Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Indigo Dawn review
I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC of Indigo Dawn by Elle J Rossi which I devoured on my first free day.
Indigo Dawn is the first full length novel in the Josie Hawk Chronicles, a series I've enjoyed from the first novella. Josie is a complex and interesting character and reading about her makes me want to know her. She is smart, honest, dedicated, and has very deep feelings which she hides behind attitude and sarcasm. Josie's past is revealed in bits and pieces as the series progresses and the unfolding picture makes her actions and reactions completely understandable. And if Josie couldn't kick my ass without breaking a sweat, I'd try to take Keller home with me :)
From the first page, Indigo Dawn is pure action. The poor characters just can't catch a break! As soon as they put out one fire, another pops up and they have to race to deal with it. This makes the book flow well and makes it a fairly fast read. The action also allows Rossi to paint a picture of the characters' interactions and personalities organically. Rather than descriptions of Alec, Grant, and the others, you learn who they are by their own voices and by their actions in the middle of all the drama. I have to say I'm very much looking forward to a book for each of the team members!
The Josie Hawk Chronicles are set in Nashville and Rossi does a brilliant job of transporting readers to the city but at the same time she builds a new, supernatural world that makes it a Nashville different from the one we know. It is both familiar and alien in the best possible way.
The ending left me wanting more and wanting to know what will happen with the supernatural world that Josie and the gang inhabit. I highly recommend the Josie Hawk Chronicles and particularly Indigo Dawn to any fan of fantasy and paranormal stories with strong characters and lots of action.
Posted by Melly Mel at 6:38 PM