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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Book Review (ARC): Tempt the Stars (Cassandra Palmer #6) by Karen Chance (spoiler free)

Tempt the Stars (Cassandra Palmer #6)
by Karen Chance 
Being a goddess is a lot less fun than you might think. Especially when you’re only a half goddess, and you only found out about it recently, and you still don’t know what you’re doing half the time. And when you've just used your not-so-reliable powers to burglarize the booby-trapped office of a vampire mob boss.

Yeah, that part sucks.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg for Cassandra Palmer, aka the Pythia, the freshly minted chief seer of the supernatural world. After all, Cassie still has to save a friend from a fate worse than death, deal with an increasingly possessive master vampire, and prevent a party of her own acolytes from unleashing a storm of fury upon the world. Totally just your average day at the office, right?

When I started this book I was a little worried it wouldn't measure up to Hunt the Moon, which was a giggling thrill ride from page one to page… last. Tempt the Stars doesn't move at a break neck pace until the end, and there isn't as much humor, but it makes up for it in feels. OMG, the feels, people. When I put this book down I was an emotional mess; twitching on the floor foaming at the mouth mess. My heart was on the floor squished under the heel of Ms. Chance. Yes, she made me cry. I can’t give anything away, but the next book has the potential to be one of the funniest as well as emotionally draining.

The Mircea fans are going to be a little disappointed. He only appears on a handful of pages. Pritkin fans are going to be strung out by the end. This book takes Cassie into the demon realm and we learn more about their culture and history, also Pritkin’s father Rosier. Things aren't what they seem and Cassie is finding out just how many people have been keeping things from her. She also has to deal with feelings she has been ignoring her whole life. In spite of all that she is becoming stronger and ready for the coming war, but first she needs to go back in time for one little errand with the most unlikely of partners. Casanova gives a lot of comic relief since he is made an unwilling participant in Cassie’s adventure into hell along with Caleb, a war mage, and Pritkin’s friend.

I am expecting a lot of feels in the next book. There is a reason Mircea isn't around in this book. We aren't told exactly why and I am afraid of what the fall out will be, knowing his personality. I don’t envy Cassie at all! This could go so many ways! I am in denial about having to wait another year to find out what happens *twitch, twitch*.

This is book #6, and the series still manages to surprise me, and each book is better than the last. Now I am going to go into my corner and whimper softly and hope Chance decides to throw the fans a bone while I wait for the next book.

5 “Pythia Power” Sheep

Sharon Stogner

About the Author:
Karen Chance is the author of two New York Times bestselling series, plus a number of novellas and short stories, all set in the Cassandra Palmer universe. A full-time writer since 2008, she was previously a university history teacher, which comes in handy when writing the time-travel aspect of Cassie’s crazy adventures. She loves Las Vegas, the main setting for her novels, but currently lives in Florida near her family home.


  1. Ohmahgosh, can´t wait for the release *grabby hands*

  2. I got the book yesterday, can't wait to read it! I love this series.
    p.s. strangely enough, there is no way to comment on your review of the previous book ...

    1. I don't know how comments got turned off... it is back on! Looking forward to what you think of Tempt the Stars

  3. Oh, I really, really need to read this I have been a fan since book 1. I even like the other books and novellas in the this universe. What I wouldn't give for the three women to meet up and talk. Just imagining it blows my mind!