Series: Colbana Files
Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Romance, Shifters
Rating: 4.5 stars
Blurb: (via Goodreads)My Review:
Kit Colbana—half breed, assassin, thief, jack of all trades—has a new job: track down the missing ward of one of the local alpha shapeshifters. It should be a piece of cake.
So why is she so nervous? It probably has something to do with the insanity that happens when you deal with shifters—especially sexy ones who come bearing promises of easy jobs and easier money.
Or maybe it’s all the other missing kids that Kit discovers while working the case, or the way her gut keeps screaming she’s gotten in over her head. Or maybe it’s because if she fails—she’s dead.
If she can stay just one step ahead, she should be okay. Maybe she’ll even live long to collect her fee…
I love novels with a strong, sarcastic female lead. Throw in a tragic background, a sexy love interest and some serious skills with a sword and I am in love. The first book of this series is Blade Song.
Character development- If I hated this book for every other reason, it could never be for character development. Each character has so much depth. We don’t just get back-story, we get emotions and feelings and thoughts. I loved Kit in every sense. She was tortured, she was scared, but she had courage and she was headstrong. And to top it off, she has a soft spot for kids. Now, Damon, he made everything so much more interesting. It was a little obvious that he would become the love interest, but y’all know that I like my romances to happen slow and steadily, and J.C. Daniels did NOT disappoint me
Plot- Now as far as plot goes, the way it played out I did not expect. In detective-like plot lines, usually the detective (Kit) figures out some clues along the way, right? Now so much here. Literally NO progress was made for a long time. Then… a bunch of progress is made at once. Oddly, I really liked this about the book. It was odd and unique and something that I don’t see very often. In its stead, Daniels filled this length of time with enough sexual tension to cut with a knife and introducing new characters. I think it was a well played move.
For once, I don’t have much to complain about. There were lots of tiny things here and there, but they were more based on preference than anything else. And I wish I got to see more of some characters, but I’m sure that’s what the second novel is for. I will be reading that tonight and reviewing it sometime this week. I do have a lot of reviews to catch up on though :p