Rum Runner reminded me a lot of the movie Fool’s Gold. Although it has a younger cast and it’s not quite as funny. Sophie has been hanging on to a medallion for her absent father for awhile, and now he wants it back. She’s not just going to hand it over though. She finally wants to meet the man who ran out on her and her mother. However, when she arrives, her father isn’t there. Instead, she’s faced with Jimmy and a hoard of bad guys who want her father. Sophie should just return to England where she’s safe, but for some reason she just can’t bring herself to leave.
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One S’more Summer wasn’t quite what I was expecting, but I still enjoyed it and read it in one afternoon. Gigi’s life is a bit of a mess. She was recently fired, and her parents are pressuring her to attend law school. She’s in love with one of her best friends who happens to be her other best friend’s fiance. Gigi thought she’d have at least a year to get use to the idea of Joshua and Alicia getting married, but the wedding is scheduled to happen before the end of the summer. Gigi knows she can’t watch the two people she loves most tie the knot, so she signs on as a counselor at the camp where the three of them met.
Quanta Rewind is another fast, fun, and exciting addition to this series! Quanta, Altair, and the other Shadow Ravens are bunkered up and trying to figure out their next move. They need to rescue their friends, which includes Tair’s sister, but Quanta is having trouble seeing a future where that happens and they all survive. But time is running out, so Quanta and Company need to pull a plan together fast. Of course, this means trying out different things, learning along the way, and Quanta rewinding them when things go deadly wrong.
I am so glad that this series is back in action! Shattered Pack picks up not long after the events of Alpha Unleashed, but this time we’re following Meredith. She’s no longer under a magical curse, but she is stuck at home after her face was all over the news. Of course, this means she has to sneak away somehow. She meets up with Cosette who seems to know something that she doesn’t about the Irish werewolves and it’s not good. Then she and Donovan have to head out to Ireland after his second is murdered.
Quanta Reset picks up right where Quanta left off. Although, I will admit that I didn’t immediately remember where we left off. There are plenty of reminders though, so I settled back into this world within a few chapters. Quanta and Altair are working with the Shadow Ravens, but they also have to worry about the fact that Quanta’s powers are going a little haywire. This could mean very, very bad things for her if they can’t figure out what’s causing it or how to stop it. Meanwhile, one of Quanta’s clones is out and about and they have to stop her! It’s dangerous enough having one person who can manipulate time running around, but add in a second who’s under the control of a mad scientist? Disaster.
I was excited and nervous about reading Angelbound. Angels aren’t my thing, but I do tend to adore demons, and it’s set in Purgatory! Myla is a quasi-demon, meaning she’s mostly human but with a hint of demon blood. She also has a tail, which is like a character on its own! And she’s an Arena fighter, so she battles evil souls who want to get into Heaven. But, her mom has been acting kind of strange and asking her weird questions, but won’t answer any of Myla’s questions about her father. Then she meets Lincoln, and everything changes.
Quanta was kind of crazy! I totally did not expect most of that to go down. For the past ten years, Quanta has been a prisoner and lab rat. She’s a Red Helix with the very rare gift of clairvoyance. She can see the past and future after glimpsing the “timeghost” of a person, place, or thing. This makes her a very powerful asset to those who wish to take down the Shadow Ravens, as she spent ten years with them as well. Too bad that Quanta isn’t going to give up information that easily, but once a new guy appears in the lab, her powers take an interesting (and deadly) turn.