Rising For Autumn by Katherine McIntyre
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Crisis and danger have become second nature for Alanna Carrington—after all, as the boss of the Philadelphia Coven, she’s responsible for upholding the laws amongst the supernatural. Which means when the Order of the Serpent rears its ugly head, this time with the most powerful necromancer this city’s ever seen, she’s the one person who can keep Philly safe. Ex-Order djinn and now ally, Samuel Karim happens to be the best suited guy to help. Except he’s also the first man who’s stoked her interest in far too long, and ever since she commandeered the lamp he’s tethered to for safekeeping, he also hates her guts.
As the Order gathers the necromancers of her city and sparks a dangerous alliance, she finds herself working with Samuel Karim more and more. Hatred burns to passion, and when he exhibits a strength and compassion that breaks through her ironclad defenses, she finds herself falling deeper despite the complications between them. Yet with her city under siege and their lives on the line, the sharp desire between them erupts into the temptation to break their own rules, before the Order of the Serpent robs them of the chance permanently.
This is my first read in Katherine McIntyre’s Philadelphia Coven series (the third in the series). I will start by saying yes it reads as a standalone but I felt something missing through the entire book. I can’t put my finger on it, perhaps some backgrounds that I would have understood more had I read the series from the beginning.
The book is written in alternating viewpoints from Alanna, who is the head of the Philadelphia Coven and Sam, a djinn who is basically being forced to help Alanna because she is the keeper of his lamp. They are fighting a group of necromancers who are raising an army of dead to destroy both the coven and the city of Philadelphia.
During the struggle with the necromancers, Alanna and Same discover they have feelings for one another. This is the story of the adventure they have fighting the dead, the necromancers, their fears and for Sam his haunted past.
Ms. McIntyre’s writing is strong, descriptive and will draw you in. Her characters are strong and her plot lines are forward moving. As I said – I just felt I was missing something the entire book. I may have to go back and read the series in order and see if I can change my opinion. If you like paranormal, I think you should enjoy this book.
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