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‘For a first book this is a terrific read. Sonnet O’Dell holds your attention all through the book which has a
bit of everything, horror, mystery, comedy, but most of all – a good story.
The interaction between the main character (Cassie Farbanks) and her suitors is great.
I am looking forward to the second installment.’
Maria Liviero (46) Malvern, Worcs. UK
I just finished reading this book, and I must say I was quite impressed with the depth of the authors imagination
and her skill with a pen. The characters were finely detailed as if they were in the same room and the story was
new, not something rehashed and reprinted. It is well worth reading and reading to others. It is good to see there
are still heroines out there! I simply can not wait until the next book is released.
I will be waiting with hungry eyes till then. I'd like to thank the author for a terrific addition to my collection.
Jon Robert (31) Yakima, WA, US
My ma brought this book as a crimbo pressie for me, then bless her stripey poundland long socks (that I'm
immensely jealous of) she trundled down to oxford and forced Sonnet at pen point to sign! Darn it if I'm not
all embarrassed coz I read that signed book and then I really and honestly couldn't put it down. I so get her!
I took that book everywhere and its all fluffed at the edges and I need the next story! To start with I wasn't
sure about the American terminology but that was soon over ridden by the supremacy of plot and absolute
compulsion of story and I really am desperate to read more of the story even if I have to proof it!
Friends who I didn't think would be are hooked too, well done!
Ange Graham (31) Worcs. England
I read this book in a couple of days! Thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. The complexity of the
relationships between the characters, and the way in which Sonnet deals with the challenges faced
by Cassandra in learning to harness her new-found powers is spectacular. A debut novel to be proud of!
Catherine Blundell (27) Birmingham, UK
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing read, I thoroughly recommend it.
By Malvern Man
I really enjoyed this book it gripped me from the beginning to the end. It has a very unusual approach and
it becomes very difficult to put it down.
4.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend this easy to read book.
By A. J. Webster
O'Dell's unique style combined with razor sharp wit make this a thoroughly enjoyable read. Looking for something new,
give this a try, it's not your typical fantasy novel! Cassandra Farbanks is a throughly likeable and believable heroine,
who is easy to identify with, very refreshing. Looking forward to reading the second in this series.
Amazing, enjoyed reading every word of it and would recommend it to everyone and I do!
Can't wait for the next one.
Sarah Bennion (27) Worcester, Worcs, UK
I couldn't wait to read this book after reading the first one and Sonnet did not disappoint!! The tension
that is developing between Cassandra and Magnus as their cross-world relationship develops is
beautifully portrayed, as is the obvious connection between Cassandra and Aram. Sonnet has the
ability to draw you into the character and their lives so that you feel as if you know them personally.
This makes the book very pleasant to read.
A fantastic imagination, great skill with a pen, and the ability to deal with very sensitive story lines in
a tactful manner keeps you wanting to read right until the last page! I cannot wait to read 'Skin Thief'
and find out what mysteries Cassandra will be drawn into next!
Catherine Blundell (27) Birmingham, UK
5.0 out of 5 stars magic detective
By H. Hoeck "Unamused" (UK)
If you like feisty heroines in the style of Tanya Huff, you will love Cassandra Fairbanks. This series combines,
detection, magic and mythical creatures who are treated as normal. Cassandra's accident prone chaotic life
is amusing and believable. And makes you want to read the first book Soul Market and her next.
After reading book series like Harry Potter, Twilight and Percy Jackson, The Cassandra Farbanks series is
a very welcome change for an older reader. The reader is introduced to Miss Cassandra Farbanks a witch
with a mysterious background even she is unclear about, with each book a little more is revealed and a
lot more questions arise to keep you wanting more. The latest installment "Skin Thief" has been the
most interesting and exciting to date. Sonnet has clearly done very well to ground the world she has
created with a sense of realism, balancing the magical elements with the regular events of daily life.
The relationship between Cassandra and her boyfriend Magnus is very engaging in this book, which I
found very thought provoking compared with other relationship both in literature and TV, that seem to
focus more on a physical attraction than a emotional or personality bond. I would recommend these
books to anyone enjoys reading stories set in interesting, fun and oddly enough realistic magical world.
Lol. One small spoiler the ending to "Skin Thief" is one that neither you or Cassandra will not see
coming, so enjoy.
Mr R A Henderson (32) Lancaster, Lancashire
Book three of Cassabdra Farbanks series, her continues her adventures as a
paranormal PI. She gets her first case to investigate and struggles with her
relationship on both sides of the border. This is a sleeper series...and it is really
good!. Books should be read in order to enjoy the developement of the
Book 1- Soul Market. Book 2- Lost Innocents. +++Highly Recommend !
Roxyah, taken from All Romance Ebooks
Cassandra Farbanks may be a minor series in the crowded world of UF, but it packs a punch. It has
vamps and weres and other "critters", but the spin Ms O'Dell gives the world it's absolutely fresh.
Inhuman Heritage deals a blow to the heroine and sets the stage for the next books. Like the
3 previous ones it's full of action, with some mystery and a dash or romance.
Cassandra is well rounded, the other characters are a little flatter, more shallow. But still pleasant
to read about.
I'm not a fan of Aram, nor I was of Magnus. So I hope something good will happen :). Still I think
they are so believable, being set in their ways. (Aram can't understand cinema,
Magnus women's lib :D)
Mara, taken from Goodreads (4/5)
This is one of my favorite running series, Cassandra's character
develops with each book, her side characters are likeable. Again, book 1
Soul Marlet started out slow, but ended with a bang, and I couldn't get my
hands on the next book fast enough. Each book after was great.
Can't wait for her next release.
Roxyah, taken from All Romance Ebooks
It has seemed a long time in waiting for this next instalment to the Cassandra Farbanks series with much
eagerness from this reader to be sure. I was not to be disappointed I am happy to report. After the major
life altering events from the previous title Inhuman Inheritance, there has been a strong shift to balancing
the story between Cassandra's personal life and the cases that as a paranormal investigator she is involved
with. Cassandra looks to understanding what she is discovering about herself not that the men of the
supernatural communities are too willing to give her the space for that, even her former vampire love Aram
is having trouble taking a clear hint. Characters that have previously introduced to us earlier in the book series
are given achance to shine in this latest book, fans of Cassie's best friend Incarra and D.I.Paris Hamilton are in
for a welcome treat as well as those of a wise blind girl named Truth who runs the Occult Bookstore.
As so familiar in this wonderful series there is action that reminds us the ladies can fight just as hard as or
harder than the boys.
Questions are asked with few answered along with the dangers and horrors made apparent in this book to
be continued in future ones making the reader only more eager for the next book in the series.
This great sleeper series continues with its magic and mystery tones. Living dolls,
persisent lovers. great action. Ms.O'dell is one of my favorite authors and is up
there with Andrews,Estep,Hunter,Frost,Adrian. Great urban fantasy.
Roxyah, taken from All Romance Ebooks
this is a great series. and just keeps on getting better
Roxanne, taken from Goodreads (5/5)
4.0 out of 5 stars Engaging
By Daniel F. Bowen -
Arielle Grey has spent three years being there for her comatose brother. .. In a twist of fate she bargins to save his life
to a stranger called Mordecai.
The beginning chapters are a bit choppy but as the story unfolds, the writing improves and flows. Part of the deal
Arielle has with Mordecai is she has to leave her old life, leave her newly awakened brother, in effect be kidnapped and
go elsewhere, into another realm. The brother looks for Arielle, uncovering past secrets which unfold as he searches.
His love for his sister is as strong as hers for him. Yet by the time he finds her, his love came with conditions. He couldn't accept her as she changed and matured into her new life with new abilities. Arielle has moved on and he is still
stuck into this mindset of his sister years past.
As in all love stories there is a twisted tangle of interest and jealousy. Trust to build and trust betrayed. A friendship
that gives it's all. It's a classic fairy tale type work with triumph over tragedy. While the ending satisfied, the loss of
her only friend in her new life was really hard . .. and Arielle is what, 17? A lot to take for an innocent teen. The
sacrafice was heartbreaking, only given a few pages (if that) to explain, yet the depth of loss was gut wrenching.
The only thing I couldn't see about that whole scene is why Mordecai didn't visit her as she lay dying - Her brother did
and her good friend but he lover didn't. For whatever reason he stayed away - In shame or in pain, he should have
been there for her.
For her to be happy with Mordecai meant giving up everything she was, total commitment. I did wonder how she
could live with him when she was so restricted. She couldn't venture far. Her world was his home, his mansion and
the grounds around it. That's really sad. So somehow she falls in love with her jailer, her deal maker, living in a
closed in place with only one true friend, lonely and barren and this was the place Arielle wanted to be, once
she fell in love with Mordecai.
The price is a bit too high for an unknown book, but I read another of hers and enjoyed it. So I thought what
the heck. While it is good it isn't as good as Mistakenly Mated. The tragic heart breaking sacrifice in this book
just put me off - But again it's a classic fairy tale type situation so if you like that type of read,
this is it for you. -- Dan's wife
The novella was nice enjoyable read for us wolf addicts :P.I liked the story line
and was really surprised who the culprit turned out to be.
Olq - taken from Goodreads (4/5)
I LOVELOVED THIS STORY!!
Kawehi, taken from Goodreads (5/5)
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad. Not bad at all...
After a little hesitation I finally broke down and bought this book. It actually turned out pretty darn
entertaining. It was a bit short so I believe the price could be reduced a bit, however I read like its going out of
style and definitely do not regret the purchase one bit. We all need to support our writers!
Anyhoooo, Mistakenly Mated turned out to be a quick and entertaining book. I liked the characters enough that
I would like the author to contemplate a short series. I could easily see a continuation of the main characters or
a new book dedicated to one of the secondaries. I think a little more character building would have put this in
a greater star range. It was a good book for those who want something entertaining while short on time aka
no all nighters lol. Have fun with the read and I look forward to the next one! (PLEASE LET THERE BE A #2...)