Blurb: THE START OF A BRAND NEW URBAN FANTASY SET IN SMALL TOWN MAINE WHERE EVERYTHING IS NOT AS IT SHOULD BE…
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.
Review: This was a decent book, but there just wasn’t anything that stuck out at me that made it really good. The main character is a bit on the flaky side. The romantic interest in the book kind of screams “Bad Idea” at me as it seems many of the motives for him to be interested are just not genuine and I cannot see how any kind of real relationship will ever develop that can be even remotely healthy.
There also seems to be a huge mixing of mythologies here that just don’t quite seem to work for me. If you are going to break historically accepted thoughts on creatures or groups, then make that break work somehow. It kind of feels like they were all just thrown in together without any rhyme or reason and the reader is expected to just accept that it works. Sorry, it just didn’t for me.
Overall, the story wasn’t really bad, it just wasn’t really good either. I’ll probably take the time to read the next book, but only when I’ve got time between books I’m waiting on.