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Saturday, April 24, 2010

54) Unlean Spirits by H.L.N. Hanover

Jayné Heller grew up in a religious family that she escaped from when she went to college. The only member of her family that she knew she could trust was an uncle who no one else in the family wanted her to see. When that uncle is murdered Jayné flies off to Denver to settle his estate. What she finds out from the lawyer is only the first unbelievable thing she is going to hear that day.

Uncle Eric's estate is all hers and it is huge. Properties all around the world now belong to her and the amount of money left to her is scary. However that isn't all her uncle has left her. He has also left her a legacy of a different and strange kind. There are wizards, vampires and much much more out there and The Invisible College killed her uncle because of the work he did against them.

Jayné finds some unusual help and a simple plan starts to form. Take down the man that took down her uncle. She has alot to learn and not much time to learn about it. The enemy is stronger and she doesn't understand everything there is to know about the supernatural evil. But Jayné is determined and it seems her uncle has been preparing her for this all her life. Even if she didn't know it.

This book was on my wishlist for a while and then when I got myself a copy it landed on my to be read pile for even longer. So when I finally picked up this book the other day and started reading I felt that kick...the kicking myself kick...the one I do every time I start reading an amazing book and kick myself for not reading it sooner.

I am not sure what it was about her but I instantly liked Jayné. She seemed like a really nice girl and I warmed to her straight away. The other characters in the book were a take or leave for me but they all had their role to play and they played them well. However Jayné was the star and it was interesting to watch her grow into her new life.

The plot was fast paced, dark and furious at the beginning and then in the middle things seemed to slow down for a while before the grand finale. However the story had me so hooked that it was nice to have a little breather come along so I had time to take everything in. The concept and idea were not too hard to follow in this new take on the supernatural world but I think there is still alot left for us to learn.

So now I am eager to get a copy of the next book in The Black Sun's Daughter. Darker Angels is already out and when I manage to get my hands on a copy it won't be sitting around as long as Unclean Spirits was before I got around to reading it. This series has the makings of another great Urban Fantasy reading addiction and I am looking forward to seeing what happens next.


Heather (DarklyReading) said...

Nice review - I've been interested in this book too but haven't gotten around to buying it yet - I'm glad to read that you liked it maybe I'll get it sooner now ;)

cheesygiraffe said...

Can I point out the typos in your post topic? LOL Isn't it Unclean Spirits not Unlean Spirits? LOL And isn't the author's name M.L.N. not H.L.N. ?
Looks like I'm putting this on my wishlist. ;)

Vickie said...

I, too, have had this on the WWBL, found it at a neat bookshop, and it's been sitting on Mt Git'r'Read since....thank you for the reminder. I know exactly which shelf and it goes to the nightstand for the next purse book.