by Nicole PeelerPublished by: Orbit Books Publish Date: November, 2009 Audio by: Brilliance Audio Narrated by: Kate Reinders Genre: Paranormal/ Urban Fantasy Series: Jane True #1 Heather’s Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars Blurb from Goodreads:
Living in small town Rockabill, Maine, Jane True always knew she didn’t quite fit in with so-called normal society. During her nightly, clandestine swim in the freezing winter ocean, a grisly find leads Jane to startling revelations about her heritage: she is only half-human.
Now, Jane must enter a world filled with supernatural creatures alternatively terrifying, beautiful, and deadly- all of which perfectly describe her new “friend,” Ryu, a gorgeous and powerful vampire.
It is a world where nothing can be taken for granted: a dog can heal with a lick; spirits bag your groceries; and whatever you do, never-ever rub the genie’s lamp.
If you love Sookie Stackhouse, then you’ll want to dive into Nicole Peeler’s enchanting debut novel.
Book Savvy Babe’s Quickie Review:
3.5 of 5 Stars
Just finished the audiobook. It took me a little bit to get into this one. That may be in part because I was listening to the audio and I was easily distracted. Nevertheless, once I was able to really get into the book, I found that I liked Jane and I was curious about her role in the supernatural world. She is a half-breed, she doesn’t fit in her human town, and she doesn’t fill well with the supernaturals either.
I liked Ryu okay. I think that Jane let him get away with a lot, like the fact that he fed from her more than she realized. She let him off-the-hook, so to speak, more than I liked. There was plenty of sizzle and chemistry between them throughout the book. I like that Jane didn’t shy away from sexy time and she seemed to come out of her shell more as the book went on.
I definitely enjoyed the book and I am looking forward to continuing the series. This is one of the series that I can sit back and enjoy, and not over-analyze too much.
I am not sure whether I will listen to the next book on audio or pick up the print or e-book. I was not the biggest fan of the narration, done by Kate Reinders. I didn’t like the male voices at all, and even found Jane’s voice annoying at times. Not my favorite audiobook, but I enjoyed the story.
This book is the first book to add to my 2013 Audio Book Challenge!