At Any Price and Dark Currents reviews

So there were a couple of books that I’ve now read a while ago. And I didn’t have a lot to say about them, I guess. So I thought I’d do like some small, simple reviews, or just thoughts.

At Any Price by Brenna Aubrey
This is a new adult book. It’s about a young lady named Mia Strong, who is a gamer and gamer blogger. She is a virgin, and she is basically flat broke, and so she auctions off her virginity, as you do. And then there will be no contact after that. A young billionaire, Adam Drake, buys it, and they write a contract, and all that and he finds a loophole, which makes him able to spend more time with her.

I liked it. It was okay. I thought it was funny. I thought Brenna managed to make a lot of tension, and she was good at that. I was very impressed. I thought the whole virginity auction was a bit creepy, but it’s not like Brenna Aubrey put it forward as being a good idea. I thought Mia and Adam were believable and fun, and cool. Anyways. I liked it. I also liked how it was… I don’t know, solved, in reference to Mia’s virginity. I did think Adam’s behavior was a bit creepy at times. He was sort of trying to control Mia, and trick her into the way he thought she should behave. I thought the way she handled him made up for that. She’s tough and gutsy and she doesn’t let Adam get his way all the time. I don’t have much more to say, but I liked it.

Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey
Dark Currents is an urban fantasy set in the US. In a small town where there are supernaturals living there. The book is about a young lady named Daisy Johansson, daughter of an incubus, raised by a single mother, who is the agent of the Norse god Hel. She works with the police of her small Midwestern town when there’s a supernatural problem. And then a person is killed and the police realize there is magic stuff involved. Daisy has to balance the supernatural and the mundane.

I really loved this. It’s fun, and kooky. It’s a good detective story, and the solution was both great and sort of repugnant. Jacqueline Carey is such a good writer. Daisy is spunky and cool and tough. She’s very no nonsense. She has a tail, yeah! She’s a badass. I loved that it used mythology and that it used Hel, because I’m obsessed with Norse mythology. The characters are well developed, the world is impressive, the Jacqueline Carey-ness is there and it’s awesome sauce. I really liked it. I thought it was amazing. Yeah, that’s basically it. It was fun.

So those were my thoughts on At Any Time and Dark Currents. There we go.