Karma by Nadine Nightingale
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book hooked me from the start, with its hints, mystery, and ability to dive right into the story. There are witches, zombies, and some really evil men that round out what I would call an urban fantasy.
Amanda is a witch who has been surviving by reading cards for people. There’s some mystery around whether or not she’s evil enough to get rid of the bad guys herself, but overall she seems like a morally flexible good guy. She is actually working on turning her life into something less nomadic when her ex-boyfriend Alex shows up. He’s your typical dreamy good guy with and edge. Oh, and he also happens to have a job that gets him to hunt down witches. Obviously, when these two started “dating” they were both hiding things from one another, which probably caused an epic breakup, but we join them well after the fact.
The visions that Amanda gets are a way for us to catch up with the history between these two as well as hunt down the real bad guy(s) here. The main story (other than the scorching chemistry between Amanda and Alex) is that Alex’s brother has gone MIA after trying to hunt down a powerful voodoo practitioner to (for some reason) bargain with him. Things get a little twisty-turny after that, with some clients from Amanda’s past and lots and lots of secrets being kept. I am 99% sure I figured everything bout about halfway through the book, but even by the end you don’t get a true confirmation of your predictions. For a starting book, this one sure has me hooked and dying for book 2. How long do I have to wait??
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