Review: Killing Time

Reviewed by Jen

I loved this book.  It was fresh; It was poignant; It was action packed and sexy.  And I’m so sad that it’s over.

Sephti is bittern, a living weapon, genetically engineered by the Fae.  Her kind was designed to kill, to follow orders.  But somehow, Sephti is different. She is self-aware and she has only one goal: to defeat the Fae that created her.

To reach her objective, Sephti hopes to ally herself with a powerful vampire named James.  But she is intercepted by Koda, a Native American… well, let’s just call him “more-than-human.”  He views her with animosity and distrust, thinking at first that she is Fae.  But in time, the two of them come to realize they share the same goals.

Slowly, they begin to acknowledge their attraction to one another.  Working together, they forge a mutual respect, which eventually leads to much, much more.  One of the things that was done so well in this book was the evolution of their relationship.  It was lovely.  Sephti thinks so little of herself, beyond her capabilities as a killer.  But it’s through Koda’s eyes, she begins to see herself as more.  For a being who doesn’t know what love is, she manages to feel it… to show it… in a way that leaves no doubt in your mind.  And Koda (**sigh**) –what a fantastic hero.  He is loyal, sexy, stalwart and strong.

The love scenes are sexy, but not tawdry.  But it’s more about the journey of the relationship than the consummation.  And as awesome as the romance is, the action is just as good… as Sephti and Koda fight the growing threat from a vampire who has exposed supernaturals to the world and the Fae army he’s in league with. There is great word-building at play.  I loved the background on the bittern and the Fae.  It was all clear and easy to understand.  I do not have a single complaint.

This is the second book in Elisa Paige’s Time series.  The events of Stealing Time are referenced and the main characters do appear, but this works just fine as a stand alone.  I may go back and read the first book anyway. If I enjoy it half as much as I liked this one, it will be worth it.  5 stars.

*ARC Provided by NetGalley
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Killing Time
by Elisa Paige
Release Date: August 22, 2011
Publisher: Carina Press

Comments

  1. I loved this one, too, Jen! I’m happy to see you enjoyed it. It’s one of the few books that has prompted me to go back to the previous book in the series and pick that up. This wonderful book turned out to be one of my favorite reads (and surprise reads) all year.

    ~Tracy
    One Good Book Deserves Another

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