This had the potential to be really ood but unfortunately it just did not come together for me It was steampunk airships magic the world is full of it and fantasy as in magical beings like pixies mermaids witches etc with modern elements like cellphones It was the kind of story that normally appeals to me this time it just didn t work One of my issues is I didn t care for the main character She was too Mary Sue ish for me I think sometimes people overdue classifying a character as a Mary Sue but I think it
this time Kaitlyn is the best at what she does everyone wants to sleep with and she doesn t really row or evolve in the story And at the end of it all she was basically useless I don t think she was actually needed to accomplish the main plot I think the blurb also messed up my expectations Not only did he ive me my dream alchemy lab one that came with a beautiful part nymph assistant she ll be the end of me in the best possible way Right now I mostly read FF The main character Kaitlyn is bisexual I don t have any issues with that but I thought she would be Okinawa: The Last Battle of World War II getting together with her assistant There was flirting chemistry and they sleep together The next morning the assistant is distant Kaitlyn never asks why she is acting like that or even if she is ok Kaitlyn just decides not to sleep with her again Then we find out Kaitlyn is actually in love with her best friendboyfriend who happens to appear in the middle of the book No thanks Because of the blurb it just seemed a little bait and switch to meWhile I appreciate that this book didn t info dump on the readers it didn t explain enough We are never told why people want the Seers Stone if Kaitlyn s boss is actuallyood or bad and what he would do if he had it There was just not enough explanation in this bookI will not be reading the next book in this series If I want to read a HET romance with magic I ll pick up Ilona Andrews new book instead A fast paced treasure hunt through several countries with magical beings of all shapes and sizes all centered around a kick ass bisexual heroine who craves a life of adventureSounds awesome rightYes yes it doesWhich makes the actual story containing all those elements but with none of the emotion heart plotting world building
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or character depth that would make it worth reading all the disappointingAt its core Seers Stone has character depth that would make it worth reading all the disappointingAt its core Seers Stone has The GI Bride good idea Kaitlyn Felis is an alchemist who craves being on the road discovering things rescuing magical artifacts Which makes her areat candidate for her new boss a rather mysterious elf named Fein Thyrin to send out in search of the aforementioned Seers Stone Fein teams her up with several of his other employees and sends them off to find the stone It is a pretty basic but ood setup for an adventure storyThe problem is that we are never really iven a reason why Fein wants the stone We are never even sure if Fein is a ood uy in the Ratscalibur grand scheme of things And I ll be honest I was never uite sure why he and everyone in the world seemed to suddenly want the stone So while Kaitlyn and her merry band are out there searching for it and running into other treasure hunters I was not for the most part even sure if I should be on her side Even at the end we neverot a clue why Fein wanted the stone The stone it seems is basically just a pointless object for our heroine to chase around so there can be a story The only time we are even The Million Dollar Goal (The Million Dollar Series, given the slightest motivation to care about whose hands the stone ends up in is near the end where they find out that the person in current possession of the stone is a massive dick Not that the asshole plays a role in the story except for maybe a scene or two For nearly two thirds of this story I couldn tive any fewer fucks about who found this stone And even at the end I was only pushed to choose sides by a thinly constructed Bad Guy who was forgotten two seconds after his scene endedWhich was a problem unfortunately echoed in the heroine herselfThere were times while reading this that I actually forgot the name of the main character I ll be the first to admit that I am bad at remembering names for all the various characters in a book but I am usually able to at the very least remember the main characters But even besides that fact because who know maybe I m just having a bad brain week if you were to write a brief character description of Kaitlyn and hold it up next to a definition of a Mary Sue you could barely spot the differences And it is not that she is these thing. My name’s Kaitlyn Felis and I’m a treasure hunting alchemist I was The Selected Poems given the opportunity of a lifetime to work for a mysterious elf called Fein Thyrin Not only did heive me my dream alchemy lab one th.
Holly Evans ã 7 Free readNough for me The world building in this is slap dash and feels like it is trying copy better done stories but with only is slap dash and feels like it is trying copy better done stories but with only fraction of the care The characters have no depth and make no attempts to dig even an inch deeper The action had little incentive no point and repetitive set pieces And at the end of the day I just don t care about any of it because it didn t seem to bothered if I did so or not15 stars This book was provided free in exchange for a fair and honest review for Love Bytes Go there to check
Out Other Reviews Author Interviewsother reviews author interviews all those awesome A Shark Never Sleeps: Wheeling and Dealing with the NFL's Most Ruthless Agent giveaways Click below The first book in the Hidden Alchemy urban fantasy seriesKaitlyn Felis is a treasure hunter and an alchemist When the story starts she s in London but an apartment isn t areat place to do alchemy When her uncle contacts her saying a mysterious elf Fein Thyrin wants to hire her Kaitlyn jumps at the chance So she travels to Prague and Fein puts her instantly to work making powders and items from him Kaitlyn also My Jihad: The True Story of An American Mujahid's Amazing Journey from Usama Bin Laden's Training Camps to Counterterrorism with the FBI and CIA gets an assistant Erin Erin isn t a powerful magic Kaitlyn Felis treasure hunting alchemist C mon you have me right there Then add in that she s the personal treasure hunter for an Elf Yum This is uite simply a fun book The excuse of hunting for the Seers Stone even if well portrayed to me is just secondary It s thereat characters here that drive the tale and they are wonderfully crafted and the road that s traveled aka plot that s so much well written fun Highly recommended have to say i really enjoyed this bookfull of magic and mysterious magical creatures oh and wispsan alchemist treasure hunter looking for the seers stonewhat ever could The Book of Leviathan go wrongand what an adventure she hadcant wait for the next one in this series I really liked this book it is however just a step below the books in the Ink Born Forged in Blood series I LOVE Kaitlyn Erin Tyn and Logan but in my opinion there is just not uite the spark and intensity in this book that was present in the others from the previous two series I had read by this author It just feels like the deep connection that I felt with not just the characters but also with all their emotional states was a tiny bit lacking here Enough of that despite the above I really really liked this book the story was fast paced and full of action I will admit of all the magical characters or professions I kinda think Alchemist is not the most exciting let s face it they are kinda likelorified chefs However the plot driven action than made up for that I definitely will be reading the second book in the series and hopefully the team s chemistry will amp up as they continue to Nine Ghosts get to know each other better I DNFed this book around page 50 I don t know if it was the writing style or the character or the world or my own mental state but I just couldn t connect to the story or MC and I didn t care what happened next So I m moving on Waaaaay too many other books to read Great series openerI loved this book Normally I ll be in the middle of two or three books at anyive time and take a few days to work through them all but once I started reading Seer s Stones I just kept Las Maravillosas Obras de Dios: Historias B�blicas Para La Familia going It was a fast read and lots of fun The characters are well developed and their individual strengths and weaknesses mesh nicely to make for aood team There s uite a bit of humor in the book and a fair amount of talk about sex but the few actual sex scenes that are included are uite mildInterestingly there wasn t really any kind of defined villain to the story which is about the main characters attempts to obtain a valuable artifact Others are also looking for it of course and the dramatic tension comes from our heroes trying to stay ahead of these various rivals I really rather liked the idea that there wasn t just one شرح جامع مثنوى معنوى guy who kept throwing blocks in their way nor anyrand conspiracy against them as it felt like how a situation like this might actually play outThis is a ood start to what looks to be a really fun series Evans is a new author for a ood start to what looks to be a really fun series Evans is a new author for but I m all about adventure that includes magic Plus Kaitlyn doesn t seem to understand boundaries until she is knee deep I loved the twists the story offered and the characters literally jumped out at you You ll love the suspense with all the action r My second read from author Holly Evans Seers Stone was short and well written the characters developed in such a way that you Riding Hard get invested in them and want to see the outcome I ll read from Holly Evans and look forward to the next book in the serie. List The Seers Stone – it’s a thing of legends and I’moing to be the first hunter to et my hands on it The Hidden Alchemy series is set in the same magic packed world as the popular Ink Born serie. ,
S practically perfect in every way it is that is all she is She doesn
t row change adapt or interspectexamine at allAnd it was bugging me so much that I actually hadgrow change adapt or interspectexamine at allAnd it was bugging me so much that I actually had stop reading and enuinely uestion myself on whether I was only responding negatively to the claims of how awesome and self assured bordering on self obsession she was simply because she was a woman Seeing how we as a culture and society do tend to judge women harshly on things seen as positives in a man But as I started to identify the things that were bugging me I couldn t say that any of them would annoy even a little less if done or personified by annoy even a little bit less if done or personified by manEspecially regards to how I think sex was handled in this bookI want to say straight up that I kinda like that this is a bisexual character that flirtsengages in sexual acts with both women and men in the story And I don t even mind that this book has her kinda ending up with a man in the end I m honestly not sure what their relationship dynamic is so the ending was a bit confusing on this respect We don t et many books here on the blog that choose to do that and it was cool to see This and the fact that I kinda like Kaitlyn s pet whisp are why this didn t fall completely to one starHowever while I liked the direction that this book attempted to take in the various relationships it fell down completely on making even a single one of them worth caring about It sets up Kaitlyn and her assistant as your typical MC pairing in the first couple chapters so much so I could swear you could see them surrounded by soft focus lighting and violin music but that Der Verlorene Koffer: A Graded Reader for Beginning Students gets dropped after they spend one night together It is also followed by this weird scene where Kaitlyn realizing that her assistant no longer wants into her pants and so suddenly becomes worried with no evidence that the assistant can t do her job any and might need to be replaced not that she even once before even bothered to consider the talentswork ethic of said assistant Kaitlyn then bangs a couple people off screen which has no point to the story other than to make sure you know that she canet all the ass she wants I ILLERAMMA Kathalu guess She thenoes on to flirt with everything that has a pulse in this book even if they seem to be in committed relationships all the while everything with a pulse seems to treat her like catnip for no apparent reason Then with about a third of the book left the other real love interest shows up Logan Yay I mean I don t know anything about him don t care for him at all because I haven t been American Literature Student Text given much info about him other than they are long time fuck buddies but suddenly we are supposed to be all swoony over this dudeA dude who in my view at least magically sexually assaults anotheruy just to Cheyenne: A Sweet Historical Romance get information But he is an Incubus though that information just kinda pops up out of nowhere and Iuess it is ok for them to force sexual urges and emotions onto people for personal The Battle of Maldon and Other Old English Poems gain Which ok if the book says so but I m not exactly cheering for thisuy to come out on top of anything nowAnd I would have lived with the lack of romance if the book wanted to focus on the adventure but there is absolutely nothing there to be exited about It basically a continual repetition of E.E. Cummings: The Art of His Poetry go here fight somethingo to next point There is no mystery nothing to uncover or solve it is just a list of check points And for all the claims of how awesome she is most if not all of the action scenes in this book could have easily been handledavoided if she was not involved I honestly do no know what she added to this part of the story For heaven s sake Logan has to rescue her at one point by literary throwing her over his shoulder I think just about anyone else in her Black Wings of Cthulhu group could have taken her place and it would been the exact same story And what little she does add is in magical itemsthat she could have easily justiven them at the start of the story To be honest this kinda reads like a secondary or even tertiary character knocked out the protagonist shoved them in a closet and decided to take their place in the book There is nothing in the action centric parts that demands that this must be her story Which is a bit of a problem when you spend half your book proclaiming how awesome your character is at doing her jobI wanted to like this book I really did But after it was done the only Girl on the Verge good things I could say were that it has a pretty cover the sexual dynamics were interesting and I really loved the voiceless floating ball of light she has as a pet That is not At came with an assistant who’d be the end of me in the best possible way he’s also hired me as his personal treasure hunter To say I was excited is a drastic understatement First on my treasure hunting.