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Heaven's Spite

Heaven's Spite

Written by Lilith Saintcrow

Narrated by Joyce Bean


Heaven's Spite

Written by Lilith Saintcrow

Narrated by Joyce Bean

ratings:
4/5 (7 ratings)
Length:
8 hours
Released:
Oct 27, 2010
ISBN:
9781441886873
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Jill Kismet has no choice but to seek treacherous allies - Perry, the devil she knows, and Melisande Belisa, the cunning Sorrows temptress whose true loyalties are unknown.

Kismet knows Perry and Belisa are likely playing for the same thing - her soul. It's just too bad, because she expects to beat them at their own game. Except their game is vengeance.

Nobody plays vengeance like Kismet. But if the revenge she seeks damns her, her enemies might get her soul after all...

"Packed with nonstop action…a compelling tale." - Romantic Times on Flesh Circus
Released:
Oct 27, 2010
ISBN:
9781441886873
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Lilith Saintcrow was born in New Mexico, bounced around the world as an Air Force brat, and fell in love with writing in second grade. She is the author of the Dante Valentine and Jill Kismet series, as well as the bestselling author of the Strange Angels YA series. She lives in Vancouver, Washington, with her children, dogs, and assorted other strays.


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  • (3/5)
    Heaven's Spite finally addresses directly the central deal-with-the-devil that drives most of the character development of this series. As a pure action novel it holds up reasonably well, but its real strength is the increasing obviousness of Jill's compromised position. I don't love cliffhanger endings, but it does bring that arc to an interesting stopping point.
  • (3/5)
    My biggest beef with this series is once you've read a couple, they all start sounding the same. This goes for the Dante Valentine series as well. Interesting premise with your run of the mill uf characters. I really wasn't all that into her love interest either. He missed the mark all the way around. Bland is the only word that pops into my mind.
  • (5/5)
    Lilith Saintcrow does not write happy characters living pleasant lives in easygoing situations containing happily ever after endings. Her characters tend to be damaged, flawed, angry yet spirited and keep themselves going almost in spite of themselves. Her villains are never straightforward, typical villians either - they are definitely evil {they are hellbreed, after all} and yet will sometimes be caught doing good deeds even if it's all for the wrong reasons.That being said, Heaven's Spite is another very strong installment in a dark urban fantasy series. There is a strong horror aspect within many of Saintcrow's novels and this is no exception. People are getting ripped up and murdered left and right. There are evildoers, middle of the road people, desperately poor clawing their way through the day, the obscenely rich, and to balance things out there are the Hunters - the characters that are fighting a seemingly losing battle against the bad ones - the hellbreed and hellspawn that are preying on the innocent and not so innocent. These characters, Jill Kismet is the main character, never give up. They aren't angelic, they aren't wonderfully well behaved people; they are flawed and damaged but they are doing their best.Saintcrow's writing keeps me interested. Her books are very dark, her characters are rarely happy, things frequently seem hopeless or doomed and yet she keeps things alive and vibrant with her action scenes, the constant atmospheric touches {i.e., the tinkling of the charms in the hunter's hair, the throbbing of the demon mark on Jill's wrist that changes with the situation and mood of Perry, the smells and sounds described throughout the book, etc}, the angry yet dark humor, thoughts and the unexpected snarky comments of Jill and crew. The very things that I've seen complaints about are the very things that, for me, add character and atmosphere to Saintcrow's novels. Not many writers can pull this type of thing off - the combination of despair and triumph, the building of scenes and moods with words, the feeling that you can not only picture in your mind what's going on, but you can hear the different sound, the charms and feel the sensations throughout the book, with every different scene - but Lilith Saintcrow sure can. Added to the atmospheric touches - even though her characters, plots, subplots and situations can seem bleak, hopeless or doomed, the fact that her characters are fighting against seemingly impossible odds and never ever give up makes me want to keep reading to see what is going to happen next - see if they make itLilith Saintcrow's Heaven's Spite was an extremely enjoyable read for me - the action, horror, suspense, fight scenes; the dialogue, utter lack of info dumps {Halleliujiah!}, the spirit of characters, the flawed and damaged characters, dark humor and twisted plots all combined into a hell of a read for me. The Jill Kismet series is the type of book/series that I like to keep around so I can relive the stories - in this case, the world of Jill Kismet and her hellbreed adversaries. The next - and final - book in the series is Angel Town.
  • (4/5)
    Synopsis:Kismet must once again stop Perry from loosing another hellbreed on the earth. She must also decide what's to be done with the Sorrow that killed her teacher. Wrapped up in all of this is the kidnapping of Saul and Gil's demand to become her apprentice.Review: More violence and mayhem, with the added touch of balancing what is 'right' against what is expedient. Not a great fan of cliff-hangers, but this is a good one.
  • (4/5)
    Disturbing creatures/situations and emotionally tortured characters are Lilith Saintcrow's staple and I love her for it. You want dark, gritty, gore and violence? Saintcrow is your gal. She's not afraid to go the extra mile with details and make Kismet go full out no holes barred on the enemy. The same can be said in reverse as well. I also enjoy that she uses a wide vocabulary and I actually have to look up definitions to some of her words. Something I don't enjoy though is how powerful Kismet is. She needs to have a limit to her power. I mean the girl is torn apart in every book and bounces right back due to the mark. Sure this book starts talking about the effects the mark has on her, but I need more of a handicap than what is provided. If we had seen more effects earlier I think it would have made me enjoy the series more.I do have to say though, the ending of this one...Saintcrow really leaves me craving to read the last book.
  • (3/5)
    I just wasn't feeling to good with this scheme. Ugguuhhh was it ever gory, and to top it off Jill completely loses her mind after holding it together so well for the first books. This is a factor that Saintcrow is fairly well versed in with her writing. She's really great at showing that her characters can be infallible.
    Though she likes to mix in a little cocktail of confusion to go along with the leading lady's breakdown.
    Enjoy Pretties!
  • (4/5)
    This one is much better than Flesh Circus. I really hate the ending. Cliffhangers piss me off. I have commented in the past about books that end in the middle of a paragraph or even sentence. This book ends in the middle of a word, no joke. That is really the only complaint about this book. It is what you have begun to expect from Jill and Lilith Saintcrow. Very fast paced and action packed. I will recommend to anyone else who hates cliffhangers to wait for the next book to come out so you don't have to wait to see what happens.