Series: Soulwood #2
Publisher: Roc on November 1, 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Adult
Source: Blog Tour
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Before Nell Ingram met skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, she had no one to rely on, finding strength only in her arcane connection to the dark woods around her. But now she has friends in the newly formed PsyLED team to keep her grounded — even if being part of the agency responsible for policing paranormals comes with dangers of its own…
After training at the PsyLED academy, Nell returns home to her woods to find the land feeling sick and restless. And that sickness is spreading. With the help of her team, under the leadership of agent Rick LaFleur, Nell tries to determine the cause. But nothing can prepare them for the evil that awaits: an entity that feeds on death itself. And it wants more….
At A Glance
Soulwood is one of my new favorite series.
Curse on the Land starts off with Nell returning from PsyLED Academy training. Rick calls her on a case right away, one that requires her unique abilities. This book has so many plotlines to follow. First we have the case with people dying from really weird crap like repetitive motion and fungus. See? Weird.
Then there is Nell trying to fit in with her new unit. That was my favorite part. Nell really comes into her own. She plays the newbie in the beginning but her instincts take over real fast and she starts bending the rules like a badass. Go Nell! She takes crap from no one. I love this new confident Nell. It suits her. Plus, we meet a few new characters, some have secrets that just tickled me pink!
Then we have Nell reconnecting with her family, which is going swimmingly. It’s really nice to see everyone changing for the better. Oh, and there is that weird tree doing weird things. That’s another whole story. I do wish the evil soul stuck in Nell’s land was addressed more though.
I love reading about Nell experiencing new technology, new people, and new concepts. It’s like a kid in an effed up candy shop. The new revelations were pretty shocking as well. OMG, Rick, I just can’t believe how far his storyline went. Crazy!
There was nothing overtly bad in Curse on the Land. There was a lot of technical information that got a bit tedious, but more than anything, I just like the first book a bit more.
There is no romance in this one but we are finally seeing a small glimpse of interest between Nell and Occam. Yay!
Curse on the Land was amazing in almost every way. I freaking love this series!!!! It’s not perfect but it’s perfect for me. Very, highly recommended.
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