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Friday, January 8, 2010

Trick of Light by Rob Thurman

Trick of the Light (Trickster, #1) Trick of the Light by Rob Thurman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Heaven, Hell and Earth…let the pieces fall where they may. There are demons in the world. Monsters. Creatures that would steal your soul. You might hide under your covers at night and pretend all’s right with the world, but you know. Even if you don’t want to admit it. Las Vegas bar owner Trixia Iktomi deals in information. And in a city where unholy creatures roam the neon night, information can mean life or death. Not that she has anything personal against demons. They can be sexy as hell, and they’re great for getting the latest gossip. But they also steal human souls and thrive on chaos. So occasionally Trixia and her friends have to teach them some manners. When Trixia learns of an artifact known as the Light of Life, she knows she’s hit the jackpot. Both sides — angel and demon — would give anything for it. But first she has to find it. And as Heaven and Hell are ready for an Apocalyptic throwdown, Trixia must decide where her true loyalties lie — and what she’s ready to fight for. Because in her world, if you line up on the wrong side, you pay with more than your life.

My thoughts:
Trick of Light is the first book in the Trickster series by Rob Thurman. On the cover it says something about a crazy twist at the end and I personally liked that twist. I really liked that book, but I found it lacking something, nothing too important.. just that extra something. Once it got to the important twist at the end, I found that missing something. I found the middle to the end was very fun to read and kept me on my toes.

The characters are very nicely written and had good humour. I partically liked Zeke, the not so easy going misfit character. He was a great addition to the story and his character along with Griffin's character fit with the story perfect. As for Trixta I found her a good read. She was interesting and cool. Kick ass but also caring. She may not be my favorite heroine ever, but she was fun to read and easy to laugh with.

This is the first book I've read by Rob Thurman and I thought it was pretty cool. I love how it reminds me of my favorite show Supernatural( I can't say why without leaving big spoilers) but it was a good read and I will be reading the next book when it's released!

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ck.twilighter (Chasity) said...

Missing something... like an 'x' factor Simon Cowell always talks about?

I really like this phrase: "kiss ass but caring" to describe Trixta. I am a huge fan of loving heroines but always knows how to throw a right hook!!!=) LOL!! My hubby will tell yah!!!?

Tell me a little more on why she isnt among your favorite heroines.

Also, I am wondering what is up with that name! How do you like it....? I think it is mainly that 'ta' that rolls off my touch funny!
Does the author call her something else for short like Trixie... I like that better.

Thanks for the review....

Also, what is the romance level if any!!?

Thx Tasha for another great review!!=)

Natasha said...

Hey Chas!
Ok, so I just answered you in this huge reply and I hit backspace and lost everything. Oh well!

Thanks for your support and comments.
Yes, I felt it was missing that 'x' factor for most of the book, but the last 100 pages or so got really good. It had a major twist that changed everything and if it pulled me in that much in the begining like it did the end I would have been one of my favorite books.

As for her name Trixsta, she's named that for a reason that I can't say..but you'll see that it fits perfect. lol

As for why she wasn't my favorite herione...
It's not that I didn't like her, but she just wouldn't be in my top 10 list. She cool and tough and even caring, but I felt she could have been even more caring for parts that she was overly cold about. But, after the towards the end, I understood why she was like she was.

Romance level.. It wasn't as high as usual.. maybe a 2. It had potential, but it seemed to lack at what it could have been.

Again, the last 100 pages or so was super good and since I think it's the start of a series, I may like the next books more.

I just read Blood Memories by Barb Hendee and LOVED it. I'll be putting a review of it on here tonight hopefully. So check back tonight or tomorrow if your interested!

Good luck with the contest!!

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