Jul 17, 2013

Review--Tempest Reborn by Nicole Peeler

Anyan may be trapped in an evil dragon and Blondie may be gone, but Jane knows one thing: she's not about to give up. She's ready to tear down heaven and earth to save her lover, despite those who believe he's lost.

Luckily for Jane, those who've given up on Anyan do not include those closest to her. Defying The Powers That Be, Jane and Company form their own crack squad of misfits, in whose hands the fate of the world may well rest.

With a little help from her friends, the Universe, and lots of snacks, Jane embarks on her greatest adventure yet, confident that with great sacrifice comes great reward. The question is, who will be that sacrifice?

So many series are ending lately, and Nicole Peeler's Jane True series is one I am sad to see go, but I felt like Nicole did a superb job of ending it! I can still remember when I first stumbled upon this series. I was at Borders--sob!--and I saw Tempest Rising in the science-fiction/fantasy section and first thought it was a YA book due to the cover. I read the back of the cover and thought it sounded pretty good and was totally blown away with it! Now here we are 6 books later and the series is ending!

Tempest Reborn concludes Jane's story and after the cliffhanger ending of the last one, I wasn't sure what to expect to happen. Luckily Nicole and Jane do not disappoint with all the action, humor and suspense!

Jane is in a state of shock once she saw her lover Anyan become the White dragon and leave with the Red dragon. She had come so close to putting what she thought was an end to the Red's plans but then she is sideswiped when the Red hits Anyan and thus becomes the White. After Jane recovers, she is determined to get her man back, at whatever the cost. Luckily, she has her friends--both new and old--at her side, willing to help.

It's hard for me to describe the pacing to this one, overall it was perfect! I guess that's the best way to describe it, perfect! I initially thought that trying to save Anyan and end the Red would take the whole book, but it didn't. At least for that first half of the mission! Jane even connects with Anyan in her dreams, leaving her to wonder if she's really dreaming or is Anyan really sending her a message. And there's some happy lovin in those dreams!

Ryu also returns to the scene to help Jane out. I started this series so long ago and have read sooo many books in between that I cannot remember exactly how things ended with Ryu and Jane. I got the impression though while it wasn't with intense anger and spite--at least I don't think it was--it wasn't all sunshine and rainbows with everyone parting happily. But seeing Ryu there, willing to help, made me feel better about him. Ryu was trying to change Jane into being his perfect woman, but Jane was already who Jane wanted to be. I liked that we got to see him this last time around and know that he'll be just fine without Jane.

Jane still has a lot on her plate. The Red still needs to be stopped once and for all, for her anger is even greater than it was before. She's killing people recklessly and purposefully. When Jane loses close allies, she is ready to do anything and everything to take the Red down. But there will be a great sacrifice to make before she can achieve that final goal.

Tempest Reborn was simply amazing! Jane never ceases to delight and entertain and I so mark her down as being one of my BFFs from novels! I love how she can always make me laugh no matter the circumstances of what's going on around her. That's not to say that Jane is immature and can't take things seriously, because she does. But she just tends to have a bright outlook on life, or she tries to at least.

There was a good deal of romance in this one, both "dreamlike" and real life. I love Anyan for that! It always amazes me in series when the heroine starts with one boyfriend/lover and I love him, but then by the end of the series there's a new leading man and I end up loving him just the same. That's kind of the case here with this series.

The ending was wonderful! I truly didn't know what to expect, other than a HEA ending. Urban Fantasy doesn't always have those in every book, but when that series ending comes up, I expect a HEA ending because the characters have gone through so much crap and danger, that I think they well deserve a break! Luckily, all my favorite Urban Fantasy authors seem to agree with this idea! So you can expect a delightful happily ever after in this one for all the characters!

Overall Rating 5/5 stars

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read this series, but I've had my eye on it for a while now.maybe I'll have to check it out, your review makes it sound like something right up my alley.

    I read Angelfall last year and OHMYGOSH loved it, so I hope you do, too. Happy reading!


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