Here is my first blog book review since deciding to become a reviewer on Netgalley.
My initial interest in the book was from the cover, so well designed. I couldn’t find the name of the artist to give them a plug though.
What attracted me was it reminded me of Mary Janice Davidson’s work and I’m a huge fan of hers. The blurb convinced me it was a book that ran along a similar vein (no pun intended) and so I asked for a copy and am very thankful Season Publishing sent me one.
If I have to describe this book in one sentence, it would be:
Highly addictive, could barely put it down.
Yes, it had my “one more chapter” mantra going until well past 1am for the few days it took me to read it. Not so good when my alarm goes off at 6am to get the morning school run done. Thankfully it was light, easy and quick read too so that I haven’t had too many late nights.
I really liked this book. So much so I’m going to see if I can get my hands on some more of Angie Fox’s series and see if they’re just as good.
Why do I like it? Sarcastic, slightly smart mouthed, strong willed female main character with a little bit of light mystery and a touch of the supernatural. Need I say more?
So the initial allure of it reminding me of Mary Janice Davidson paid out as it is very similar to her vampire and mermaid series (I’ve not gotten my hands on her werewolves yet).
The characters were engaging, the southern setting as charming as it was meant and the storyline a nice, easy read. It wasn’t a deep and meaningful storyline, which was good as I was after something light and this fit the bill perfectly. I also liked you could have a supernatural story with a cute guy in it that didn’t automatically lead to romance or pages and pages of graphical sex. I’m not a prude and there are times and places enough for romance and books riddled with graphical sex scenes… it was just nice to be able to read a light hearted supernatural book that was totally free of them too. It’s rarer and rarer to find a decent, well written book with a supernatural genre where romance, love triangles and graphical sex are shoved in it to sell it. So thank you Ms Fox for giving me this in a great book.
If you’re a fan of urban fantasy/ supernatural that doesn’t take itself too seriously and a bit of cosy crime fiction – I highly recommend you check Southern Spirits out. I’m really looking forward to reading the next in the series… when I can get my hands on it.
If you’re a fan of authors like Mary Janice Davidson, Katie MacAlister and even Kim Harrison – you will enjoy this book. I need to read a few more of Ms Fox’s books, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be adding her to my list of favourite authors of this genre along with these other three fantastic authors.
4 out of 5 stars. It was an enjoyable and addictive read.