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Fun urban fantasy,
This review is from: Royal Street (Paperback)
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After a slow and slightly tiresome start, this story takes off as junior wizard DJ (don't call her Drusilla) searches for her missing mentor, tackles an undead pirate and a voodoo god, oh and navigates a romantic love triangle with two rather gorgeous cousins - all set against the background of Katrina-stricken New Orleans.
This is, in lots of ways, standard urban fantasy fare: DJ is one of those smart-mouthed heroines with magical powers, family secrets, and a penchant for attractive supernatural men that we've met many times before. Because of that, the various `secrets' in the plot are pretty obvious and don't have the kind of emotional impact they are supposed to.
That said, the relationships between DJ and the well-drawn Alex and Jake give the book a buoyancy which I enjoyed. The test is whether we'd want to read a sequel - in this case I would.