Friday, December 21, 2012

Coffee Pot Reviews: Magic Unchained & Spellfire by Jessica Andersen

Coffee Pot Reviews
Welcome to Coffee Pot Reviews! These are short and sweet reviews done in the length of time it takes my coffee pot to brew! I have been reading Jessica Andersen's Nightkeeper series since they began in 2008. I love this paranormal tale, with it's blend of mythology and magic. It is the story of a group of warriors charged with stopping a Mayan prophecy and saving mankind before the demons of the underworld rise up and destroy all on December 21, 2012. Each tells the story of one couple and further advances the overall plot to save mankind. 
Magic Unchained
by Jessica Anserson
Series: Nightkeepers #7
Publisher: Penguin/Signet
Publication date: April 3, 2012
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Purchase: Barnes and Noble/Amazon/Book Depository


Cara Liu is determined to unite the forces under her leadership but when Nightkeeper Sven enters the scene, Cara has trouble separating her duty to her people from her desire for her ex-lover. Their secret affair will not only jeopardize a tenuous alliance among the Nightkeepers, but it also distracts them from a danger within their own ranks planning a vicious betrayal...
In the seventh book of the tale we get Cara and Sven's story. She is a Winikin, one who is meant to serve the warriors. He is a mage with a wolf familiar. They grew up side by side, but duty to the man that raised him send Sven away. Tensions are hot between the warriors and Winikins and now is not the time for old feelings to flame up between them. But is this the will of the Gods? This was another action packed installment as we rapidly advance towards the end date. They face betrayal, tricks from the underworld, and lose a member of their team. Andersen grabs you on page one and barely lets you up to breath. I immediately connected with Sven and Cara as they struggled to deal with loyalty and their own feelings. The romance was hot, heartbreaking and felt genuine. The overall plot to the storyline progressed with some startling revelations. I love the direction she is taking with the Winikins. Fans of stories surrounding mythology, romance, and history with kick-ass warriors and paranormal woo-woo will love this series.

Four mocha lattes out of five
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Spellfire
by Jessica Andersen
Series: Nightkeepers #8
Publisher: Penguin/Signet
Publication date: November 6, 2012
Genre : Adult Paranormal Romance
Purchase: Barnes and Noble/Amazon/Book Depository


Imprisoned and tortured by the demoness who tricked him into betraying the Nightkeepers and the woman he loves, Rabbit must endure excruciating pain to protect the diminished Skywatch army as the end-time approaches. Although an ancient prophecy says his unique powers are key to winning the final battle in the doomsday war, he hasn’t just lost his credibility—he’s lost his magic. Myrinne is far from the woman Rabbit once knew—she’s got magic now, and despite emotional scars, she’s strong enough to help the Nightkeepers. And yet she’s not prepared to handle the fiercely driven man he’s become or the new, dangerous feelings that spark between them.
With the barrier ready to fall and a xombi outbreak in the human world, Rabbit and Myrinne must forge a new partnership amid dangerous instability and the threat of an undead army. In the end, it will be up to Rabbit to master his ferocious magic—or all will be lost. For him, for the woman he doesn’t have the right to love anymore, and for the fate of the world…

Wow what an awesome conclusion to a terrific action packed series. Rabbit has always been one of my favorite characters. He has always been the underdog, making foolish mistakes and searching for answers. This tale delivers his and Myrinne's romance and I found it to be sweet and genuine. I love seeing growth in characters and Andersen did an awesome job with Rabbit. We also face December 21, 2012 and the Nightkeepers last chance to save the world. I love the blend of mythology throughout this series. The characters were all very real to me, and became a family of sorts. Andersen did a phenomenal job with this final book, tying up loose ends, throwing some unbelievable and brilliant twists in there, that had my heart racing. This has been one heck of a ride and I am sad to see this series come to an end. If you are looking for an action packed paranormal series, with fleshed out kick-ass characters this series is an awesome place to start. 

Five Mayan cups of coffee out of five
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25 Comments:

At July 17, 2013 at 10:12 PM , Anonymous Aurian said...

Lol, I just read the first two books, but as we are still alive today, I guess they managed to safe us all :) But I will read the next books someday soon.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:55 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Oooo I agree <3

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I really enjoyed this series and would love to hear your thoughts :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM , Anonymous Candace Robinson said...

I don't know that I've really heard anything about this series but it sounds like one I might love! I love growing attached to a world full of great characters. I'll have to watch for the first one!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM , Anonymous The Readingista said...

I am sooo behind on these series, but will have to give them a try. Spellfire sounds amazing and it is always great to hear that a series finishes so strong.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM , Anonymous Bella's Shelf said...

Mayan coffee..lolz..I LOVED the mocha latte's. I had 2 :) I have a question..Do you turn on the coffee pot and write the review to time it and make sure it doesnt go over? Cuz I would. But I am weirdly OCD like that. lolz..OMGOSH I bought SOOOOOOOOOO many of those 99 books for 99 cents! I am avoiding the post like the plague now!

I think this sounds like a cool series and i love how you did the reviews for books 7&8.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

o.o I hope you do, loved this series :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

of course..any excuse to make a pot of coffee!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Kimberly!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM , Anonymous Turning the Pages said...

Yay for more coffee pot reviews! I can't believe I've never heard of this series before. Im going to have to see if my library has them!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Oooooo you do!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM , Anonymous Christy (Love of Books) said...

Ooooo.. I need to read the Nightkeepers series..

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thank you cupcake!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM , Anonymous emaginette said...

They both sound great. On to the TBR pile they go. :-)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

O.o me too it was a miserable time. Tomorrow is my daughter's graduation, we have an open house from 1 to 5 and sometime during the party my in-laws will arrive.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM , Anonymous Heidi said...

WEll I am guessing that the characters in both books did their jobs to stave off the demons unbeknowst to us normal humans as we are here and still ticking....I am glad you survived the first major blizzard of the year. I am so glad I don't live where you get pounded by blizzards. I hate driving in snow... hate it!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

hehehe..wait till you see wait happens ..eep!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thank you, I really enjoyed this series :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM , Anonymous kindlemom1 said...

Believe it or not I haven't heard of this series yet! It sounds like something I really need to check out.
Thanks for the reviews!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thank you Diana and these are fun reviews to do, since these are books I am reading for my own pleasure..LOL

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM , Anonymous Diana Leigh said...

Still waiting on the demons to rise up today... *grins* Love the new feature! I think next year all of my reviews will be short and sweet (or at least just short). ;-)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks Blodeuedd oddly enough I started it because I do not like
to have multiple posts, especially for ARC's and sadly there are not enough days in the month for all of the books I read..bwahhahaha!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM , Anonymous Blodeuedd said...

Loving this feature as I am all in for short reviews, and more reviews :D

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

This is a great series, and I loved the history/mythology aspect.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Danielle, this was an awesome series

 

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