Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Review: Tempest Rising
This is the first book in the Jane True series by Nicole Peeler.
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.