Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Review: Tracking the Tempest

Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and Ryu - Jane's bloodsucking boyfriend - can't let a major holiday go by without getting all gratuitous. An ove...more Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and Ryu - Jane's bloodsucking boyfriend - can't let a major holiday go by without getting all gratuitous. An overwhelming dose of boyfriend interference and a last-minute ticket to Boston later, and Jane's life is thrown off course.

Ryu's well-intentioned plans create mayhem, and Jane winds up embroiled in an investigation involving a spree of gruesome killings. All the evidence points towards another Halfling, much to Jane's surprise... (summary from goodreads)

My thoughts...Tracking The Tempest is my kind of book-interesting characters, magical worlds, and just the right amount of humor.

Tracking The Tempest is book two in Nicole Peeler's Jane True series.  If you are new to the series, I recommend you start with Tempest Rising.  This second book has snark, more magic, move adventure, and more romance.  Jane leaves the comfort of her Rockabill home to spend some time in Boston.  This change in setting really opened up the doors for a bunch of new paranormal creatures, both good and evil.  We meet probably one of the scariest beings in paranormal literature in Boston, Graeme.  This character gave me chills and made me sleep with the light on for a week.  We still get to read about our favorites including Iris, Nell, Grizzie, and Anyan (sigh).  Let's talk about Anyan.  In book one we learned he was smart, cunning,mysterious,  and sexy.  In book two, he is all of that and then some.  I can't wait to learn more about this character in Tempest's Legacy.  Did I mention sexy?

Tracking The Tempest gives readers plenty of page-turning action.  The new halfling called Conleth keeps everyone on their toes.  Boston provides the perfect backdrop for a good  mystery.  This one is perfect for readers who like to solve a crime while enjoying a little romance.  Peeler's magical world grows more complex and interesting.  She immerses readers into the fantasy without confusing them.  Jane's character growth is reflected in her increased abilities, personal strength, and blooming confidence.  I look forward to seeing how her characters continues to grow. 

At the end of the book, readers get a taste of book three, Tempest's Legacy.  I am not sure when it will be released, but I do know it is not soon enough. 

For more information, visit Nicole Peeler at her website.  Follow this link to order your copy of Tempest Rising or Tracking The Tempest.


Natasha A. said...

I just started reading Tempest Rising yesterday and I love it! I can't wait to get to #2!

Carole said...

Wow, I wouldn't have known about this book if it were not for you. Thanks, Elie!

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