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Lanie Jordan writes stories. Sometimes her characters drive her crazy, but then she gets her revenge by making their lives more difficult. Fictional payback is fun.
She loves reading, writing, watching TV, and listening to the same songs for months on end. The WWE is a not-so-secret secret obsession of hers, and she vows to one day write a story about wrestlers, just so she can claim watching it is for research.
Dean Winchester from Supernatural is one of her all-time favorite characters. Her friends would probably tell you she's obsessed with all things Dean/Supernatural; she's not, really. She just loves them a little. Okay, so it might be a tad more than a little, but if anyone ever finds out she'll claim it was a blatant lie and that aliens wrote her bio.
And while she's on the subject, she does believe in aliens and ghosts and things that go bump and boo in the night. You won't find her admitting that she's seen any of those things, of course, cause let's face it, who would believe her? But she writes about them. And demons and angels and weirdo people who do weirdo things.
on June 21, 2013 :
This picks up more or less where Book 1 left off, and does not shying away from exploring the consequences of earlier events.
Jade, although just as smart, strong, and sassy as before, goes through perhaps even more emotional ups and downs here. I'm especially fond of the parts where she spazzes out and where she's unsure of her real feelings about various people or things (her blossoming relationship with Linc, her "part demon" genetics). Jade was already believable, but perhaps these parts make her even more relatable.
We got to see a lot more of Tasha, which I appreciated, and a lot more of other characters like Doc and Peter. Other characters were added, too, though the fact that so many of them were antagonistic was slightly formulaic, like "Rachel the Mean Girl" who basically just took over Felecia's role from Book 1. To be fair, I think the author might be headed somewhere different with this...
The series' near-future, near-realistic dystopia certainly remains more sci-fi than fantasy, as the demons these folks fight seem to be the product of evolution-, genetics-, and/or science-gone-awry than anything else. This installment raises a lot more moral and ethical questions than the first about whether all demons are automatically bad or require hunting. I say bring on the shades of gray.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)