Shannon Mayer

Veiled Threat

Veiled Threat (Rylee Adamson #7) By: Shannon Mayer

Plot:

Demons are putting rips in the veil in order to cross over and steal my friends and allies away.

But, going after them isn’t even close to simple. The deepest level of the veil is not a place you can just open a doorway too, after all, and of course, that’s where they’ve been taken.

As fate would have it, it looks like I might get some help from a trained demon slayer and his fire breathing ride.

The only problem? Said demon slayer claims to have family ties to me. And I’ve never trusted my family.

Nor am I about to start now.

Review:

This book was nonstop from the minute it started to the very end. That kind of pace just doesn’t work for me. By the end I was skimming because it felt like it was just another fight with Rylee kicking butt. Nothing meant anything anymore.

It was also mainly just build up for the upcoming fight with Orion. Lots and lots of build up with the goal Rylee was working toward for the book kind of feeling contrived except for what happens to Milly and that just seemed like back peddling.

I don’t know, I was more than a bit disappointed. I was hoping to finish the series, but after this I’m not in a rush, which makes me sad.

3/5

Guardian (Rylee Adamson 6.5) By: Shannon Mayer

Guardian (Rylee Adamson 6.5) By: Shannon Mayer

Plot:

“My name is Rylee and I am a Tracker.”

When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I’m the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot.

After months of danger, running for my life, and dealing with one crisis after another, I’m finally getting that vacation I deserve.

I even get to take my favorite guardian with me for some serious one on one time.

Of course, when it comes to my life, even a vacation can turn ugly.

And when I say ugly, I mean monsters, magic and death. Just another day in the life of a Tracker.

Review:

It’s been a few years since I’ve read a book in this series and I was concerned I wouldn’t remember what was going on. The fact that this book is just a novella really helped that. It was a side story that eased me back into the characters and didn’t throw me into the deep end.

Even though it was short a lot happened and there were developments that grew the characters. It was short but impactful. It also hinted at what was going on in the world so I feel better prepared to start back into the series.

This book and the next are in Kindle Unlimited so I’m going to move right onto the next.

4/5

Recurve (The Elemental Series #1) By: Shannon Mayer

Recurve

Recurve (The Elemental Series #1) By: Shannon Mayer

Plot:

My name is Larkspur, and I am an Elemental. My people use the power of the earth to sustain life and defy our enemies. I should be at my father’s side as a royal princess. But as a half-breed, bastard child, that isn’t going to happen. I’ve been accused of attacking the queen, my wicked stepmother, and my life is suddenly on the line. I have only two options left to me: banishment, or training to become one of the King’s Elite Guards, an Ender. Option one will kill me. Option two is meant to break me, but it’s the only way to survive. Did I mention I have no power like the rest of the elementals, and my connection to the earth is worth next to nothing? Could things get any worse? Of course they can. Welcome to being an Elemental
Review:

It’s been a while since I read the Rylee Adamson series and I keep meaning to get back into it. Since this was the first book in a new series I thought it might be easier.

I read somewhere this is in the same universe as Rylee, but I don’t think that comes into play at all in this book. You’re in the world of an elemental, which sounds almost like a different dimension. Lark is an Earth elemental that doesn’t have any power, or is/does she?

The book starts off with a fairly brutal introduction to the world that had me crying and wondering if I wanted to continue, but I had to see justice, and thankfully I got it. A good power hungry villain was introduced and they weren’t defeated, but they were dealt a devastating blow, which I always like in a first book.

Lark was an interesting character. She was very much a bad-ass, but she had some negative qualities that made me unsure if I liked her by the end. Her views on sex are just different from mine, which are fine, but I don’t necessarily enjoy reading it.

Anyway, I really liked the book and while I want to continue with the series, I think I might pick up with Rylee first.

4/5

Tracker (Rylee Adamson #6) By: Shannon Mayer

Tracker

Tracker (Rylee Adamson #6) By: Shannon Mayer

Plot:

Bringing my allies together as war approaches is my number one concern. But that means I have to play nice with a vampire who is blackmailing me. If I don’t, I’m screwed and my family is dead. But I don’t play nice. And I have a backup plan. Kinda. Throw in some new weapons being developed that work around supernaturals and I have more problems than I can handle on my own. Good thing I have a kick ass team. Even if they are on the other side of the world from me.

Review:

I wasn’t sure what I wanted to read so I decided to pick up where I’d left off with Rylee. I think my enjoyment of the book suffered from my apathy and while I still liked the book I didn’t enjoy it as much as previous installments.

I’d forgotten what happened at the end of book 6 so it took me a couple chapters to catch up. I also thought that the vampire resolution seemed a bit too easy.

**Spoilers**

Faris still hasn’t gotten what I feel he deserves and she was even able to find a way around backing him for vampire leader. Once that was fixed it was like he was no longer a dick. Maybe not, we’ll see.

I’m not a fan of super dark books, however, if the story calls for it by all means. Rylee has this huge big bad coming and needs to gather allies but I feel like this book ignored relationships built in previous books and ended with a previous bad guy becoming good,but not by doing anything really redeeming.

Maybe I’m being unfair, there was plenty of darkness in the book, but most of it was the characters coping with tragic deaths in the previous book and alluding to future tragedy.

I still want to know what’s going to happen and I still plan on reading further, but I think I’m going to wait until I’m in a better mood.

3.5/5

Blind Salvage (Rylee Adamson #5) By: Shannon Mayer

Blind Salvage

Blind Salvage (Rylee Adamson #5) By: Shannon Mayer

Plot:

Crossing into Ogre country is dangerous when you’re a polite, respectful gal. Which means I already know I’m in for a wild ride, despite the backup I’ve brought along. Even when things start to go sideways, and enemies close on us from every side, I still believe we have the upper hand. How very blind can one person be when it comes to a salvage? I’m about to find out.

Review:

There was a serious body count in this book. Someone that Rylee loved was almost always in danger and the only way to save them was to make bad decisions. Since this is fiction I’m sure (it better) all work out in the end, but in real life Rylee would have to deal with even worse consequences. Like end of the world. Of course maybe that’s the direction Shannon Mayer is going in, I don’t know.

Even with all the loss of life and Rylee’s poor decision making I really liked this book. I am going to take a break before moving on, though, because I didn’t devour this one as quickly and I’m afraid I’m going to burn myself out. It’s difficult, though, because the cliff hanger was major.

 

4.5/5

 

I wish she’d go ahead and kill Faris already. Bastard needs to die.