Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Review: Dangerous Calling

Dangerous Calling
Dangerous Calling by A.J. Larrieu

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Wow -- this series is really becoming one of my favorites. The characters are witty, gritty, and awesome. The story had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Oh, and the shocking events! It's really nice to be surprised in a book every now and then.

Cass and Shane are still the same great couple we saw at the end of the last book, with Cass struggling to find a balance between using her powers and becoming an addict. Of course, she doesn't really share her fears with Shane. Typical girl book problem that usually comes back to bite them. Relationship drama aside, this book centers around Diana, a girl that calls Cass asking for help but runs away before she can give it. This doesn't stop Cass from finding out where the girl lives and diving right in.

We get to see a lot more of the bad guys emerge in this story, including creatures we haven't seen before. The writing style makes it easy to get completely absorbed and tear through a large portion of the book in one sitting. The blend of action, romance, and mystery was absolutely perfect.

A lot of plot of the original book comes into play in this second installment, so I'd highly recommend that you pick up the first book before starting this one. The world of the "Shadowminds" is beautifully built and keeps getting better and better. The romance isn't fluffy HEA type romance -- instead you get a couple who acts just about as "real" as you can get (you know, assuming having mental powers still counts as real). You have to really work to get a happy ending in this world, and I appreciate that.

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