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Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Book Review-Skinwalker by Faith Hunter

Jane is a skinwalker who shares her body with a panther beast and can take on that and other animal shapes. She has been hired by a vampire brothel owner to hunt a rogue vampire who is murdering civilians and cops in a bloody rampage. Her investigation is complicated by Leo, one of the most powerful vampires in the city, an attractive local guy who wants to help and seems interested in her and a rogue who is very difficult to find and follow.
I was a bit disappointed with this one. The book was so busy concentrating on inane background things that it seemed the hunt for the rogue was just an afterthought shoved in near the end to pull the story together. There was way too much time wasted on describing everything that was happening in the brothel, clubs and bars and introducing waste of time characters who are just there to die or get hurt or fill up a page. And her obsession with her flavoured teas was really annoying! Then we had the line up of who could be Jane's possible lovers,all lacking any chemistry with her-the useless Rick, the dangerous vampire Leo and his human servant Bruiser. Bruiser had potential but we didn't see enough of him and Leo just got called in when there was blood spilled so he wasn't used enough. The parts written from Beast's point of view, the endless chat about Jane's history and dreams and all the Rick crap just sent the book drifting away from the main story.
This book lacked cohesive plot and none of the cast were properly developed for me. It only picked up towards the end and by then I knew I wasn't going to read the rest of the series.

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