Wednesday, 8 September 2010

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Jane True 2: Tracking the Tempest - Nicole Peeler

Release Date: 05/08/10


Jane True has almost come to terms with her supernatural heritage ...almost. 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 ...


The second Jane True tale and one that builds on the first. Jane is more magical, she’s got more spirit and above all else she is sassier than ever.

The story arc is complex and more of a mystery than the first outing. However this time she has a stronger role proving that “halflings” are doing it for themselves (and not just through Griz’s gift sets. LOL) Add to the mix, emotional conflict, some film references and a huge posse of supporting cast members (and yep, you can take one or two in more than one way, lol) and it’s a fun journey from start to finish. My only real qualm is the characters use of the word “Baby”, I absolutely hate it when its used in reference to another adult, but that’s just a personal niggle. On the whole, if you want an Urban fantasy that has fun characters, great plot and a lead that isn’t god defyingly powerful with vulnerability, then this is the tale for you.


Julie-Anne said...

Is this series YA or is the cover just cutesie?

Bea said...

JA, IMO it's borderline. I don't think it's aimed at the YA market but the first novel has elements ie heroine is discovering herself.

I haven't read this one yet, it's on my TBR pile.