Series: Jane Yellowrock #10
Publisher: Roc on April 5, 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Adult
Source: Blog Tour
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Slaying vampires is child’s play for skinwalker Jane Yellowrock. But handling the complicated politics of New Orleans’ supernatural players is another story...
Jane is keeping the peace between visiting groups of witches and vamps in the city, but then trouble comes knocking on her doorstep. When her house is magically attacked, the wild chase to find her assailants unearths a mystery that has literally been buried deep.
A missing master vampire, presumed long deceased, is found chained in a pit...undead, raving mad, and in the company of two human bodies. Now it’s up to Jane to find out who kept the vampire hidden for so long and why, because the incident could tip already high supernatural tensions to an all-out arcane war.
At A Glance
So much black magic and brink of death scenes. Loved!
How many ways can I say that I love the kits? Angie Baby and Little Evan are my favorite characters. So freaking creepy and cute at the same time. Angie Baby scares the crap out of me but how can you ever look at that angel face and not love her? Too much power for a little girl you say, bah!! So she makes you go to sleep with a simple thought. Who cares? So she can take out every witch, vampire, and supernatural creature around by snapping her fingers. That’s talent, not horrifying at all. The whole thing is so “It’s a good thing you did, Billy.” (If you loved the old The Twilight Zone show, you’ll understand). It seriously makes the book for me. Then Little Evan has become Angie’s mini me and it was just perfect
Jane has a rough go in Shadow Rites. I lost count on how many times Jane almost dies. Sure kept things interesting. But she definitely learns a lot about herself; the good, the bad, and the ugly. Shadow Rites is eye-opening for Jane in that she actually has a family now whether she likes it or not. And the clan grows quite a lot in this book. I am so excited for Jane. It makes my heart swell to see her finally getting a little bit of happiness, even if it’s a bit forced on her for her own good.
The bad guys and their evil plot was super complicated so I won’t even try to explain it but it was awesomely dramatic and action-packed. Lots of black magic that Jane finds difficult to fight against. I’m a little worried for Jane and the wonky things happening to her. Not a good position to be in as the European vampires arrival comes closer. But Jane and her clan will figure something out, they always do.
The only thing that sucks was this was a filler book. Very little progression in the overall story arc. We are still waiting for the European vamps to visit and stir some shit up. Been waiting for that to happen for forever. I don’t like dragged out plotlines.
We get some nice bow chicka wow wow from Bruiser and Jane but the scenes cut away pretty fast so no yummy detail.
Shadow Rites is more about Jane’s family growing and it worked for me overall. I love all the characters and their uniqueness. The story had enough action to keep things interesting as well. Highly recommended.
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Tour Wide Giveaway
There is a tour-wide giveaway for 1 complete set of the Jane Yellowrock series (all 10 novels!), plus one $100 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card.