Monday, September 13, 2010

Review: Storm Born

Storm Born
By Richelle Mead
Published by Kinsinton Publishing Corp.
374 pages
$699 (Paperback)

What its about:

Eugenie Markham is a powerful shaman who does a brisk trade banishing spirits and fey who cross into the mortal world.  Mercenary, yes, but a girls got to eat.  Her most recent case, however, is enough to ruin her appetite.  Hired to find a teenager who has been taken to the Otherworld, Eugenie comes face to face with a startling prophecy--One that uncovers dark secrets about her past and claims that Eugenie's first-born will threaten the future of the world as she knows it.

Now Eugenie is a hot target for every ambitious demon and Otherwordly ne'er-do-well, and the ones who don't want to knock her up want her dead.  Eugenie handles a Glock as smoothly as she wields a wand, but she needs some formidable allies for a job like this.  She finds them in Dorian, a seductive fairy king with a taste for bondage, and Kiyo, a gorgeous shape-shifter who redefines animal attraction.  But with enemies growing bolder and time running out, Eugenie realizes that the greatest danger is yet to come, and it lies in the dark powers that are stirring to life within her....

What I thought:

This is my least favorite series from Richelle Mead.  I'm not big in to novels that are pretty strong fantasy.  I didn't relate to any of the characters as well I could with Richelle's other characters.  I liked Kiyo but felt really betrayed by him in this story.  I don't know if I felt better about him in the end or not.  I thought the lands in the Otherworld were kind of cool, but again a little too much on the fantasy side for me.  It took me a long time to get into this book, but I didn't hate it or love it. 

I give this book:

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