I read a book today…now I have some advice
***SPOILER ALERT*** If you haven’t read and plan to read either – So I Married a Sorcerer by Kerrelyn Sparks or Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet – you might now want to read this post.
I read a book today and now I have some advice to give. Reading/listening to two books in the same genre can get bloody confusing. I was reading an ARC of So I Married a Sorcerer by Kerrelyn Sparks, and listening to the audio of Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet. Now, while these two books are very different, they’re kind of the same. There are characters with abilities, creatures that they must fight and baddies that make your skin crawl. So, just your normal bloody good paranormal/fantasy romance. Again and again, I was trying to remember who can do what, where are they heading, who’re the baddies and what is their mission/purpose/aim?
[For the next part, So I Married a Sorcerer will be shortened to (Sorcerer) and Breath of Fire will be (Fire)]
- You’re in the heat of battle and Griffin & Cat (Fire) are facing down the Medusa like creature in the water and you can’t work out why Griffin isn’t blowing it away?
Oh, that’s right Griffin doesn’t do that, Rupert (Sorcerer) does that with his Embraced ability.
- Brigitta (Sorcerer) touches Mordar (or it could be Mardor, Moracar, Maraca…can’t remember) and he’s a baddie with lots of secrets and Brigitta knows that he’s keeping secrets just by touching him. My first thought…what was the lie?
Whoops, no, it’s Cat that gets a shock when someone tells a lie. Brigitta can only tell when someone has secrets not when they’re telling lies.
- Dragons? Why are they just called plain old dragons? (Sorcerer)
Bugger, it’s (Fire) that has names like Ichkinawara (or something like that) for all the different types of mythical creatures.
(Fire) was extremely sexy with a lot of bumping and grinding and (Sorcerer) was a slow burn with a very inexperienced heroine. You can imagine my shock when I forget for one minute and Griffin is giving Cat the business (Fire), when it felt like two seconds ago that Brigitta (Sorcerer) was blushing because Rupert said the work see-o-see-k (I’m blushing as I type that).
My mind played tricks on me a few times. (Sorcerer) reads like a para/fantasy/historical romance, while (Fire) is more para/fantasy/smut romance. Both are great, while very different.
My advice…try to mix up the genres when reading/listening to two books at the same time.
Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad if Griffin and Cat could use Rupert’s blowing powers (take your mind out of the gutter) once in awhile. I would also say that Rupert and Brigitt could have used a little badass in their fighting style and Griffin and Cat could definitely help them with that.
Let the two paranormal fantasy worlds unite!