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Another great instalment

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-09-2020

I keep thinking these Dark Planet books will have to become boring and repetitive, but I’m happy to be proven wrong. Each one is unique and filled with action and romance. Love it!

Mixed feelings

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-2020

This review is for the first five fever books. I listened to the first, loved it, then discovered the next ones weren’t available in audio in Australia! Read book two, loved it. Started to get restless with books three and four. KMM writes a lot of “introspection” with her main character Mac. This can be a bit boring and I tend to skip over it. But she also does great character development and thought-provoking introspection at the same time!
Book five finally became avail in audio and I LOVED it. Good balance of characters, action, story, and finally resolution of the romance!
I can understand why so many people love these books, but I can also understand those who struggle to get into them. They are not fast paced. They are seriously well written, in the way great literary books are written, with beautiful wording. The mc is fluffy and good, but also very smart and adaptable. Male mc is a bit of an a hole but many layered. Anyway, that’s my review. Loved them mostly but they are definitely not for everyone.

Loved

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-05-2020

Although I’m a massive fan of Laura I’ve avoided this series because the first book is listed as YA age 11-13! INCORRECTLY listed. Although the protagonist is starting college this is not a whiney teenager read, and it gets into mature territory in later reads. I just loved this book and the whole series. Funny, sexy, a bit dark.

Sweet romance, great story

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-2020

These books have enough romance and action plus a good amount of steam! Wonderfully written, I think this is my favourite as it develops the relationship more from the first book.

Spectacular

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-2020

I don’t often give books five stars but I just loved these. Strong characters with ongoing struggles and growth. Edge of seat action and intrigue. The right balance of relationship and romance scattered throughout.
Excellent performances by the narrators!

Funny, heartbreaking

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-02-2020

I almost like these books more than the Cat and Bones books. Jeaniene Frost manages to find the right balance of humour, romance, and adventure. Along with great character development to keep you intellectually engrossed as well. Tavia is brilliant as always.

Stunning

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-01-2020

This series is simply beautiful, with character development second to none, dipping in and out of romance, personal growth, and epic battles. The narrator of the first three books is AMAZING. I agree she narrates in a slightly monotone over prose, but interspersed with her astonishing character voices it balances perfectly. The range of voices she produces is stunning, particularly the male voices, easily recognisable from each other. She perfectly resonates Aldrick’s dark torment, and Vhalla’s growing confidence. Although the second narrator is not BAD, the loss of personality, particularly of Aldrick, was too much for me, and I downloaded the final two books to read. There are also some audio issues at times, with the audio dropping in and out.

Great book ruined by narrator

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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-2020

Laura Thalassa is one of my favourite authors. I wouldn’t normally bag a narrator but this is TERRIBLE. A drawn out downward breath at the end of each sentence. I tried to persist but gave up listening and downloaded the kindle version. I’ve now read the series and loved it. It’s a lot darker than my favourite Bargainer series, not as humorous. But still wonderful.

Loved this series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-2020

The first book started off feeling a bit disjointed but wow does it pick up and suck you in. Funny, sexy, brutal, great characters and relationships.

Wonderful

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-2019

The book started out a bit rushed and almost forced, but I recommend anyone to stick to it. Very enjoyable, the story and characters are starting to grow, I’m reading the second book now and it’s very good!