Friday, November 7, 2014

Review: Skinwalker by Faith Hunter

Publication Date: 7/7/2009
Series: Jane Yellowrock #1
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Official Blurb:

First in a brand new series from the author of the rogue mage novels

Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind-a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. But now she's been hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie's Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who's killing other vamps...

Jane Yellowrock is a kickass vampire hunting skinwalker. Much like her sisters in arms Mercy Thompson, Kate Daniels, and Anita Blake, Jane would rather stake your ass than find out whether you are friend or foe.  Her character has the perfect balance of badass-ery and sarcasm. I personally love the fact that she gives nicknames to people that she meets. She doesn’t sugar coat anything and being a personal trait of mine, I love that about her.  The only thing that I took a bit longer to get used to was Jane’s internal discussions with her inner shifter, Beast. At points, it was hard to understand which side of Jane was actually doing the talking.

The story itself is intriguing and mysterious. Jane has shrouded herself in mystery when it comes to her supernatural gifts. Hunter has managed to build a beautiful, yet dark and twisted world of supernaturals.  Her description of the awesomely dark New Orleans or NOLA for natives of Louisiana is spot on. She has managed to set up the perfect world for Jane’s story. NOLA is rich with history of ghosts, vampires, and all those scary things that go bump in the night.

I immediately picked up the next book in this series and I haven’t’ stopped devouring them yet.  This series will definitely peak the interest of urban fantasy heroine driven story fans as well as those UF readers who prefer their stories contain more kickass-ery than mushy love stories.

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