Monday, June 14, 2010

Book Review: Allegra Fairweather: Paranormal Investigator

Media Type: Ebook
Title: Allegra Fairweather: Paranormal Investigator
Author: Janni Nell
Publisher: Carina Press
Pages: Ebook; 219
Release Date: May 26, 2010
Source: NetGalley
Intended Reading Group: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
HDB Rating: 4 Keys to My Heart!
Recommended to: Lovers of kick ass heroines!

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Allegra Fairweather here. Paranormal investigator. Got problems with specters? Shapeshifters? I'm the woman to call. Just don't call me a Ghostbuster. The last guy who did that ended up flat on his back with my boot at his throat.

With my 99.5% success rate, solving the mystery of a bleeding rose that has sprung up on the shores of Loch Furness should have been an easy gig. But already I've heard the shriek of the local banshee, discovered two bodies (and then lost two bodies), and had a near-death encounter with a three-hundred-year-old ghost. And perhaps most dangerous of all, the hot pub owner who hired me now wants to show me exactly what's under his kilt.

Luckily, I'm ably assisted by my very own guardian angel. I'm grateful for his help-but he's also drop-dead gorgeous. A bit distracting when I've got a mystery to solve, and the clock is ticking...

My first thought after finishing this book? Allegra kicks some behind! She's funny. She's quick on her feet. She's a paranormal investigator for goodness sake! What more could you ask for? Allegra makes this book and I just loved every minute of her journey.

Allegra Fairweather: Paranormal Investigator is the type of book that is never dull. An extremely well written mystery/thriller, it gives you just enough to keep you following along without every revealing too much. I admit, when I opened to the first chapter I was worried some harrowing romance might ensue. I should have known better. Allegra is a woman with a mission! Men aren't part of that mission. Well except maybe Casper, but he's off limits.

My favorite part about this story was definitely the twists! With the paranormal slant thrown in, you're never quite sure where the plot is going and it makes for a really enjoyable read. I'm always disappointed when I figure out the ending of the book before I even get there. With this book there was no chance of that! In fact when I got to last few chapters my mouth actually fell open. WHAT? I didn't even think of that! (No spoilers here, but I promise it's great!)

If I had one complaint, it would be that I wanted to know so much more about Allegra as a person. Janni Nell does a great job of giving you bits and pieces of her past life throughout the story, but I craved more! I can only hope that there will be more Allegra Fairweather books to come and I can learn more about her in those. Oh, and Casper. I definitely wouldn't mind more Casper.

FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion.


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