Sunday, September 27, 2009

Quick Review of my Shelf...

I have just a few books I have been watching for the second one to come out. So I thought I would mention them here over the next few days. There is not many but since I have been thinking of them and they were before I started blogging I thought I would share them.

Unclean Spirits

By: M.L.N. Hanover

Synopsis on the cover:

Jayne Heller thinks of herself as a realist, until she discovers reality isn't quite what she thought it was. When her uncle Eric is murdered, Jayne travels to Denver to settle his estate, only to learn that it's all hers-and vaster than she ever imagined. And along with properties across the world and an inexhaustible fortune, Eric left her a legacy of a different kind: his unfinished business with a cabal of wizards known as the Invisible College.

Led by the ruthless Randolph Coin, the Invisible College harnesses demon spirits for their own ends of power and domination. Jayne finds it difficult to believe magic and demons can even exist, let alone be responsible for the death of her uncle. But Coin sees Eric's heir as a threat to be eliminated by any means-magical or mundane-so Jayne had better start believing in something to save her own life.

Aided in her mission by a group of unlikely companions-Aubrey, Eric's devastatingly attractive assistant; Ex, a former Jesuit with a lethal agenda; Midian, a two-hundred-year-old man who claims to be under a curse of Randolph Coin himself; and Chogyi Jake, a self-styled Buddhist with mystical abilities-Jayne finds that her new reality is not only unexpected, but often unexplainable. And if she hopes to survive, she'll have to learn the new rules fast-or break them completely...

My thoughts:

Jayne is a 22 year old college student who finds out her uncle has passed away. Jayne is not all that close to her family, and there was something between her father and uncle-so they didn't talk. Jayne is surprised to learn her uncle, who helped her out a time or two, has left everything to her in his passing. She goes to check out some of his properties and is attacked. To her astonishment she can really kick some butt.

Jayne is clueless as to what her uncle even did for a living. Eventually, she finds his comrades, whom he worked with, and learns there is a demon out there that needs to be stopped. Unaware of what her uncle had planned, besides some notes with rifles and specially made bullets in a storage unit, she needs to decide to take action or leave and let the others tend to it.

I do have to say the scenery descriptions were a little short. All the details are found in the actions and planning of the actions. This book is placed in our world so there is no great new world setup needed here. The character development was a great start to a first book in a series. I love how the characters are real, in they are not perfect in their choices and make mistakes. They are not a Superman who is always doing the right thing at the right time.

I am waiting for the second book to come out. Which should be out in a few days.


  1. I hadn't heard of this one, but your review makes it sound really interesting. Will definitely check it out. Thanks!

  2. Thanks Alexia. If you get it let me know if you enjoy it, I hope you do.

  3. I loved this book to Mel! I am so ready for book two! That's cool we both read this one too and loved it!

    P.S. I was trying to put a book on my giveaway contest that you could enter for LOL! We have read all the same books of late LOL! I hope you haven't read at least one of the books in my contest!


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