Review: Knight Shift by Krista D. Ball

Posted May 29th, 2014 in book review / 20 comments


Spirit Caller Series #3

by Krista D. Ball

Publisher: Self-Published (Dec 2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Adult
Format: eNovella (102 pages)
Source: Free book from author for honest review
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Rating: ★★★☆ (4 stars)

After a lifetime of running away from spirits, Rachel Mills finds herself chasing them. Someone or something is harassing Manny O’Toole, a local teenage spellcaster. To complicate things, a mysterious man arrives in town. So naturally Rachel has to find out who and what he really is. Provided she can sneak away from Mrs. Saunders, her 93 year old neighbour, a local senior and troublemaker. On top of it all, Rachel’s made a decision about Jeremy, the secret love of her life. It’s time to have a chat.

At A Glance
Woohoo. So exciting, so intense, too bad it ended too fast for my taste.

The Good
Wow, so much happened in Knight Shift. Manny is getting crazier with all those spirits trying to highjack his body. Rachel learns more about the supernatural world with a new addition to the gang. Rachel and Jeremy are finally ready to admit their feelings, that is, if they don’t kill each other first. My head is still spinning with all the revelations and evil ghosts jammed packed into this book.

I love how Rachel is growing so much with each book. She is becoming stronger as a person and as a spirit caller. But it was the chemistry between her and Jeremy that was the best part. I have never seen them fight so much over nothing. It was effing hilarious. Emotions are running high and tempers are easily rattled. Add in Javier, a man with some secrets of his own, and all hell breaks loose. And I loved every minute of it. 

Javier was a great addition to the series. I find him so interesting and oddly endearing. Salt Shacker! *hehe* Inside joke.

The action was good. There was a lot of drama with Manny and the evil spirits hanging around him. Things got pretty hairy near the end. I was actually shocked with how bad things turned, but I am hopeful that the gang can figure out this mess that just won’t go away.

The Bad
Even though this is the longest book in the series, it felt too short. Mostly because I was really getting into it, and this huge thing happened, and then it just ended. And I was like, “Noooooooooo!.” I wish there was a little more closure, a little more wrap-up.

The Snuggly
Spoilery: It finally happened. OMG, it feels like I have been waiting forever. Rachel and Jeremy finally got their heads out of their asses and got together. It was a rough and complicated road, but it was all worth the wait.

Sex! We get sex! Not detailed but still hot. Well, hot to me, but that could be because I had all this pent up sexual frustrations because of these two. So anything remotely sexual got me all excited.

Final Thoughts
I would definitely recommend this series. I will for sure be reading the next book as soon as it comes out. The paranormal element is well done and the characters keep me reading. I am so invested in them already. I would recommend starting the series from the beginning.

Sexified quotes today. Couldn’t help myself:

“Make sure that boy uses a condom,” Mrs. Saunders said.
I whirled on her. “Oh my God, Mrs. Saunders! You’re impossible.”
She giggled, so proud to have made me blush. “Shoo. Javier promised to watch Wheel of Fortune with me.”
Javier wiggled his eyebrows, making me laugh. “Safe sex is sexy.”

“Did you buy a soft porn?”
“I might have,” I said with no small amount of horror.
And they kept on doing it.
Eventually, both women approached their respective cliffs. Oh, look, one of the guys stopped to go down on her. Wasn’t that polite of him?
“I miss that,” I muttered without even thinking.
“So do I,” Jeremy said wistfully.

Spirit Caller Series:
Book #2: Dark Whispers

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20 Responses to “Review: Knight Shift by Krista D. Ball”

  1. Sarah (saz101)

    Oh, Jen! This sounds FUN! And DAMN! I love love LOVE those books with a little resolution on all that sexual tension. How nice is it when you’ve had to wait and work for it? (Like Merit and Ethan <3)

  2. Carmel @ Rabid Reads

    It never fails, whenever you’re absolutely loving a story it ends all too soon, but at least you were able to enjoy it while it lasted. I like that it’s a novella too; I might actually be able to squeeze this series in soon. You know how much I adore anything and everything Urban Fantasy!

  3. Melliane

    Oh it sounds like a great series and it’s nice to see the characters are evolving because it’s what is really important, right? Thanks for the review!

  4. Jaclyn Canada

    Oh I love the wait for relationships and then the great sigh of relief when it finally happens! It’s one of my favorite things. I actually don’t get as invested in relationships that start off quickly. It looks like a great read. Wonderful review 😀 Jaclyn @ JC’s Book Haven.

  5. Melissa (My words and pages)

    Hey Jennifer, I had to stop by and check if you get Krista’s newletters. If not there are two short stories out now. Here’s the link to the newsletter that will take you to the stories:

    The novella’s are out in omnibus form and these stories are in that, but Krista has made the stories available for free for us who have already purchased and read the stories. 🙂 One is about Jeremy AFTER this story!! 😀


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