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8.17.2014

Review: Dangerous Calling by A.J. Larrieu

Dangerous Calling (The Shadowminds #2) by A.J. Larrieu
Urban Fantasy, Supernatural
Releases: August 18th
Ebook (217 pages, CARINA)
After years of denial, Cass Weatherfield has finally accepted her telekinetic gifts. Living with her boyfriend, Shane, has given her the confidence to be herself, but the fear of losing control and harming those around her is always present.
Knowing firsthand the hell of growing up without a mentor, she agrees to meet and help Diana, a young Shadowmind. But when Cass shows up, the terrified woman changes her mind and flees. Cass and Shane track her across New Orleans, and soon discover that Diana is being held against her will by an illicit organization that's selling her rare clairvoyant skills to the highest bidder. In charge is an ancient creature more powerful than any they've ever encountered. And apparently she wants Shane dead.
Cass and Shane work to free Diana. But as Cass uses more and more power, drawing it from her friends in the fight against evil, she feels an addictive pull that challenges her control. And, in the end, Cass may be the greatest threat to those she loves the most.

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And the world-building went BOOM! (5 stars)

The urban fantasy genre can get a little stale so when I discovered the first Shadowminds book I was eager to see if Larrieu could put something new into it. If you're a fan of the more psychic type stuff it's a great read and the first book really establishes the world... or so I thought. DANGEROUS CALLING was like biting into a doughnut expecting a cream center and finding jelly, everything you think you know gets bigger!

It's sexier, sadder, and action-packed. A couple of new characters come in and the scope of Cass and Shane's future shifts. I feel like everything I type is going to be a spoiler to be honest because that much happens and the world-building went from a fairly narrow place to being very, very open to possibilities.

If you've not yet read TWISTED MIRACLES you really should not start here but if you did and didn't quite love it I think you'll find the pacing of DC more enjoyable. Larrieu is definitely an author to watch.



Notes: ARC received via NetGalley.


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