Thursday, March 5, 2009

Review - Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells

Red-Headed Stepchild
Sabina Kane, Book 1
Jaye Wells
Orbit
March 31, 2009
ISBN# 978-0-316-03776-1

Book Blurb:
In a world where being of mixed-blood is a major liability, Sabina Kane has the only profession fit for an outcast: assassin. But, her latest mission threatens the fragile peace between the vampire and mage races and Sabina must scramble to figure out which side she's on. She's never brought her work home with her---until now.

This time, it's personal.

My thoughts:
Sabina Kane was born the mixed-blood daughter of a vampire and a mage. It was a forbidden pairing, and one that Sabina has paid for since the day she was born.

Raised by her vampire grandmother, the alpha of the Dominae, and forced to suppress any mage power she might possess, Sabina has been delegated to the position of assassin. The night she carries out the order to kill her longtime friend David, her life begins to change.

Clovis Trakiya, born a mix of vampire and demon, has gathered followers whose intention is on bringing the supernatural world together. At the top of their list are the mages and the vampires. Sent to infiltrate the group, Sabina is about to have an eye-opening experience that will have her questioning further the way that she was raised. Life as she knew it can never be the same.

This is the first book in the Sabina Kane trilogy. Ms. Wells takes readers on a young woman’s journey with deceit, betrayal and obstacles to overcome at every turn. Well-written with easy to visualize detail, Read-Headed Stepchild is a fantastic opening to this trilogy and should be at the top of every urban fantasy reader’s wish list.

To learn more about Red-Headed Stepchild, please visit Ms. Wells’ website: HERE

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews

6 comments:

Mishel said...

I love the cover girl's hair lol

And I've had this on my TBR list for a while. Glad to see you liked it (=

Kimberly Swan said...

Are red streaks in your future? *grin*

It's a great start to the trilogy, hope you get a chance to read it! :)

samantha.1020 said...

I have this one and am dying to get to it. I just have to read a few other books first. Great review!

Kimberly Swan said...

Thanks Sam! I think you'll find that it's a pretty quick read because there's so much going on. Hope you'll get to it soon and enjoy it as much as I did. :)

Amberkatze said...

This is still the best book I have read this year and I had the pleasure of reading it back in January.

Kimberly Swan said...

Definitely a good read. I may have read it then as well(and wrote up the review), but I try to post them around a month before release (that doesn't always work, but it's great to have them early to put into a posting schedule!).