Fall has started full force and thus raining and harsh winds are daily and it doesn't really help my mood i admit, i can tell i was glad to have a bunch of book i wanted to read to think about something else when i wasn't working on some gifts or trying to recover.
Today i'm sharing with you my opinion on the second book in the Jane Yellowrock series, i must say the Lousiana, New Orleans setting is starting to become a real favourite of mine;) .An addictive series, and you get addicted to Beast in priority^^. It's really a perfect series for this time of the year i think.
Genre: urban fantasy,paranormalSource: bought
I was quite impatient to go back in New Orleans to meet Jane and of course Beast after finishing “Skinwalker” book1, it didn’t end on a cliffhanger but the tension was high and Leo passably angry ^^;; ( euphemism I know). I needed more so what a pleasure this second book has been. Beast is acting and speaking a lot more but still with cryptic sentence, still I love her more and more and she did save Jane and helped her to overcome the compulsion. Jane has found some part of her memory back and she is still meeting with the shaman to learn more but what I really loved this time is how she was more centered, the situation was chaotic, she once again didn’t understand the insinuation, secret message behind the veiled message of a vampire (exactly like in book 1 one ask her to come but no miss Jane forget and do everything but not that.) but at the same time she was focused and even better completely in symbiosis with Beast it was more than great.
We also see how sensible and vulnerable Jane is, how she doesn’t know how to react to a napping time and how emotional she gets when Angelina dress up. I enjoyed not seeing only her warrior side but also how she could react s a woman while pampered up and flatted^^. Another positive development is that she has chosen her partner, the romance is heating up, some competition for her attention exist she is tempted but she makes a choice. ( part of me was voting for the other side but I ‘m still happy with her choice^^). Her secret is also partly revealed, not her exact nature but the shifting part is out of the bag and it does have a big impact on Leo when he think she is a were… so I’m really curious on the story behind the opposition between vampire and were in this universe.
Now back to Leo, and Bruiser^^, he is still grieving and that affects him a lot. I was mostly angry with him this time he keeps trying to kill Jane then save her then threaten her etc worse than a girl with big level of hormones. He couldn’t stick to his choice more than a few minutes completely crazy but he is attracted to Jane the question is he is attracted because of feeling or because she would be a good tools to use. The question is worth some thinking because we see in this book how ruthless he is despites his good look, oh he keeps some honor but he is not above using other and killing to keep his status. Bruiser had more merit this time, he do take things in hands when Leo can and he tried to help and protect Jane when it was not against a direct order ( yes that’s the problem is first loyalty is to Leo and to stay alive perhaps it’s better staying that way ( not sure if Leo wouldn’t be a jealous one)
Now what I enjoyed even more was discovering Molly finally. She is so kind and open minded I love her!. I know we got some info on how she met Jane but I wouldn’t mind reading more about that to understand how deep their bond is because let’s be honest they are more than sisters despites the lack of blood sharing…they trust each other completely and while her children are abducted, Molly doesn’t accuse Jane and trust her to set things right. It was really interesting. I have more reserve about big Evans… he is against Jane from the start and I’m not 100%sure why… he is hiding something he knows about her? Is he afraid of her? Angelina is so cute, quite like her mother and I enjoy how Faith hunter built her personality…. But this time we see more of her power and I’m curious about why dark is her color after all Jane said that normally it’s blue for witch… I’m guessing it will become even more interesting in future books.
Oh I was also glad to see again Rick , Jodi and some folks from book one like some security guards^^ and Derek lee too. I loved to see they didn’t change from book 1, it’s not always easy to keep the same personality for secondary characters but the author managed perfectly well and well as keeping the
atmosphere that give this series the perfect setting. Louisiana
The tension was high, the action fast packed and really I couldn’t stop turning the pages, I loved learning more about the vampires history and beliefs it made everything even more intense. So It’s really an excellent dark urban fantasy that I recommend with pleasure if you love vampires, shifters, speaking hungry but funny beast, and of course
! New Orleans
Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review