Tracking the Tempest

, by Kt Clapsadl

Tracking the Tempest by Nicole Peeler
Jane True #2

Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and Ryu - Jane's bloodsucking boyfriend - can't let a major holiday go by without getting all gratuitous. An overwhelming dose of boyfriend interference and a last-minute ticket to Boston later, and Jane's life is thrown off course.

Ryu's well-intentioned plans create mayhem, and Jane winds up embroiled in an investigation involving a spree of gruesome killings. All the evidence points towards another Halfling, much to Jane's surprise...

When Jane goes to meet Ryu, her sexy vampire boyfriend, for Valentine's Day, she's expecting a weekend of luxury.. and other things. However another Halfling throws a major wrench in her plans when he goes on a gruesome killing spree. Jane gets wrapped up in the investigation, and quickly finds herself having the Halfling's sole attention. However, she isn't a target, and what he wants her for comes at a shock to everyone. Jane will have to up her learning curve quick if she wants to avoid the Halfling's attentions before it is too late.

Jane grows by leaps and bounds in this book. After finally shredding the massive amount of guilt she was carrying around, she is finally able to start again with her life. Or rather, now she can start to grow into her powers and start making headway into her life in the supernatural world. While it is obvious that she has a long way to go, I have a feeling she may just wind up being more powerful than anyone could have imagined. She has the right attitude and enough raw power to support her, as well as a phenomenal moral compass. I have a feeling we can expect great things from Ms. True in the future.

Danger Will Robinson! I sense a love triangle in the future. In this case however, I think the potential love triangle might actually help to further the plot and Jane's growth rather than hinder it. While Ryu has been very good to Jane, and has helped ease her into her new world, I'm afraid things will really start to crumble in the future. He is love with the Jane he met, rather than the one she is becoming. This became really apparent in his actions through this book. He was constantly patronizing Jane, and refusing to take her serious, almost like the rest of the purebloods. Don't get me wrong, I still love Ryu and think he really is a great guy, err vampire; I'm just not sure if he is the best thing for her anymore. Granted nothing actually happens between Jane and the other interest, but somehow I think something just might be there. I'm curious to see if he will have the same problem in accepting who she is becoming.

I loved this book. Jane's wit is laugh out loud hilarious, yet the books are still able to convey the real danger she is under. I find this to be incredibly impressive as the author seems to know the perfect balance between danger and horror, so that you never get bogged down with either. I cannot wait to see what happens in the next book after the ending of this one. Jane seems to finally be taking a step back and making major decisions for herself; no longer content to sit on the sidelines. I cannot possibly recommend these book any higher, and I hope you enjoy Jane's story as much as I have.


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