mardi 17 novembre 2015

Poltergeist ( Greywalker 2) by Kat Richardson

Hello to all,

                    Last week passed in a blur and not  in a good way. The events of Paris are having their effects here as well and slowly we try to let life triumph over the terror but we do have a thought for all the victims.

Today , i'm sharing with you my thought of the second book in a series i've started this year and that i liked enough to follow up ( and still plan to) so here is my opinion on Poltergeist second book in the Greywalker series by Kat Richardson

Happy reading
Publisher: Roc
Publication: 2007
ISBN:  0451461509
Genre: urban fantasy
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 18+
Source: gifted

Short description from goodreads :

 Harper Blaine was your average small-time PI until she died - for two minutes. Now she's a Greywalker - walking the thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm. And she's discovering that her new abilities are landing her all sorts of "strange" cases.

In the days leading up to Halloween, Harper's been hired by a university research group that is attempting to create an artificial poltergeist. The head researcher suspects someone is faking the phenomena, but Harper's investigation reveals something else entirely - they've succeeded. And when one of the group's members is killed in a brutal and inexplicable fashion, Harper must determine whether the killer is the ghost itself, or someone all too human.

My opinion:
          Good but confusing that’s how i would resume this book... after reading book 1 i was happy to own the next book to read when i wanted and i don’t regret it but the change with book 1 is a little abrupt.In Greywalker, the character discovers her powers and we do it at the same rythm, now that she knows what she is capable off  Harper is still adjusting and learning but more confident, i liked that.

This time she is investigating a sort of Poltergeist creation group. An university is founding a research on that topic and the professor in charge isn’t happy with the results thinking about sabotage.... it doesn’t start well when Harper dislikes the man but it gets worse when a murder is added... it’s where it gets confusing. The purpose of the research, the explanation and the real objective of the Professor all of that is really hard to understand, perhaps because i’ve been interrupted yes but in any case i didn’t like that feeling. I even had difficulty to replace some of the secondary characters from book 1.
Now i can’t say that the confusion is due to the lack of author’s research far from it but  you really ned to stay focused on the book and nothing else to grab any detail that will be handy later , it’s not a book that you can start, put aside for later then come back to it  the plot is too deep and detailled for that.

 So, i did enjoy it but not as much as the first instalment and definitively not a read a would recommend when you want a light story without deepth. I do plan to continue the series though but i hope next one will be a little less confusing but still captivating.

Score:  3,5/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review


4 commentaires:

  1. Kat Richardson is another of the Urban Fantasy authors I follow. I have Greywalker, Poltergeist, Underground and Vanished. And the short stories The Werewolf Before Christmas and Chemotherapy. Thanks for your review.

    1. i have a huge gap if i remember well then some of the newer books, i will have to check to tell you

  2. I'm so sorry for what happened in Paris lately! Such a sad news to wake up to the morning it happened. Here's to hoping it will unify everyone more against all terrorists who know no color and religion, who will use anyone to forward their political agendas!

    As for this book, I'm sorry it wasn't as good as the first one. I have this problem with some urban fantasies as well, unfortuantely :/ but hey, 3.5 is pretty decent, considering! :)

    Faye at The Social Potato

    1. Sadly right now with everything cancelled etc it gives us teh feeling that they won so let hope the good will takes teh front now and that thanks to the end of the year, joy, love and all the good will prevail