Review: Stormwalker – Allyson James

Series: Stormwalker #1
Genre: I felt it was more a PNR/UF hybrid
Pages: 330
Published: 2010
Publisher: Berkley
Source: My own

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.
My thoughts:
I read a short story in the anthology Hexed and knew I wanted more, and this does no happen often. So I bought book 1 in this series and what I felt in that short story rang true. It was a good book.
It does say it is pnr, but I do not know, it feels like more. These days I think they are so many pnr/uf hybrids out there and I would even want to make this one more UF in a way. At least that is how it feels for me. She is out there kicking ass, but yes there is romance too. But is not that in your face as it can be (not that that is a bad thing, it is just I want a story more than romance with these sorts of books.)
To the book then, I really liked Janet, she was pretty kick-ass with a cool power and one bad momma, scary as hell is the word. The love interest is Mike, who is all mystery, which made me crazy curious and I am so glad we found out what is going on with him. They have a long history and I am very unsure what to think oh him. He kind of comes and goes.
Then we have a bunch of side characters, Nash (whom I hate hate hate), he is so unfair that it drives me insane. *mutters something about evil cops*. A talking magic mirror (oh love him ;), Coyte (gotta love a trickster.) And more to get to know.
The story is filled with action, questions, a bit of smexing and good detective work. I liked what she has used and especially the mythology on how we came to be. And who are still beneath. That I do like.
A good start to this series and I sure want more. Recommended.

24 thoughts on “Review: Stormwalker – Allyson James

  1. Mel says:

    I always prefer my PNR more on the UF side…this sounds like it would be one book I would enjoy! ANd who doesn't love a trickster? πŸ™‚

  2. Blodeuedd says:

    AnaThose are the best, I do need a kick-ass woman when it comes to books like theseAbsentLOL! yes I sure didCherryIt says "read me" :DMelissaI am sure you will like it too, at least I hope so

  3. Blodeuedd says:

    LeontineI hope you will enjoy them too when you start them :DChrisI seldom do it…ok I never do it, but I sure did this timeDianaSuch an ass!!!! Arghhhh!! Asss! Lol, but yes what a jerk

  4. Karen says:

    This sounds like a fun series. I was so bored with the whole UF/PNR genre until the Dissolutionist series by Carolyn Crane re sparked my interest. I don't thing there are any clear genre lines anymore. Several series seem to be a mix of several.

  5. Blodeuedd says:

    KarenNope, I am getting pretty confused these days. So many books are a mix of things, but that does not matter in the end. Who cares about a genre :)Carole RNah, i would not say that. I was mostly curious about what and who he wasFeliciaHihi, YAY

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