by Shari Richardson
August 23rd 2012
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I felt a familiar ripple and knew it was too late for me. I saw her, so tiny, so perfect and I knew that I could die content. When Xavier admitted his love for me, I was complete. Kerry Cote's story may sound familiar, but it's not. Sure there are a lot of unmarried, pregnant teenagers in the world, but how many of them know the child they carry is a miracle? How many have a vampire body guard? How many are alone because the mother of us all and the father of all vampires has a jealous daughter who covets the baby's father? Kerry must survive to bring her child into the world, for if she fails, humanity may not survive.
The beginning of this series was hard for me to read. I have never been a big fan of books that had too many supernatural creatures mixed into on book.
Between Vampires, Werepanthers, Demigods, Angels, and Demons. Throw in Cain and Gigi (aka Mother Earth) and I was ready to put it all down.
But after I read the first 2 books, I just couldn't stop there. Getting to know Mathias, and Xavier, the Pride, Gino, all these guys, becoming friends, and protectors of these two silly teenage humans girls... What was so special about them??
Well Nine lives gives us a little more of a glimpse as to why these two girls are so special. Not only were they human.. well, Mairin is now a very Special Vampire :) But these girls were part of a legend that is to be something Bigger than Big -
This isn't coming out right, so I'll just do the review the best way I knw how :)
So after the first 4 books, everyone is excepting Mairin as a vampire.. they don't LIKE it, but they've excepted it.
We start off with Mairin and Mathias getting married.. a Vampire wedding is awesome! Way cute. And The story is told in Kerry's POV - which was better because that's what made me love book 3 :)
But after the wedding, Xavier asks Kerry again if she will marry him... and this time, she says YES! YEAH!!!
Well as they walk along the beach, one thing leads to another and yeah - they become as close as a couple could be. *wink*
Kerry goes over to see Xavier, but he has a visitor.. Kerry doesn't seem suspicious at first, especially when Xavier announces to Meg that they are going to get married. Meg doesn't seem to like Kerry at all, but Kerry can't figure out why.
Next day is the first day of High school, Junior Year... Kerry goes along her day, not too bad since Stephanie graduated, but sad because Mairin is no longer there.
When she gets to her mom's shop, a strange Panther greets her. Her mom knows of the Supernatural, but doesn't want to know more than she needs to. So Kerry brings the stranger over to the coffee shop to talk.
Something had called him to her... she couldn't figure out what he was talking about. Somehow this stranger, Elize was called to his King's mate, and even though she didn't know what he meant, he decided he would stick around until they figured it out.
And that's when Xavier and Meg walked in. Meg had been feeding Xavier lies, and threading on his jealousy of others towards Kerry. And Xavier had determined that Kerry was cheating on him. Kerry of course wasn't, but no matter what she said, Xavier wouldn't let it go... then all Kerry could see was Meg's hand on Xavier's arm.. and she knew that Xavier wouldn't listen to reason.
Then there is the baby.. yes that's right, little 16 year old Kerry gets pregnant. And we all know that Were's can't get human's pregnant, so that feeds right into Xavier's anger that she's cheating on him.
And that's when they figured out the legend is true. Carrying his baby, being protected by the Blood Drinkers, and allies with the Angels, There is a war coming up, and this could mean the existence of all were's and vampires could cease.
It was so sad. I hated this... Kerry learned the real reason behind Xavier's behavior, but couldn't figure out how to get him to change back to the caring guy he was before Meg showed up...
I hate these kinds of books, well it's a love/hate thing :) I really am anxious about the next book... no idea when or where, but wow! Can't wait to find out more!
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