Sunday, May 29, 2011

Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between by JA Saare

3 out of 5 Robots!
Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between
Rhiannon's Law, #1
Author: J.A. Saare
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release: May 2, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Mundania Press LLC
Sold by: Amazon Digital 
My Copy: KLB
Reviewer: Rex

Book Blurb:
Rhiannon Murphy left behind the flash and sass of Miami for the no-nonsense groove of New York City, eager for a clean slate and a fresh start. A bartender by trade, a loud mouth by choice, and a necromancer by chance; she managed to keep her nifty talent hidden from those around her—until now.

The deliciously good-looking vampire, Disco, knows her secret. When he strolls into her bar to solicit help investigating the mysterious disappearances of his kind from the city, Rhiannon discovers he’s not the kind of person that appreciates the significance of the word no. But in a world where vampires peddle their blood as the latest and greatest drug of choice, it’s only a matter of time before the next big thing hits the market...

My Review:
Dead, Undead or Somewhere in Between by J.A. Saare is riddled with saucy, dark characters. The story itself is intense. Our heroine, Rhiannon, is a necromancer who has yet to hone in on her talent- but others see her potential. She is gutsy, crude and I had a hard time relating to her and even liking her. I loved her tragic back story, it gave her character a peculiar sadness despite her bad mouth and it made her personality make sense.

Though I'm not hot for Rhiannon's character, I loved her supporting characters. Disco (or Gabriel) is her male counterpart. I have to say that I thought the name Disco was just silly, but he reminds me of some other vamps- who I absolutely adore. My all time favorite character from this book though is Goose. Another silly nickname- his real name is Ethan and he is a mediocre necromancer with lots of training. I can't put my finger on why I like him so much, but I do. He seemed to be the most pragmatic character.

There are a couple things that really bothered me about this book. First of all, Rhiannon's character is evolving at a great pace and it is very well done. But she can't talk about her past because of how horrific it is... but then there is a scene where she does unleash the baggage that is holding her down. Now, I was incredibly happy when it came out because I was really intrigued. I did not like who she told and how, it didn't fit for me. I feel like it should have been Ethan or Gabriel. The other thing that bothered me is something that I don't feel strongly enough about to mention, especially if it may alienate some of my readers.

Over all, I think this book ran at a great pace and the story rocked it. It is a relatively quick read with quite a few refreshing characters. I don't think this is a story that anyone should spend hours upon hours on. But I do think anyone who gets a kick out of the Urban Fantasy genre may enjoy this one.

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1 comment :

  1. I love Urban Fantasy, so I will give this a whirl. I like that the names are silly, but than again, that is me. I will take note of what you said hon. Thank you for the great review, I hope I like it, it does sound great :)



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