Near the top of the list.
George D and Rick L. My, My, My, Mine.!!
Too many to pick just one.
I really like thrillers. My favorite type of movie or book is one that has a unique perspective instead of a different version of the same story repeated by many different writers throughout the years. Many books are fine for a one-time listen, but to find one that's good enough to listen to again and again is a rare find indeed!!
"Raven Cursed" did not begin as I thought it would, considering how "Mercy Blade" ended. I was hoping it would start exactly where "Mercy Blade" left us hanging and immediately answer the question with which we were left.
Instead we find Jane has gone back home to Asheville, leaving behind and maybe trying to forget New Orleans and everything that transpired there. At first I thought she was trying to wipe the slate clean and needed to come home in order to do so. Instead, New Orleans still has a hold on her and if she won't go back to New Orleans, New Orleans comes to her and so does a whole new kettle of fish with which to deal!!
It's interesting how Faith Hunter takes a smaller character introduced in "Mercy Blade" and weaves that character into this book. Even though she's still dealing with the major players in her Jane Yellowrock series, she introduces major changes into their lives presenting us with an entirely different book while still staying true to the personalities of those main characters.
Usually whenever an author has a series going with characters that the reader has come to love, or even to hate, and they try to change the series by branching out in a different direction it seems to ruin the series for me. Yet Faith Hunter did stretch the series by moving the location and presenting greater depth to the minor character from "Mercy Blade," while still keeping true to the basic storyline which made for yet another good book.
I still do not like what happened to one person I was rooting for in "Mercy Blade." I dislike to a greater extent than before how Molly's husband treats Jane, still holding her responsible for something that wasn't her fault and that, because of all Jane discovered and the actions she took, turned out fine in "Mercy Blade." Even so, he's still snarly to Jane when she is once again trying to help and even after she does help -- yet again!! I have to say that the needless guilt she carried around throughout "Raven's Curse" regarding this incident from "Mercy Blade" finally got on my last nerve and I said aloud, "Enough already!! Quit feeling sorry for yourself!!" That right there should tell you how great a writer Faith Hunter is since her characters have so come to life for me that I'm talking to them!!
If you like Faith Hunter's previous Jane Yellowrock books, you'll like "Raven's Curse" as well. No, I didn't like this as well as the others for the very reasons mentioned above. I also thought this would have been a great place to end the series, yet Faith Hunter did write another Jane Yellowrock book.
Take a chance, if you're a fan of this series. If you've never tried one of series' books, do not start with this one, however!! Maybe it's just me, but I don't like major changes in the lives of characters I like, especially when these changes don't result in good things.
I love Jane Yellowrock and Beast. There's lots of action with just enough romance. Khristine Hvam does a good job with "acting".
I love that the story and the characters can be strong without constant cursing. Jane's favorite word is "crap".
I loved when it was implied that Big Evan was using the "f" word and Beast was disgusted that humans thought about sex at strange times.
The cat that ate the canary.
Can't wait for the next installment!
I enjoyed delving more into Jane's history and building the relationships between characters from previous books in the series.
Jane is an amazing character, strong, funny, sexy, mysterious yet familiar and endearing.
I loved the whole series thus far. I can't wait to see what Jane will get herself into next.
Love fantasy books, usually with a strong female character. I also enjoyed just about anything from J.D Robb I am a fan of mysteries as well. I also enjoy funny and quirky novels anything from Molly Harper is a winner in my book. Since listening to audio books is important to me while I travel I also follow certain narrators as well.
I have enjoyed the entire series, but honestly this is one of my favorite. Narrator is great and the story line built on the previous books, but you could still understand the plot even if you didn't read the previous stories.
The Jane Yellowrock series hooked me with the first book. I promptly bought the rest
of the series and am now impatiently waiting for the next book. Smart, quirky, sexy
characters with surprising paranormal twists. Well worth having in my audible library.
This is book 4 following the life of Jane Yellowrock. She's a shapeshifter, who's main job is under the employ of Leo, Master of the city of New Orleans. Her job is to kill rogue vamps, but also is employed as security for Leo's functions. She has a team, of ex special ops that she works with when needed. The stories just keep building, bringing in new characters,(all of which, are quite interesting). Non stop suspense, action, mystery, personal humor, and sexual tension (without the smut, like Anita Blake). Jane and her beast are truly interesting, with each book, we learn a little more of what Jane is all about.Beast has become more interesting, and is much easier to relate to, from the first novel. If you like, a kick butt heroine, that isn't perfect, with an action packed story, then give this series a try.
I just finished the series of Jane Yellowrock and in three words I would say---addictive, a keeper, and more!
George Dumas, because he is kind, dependable, resourceful and even Jane can't ruffle his feathers. All that beside being really good to look at..
Khristine involves me in the story, she does not simply read the lines, she becomes the characters and she does it very well. She really helps you to visualize the action.
Jane's vulnerability when Beast, her inner cat disappears and the loss throws her for a loop. She realizes how much she depends on Beast, but can't find her, doesn't know if she will be back. Jane doesn't usually do vulnerable, just brash, sarcastic and snarky, so this was a new experience for her.
Read the book or listen to it, or both, like me. You won't regret the credit, and you'll be waiting for the next book this fall.
I started this series and thought it was interesting because of Native American folk lore, etc. However this story really was the best so far and I hope that Ms Hunter will continue with thins series. Also I think Khristine Hyam did an excellent job on narration. Looking forward to more.
This one is a cliffhanger... who knows what Jane will do now... Very complex novels. Who thinks like this? Creating a really interesting new type of character.