Murder of Crows

Murder of Crows They say you can never go home again If only that were true Game store owner and nerd sorceress extraordinaire Jade Crow knows death stalks her in the form of her murderous ex lover Samir a sorcerer

  • Title: Murder of Crows
  • Author: Annie Bellet
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • They say you can never go home again If only that were true Game store owner and nerd sorceress extraordinaire Jade Crow knows death stalks her in the form of her murderous ex lover, Samir, a sorcerer who wants to eat her heart and take her power With the help of her friends, and sexy tiger shifter Alek, Jade trains for the inevitable confrontation Until her estrangedThey say you can never go home again If only that were true Game store owner and nerd sorceress extraordinaire Jade Crow knows death stalks her in the form of her murderous ex lover, Samir, a sorcerer who wants to eat her heart and take her power With the help of her friends, and sexy tiger shifter Alek, Jade trains for the inevitable confrontation Until her estranged father shows up begging for help Someone or something is murdering the crow shifters of Three Feathers ranch and her father believes sorcery is the only way to stop the killings Faced with an unknown foe, a family that exiled her decades before, a deepening relationship with Alek, and Samir s ever present threat, Jade will need all the power she s gained and then some to stop the Murder of Crows Murder of Crows is the second book in The Twenty Sided Sorceress urban fantasy series.

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    1. Do you realize how lucky you people are? You don't? Such a shame. You should be rejoicing right now. And considering yourselves really really REALLY lucky ← this is your cue to ask me why you are such a lucky bunch. "Why are we so lucky," you ask? ← I love it when you humor me. Why? Because I just finished reading all the awesome books in this awesome series. "And your point is," you ask? My point is that I'm way behind in my reviews. And that I won't have time to write full-lengths reviews [...]

    2. *** 3.85 ***"“They say you can never go home again, but I think that’s more for poetic value. That or it should be changed to “you really shouldn’t go home again” which applied a lot harder in my case.”"This was so much better!!! I enjoyed the story of the Sorceress and Native-American protagonist, Jade Crow , going back to her tribe, or the "cult" as she calls it, after finding out the People are being killed by magical means in terrible ways and her father begged her for help. Her [...]

    3. The book was entertaining,so many shifters, it's like watching an episode of Grim.I like the way the author writes,she keeps it just light enough. We start with Jade practicing the use of her magic,because it doesn't hurt to be stronger and she has a crazy ex-boyfriend (who is also a sorcerer) after her. Then at some point her dad shows up requesting help.This is where the meat of the story is.We learn more about Jade and her past,it's mostly native american.And then there's the fight with the s [...]

    4. When her father shows up on her doorstep, Jade's first thought is to slam the door in his face. Then she learns that 11 people have been murdered at the cult compound that was her home. She returns to hunt down the killer and end the curse. Murder of Crows isn't all that original but even if it doesn't deliver any surprises it's entertaining enough.

    5. This is the second in Bellet's "Twenty Sided Sorceress" series. As I said in the review for the first book, "Justice Calling", this series has a more straight forward process than the usual UF.It's not that it's simplistic, though. There are elements being layered in over the course of the books that are interesting and memorable as they're introduced this way. I don't feel like I have to remember a million things from an infodump, so I'm enjoying getting to know this world.The books are not lon [...]

    6. Having enjoyed the first book, I was looking forward to the next in the series. It had a beautiful cover which is always a bonus. But sadly everything that made the first book so good was lacking in this sequel.Jade's estranged father comes to her for help, asking her to come back to the tribe to solve the murdered and find those who are missing. Despite serious misgivings, Jade agrees as a Justice investigating in the area has also vanished. However the tribe are not welcoming and family secret [...]

    7. I had a really good time reading part one, but part two has let me down. I was totally digging Jade in the previous book and it looks like she's headed downhill development-wise.Jade keeps running off to face The Big Bad by herself. She knows she shouldn't be going alone, she knows she should not try to keep her uber experienced friends away from the fight. She knows she's not strong enough to do this alone. Does she do it anyway? YES. Which makes her TSTL. Honestly, she is constantly talking ab [...]

    8. So this series came as quite a surprise! I absolutely love the geeky characters, they're amazing. I read the first book in this series and was really impressed with the author. So of course I read the second one immediately after I finished the first one, and of course it was even better. My only concern was the shortness of the novel, because you want more in-depth feelings and thoughts from some of the characters sometimes. But I can still appreciate that the story isn't dragged out as some ot [...]

    9. I almost didn't read this book. After being unimpressed by the first book, I wouldn't have if the opening trilogy hadn't been free on Kindle for a few days. I liked the writing in the first book (even if the plot/characterization had issues), and they were short reads, so I said what the hell and grabbed the trilogy. Glad I did. The second book is WAAAAY better. It felt considerably less rushed, the characters had more depth, and I found the antagonist to be more complex. Jade also grew on me, a [...]

    10. A couple of months after the events of book one. Jade and Alek are together. He and her other friends are training her for the inevitable showdown with her sorcerer ex Samir. She kind of levelled up after eating the power of another sorcerer.This time it’s her family at stake. Not that they consider her family. The fact that her father has even come to her to ask for her help is a miracle. The Crow Cult she was booted out of, for not being a crow shifter, is being hunted. A dozen dead, childre [...]

    11. This is book two of the urban fantasy series I was excited to start. Am I still excited? Maybe, though this story wasn’t as good as the first.Jade is stretching and practicing her sorceress magic, ready for when her evil ex-boyfriend comes. We’re three months on from book one when her cover was blown, and her friends now know she’s more than the hedge witch she was pretending to be. They stick by her, and she’s decided to stay in town at her store, Pwned Comics and Games, instead of runn [...]

    12. Jade, our favourite Dungeons & Dragons playing sorceress is just recovering from the ordeal of the crazy man from the last book and enjoying her new relationship with Alek, the tiger shifter Justice member, when her estranged father appears on her doorstep asking for her help. Her first instinct is to slam the door in his face. After all he did turf her out of the crow shifters community they lived in when she was only 14 and sent her to live with an abusive family instead. She has had no co [...]

    13. I barely made it past chapter four before I put it down with the intention of deleting it, then picked it up again during a wait. And my only response is ugh. I found the same plot issues and lack of attention to character from the first book. If anything, it's gotten worse. The friendships are verbally highlighted again and again, and you just don't feel it. You have no idea where the heroine is in her romance and end the book with another why is this so short?I have the answer my friend. Becau [...]

    14. In the three months since Jade used a great deal of power in order to save her friends, she’s known her ex, Samir, would be coming for her. So Alek and her friends have been working with her to both flex her power muscle as well as to find create ways to work it. Her father, who drove her away from the tribe over 30 years ago, telling her she was dead to them because at fourteen she’d proven not to be a crow shifter, shows up on her doorstep begging for her help. The very people that exiled [...]

    15. Jade's training is ramping up, her romantic life is moving forward andwell, that's when the unexpected always happens, doesn't it? Things like her estranged father popping up and pulling her back into the life she'd been banished from.Jade, being a person with a modicum of empathy, agrees to help. That's pretty much where everything falls apart. Because Jade's in a rough place already when she shows up at the old homestead and she doesn't make the best choices from there.Which isn't to say she d [...]

    16. Oh man! This was so good! The world is expanding and it is awesome! I love how diverse this story is in terms of race and sexuality but also in the diverse mix of shifters and other magical entities. There's even a leprechaun! My only wish is that these books were longer and more lead up to the action. Each book kind of feels like a monster of the week episode which isn't a bad thing. They are still amazing urban fantasy stories! I can't wait to read the next book!

    17. Well I am certainly burning through these! Partially because they're a bit on the short side. I love Jade, but I wish there was less off screen happenings and more on screen. Like with Jade and Alek's relationship, I would have been okay with a slower build throughout the plot but. The series is still really good and I'm enjoying it

    18. These novellas are like popcorn. And popcorn are my favourite snack. I think this one was equally well written as the last. Not as many popculture references as in the first but that was fine. Solid story. The only thing that bugs me a bit is that Jade is so harsh when she talks. but that may be a cultural thing.

    19. oh yes, this book was better than the first one and I like how things are working out. the plot was really good, although it took our main characters away from their usual playgroundvertheless, we got some character development with Jade here and I really like that

    20. This wasn't as good as the first book, but I did like it. It took me quite some time to remember who everyone was.

    21. Rating : 3.75 starsThe sups and their imaginationBadass sorceress, part time hearts eaters & lover of a very-yummy-tiger, Jade Crow could almost enjoy her life. Key word : Almost.Her psycho ex still wants to kill her and is sending her postcards & out of the blue her dad that kicked her out when she was a teen comes out of the blue to ask for her help.And guess what, he's not her real dad & she doesn't really want to help.✓ Jade Crow was raised by Pearl and Jasper Crow in a crow sh [...]

    22. I have a feeling that this should have been somehow combined with the first book of the series to make a proper novel length story. I'd thought the 1st novella served as a nice quick introduction to the series and expected this one to be much longer then it was. Still a decent story and at least Jade's story is unfolding but almost all of the characters from the 1st novella are ignored, and while geek references are still used somewhat throughout the story not a whole lot distinguishes this from [...]

    23. I found this book more problematic than the first book, since Jade goes back to her Crow family of origin to stop some murders and solve some mystery. it turns out that her Crow family is really a community of crow shape shifters, brought together by a charismatic dictator, who is her grandfather and actually Native Crow. Not everyone in the cult is, however; they are from a variety of tribal affiliations and non-Native cultures as well. This is not a good turn for the series to make. It sets up [...]

    24. Action packed short readI love Jade's attitude. The quirky gamer and movie references keep the book light. Jade is stumbling through her skills but she's still wise. I would recommend this series and I'm reading the next one

    25. I am truly enjoying this series as a long time gamer I find so much of the gaming sections so familiar I have told the wizard that people who threw fireballs in closed spaces did not deserve healing potions. And for that matter been the wizard told that as well. I read this at break neck speed

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