neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

Sunday's reading

I read Envy, the third in J.R. Ward's Fallen Angels series.  The Ho Yay in this one was, as she might say, off the chain.  Well, with the supporting characters, at least.  We're back in Caldwell, New York, home of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, though there are no actual Brother sightings in this one.  Some characters do cross over between the two series, though.  The angels are growing on me.  Aspects of the books are still all kinds of ridiculous, but I care what happens to the good characters.  I wish I knew how she did it.

I would classify the Fallen Angels books as urban fantasy with romantic elements.  In one online discussion I saw, LesleyW said that the Black Dagger Brotherhood books could be called urban paranormal saga.  I really liked that.  I think it's pretty apt, and particularly true for Lover Enshrined, where the romance, what little there was of it in the book, was a fail.  However, there was a lot of other paranormal saga going on in that book.  Then again, the romance in Lover Revealed was a fail for me as well, at least the Marissa part of it.  The Butch/V part, on the other hand, was just fine.

As for Envy, I'm not at all sorry I got it.  I was more interested in the parts with the angels than with the romance between Veck and Sophia Reilly.  Not that Veck wasn't a good character, though, because he was.  It was a decent book in the series.

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