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Jaye Wells

Författare till Red-Headed Stepchild

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Verk av Jaye Wells

Red-Headed Stepchild (2009) 1,023 exemplar
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Cursed Moon (2014) 172 exemplar
Deadly Spells (2015) 120 exemplar
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20th Century
Texas, USA
Lyons Literary, LLC
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After several years as an editor and freelance writer, Jaye Wells finally decided to leave the facts behind and make up her own reality. Her overactive imagination and life-long fascination with the arcane and freakish blended nicely with this new career path. Her debut urban fantasy, Red-Headed Stepchild, comes out in April 2009, and is a blend of dark themes, grave stakes and wicked humor. Jaye lives in Texas with her saintly husband and devilish son.



Perhaps it will be better in a reread.
jazzbird61 | 22 andra recensioner | Feb 29, 2024 |
Unfortunately you need to read this book in order to follow the story to book 5, but it really doesn't do much except highlight the fact that Sabina Kane doesn't know how to listen and was never introduced to the concept of comment sense. Despite the fact that she's over 50 (?) she pretty much acted like a 15 year old the entire book.

Moving on to the next and (I believe) final book in the series.
jazzbird61 | 15 andra recensioner | Feb 29, 2024 |
I loved this book, but am getting a little tired of series books that can't stand on their own as a single story.
jazzbird61 | 30 andra recensioner | Feb 29, 2024 |
In reading other reviews for this book I found two things consistent--1) problems with the protagonist, Sabina Kane (too wishy-washy, too stupid, too trusting, too naive...) and 2) comparisons to the Ilona Andrews' series Kate Daniels (no favorably I might add). I'm not really the sort to compare books in that way, its hard for me to really 'rec' books because of this. To me each book series is its own universe, its own characters, its own thing. Each author is setting out to accomplish the same general goal--to bring a good read to the audience, but their specific goal for their characters (and the means used to achieve them) will greatly differ.

Did I enjoy reading this book? Yes. I can say that without reservation. Did I love every single aspect? No, but its a rare book that I won't be upset about something or some portrayal. It didn't wreck my reading experience though. Yes Sabina got on my nerves with her inability to adapt to the truth--but in her shoes I can't say I'd be any better. Her world starts out one way in the beginning of the novel and then does a flip. she has trouble coping. Given the atmosphere that she grew up in--the very controlling atmosphere--this isn't so unreasonable.

The tone of the novel was also inconsistent, but as a first novel I wasn't too worried on that. It seemed as if Wells wanted it to be a sort of darkly humorous situation at times, but wasn't able to effectively juggle the threads to do that. Its the sort of thing that can be fixed by the next novel. I thought when Sabina wasn't lamenting her life, or listening too deeply to the lies, she was a fun character to read about. Her interactions with the world at large were unique, as was the world itself. I find myself becoming drawn to urban fantasies with lots of racial politics and hierarchies as of late, so digging through the Dominae (Vampire), Mage and Fey political trenches was fun times for me.

Some of the language was crude, but it didn't faze me that much. By the end of the novel the problems I had with the book didn't keep me from wanting to read the forthcoming sequel, Mage in Black, which is enough to make me happy.
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lexilewords | 66 andra recensioner | Dec 28, 2023 |



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