ARC Review: Whispers in the Dark by Maya Banks

Posted January 3, 2012 by Francesca in Reviews / 6 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Whispers in the Dark by Maya Banks
Whispers in the Dark
by Maya Banks

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: January 7, 2012
Series: KGI #4
Pages: 491
Format: ARC
 

I think the easiest way to write a review for this book is to just give you a list of the good, the bad and the ugly.
The Good:
– The Kelly family! Even though we don’t get to see as much of all of them as I would’ve liked, we do get some brother interaction. I look forward to reading this series because I love this family.

– Plenty of action and suspense. Bad guys, running and fighting. The suspense level was excellent.

The Bad:
– The hero. Is it bad to say that I kinda thought Nathan was a needy baby at times in this book? Don’t get me wrong I still liked him, I just liked him a whole lot better in previous books. I understand what he went through with being captured and almost killed was tough but he didn’t come across as an alpha male to me. And *hangs head in shame* he seemed a bit inexperienced at certain things, if you know what I mean… I guess I should stop measuring everyone up to Sam’s standards!

– The heroine. Shea, Shea, Shea. I could really take her or leave her. She was always first to sacrifice herself for everyone else and it almost cost her dearly many times. And although that requires some balls in itself, I wished she could’ve been a bit more kick ass.

The Ugly:
– After three books I’ve come to expect a certain type of story from the series. So I was actually pretty shocked with the supernatural turn of events it’s taken. At the beginning I was ok with it thinking it wouldn’t be as big of a deal but it took over the whole storyline and it seems the next book as well. I’m not too sure how I feel about it.So is it a good book? Yes. Not my favorite in this series by any means, but I will be better prepared for the next book I think and probably will enjoy it more.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Maya Banks

Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today and international bestselling author of over 50 novels. A wife and mother of three, she lives in Texas.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
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Thanks for the review. I was worried about this. I hate how we fall in love with a series and it starts falling apart. I will read it, eventually, just not like I normally do on release day.

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I was planning on reading this this month. Still will but good to have a heads up. At least I’ll be a bit prepared for the new paranormal twist. Can’t say I’m all that thrilled to hear it though. Lori Foster did something like that throwing a time travel into a non PNR series and it just did not work for me. I like to keep my PNR and non PNR series exactly that. But I love this family so I’m gonna give it a shot.

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I haven’t read this author or this series, but I do appreciate knowing what I’ll be getting into if I read them.

Thanks for the review!

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Sophia Rose, Maya Banks is a must read author. She’s awesome!

And I hope everyone else, if you know what’s awaiting maybe it won’t hit you the wrong way like it did me.

Francesca

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I’ve read the first two books in this series so I’m kinda confused by the supernatural turn the series has taken, there wasn’t a hint of any of that anywhere in the first books.