Zen the Art of Vampires ended leaving itself open for this book to follow and wrap things up The only problem with that is that this one also seemed to end with an opening for a book to follow Is there a Pia Kristoff mini trilogy planned I have to say from the first installment they are one of my favorite Dark One Beloved couples, and I was kept guessing about what was going on to the very end just like in the first book Mostly with books in this series, I kinda have a pretty good idea of where things are going, how they are going to be resolved, and who the bad guy is if there is one Both books with this couple have bucked that trend.Basically evenof the hot funny sweet that I expect when I pick up a Katie MacAlister novel She has yet to disappoint me Which reminds meI need to try out some of her historical modern romances that aren t Dragons Dark Ones. This was really boring I mean, really boring I thought it might be that I m reading this series all at once, but I don t think that s it I think the series is just getting worse The repetition is a littleannoying now and the humor is less humorous I just think there should be an instance where Pia looks at Kristoff and sex isn t mentioned or had. F R Pia Thomason Ist Der Traum Einer Romantischen Hochzeit In Erf Llung Gegangen Wenn Auch Nicht So, Wie Sie Es Sich Vorgestellt Hat Au Erdem Fangen Damit Ihre Probleme Nun Erst Richtig An Sie F Hlt Sich Zwischen Zwei Vampiren Hin Und Her Gerissen Ihrem Angetrauten Kristoff Und Seinem Besten Freund Alec Auch Als Pia In Ihre Heimatstadt Seattle Zur Ckkehrt, Verl Uft Ihr Leben Keineswegs In Ruhigeren Bahnen Die Gemeinschaft Der Vampire Verfolgt Kristoff Und Pia Wegen Eines Verbrechens, Das Sie Angeblich Begangen Haben Dieser 7 Teil der Reihe war wieder ein totales Highlight f r mich Diese Reihe geh rt zur Zeit wirklich zu meinen absoluten Lieblingen Hier geht es ja nun mit Pia und Kristoff weiter und ich finde es echt klasse, dass Band 6 und 7 der Reihe von ein und dem selben P rchen handeln, da es ja im 6 Band sehr lange gedauert hat bis man wirklich kapierte mit wem sie nun zusammen kommt.Ich finde die Reihe einfach mega unterhaltsam und witzig und trotzdem berzeugen mich auch die Liebesgeschichten darin F r mich ist Katie MacAlister zur Zeit meine Lieblingsautorin. 3.5 starsThis was cute Light like the last in the series when we first meet Pia It ended in a very anticlimactic way but pleasantly and lightly enough that it wasn t outside of the established style of the previous novel I know that I ve kinda jumped into the middle of this series and I m jumping back out again as well It is cute and light and not really what I feel like reading right now Entertaining and enjoyable if that s what you re up for though. Pia and Kristoff are an interesting pair. As good as I expected I thought that this story would just be a straight forward romance because the first book, Zen and the Art of Vampires, involved mostly mystery However, this book revealed a lot about Kristoff s and Alec s past,the history of the Brotherhood of the Light, and also showed how Kristoff s and Pia s relationship was cemented In the last book, Pia turned out to be Kristoff s Beloved and not Alec s as everyone expected However, Crouching Vampire, Hidden Fang explained that Kristoff left at the end of first book because he felt that Pia preferred Alec to him So he magnanimously decided that he would give her the chance at a relationship with Alec eventhough it would kill him to not be with her Technically, a Vampire who has found his her Beloved cannot live without her and can only feed off of him or her At the beginning of the story, Kristoff had practically wasted away to nothing and was dying without Pia This concept that a man cannot survive without a woman, is a very appealing ideology After this misunderstanding is cleared up, Pia and Kristoff set off to find Alec who has been missing since leaving Iceland in the first book and exacrete the author s word choice, not mine from her position as the Zorya In this quest, they unearth many secrets and unsolved mysteries, such as who killed the Zorya Anniki in Pia s bathroom, when and why did the Brotherhood start chasing Vampires, who is the Ilargi and finally whether or not Kristoff loved Pia I really enjoyed this story and look forward to the next installment in the series. This book is to be read after the Zen and the Art of Vampires The book picks up two months later after Pia was in Iceland Pia has become married not only to one but two men Her legal husband who she thinks the marriage is illegal because she was forced into the marriage is to Kristoff Kristoff is a Dark One who she becomes his beloved The second marriage is to the Sacristan Mattias, who Pia just gets irritated with and believes it s just a marriage in ceromony only You see Pia manages to become Zorya to the Brotherhood of The Light This crazy group thinks its there responsibility to rid the world of evil In order for Pia to have her full power of the moon she has to marry the Sacristan He s kind of like a Priest Pia s power consist of the Moon She draws light from the moon and can use it to destroy things by it A Zorya is suppose to help ghost or Spirits find there way to Ostri Heaven but the Brotherhood has been using them to destroy the Dark Ones.After knowing the Dark Ones Pia realizes that they are not monsters the way the Brotherhood makes them out to be In fact she has come to realize the Brotherhood are the ones who are dangerous Pia wants no part of Zoryaing and leaves them behind and is so happy there is not a chapter of the Brotherhood around where she lives This is such a fun book to read, because Pia, Kristoff, Mattias, Magda, Raymond Magda s boyfriend are in for the ride of there life Pia is summoned to the Moravian Counsel and winds up going back to Europe To find out about this adventure, READ THE BOOK You will find yourself busting out loud laughing in the darndest places. This is the conclusion to Pia and Kristoff s story which started in Zen and the Art of Vampires This keeps the same lighthearted and humorous feel as the first book I loved the banter between Pia and Kristoff The secondary characters also added a lot of humor Mattias was the main source of comic relief in this book I happy with how things developed between Pia and Kristoff as a couple They are both likable characters and it was easy to want their relationship to succeed The plot was a bit convoluted and ridiculous at times, but still fun and nothing to be taken too seriously There was a fairly big plot inconsistency at the start, but it can be forgiven since it was rectified at the end and never really hindered my enjoyment of the story I m not sure I was happy with Alec s role in this story, but hopefully he will haveof a chance to redeem himself in his own book Much Ado About Vampires There was also a few other minor subplots that I wish were wrapped up Like the identity of the Ilargi and the saving of the final ghost.That aside this was a fun read.Rating 3.5 stars. This is basically the second half of one big story, starting with Zen and the Art of Vampires I was really really irritated with that book because the previous 5 books in the series were pretty much stand alone stories told in the same world same vamp mythology, etc Seems like her publishers decided to try to squeeze some extra out of her fans by breaking up the last book into two books so totally unnecessary I digress This was a fine ending to the story that began in Zen, but overall the whole story arc was just ok Kind of convoluted I laughed out loud a few times, but I also found the main character to be kind of annoying MacAlister s female leads are alwayson the svelte side, but why do they all have to have body image issues Can t one like the way she looks Gah, whatever If you re looking for a light beach read with some humorous romance and vampires, pick up BOTH of the books.
For as long as she can remember, Katie MacAlister has loved reading Growing up in a family where a weekly visit to the library was a given, Katie spent much of her time with her nose buried in a book Despite her love for novels, she didn t think of writing them until she was contracted to write a non fiction book about software Since her editor refused to allow her to include either witty dialo
- 352 pages
- Crouching Vampire, Hidden Fang
- Katie MacAlister
- 14 October 2019 Katie MacAlister