Review: Up in Smoke by Katie MacAlister

Posted May 11, 2012 by Francesca in Reviews / 10 Comments

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Review: Up in Smoke by Katie MacAlister
Up In Smoke
by Katie MacAlister

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: October 7, 2008
Series: Silver Dragons #2
Published by Signet
Pages: 328
 

 

 

Gabriel, Gabriel, Gabriel.  *sigh*  I may have had this weird picture in my head while reading this book that Gabriel looked like Jason Momoa in this picture.

And you girls might know of my love and fascination with that man.  So that coupled with the fact that Gabriel is just smooth and sexy and Oh.My.Gawd.HAWT certainly made me tingnle and just want to get some of his fire!

But as much as I thought I was going to love Gabriel and May as a couple, they sort of fizzled out for the most part of this book.  Yeah, they had some parts where I liked them together but for the most part I was neither loving them nor hating them as a couple.

The story was pretty interesting, with May stuck in Abbadon and pretty much having to “marry” the Demon Lord Magoth.  Is it wrong of my to like his character?  I know he is meant as the bad guy here but I developed a sort of crush on him, with all his full-of-himself comments and thinking he’s the greatest gift to women, how can anyone not want to have a piece of him? LOL

Speaking of funny characters, he kind of took the place of Jim in this book, of course he couldn’t compare.  Jim was sort of absent in this story and we only got a few of his good lines.  But the ones we did get had me laughing out loud.  Aisling is ready to pop (have her baby) so I really can’t wait for that to happen.  And Cyrene, well…. she still annoyed me.

In terms of plot there was a lot of action, demons running rampant in the human world, dragons walking the shadow world, dragon politics and new characters popping up from the ummm dead.  Fiat, that little slimy bastard!  I do feel like I want to get through the silver dragons so I can have some more Baltic!! Must read faster!

Favorite quote:

“I’m calling the demon abuse hotline!”

 

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About Katie MacAlister

For as long as she can remember, Katie MacAlister has loved reading. Growing up in a family where a weekly visit to the library was a given, Katie spent much of her time with her nose buried in a book. Despite her love for novels, she didn’t think of writing them until she was contracted to write a non-fiction book about software. Since her editor refused to allow her to include either witty dialogue or love scenes in the software book, Katie swiftly resolved to switch to fiction, where she could indulge in world building, tormenting characters, and falling madly in love with all her heroes.

Two years after she started writing novels, Katie sold her first romance, Noble Intentions. More than thirty books later, her novels have been translated into numerous languages, been recorded as audiobooks, received several awards, and are regulars on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. She also writes for the young adult audience as Katie Maxwell.

Katie lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and dogs, and can often be found lurking around online.

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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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That’s not weird at all 🙂 MacAlister said that’s who she saw when she wrote Gabriel!

And yeah, yum!

I liked Magoth too 😉 He’s a hard bad guy not to love.

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Ohhhhhh thanks for telling me that! Wow! Yeah it makes for some really nice visuals LOL

Francesca

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Christina

Gabriel & May just never did it for me. Overall I enjoyed the green dragon books, but they are my least favorite of the series.

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Yeah I’d have to agree with that, I can’t wait to read the next series though

Francesca

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Braine @ Talk Supe

I like the sound of this book plus the fact that you picture one of the guys as JMomoa is a bonus!

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Timitra
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Timitra

This sounds good!

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Barbara E.

I’ve enjoyed all of the books I’ve read by Katie MacAlister so far, thanks for the review of Up in Smoke, I’ll have to make sure I read that one.

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Katie MacAlister is a go to author for when I’m in the mood for some light, funny and sexy books. And yes it does help when I can picture Jason Momoa as the hero LOL

Francesca

Barbara
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Barbara

Good review…I generally like Katie for a lite fun read…and Loved your Momoa pic *sigh*.

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Thanks for a great review! Definitely adding this book to my wishlist 😉