Midnight Ice: Books 1 & 2

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 18 Jun 2018

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A brilliant storyline with a pretty kick ass heroine. Fantastic writing style and cannot wait to read more from this author.
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I really liked this new take on supernatural beings and society.  The characters were a great mix of likeable and not.  The main character remained true to someone her age trying to find her way in life.  I enjoyed her 'jobs' in trying to support herself, and that she always tried to do the unexpected.  All in all, the story is highly entertaining and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys the paranormal.
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Thank you to netgalley for sending me this.  I really enjoyed it very much was good solid read. Solid 4 Stars for me!
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I enjoyed reading this book. Loved the characters and witty dialogue. This is definitely a read again book.
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I did not read the Midnight Fire series (or had even heard of it) before diving into this series. But if it's anything like this one, it will be worth a read.

Excitement, magic, betrayal and confusion make this a fast paced read which, even after the first two books, has the reader wanting more.

Pandora (aka Dory) is chronologically seen twenty but stuck in a much younger teenage body, since that's when she was turned. Now, as a vampire on the run from her past, she's turned into a thief. Thanks to her original blood and the ability to disappear—the exact ability which made her an outcast in the Titans—she's kept herself afloat in a human/supernatural world. That is, until her childhood friend and soulmate, Jak, shows up to drag her back to the Titans and to convince her to take the cure for vampirism. But he's not the only one causing her trouble. She's hunted by powerful vampires thanks to her successful heists, wanted by her father for reasons unknown to her, and haunted by a ghostly man, who claims he's her everything. Simply said, Pandora is at the center of a ton more trouble than she knew or even understands.

It took a couple of chapters for me to sink into this read. The writing is from Pandora's point of view but it kept the reader at a distance, making it hard to connect with her. First, when the other character began to interact with her and the action got going, the hook finally sank in. From there, the story grabs and doesn't let go. But I almost laid the book down before that point.

Pandora is an interesting character with many layers. On one hand, she's a hardened thief and does what she has to do, which sometimes means getting her hands dirty. On the other, she frees captives and has a hidden heart of gold. Little by little, her past comes to light, one she doesn't remember herself, and the reasons for her woven personality become clear.

There are a lot of unexpected twists in this book, some more logical than others. The author sews several different myths together to create a unique story and does this fairly seamlessly. It creates a rich background where even some of the more evil characters aren't easy to completely hate.

There is romance but it rides as unsettled as the rest of Pandora's life and doesn't cuddle in, but rather holds tension, uncertainty and distance. Which completely slides along with the other aspects Pandora faces, because this girl has a lot on her shoulders as it is.

In other words, despite the rocky beginning, this is an engaging read which is sure to thrill paranormal and urban fantasy fans.

I received a complimentary copy through Netgally and enjoyed it enough to want to leave my honest thoughts.
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I really enjoyed this book a lot! These types of books are my guilty pleasure! Thank you so much to NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this book
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Pandora lives with a father she knew did not love her until she was 15 yrs old. Her mother died of suicide and she was left basically alone except for her best friend and young love, Jax. She has felt isolated in her community of Titan warriors as her ability to disappear into the shadows as did not fall into the categories and made her different. When she felt her betrayed her, she ran away and became a vampire. She learned to be self-sufficient and independent. Jax tracks her down 4 years later and she feels she is betrayed again. Midnight Fire and Ice weaves the story of Pandora, her abilities, her past and her future. She is a heroine with flaws and hopes. The reader wants Pandora to overcome and find peace in this series.
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8 stars- This was a phenomena series. As soon as I started reading book one I knew I was going to have a long night ahead of me, I couldn't put this down. The fast twists and surprises in every book made me hungry for more. The characters and the secrets and mysteries that are uncovered throughout this series was brilliant. After I finish this review I am actually rereading this series again Thank you for allowing me to read this and write about it.
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I had only read and reviewed the first book in this series but that was a year ago so I read the entire series from book one through the 4th one and really loved the series.  They are all a headlong rush into secrets that should not be kept with plenty of twist that kept me guessing to the end of each book.
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As this is a box set of the first 2 books, I would give it a a score of 3.75 stars combined for both books. I give the first book 4 stars, while the second one I would give 3.5 stars. I enjoyed the first book more than the second. i found the second to be somewhat repetative and just, ever so slightly, boring. The first one was more fun and fascinating to read. I felt a real want to learn about the world and the characters. The second didn't do that as much for me. I also enjoyed the plot of the first better. I felt it was because it was a whole new experience, where in the second one I felt "yeah ok I guess". Now don't get me wrong, the second one was entertaining as well, but not as much as the first. The author took a different approach to vampire lore, as well as adding some Greek elements to it as well. I felt it was a very interesting, but workable, blend of genres, which resuted in 2 entertaining books. I think the first book is definitely worth a shot, and the second one is worth it if you absolutely LOVED the first one. If you liked it, like me, or don't like the first, the second could be a rough sell if you mind a bit of repetition. Overall, strong start and sequel to the series.

I received this ARC from NetGalley for free in exchange for my completely honest review.
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I am a fan of speculative fiction. Reading a book about a vampire thief was just what I needed. I wanted to read something fun and exciting and this was it. Kaitlyn Davis wasted no time giving the backstory of the book. We see the evolution of the vampire species and how they were considered titans. The main character, Pandora Scott is snarky and fierce. It was a pleasure to read this series. Getting book 1 and 2 was great as well. I didn't have to wait for the next one. Netgalley thank you as always.
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