Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Book Review: Fire Water

Fire Water

By:  Jaye Wells

Publish Date:  January 6, 2015

Format:  ebook

Genre:  Urban Fantasy

Series:  0.5 novella in Prospero's War series; 1st Book ~ Dirty Magic

First Impression:  Kate starting her life as a cop.

Synopsis:
Rookie cop Kate Prospero only has one more training assignment to pass before she's officially sworn in to Babylon Police Department. But the veteran cop in charge of the river patrol boat is a salty old guy isn't happy about playing tour guide to a rookie and seems even less interested in real police work. But while on patrol, they stumble on to what appears to be a floating dirty magic lab. This highly combustible situation might finally be the key to these two unlikely partners finding common ground.

First Sentence:
Pretty much any cop can tell you the story of their first arrest.

Purchase At:
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My Thoughts and Summary:
*I read this book for my own enjoyment.


This is the beginning of Kate on the force and in the home she lives in during the novels. We are introduced to Kate's world and what revolves in it to drive her on her path in life - her past, her little brother, and the city she hopes to help make a difference in.

This novella is before the series starts in the novels. It's Kate fresh out of the academy and doing her rounds with experienced cops before becoming a beat cop herself. Kate is gun-ho about doing what she can to stop the dirty potions that people buy on the streets, and ultimately kills them. Potions are like a drug and Kate wants to stop them, she knows all to well what the end result can be.

Kate's last round of shadowing veteran cops is on the river boat. It's boring, but Kate knows many potion dealers use the river for their transporting. Kate finally gets the aged cop she's with to act, getting her wish to move on someone she believes is dealing and mixing.

Kate gets some great advice from veteran officers here. I felt these were truly heartfelt from the experienced cops and worth noting. I think these are things that will stick with Kate as she works on in the years to come.

This novella is set in the same style as Jaye's first book. We get to meet Kate and those around her, and how her life is at this moment in time along with what her hopes are. Then we dig a little deeper into her work and get to the case.

This was a nice novella to get a glimpse at the world Kate lives in and her motivations. If you are looking for a quick sample, give it a try.



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12 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

A nice novella is always good

LilyElement said...

Oooh I haven't read this one :D I really liked the series

Talk Supe said...

I have to pick this up. I have the first book but never got around to reading it. Yikes!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I've been wanting to start this series so I need to check out this novella!

Carole Rae said...

Good find!

Kimberly N said...

I always like Novellas and this one sounds interesting. Maybe be a good beginning read to a series I haven't read yet. Great Review

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

That it is, Blodeuedd. :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

LilyElement, I felt we got the same style and information we get in the first book. But there are bits from working on the river that are new and handy, especially for the 2nd book. It was a nice read.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Talk Supe, I hope you get and enjoy this one. :) It's nice to introduce you to the world.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh, Melissa (B&T), Hope you get and enjoy the series!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

:) Thank you Carole Rae.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Thank you Kimberly N. It's a very nice introduction to the world and main character. I hope you get to pick it up and enjoy the series. :)