Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Review: Tempt the Stars by Karen Chance

Tempt the Stars
Cassie Palmer #6
by: Karen Chance
$7.99 mass market paperback
Signet Select
Paranormal Fantasy
Released: October 2013

Being a goddess is a lot less fun than you might think. Especially when you’re only a half goddess, and you only found out about it recently, and you still don’t know what you’re doing half the time. And when you’ve just used your not-so-reliable powers to burglarize the booby-trapped office of a vampire mob boss.

Yeah, that part sucks.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg for Cassandra Palmer, aka the Pythia, the freshly minted chief seer of the supernatural world. After all, Cassie still has to save a friend from a fate worse than death, deal with an increasingly possessive master vampire, and prevent a party of her own acolytes from unleashing a storm of fury upon the world. Totally just your average day at the office, right?

The Cassie Palmer series is one of my favorites because she's not your typical walk in and kick ass heroine we're used to from the paranormal fantasy genre.  Poor Cassie has had to wing it since book one, and even though she doesn't know what she's doing most of the time and nobody bothers to keep her updated, she still manages to come out on top.  Sometimes just barely, but it still counts.  I'm also a huge vampire fan (although not of the sparkly kind), but for this series I'd have to say I prefer Pritkin to Mircea.  I fell in love with Pritkin and his snarly take no prisoners attitude when he tried killing Cassie, believing her to be a demon.  At the end of Hunt the Moon, I was left with my jaw on the floor going "No!  What the hell was Pritkin thinking!"  Then the horrible two year wait to find out what happened in Tempt the Stars, but it was worth it.  I've loved seeing Cassie come into her powers, and realize that burying your head in the sand is not the best way to face life.  With an awesome cast of characters and a plot that hurls you along at a breakneck pace, I would recommend this series to anyone who loves the paranormal fantasy (or urban fantasy, if you prefer).  If you want to dip your feet into the genre pool, this is the one to get your feet wet with.

Carla gives this book a

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