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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Red-Headed Stepchild - Jaye Wells

" In a world where being of mixed-blood is a major liability, Sabina doesn’t really fit in. And being an assassin – the only profession fit for an outcast – doesn’t help matters. But she’s never brought her work home. Until now.
Her latest mission is uncomfortably complex, and threatens the fragile peace between the vampire and mage races. As Sabina scrambles to figure out which side she’s on, she uncovers a tangled political web, some nasty facts about her family and some unexpected new talents. Any of these things could be worryingly life-changing, but together, they could be fatal …
This time, it’s personal.
" -Book cover

Before I get into details I need to quote a moment in the book that made me laugh to loud :

" Why haven't you exploded yet?" The demon was closer now, only a few feet away. i opened one eye to look at the arrow. Blood bloomed from the site of impact, just over my left breast.
"I -- I don't know". Holding myself up became difficult as the seconds passed.
"Hmm. I wonder if I should stake you just to be sure"
"I'd really prefer it if you didn't," I said. "I'm sure I'll ignite any second."

Sabrina lives in a world where all dark races are on an edgy peaceful state. Spawn of a forbidden union between a mage and a vampire, she is destined to be an outcast. Raised by her grandmother, head of the vampire clan, Sabrina has been raised in a web of half-truth and lies. Brained-washed to the bones Sabrina dives deep down in a life-changing mission, and only realize it when she's waist deep in it.

I bought the book back at it's release day but for some reason I hadn't read it yet. Let me tell you I've been missing on something! The story was great and believable, full of very interesting plot twist. You grow fond of the characters as you get deeper in the story and starved for more. I started reading the book this morning and I'm already done. It was action packed, with emotional involvement. I totally enjoyed it!

The Sabrina Kane series:
Read-Headed Stepchild
The mage in black

Book stats:
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Orbit (April 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316037761
ISBN-13: 978-0316037761
Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.1 x 1.1 inches

Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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20 People left their mark' :

  1. Tynga,

    I enjoyed this book and hope for a sequel soon. :)


  2. it will be release beginning of 2010 and the title is The mage in black

  3. I love books with "demi characters"
    Am I the only one that find the cover lovely??

  4. great review.This is one of my favorite books this year.

  5. I haven't heard of this book before. Great review, I think I might just have to check it out now!

  6. I first saw this book on In Bed With Books and have had my eye on it since!

  7. Loved the quote! I have to add this one to my TBR list!

  8. This book is in my TBR pile. I'll definitely have to get to it soon because it sounds amazing.

    Sara M
    sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

  9. Love this review. The cover is so pretty.

  10. I just bought this one as an ebook and can't wait to start it.

  11. Woah! :D it must be a great book. I loved the cover!

  12. Never heard of this book but it sounds really interesting. Especially the assassain part! ;)
    Thanks for the review!

  13. This sounds interesting. I really like that quote :)

  14. Shawna

    I would have never picked this book up if it wasn't for your review so thanks a bunch!!!

  15. This book has such an awesome cover! And I love urban fantasy with vampires, so I'm interested!

  16. Heard a lot about this book. Gonna check it out.

  17. this book sounds great ! Never heard of the Author though. coz i'm still new with this 'book things' !

  18. I bought this book on a whim one day. Now I'm glad I did. Great review :)