Sunday, June 8, 2014

Review: A Shiver of Light

Title - A Shiver of Light
Author - Laurell K. Hamilton
Series - Merry Gentry #9
Genre - Urban Fantasy Romance
Published - June 3rd 2014
Publisher - Berkley Hardcover
Format - Ebook


I am Princess Meredith NicEssus. Legal name Meredith Gentry, because “Princess” looks so pretentious on a driver’s license. I was the first faerie princess born on American soil, but I wouldn't be the only one for much longer...

Merry Gentry, ex–private detective, now full-time princess, knew she was descended from fertility goddesses, but when she learned she was about to have triplets, she began to understand what that might mean. Infertility has plagued the high ranks of faerie for centuries. Now nobles of both courts of faerie are coming to court Merry and her men, at their home in exile in the Western Lands of Los Angeles, because they will do anything to have babies of their own.

Taranis, King of Light and Illusion, is a more dangerous problem. He tried to seduce Merry and, failing that, raped her. He’s using the human courts to sue for visitation rights, claiming that one of the babies is his. And though Merry knows she was already pregnant when he took her, she can’t prove it.

To save herself and her babies from Taranis she will use the most dangerous powers in all of faerie: a god of death, a warrior known as the Darkness, the Killing Frost, and a king of nightmares. They are her lovers, and her dearest loves, and they will face down the might of the high courts of faerie—while trying to keep the war from spreading to innocent humans in Los Angeles, who are in danger of becoming collateral damage.


A Shiver of Light is the 9th book in the Merry Gentry series. I’m going to try hard not to give anything away. Basically Merry is pregnant with twins and her uncle is claiming that they are his.

I like Merry and I don’t mind all her men because I’ve gotten used to her having several men in her life. I didn’t expect that to change with the aspect of children entering her life. I like all the guys they each have their own unique story and fit for her. However my favorite is Lord Sholto he has such a tortured soul story he’s just my favorite.

I’ve been waiting for what seems like forever for the book and I understand the author just wasn’t ready to write it yet. I love the author I’ve read almost all of her books but Anita started to lack in story so I stopped. I feel like maybe my expectations were too high for the book, so that when it came time to read it I found myself very disappointed. I love that we get to see a new side to Merry and her men but I guess I needed more action it just felt very flat not a lot happened. I also disliked the ending it reminded me of Game of Thrones. I honestly wanted to love the book I just didn’t it feel short on so many levels. At the moment I don’t plan on continuing the series but that could always change Merry has been one of my favorite characters forever. Just because I didn’t love it doesn’t mean you won’t. I feel really bad giving the book a low rating I just struggled through the whole book. 
1 out of 5 stars

1 comment:

  1. It sucks that this series did not work for you, that is sad this far into the series!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings