The Oracle at Mythic by Abbie Zanders
Series: Mythic #3
Also in this series: Faerie Godmother, Fallen Angel, Wolf Out of Water
Published by Self-published on October 15th 2016
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Professional academic Tedi Papadopoulos comes to Mythic hoping to get an audience with the world's foremost (and extremely reclusive) expert on paranormal folklore for her thesis. As the new girl in town, she draws a lot of interest, including sexy vampire playboy Kristoff. A tragic past has Kristoff going to great lengths to deny the instant and powerful connection between them, but as he soon learns, there's no fighting Fate.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
First things first, this third installment in the Mythic series has the same issue as the previous books: the romance part of the story is considerably small. That said, I still loved The Oracle at Mythic.
As with the other stories the focus is mainly on the heroine, in this instance Tedi, and how she gets to know and interact with the inhabitants of this very special place. From the very beginning, we realize Tedi is not “normal”. Her brain works in an alarmingly complex way which translates to her being able to predict the multiple possible outcomes of any given thing. At the same time she appears scatter-brained (ultimately you can focus on so many things at the same time) and her common survival skills as her self-preservation instinct is usually overcome by her curiosity.
While she knows she is different, it seems she doesn’t really know what she is. This uniqueness makes all the different types of Mythic inhabitants curious about her.
Kristoff is known as the playboy vampire. A rather unfortunate past has made him closed off to even the possibility of a relationship. His heart was thoroughly broken, literally and figuratively, and he has no desire to risk that kind of hurt ever again. He soon will find out, though, that no matter what you think you want, when your destined mate has been sent by fate there’s not much you can do about it but accept the gift you’re given.
He did put one hell of a fight, and his reluctance to accept what Tedi was to him really bugged me as it was the main reason for the lack of romancy romance in the story. When it appears every species’s male and their brothers want to get to know Tedi, Kristoff will have to decide what’s more important and hope that the mistakes he’s made won’t make Tedi irrevocably out of his reach.
I really enjoyed Tedi and her interactions with the town’s residents, she was sweet and nice and most of the time unknowingly funny, especially when she belatedly realized she had spoken her thoughts out loud.
Kristoff was an ass. A sexy ass but still, he had a major jerk move I still can’t get past and as their couple time is next to non-existing he never had the chance to make up for it in my eyes. I’ll concede what he went through was really rough but he had over a hundred years to get over it… dude, come on.
Still, I just love every and all of the Extraordinaries we get to meet, and I hope we get to know the stories of them all.
Rating: 3.5 “What are you?” Stars
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