Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Review: Tempest Rising

This is the first book in the Jane True series by Nicole Peeler.

Book Blurb:

Living in small town Rockabill, Maine, Jane True always knew she didn't quite fit in with so-called normal society.

During her nightly, clandestine swim in the freezing winter ocean, a grisly find leads Jane to startling revelations about her heritage: she is only half-human.

Now, Jane must enter a world filled with supernatural creatures that are terrifying, beautiful, and deadly - all of which perfectly describe her new "friend", Ryu, a gorgeous and powerful vampire.

It is a world where nothing can be taken for granted: a dog can heal with a lick, spirits bag your groceries; and whatever you do, never - ever - rub the genie's lamp.

I absolutely loved this book. :)

Jane True has not had the easiest of times growing up in a small town with small minded people - but she has tried to make the best of what she has - a very loving father, a decent job, a couple of very supportive friends - and the ocean.

Jane loves the ocean and allows her night time swims to soothe her frazzled nerves - that is until the night Jane finds something during her swim that changes her life forever.

I thoroughly enjoyed Tempest Rising and find the character Jane True to be funny and quirky. I am eagerly awaiting the next installment - Tracking the Tempest, due out in July 2010.

I have to say - without giving anything away - that I am very curious about the dog in this story - Anyan. I want to know more about the dog....:)

I give Tempest Rising 5 out of 5 stars.



Mandi said...

I am curious about this book because I would never pick it up based on the cover. But it sounds so unique!

Book Crazy Jenn said...

I love the look of this book - I have it but have yet to read it! :) Awesome review!

Blodeuedd said...

I have heard great things and I am glad to hear that you loved it too :)

Michelle G said...


I would not have known about it had my great reading buddy Anna not told me about it - and I am so glad she did. :) The cover is different - I thought it was a YA book when I first saw the cover - but it's not.


My son would walk by and turn the book over - he thought the lady on the front was nekkid. LOL I tried to tell him she was covered in all the necessary areas - he didn't want to talk about it. :) I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it once you've read it.


I have only read one other review - and she didn't like it so much. :) I hope you read it, I'm interested in your take on it.

Thanks for stopping by ladies.


Anna said...

Yay!!! Glad you enjoyed it too. :)

Michelle G said...




Donna [F.D. Ramblings] said...

I'm writing my review to post, I'm hope for tomorrow. I really enjoyed this book too. I'm with you about Anyan. :)

Danielle87 said...

lol - we disagree! How bizarre?
I did like Anyan, I'll give you that.
But I really hated Jane - I think she was so mopey and concerned with other people's opinions - she was like a wounded kitten that just kept mewling throughout the whole book, trying to get reader's sympathy.

kittyism said...

I loved this book as well... Loved Jane. Also in complete agreement with you about Anyan. Very curious on that front.

Michelle G said...


I look forward to your review. :)


Yours was the only review I'd read - and you didn't like it. :) I'm hoping that now that Jane knows about her heritage - she won't worry so much about others opinions - maybe she'll grow a thicker skin and gain some confidence. I love your reviews - they always give an honest opinion - and that is a good thing. :)


I can't wait for the next one. :)

Thank you all for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.