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"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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Vicky’s character just cracks me up but when things do not feel right she has no problems jumping into the fray in order to get to the bottom of things. Her sense of humor about all situations are what makes this a really funny story. Even her negative views on stereotypical mega-churches, after all her character grew up in one financed by her philandering father, are pretty funny as there is a ring of truth to them.
The pacing was good and the plot was well thought out. The situations the characters enter into are not “realistic” to me but fall under the “hey, it could happen” type of scenario. It is a fun read full of sass, action, and a bit of adventure but there is also a seriousness in this story that is underscored by humor and lust. I found myself shaking my head a time or two but I could not seem to put this story down.
When thinking about this story and the character of Vicky what comes to mind is another character, Officer Carey Mahoney from the Police Academy movies. Yes, I am showing my age on that one but I swear to you that Vicky is a female Mahoney. Almost too silly to be taken seriously but when it matters she is the one to save the day. If you enjoyed the Police Academy movies, then this is absolutely a book or series that you will most thoroughly enjoy.
This review is based on a digital copy I received from Author D.A. Bale. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.
Readers enjoy sitting on Vicki’s shoulder as she tries to find her niche in life. Bale introduces readers to support characters, sharing their relationships to Vicki’s past or present life and the role they play as the story proceeds. The author shares Vicki’s refusal to sit back and let others investigate the unusual unfolding events of the death of an old friend’s wife and unborn child. Readers find themselves on the edge of their seats as they see Vicki’s life is in danger. Bale creates a story of mystery, murder and romance around strong well-developed characters, who work well together as Vicki refuses to back down until she finds justice for her friend. Bale provides her readers with the first book in her new series, with characters bringing LOOK BEFORE YOU JUMP to life as if it were a full length movie. The author brings her readers a new mystery romance series with all the elements to keep interest from the first page to the unpredictable ending. A must read.
Life prepared to teach me lessons. And for a hard-headed, smart-mouthed woman with a Texas-sized attitude only a mother could love, I had to learn them the hard way.
It was time to swear off men. Become a nun - well that was out of the equation. I'd long ago relinquished virgin status. But if they could reconstitute orange juice, why could I become a reconstituted virgin?
The closest Janine has come to losing her virginity was when she hit an enormous pothole while riding our bikes when we were twelve. If her mother had her way, Janine would still be a virgin even after her wedding night.
The plaster coating of make-up on Lorraine's face threatened to splinter and crack around the Botox smile.
One thing I love about Texas is that the speed limit is more a suggestion than an actual ticketed offense.
The blush brightened Janine's face so fast, a bystander flying past the window might've mistaken it for a hot flash.
That hit my intimacy radar faster than a politician denying his latest scandal.
This book was a delight from start to finish. I savored the clever and snarky humor, amusing insights, and observational humor. The premise was fresh, the writing was crisp, and the story was well paced and endlessly entertaining. Ms. Bale's characters were realistically drawn in the cartoonish kind of way that overly entitled, snobbish, and hypocritical people generally appear to be. I adored everything about socially and physically awkward Vicki and her tendencies toward foot-in-mouth disease, and I have high hopes and aspirations for hunky Zeke as well. Ms. Bale's tale was perfectly balanced with humor, intrigue, greed, snoopiness, scandal, gossip, mystery, death, cartel involvement, mean girls, stakeouts, and handsome ex-boyfriends. She kept me guessing to the end. I am beyond ecstatic that I already have the next book in the series waiting for me on my kindle.
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