Thursday, 23 April 2015
Book: Hood's Obsession by Marie Hall
Series: Kingdom (#9)
Author: Marie Hall
From: Shifters After Dark Box Set
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Fairy Tale Retelling
Release Date: 23rd July 2014
Challenges: 2015 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (2 points)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon
With his master, Rumpelstiltskin's son in danger, Giles sets out to find a magical chalice alongside Lilith Wolf, the daughter of the Big Bad Wolf and Red Riding Hood. Lilith has a problem; her wolf is in heat, attracting male shifters to her no matter what her opinion on the matter. Headstrong and independent, the last thing she needs is to be guarded, but as their mission grows tougher, Lilith and Giles have to work together and trust becomes key...
I love this series! It just keeps getting better and better, and I love the little ways in which the stories are now intertwining. Though technically each book can be read as a stand alone, I do think that there is benefit in reading the books in order, especially now that the characters from previous books are reappearing (such as Giles who played a key role in Rumpel's Prize).
I loved Lilith, she was a strong female character who didn't necessarily need rescueing, but on occasion may have wanted to be. I thought it was both sweet and realistic. Plus she accepted her faults! It was also great to have a female shifter as the alpha focus, it happens so rarely that this felt like a real treat!
I was a little worried that Giles story would be quite similar to Rumpel's, simply because they were the same species, but that was completely unfounded. Of course the addition of Lilith's wit and the adventure outside of the castle certainly helped with that!
There were also more secondary characters in Hood's Obsession, including Lilith's brothers (which excited me! Got to love shifter males even if an alpha female was unusual and welcome!) and I thought it complimented the two leads rather than detracting from them!
I'm definitely looking forward to more from this series!