Saturday, August 3, 2013

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Daysider

Susan Krinard has been writing paranormal romance and fantasy since 1993, when a published author friend read a short story she’d written and advised her to try writing a novel. She sold her first novel to Bantam Dell, and has since written for Bantam, Penguin, Harlequin/ Silhouette, Harper Collins, St. Martin’s Press., and Tor Books. Her output includes twenty-three novels and twelve novellas and short stories. 

Susan’s love for Science Fiction and Fantasy began when her fourth grade teacher read Madeleine L’Engle’s’ A Wrinkle In Time to the class. She attended her first Star Trek convention at the age of 14. Since then she’s continued to read voraciously and has attended numerous local and World Science Fiction conventions. Her first major urban fantasy series is the MIDGARD series, beginning with Mist, a July 2013 release from Tor Books.

Susan lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her husband Serge Mailloux—whom she met because of a mutual love of the works of writer C. J. Cherryh—dogs Cagney, Nahla and Freya, and cats Agatha and Rocky.

You can keep up with Susan online at her Website, on Facebook, and on GoodReads!

Daysider, book #1 of the NIGHTSIDERS series
by Susan Krinard

Tensions between human and vampire factions are escalating. Peace hangs in the balance. And like two ill-fated stars, Alexia Fox and Damon are destined to collide. She's a seductive human operative on a mission to infiltrate an illegal vampire colony. He's a vampire and represents everything she loathes—and all that she desires. Their attraction is scorching, immediate…and could explode like the fragile truce they've both been fighting independently to preserve. Now the world's last hope hinges on their ability to work together. As enemies they are doomed, but as allies they just might save the world.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson
*eARC received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
-Actual rating 4.5 Skulls

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It was like a Sci-Fi mixed with an Urban Fantasy, mixed with a Paranormal Romance and had me hooked from the very beginning.

Susan somehow managed to combine heart stopping action and edge of your seat suspense with enough romance to keep diehard Paranormal Romance fans happy while still making Urban Fantasy lovers want more. There was also a deliciously dark edge to things.

The world building was done wonderfully, the characters were well developed and instantly likable (or reviled) - except of course for those times when they were one or the other and ended up being the opposite. ;-)- and the story was fast paced and full of intrigue.

This was a book that I grabbed from NetGalley because it looked interesting and because I knew we would be hosting Susan for her Urban Fantasy debut, but it ended up being a read that I couldn't put down. I can't wait for more of this series... If you want a unique Urban Fantasy Romance with a bit of a Sci-Fi feel that has tons of action, fascinating plot twists, and major room for future installment potential then this is definitely a book you need to check out!


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