Friday, January 6, 2012

Review: Under Her Skin Anthology

Synopsis (Goodreads):
“Pack” brings you a tale of a lost hiker and her encounter with some very frightening–and sexy–wolves. A female werewolf helps a sheriff track down a killer “In Sheep’s Clothing.” A woman must repay her family’s debt to a shapeshifting magician in “Grace of Small Magics.”
My Thoughts: My standard disclaimer here is that anthologies are always hit or miss with me. However, I couldn't resist short stories by three authors that I enjoy. So, here I am again. Giving the anthology thing a try.

Pack by Jeaniene Frost - I liked this one. I'm kinda a sucker for those cabin in the woods stories and while this one wasn't strictly my usual kink (I tend to like them snowed in and cut off from the world) I liked the interactions between Marlee and Daniel. Plus, I'm a goner when the guy gets all growly over his destined mate.

In Sheep's Clothing by Meljean Brook - I really enjoyed this one.  I liked that we had a female werewolf and a human male. It's a nice change. Not that I'm complaining when it goes the other way, mind you, I just liked that we got something a little different with this story. My one complaint was Nathan's willingness to join Emma as a wolf at the end. For just finding out she was a werewolf - heck, for just finding out that werewolves exist - he was mighty quick on the "make me like you" trigger.

Grace of Small Magics by Ilona Andrews - I'm going back and forth on this story. I liked it overall but I felt like there was so much going on and so much worldbuilding that it would have benefited from a longer format.  I liked both Nassar and Grace as characters and I honestly wanted to see more of their world. I just feel... unfinished. Where's the next part? What's going to happen? TELL ME!

Final Thoughts: Those who like their shifters getting all possessive *cough*like me*cough* will enjoy these stories.

More books by Jeaniene Frost
More books by Meljean Brook
More books by Ilona Andrews

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  1. Wait, what? You like when your shifters get possessive? No. How shocking. (which I originally wrote socking)

  2. Sometimes, when they shift, we use rolled up socks as toys. O.O They like to bat them around.

  3. This has stories by two of my favorite authors. I will have to look it up.