Review: Tempt the Stars by Karen Chance

Title: Tempt the Stars {Cassandra Palmer #6}

Author: Karen Chance

Published: Penguin AU September 2013

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Status: Read from September 26 to 27, 2013 — I own a copy

My Thoughts:

I’ve had a a bit of a mixed relationship with the Cassandra Palmer series. I enjoy the way Karen Chance writes, her sense of humor and the crazed pace of these books but Cassandra often gets on my nerves. It helps to remember that despite this being the sixth book, it has only been a few weeks in Cassandra’s timeline since her life imploded and she became the world’s chief seer without the years of preparation and training usually afforded to those who are named Pythia.

Tempt the Stars picks up shortly after the events of Hunt The Moon which ended with an epic battle and the loss of Pritkin, who sacrificed himself to save Cassandra, thus being dragged back to hell to serve his father. Cassandra isn’t willing to abandon Pritkin though and despite the risks of manipulating time is determined to find a way to rescue the half demon, even if it means descending into hell itself.

The pace of Tempt the Stars is as frenzied as ever, over a period of just two days (I think – it gets a little confusing with the addition of several shifts back and forth along the timeline) – Cassie breaks into Tony’s house, confronts her parents and crazed ghosts, sneaks into hell, faces down the Demon council and its guards, and rescues dozens of young initiates after a bomb destroys her court, and that’s not even the half of it. It’s a breathless action packed thrill ride but not entirely without moments of reflection as Cassandra is forced to contemplate the loss of Pritkin, her relationship with Mircea and exactly how much she doesn’t know – about everything.

And OMG the single sex scene – so hot!

Fast paced and action packed this is an entertaining installment and despite its length, a quick read. Tempt the Stars ends on the inevitable cliff hanger and the fact that it will likely be another year before we find out what happens next may tip some fans over the edge, so be prepared.


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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Brigitte
    Oct 13, 2013 @ 03:51:10

    actually, I think Karen Chance said she has the other half of Tempt the Stars written mostly. That would be Reap the Wind. She mentioned the book was 800 pages, so that she was splitting it into 2 parts. My guess (just a guess) is that if it is in a draft state already, we should see part 2 in about 6 months….. but then, I want to see it ASAP, LOL.



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