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For her first non movie novel, this women kicks butt :o),
This review is from: Dante's Girl (Kayla Steele) (Mass Market Paperback)
Shopping last Saturday I wandered into my little corner of paradise in the bookstore and happened across this lovely understated book cover, entitled Dante's Girl. Quick read through of the back cover and sold on the concept that it needed to be bought and added to collection of growing number of books.
Started reading book Sunday afternoon, since then did not put it down until Wednesday night when alas the masterpiece came to an end with a frustrated "I have to wait till WHEN for the next one?!" (Excluded are many expletives that I may have shouted at the time).
The book is an amazing literary piece, a page-turner with cliff-hangers at various ends of chapters making you wish you didn't have to sleep, eat or go to work just to finish the book and be in just as much of the know as the author. The characters are completely believable, which in a sci-fi fantasy/ horror book you have to give credit for, and you definitely get involved with their lives (experience some emotional chain yanking in this one). Tension, twist and turns, some definitely graphic descriptive gory scenes and vivid seductive happenings makes this book a fast pace read and never leaves you feeling like you have to try and plod through essays of who's who while giving you time in places to catch up with everything happening just as Kayla does.
Ending of the book lads and lasses leaves you with an urge to knock on Natasha's door asking quite nicely, "When is the next one out, I need to know what happens" etc. Some major plot happenings are going to leave you guessing until the next book, but if it's anything like the first it is definitely going to be worth the wait.
The most stand out comparison, in my eyes, of a writer in this genre would have to be Kelley Armstrong; like Kelley, Natasha writes vivid accounts of her werewolves and the wolf characteristics, but there is an interesting turn of events with her wolves people, read to find out. For fast pace reading we are looking at Jim Butcher, Simon R Green and Kim Harrison, especially with the little humorous quips the writers sprinkle their books with.
All in all people, this was an amazing read, I know of at least five people who have already gone out to read it on recommendation of yours truly. Give it a go, you won't be disappointed.