Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tempest Rising

Tempest Rising
by Nicole Peeler

Summary (via Goodreads):
Living in small town Rockabill, Maine, Jane True always knew she didn't quite fit in with so-called normal society. During her nightly, clandestine swim in the freezing winter ocean, a grisly find leads Jane to startling revelations about her heritage: she is only half-human.

Now, Jane must enter a world filled with supernatural creatures alternatively terrifying, beautiful, and deadly- all of which perfectly describe her new "friend," Ryu, a gorgeous and powerful vampire.

It is a world where nothing can be taken for granted: a dog can heal with a lick; spirits bag your groceries; and whatever you do, never-ever rub the genie's lamp.

After indulging in young adult novels for so long, I picked this book (an adult book! *gasp*) up as part of a tour. I like romance novels as much as the next person - but I'm not sure this was for me. The main character really bothered me a bit and I think it was because she was at a somewhat immature point in her life. There was a lot of tragedy surrounding her ex-boyfriend's death and since then she has become something of an outcast around the old town. No one seems to like her except her coworkers and father. That is, until the local vampire policeman comes knocking at her door.

All of this starts with her finding a body and instead of calling anyone about it - dragging it someplace where someone else could find it. All because of her strange habit of swimming late at night - in places where no one in their right mind would swim. What she finds is that her mother was not a human - but rather a creature from the sea who could become human at will.

After this realization, she becomes involved with a vampire due to the supernatural reasons behind the man's death (whom she found) and meaning she becomes involved with the investigation. Yes, definitely an interesting plot and I thoroughly enjoyed that aspect.

Her voice was not for me. I didn't like being in her head because I couldn't connect with her character. I probably will try the next book, but if she doesn't develop into someone I can somewhat relate to - I probably won't continue with the series.

3/5 Roses

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  1. I really liked this one! Sorry it didn't do it for you!

  2. Ooh this sounds like a really interesting book!

  3. I saw this one at the store recently and was pretty sure it wasn't for me. Sorry you didn't like it so much - I don't think I would either :)


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