Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Book Review: Tempest's Fury by Nicole Peeler



Jane's not happy. She's been packed off to England to fight in a war when she'd much rather be snogging Anyan. Unfortunately, Jane's enemies have been busy stirring up some major trouble -- the kind that attracts a lot of attention. In other words, they're not making it easy for Jane to get any alone time with the barghest, or to indulge in her penchant for stinky cheese.
 
Praying she can pull of a Joan of Arc without the whole martyrdom thing, Jane must lead Alfar and halflings alike in a desperate battle to combat an ancient evil. Catapulted into the role of Most Unlikely Hero Ever, Jane also has to fight her own insecurities as well as the doubts of those who don't think she can live up to her new role as Champion.
 
Along the way, Jane learns that some heroes are born. Some are made. And some are bribed with promises of food and sex.
 


“Tempest’s Fury” is the fifth book in Nicole Peeler’s Jane True Series which was released June 2012 and published by Orbit Books.  The Jane True series is an Urban Fantasy series about a world of powerful creatures and halflings that humans don’t know exists.  Up until now, Jane has been through a series of trials and tribulations that places her as an important factor in an upcoming war between power hungry supernatural creatures and those who wish to keep the humans from becoming slaves to those creatures.  During all of this, Jane has discovered she is very attracted to Anyan, and he is attracted to her and they would like to explore the possibilities between them but the world must come first.

As most of you know, I enjoy audiobooks, and had I known that only the first three of the five books were audio, I may not have begun this series.  That said, I am so glad I did start this series.  Jane True is a fantastic heroine.  She is not a sweet and innocent little girl, as is the case in many of the books I have read lately.  She has been somewhat sheltered but has been in love before and knows what it’s like.  She is self-aware and not wishy-washy.  She knows what she wants in life and is working on getting it.  She has not had an easy life and is relatable because of it.  Although, she has been learning a lot about her mother’s world and how she fits in, she doesn’t lose herself in it but enjoys the new perks.

In “Tempest’s Fury” Jane travels to Britain where her group’s intel has discovered activity from their nemesis, Jarl and Morrigan.  The fate of the world depends on Jane and her troop being able to intercept and stop Jarl and Morrigan from awakening the Red and the White.  Not only does Jane have to endure intense training and immense stress, but also sexual frustration since she and Anyan have so little alone time.

When you pick up this series, be sure to have a lot of reading time because it is very difficult to put down.  I listened to the first three books and read the other two novels within a week – and yes, everything else was set aside because I could not concentrate on anything and found excuses to find a quiet corner to read. 

“Tempest’s Fury” flowed very well and kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.  There were even a few raised eyebrows from Hubby when I would squeak or gasp aloud at various parts of the book.  Then in the end, he walked away from me shaking his head as I yelled, “Nooooooooooo!  It can’t end like this!  I can’t believe it ended like that!”  Then I raced to my computer to find out when the next installment of Jane’s life will be released.  Sadly, it’s not until May 2013.

Have you read this book or any others in the series?  What did you think?


Take Care, D
 
  This review is based solely on my opinion and any similarities to other reviews is purely coincidental.  I was not compensated for this review in any way; however, I would love to have been. ;-)

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