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Danger seems to follow Dorina Basarab wherever she goes And when her father sends her to retrieve a vampire for questioning, it should have been an easy job But soon Dorina is trying to stay ahead of the bad guys, with the head of her target, who can be very annoying with his whining about being separated from his body Also her friend Claire has brought trouble with her as well, when she comes to Dorina s house in order to protect her nine month old baby from those who wish to kill the future Danger seems to follow Dorina Basarab wherever she goes And when her father sends her to retrieve a vampire for questioning, it should have been an easy job But soon Dorina is trying to stay ahead of the bad guys, with the head of her target, who can be very annoying with his whining about being separated from his body Also her friend Claire has brought trouble with her as well, when she comes to Dorina s house in order to protect her nine month old baby from those who wish to kill the future High King of Faerie And the only thing able to protect her son is a very powerful rune, Naudiz, which has been stolenAnd when vampire Senate members turn up dead, things get very complicated and dangerous for Dorina and the few friends she hasDorina is such an awesome heroine I love that she smokes weed to keep herself calm so that she doesn t go all berserker like and try to kill everything in her path, how kickass and tough she is, and how loyal she is to those she cares about Her determination to jump head first into a fight despite the danger to herself is fantasticI love this world the author created, it s captivating and intriguing I love that Dorina lives in a magical house, one that has wards to keep unwelcome guests out and also to repair itself to its original state, which makes decorating a painThis book was just as action packed as the previous one, and I loved it Raymond the headless vampire was a wonderful addition to the story, and I really enjoyed all his antics D We also got to meetof the powerful Senate members, and the head consul, who is one scary woman Dorina also gets involved with vampire politics, which was very interestingI love the growing relationship between Mircea and Dorina, and learning that he cares a lotthan she realised He s definitely trying to be a better father to her, and I hope they can sort out their issuesSo close, the scent of her, wild and comforting at once, enveloped him He needed to stop this he needed to leave If he immersed himself in that scent, grew to depend on it, need it, it would starve him when it was gone.He was already too hungry as it was I love the slow building romance between Dorina and Louis Cesare He s definitely changed a lot since their first encounter, and I love how protective he is over her We also learned a lot about his history and we got some answers to questions I had in the previous bookThis is a fantastic UF series, and I can t wait to read the next book Highly recommended. [[ E-pub ]] ⇰ Death's Mistress ☠ Dorina Basarab is a dhampir half human, half vampire Back home in Brooklyn after the demise of her insane Uncle Dracula, Dory s hoping her life is about to calm down But soon Dory realizes someone is killing vampire Senate members, and if she can t stop the murderer, her friends may be next Reread 3 28 30 20174.5 stars I freakin LOVE this book and this series Also, I love Louis Cesare He s just too much sometimes Dory is a badass, and Radu is the BEST He s just so weird lol I can t wait to reread the next one so I get to To be the little spoon swoon First Read 7 3 4 2015So so good Can t wait to start the next one I LOVED it Gods, I did so love this book After the seriously annoying ending of Midnight s Daughter concerning Louis Cesare, I was really looking forward to this one I had a lot of questions though what was the deal with Christine Would Dory ever forgive Mircea Would Dory Louis Cesare finally get together Annoyance in abundance.Happily, a lot of my questions were answered in Death s Mistress, and as a result I can t wait to read the next one We learn a lotabout Mircea s relationship wit Gods, I did so love this book After the seriously annoying ending of Midnight s Daughter concerning Louis Cesare, I was really looking forward to this one I had a lot of questions though what was the deal with Christine Would Dory ever forgive Mircea Would Dory Louis Cesare finally get together Annoyance in abundance.Happily, a lot of my questions were answered in Death s Mistress, and as a result I can t wait to read the next one We learn a lotabout Mircea s relationship with Dory s mother here a lot of the scenes were actually quite heart breaking, and I felt for Mircea at numerous points What really pissed me off was the way Dory reacted to Mircea she still seems to see him as this monstrous guy who doesn t have feelings of any kind, which is annoying for the reader as we can clearly see how much he loves Dory and evidently loved her mother I found myself in despair at Dory s refusal to accept that Mircea actually loved her mother, and I really hope that she manages to have a relationship with her father in future books.Louis Cesare ah, I do love him In the previous book he was a bit of a dandy, and in the beginning struggled to get past Dory s dhampir status In this book, he s a lotmanly , and the whole dhampir thing doesn t seem to bother him a bit I had prepared myself for a lot of eye rolling and frustration here, as Louis Cesare seemed so desperate to get his former mistress Christine back from the clutches of his enemy I d expected Dory to be cast aside again like she was at the end of MD, and prepared myself for the whole love triangle crap that is so common atm So I was pleasantly surprised when it didn t really turn out like that at all The Christine issue, when it was resolved, shocked me I d suspected Chance might take that route, but it was still a surprise The romance between Dory Louis Cesare was really sweet they obviously care about each other, and although both have their failings, I really like both of them, together and as separate characters.Random irritations Claire got on my nerves regularly in this book Not quite sure why, but her stubbornness went from endearing to plain annoying The plot it was disjointed and confusing Dory seemed to rush from scene to scene without any flow, and it felt as if the author just picked out at times generic random action scenes from her head in order to flesh out the plot The numerous suspects in the theft of an important fae rune all ran together in my head by the end, none of them were particularly interesting.The usual sidekick this time was a decapitated vamp called Ray, whom Dory took to carrying around in her gym bag Some of their scenes together, particularly the car chase scenes with Ray s headless body at the wheel, were laugh out loud hilarious I never really got into the Cassie Palmer series, but I have to say I love this series as long as Chance doesn t do the whole relationship screw up thing with L C Dory, I have a feeling this could become one of my faves Dorina is doingandmissions for her father, Mircea, senator for the North American vampire council Of course, being a vampire, her father, and extremely ancient he keeps far too many secrets including the true nature of her latest task and the powerful artefact at the heart of it A task that also drags in Louis Cesare, who has his own political machinations caught between two senates And then there s Dorina s best friend Claire bringing a whole lot of lethal fae politics and her Dorina is doingandmissions for her father, Mircea, senator for the North American vampire council Of course, being a vampire, her father, and extremely ancient he keeps far too many secrets including the true nature of her latest task and the powerful artefact at the heart of it A task that also drags in Louis Cesare, who has his own political machinations caught between two senates And then there s Dorina s best friend Claire bringing a whole lot of lethal fae politics and her fae child with her This world has so much happening in it and it all comes into play in this book The mages, the fae and the vampires all play varying role focusing on the vampires but there s a huge fae involvement We have lots of political machinations from the world that has been completely upset by a huge ongoing war I really like that each of the supernatural beings presented has a sense of culture and not just a sense of culture but a sense of multiple cultures and factions rather than them just being homogenous groups I also love the sense that there is a lot going on beyond what Dorina is aware of that great feeling that the world continues without her and doesn t focus on her just because she is the protagonist A lot of worlds seem to disappear when the protagonist is not involved, but not here The war makes for an excellent backdrop for the series because it gives such a perfect motivation for Dorina to be involved The consumption of resources and attention by the war coupled with the disruption by it gives us a perfect reason why Dorina needs to be involved in things she d normally be kept from It also makes for an excellent world building exposition without making Dorina ignorant she s clearly capable and skilled and, excellently, has some tricks that even the ancient master vampires don t have , but the new situation means things need to be explained to her and us Similarly, explaining how the war has changed things also elegantly explains to us how the status quo normally operates It works, it works really well considering just how much there is to grasp My complaint with all of this is that there is just so much going on This rune is so valuable that half of the supernatural world want it which means there are a lot of players, a lot of possibles, a lot of factions that is all kind of overwhelming Some I can see as important foreshadowing for the future and world building like Ming de and the Chinese delegation, but Ganimus felt like a step too far and I m not sure if the mage involvement and their event was particularly necessary either I m not saying any one of these elements was badly done or boring certainly not but there s just so much going on not just in this book, but in this huge, varied and multi layered world there needs to be triage, especially for readers who haven t read other series set in the same world Sometimes I felt like I should have been taking notes or keeping a flowchart or something The first book showed me this world and this book relied on me remembering that well because we dive in this time world I m especially thankful I d read the short story in On the Prowl because that helps fill in some gaps with Claire s backstory which kept me afloat.Read More I really love Dory this world It is one of those books where you become so engrossed in the world that it becomes reality and you hate for it to end I cannot wait for the next installment I have to say that I am so happy I gave Karen Chance a 2nd chance I first read the 1st Cassie book when it was first published and did not care for it Based upon so many raves about the entire series, I decided to give it another chance I am so glad that I did I quickly flew through all of her books an I really love Dory this world It is one of those books where you become so engrossed in the world that it becomes reality and you hate for it to end I cannot wait for the next installment I have to say that I am so happy I gave Karen Chance a 2nd chance I first read the 1st Cassie book when it was first published and did not care for it Based upon so many raves about the entire series, I decided to give it another chance I am so glad that I did I quickly flew through all of her books and anxiously awaited Death s Mistress Go Dory go I am really enjoying seeing Dory evolve, especially her relationship with Mircea I am in Love with him and of course all of the characters bring something to the story Ray, thank you I laughed quite a bit at your antics It is a great world and Karen Chance has created a stellar series both Cassie Dory All I can say is that I wish there were 100 books in the series all already published so that I could sate myself Cassie is great but Dory has become my favorite Excellent Book Not as good as the first book but it is still an entertaining read I like the heroine s badass attitude and the sexual tension between her and the vampire male lead, and the scheme within the faerie courts is nice too. 4.5, really I ve reached a conclusion Karen Chance is incapable of disappointing me.Yeah, yeah, the first Cassie book suffered from some drag But everything I ve read since then has been pure gold, and Death s Mistress is no different.Over 400 pages of mindblowing action, heartfelt emotion, sneaky twists, and lots and lots of snarkthat s my kind of book.There s a little bit of everything here Vamp politics and Fey concerns take center stage That mayhem is enhanced by murder mysteries, t 4.5, really I ve reached a conclusion Karen Chance is incapable of disappointing me.Yeah, yeah, the first Cassie book suffered from some drag But everything I ve read since then has been pure gold, and Death s Mistress is no different.Over 400 pages of mindblowing action, heartfelt emotion, sneaky twists, and lots and lots of snarkthat s my kind of book.There s a little bit of everything here Vamp politics and Fey concerns take center stage That mayhem is enhanced by murder mysteries, thefts, a few car chases and multiple rolling heads Oh, and in the midst of all this chaos, Chance still manages to fit in sensual, sexy fun Louis Cesareroawr.What I love most about Chance s writing though is her masterful characterization These are not just fictional beings Every one is so well written that returning to this world was like catching up with old friends Each character, whether new or familiar, has his own distinct voice, mannerisms, habits, and personality Each one is unique, and every one is entertaining And it doesn t just apply to the central figures Dory has a lot of shady contacts and they re all memorable With lesser characters, Chance accomplishes this by inspiring either laughter or terror in just a few lines With the main characters, Chance weaves adelicate and layered web In Death s Mistress, she further builds their histories and delves deeper into their emotions She does it in such a way that she answers some of our questions, while still leaving us hungry forI even worry about the characters when they re off page, proving the level of attachment she creates Dory, Louis Cesare, Mircea, Radu, Claire, Ray, Marlowesigh I just love them all Hell, I even loved a baby vamp, a bookie, a bartender and two guys called Frick and Frack, and they only had a page or two each At the end of it all, Chance left me softly sighing content with a wonderful story, yet desperately longing for the next Like I said, Karen Chance doesn t disappoint I am really, really enjoying this series I ve been dying to find my next urban fantasy fix after i finished the original 5 of the Fever series, and i ve found it Dorina is so unapologetically badass and i love it As a dhampir half human half vampire she has to put up with a lot of crap but that doesn t mean she doesn t give as good as she gets Her family is lovely, even if she can t see that all the time, and all the side characters are just as intriguing and lovable Even the villains I I am really, really enjoying this series I ve been dying to find my next urban fantasy fix after i finished the original 5 of the Fever series, and i ve found it Dorina is so unapologetically badass and i love it As a dhampir half human half vampire she has to put up with a lot of crap but that doesn t mean she doesn t give as good as she gets Her family is lovely, even if she can t see that all the time, and all the side characters are just as intriguing and lovable Even the villains I am SO intrigued about the ongoing villain in this series, they are so complicated and interesting I m a sucker for a dark one Although, i am actually rooting for the love interest in this, he is swoon worthy, intelligent and funny And the best duelist going Oh and the son of one of my favourite historical monarchs Can t really go wrong there I also really enjoy the historical aspect this series brings Some of the characters come from Romania and the country s culture and history feature in the story I have been eagerly googling Romanian history books so i can learnEspecially as the first book has Dracula Vlad the impaler as a villain I highly recommend this series to anyone who loved the Fever series, Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels and Hidden Legacy series or just loves good urban fantasy Re read on 02 19 2016 I do hope a 4th book will come out Dorina has all the niceties of Chance s writing without the pitfalls