Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Review - Up in Smoke by Katie MacAlister

Up in Smoke
Silver Dragons, Book 2
Katie MacAlister
October 7, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-451-22583-3

Book Blurb:
Though May Northcott's heart belongs to Gabriel Tauhou, leader of the silver dragons, being stuck in Abaddon has significantly cooled down her love life--especially since a demon lord is trying to woo her. So far, May has resisted his efforts, but it's getting increasingly harder to thwart disaster.

So May is shocked when Gabriel encourages her to give in to the demon prince. But her fire-breathing boyfriend has an ulterior motive. Since May was created in the mortal world, her surrender would give her master access to that world, where he would lose most of his powers.

It looks as though May will have to barter to gain her freedom and fulfill her destiny by Gabriel's side. But will a deal with the devil make life heaven or hell?

My thoughts:
Forced to remain by the demon lord Magoth’s side in Abbadon, May Northcott searches for a way of escape. She’s a wyvern’s mate and longs to be back in Gabriel’s arms. When they devise a plan to get her out it gives Magoth the opportunity to roam the human world as well, something he’s more than happy to agree to.

All is not calm in the dragon world and May is there in the midst of things as the struggle for power continues. She’s also taken on her sister’s troubles, once again attempting to put her foolish twin’s life back in order. While the troubles around her mount, May still has a very important problem of her own. Until she’s free of Magoth, she’ll never be free of Abbadon.

This is the second installment of the Silver Dragons series. May has more purpose than ever by Gabriel’s side and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to keep her by his side. Ms. MacAlister works her humor filled magic to entertain readers with the action and scorching romance that keeps them glued to the pages. Up in Smoke is a fast-paced addition to this paranormal world and I’ll be looking forward to the next visit with these sexy dragons and their passionate mates.

To learn more about the Silver Dragons, please visit Ms. MacAlister’s website: Here

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


SciFiGuy said...

Always look forward to a new book from MacAlister. Playing with Fire was great.

Kimberly Swan said...

There's always a lot going on in her dragon books, and if you're not wondering what's coming next then she has you laughing. :)

jessewave said...


This looks like a really fun book even with the dark undercurrents. I really loved your review and because I trust your judgment I think I'm off to buy this book.

Kimberly Swan said...

The dragons love treasure and power, so there is always some sinister plan going on by someone, but there's always humor as well. Hope you enjoy it! :)

Wendy said...

I'm a big MacAlister fan so I've got to read this one, too. :)

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Wendy - Hope you enjoy it! :)

Unknown said...

I was liked Playing with Fire more than I expected to. I am sure this series will only get better and I am looking forward to seeing this one arriving on my doorstep!

Kimberly Swan said...

Hope it arrives for you soon and that you enjoy this as well as the last. :)