Sunday, September 21, 2008

[ARC Review] - Any Given Doomsday

Title: Any Given Doomsday
Author: Lori Handeland
Series: The Phoenix Chronicles
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Year: 2008

I received this book for review from St. Martin's Press.

Summary: Elizabeth Phoenix once used her unique skills as a psychic to help in the Milwaukee Police Department's fight against injustice. But when Liz's foster mother is found viciously murdered—and Liz is discovered unconscious at the scene—her only memory of the crime comes in the form of terrifying dreams...of creatures more horrific than anything Liz has seen in real life. What do these visions mean? And what in the world do they have to do with her former lover, Jimmy Sanducci? While the police question Jimmy in the murder, Jimmy opens Liz's eyes to a supernatural war that has raged since the dawn of time in which innocent people are hunted by malevolent beings disguised as humans. Only a chosen few have the ability to fight their evil, and Jimmy believes Liz is among them. Now, with her senses heightened, new feelings are rising within Liz—ones that re-ignite her dangerous attraction to Jimmy. But Jimmy has a secret that will rock Liz to her core…and put the survival of the human race in peril.…

Thoughts: This was a good book. But I have to say I was a bit reluctant to read it, which is just me being stubborn. I would have preferred another Nightcreatures book. But I'm glad I read this new one, cause I really enjoyed it. Liz is a former cop and a psychic, so she has seen her share of weirdness. But when a loved one is killed, her world is turned upside down. Any Given Doomsday is fun, steamy with not stop action. If you enjoyed Ms. Handeland's Nightcreatures series, you'll definitely like this new series. Especially if your a fan of Urban Fantasy.

Score: 4 Stars

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Make sure you check out the prequel to Any Given Doomsday- "In the Beginning" To get your own copy visit the author's website for this free read.


  1. I’ve never gotten around to reading Lori Handeland other series but this one looks too good to pass up.

  2. Yes it's pretty good. I was pleasantly surprised.

  3. It's always nice when you're unsure of a book and you finally read it and it turns out to be a good read! Sometimes even a great read and you wonder why you let it sit so long!

  4. Yeah definitely. Some of my favorite books sat on my shelf for months. Dead Until Dark, Poison Study, Kushiel's Dart. I should have read them way earlier than I did. LOL!

  5. Cool, i am glad that you liked it. I have a copy as well, but haven't gotten to it yet. Now i will have to make more of an effort to start it. :)

  6. An ARC of this book showed up at my house too. Had me perplexed, lol!
    Havent read it yet, but thanks to your thoughts on it i'm looking forward to it.



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