Review: Macrieve by Kresley Cole

Posted July 5, 2013 by Under the Covers Book Blog in Reviews / 6 Comments

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Review: Macrieve by Kresley Cole
by Kresley Cole

5 Stars


Released: July 2, 2013
Series: Immortals After Dark #13
Published by Gallery Books
Pages: 368


With Cole’s expert plotting, IAD has a winning formula! ~ Under the Covers

Describe Macrieve in three words:

Suzanne: Funny, Sexy, Goshdarnawesome

Annie: Deliciously possessive and mine!

What did you think of Will’s story? How does it compare to the rest of the series? 

Suzanne: This is the thirteenth book in the IAD series and I think it is still going strong. Will was just as you would expect a hot, angsty alpha wolf to be and I enjoyed seeing him be bowled over by Chloe. It was emotional, funny and really hot, Will has a delicious way with dirty words. But, what I liked most about this book was Chloe, Kresley Cole seems to have mastered the art of giving us a droolworthy hero AND an awesome heroine, like the other females in the series Chloe was feisty, funny and sassy, I loved when the book was in her POV, Will’s POV could be a little morose.

Annie: Wow, I cannot believe that there are 13 books in this series. The first thing that popped into my head when I read this was, wow, I missed Kresley Cole’s writing. She writes like no other. Will is centuries old and you definitely get that feeling in the book. I loved the way he was funny, but he could also be dead serious in other scenes. This book has a good amount of angst that I think is very well balanced with the humor.

Chloe definitely made this book interesting. She is a bit of a smartass and she definitely injects this book with a lot of sass and spirit. I get the feeling that she could kick Will’s ass if she wanted to. That’s what’s so great about Cole’s characters. She doesn’t hold back with them. They are also larger than life, making for memorable characters that stay with you.

Also, ingenious plotting once again by Cole. I loved Chloe’s real identity. It definitely shocked me and spiced up the book!

So, how’s the Ascension going?

Suzanne: Well I don’t want to give spoilers, but things are hotting up the Lore, and although seems thing to be happening, it feels like there is also a lot more that Kresley Cole wants to put in, and a lot more potential HEAs. IAD has a winning formula that despite the amount of books out hasn’t really changed, this may make the books a tad predictable, but I love every second.

Annie: I feel like the books have been building and building to this one moment and I’m tuned in for the rest of the way!  The IAD series has hooked me from the very first book and it has come a long way from there. I know that with Cole’s expert plotting, there’s gonna be lots more books to come!

So, after this installment of IAD, which species would you rather have as your mate: Demon, Vampire or Lykae?

Suzanne: My top species has and always will be LYKAE!!! I am considering strolling around in a nearby woods at full moon to see if I can catch one, or rather be caught by one! (FYI I won’t do this, I would probably only catch a cold and be caught by an axe wielding maniac)

Annie: LYKAE FOR SURE. The Scot accent is a weakness. But I wouldn’t mind a hornjob or a making a vamp’s beat for the first time in centuries.

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About Kresley Cole

Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series and the young adult Arcana Chronicles. She has also written five award-winning historical romances.

Since her first novel was released in 2003, Kresley has published nineteen books with Simon & Schuster and has seen her releases translated into more than eighteen foreign languages. She has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings. Two of her favorite places to visit include the rain forests of Central America and the Queensland area of Australia.

Cole’s trademark action, sensuality, and humor are exemplified in her popular Immortals After Dark Series, which revolves around the Lore, a secret stratum of hundreds of immortal creatures--ranging from Vampires to Lykae, Furies to Shifters, and Fey to Valkyrie--that each have their strengths, weaknesses, and age old prejudices against the others. Though they secretly live among humans, they constantly war among themselves, which gives her a lot of material.

In 2007, Kresley won the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award for best paranormal for her novel A Hunger Like No Other, and in January 2009, she became a #1 New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller with her sixth IAD installment, Kiss of a Demon King. In 2010, Kiss of a Demon King earned Kresley her second RITA award. 2011 brought Cole her second #1 NYT bestseller with Dreams of a Dark Warrior.

She lives in Florida with her husband and far too many animals. She spends any free time traveling and enjoys all things related to boats and water.

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I’ve not read any of this series. I need to look up the first book.


Great team review Suz and Ann…Lykae for me. Suz in stealing “goshdarnawesome” and Ann I’m stealing “deliciously possessive”

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