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on 29 April 2014
I enjoyed this book from beginning to end, despite struggling a little with the first person narrative but that's a personal shortcoming rather than anything on the side of the author. There were shades of Anita Blake for me but, thank every deity you can think of, Josie wisely decided to solve her problems with her other attributes other than what was in her pants and kept that side of things situation appropriate. Josie is spunky, wise beyond her years and engaging as a heroine. When the story sagged a little in places (I think because it was referencing situations in previous books that I had no knowledge of) then the secondary characters picked up the slack nicely and carried me along until I was back on even ground. I was very impressed with the intricate world that had been created and the characters that inhabited it and the book has caught my interest enough that I'm going to be searching out the others in the series. Thanks very much to the author for such a nicely drawn and entertaining read.
on 30 July 2014
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Indigo Dawn is the first full length novel in the Josie Hawk Chronicles by Elle J. Rossi. For the sake of story continuity, I would suggest reading the novellas Alabaster Nights and Crimson Beat before embarking on Indigo Dawn.
Huntress and half human, Josie Hawk protects the streets of Nashville with her vampire lover, Keller O’Leary. Josie is a sassy, stubborn, and determined character who I have thoroughly enjoyed in each and every story I’ve read. Being half human, Josie has always had to work harder to prove herself and her worth to the Assembly, the governing council of the paranormal creatures. Deep down Josie wants and needs to be accepted by the Assembly, which exposes her vulnerable side. Everything changes when the pixies start manufacturing and distributing a deadly hallucinogenic pixie dust to the humans. As Josie, Keller, and Keller’s vampire friends work to figure out who is the mastermind behind the new drug, Josie realizes that something much bigger is going on in town. With this realization, Josie knows she is going to need more help than just her vampire team can provide, Josie needs the help of the witches too. Fast-paced action scenes with the pixies and the drug-dealing vampires keep the pages turning to the surprising and dramatic conclusion. Even more importantly, Josie discovers that there can be balance in a loving relationship with Keller, and she doesn’t have to lose any part of herself in admitting she does love him.
Like with Alabaster Nights, Indigo Dawn switches points of view between Josie, in first person, and Keller, in third person. This time around, I did not find this technique to be as distracting as it was in Alabaster Nights.
Secondary characters add a lot of excitement to the story. I absolutely adored Sage having eyes for Keller’s vampire buddy, Grant. The chemistry between Sage and Grant sizzles, and I must admit that I’m hoping for this relationship to go supernova in the future.
A captivating couple, dramatic plot twists, and pulse-pounding action make Indigo Dawn a page-turning read that will leave Josie Hawk fans wanting more!
I received an eBook copy of the book for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.
on 28 May 2014
What a fantastic book!
The story was fast paced and exciting,and the characters were brilliantly written.
I loved Josie's witty narrative and her snappy attitude, it was very refreshing to read a book where the female lead wasn't a helpless victim.
The chemistry between all the characters were brilliant (even the "B" characters) I would love to read more about the rest of the gang, maybe some sister novels??
I really enjoyed this book and I definitely can't wait for the next installment :)