i'm coming today between the numerous storms to share with you my opinion on Free Agent by J. C. Nelson, book that i was lucky to receive as a birthday gift this year and that i've read during my april reading challenge.
I do hope all of you have ( or had) a good day!
Genre: urban fantasy, faeSource: gifted
I’m becoming more and more interested in the fae since I’ve discovered the October Daye series so when I learned of this book I had to read it , even more after receiving recommendations from friends and bloggers alike telling me how much ( and fast) I should read this. Let me tell you I haven’t been disappointed at all.
I really enjoyed this book greatly with the original fae and faeries universe J. C. Nelson created. It was funny and captivating, the suspense was well built, the intrigue keeping its interest until the end. I have read more about the fae than about the faeries ( for the little difference those terms include in this universe) so for me it was really interesting and will perhaps makes me try more retelling as well.
Remember your childhood stories about princes and princesses locked in towers? In this universes princes, princesses and a lot of others are not only statuts it become nature, the core of the character’s identity… strange? A little but you get easily into the mechanics of the world… the same poison won’t work the same depending on the receiver being, human, faeries, or a specific class of characters like a princess for example… some have immunity or particular results and consequences… it was funny to discover those or try to guess other.
Marissa’s job is to make wish come true since she works for a godfather….she did not choose that job but she must do it to earn her freedom… we discover how it happened along the story but more importantly…we learn bits of a bigger secret hiding…and I do wonder the real identity of Marissa and would be really curious to find more info along the series. Her relation with Grimm seems more complex that it appears at first read/ glance.
I do love her personality as well, she is loyal, determined and at the same time she is hurt deep inside and try to hide it…without loosing her compassion. She is also prone to disaster from those we are told about and those we can see…being her friend is not something you are for the quiet and peace^^;;
Grimm we still don’t know a lot about him but he does seems to care for his agent in its own way. I like his humour and his way of thinking isn’t always too twisted on contrary it does make sense more often than not.
The secondary character like Ari and Liam are also terribly interesting and we do learn more about them than about Marissa in my opinion.. others like Evangeline can be unsettling ^^;; ( and I’m happy she isn’t my driver;) )
I don’t want to tell you too much about the story itself as each detail is important and the mystery a big part of it but I can tell you that it is quite fast paced, the action is catching you in its web, the humour, sometimes quite sarcastic is delightful and you get some closure with this book even if you will want more nevertheless.
Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review