Curse the Dark by Laura Anne Gilman

28 Nov

Favorite Line: “Thin white welts covered his body from knee to chest, and down his arms.” (p. 152)

Wren and Sergei are back! Wren is being sent to Italy on a mission; a mission with incomplete information. She has no idea what she is getting involved with and even if she did, it wouldn’t matter. She has a contract with Silence and she means to keep it. While she’s at it, she plans to change her relationship with Sergei.

I waited all the way through book one to see a romantic relationship evolve between Sergei and Wren. The most I got was a kiss the two shared. This book takes a bigger step and throws the two friends together in a sexual relationship. It was inevitable and predictable and I wanted it to happen in a bad way.

The relationships surrounding the partners are still volatile, but that’s nothing new. A war is brewing and Wren will be right in the middle. We get to meet new friends and old enemies. My biggest peev with the book is the obvious set up for book three.

Many different ideas are broached, then the reader is ripped away and thrown back into the main story line. As usual I understand the purpose of this technique, but it is irritating all the same.This book moved at a quicker pace than book one, too. All in all it was an interesting story.

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5 Responses to “Curse the Dark by Laura Anne Gilman”

  1. Kimberly Swan November 28, 2007 at 12:47 pm #

    I’ve really enjoyed this series because the characters are so different than any others I’ve read. Will you go on to the next installment?

  2. LesleyW November 28, 2007 at 1:51 pm #

    I read the first book in this series, but didn’t enjoy it enough to justify getting the rest of the books. For me it worked when Wren and Sergei were together, but Wren on her own I didn’t find as interesting.

  3. scooper November 28, 2007 at 7:35 pm #

    Kimberly- I don’t know if I’m going to buy the others. Like Lesley, I enjoyed the Wren and Sergei scenes, while the rest of the book was borderline boring.

    Lesley- I had to know what happened with Wren and Sergei’s relationship. That is why I bought the second book. I especially have a hard time justifying trade book prices for a series that I’m not sold on.

  4. Amie Stuart November 28, 2007 at 9:11 pm #

    Totally OT: I can’t believe I’m saying this but Heroes was a tad bit….boring hte other night!

    :O

  5. scooper November 29, 2007 at 7:40 pm #

    Amie- Where have you been girl! It didn’t get me going the way the others have. I’m hoping that next week will. I so wanted to smack the Hispanic girl for falling for Sylar. Dumb ass.

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