Saturday, February 3, 2018

Review: Bayou Born by Hailey Edwards

Publication Date: 10/14/2017
Series: Foundling Series #1
Rating: 5 Stars

Official Blurb: 

Her beginning may be our end...

Deep in the humid swamps of the Mississippi bayou, a mysterious, half-wild child is dragged just in time from the murky waters. She has no memories, no family and is covered in strange markings, the meaning of which no one is able to decipher. Adopted by the policeman who rescued her, Luce Boudrou follows him into the force, determined to prove herself in the eyes of those who are still suspicious. 

However, there's more of a battle ahead than Luce could possibly imagine. She may be an orphan without a past, but no one - including Luce herself - could ever be prepared for the truth of her dark, powerful destiny...

Brand new urban fantasy series by Hailey Edwards, bestselling author of the Gemini and Blacseries. Perfect for fans of Jennifer Estep, Darynda Jones and Ilona Andrews.


There I said it.  Even only being 9 days into the year, I am in LOVE with this series. I’m not talking about lust. Nor infatuation. This is pure unbridled love.  Bayou Born grabbed me by the heartstrings, and pulled me into this wildly exciting story from page one.  I honestly cannot remember a book that has done that in such a long time. 

Edwards otherworldly tale is so unique that I didn’t even see some of the plot twists coming. That is also a first because this self-proclaimed plot smasher can usually smell them from a mile away.  With Bayou Born, I was left awestruck. 

Luce’s complexity as a character is only a drop in the bucket to her smoke and mirrors filled past. She’s got such a tough exterior that when THE plot twist came about 2/3rds the way into the book that I had to go back and re-read the page to make sure my mind wasn’t playing tricks on me.  IT’S THAT GOOD! Throw in Cole, insert firey swoon here, and the rest the motely coterie, and you’ve got the makings of a hit series.  Edwards was a new author for me, but if this book is any indication, I will be reading her years to come.

Now…. When do we get book #2?

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