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Claimed by Shadow (Cassandra Palmer, Book 2)
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Manufacturer: Roc
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Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 813.6
EAN: 9780451461520
ISBN: 0451461525
Label: Roc
Manufacturer: Roc
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 374
Publication Date: 2007-04-03
Publisher: Roc
Studio: Roc

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Editorial Reviews:

Clairvoyant Cassie Plamer has inherited new magical powers-including the ability to travel through time. But it's a whole lot of responsibility she'd rather not have. Now she's the most popular girl in town, as an assortment of vamps, fey, and mages try to convince, force, or seduce her-and her magic-over to their side. But one particular master vampire didn't ask what Cassie wanted before putting a claim on her. He had a spell cast that binds her to him, and now she doesn't know if what she feels for him is real-or imagined...


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Summary: Very strong sequel
Comment: I rarely find authors who really grip me from first to last in a book. Most fizzle out with a strong opening that steadily goes downhill, or a nice ending to an otherwise blah book. The Cassandra Palmer series is the exception. All of the books start strong and stay that way throughout, making for a very enjoyable read. I really liked the first in the series and was happy to see that the sequel had all of my favorite characters back and in better form than ever. Love Billy, Cassie's crazy ghost sidekick, and of course, Mircea the master vampire. Pritkin is even starting to grow on me, which was a surprise. I have Embrace the Night in my tbr pile and will shortly be getting to it as I really want to know where this series is going.

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Summary: Loved it--but complicated
Comment: I love this book. Karen Chance has great ideas and such. I love her characters. But in some parts of this book, I had to re-read because it's was confusing. It seemed bundled together.
But overrall... Great novel. I recommmend it.

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Summary: Paranormal romance with umph
Comment: I read the first in the series (Touched by Dark) when it first came out in 2006, and I remember liking it, but not what it was about. Chance did a great job revisiting the first story without it being redundant or obvious. This was a great paranormal romance. It has the tension of possibility but doesn't focus only on that. The story has action out the wazoo with the heroine being on the run at the same time chasing down her own ghost and trying to save lives. I like the fact that even though she has the power to kill, she doesn't devalue life and chooses not to kill. Even those who seem deserving. I'm looking forward to reading the third.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: Continuing to be a Paranormal Mash-Up
Comment: This book is like a bad casserole. Everything you ever heard about in the paranormal genre is here messing around and making a conglomeration
that is not only hard to swallow, but annoys the mental digestion. So we got a friendly ghost over here, an unfriendly golem over there, we gotcha' basic dark fae and light fae, we got houses that fly like in the Wizard of Oz and of course, vampires and too many war mages too count. But what we don't have is a plausible story line that one can follow in any kind of linear fashion. We don't have a clear vision of who the bad guys/good guys are and finally, why the heck do we care about any of these people? Where are the EDITORS out there?? Still, I was interested enough to buy this book and the next one--so cha-ching--who's the bigger fool?

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Summary: Funny and Dark- My Favorite Combo
Comment: Hands-down the best fantasy-romance with a slightly, but not obnoxiously, dark and twisted sense of humor I've read recently. It's the aspect of Laurell Hamilton's early books that I miss so much in her current stuff, and in most of her heirs in the dark fantasy and vampire romance genres.

Undead Elvis was missing half his cranium during his act and the women in the audience DIDN'T NOTICE! The King was amusing, but the description of the audience was so much funnier. Plus the fact that a secondary character kept giving the heroine drinks throughout the scene because the alcohol would help with the after-effects of dimensional travel...

I thought it was great. Can't wait for the next book.



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