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You'd think that life would finally be dealing Mack Smith a kind hand. Living in London, and with the opening of the new improved city version of Clava Books mere days away, things appear to be settling down. Other than the terrible nightmares about dragons, that is. Or the fact that she's being constantly tailed by a string of mages, shifters and faeries, all of whom are You'd think that life would finally be dealing Mack Smith a kind hand. Living in London, and with the opening of the new improved city version of Clava Books mere days away, things appear to be settling down. Other than the terrible nightmares about dragons, that is. Or the fact that she's being constantly tailed by a string of mages, shifters and faeries, all of whom are constantly demanding her attention. And that's without even bringing the temptation of Corrigan, Lord Alpha of the Brethren, into the equation. Then, when a local dryad asks her for some help, things really start to fire up. There are some long hot summer days ahead...


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You'd think that life would finally be dealing Mack Smith a kind hand. Living in London, and with the opening of the new improved city version of Clava Books mere days away, things appear to be settling down. Other than the terrible nightmares about dragons, that is. Or the fact that she's being constantly tailed by a string of mages, shifters and faeries, all of whom are You'd think that life would finally be dealing Mack Smith a kind hand. Living in London, and with the opening of the new improved city version of Clava Books mere days away, things appear to be settling down. Other than the terrible nightmares about dragons, that is. Or the fact that she's being constantly tailed by a string of mages, shifters and faeries, all of whom are constantly demanding her attention. And that's without even bringing the temptation of Corrigan, Lord Alpha of the Brethren, into the equation. Then, when a local dryad asks her for some help, things really start to fire up. There are some long hot summer days ahead...

30 review for Blood Politics

  1. 5 out of 5

    C.S.

    So I have loved this series so far. The 4th book just made me mad though. Mostly it has to do with Mack and her relationship with a certain someone. Their relationship finally moved to the next level and instead of it being a sweet hooray, it felt forced and rushed. It was in the middle of the woods, with Other's and humans all around. The bad guy could have shown up at any point and they decided to get it on....I don't think so. Then the very end, Mack gets forced into something she didn't want So I have loved this series so far. The 4th book just made me mad though. Mostly it has to do with Mack and her relationship with a certain someone. Their relationship finally moved to the next level and instead of it being a sweet hooray, it felt forced and rushed. It was in the middle of the woods, with Other's and humans all around. The bad guy could have shown up at any point and they decided to get it on....I don't think so. Then the very end, Mack gets forced into something she didn't want to do. All the books have been about her fiery temper. So it felt wrong. Then the person who she hurt by this decision gets furious at her...when just a few chapters before she even admitted he knows her better then she does. So he should have figured it out. Huge spoiler here, so stop reading if you don't want to hear it. The Fae know he's her soul mate. So forcing her away from him could have dire consequences given her nature. Plus they even said, 'it's not long it's a long term relationship.' WHAT!! They didn't tell her he's her soulmate, she hadn't read her fae book enough to figure it out on her own. Not only that, but she had to give him up to prove she was impartial to all the "Others". Well I'm sorry, they were in a relationship and it was hinted by the fae that she could pick it up again after this counsel thing is over. That's not being impartial. That's just one of the stupidest things I've ever heard. I think the author is trying to force something into her story that doesn't need to be there. Depending on how book 5 goes, this could ruin the series for me. I think the only way I would be happy is that if Mack takes the discovery she had in the last paragraph and goes and tells everyone off. She needs to make it right with Corrigan and then tell the Fae off. They've completely broken her trust in a major major way. No CW teen angst relationships please. Don't force a love scene, etc.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘

    ⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Can't Stand Mack*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱ Second re-read: 24.07.19 I skimmed a lot. Only stopping when Corrigan (Lord Alpha of the Brethren) entered the picture, because I really can't seem to stand Mackenzie ‘Mack’ ‘Red’ ‘Kitten’ Smith (24?) anymore. From my first read review, I obviously really liked reading this book (hell the whole series) but that has obviously changed. Mack is not my kind of character. She's selfish and has too much of a temper. Only reason I continued this re-read of the seri ⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Can't Stand Mack*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱ Second re-read: 24.07.19 I skimmed a lot. Only stopping when Corrigan (Lord Alpha of the Brethren) entered the picture, because I really can't seem to stand Mackenzie ‘Mack’ ‘Red’ ‘Kitten’ Smith (24?) anymore. From my first read review, I obviously really liked reading this book (hell the whole series) but that has obviously changed. Mack is not my kind of character. She's selfish and has too much of a temper. Only reason I continued this re-read of the series is just to finish something I've already started. Something I, as you probably can tell, regret. Quick basic facts: Genre: - (Adult) Urban Fantasy (M/F) Series: - Series, Book Four. Love triangle? - (view spoiler)[No. (hide spoiler)] Cheating? - (view spoiler)[No. (hide spoiler)] HEA? - (view spoiler)[No. (hide spoiler)] Favorite character? - Corrigan. Would I read more by this author/or of series? - Unsure. Would I recommend this book/series? - Not anymore. Will I read this again in the future? - Not anymore. New Rating - 2 stars. Re-read: 14.03.15 New rate: 3 stars. First read review: This serie is great, but a little slow, but still fantastic... And I can't seem to make up my mind on how to rate this wonderful book... Its so great, and at the same time... not? But it is.. Gosh, I'm losing it! Rate: 3/4 stars.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Madeleine Knutsson

    that ending!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Treece

    Rating: 3 1/2 stars Not bad. A sad ending with a new antagonist on the horizon, Mac has finally grown up since the first book. She has mastered her emotions. But at what cost? Corrigan is amazing as ever. Now it is up to everyone make it all work. Mac is going to be put to the test in the finale. Until the next novel---

  5. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    Well I thought that I would be giving this four stars instead of three because there was some character growth in Mack. She's finally figuring out how to be who she is, but everything I felt was improved was canceled out by things that irritated me. She finally figures out her feelings towards Corrigan but when they finally do hook up it was kind of unfulfilling. It felt like it was written from the perspective of an outsider, like someone standing there watching. We get nothing of how they feel. Well I thought that I would be giving this four stars instead of three because there was some character growth in Mack. She's finally figuring out how to be who she is, but everything I felt was improved was canceled out by things that irritated me. She finally figures out her feelings towards Corrigan but when they finally do hook up it was kind of unfulfilling. It felt like it was written from the perspective of an outsider, like someone standing there watching. We get nothing of how they feel. Not before, during or after. Emotionally that is, well not really physically either come to think of it. At the end of book three more of what she is was revealed. We already knew part of it, but we finally see what she can do and find out she has the ability to shift, and just what it is that she changes into. In this world it's a big deal. There are those who would kill her for it, for her blood and those who would try to control her for use of her power. So wisely it's kept secret. Only a few know about it and yet when it's revealed to more of them it just doesn't have any impact at all. It kind of fell flat and it was disappointing. Also all throughout this series we are learning that Corrigan is not the same douche as his predecessor. He doesn't adhere to the old archaic ways of thinking, and never would have harmed any member of the Cornwall pack for harboring a human, much less harming the human herself. He has made significant progress in bringing all the different major otherworlder groups to a point that they could coexist and work together. Now at the eleventh hour, they are all suddenly faced with an uber baddie, hell-bent on power and world domination and suddenly they are all snapping at each other's throats and unable to make a plan. It's decided that they need a council leader, and really it's Corrigan who fits the bill, but he won't do at all. Instead why not appoint Mack, the hot head who has been spending all her time on a journey of self-discovery while simultaneously getting guilted into helping mages and nymphs and whatnot with their various problems? And she never asked for help when she really, really should have. I don't think this is indicative of a good leader. Leaders should have to earn their status. Mack hasn't. What's more, is that they really don't think it's fair for her to be in charge if she's going to carry on with Corrigan, as she might be biased towards the shifters (Never mind that she kind of is one.) Somehow everyone knows they've slept together. She essentially allows them to force her to publicly break up with him, because circumstances don't allow for them to speak privately, etc..It's at this point that suddenly the narration, despite that it's not first person, takes on a kind of whiny little girl quality. It felt like reading excuses for the idiotic turn that the plot was taking. This really didn't feel believable either. Throughout the series, Mack has been very headstrong, not letting herself get pushed around by others. She should have grown a pair at that point and acted like a leader. She should have told them to fuck off and I'll see whomever I want to thank you very much and if you don't like it then pick a different leader. But she doesn't, she just throws up her hands in supplication and proceeds to end things in front of everyone, after which he basically tells her to go and fuck off then, he never wants to see her again and who's the power-hungry bitch now? This should have been an emotional scene but it too fell flat. I didn't really feel that sad about it because I just wasn't invested enough in their relationship as nothing real had actually happened between them up until the previous day. To me it just felt like a minor set-back in an ongoing pursuit. Then, in the mother of all cliches, after going home and sobbing in a useless heap on the floor, she finally decides to read the ancient fae text which helpfully explains what she is and what it all means. And lo and behold, she just publicly and humiliatingly broke up with her SOUL MATE! Her soul mate I tell you! Uggghh, first off I have grown to hate the soul mate thing, and second, this book is just not romantic enough to support the idea of soul mates.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ashy

    I love this series... well I LOVE Corrigan. The main character though...ugh. Humourless, uptight, anal, annoying, slow... These characteristics seem to have grown as the series has developed. What's really irritating is that usually a character grows up and evolves a little making her previous childish actions somewhat acceptable, because we see that growth as the series continues. However, in this case she has become worse somehow. She just does not evolve and as a result I just don't LIKE her, I love this series... well I LOVE Corrigan. The main character though...ugh. Humourless, uptight, anal, annoying, slow... These characteristics seem to have grown as the series has developed. What's really irritating is that usually a character grows up and evolves a little making her previous childish actions somewhat acceptable, because we see that growth as the series continues. However, in this case she has become worse somehow. She just does not evolve and as a result I just don't LIKE her, nor do I understand why the other characters would. I have yet to find anything redeeming about her which is unfortunate because even after the 2nd book I had high hopes for her and the direction of this series. Now, she just seems like an ass and Corrigan looks like a fool. I will read the last book in hopes that it all turns around.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Alex Rochester

    Holy Continuity error Batman! I would have given this book 4 stars up to the last few chapters. The ending was a continuity error, and it was so bad that I've decided to quit reading the series altogether. I'd been debating it since the end of book 3, so the altogether rushed ending with a continuity error that blasted apart the whole series was the nail in the coffin for me. It's too bad, too. I kinda liked the characters, but I can't stand angst in a character. The sex scene was so out of chara Holy Continuity error Batman! I would have given this book 4 stars up to the last few chapters. The ending was a continuity error, and it was so bad that I've decided to quit reading the series altogether. I'd been debating it since the end of book 3, so the altogether rushed ending with a continuity error that blasted apart the whole series was the nail in the coffin for me. It's too bad, too. I kinda liked the characters, but I can't stand angst in a character. The sex scene was so out of character that I almost hurled. This. Story. Stinks.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Tiki

    Well I was enjoying this series and especially this book until that last chapter- that was just stupid. I read all 4 books back to back, and despite some pretty glaring grammatical issues I found these very entertaining. Head-strong, hot-tempered Mack would sometimes drive me a little crazy with her guilt, etc., but she seemed to have worked through some things by bk4.  The addition of the 'changed' Aubrey definitely added more humor and the relationship with Corrigan finally picked up a little st Well I was enjoying this series and especially this book until that last chapter- that was just stupid. I read all 4 books back to back, and despite some pretty glaring grammatical issues I found these very entertaining. Head-strong, hot-tempered Mack would sometimes drive me a little crazy with her guilt, etc., but she seemed to have worked through some things by bk4.  The addition of the 'changed' Aubrey definitely added more humor and the relationship with Corrigan finally picked up a little steam..... And then there's the last chapter...stupid.  How does a hard headed, head strong Mack become so railroaded, so manipulated, like putty in their hands?  Especially when she's always so worried about hurting those she cares about, and this would seriously hurt someone.  Just say No, or at least insist on time to talk to this person. Stupid. Too contrived to add more angst.  Angst I don't mind unless it's just unnecessary as it was here.  

  9. 5 out of 5

    Christa Schönmann Abbühl

    The fourth and very depressing installment in the series. I hate that ending.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Tina

    This is leaning more to a 3.5 for me. Seemed like a bridge book meant to set up the next one more than a standalone. I will say (without adding spoilers) that Corrigan's reaction at the end felt out of character to me and thus left me feeling it was more plot device than a correct reaction for the character. That said, the author is still a good storyteller! Looking forward to the next book... This is leaning more to a 3.5 for me. Seemed like a bridge book meant to set up the next one more than a standalone. I will say (without adding spoilers) that Corrigan's reaction at the end felt out of character to me and thus left me feeling it was more plot device than a correct reaction for the character. That said, the author is still a good storyteller! Looking forward to the next book...

  11. 5 out of 5

    Cl

    I'm really loving this series and I can't wait for more. Mack is an awesome character and shouldn't change a thing about herself. I'm actually ok with the ending I know some don't like it but it just makes me want to continue on and see how it works out. NEED MORE NOW! :) I'm really loving this series and I can't wait for more. Mack is an awesome character and shouldn't change a thing about herself. I'm actually ok with the ending I know some don't like it but it just makes me want to continue on and see how it works out. NEED MORE NOW! :)

  12. 4 out of 5

    Clara

    This book has to be the best of the series so far!! And the bloody last LINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Omg omg omg next BOOK gimme. Pretty please! You cant leave me waiting like this :((((( was so saddd!!!!

  13. 5 out of 5

    keikii Eats Books

    To read more reviews in this series and others, check out keikii eats books! 48 points/100 (2 ½ stars/5) Warning: Cliffhanger (Status: Relationship draaaaaamaaaaa (sigh)) Mack has gotten out of being a Mage student, she has broken from the Brethren, she is unique and her world and now she needs to find who she is. It is hard to find out what you are when you're constantly tailed by mages, shifters, faeries and even a vampire. Then a dryad asks for help, and things start to get even crazier. Interest To read more reviews in this series and others, check out keikii eats books! 48 points/100 (2 ½ stars/5) Warning: Cliffhanger (Status: Relationship draaaaaamaaaaa (sigh)) Mack has gotten out of being a Mage student, she has broken from the Brethren, she is unique and her world and now she needs to find who she is. It is hard to find out what you are when you're constantly tailed by mages, shifters, faeries and even a vampire. Then a dryad asks for help, and things start to get even crazier. Interesting direction to take this series in. If I were a quitting kind of woman, this would be my last book in the series, even though there is one book left. This series started off strong with a real chance for improvement, but I'm just not seeing that improvement. We've doubled down on all of the character's flaws and lack of planning. That coupled with questionable romantic decisions and the world's most annoying side character made this book really hard to enjoy. The plot was once again pretty predictable and started off with a whole lot of nothing happening. It mostly consists of Mack just going around doing a bunch of random nothing things until she finally stumbles on something to do. There is just so little character agency. So little that Mack does actually has any effect on..well...anything. She is bullied and goaded and tricked into doing everything, and then when things inevitably fall to pieces because she doesn't think or plan or do anything....others end up having to help her out. Then, even when people try to help her, she pushes them away and they don't listen to her, and she just doesn't listen to them. The most laughable thing about this entire series is how the characters treat Mack. For some damn reason I can't begin to fathom, everyone looks up to her as a leader. Everyone listens to her. She has no authority over anyone, none of them actually listen to her. Everyone listens to their leaders who listen to her for some reason. Every.single.damn.male. in the series just loves her. In one memorable place in the book where I had to set the book down and breathe through my hands, Mack ended up being the strategist during a battle. She clearly has 0 experience leading any kind of battle, she has no gift for planning and seeing what the enemy is doing, she doesn't know what her troops strengths and weaknesses are. Yet they're still listening to her. It was enough to make me want to scream. Over the course of the series, Mack has gone from mildly likable, to tolerable, to intolerable. I just can't stand her anymore. She is constantly mad, at everyone, about everything. She snaps at everyone for no good reason, but especially when they're trying to help her. She is constantly pushing everyone away, especially when they're trying to help her. She is constantly in trouble for some reason or another and when people try to help her, she refuses. In one part of the book, Harper actually had to have Mack listen in on a conversation, to give the readers a reason to accept her standoffishness. No, I got what you were trying to do, Harper, I just don't like it. I still can't believe that Mack actually used the "I can't control my temper!" bit. I still can't figure out when Mack and Corrigan interacted enough to like each other at all. As far as I can tell, every interaction they've had together has been on screen and have basically never been civil. We know exactly nothing about Corrigan except that he is sexy and he is the Lord Alpha in charge of all the weres. Until this book, Mack was still under the impression that he was a tyrant. How is this a relationship? The fae, Solus, is a much better option because we actually know things about him, and have interacted with him like we're not a rabid dog. This isn't really a love triangle anymore, I just wish it were. Unfortunately. There is a lot of jealousy on Corrigan's part, but Solus doesn't care and Mack just seems kind of ambivalent to Solus even though she mostly responds to him. It is a mess. Like I said earlier, there was actually some progress on the relationship front for once. However, oh my god, timing! Circumstances! Ah! Why?? First, Mack overhears Corrigan talking about her behind her back and, not keeping in alignment with her personality, she doesn't go into rage mode. She finds it sweet for some reason. It directly leads to the rest of the development. Including my ultimate favourite (/s), dealing with their relationship in the middle of danger! She goes straight from being touched by what he said to trying absolutely everything to get to talk with him, including ignoring every one of her danger senses. We know about as much about the side characters as we know about Corrigan. Just about nothing. There is a new side character in Blood Politics. We've met him before but he was off in the background mostly. One of the vampires is changed into a human and is just about the most annoying creature in existence. Seriously, he bursts out crying half a dozen times. Complains about everything. Cries some more. Clings to Mack and won't let her out of his sight. In one scene he actually hides under a table in a restaurant, cowering, because someone might find out he is human! I had so many things I was annoyed at, but the ending topped them all. That ending was so shocking. I'm angry. What did I do to Helen Harper to deserve a whole book of what I'm going to have to go through the next book because of this ending? I'm not a bad person.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Sophy Sorn

    I felt kind of disappointed on how their first time together be. Like seriously? You are getting ready to fight with a powerful thing and what did they do? They have a quickly out in the open where everyone is at. Not cool at all. But take that aside, I was happy they are finally together, but within the next day, what happen? She had to dump him in front of everyone, and within the next hours what happen? Se found out that they were soul Mate, I was like WTF? Hmm anyways, that's why I only gave I felt kind of disappointed on how their first time together be. Like seriously? You are getting ready to fight with a powerful thing and what did they do? They have a quickly out in the open where everyone is at. Not cool at all. But take that aside, I was happy they are finally together, but within the next day, what happen? She had to dump him in front of everyone, and within the next hours what happen? Se found out that they were soul Mate, I was like WTF? Hmm anyways, that's why I only gave it a 3 stars.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Suz

    This one was hard to rate. The general story was as good as the previous offerings. The relationship finally takes a big step and then takes two big steps back in a "set up the conflict of the next book" ending that wants to be a cliff hanger but isn't really. I find these sorts of things unsatisfying and think it's a poor way to end a book as it diminishes the overall reading experience of any book or series. More, the relationship step-back is predicated on a conflict that's not believable. Not This one was hard to rate. The general story was as good as the previous offerings. The relationship finally takes a big step and then takes two big steps back in a "set up the conflict of the next book" ending that wants to be a cliff hanger but isn't really. I find these sorts of things unsatisfying and think it's a poor way to end a book as it diminishes the overall reading experience of any book or series. More, the relationship step-back is predicated on a conflict that's not believable. Not the best effort in the series.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne

    3.5 stars

  17. 4 out of 5

    Relina Skye

    "Blood Politics" is the fourth book in Helen Harper's "Blood Destiny" series. In light of the events of the last novel, Mack is doing the best that she can to cope with her losses. Starting over in London, she finds herself suffering from a bit of PTSD as she attempts to cope with what she is and what that means for her future. Not wanting to dwell on all of that too much, Mack attempts to assert her independence, while coming to the aide of the Dryads. Overall, this is a fast-paced novel filled "Blood Politics" is the fourth book in Helen Harper's "Blood Destiny" series. In light of the events of the last novel, Mack is doing the best that she can to cope with her losses. Starting over in London, she finds herself suffering from a bit of PTSD as she attempts to cope with what she is and what that means for her future. Not wanting to dwell on all of that too much, Mack attempts to assert her independence, while coming to the aide of the Dryads. Overall, this is a fast-paced novel filled with a bit of humor, action, mystery with a touch of romance. I enjoyed reading it and recommend that you read each novel in this series in numerical order.

  18. 4 out of 5

    saya ☽ the smol sad enigmatic baddie

    she did not just do that to Mack and Corrigan, after all that push and pull shit. ugh ... smh

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kat

    Oh Blood Politics. I mean this was just action after action after twist and turns. OMG!!! Well this starts off a little bit after the last book. Mack is trying to get alone with her life and set up the new store that she and Ms. Al is opening. And on top of that she is still trying to get an understanding of what she is. I think she really just needs to read that book Solus keeps telling to read to get a better understanding. It seems she is pushing people away but not realizing what she is doin Oh Blood Politics. I mean this was just action after action after twist and turns. OMG!!! Well this starts off a little bit after the last book. Mack is trying to get alone with her life and set up the new store that she and Ms. Al is opening. And on top of that she is still trying to get an understanding of what she is. I think she really just needs to read that book Solus keeps telling to read to get a better understanding. It seems she is pushing people away but not realizing what she is doing. Then on top of that she is constantly being trailed by shifters, faeries and mages. She just really wants to peace of mind and some me time. But that does not happen because everyone is needing her assistance. And then the whole thing with Aubrey happens. I was killing my self-laughing at Aubrey. I have so say; he makes some humor come in this story line. He is like women with PMS. The things he say; and when the pizza scene came and he was holding onto Solus leg, I was KMSL… I hope he shows up in the next installment, the same way he is as a human. FINALLY Corrigan and Mack get together!!! Only after 4 installments, and then it was the very end, but took all of 2 minutes. Helen I need more details… We need you to paint the picture. For them being together for the first time seemed rushed and very fast. Ugghhhhhh…And now with this whole politics thing I am just at a loss of words. Can’t we get them to be together for just a little while, then they can start having problems. I am so over this back and forth with them. Don’t get me wrong, I am fan of this series until the wheels fall off, but I need a little more Corrigan and Mack Attack. Until Next Time, Happy Reading! http://www.fantasyparanormalbooks.com

  20. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    Actual rating: 1.5 stars 1. The story was doing fine (predictable, but fine) until Mack and Corrigan decided it was a good idea to get it on out in the open while they waited for the Big Bad to show up. Really? REALLY?? Author, couldn't you have waited until it was over before writing the sex scene? And Mack's feelings for Corrigan and her nature made her jumping up and down like a lovelorn teenage girl when she found out he liked her seem completely out of place. 2. It's the fourth fucking book! Actual rating: 1.5 stars 1. The story was doing fine (predictable, but fine) until Mack and Corrigan decided it was a good idea to get it on out in the open while they waited for the Big Bad to show up. Really? REALLY?? Author, couldn't you have waited until it was over before writing the sex scene? And Mack's feelings for Corrigan and her nature made her jumping up and down like a lovelorn teenage girl when she found out he liked her seem completely out of place. 2. It's the fourth fucking book! When are you going to stop underestimating your opponents and thinking of yourself as an invincible god, Mack? 3. Seriously, now, Mack? You're just giving in to the Summer Queen and the Arch-Mage, who basically bullied you into doing what they want? What happened to the snarky and fiery red-head? And I was expecting you to say something like "Fuck off. If you want me to save the world, then you don't get to boss me around. If you don't like my boyfriend, well, too bad for you. You can always save the world yourselves, assholes." 4. Mackenzie, dear, as a fucking heroine, you simply choose to ignore a HELL LOT of stuff that are so blatantly important even to the eyes of a 3-year-old. (Or this is just the fault of the author for putting huge neon signs over stuff she is foreshadowing.) 5. The dryads are linked, interconnected to each other, making them sort of one big entity. How hard is it to understand? 6. Ughh....why do you have to include the soul mate thing, author?

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ash

    Nope. Two stars for the tough choices Mack faces in this installment. It's a fast-paced plot, which was a big issue I had with Bloodrage, but I just can't stand how Mack's usual "fuck off" persona did a complete 180 in the last couple chapters of this book. She finally acknowledges feelings for Corrigan, which we all assumed was coming, but it never felt as though she had those desires in the slightest in the first three books of this series. And now that she's suddenly had this epiphany, realiz Nope. Two stars for the tough choices Mack faces in this installment. It's a fast-paced plot, which was a big issue I had with Bloodrage, but I just can't stand how Mack's usual "fuck off" persona did a complete 180 in the last couple chapters of this book. She finally acknowledges feelings for Corrigan, which we all assumed was coming, but it never felt as though she had those desires in the slightest in the first three books of this series. And now that she's suddenly had this epiphany, realized how alone she truly was before, she just gives it all up to remain neutral as the Fae and mages want her to. Where is the fiery "fuck off" Mack from the beginning? I feel as though I don't know who I'm reading about anymore and frankly, I can't bring myself to care about her either. I will not be downloading the next installment.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Paulina

    I'll admit it, there were tears at the end (yes, I'm sappy). Corrigan over-reacted in a major way, though, and if I were in her place, I would have extracted major favors from the Arch Mage and the Fae Queen for what they made her do. The smexy was fun, but a little rushed, especially considering what happened between them later. The main plot was heart-breaking at the end AGAIN, and it doesn't seem like the good guys won, surprisingly. Mack really gets the crap kicked out of herself quite a lot I'll admit it, there were tears at the end (yes, I'm sappy). Corrigan over-reacted in a major way, though, and if I were in her place, I would have extracted major favors from the Arch Mage and the Fae Queen for what they made her do. The smexy was fun, but a little rushed, especially considering what happened between them later. The main plot was heart-breaking at the end AGAIN, and it doesn't seem like the good guys won, surprisingly. Mack really gets the crap kicked out of herself quite a lot, and I don't know how she continues with her injuries. And she really needs to get over the "honey" and "sweetheart" thing. Sheesh, if a waitress doesn't know your name (and why would she bother if you're just passing through), what the heck else is she supposed to call you? It's not like she's trying to be disrespectful. Sorry, I got distracted by some random things!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Wendy

    I'm reading about an annoying self-centered ungrateful bitch, who mistreats and uses anyone who would be considered a friend. This series is just going downhill. The character isn't growing at all. 4 books into the series and she still acts like a freaking teenager. The only thing that saved this series from being abandon is my curiosity as to the relationship between her and Corrigan...and well that's out the door. Four books following this relationship and all we get is a quickie. Yeahhh...not I'm reading about an annoying self-centered ungrateful bitch, who mistreats and uses anyone who would be considered a friend. This series is just going downhill. The character isn't growing at all. 4 books into the series and she still acts like a freaking teenager. The only thing that saved this series from being abandon is my curiosity as to the relationship between her and Corrigan...and well that's out the door. Four books following this relationship and all we get is a quickie. Yeahhh...not worth reading.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sandy

    All I can say is I am waiting impatiently for the next segment in this fabulously indepth, dripping tale of paranormal adventure. Each one sucks you in like Alice down the rabbit hole and I simply didn't want to resurface back into the real world. Helen Harper is a master weaver and I cannot recommend this series enough. If you love paranormal, you will absolutely love the Blood Destiny series. All I can say is I am waiting impatiently for the next segment in this fabulously indepth, dripping tale of paranormal adventure. Each one sucks you in like Alice down the rabbit hole and I simply didn't want to resurface back into the real world. Helen Harper is a master weaver and I cannot recommend this series enough. If you love paranormal, you will absolutely love the Blood Destiny series.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Steph

    I've gobbled up the first 4 books of this series in 3 days. I'm so glad I only have a couple of weeks to wait for Bloodlust. This is such a fun, very addictive series! I've gobbled up the first 4 books of this series in 3 days. I'm so glad I only have a couple of weeks to wait for Bloodlust. This is such a fun, very addictive series!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kokylinda

    I loved how it all started off in first book. The story seemed strong, the shifter thing was appealing, and certain plot-holes and faults seemed intentional, with the expectation that they would be explored later in the series. However, that did not happen, and the story has turned into something so different from what it originally set off to be that my interest has dissipated. Essentially, the writing worsened into bad fanfiction, the plot unraveled and turned more ridiculous with each book, an I loved how it all started off in first book. The story seemed strong, the shifter thing was appealing, and certain plot-holes and faults seemed intentional, with the expectation that they would be explored later in the series. However, that did not happen, and the story has turned into something so different from what it originally set off to be that my interest has dissipated. Essentially, the writing worsened into bad fanfiction, the plot unraveled and turned more ridiculous with each book, and the characters turned more shallow. It's been four books, and I still know absolutely nothing about Corrigan, the love interest. He's hot. He is sexy. He's the Alpha. And they say he's really "a good guy". I mean he's not a bad guy. He's not really much of anything. Does he have interests? Personal struggles? Hobbies? Thoughts? A personality? No. He and Mack never really talk about anything. He's always pissed over nothing, she's always pissed for no reason, and she runs away from him every single time they meet with a "f**k off". I really don't know anything about any of the characters come to think of it. Tom and Betsy, the so called childhood friends, are just sort of there. I would have loved to see more of this lifelong friendship that is repeatedly mentioned, but every conversation they share seems shallow and forced. Do these two have a personality? No. Alex talks like a hippy dude, and I imagine he must hippy tastes. I don't really know, the extent of his involvement in the books is being a convenient mage for Mack to call when she needs something done, as well as being a source of convenient mage info. Same goes for Solus, whom she calls upon whenever she needs to be magically transported somewhere or other. Mrs. Alcoon is your stereotypical sweet lady that drinks tea and kinda knows what's best. I feel lonely just reading this series due to the severe lack of depth and connection with everything single character. I shan't mention Aubrey and what happened in terms of character depth there. I think the quality of those scenes speaks for itself. Not to mention that Mack seems always ready to just ... do stuff for others for no reason other than because she needs to conveniently be in the centre of the action. So some dryad she never met calls her asking her to go to some random place to solve some problem because "no one else can help", and she jumps to do it just cause she has nothing else to do. It conveniently turns out to the connected to the other part of the plot, the arms shop. Uhm ... ok. Plot elements always seem to converge way too conveniently in this series. Or sometimes they are just forgotten till the end. Need I mention the stolen electric screwdriver in book 1. I'm still not over that. In the end, just like in the last book, some character that was seldom mentioned and was briefly introduced within the same book (to which of course there is no actual emotional connection) dies to give severity to the plot. Because otherwise it would have been too easy - someone has to die for the conflict to be "serious". The whole ending was laughable and poorly written - I've read much better fanfiction than that. I was a bit shocked to be honest - I mean I could see the writing worsening but the dive it took in the last 2-3 chapters was out of this world, with conversations turning so ridiculous I could hardly believe my eyes. At this point I don't really think there is much point in going over book 5. I've read the reviews and it seems to continue much like it has in book 4.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Carrie Gulledge

    I tried - I tried SO hard. I actually like Helen Harper as a writer and even when I have technical issues with a book of her's, I enjoy the story enough to finish. However, I've struggled with this series from book one; at first, I was holding out to see if Mack was going to (view spoiler)[ shift into a dragon or not (hide spoiler)] . Then it finally happened and I wanted to see how the others handled it. That didn't quite go down the way I expected it; suddenly Mack is this coddled treasure by e I tried - I tried SO hard. I actually like Helen Harper as a writer and even when I have technical issues with a book of her's, I enjoy the story enough to finish. However, I've struggled with this series from book one; at first, I was holding out to see if Mack was going to (view spoiler)[ shift into a dragon or not (hide spoiler)] . Then it finally happened and I wanted to see how the others handled it. That didn't quite go down the way I expected it; suddenly Mack is this coddled treasure by everyone? It's kind of nauseating. But, ok, I can hang with it. The romance between Mack and Corrigan? Honestly, while I see other reviewers that have been reading this series just for the romance, I've been reading in spite of the romance. It's boring and pretty trite, with zero basis for a relationship. Mack and Corrigan are never going to be Kate and Curran, so I've just pretty much skimmed those parts of the series. There were a couple of other things that I struggled with throughout the series, but what finally, totally killed it for me? Aubrey, the blood-sucking, horrible vampire turned (view spoiler)[ whiny, obnoxious, powerless, whiny, emotional, whiny human. Like, come on, I get it. He's overwhelmed by the emotions of being human again, but c'mon. Don't hit us over the head with it. But when Mack decides she might actually start to like the ex-vampire who caused the deaths of two of her friends and did his best to suck all of her blood and kill her? I can't even. He has ZERO redeeming qualities whatsoever. I feel absolutely no sympathy for his character. I hated the addition of his character to the storyline. (hide spoiler)] . One more book to go, and I would be done with the series. Instead, I DNF'ed at about 75 percent, because Mack and Corrigan's relationship fast-tracked in a totally ridiculous way (view spoiler)[ because, hey, we are supposed to be on a lookout for this total badass guy and every one else has assigned jobs but let's go have a picnic and sex because there is no better time than the present? (hide spoiler)] , and Aubrey made me want to stab my eyes out, repetitively. Read some of Harper's newer stuff, if you find yourself struggling through this series as much as I did; they are way more enjoyable.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Noone

    I am really sad about where this all went. As usual, some of the small weaknesses, that initially in a series you can do away with as minor, pile up over time into an incoherent net that rips open bigger and bigger plotholes everywhere. Furthermore, plot convenience takes a bigger and bigger role over time and general plot building becomes increasingly sloppy as the series progresses but at the end of the day, the whole leader thing just killed it. The entire thing was such blatantly forced drama I am really sad about where this all went. As usual, some of the small weaknesses, that initially in a series you can do away with as minor, pile up over time into an incoherent net that rips open bigger and bigger plotholes everywhere. Furthermore, plot convenience takes a bigger and bigger role over time and general plot building becomes increasingly sloppy as the series progresses but at the end of the day, the whole leader thing just killed it. The entire thing was such blatantly forced drama of the cheapest sort I couldn't believe my eyes while reading it. Justifications before sometimes were already a bit thin in places but all in all it held together enough. (view spoiler)[I can see how she might be overrun by all this leading the coalition stuff (which probably was intended) as she has no prior experience in politics but the laughable reaction of milord was just inexcusable. He should've been able to see through a blatantly obvious manoeuvre like that. Just a few pages before he apparently knows her so well and understands her motivations and personality. He should be able to spot the political pressure as well as her reasons for getting trapped in it. Not only that but they can communicate telepathically for god's sake. The whole rushing her into it to prevent any kind of time to explain should've been impossible and anyway, how is she supposed to be this strong and canny natural leader if she can be bullied into ending her own relationship as well as being steamrolled into not even being able to resolve the entire thing with Corrigan? (hide spoiler)] This entire thing is all a huge contradiction wrapped into more contradictions. It's not even about the relationship itself for me. It's about the blatant disregard for consistent character personality especially because that was the only thing the series had really going for it for a while now. Well, I guess that was just the last straw for me. dnf

  29. 4 out of 5

    Taylor

    Finally there are no more secrets in Macks life, her heritage is out, her powers are out and everyone knows shes not a threat. Unfortunately now everyone wants a peace of her, which means shes followed around by a shifter, a mage and a fae at all times. Her patience is thin, her privacy gone, shes stressed, and she keeps getting asked to go on these missions. She has to battle unknown enemies, and what was a simple mission is now looking like its a lot more complicated. Mack was so mean in this Finally there are no more secrets in Macks life, her heritage is out, her powers are out and everyone knows shes not a threat. Unfortunately now everyone wants a peace of her, which means shes followed around by a shifter, a mage and a fae at all times. Her patience is thin, her privacy gone, shes stressed, and she keeps getting asked to go on these missions. She has to battle unknown enemies, and what was a simple mission is now looking like its a lot more complicated. Mack was so mean in this book! she was the only reasoning deducted a star, she was unnecessarily mean. i get that she was under a lot of stress, but she treated everyone like crap, even Corrigan! I'm so glad that (view spoiler)[they finally got it on, but i almost cried of tears at the end when i realized not only were they only going to have one nice happy moment together, but then she gets bullied into breaking up with him!! I feel so horrible for Corrigan, to finally have Mack realize they are meant to be together, then to have it ripped away a day after they have sex. That was so brutal. Then my heart got ripped out again by that passage in the book that Mack read when she got home! he's her soul mate! The ending was so hard on my heart. (hide spoiler)] Aubrey, well he definitely made an impact in this book. was 100% not expecting his character to develop like that, and at the beginning, it made me super uncomfortable to see a (view spoiler)[once powerful vampire that pathetic. (hide spoiler)] but then he kinda grew on me, when you realized he just wanted to be apart of something. I really loved that he was redeemed in that way. I really hope that the last book brings it back, i'm interested to see what chaos Endor will bring to all the characters.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. You'd think that life would finally be dealing Mack Smith a kind hand. Living in London, and with the opening of the new improved city version of Clava Books mere days away, things appear to be settling down. Other than the terrible nightmares about dragons, that is. Or the fact that she's being constantly tailed by a string of mages, shifters and faeries, all of whom are constantly demanding her attention. And that's without even bringing the temptation of Corrigan, Lord Alpha of the Brethren, You'd think that life would finally be dealing Mack Smith a kind hand. Living in London, and with the opening of the new improved city version of Clava Books mere days away, things appear to be settling down. Other than the terrible nightmares about dragons, that is. Or the fact that she's being constantly tailed by a string of mages, shifters and faeries, all of whom are constantly demanding her attention. And that's without even bringing the temptation of Corrigan, Lord Alpha of the Brethren, into the equation. Then, when a local dryad asks her for some help, things really start to fire up. There are some long hot summer days ahead... I didn't like this one as much. Max being scared of who she is was not enjoyable. Plus I felt like the scene after the fight - she was being deliberately obtuse, and took way to long to do what needed to be done. Also Corrigan's reaction at the end was ridiculous. It was way too much for the situation and he should know her better. Hopefully that was just a reaction of the moment and he will not continue to be so asinine. There were also good things, although I tend to focus on the bad. Audrey was funny, and I like how is character is shaping up. I also like the entire conversation with Alex "the spy". I will definitely continue the series, especially since there is only one more book.

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