Saturday, March 12, 2011

Fire burn and cauldron bubble

This is the first book in the Jolie Wilkens series. Jolie Wilkens life is about to be turned upside down and inside out. Making her living providing tarot readings in her new age store, Jolie thinks of herself as average, boring even. In walks the mysterious Rand, who wants Jolie to read him, not his cards. Rand's entrance into her shop, and her life, introduces Jolie to a world she never knew existed. He also reveals things about Jolie herself that she was unaware of: namely that she is a witch with an unusual talent, making her highly desired in the Underworld.

The story itself is interesting; encompassing a variety of supernatural creatures and their hidden existence to the world at large. We learn a lot about Jolie as we learn,along with her,about the Underworld, watching her adjusting to her place in it. Some of the writing bothered me, there is a heavy use of simile which I found distracting. Overall, however, the story line was more interesting than the distractions and I found myself enjoying Jolie's adventures. I will be reading the sequel.

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