Review: Tempest Rising – Nicole Peeler

Living in small town Rockabill, Maine, Jane True always knew she didn’t quite fit in with so-called normal society. During her nightly, clandestine swim in the freezing winter ocean, a grisly find leads Jane to startling revelations about her heritage: she is only half-human. 

Now, Jane must enter a world filled with supernatural creatures alternatively terrifying, beautiful, and deadly- all of which perfectly describe her new “friend,” Ryu, a gorgeous and powerful vampire. 

It is a world where nothing can be taken for granted: a dog can heal with a lick; spirits bag your groceries; and whatever you do, never-ever rub the genie’s lamp. 

My thoughts:
I was a bit torn between if I liked it or if I really liked it, but I think my reaction at the end sealed it for a really liked it. I finished the last sentence and just said NO out loud cos I wanted more at once.
Again I am wondering a bit about genres, yes it’s UF, but she does kiss that vampire a lot. So let’s just make it a UF PNR combined with a good dose of humor.
Jane lives in a shitty little town, ok so it’s not shitty but most of the townspeople avoid her like the plague or say bitchy things to her. I really do not know how she suffered through that, all cos of something that happened when she was younger. Which we learn about and that just makes me more sad. The poor girl should have some fun because I like her. She is fun, nice and puts up with so much from the shitty town.
In comes hotty vampire Ryu. Sure I liked him too, but his job, his loyalty. Is she really first in his mind? Even as I liked him and high fived her for having fun there was someone else I thought could be fun too… πŸ˜‰
The world in this one is hidden from humans. Lots of things live among us and not even Jane knew about them all until one horrible day. So many creatures, one I should google if I remember. I do like the mix of things.
As for the story it’s all about Jane learning more and the hunt for something… and getting busy with a certain hot vampire. All in all making it a fun story and one that I enjoyed.
So yes I would recommend this series and I hope book 2 will be good too.
I did not like it at first, it looked so YA. But now I think it looks fun

Series: Jane True #1
Genre: Paranormal romance / Urban fantasy mix
Pages: 359
Published: 2009 by Orbit
Source: My own


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