Saturday, August 14, 2010

Nicole Peeler's Tracking the Tempest

I was excited to pick up Tracking the Tempest if for no other reason than the universe Nicole Peeler is fun. Pure and simple. Tempest Rising (the first in the series) is not my favorite book of all time, it was actually a pretty slow read for me because I just couldn’t immerse myself fully in it, but by the end I was enamored of the characters and the world in which they “live.” From the first chapter I was totally sucked in and committed to Tempest Rising.

Jane True’s life is so interesting, so charmed, that the weirdness she encounters only adds to the appeal of it all. Her boyfriend Ryu (every girl should have a HOTT vampire boyfriend, right?) is another vampire I’m not entirely digging, though he is probably one of the sweetest fictional boyfriends of all time the whole having to seduce other women to feed thing is kind of a romance deal breaker for me. And let’s face it, Anyan has my heart. I think I understand how all of the Bella/Jacob fans feel.

So let’s talk about Anyan for a minute... in this book he gets to walk around outside of his doggie body, sadly clothed (unlike the walking around he did in the last book) but still in human form, interacting with Jane. We get to explore his home through Jane’s eyes, and learn more about what makes him tick beyond being a mysterious BA barghest (and he can cook too). Most important of all you can tell how much he genuinely cares for Jane through every single action he takes, while it’s true Ryu loves her, he still focuses on his job more than Jane (especially when those two overlap).

The plot of this book, Jane helping to hunt another Halfling, is a good one. The action and adventure outside of my Jane/Anyan ‘shipper world is spot on and keeps you guessing to the very end.

Now if I could just stop calling Anyan Anikan every time I start to say something about him everything would be all good.

I am very excited to read the next installment of this series, out sometime the beginning of next year.

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