Monday, November 29, 2010

Review: Out With The Undead by Jade Twilight

Out With The Undead by Jade Twilight

Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Heat Rating: 3



This is what happens when three women's lives become hopelessly entangled.

Brigit has dealt with being one of the few female Guardians all her life. Now she's asked to help train another woman while dealing with her Charge, Liam, and the changes he's going through. To add to her workload, she needs to help Hunter, a female in her employment. Brigit pushes her own needs and wants to the back burner until they are almost boiling over. Liam wants her, but it's against the rules. Edward can give her the normal life she wants, but is he all he's cracked up to be?

To call Hunter's home life crappy is an understatement. Only after discovering everything she believed about herself is a lie do two men turn her world upside down. Driven to the brink of sanity, she needs to learn who she really is.

Regan's service worker job never prepared her for her duties with the pack.. Traumatized vampyre victims, creatures who become children when hit by sunlight, and werewolves are just a few things she must learn to deal with. But she's not sure what to do when a vampyre wants to make her his mate, and she falls for her lycanthropic boss.

Content warning, vampyre ménage a trois, explicit sex, harsh language,

Hunter’s Review

I think this is a very good idea for a book but, for me, it simply tried to do too much. I was intrigued at the beginning of the book with Brigit—and continued to be throughout the whole story. However, the book doesn’t just surround Brigit, it is a three-fold tale about three women and how their lives connect and affect each other. It doesn’t stop there. It throws in a lot of secondary characters and it does it very fast. Point of view changes suddenly, one time in the middle of a scene, and I found it confusing to keep track of everything that was going on. Ultimately, I decided just to ‘go with it’ and I let myself get swept up in the crazy ride that is this book.

The writing is strong, especially when it comes to dialogue. I just wished the author had toned it down and spent a little bit more time in one location or with one character long enough for me to catch my breath.

I do think that readers will enjoy the complete world building that goes on in this book and be intrigued by its unique premise.

2 ½ Tea Cups!


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