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ISBN:
0441020399
Author:
Suzanne McLeod
Category:
Thrillers & Suspense
Language:
English
Publisher:
Ace; Reissue edition (April 26, 2011)
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Rating:
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Suzanne McLeod - Books - The Sweet Scent of Blood. The Cold Kiss of Death. But all in all, a splendid first novel, and a damned good read. Fast and furious, funny and fae, the first Spellcrackers book is a cracker of a read

Suzanne McLeod - Books - The Sweet Scent of Blood. The Bitter Seed of Magic. Urban Fantasy author of the Spellcrackers. Fast and furious, funny and fae, the first Spellcrackers book is a cracker of a read. SIMON GREEN, New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Histories.

Suzanne McLeod was born in London but spent most of her childhood in the Midlands. She's been a secretary, a cocktail waitress, a dance instructor and a retail properties manager. Eventually, she decided to try to make a living at her long-time passion-fiction writing

Suzanne McLeod was born in London but spent most of her childhood in the Midlands. Eventually, she decided to try to make a living at her long-time passion-fiction writing. She has since settled on the relatively sunny South Coast of England where she lives with her husband and two rescue dogs, all of whom are enthusiastic about her new career. THE SPELLCRACKERS TRILOGY is her début work.

Suzanne McLeod does a better job this time of pulling it all together, though We're led to believe McLeod has forgotten a particular loose end - and there are plenty of writers who really have forgotten something like this - but then we learn in poignant.

Suzanne McLeod does a better job this time of pulling it all together, though. While The Cold Kiss of Death is sometimes confusing while you're in the middle of it, it's all pulled together really well in the end and makes sense when it does come together. There's one thread that looms huge at first and then is given a disappointingly simple resolution, but I wonder if that's a situation whose real import will become clear in a later book. We're led to believe McLeod has forgotten a particular loose end - and there are plenty of writers who really have forgotten something like this - but then we learn in poignant fashion that no, she didn't forget it at all.

The Cold Kiss of Death. View our feature on Suzanne McLeod’s The Cold Kiss of Death. When sidhe-blooded Genny Taylor’s friend is murdered and all evidence points to her, she goes on the run. But she’s being pursued by some of the most powerful supernaturals in town-and one of them is most certainly the killer.

Orion Publishing Group, 15 сент. All Genny wants is to live the quiet life and to do her job at Spellcrackers. The second book has Genny dealing with the fallout of being outed as a fey with an addiction to blood thanks to the virus from the vampires. com, but there's her tangled personal life to sort out first. She's being haunted by ghosts who want her help. Her witch neighbours want her evicted. The second book has Genny dealing with the fallout of being outed as a fey with an addiction to blood thanks to the virus from the vampires Читать весь отзыв.

The Cold Kiss of Death s-2 (Spellcrackers Suzanne McLeod. Year Published: 2009. Year Published: 2011. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

Suzanne McLeod has been a cocktail waitress, dance group promoter and barmaid at Coventry City Football Club (the last despite having no love for the beautiful game; she had to pay the rent somehow). After years in retail management, she started writing

Suzanne McLeod has been a cocktail waitress, dance group promoter and barmaid at Coventry City Football Club (the last despite having no love for the beautiful game; she had to pay the rent somehow). After years in retail management, she started writing. THE SWEET SCENT OF BLOOD, the first of the Spellcrackers. com series, was her first novel. She lives with her husband and rescue dogs in Bournemouth.

View our feature on Suzanne McLeod's The Cold Kiss of Death. In the first book, we learned that she found a way to deal with it by using a spell transforming her in a vampire for 1 night. Every once in a while you read a debut novel, get all excited about it, want to read the sequel, but the sequel doesn't compare with the original. I'm happy to say that this sequel to The Sweet Scent of Blood was just as fun to read as the first book in the Spellcrackers. Suzanne McLeod's characters are an interesting mix of good and evil. Genny uses her vampire body to satisfy her needs from time to time. Sadly what she thought a 'glamour' spell turns out to be much more complicated.

View our feature on Suzanne McLeod's The Cold Kiss of Death

View our feature on Suzanne McLeod's The Cold Kiss of Death. When sidhe-blooded Genny Taylor's friend is murdered and all evidence points to her, she goes on the run. But she's being pursued by some of the most powerful supernaturals in town-and one of them is most certainly the killer.

All Genny wants is to live the quiet life and to do her job at Spellcrackers.com, but there's her tangled personal life to sort out first. She's being haunted by ghosts who want her help. Her witch neighbours want her evicted. Genny's sort-of-Ex - and now her new boss - can't decide whether he wants their relationship to be business or pleasure. And then there's the queue of vampires all wanting her to paint the town red - how long will it be before they stop taking no for an answer? But when one of her human friends is murdered by sidhe magic, Genny is determined to find the killer. She needs help to find the real murderer, and that means calling on some of the most capricious and seductive fae - but her search is hindered by the vampires, who have their own political agenda. All the evidence points to Genny - she's the only sidhe fae in London - and she's named the main suspect; it's not long before she's on the run, not just from the police, but from some of London's most powerful supernaturals.THE COLD KISS OF DEATH is the second book in the Spellcrackers series.
  • MOQ
The series keeps getting better and the characters develop as well as the series progresses. The book answers some of the questions raised in the earlier books. The book is a really good read as the author has managed to develop the other characters such that the reader will also root for them and not focus solely on the heroine. This gives the book flavor and depth. I recommend this series and eagerly await for other books from this series.
  • Jake
I really wanted to love this book. I LOVED the first one. For some reason, I was confused a lot throughout this book. I didn't think the time spent between the first and second book was that long, but there were a lot of references that didn't make sense or I couldn't recall. Not enough interplay between my favorite characters. Strange way of tying it all up at the end, like it was rushed. I might start over and read both books back to back and give it another chance.
  • Gom
Suzanne McLeod does a great job weaving and winding her story in and around the real and unbelievable. Her use of fae lore in suspense adds to the mystery and makes you want to keep reading, even when the story has ended. Her character, Genny is a hero that, in our secret lives, we want to emulate.
  • Tuliancel
I hope that Suzanne McLeod picks up an audience here in the US because she is a deserving talent. The writing is lyrical and well done. I love all the mystical characters from Fae to Brownies to Vampires. I highly recommend that you read the first book in the series prior to this. There were some twists that remain somewhat unresolved so perhaps there will be a third in the series.
  • Goltizuru
Rather drastic solution to species propagation. This book threw so much at the reader I was glad to see the end.
  • Larosa
Great fantasy book well written good characters
  • IWantYou
This is the second book in the series and I'm still feeling confused. The author has a very hodge podge way of delivering information at times and I find myself having to re-read parts and still coming away confused. For example, a certain aspect of Malik's lineage is presented as a known fact in this book even though I don't recall anyone figuring it out in the first book. I even had to double check that I didn't miss a book in between the first one and this one. And don't even get me started on the explanation for fae genetics.

That said, it is an interesting world and the author doesn't shy away from making her fae as Other as possible. There are fae with hooves, gills, seaweed hair, skin the shade of primary colors, lipless mouths, and males with...er...double the manhood. It's a colorful world to be sure but the secondary characters can use some work because so far they still feel mostly one dimensional. The only two characters that seem to be receiving the back story treatment are Genevieve, our heroine, and Malik, the vampire with his own mysterious agenda. I suppose this tactic is working because so far Genevieve and Malik are the only two characters that I really care about and I find myself mainly reading just to get to the parts where they are sharing the page.

The actual plot involved missing ghosts and Genevieve being accused for a murder she didn't commit. For me the plot seemed to meander and I don't think that Genevieve actually solved the case as much as it was a matter of the answers getting shoved into her face. But despite the continuing uneveness of this series I still plan to read more.
(3.5 stars) Sidhe fae Genevieve Taylor is in trouble again. Hannah Ashby, whom Genny met in the last book, has shown up again -- this time wielding powerful magic and demanding the priceless Fabergé egg Genny received from the Earl. Genny's also being haunted by the ghost of a young girl. Worst of all, she finds a friend murdered and is framed for the crime. Now she needs the help of the manipulative vampire Malik al-Khan, which never comes for free.

Much like the first Spellcrackers book, The Sweet Scent of Blood, the plot of _The Cold Kiss of Death_ is intensely convoluted. Plot points that seem at first to be central turn out to be peripheral and vice versa, as Genny discovers a complex web of schemes underlying what she thought was going on. Events that seem unconnected -- aren't. People turn out to be double-crossing each other. People turn out to be secretly related.

Suzanne McLeod does a better job this time of pulling it all together, though. While _The Cold Kiss of Death_ is sometimes confusing while you're in the middle of it, it's all pulled together really well in the end and makes sense when it does come together. There's one thread that looms huge at first and then is given a disappointingly simple resolution, but I wonder if that's a situation whose real import will become clear in a later book.

In addition, we get answers to many of the questions raised in the first book. We learn more about Genny's past, about Malik, about Rosa, about the other fae in London. Genny learns a new, powerful use for her spellcracking ability.

The writing itself is particularly good for this subgenre, and then the epilogue packs a terrible punch. We're led to believe McLeod has forgotten a particular loose end -- and there are plenty of writers who really have forgotten something like this -- but then we learn in poignant fashion that no, she didn't forget it at all.

_The Sweet Scent of Blood_ was somewhat frustrating to me, but _The Cold Kiss of Death_ has sold me on Spellcrackers; I'll eagerly read the next book and see what new revelations McLeod has in store for Genny.