It was about a month ago that I binge read the first four books in the Seven of Spades series. This is such an amazing series. It’s full of mystery, suspense, friendship, and yes, romance. Having read and loved the first four books, I was so happy that I didn’t have to wait long for the fifth book, A Chip and a Chair, and thanks to Netgalley, I even got a copy to review! This no way influences my opinion though – I truly love these books and I thought A Chip and a Chair was a great ending, though I’m still sad that it’s over.
To give you a run down on the series – it’s about Detective Levi Abrams and ex-Bounty Hunter/Private Investigator, Dominic Russo. These two meet and eventually fall in love, but it’s not easy – not in their relationship and not in the events surrounding them. Las Vegas has become the target of a fearsome serial killer known as the Seven of Spades. They seem to only kill people who they believe have gotten away with a crime and need to be punished. A vigilante killer, if you will.The Seven of Spades series by Cordelia Kingsbridge is over, and I'm sad, but it was AMAZING! #bookreview #ontheblog #bookbloggers Click To Tweet
Obviously, Levi and his team are on the case – but as the books go on, the killer becomes more and more attached to Levi, causing a lot of mayhem in his life. These books are full of violence, but I never felt like the descriptions went too far. It was just enough to understand what’s happening and to feel the horror. I loved the mystery of these books. The Seven of Spades is revealed in the final book, and I was shocked. I seriously had no inclination this person was the Seven of Spades, and I imagine many others will be surprised too.
Along with the mystery and suspense, I just really loved the characters. Neither Levi or Dominic are perfect. Levi battles with his anger and slight love of violence, and Dominic is a gambling addict. There are issues they must face together, and apart, and they aren’t always the best to each other. However, it’s obvious there is true love there, and that they would do anything for each other. Honestly, I think I’m going to miss their dynamic most of all – can we get some more mysteries with Levi and Dominic? I’d snatch those up quick!
A Chip and a Chair was a wonderful finale (totally five star worthy), and I’m so glad I was given the chance to read and review it, though it’s out now so you can’t start your own binge read of the series! I read all of these books in an e-format, but it’s a series that I would just LOVE to own as physical copies so I can put them on my shelves and hopefully re-read again in the future. I might need to get started on buying those.
So tell me: have you read any of these books? Are you going to go grab the first book, Kill Game, now? *whisper* the answer is yes!!