Sunday, June 8

Book Review: On the Prowl

Title: On The Prowl

Author: Patricia Briggs, Eileen Wilks, Karen Chance, Sunny

Pages: 341

Alpha and Omega 0.5 by Patricia Briggs
The werewolf Anna finds a new sense of self when the son of the werewolf king comes to town to quell unrest in the Chicago pack- and inspires a power in Anna that she's never felt before.

Inhuman by Eileen Wilks
Kai has a secret gift of sensing thoughts and desires. What she senses in her neighbor Nathan could be dangerous. Because he has a secret gift, too, and it's about to be let loose.

Buying Trouble by Karen Chance
In a New York auction house, a Lord of the Fey crosses paths with a fiery redheaded mage named Claire. But in this strange underground society, the rarity up for sale is Claire herself.

Mona Lisa Bewitching by Sunny
Among the children of the moon, Mona Lisa is of Mixed Blood- part Monere, part human, and destined to be alone. Then she meets a man who could be her salvation- or her downfall.

My Rating: 7.5/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: As with most anthologies, I liked some over the others. Alpha Omega was my favourite of the group, and I think it was the best written as well. It also made a smooth transition into the novel and connecting series and I felt it had the most developed characters and story.

Mona Lisa Bewitching started off good, but fell apart to me. It also had a little too much, uh "spice" in it for my liking. Although the background story on the paranormal characters and their world was interesting, the rest of the story didn't come together well.

Inhuman was my second favourite, but I think the ending of that story fell apart, and it didn't work well. It felt rushed and I was left uninterested in continuing on to other related books. The characters were okay, but I felt the dialogue and how they connected to each other was a little forced.

Buying Trouble was a story I neither liked or disliked. It had some interesting elements, some non-interesting elements to it. I liked aspects of it, others I think just didn't mesh well. I think if it was a novel, rather than a short story, it may have kept me interested in it, but that being said, if there was a connecting series, I'm now unsure if I'd continue on with it.

Overall , while I didn't enjoy all the stories in the collection, it wasn't a bad read.

Would I recommend it to read: I would, it's a good book to get a small taste of the authors writing style and see if you'd like to invest in some of the accompanying series. Especially Brigg's short story as it leads directly into the book Cry Wolf.

What to read next: Cry Wolf. And the other author's spin of series.

Challenges: 100 Books Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge

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