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- Publication Date: October 31, 2017
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A lot of the seeds planted throughout the first three books start sprouting in Playing With Fire; letting details fester from book to book, leaving readers to delight in “Hey, I remember that!” once the true details unfold, can be a tricky thing. A lot of writers struggle with that, but Copen shows a deft touch that leaves such revelations feeling natural.
Playing With Fire is equal parts whodunnit, conspiracy thriller, and emotional gut-punch. Just as Guilty by Association thrived because it was more than just a typical murder mystery (with werewolves!), this installment continues to showcase Copen’s ability to dig beneath the surface and tell several stories simultaneously, without losing focus on any of them.
A good series leaves readers eager for the next installment, even before they’re finished reading the current volume. Even as I was devouring Playing With Fire, I couldn’t help but get excited for the next book, because the world Copen has created is as interesting and vibrant as the characters who inhabit it. Black’s growth is more evident here than in any of the other books.
Not only is Judah herself growing, so is this world she inhabits.
Fans of the series will probably gobble Playing With Fire with ease, despite it being the longest in the series. If you’re not yet a fan, you really should be. Copen’s got another winner on her hands.
I had the pleasure, not only of beta-reading this book for EA Copen, but also getting an ARC for my honest review. You can be sure I have every book in the series on my shelf and I will be adding this one as soon as it's released to keep my set up.
Playing with Fire is the fourth book in an amazing series by indie author EA Copen. She's not huge yet, though people are finding her. If paranormal adventure and suspense is your thing make like a hipster and go meet her now, before it's cool to know who she is. You won't regret it. I promise. She has suspense and adventure down to a science. Her vampires aren't sweet and sparkly and her werewolves don't sit and obey. (But they are super cool!)
If you haven't met Judah Black, let me introduce you now. She's a tough as nails BSI (Bureau of Supernatural Investigation) agent who doesn't take no for an answer and isn't easily beaten. She's mom to a teenaged were-wolf and drives a 1968 Firebird that she's patched together from parts.
In Playing with Fire Judah is up against a new enemy- a cult that wants her, and her family out of the way, and a friend who seems to have turned against her. On top of that she has a duel with a Faerie King that she can afford to lose. She is armed with new spells but she's not ready for what's coming. Or the depth of the investigation she stumbles into and can't walk away from, no matter who warns her away or how they do it.
Judah will find herself questioning everything she thought she knew, but will she find her way back to her life?
As the investigation begins, Judah is pitted against a group called the “Tribulation Adventists” – a so-called Christian fundamentalist organization and Reed is in cahoots with them. The problem this group poses becomes personal for Ed as he reveals that Mara has come under the sway of this group which ostensibly seeks to include supernaturals in the ranks of Christianity. We meet Espinoza who is part of the Concho County task force for Supernaturals, a group created by the sheriff to help Judah. As the investigation continues, Judah discovers treachery at high levels of government and, in the process, we learn a bit about how she got transferred to Paint Rock, Texas.
While Sal lies wounded in the hospital, we realize that the sword that Reed struck him with is enchanted, and becomes a part of the struggle for power between Judah and another old nemesis. She learns a startling secret about this sword and why it’s become the centerpiece of this battle. Meanwhile, because Sal is dealing with his enchanted wounds, we see Ed transforming into a major player who’s beginning to come of age in this story. I really enjoyed the development of his character in this book.
This is the most intense Judah Black story so far, and you won’t be disappointed. Important people die in this story – I won’t tell you who. You’ll have to read the book to find out. While Copen doesn’t go on a killing spree of Gearge R.R. Martin proportions, I teared up as old “friends” died. Magick flows throughout the book, sometimes from those whom you’d least expect to show it. And, in a horrifying turn of events, extreme measures are taken to save the life of one of the characters. This book was well worth waiting for. I recommend it highly.
While there are a few spoilers in this review, I’ve tried to avoid major spoilers. I wish I could say more about what happens! There are two personal issues I need to point out: 1) I’m one of the few readers who has actually lived in Paint Rock. I’m predisposed to like these stories. The Paint Rock of the book is different from the Paint Rock I lived in – but that makes sense given the whole back story and situation. 2) I’m always leery when people start bringing in “Christian fundamentalist” organizations as the bad guy. Followers of Christ are “my people” and as the Tribulation Adventists were introduced, all sorts of warning bells rang in my head. Copen deals with the issues in a very respectful manner as she unveils the true dynamics of this group. My personal commentary on this is that it’s easy for any manipulative group to claim to be a “Christian” group by taking a few verses of things Jesus said out of context and using them to control others. Copen revealed the manipulation in a way that shows this group isn’t really a Christian group. (I guess that’s a bit of a spoiler, but I did it anyway.)
The fourth installment in one of my favorite urban fantasy series: The Judah Black Novels.
It's deep, dark, tackles complex issues and doesn't hold back on the fun while doing so. Judah will have to deal with a fundamentalist cult...one that her close friend is a part of, and two friends nearly fighting to the death.
Read through it, and if you haven't already... READ THE SERIES.