I finished reading Poison Kissed a few days ago. I’ve kind of sat on blogging about it, because I was already suffering withdrawal symptoms before I turned the last page. Shadowfae hooked me. Shadowglass, I really enjoyed. But Poison Kissed is my hands down favorite.
I did wonder how well I would like a snake hero. I’ve seen them around, but never read one. Well, let me tell you—Joey is a sweetheart. He melted my butter faster than any other character in the series. Oh, sure. He has that tough as nails exterior, but you see his soft underbelly whenever he’s around Mina. His uncertainty where she’s concerned is precious, and his shame makes you ache for him. It doesn’t hurt that his partial shifts were strangely erotic.
More than any of the other books in this series, PK floats a lot of sexual tension. It got to a point where I was so full of “Jump him! Now!” I was willing to change my name to Mina if it got us there faster. (I might still be willing to wear a blue wig and pretend. Just sayin’) 😉
If I had one nitpick about this book, it would be the focus shifted from Joey/Mina more often than I would have liked. I’d have to say, that’s probably due to the fact Joey had me wrapped around his little flipper. I missed him when he wasn’t around. He was an unexpected sweet spot in an otherwise dark and deliciously twisted novel. I could not get enough of him.
I should also mention we’re introduced to another character in PK that really tickled me. His name is Diamond, and he’s a glassfairy. If you’ve ever hung around with me in chat, you probably have a good idea of how Diamond talks. He’s probably the only guy I know who makes up more words on the fly than I do. Good, good stuff. He’s also the hero of the next novel, Blood Cursed, which has me rubbing my greedy little hands together in anticipation.
Sadly, now I’ve polished off the series up to this point, and I’m in detox. Seriously.
Ending Poison Kissed and picking up the next book in my TBR pile was like stepping from a Technicolor film into static black and white. Nothing measures up. Nothing has the kind of sensory overload this series has made me crave. That, my friends, is what makes this series magical. It’s a different animal than anything else out there. And I can’t wait for August. 😀
Mina is a banshee whose greatest power lies in her siren song. She’s beholden to her boss Joey, a snake-shifter who once saved her life and now employs her as a gang enforcer. She refuses to upset the fragile balance between them by admitting that she longs for him, that his embrace is the only thing she craves more than revenge for her mother’s death…
When Mina learns that Joey may have been involved in her mother’s murder, fury threatens to spill out of her, note by vicious note. She and Joey have always trusted each other to stay alive, but now she’s not sure what to believe. The evidence stacked against him — or the one man who haunts her dreams and burns in her blood…