Sunday, July 10, 2011

Review: Curse the Dawn by Karen Chance

Curse the Dawn
Cassie Palmer #4
by: Karen Chance
$7.99 mass market paperback
Onyx Books
Paranormal Fantasy
Released: April 2009

As Pythia, Cassie is supposed to be independant of the vampires and the mages, but history shows that hasn't been the case.  The mages are upset because Cassie isn't their brainwashed servant, and the vampires are trying to figure out how to use her relationship with Mircea to their advantage. 

Too bad nobody bothered to ask her what she wanted. 

Now she's got a pissed off god after her, determined to make her pay for something she never did.  She's got the Vampire Senate playing nice, hoping she'll bow to their wishes.  And the mages keep trying to kill her, figuring if she's dead, the power can go to one of their specially trained puppets. 

Just a day in the life of the Pythia.

After four books reread in rapid succession, I'm now completely immersed in the story.  I love the characters, especially the interaction between Cassie and Pritkin.  Theirs is a dysfunctional relationship, yet it manages to work.  It doesn't hurt that Pritkin always seems to be around to pull her from the brink of death time and again.  The animosity between Pritkin and Mircea is becoming interesting, too.  It'll be interesting to see if those two ever come to blows. 

This story was a hold on to the edge of your seat thrill ride from start to finish, and I lost sleep over this book, mainly because I refused to put it down until I was done.  Totally worth it.  If you haven't read this series, go buy book 1 and start, and you'll love it.

Carla gives this book a


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