Stormrage by Skye Knizley
Author: Skye Knizley
Series: Storm Chronicles Book 2
Publish Date: February 26, 2014
Publisher: Vamptasy Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Perspective: First Person and Third Person variation
Publisher’s Description: A man, hung from a light-post in the center of Death Alley. Nude, tortured, headless and left for half-vampire Detective Raven Storm to find, it’s her most challenging case to date. Ever-reliable Detective Rupert Levac and new forensic specialist Aspen stand with her as she attempts to unravel this twisted case, all the while coping with the devastating loss of family and friends butchered in the war against a hidden enemy who will stop at nothing to take Lady Valentina’s throne and force Fürstin Raven to kneel by his side.
In the end, one cop will stand alone against the darkness.
Darkness should start praying.
Nervous Nellie’s nervousness necessitates knowledge of the novel (in other words, SPOILERS!).
Main characters: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Ravenel Storm and Rupert Levac, now nicknamed “Le Storm” are back to work another case together. Lady Valentina and her court still need to be taken care of and and Francois (the shyster) has the nerve to show his double crossing scoundrelistic, (is that a word?) deceitful and underhanded yet gorgeous face in Raven’s mother’s court.
Other characters: ♥ ♥ ♥ Dirty rotten Strohm followers and Raven’s darn family are nearly more than she can take.
World: ♥ ♥ ♥ The story again takes place in contemporary Chicago, IL.
Story: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Betrayal is the name of the game this time around. Raven is left heartbroken and doubting herself. If the betrayal wasn’t enough, now Raven has to fight her past. Raven has a history with the form of the evil drug Thirst. It cost her a job on the vice squad, her partner and she needs to solve the curious murders that look like the end stages of Thirst Addiction. Raven has to fight through her feelings for Francois and his betrayal all the while Francois wants to have her back. Vampires…..what do you do with them?
Overall: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I really loved the romance and then the betrayal. I can say that because I had Book Two ready and waiting when Book One was done. Less of a heart wrenching wait so I wasn’t so freaked out. I can’t believe jerkface (I could come up with a more colorful description if you really wanted me to) Francois did what he did and still thinks he has the right to love Raven. Raven really got taken for a ride and she seemed to not have much family support. If it weren’t for Rupert, it would feel like Raven was all alone. The story was awesome. If I could say, I liked this book more than the first, but it’s really split right down the center. I can’t choose.
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