Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker who’s always up for a fight - even if it means putting her life on the line....
The Master of Natchez, Mississippi has a nasty problem on his hands. Rogue vampires - those who follow the Naturaleza and believe that humans should be nothing more than prey to be hunted - are terrorizing his city. Luckily, he knows the perfect skinwalker to call in to take back the streets. But what he doesn’t tell Jane is that there’s something different about these vamps. Something that makes them harder to kill - even for a pro like Jane. Now, her simple job has turned into a fight to stay alive...and to protect the desperately ill child left in her care.
©2013 Faith Hunter (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
I listened to the first three books and while there was a lot of good action and great story lines, I found myself frustrated with Jane's character. Some of it was ridiculous -her hot thoughts and long gazes with Ricky and Bruiser in the middle of fights to death. More realistic, but still annoying was her self-flagellation for decisions made by her younger self even though those decisions were instinctive survival skills -she can kill vampires without issue in the present, but hates herself for absorbing Beast as a child in a life or death situation. Her absurd attractions - to Ricky (who will do anyone, oops anything, for his job); Bruiser, who SHE states is only truly loyal to Leo, but she still falls for; and even Leo who is a mix of slick, politician vamp and sick, demanding "master of all." The relationships were unrealistic and not what I would expect of someone with her background and knowledge. So while I loved Beast and Jane's general strength of character, the inconsistencies grated -she was too immature, her plans were not well thought out. She was no heroine -she was lucky and I decided I was done with the series.
But I couldn't find another series or any book I liked. So while waiting on Michelle Sagara's next "Cast in" book, waiting on Patricia Briggs' Mercy book and after re-listening to previous books, I pulled up Book 5 "Death's Rival" and was pleasantly surprised. Jane grew up. Suddenly she's doing real investigating, strategizing and dealing with the vampires as a professional.
Now in Book 6 she also shows real character, realistic emotions and she's become someone I can respect -still snarky, still Jane but with more intelligence and real feelings. I love the Younger brothers and the little family they've become. I love the continuity of the characters throughout the books -and the changes in the way Jane relates to them. I liked that she was able to work with Ricky and Bruiser without fawning mid-battle or even much outside of battle and that even Evan was pulled in to help. Eli's relationship with her is perfect (perfectly brotherly) and his little romance with the sheriff was fun. I love teenage Alex -the brilliant and annoying little brother. I loved Bobby and Charlie's stories, the way everyone worked to help them, find Charlie the help she needed and the incredibly sappy, sweet scene with Eli (no spoilers!) It was great to learn even more about Jane's past and how through remembering and learning, she is seeing herself in a better light. I like this newer, smarter Jane who can plan a job and still change directions on the fly when situations change. Much better story and I'm looking forward to the next one!
I love the new characters that have been introduced in the last couple books. I would recommend this series to anyone who like a strong female lead character and adventure with a little romance and no erotica.
I love how this novel had a lot of background into the witches, Jane and George's apology. Rickie boo is fine and all, but I am rooting for George "Bruiser" Dumas. Eli and the Kid becoming Jane's family is just icing on the cake.
Did not care much for Big Evan's apology, Jane was never responsible for the crap that happened with his Sister-in-law going bunkers and Molly is just a fool. Yea she lost her sister, who was so deep into black magic she decided to use all of them including her niece and nephew just to look sexy and younger. Please Jane did the whole witch counselor a Huge favor!
Like I said, loved it
Love listening to the Jane Yelliweock series. The stories are certainly not thought provoking, but are great ear candy. The narrator's voice is smooth & full of expression. Enjoyable
I can't stop. Audiobooks are the diversion and comfort when I am alone, the excitement I don't have the time for, and scratch for that itch
I feel like the books just keep getting better. I loved the weird mystical dream walker, the excitement of the various house busts, and I am just not yet tired of the love triangles. I am going to have to vote for none of the above men, though.
I'm really really tired of the relationship angst it's like faith is writing a romance novel instead of the urban fantasy that this is suppose to be...get on with the story...and stop with the love triangle already...Jane is suppose to be a strong woman and confident of herself and her skills although socially inept at relationships but more and more the story is all about her angst ,about her relationship with her boyfriend and her attraction to another guy...it's like she turned into this insipid woman..wondering about her boyfriend..wondering what he's doing where he is, who's he with...if he's thinking about her...checking her cellphone to see if he called...urgggh! enough already...!..If i wanted to read a romance novel I would've purchased one instead of this book..! As it is I had to fast forward through some of the pages when she's thinking about rick or brusier just to get to the main story line..!
always a great read and narrarator has great voice so much better than most
I don't usually write reviews. I tend to review by number of Stars only. The story line is intriguing and since I listen more than I have time to read, the narrator is very important to me. If you can't stand the narrator, it doesn't matter how good the author is. The only way to get through it is reading. There is a lot of action and movement going on with several characters. The narrator keeps up and changes voices easily. Each book picks up where it left off. Trouble always follows a rogue vampire killer for hire. It's fun and easy listening. Excellent all the way around.
Report Inappropriate Content