I really couldn t slog through Familiar Stranger any longer and I HATE not finishing a bookI m disappointed mostly in myself because when I read Michele Hauf s bio blurb she sounded like such an awesome person and I really thought I was going to love her book I m not sure why I didn t It s rated uite highly here so perhaps the fault is with me rather than the bookThere were a here perhaps the fault is with me rather than the bookThere were a things I found annoying and distracting Firstly I m guessing that Ms Hauf hasn t spent too much time around English people I ve lived most of my life 23 out of 29 years either in London or just outside it and we don t talk like the characters in this book Ms Hauf seems obsessed with the words snog shag and arse as well as words derived from these and uses them on what feels like every other page While these are words that Brits use some than others we don t use them exclusively past the age of 13 or 14 Even the least educated of us have a extensive vocabulary than that I now it probably sounds like nitpicking and maybe it is but it was annoyingly monotonous to the point that I was mentally blocking out any conversation between hero and heroine I expect novels and particularly genres like paranormal romance to be vibrant things full of vocabulary that s both colourful and extensive Ms Hauf may have managed the colourful at least to the eyes of those who weren t born in London but somehow the repetitiveness of the word choices made parts of the book read less like a novel and like a droning educational textI realise that this is something that not all readers particularly American readers will be bothered by Plenty of people don t read a book for its sparkl. A familiar with shape shifting abilities Mersey belongs to the Cadre a peaceful hermetic order that captures and studies Otherworldly Entities which is at odds with Jack's organization As Jack delves deeper into the inner workings of the Cadre he finds himself draw.