Review: Ride the Storm by Karen Chance

Publication Date: 8-1-2017
Series: Cassandra Palmer #8
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Official Blurb: 

Ever since getting appointed the chief seer of the supernatural world, Cassie Palmer has been playing catch up. Catch up on the training she missed being raised by a psychotic vampire instead of at the pythian court. Catch up on the dangerous world of supernatural politics. Catch up on the powerful, and sometimes seductive, forces trying to mold her to their will. It’s been a trial by fire that has left her burned. 

But now she realizes all that was just the warm up.

Ancient forces that once terrorized the world want to return, and Cassie is the only one who can stop them.

Sometimes it is hard to say goodbye, and that rings true for Cassie Palmer, Pythia and chief seer of her realm.  Now, that first sentence might be confusing for those who haven’t read this series yet, but by the end of the book you will understand it’s meaning.  Because I received such an early copy of Ride the Storm, I do not want to full elaborate on my feelings for fear of spoilers.  That being said, Ride the Storm was a bit of a means to an end book for me.  Since the last book, we’ve been following Cassie on her ride to save Pritkin and keep a handle on her new position in life.  It’s been trying for her, to say the least, but she has prevailed to a certain point.  Ride the Storm is unique in the fact that hidden truths and suspicious are finally revealed and her search for answers comes to somewhat of a conclusion. But, in true Karen Chance fashion, we are left with new questions to be answered in the next book.  For some, you’ll be elated with the development in Cassie’s romantic life, but some of you will be left disappointed.  For me, things were always so-so with one of the men in her life, and for once, my gut feelings were proven correct.  Sometimes the most obvious answers are staring you right in the face and the deception on their lips will be your demise in the end. 


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