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Tempt the Stars: A Cassie Palmer Novel

Tempt the Stars - Karen Chance 3.5/5
Oh God, yet again I find myself striking another urban fantasy series off my list of favorites!

I've been a big fan of Karen Chance's both series - Cassie Palmer and Dorina Bassarab for awhile. Last year latest Dorina left me underwhelmed, and this year I finally finished newest Cassie which I dragged along for a couple of months. So what went wrong, peeps?

There is such thing as too much action. I know, I know, I like it just as much any other fan of UF, but when the main heroine starts with one emergency in the beginning of one book and doesn't get a break (physical or mental) for the last two or three, I get exhausted as well.

Where is wonderful Mircea when you need him? He was an enthralling character in the first few books. He doesn't visit Cassie even once, - a so-called boyfriend/husband turned per functionary figure no less! Then she spends all this book trying to save Pritkin from Rosier and everyone else in between. Then there are the usual suspects - demons, dark mages, witches and gods. All of them trying to use or kill Pythia. I just can't deal with tripping through fast-forward action anymore. It's too much, too fast, and my brain can't cope.

I might read the next book, but the only thing that keeps me interested is Pritkin so far and what would happen to him next. Read at your own risk.