Fire Me Up (Aisling Grey, Guardian Novels #2)

by Katie MacAlister | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0451214943 Global Overview for this book
Registered by CheriePie of Campbell, California USA on 10/25/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Book Description
I'm Aisling Grey, and apparently I'm irresistible....

Being quite the novice Guardian/Keeper of the Gates to Hell, I've decided to get in touch with my otherworldly self by attending a convention of supernatural beings in Budapest. For my other career as a courier (with a somewhat tarnished reputation), I have to deliver a priceless amulet to a hermit, much to the amusement of Jim, my wisecracking furry Newfoundland demon. He should be happy that I was able to squeak through customs with a talking dog....

And guess who just happens to be staying at the same hotel as I am? Drake. You remember him. The wyvern of the green dragons? My so-called "mate"? The man who literally fires me up and makes me act like a lovesick schoolgirl? That Drake.

Meanwhile, mortal men are falling at my feet. I don't know if it's the Hungarian air or what, but it's downright embarassing. All I want to do is find a Guardian mentor to help me control my powers. Should be easy--except that every Guardian I meet with winds up dead. I'm starting to get a complex....


reserved for needmorezoloft when finished

Journal Entry 2 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Saturday, January 13, 2007
This is the 2nd book in the Aisling Grey, Guardian series. My review of book 1, You Slay Me, can be found at this entry in my blog.

The story takes place in Budapest. Aisling is there to attend the GODTAM conference (Guardians, Oracles, Diviners, Theurgists and Mages) in the hopes of finding a Guardian mentor so she can learn more about her powers and how to control them. As usual, she's accompanied by her demon Jim, a lovable, if a bit mouthy and troublesome, big black Newfie dog.

Her mate Drake, wyvern of the Green Dragon sept, whom we also met in You Slay Me, has followed her there, moving his scheduled "peace talks" with the other 3 dragon septs to the same city where Aisling is... because as his mate, Drake claims, she's an important part of the sept.

Of course, trouble also follows Aisling everywhere she goes, and "trouble" makes a grand entrance in Budapest, as it did in France. Aisling finds herself in some pretty hot water—both literally and figuratively—and has promised to help the Otherworld police, the L'au-delà, find out who's been killing some of the Guardians so she herself isn't charged of the crimes. She's always just popping up in the wrong place at the wrong time it seems!

Where the story goes a bit overboard for me at times is with some of the romance scenes, and the mushy gushy way that Aisling sometimes goes on about Drake like a love-sick school girl with a crush. It's like "gag-a-rama"! ;) But this is something that bugs me about a lot of MacAlister's books, including the Dark Ones series. Fortunately, the rest of the story is often interesting enough to keep me reading... I just hate too much romance in my books without something to even it out.

Despite all Aisling's troubles, everything works out for her in the end... well nearly everything. A few things left unresolved leave the reader anxiously looking forward to the next book in the series, Light My Fire to find out what happens next. (Fortunately, that book is already waiting here on my shelf, though it might be several months before I can get to it.)


This will now be on it's way to Lei, who was overly generous at Yule. And though I'd initially hoped to have this read and on it's way to her by then, along with a couple other little things, being late is par for the course with me. Better late than never... ;)

Released 12 yrs ago (1/16/2007 UTC) at a BookCrossing member in USPS Priority Mail, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases

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This is on it's way to needmorezoloft, who had this on her wishlist, along with a few other goodies. Enjoy!! :D

Sent Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation # 9101805213907661814035.

Journal Entry 4 by needmorezoloft from Detroit, Texas USA on Saturday, January 20, 2007
Thank you so much!!!! You are too sweet to me!!!

xoxo

Journal Entry 5 by needmorezoloft from Detroit, Texas USA on Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Title: Fire Me Up
Author: Katie MacAlister
My Area of Interest: Favorite vamp author! & 2nd in a series
Finished 01/01/08 - First book finished in the new year. Not a bad choice.. ok, so I really wanted to finish this before the end of the year but yesterday was too busy for that to happen. I really liked this one too. The way it ended it even has me thinking I'll like the 3rd better. 2 was along the same lines likeability wise of #1. Still a good book, and sounds like a great series. It's starting to get me more into the dragon thing. ;) I kept waiting to see what she would set ablaze next.

Journal Entry 6 by needmorezoloft from Detroit, Texas USA on Monday, September 29, 2008
Put into paranormal vbb

not picked up avl

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