Friday, March 18, 2011

Taken By The Others

Author: Jess Haines
Genre: Adult – Paranormal/Mystery
Publication Date: January 4, 2011
Publisher:  Zebra
Age Range: Adult
Pages:  334
Date Scoot Read: February 2011
: Softcover provided by Author for honest review

Scoot's Rating: 7- Enjoyed most of it.

Synopsis (via Goodreads)
: Jess Haines draws readers deep into the mesmerizing world of the Others--werewolves, vampires, and mages who make their home among humans, and are turning Shiarra Waynest's life upside down. . .
Once, New York P.I. Shiarra Waynest's most pressing problem was keeping her agency afloat. Now she's dealing with two dangerous, seductive vampires who have been enemies for centuries. The only thing Max Carlyle and Alec Royce agree on is that they both want Shia--for very different reasons.
Max is determined to destroy Shia for killing his progeny, while Royce's interest is a lot more personal. That's not sitting well with Shia's werewolf boyfriend, Chaz. As the feud between Max and Royce gets ever more deadly, a powerful vampire-hunting faction is urging Shia to join their side. Shia has always believed vamps were the bad guys, but she's discovering unexpected shades of grey that are about to redefine her friends, her loyalties--and even her desires. . .

Scoot’s Review:
Shiarra has accepted that her life is going to be invaded a little by Others.  Her best friend is dating a ‘Spark’ and she is dating a Werewolf, but she hopes to avoid any more trouble as much as possible.  But for someone who has managed to catch the eye of not one but two old vampires (and not in a good way) that is tough to manage.  Shia’s semi-normal life gets ripped apart, and when the going gets tough
Shia has to turn in a direction she never hoped to lean – towards the help of Royce, one of the vampires she is trying to avoid, as well as, the White Hats. Filled with action, shocking moments, and sarcastic humor Taken by the Others is an enjoyable read.  As a character Shia takes a darker turn in this novel. Things get way over her head and out of her control pretty fast.  Events happen that she hoped to avoid and she does things she never could imagine herself doing.  As a character she is growing and changing; not always for the better emotionally – but perhaps better for her own safety.  Introductions of new characters and getting to know another side of Royce were interesting.  I am still a fan of the werewolf boyfriend – and I look forward to seeing how things turn out for Shia and Chaz in the long run; especially with tension between Royce and Shia.  I liked the action and intrigue of the book, but didn’t necessarily enjoy this story as much as the first one.  Despite that it was still a good read and I look forward to reading Deceived by the Others when it is released in July, 2011!

See my review of the first novel in this series, Hunted by the Others here.


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