I love audiobooks!!!
Like paranormals, lots of violence, and a splash of romance? Then this second book in the Jane Yellowrock saga will be right up your alley. I am enjoying this Series immensely.
Probably. Definitely looking forward to another performance by Khristine Hvam, I might read more of this series to see if the character grows beyond the cissexism, homophobia and internalized colonialization.
Not included the blatant moment of cissexism/transphobia in the first visit to the police department, or the "Ickes" and "ews" whenever a female vamp hit on the main character, while drooling over every male in the damn book. Like, seriously, we get it, the character is STRAIT. And repulsed by trans women and women in general hitting on her. She's a bigot, but the story does nothing with it at all and so it sits there like a turd stinking up the whole story.
Also, I found the Christian appropriation of Native American traditions troubling, but this actually is more interesting and complex than the queer phobia presented at other times through the book. The character is native, but raised in a Christian children's home. Her past has literally been whipped from her, and replaced with white culture and religion. I would love to see this explored more, to see her struggle with the conflict between her heratage, being raised in a Christian children's home and not being raised by contemporary Native Americans, and so being robbed of her heratage again.
Accents, a sense of place that comes with her use of voice. The clean cut between Beast and Jane.
Some of the vamps that didn't really bring anything to the story.
The book in general was very good, but the climax and ending were weak. The final battle was kind of abrupt, and the epilogue was super generalized.
I have two rescue dogs. One Scottish born husband. And a love of books that goes back to childhood and bookmobiles!
'sorry, no spoiler here. You'll have to read or listen to find out!
Leo's grief over his son's death is way out of proportion and is focused on Mercy. Angle Baby, and family are visiting. A good thing, a bad thing as she helps save Big Cat only to be kidnapped later. Here's our heroine's dilemma, how to avoid Leo's desire to kill her while using some of his resources to save her best friend's life and rescue her children.
The pace is fast, the drama high as our favorite cast of characters interacts. Without the bits comic relief I would not have made it through to the end. Oh, there is the ongoing love interest between Rick, the cop, and George, Leo's right hand man.
Yep, the second installment is a worthwhile read with our shape shifting vampire hunter, a witchy best friend and family, Leo and his crew, Rick and the police, AND all the drama created by the BAD guys!
Oh, the narrator...Khristine Hvan...she's marvelous. Each character is unique and not overly done. My nieces are from the Carolinas and they, like Mercy, have a very slight (light) Southern accent. George is from England. While you recognize his country of origin, he is still understandable; even by my mother who is "foreign language accent challenged".
I don't think you have to read her books in order to enjoy them. If I've intrigued you, use one of you Audible.com credits like I did. Then come back and tell me what you think!
I had a good idea of what I was getting into, wanted to give FH the chance cause I love the concept and the premise, but FH botched it all up. The main character just becomes a trope, the story becomes a situational drama and you could edit out half the book and not miss it.
Khristine Hvam is brilliant! I am looking now, if she can pare up with a decent writer I would be so happy!
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This is book two of the Yellowrock series and not sure I will listen to the third. Jane is a "skin walker" who shares a body and mind with Beast a.k.a "big cat." Hired by the vampire council as a bounty hunter to find and destroy a vampire who is turning young rogues in the city of New Orleans. The Bloodmaster of the city death vengeance out for her due to events from book one. The book seemed to drag at the start and there were several times I wondered why I had purchased it. The action in the last third of the book made it more enjoyable but still not sure I will ever buy book three unless it is on sale. Sorry, wanted to like it more.
Very little action. She solves a mystery, but with biblical overtones more unbelievable than any of those archeologist/action movies. The most interesting part was her relationship with her other- and her other, a non-human, was the most interesting and sympathetic character. And if she's such a great vampire hunter, why does she get bitten and almost die three times in a couple days? She needs to get her act together! Oh, and stop admiring herself in the mirror.
An omnivorous fiction reader, I'm totally flummoxed by folks who " don't have time" to read for the helluva it. Prescription? Audible!
Maybe I'm not in Faith Hunter's target demographic, but I couldn't conjure up any empathy or sympathy for - or, to be honest, even any interest in - her characters. Jane gets chomped by a vamp? Okay by me! The Beast strikes a serious sulk because Jane won't let her bulk up into a big cat? Suck it up (pun intended), Beast. Channeling Charlaine Harris, Hunter presents minute description of Jane's wardrobe (much less entertaining than Sookie's, but what can you do with black leather everything?) and dietary preferences (basically red meat and carbs seasoned with withering distain for greens). Dialog passable, narration marred by only a few mispronunciations, plot murky: save your credit.
Retired USN! I enjoy movies, books, traveling and making quilts.
If I had only these two choices then I would say not well spent. The story line is really hard to follow at times, not sure what she is really after.
I have heard so much about this series and I just had to try it. I fought to finish book 1, but this book was just too long and not enjoyable for me. I tried but I didn't engage with Jane. I only liked th scenes with Leo P and didn't buy the romance with Bruiser or the Cop.