Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Crimson Wind by Diana Pharaoh Francis (thoughts)

Give a brief summary of the book (minor spoilers from book one):

In this book, Max is dealing with all of the aftermath after the ending in Bitter Nights.  She is officially working with Giselle (rather than against her) to begin their fight against The Guardians but first she needs to make sure that her own family will be safe.  The family that doesn't even know that she is still alive.  Or what she has become.  Nothing can go smoothly when Max is involved though so both she and Alexander are going to be up against some of the biggest challenges that they have ever faced.  The real test is going to be if they can finally work together and begin to trust one another.


I feel like cheating here and just saying everything.  Last year Bitter Nights was on my top ten reads for the year which goes to show you how much I loved it.  Crimson Wind was just as intense, action-packed, and absolutely unputdownable (which should be a word in my opinion).  Max is such a unique main character that you just cannot help but root for.  She is seriously one of the most kick-ass characters and she is absolutely fearless.  It makes for a breath taking read because you just never know what she will do next.  I love how loyal she is to both her family and friends even when they haven't always deserved it.  The action in this book was non stop yet we also got to see a softer side of Max in regards to her relationship with Alexander.  And the ending was jaw dropping!


None!  This second book has cemented my love for this series and I'm so excited to continue on with it.  I'm surprised that I haven't heard more about this author and her books because they are definitely that good.  I could say that I disliked the cliffhanger ending but I actually didn't.  I liked it....I kinda sorta saw it coming (maybe not though), and am super glad that I already have my hands on the third book.   So really no complaints over here!

Additional Thoughts?

I really, really love this series!  This is urban fantasy at its' best and I'm so glad that I found this series (and that I have more books to look forward to).  I'm definitely going to be recommending these books to just about anyone.  And I can't help but admit that this is fast becoming one of my favorite urban fantasy series.  I can't wait to see what happens next!

Bottom Line: An urban fantasy series that just keeps getting better and better!

Disclosure:  A copy of this book was provided to me for review thanks to the publisher.  Thoughts are my own!

Here are my thoughts on the first book of this series Bitter Night if you are interested.  You should definitely read this series in order!


  1. Sam, too bad you didn't enjoy this one! But seriously, your review is enthusiastic and wonderful, and makes me want to read this book, and in fact this series. It's great to be so into a book or series, isn't it?!

  2. I haven't read anything by this author, but I can see I'd better get started. It sounds great, and if you love it, I likely will too.

  3. This sounds like a good urban fantasy series. I love a good jaw dropping ending.


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