Review: A Caress of Twilight by Laurell K. Hamilton

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Series: Merry Gentry 2
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: March 2005
Pages: 348
Reviewer: Amber R.
Rating: Photobucket
After eluding relentless assassination attempts by Prince Cel, her cousin and rival for the Faerie crown, Meredith Gentry, Los Angeles private eye, has a whole new set of problems. To become queen, she must bear a child before Cel can father one of his own. But havoc lies on the horizon: people are dying in mysterious, frightening ways, and suddenly the very existence of the place known as Faerie is at grave risk. So now, while she enjoys the greatest pleasures of her life attempting to conceive a baby with the warriors of her royal guard, she must fend off an ancient evil that could destroy the very fabric of reality. And that’s just her day job.



I have been forewarned about this series being all about sex and I have to say I'm kinda disappointed so far. There has definitely been some sex but I think there were like 3 legitimate sex scenes in this book and that was it. Yes apparently we're getting right into the heart of it. Diving right in. We get some Doyle action, finally! Honestly though, it was a little more violent and intense than I thought it was going to be. I mean, I guess it would be since he hasn't done the deed in literally forever. Merry also has the sex with Kitto. Which I thought was strange because he's described throughout the entire book as child like. Almost every reference compares him to a child or a pet, so her having sex with him was strange. Merry also has sex with Galen, which I was like, YAY. And then I was disappointed because there was the huge build up of years of them being attracted to each other and then him not having a penis and then finally them having sex and it was kind of boring. Anyhow, that is the sex review part of this book.

The rest of the book was a lot of talk about babies, crazy kings, getting Galen's penis back, Merry being in love with Frost, Frost being jealous of the other guards, and Merry getting pregnant so she can be the queen of the Unseelie court. I mean there was other things that happened too. The king of the Unseelie court is being super sneaky. It isn't horrible unusual for this to happen but it seems like even more things are going down. So they're also working on that. But really it's about getting Merry knocked up and getting Galen a penis.

I think these books are fun albeit, a little strange. I'm definitely going to continue on in this series. I know a lot of you have already read this series a while ago but it's new to me. I really liked the first book and I liked this one also but just not as much as the first. I think a lot in this book was pretty repetitive.




8 comments:

  1. The sex in this series is nothing compared to the Anita Blake books. And it gets wilder. Once she starts sleeping with everyone. :-)

    Look forward to more of your thoughts. I actually enjoy this series.

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    1. So much sex! Haha. I can't wait to read more, it's very interesting even if it's not always my cup of tea. I debated back and forth between giving it 3 or 4 stars but in the end 3 was where it had to be. The first book I gave a 4 too though because I really liked it. So we'll see what happens in the third book.

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  2. I absolutely love this series. Kitto is not a child at all, he is hundreds if not thousands of year old and a snake goblin. He is content to sit at Merry's feet like a pet, but he has the size of a child (only 4 ft or something like that). I do enjoy all the different kind of Fae in this series. The goblins, the brownies, the Red Hats.
    Do you mean the evil Unseelie Queen, her aunt, or Taranis, the mad Seelie King? Merry truly is caught between a rock and a hard place, and wait till you meet her mother!

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    1. I know that Kitto isn't a child. But throughout the entire book he is described as child or pet like. He doesn't really have any other place in the book other than to sit at her feet and she constantly describes him as being a child. So when you get that beat into your skull for 200 pages and then they bone, it's pretty weird. I do like seeing all the different kinds of Faeries though.

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  3. I listened to books 1-3 on audio from the library a couple of years ago and I can't bring myself to read anymore.

    It just seems like LKH took Anita and her men, changed the names and like a "new" series.

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    1. I've never read the Anita series so I'm glad I don't have that comparison but I've heard that a lot!

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  4. This is my first time hearing of the series. I haven't read many PNR's with fae so maybe I'll check it out.

    Thanks!

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    1. Have you read the Dark Swan series by Richelle Mead.

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