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Saturday, May 28, 2016

42) Wickedly Dangerous by Deborah Blake

The Blurb :

Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don’t make the mistake of crossing one of them…

Older than she looks and powerful beyond measure, Barbara Yager no longer has much in common with the mortal life she left behind long ago. Posing as an herbalist and researcher, she travels the country with her faithful (mostly) dragon-turned-dog in an enchanted Airstream, fulfilling her duties as a Baba Yaga and avoiding any possibility of human attachment.

But when she is summoned to find a missing child, Barbara suddenly finds herself caught up in a web of deceit and an unexpected attraction to the charming but frustrating Sheriff Liam McClellan.

Now, as Barbara fights both human enemies and Otherworld creatures to save the lives of three innocent children, she discovers that her most difficult battle may be with her own heart…

My Thoughts :

This series has been on my radar for a while and the first book on my Kindle for what seems like years.  Well actually it may have been years but who is counting...Anyway I finally picked this one up months after reading the amazing prequel and I wish I hadn't waited so long to read it.  It was a wonderful read.  One of those Paranormal Urban Fantasy books that really makes an impact and I really am kicking myself for not getting to this one earlier.

Why was this so good?  Here a re a few reasons.  Firstly, this is a nice original story.  Baba Yaga isn't a well known paranormal tale and I haven't come across anything like this take on the story.  Secondly, there are dragons.  This is, without a doubt, a huge plus point.  We definitely don't have enough dragons these days and especially not ones who can talk and make jokes or ones who turn into sexy motorbike riders.

Thirdly, and maybe most importantly, the plot was exciting, interesting and unusual.  I couldn't get enough of this story and kept picking up my Kindle whenever I could.  I even ended up downloading the book to my phone when I had time to read and didn't have my Kindle with me.  This has never happened before, usually I would just play a game. This one was a very addictive read.

I can't wait to delve into the next book and nearly just picked up the next one because I wanted more.  However, as you readers out there know, it isn't always that simple.  There are other books that have priority or are next in line for some reason or another so I have to put off book two for now but I will definitely be picking it up with the next month.  I don't think I will be able to wait longer than that.

If you haven't already tried this one then start with the prequel to get the lay of the land.  Make sure you don't wait too long because this one has the makings of an all time favourite series!

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