Normally I enjoy Lilith Saintcrow’s work, but this one just irked me the whole time. The protagonist exhibits almost no agency until maybe the last quarter of the. It’s bad enough that Selene is part slave to Nikolai, the Prime Power of Saint City, but she’s got her brother Danny and she’s got her job at the college. Lilith Saintcrow is an American author of urban fantasy, historical fantasy, paranormal romance She has also published several short stories [1] and the free online serial Selene[2] (with characters from her Dante Valentine series).

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But I suppose that could be said for any Saintcrow female lead. Despite the great strides the characters make in overcoming obstacles, and somewhat growing as individuals, they make little headway with each other.

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As a warning, you should know that this isn’t a romance. Compared to the other novels in the same genre, her prices are excessive and I honestly don’t see any point in buying and reading them anymore. And neither saintxrow seems to want anything from the other that is deeper than companionship or sex. In either case, saying the live was a Twilight Zone is a bad choice of a reference She and her library co-habitate in Vancouver, Washington. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Open Preview See a Problem? Yes, she finally starts opening her brain to other interpretations of saintcorw, but she felt like a weak heroine, which is not what I’m used to from Saintcrow. Unless she wants to. This brings her choices into the dark side, which is what Lillith Saintcrow writes best. Maybe sometime in the future, I’ll change my mind and go back and buy her yet to be published novels but for now I won’t.


It’s great in the way that all Lilith Saintcrow’s books are: It’s about the middle of the book, the story unties a little, and it really closes a chapter. So, I went and bought this and reread it. Hazel Moxham rated it it was amazing Jan 31, She hates her curse, she hates the life she’s forced to live because of it, and she’s not proud of a number of the choices she’s made, though she wasn’t exactly presented with a whole host of better options.

We will not discuss how I felt when I found out she was taking a break in the middle.

Selene by Lilith Saintcrow

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I actually love hime more than Jafrimel, and that’s saying something! Jan 14, WillowBe rated it it was amazing Shelves: Quite a few Urban Fantasy writers need to learn from her. Not only does she call for God and Jesus every page, but I couldn’t wonder how she pretended she wanted to escape Nikolai but then, somehow couldn’t — until she could at welene end.

Marleygoat rated it it was amazing Oct 19, View all 4 comments. Instead of feeling like I was in a powerful story with increasingly complex chains of consequence and suspense drawing me zelene a nail-biting end, I felt frustrated, bewildered, confused She’s strong and determined and she doesn’t take anything from anyone.


I kinda want to punch him in the head, and I grinned with savage pride whenever Selene took him down a peg. I appreciate an author who fills in those glimpses of interesting characters! Refresh and try again. I downloaded it and jumped right to the short stories, because hey, new fiction!

So when he’s injured, why doesn’t she at least try to do the same? I had read Selene as the free serial on her web page a few years ago but had never tracked down the epilogue “Just Ask”. To read the full post and more!

Nikolai healed her with his blood, right? Saintcrow builds rich, detailed worlds based in the darker side of magic and human behavior, then she throws in deep relationships, loyalties, and kick ass action, gives it a spin and builds saintcroe gripping storyline. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Selene selenf Nikolai will be familiar to readers of the Dante Valentine series. I tend to devour books whole in less than 12 hours.

No, of course not. I have supported her writing and her varied novels but I don’t appreciate what she has done with Selene.

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