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Divine Misdemeanors by Laurell K. Hamilton

Divine Misdemeanors

by Laurell K. Hamilton

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Someone is killing the fey, which has left the LAPD baffled and Merry Gentry, Los Angeles private eye and princess of faerie, determined to get to the bottom of the case even if means going up against Gilda, the Fairy Godmother. But even stranger things are happening. Mortals Gentry once healed with magic are suddenly performing miracles, a shocking phenomenon wreaking havoc on human/faerie relations.… (more)



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If you want to know a little more about the men in Merry's life, if you want to see some of them gain power and others of them being jealous, if you want to see Merry involved in crime while pregnant and see some of the trials and tribulations that they are going through. If you liked any of the previous books,read this one. This book was good; not great but definitely good. I'll definitely pick up the next one because I can count on Laurell Hamilton to deliver a creative and entertaining book. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
This book didn't have the heart-stopping action as the previous novels, although it was well written and had a good storyline. There was a lot of infighting between the guards and Merry, trust issues also abound. Yet Merry manages to do the improbable and continues to balance out both guards and lovers, even the friends in her life. Bittersweet was a sad character, sometimes Bitter, sometimes Sweet - but always doing her best in everything she does. I feel bad for the little fae. I totally understand feeling as if you aren't good enough and that sometimes being yourself isn't enough either. ( )
  mariahsidhe | May 12, 2016 |
We learn more histories of the various guards with Merry - male and female. There's of course lots of sex with the various guards, but also with a demi-fey, Royal. The Goddess blesses him with the ability to change size. Rhys is given a sithen. The major story line is who is killing the demi-fey and using storybook illustrations? ( )
  pnwbookgirl | Feb 7, 2016 |
Boring, this had nothing to do with the story so far. It was a badly written detective novel, not true to her past works with these characters. hard to read ( )
  TheYodamom | Jan 29, 2016 |
I was a bit leery when I cracked this open to read it. I was disappointed in the last Anita Blake book and I was concerned that I would be disappointed in this latest installment of Merry Gentry. I was not disappointed. The story moved the plot along considerably and it has a lot more about some of the main "heroes" backgrounds to give more insight into their characters. I really enjoyed this aspect of the book. Learning more about where they came from enhances and gives us reasons for why they do the things they do, and how they feel about things. I'm trying not to give any spoilers so forgive my vagueness.

The only issue that I have is the dust jacket explanation of the story-line implies some big showdown with the Fairy Godmother and yeah, not so much really. She certainly plays a part, but not really as the big bad in the storyline. I get the feeling it's setting up for future confrontations with her so that we've got some character background.

Overall I'm going with a 4 stars. It still felt like it was a filler novel just to get some more character development and setting up some major stuff for future novels. That said, I still really liked it, I just wish there had been MORE of it because there is one thing LKH does well and that's detailed character development.

Quantity of smut: 4 star
Quality of smut: 4 star
Quality of overall plot: 5 star
Overall Enjoyment: 5 stars
Quality of Hero(s): 4 star (average of all)
Quality of Heroine: 6 stars (hey, I love this character)
Quality of non-starring characters: 4 stars
Would I like to be this heroine: 6 stars (again, I love this character!)
Would I like to do this hero(s): 4 stars (average of all)
Inclusion of Pirates: 0 stars
Inclusion of Scots: 0 stars
Bonus due to it being old school creepy Faerie, not Tinkerbell fairy: 6 stars ( )
  DuchessofHazard | Nov 29, 2015 |
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You may know me best as Meredith Nic Essus, princess of faerie. Or perhaps as Merry Gentry, Los Angeles private eye. To protect my unborn children, I have turned my back on the crown, choosing exile in the human world with my beloved Frost and Darkness. Yet I cannot abandon my people. Someone is killing the fey, which has left the LAPD baffled and my guardsmen and me deeply disturbed. I thought I’d left the blood and politics behind in my own turbulent realm. But now I realize that evil knows no borders, and that nobody lives forever—even if they’re magical.
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