Your Memberships & Subscriptions
Grave Mistakes (Hellgate Guardians Book 1) Kindle Edition
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
- ASIN : B08978D4FT
- Publication date : June 8, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 5126 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 294 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #6,657 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Reviews with images
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The female character, Delta Gates, is an utter lackwit. If I were to choose a pop cultural reference that describes dim-bulb Delta, she would be Zooey Deschanel at the height of her manic pixie dream girl popularity with purple hair, vacillating between crying, panic attacks, falling asleep, and sex fantasies that she says aloud like she has perverted Tourette’s for the first half of the book. Forget Buffy, Delta is a drippy damsel. And I am not normally one to find profanity off-putting, but at least 10% of the books is just every possible variation of virtually every American English curse word, only for Delta to primly denounce another character as “crass”. That’s kind of the root of the problem with co-written books, though. One author has the character constantly thinking and talking about @n@l and the other has her clutching her pearls, swatting at the man who used the bad word. One character has the character kicking @ss and the other has her falling down in a heap of snot. It makes the character seem bipolar and/or schizophrenic.
In terms of the plot, there is none. Delta may or may not be some kind of demon. What kind? No one knows. The authors wait until the last paragraph of the book to decide and while they digress to all kinds of graphic sex fantasies, they don’t bother explaining the alternate universe beyond mentioning that there are 5 rings of Hell. If it’s anything like Dante’s Inferno, they don’t mention it one way or the other. That’s as far as the authors get in a book that is supposed to be about the gatekeepers to the gates of Hell. That is the start and end of how far they get into the discussion of Hell or demons or anything else. They spend more time discussing the details of Delta taking a shower than establishing that the book takes place in a different universe.
And those hot demons...whew! I have a couple of favorites after this first book. I loved how easy it was to picture them (and they have some unique features). Their personalities are a nice mix too and I'm looking forward to background info on them in the upcoming books.
Grave Mistakes is definitely one I'd recommend checking out, esp if you've read and enjoyed other books by Ms. Asher and Ms. Kennedy. There's humor, emotional moments that give you the feels, there's some steam to get you hot under the collar, and action to get you on the edge of your seat. I'm happy this series is going to be rapid released too so that we get to hang out with Delta and her demons again soon!