Author: Allyson James
Copyright: 2010 (Berkley); 330 pgs.
Series: Stormwalker #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
From Good Reads.com: Half-Navajo Janet Begay possesses extraordinary power which is tied to the storms that waft across the desert. The only person who can control her when she’s caught in the storm’s evocative power is Mick, a dark-haired, blue-eyed biker Janet can’t seem to touch with her powers. He can wield fire and not get burned, and Janet’s never sure where he goes when they’re not together. Together they investigate mysterious disappearances, which Janet fears are tied to her mother’s people, the mythical gods from below the earth. They are helped along the way by Coyote and Crow, but these shapeshifting gods have their own agendas.
1. Reason for choosing this book:
Nominated for a RITA. Sounded interesting.
2. Reasons for liking/disliking this book:
I’ve read this author before under her Ashley Gardner pen name (mystery series) and I attempted to read one of her Jennifer Ashley historical romances. I liked the mystery and just couldn’t get into the historical. With that in mind, I wasn’t really sure which way I’d go with this one.
I really liked it. I liked Janet a lot. I think she’s got her head on straight and trying to have a something of a normal life. I liked the fact that, unlike many other UF heroines, she doesn’t have daddy issues — it’s mom! Nice change of pace.
I really liked Nick. It wasn’t hard to figure out what he was, the clues are so obvious. I like how Janet can believe in all the other supernatural things, yet the possibility of such a creature really existing never occurs to her.
Oh, and that mirror! Too funny.
I will be continuing the series
3. Reasons for recommending this book:
I would recommend this book to fans of the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.
Started: 6 June 2011
Finished: 11 June 2011
Disclaimer: I purchased this book.
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