Now Eugenie is a hot target for every ambitious demon and Otherworldy ne'er-do-well, and the ones who don't want to knock her up want her dead. Eugenie handles a Glock as smoothly as she wields a wand, but she needs some formidable allies for a job like this. She finds them in Dorian, a seductive fairy king with a taste for bondage, and Kiyo, a gorgeous shape-shifter who redefines animal attraction. But with enemies growing bolder and time running out, Eugenie realizes that the greatest danger is yet to come, and it lies in the dark powers that are stirring to life within her...
My thoughts : I'm a huge fan of Mrs Mead's novels : Vampire Academy is one of my favourite YA series and the Succubus adult series is GREAT as well. That's why I wanted to give a shot to the Dark Swan novels and I'm really glad I did. I started reading the book at the beginning of the week but it actually took me some time to get into the story, but as soon as I connected with the characters I was unstoppable and I read most of Storm Born this afternoon.
Eugenie is a great lead female character, though I have to admit that I prefer Rose and Georgina from Richelle Mead's other series, but I'm only starting Dark Swan ... Back to business, Eugenie is a badass protagonist, as a lot of us love reading about, and I very much enjoyed watching her grow as a character throughout the book : SPOILER (she learns pretty soon that she's in fact half human and half fairy, something that she has to adapt quite rapidly to and that leads to massive changes in her life).
There are 2 love interests in Storm Born : Kiyo and Dorian (the former is a kind of shape shifter and the latter is a fairy king). My heart definitely sides with Dorian who is a wonderful character, probably my favourite of the book : he is very witty, charming, and he is a freaking fairy king !!! Kiyo was nice but I'm totally on Team Dorian !!
I loved how the story was set in two different places : on one hand in the human world and on the other hand in the fairy realm. I really look forward to visit the latter again !!
Overall, I thought Storm Born was a very good first installment that has me really attached to the main characters and to the world the story is set in. I'm convinced the next book will be even greater and I very much look forward to receive it (it is already ordered). :)
I'd just like to add a short quote that I find very funny though it requires some context :
"You used your power to toss one rock at me?" he exclaimed, an almost comic note of incredulity in his voice.
"On the contrary," I heard Dorian say pleasantly. "I didn't use magic for that. I just threw it."
4 Stars : Really liked it