Saturday, June 11, 2011

Mini Reviews: Retro Demonology & The Strange Case of Finley Jane

Why is it tiny things are always so darn cute?!
These reviews might not be as cute as this tiny piglet, but they are mini! 

Mini Reviews are short reviews of books I have read for my own enjoyment and wanted to share with you. I will describe in a couple of sentences (often fragmented) my thoughts on the book.  I may or may not ever post full reviews of any of these books.  So in the mean time, Enjoy!

Retro Demonology by Jana Oliver

"A Demon Trapper’s bonus story.

Before Riley Blackthorne can take on Grade Five demons, she has to trap her very first. Her debut solo trapping experience should be a breeze, just a harmless Grade One after all. But throw in some dippy hippies (whose peace signs and Patchouli really aren’t driving any demons away), one mischievous demon, and a run-in with the police, and Riley might not be able to pull it off..."

A great little intro story for the Demon Trapper world where we meet Riley and join her on one of her first solo demon trapping adventures.  Personally I would start with the book and then go back and read this afterwards. There are no spoilers, but I prefer the book without this short story.   It was a fun read, but REALLY short so I rate this as a [7- Enjoyed most of it.]. 

"Finley Jayne knows she's not 'normal'. Normal girls don't lose time, or have something inside them that makes them capable of remarkably violent things. Her behavior has already cost her one job, so when she's offered the lofty position of companion to Phoebe, a debutante recently engaged to Lord Vincent, she accepts, despite having no experience. Lord Vincent is a man of science with his automatons and inventions, but Finley is suspicious of his motives where Phoebe is concerned. She will do anything to protect her new friend, but what she discovers is even more monstrous than anything she could have imagined…
An ebook exclusive prequel to The Steampunk Chronicles."

A fun steampunky mini-adventure! Introduced to Finley Jane and could easily be read as the first few chapters of the novel.  Well written and great character development which continues in the main novel.  Fun action packed novella with an intriguing new world makes this is [9-  Great read! Couldn’t put it down] for me.

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