Red Headed Stepchild review ´ 3

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Red Headed Stepchild review ´ 3 ✓ A USA Today BestsellerIn a world where being of mixed blood is a major liability Sabina Kane has the only profession fit for an outcast assassin But her latest mission threatens the fragile peace between the vampire and mage races and Sabina must scramble to figure out which side she's on She's never brought her wOr an outcast assassin But her latest mission threatens the fragile peace between the vampire and mage races and Sabina mu. Red Headed Stepchild is about a half mage half vampire assassin called Sabina Kane She's been sent into the enemy's base to infiltrate their secrets and perform an assasination that gets complicated as she finds out about the people and her own birthAt the very start of the book there was a part that revealed that every vampire is a red head The ones with darker mahogany hair are older and powerful while the ones with lighter auburn hair are newborns I found this reference to be interesting and a little comical but it was unfortunate that it wasn't really followed through well for the rest of the bookThere's this hilarious demon called Gighul in the book Later on he gets stuck in the form of a hairless cat He steals every scene that he's in and he does provide a bit of comical relief for the entire bookUnfortunately Red Headed Stepchild failed to grab me with it's run of the mill story As I've mentioned in the Serious Overload of Series Buddy Read thread the story failed to convey a depth of emotion even though the circumstances affecting Sabina were personal I just found like I was reading a straight action story all the way through and in the end I failed to care about the main character For an assassin I expected her to be on her guard and less trusting of others but that didn't seem to be the case The mythology covering Lilith and Cain in Adam and Eve's place was uite interesting and the book does spend uite a lot on it's world building It seems character development was sacrificed in its place however A 3 stars read for me but if I did pick up the seuels it would be to read about what becomes of GighulCheck out Happy Indulgence for reviews

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A USA Today BestsellerIn a world where being of mixed blood is a major liability Sabina Kane has the only profession fit f. 344 A buddy read with the Urban Fantasy maniacs at the MacHalo group I was almost afraid to start this series because the reviews I read were very discouraging I am not exactly sure why I understand it is neither too original nor extraordinary but the book has a charm that is undeniable I had a hard time connecting with Sabina the main character in the beginning However as the story developed I got used to the flippened way this Half mage half vampire girl spoke to everyone and once I accepted this is just how she is everything else came to its place I would be dishonest if I say i was blown away by either the writing or the plot There were some inconsistencies with Sabina's credentials as an assassin as at times she did not act very assassin like There were also actions I found unreasonable or illogical but as I always say the story lines are where the author wants to lead us and I have to trust the one who created the story to take us where heshe wants us to go But I still think that logistical missteps is a bit of a cheating plot device This was my biggest pet peeve with the book as a whole What I realy liked were the 2 side characters who when on page totally stole the show The Demon was my absolute and complete favorite Every time he said something he cracked me up and was a great comic relief The Nymph was the softness to Sabina's hard ass persona and gave balance to the story and heart to the group of creatures surrounding our heroine The plot was well balanced between dialogues and action but at the peak of the conflict point I wish the author would have given us some definite and complete resolutions Again I am not an author this is just me being a humble Fantasy fanatic As a whole after expecting a total disaster I was very pleased to read a solid even fun at times entry in a beginning of a series Am I going to read the rest 4 books absolutely I want to know what happens in this mage and vampire laden world to a very lost and confused halfling who uses the tough and indifferent act as a shield from the rest of the world Thanks to my buddies from the MacHalo group it was a pleasure to share a read with you guys as always To all I wish happy reading

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Red Headed StepchildSt scramble to figure out which side she's on She's never brought her work home with her until now This time it's personal. “By now I should have learned that luck if she was a lady was a mean spirited bitch with a grudge against me” Red Headed Stepchild’s blurb drew me in with its intriguing sounding storyline and of course the fact that I completely heart Urban Fantasy series and always hunt for to add to my growing obsession collection The story line promises a mix and blend of mages and vampires so think of uber magic and an intricate world with a set up system Unfortunately the beginning book was a letdown for several reasons which aren’t the usual ones Generally I have a loose form of order I cover in reviews with characters rarely being discussed first but Red Headed Stepchild forces me to change my rule because my dislike for the main character overshadowed everything else Seriously If you truly despise the character it’s hard to follow them around as they encounter situations care about their issues get into the plot without gritting your teeth or even care much about the sideline charactersThe ‘heroine’ starts off the book by doing something unforgivable to a friend all in the name of misplaced orders She does feel regret but to me it’s certainly not enough Even if she is living in a world and mindset where the rules always come first something else I have a hard time understanding as I’m not like that remorse would have been appreciated as she carried it outHer abrasive attitude is hard to take The annoying smugness and overbearing harshness were turn offs She thankfully does thaw out a bit as pages drag but frankly she’s so unlikeable it ruined most of the book for me yech She’ so incredibly hot headed she acts and speaks without thinking like an enraged assassin monkeyIt’s not just her personality that rubbed me the wrong way either but that she’s so clueless By the end of this book I was fed up with how amazingly blind and dull witted Sabina was I mean seriously She never would face up to the obvious that sat in front of her face that was constantly shoved down her throat painted for her in pictures and told to her by almost everyone she ran intoAt least Clover and the Grandmother were twisted villains you also like hating but hating because you should but liking as villains Especially Cloverle sigh Sidekicks and friends were also engaging especially with the injected humor coming from the unusual companion who starts tagging along with her GiguhlNow to the plot It was certainly a uniue one and I hold no faults with it I’m not really into the whole Lilith vampire storylines though I see them sometimes and it doesn’t do much for me but will wait to reserve judgment on that The author does an admirable job of blending vampires mages fairies and even unusually crafted demons into a bizarre legendary mix The world building isn’t as well structured as some but it’s worthy for a start My other complaint of the book is an unusual one I don’t see often A lot of Urban Fantasies and other genres can be dark gritty and deep and have humor that works incredibly well too This book attempted that The humor worked with flying colors too Dialogue is especially funny But what’s odd is how uneven the humor and the dark stuff was applied It stood out like a sore thumb It was like one chapter would be filled with humor and lightness then the next chapter would be grim and depressing and then it would keep repeating the cycle It was almost a merging of two different books or writing styles BizarreBottom line is I’ll give the second a chance the first book may have been a weaker start to the series And since Sabina was shown the error of her ways maybe she’ll start improving as a character I can only hope so Overall Sabina’s negative outlook childish temper and blind devotion was a turnoff and the humor and grittiness needs to be applied convincingly It’s not a book I can recommend