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Review – Tempt June 15, 2012

Posted by thehypermonkey in 4 stars, Urban Fantasy.
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Title: Tempt (#3)

Author: Claire Farrell

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Claire Farrell

Publish Date: May 21, 2012

ASIN: B0062AINEW

Available at: AmazonBarnes and Noble

(This review contains some spoilers if you haven’t read book two and if you haven’t read this book.)

From the publisher:

There’s a monster running around Dublin, and it’s up to Ava to catch it. The pressure’s on, and she’s becoming as cynical as Peter. But when a demon marks her friend, and a possible threat from England spells war, Ava’s left with a huge choice to make. The lives of one or many.

With a little help, Ava has the chance to win all of her battles… if the darkness doesn’t take her over first.

Review:

She’s back. Ava is back. She’s chasing Becca down and nothing is going to stop her. She’ll go to the ends of the Earth if need be. Liverpool to be exact.

It’s good to see that the sixteen-year-old Ava is in the closet and the ass-kicking Ava is back in the forefront. She’s still vulnerable and she still cares about humans to a fault. She also cares about her friends. I like that about her though.

Her relationship with Peter gets leveled up a notch thanks to some supernatural powers. It still makes things heated and interesting. Where there’s smoke there’s fire, right?

We learn more about Eddie and even though his level of mystery has lessened he remains an enigma. He’s a powerhouse and his agenda is still a riddle. Every time I learn something about him, I end up with even more questions. I like that about his character. He constantly keeps me interested.

In fact, all the supporting characters are interesting and fascinating, with the exception of  Carl. Carl is more like the warm cup of cocoa on a cold day. He’s the family Ava desperately needs. The security she wants. He’s safe.

Even if it weren’t for the characters in the story,  I would have kept reading for the plot. It was well-paced. It wasn’t action packed but it was still nicely paced.

I’m still left with questions about Ava and her nephilim ancestry and whether or not there are more like her out there. I’ll just have to wait for book four to come out.

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