Monday, May 12, 2014

The Kraken King Part II: The Kraken King and the Abominable Worm by Meljean Brook [Review]
The Kraken King Part II: The Kraken King and the Abominable Worm (Iron Seas #4.2) by Meljean Brook
Format: ebook
Source: provided by Penguin through NetGalley
Date read: April 9, 2014

Iron Seas
1. The Iron Duke
2. Heart of Steel
3. Riveted
4.1. The Kraken King and the Scribbling Spinster
4.2. The Kraken King and the Abominable Worm - Kindle
4.3. The Kraken King and the Fox's Den
4.4. The Kraken King and the Inevitable Abduction
4.5. The Kraken King and the Iron Heart
4.6. The Kraken King and the Crumbling Walls
4.7. The Kraken King and the Empress's Eyes
4.8. The Kraken King and the Greatest Adventure

Meljean Brook
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
As they continue their expedition across Australia, Ariq is determined to stay close to Zenobia and figure out what kind of game she’s playing—even as his admiration for the enigmatic woman starts to override his suspicion.

For Zenobia, revealing her identity to a man who once made his living outside of the law is out of the question—even though Ariq’s dashing looks and blunt manner are distractingly appealing.

But before anyone’s secrets or desires can be exposed, an unexpected attack threatens to destroy them all…
Thoughts on The Kraken King and The Abominable Worm: Good gravy, this story is enticing. So much so that I'm saddened when the installment ends and I have to wait for the next part. But, BUT... it's so much fun while it lasts. SO.MUCH. *makes grabby hands all over the other installments*

I honestly adore the Ariq/Zenobia interactions. Zenobia has a smart mouth and a quick mind and the two of them score some zingers off one another. Throw in all the secrets Zenobia's trying to keep and how the very act of her trying to stay off Ariq's radar clues him in that something's up and we get some very fun times as they're forced into close-ish quarters.

While I'm not adverse to serialized novels, I think this is one I would have LOVED to read in one sitting. Just dive on in and get my read on. I'm not much on delayed gratification (can you tell?) and having to wait to see what's going to happen next is killing me.

No worries, though. I'll hold on until the next installment makes its way into my hot little hands. I hope.

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