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Friday, 4 March 2011

Review: STORMWALKER

Stormwalker by Allyson James
Book 1 of the Stormwalker series.

Genre: adult urban fantasy

About Stormwalker:
Half-Navajo Janet Begay possesses extraordinary power which is tied to the storms that waft across the desert. The only person who can control her when she's caught in the storm's evocative power is Mick, a dark-haired, blue-eyed biker Janet can't seem to touch with her powers. He can wield fire and not get burned, and Janet's never sure where he goes when they're not together.

Together they investigate mysterious disappearances, which Janet fears are tied to her mother's people, the mythical gods from below the earth. They are helped along the way by Coyote and Crow, but these shapeshifting gods have their own agendas.

Book One of the Stormwalker series.
Source: Info in the About Stormwalker was taken from the author's website at http://www.allysonjames.com/stormwalker.html on 10/11/2010.

My Thoughts:
I had to put this book down a couple of times when I started reading it and pick up another book. When I've forgotten how boring it was, maybe after I've finished reading a book or two, I would pick this book up again. I really, really like the cover and I also like this author's "voice". But this book started off boring. The main protagonist is a supposedly kick-ass chick running around in her harley being chased by the law... oh, pul-llllease!! However, it did get better halfway through. But then I think that was because I've inadvertently read a spoiler from Book 2's synopsis. I therefore discerned who the hero was! Bingo! Interest perked up again!

Towards the end, about three quarters into the book, Allyson's story telling magic kicked in again and I would say that it was worth trudging through the first half. And of course it's a happily-ever-after (HEA) and I like the way Allyson James delivered it! :) Can't wait to get my hands on Firewalker!!

Story telling quality = 4
Character development = 3.5
Story itself = 3
Ending = 4.5
World building = 4
Cover art = 5
Pace = 3.5

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 cherries


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3 comments:

Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

Great review! I really liked this one as well and I have to say, bk 2 is even better! =\D

Blodeuedd said...

Eek, would I make it past the not so great parts...I would hope so, cos it sounds good

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

O I hate when that happens! Great review :)

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