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The Taste of NightTo give her ex the cure which wasnt done for the right reasons It felt like an obsession with her ex than actually needing to save livesI hate how she calls her self a hero when shes not doing it because of a need to protect others Instead she runs around trying to accomplish personal goals at the expense of everyone else Its good that she finally is beginning to get it at the end of book 2 but it still bothered meThe hugest issue i think was the authors writing The world isnt really clear not enough setting description and its not written clearly This book is even worst than the first and seems like a rough draft that needed editing A lot of editingDont even get me started on Jo s rape as a child The way the author writes it in the first book was very vague I dont want details but she fails to show the true horror of rape of birthing a child from the assault tho we learn differently She tells us instead of showing us She failed in making Jo identifiable and relatable bc of this It ust made the work seem sloppy and partially completedShe fails to really give the light a cohesive ideology as well Theres Apiculture et dprdateurs des produits de la ruche just not enough build to the group and following along with the comics doesnt help bc in this book she doesnt read us anyIdk if ill continue the series The Scent of Shadows was one of the first urban fantasies I read but I knew it was different even then Many people said the first book was too much setup and not enough follow through and that it was confusing I saw it as exciting uniue and interesting It was not the typical butt kicking ultra powerful super perfect girl that everyone loves running around killing bad guys The Taste of Night simplified things a bit but was still interesting The best part the charactersJoanna Archer is trapped in another body and has to live two lives She isn t perfect and is interested in revenge than helping her fellow Zodiac members She isn t sure who she can trust isn t sure if she is being used and is still strong and determined Her love interest Hunter is eually intriguing Everything seems realistic and plausible and that is something I appreciate in urban fantasyThe story here is decent but it s not the focus of the book The plague takes up a few pages and the solution to the problem takes a few It is interesting but the interactions between the characters and the world building is much exciting I can t wait to find out about the signs of the zodiac and I think this series has staying power Hopefully the momentum can be maintained So I keep telling myself that I m not going to read this as the worldust doesn t make as much sense as it should Then I pick it up and read another hundred pages and wonder what my problem is I m not overly fond of the characters I don t like the writing style very much And I particularly hate that people don t figure out the whole JoOlivia thingAnd yet much And I particularly hate that people don t figure out the whole JoOlivia thingAnd yet is something compelling about it I really want to know what happens next Will I get the next book and read it too Yep Having an attitude and being tough are two different things and I don t think that the author or Joanna understand that You have an attitude when you break into someone s house to kill them but then end up having to be rescued You re tough if you can get yourself in to and importantly OUT of trouble I guess I "Was Hoping For Another Rachel "hoping for another Rachel Mercedes Thompson or Kitty Norville kind of characterBad ass Joanna talks the talk but can t walk the walk She s a selfish character and I think that s what bugs me most about this series so far I m not really rooting for her I don t really care about her because she only cares about herselfAfter dropping a bomb on us the last book oh by the way I have kid Pettersson still didn t even broach the subject again until like 5 chapters in I especially loved hearing Joanna whine about how her mother abandoned her but HELLO She has a daughter she doesn t talk about and doesn t even THINK about SPOILER ALERT Turns out the baby wasn t her rapist s but her ex boyfriend Ben Traina s So now what Is she going to want to try to get her daughter back Is she going to tell BenOnce again there is another WTF moment at the end of the book Oh by the way did you know you can t fly You can *T Leave The City I Understand That Joanna Doesn T * leave the city I understand that Joanna doesn t who to trust and everyone withholds information from her because they re scared about her gaining power but geez If travel is potentially fatal I think that s something that she needs to know It makes me think that the author doesn t even know the rules to the world that she s created She s kind of making it up as she goes along and that doesn t give me much confidence in this series Can Joanna Archer overcome the desire for vengeance that drives her into defeat after defeat and ultimately her own destruction I take that to be the theme of this second novel in the Signs of the Zodiac series The first book The Scent of Shadows began with that theme Joanne putting herself at risk to draw out the man who raped her and ust barely failed to kill her when she was a teenager ten years later she knows Krav Maga and wants a re match so she can kill him But then Joanna s whole life and identity change drastically she suffers a terrible loss and is virtually forced to be. Re targets are well To find the cure that will save them Joanna must embrace her Shadow side even if it leads her into an all out battle with the demons of her past. N this series this on ust blew it out of the water There is still a lot of mythology being built around what you re reading and sometimes you have to pause to think about what is really happening but it doesn t take take away from the story at all The characters are so relatable You Deeds of John and Manuel Comnenus just want to hugpat their headkissbeat the crap out of them And the end Sheesh The END I can t WAIT to read the third book In fact I think I WON T wait leaves to go read Imagine a world where comic book heroes walk amongst us fighting the age old battle of good vs evil In The Taste of Night the battle is between the Light and Shadow forces each divided into a corresponding sign of the Zodiac Their actions are chronicled by two comic book writers who publish manuals for both the Light and the Shadow sides of the ZodiacSet in Las Vegas the author built a world that is not out of the realm of possibility Las Vegas provides a rich and colorful background full of sounds lights and action Also a comic book hero would probably not stand out in VegasThis book picks up right where the last one ended Our heroine Joanna Archer is masuerading as her dead sister Olivia Archer I shall now refer to Joanna as OJ OJ is trying to reconcile her mixed heritage as both Shadow and Light The Shadow leader wants OJ tooin their side The Light side does not really trust OJ and do not tell her much OJ also has a need for revenge She is after her rapist Joauim a most slimy character OJ becomes a bit of a loose canon and both sides have difficulty with herMeanwhile the Shadow side has released a plague on Las Vegas and people are dropping like flies You ve got to hand it to those Shadow agents that was a very creative plague dispersal system OJ s relationship with her step father was often stormy when she was Joanna As OJ she shares a uiet fatherdaughter moment reminiscing about Joanna I found it amazing that he could not tell that Olivia was really Joanna When OJ finally meets the Tulpa head of Las Vegas Evil Central and her real father I was surprised by the loving father role he took on The Tulpa s goal has always been to get OJ to Comment Devenir Mannequin join his side and his methods were surprisingly pleasant I loved the descriptions of the Tulpa The author really has an interesting sense of humor There were a few things that bugged me The Light side behaved a little unrealistically for me They followed rules of engagement did not cheat andust acted a little too purely for my tastes They did not trust OJ nor did they tell her the full extent of her powers OJ was also the only agent able to read both Light and Shadow manuals Why not use that to your advantage I found the leader of the Light side to be a wuss I felt like he had no business being leaderI enjoyed this book way than the first I m glad that I had the opportunity to read it Thanks Steph The action was literally non stop And whoa There were some really good bombshells revealed I can t wait to read the next book to find out what happened This series really annoyed me I enjoyed the background of the main character and the build up of book one but I thought Scent of shadows was better organized it seemed like a second draft This book was a bit sloppy for a few reasonsIt really irked me when Warren basically said Regan is a puppet for the king of shadows but apparently Joanna forgot this because of her shock when her dad told her that he knew Regans schemesI didnt like that Warren is like the dictator of their little group of light instead of the leader I understand the space is i hope made for character development or a part to be explained later Maybe Warrens a bad guy after all but his character comes off as a brazen teen not as an experienced adult Warren Kuli Kontrak just bugs The disadvantage of Joannaoining so late is "understandable but Warren came off as a hustler He gives Jo a false Ultimatum To Either Join to either oin light in "but Warren came off as a hustler He gives Jo a false ultimatum to either oin the light in hrs in the first novel in order to manipulate her to rush to a decision she isnt committed to making and that is understandable in some respects although arguably not very light of him it makes him seem as though he places mortals and the troop above Jo even tho he needs her bc shes the Kirios or we but then in book 1 and 2 he has the audacity to bitch and moan that Jo isnt putting everyone else above her when the light hasnt really proven to be worth it in respect to the way they treat her as a tolerable frenemyIve come to the conclusion Warren is a crappy leader that really doesn t care about his troop i mean the author says he doesnt even You know this fool would distroy everyone ust to Take down the Tulpa I also dont like how he seems to be the leader bc of his star sign dont get me started on the zodiac obviously the author is allergic to research not because he really cares about his team A real leader isnt Warren A real leader owns their mistakes and if a team member makes a huge mistake a leader takes it as their own fault But no warrens too busy scape goating on the back of Jo and throwing around blame to hide his misdeeds Jo s character really bugged me as well I liked that shes still deciding who she is through the choices she makes but she s really not as clever as she thinks she is I was appalled when she risked that little girls aura. H the supernatural power to alter the battle between Shadow and Light forever what she’s become is a target And when a toxic virus invades the valley her allies