Saturday, July 5, 2008

Review: Bedlam, Bath and Beyond by J. D. Warren

Bedlam, Bath and Beyond (World of the Storm Ravens, Book 1)
by J. D. Warren

My Rating:
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Samantha is living in a suburban paradise. She has a gorgeous house, the perfect husband and adorable twin sons. Problem is, she thinks it is all too perfect. As it turns out, she's right. In reality, her milkman is the sexy shapeshifting leader of the Storm Ravens, her husband is a homicidal maniac who isn't even human and the twin sons are actually blood thirsty hell boars that have been sent to track her down. Now, with a little help from the Cor (the sexy mailman who's not really a milkman) and the rest of the Storm Ravens, she's on a mission to reclaim her life and stop the bad guys.

I really enjoyed this book. It is a fast-paced read with lots of excitement and a bit of romance. There are lots of interesting characters and funny dialogue. The main character is intelligent, funny and very likable. However, there are a few things that kept this book from earning a full five stars. First off, the title and book cover have basically nothing to do with the story! While this is not necessarily a bad thing, you might be disappointed if you are expecting the shopping-themed chick-lit that the title & cover suggest. The only other negative I found is that romance is definitely lacking something. It started off well, but by the end, I wanted to see a stronger connection between Cor and Samantha. In my opinion, if you're gonna risk your life for someone, there better be some a strong bond that you share with them. Unfortunately, I don't think the author developed enough of one between the two main characters. This didn't detracted from the story enough to make that much of a difference and I definitely will want to read the next book in this series.

Books in this series:

  1. Bedlam, Bath and Beyond
  2. Crate and Peril

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The title of the book and the name of the main character (my oldest daugther's name is Samantha) are enough for me to be sold on it! The fact that it's such a fun read is gravy!

Thanks for the review :-D