Jul 7, 2015

Review--The Given by Vicki Pettersson

New York Times bestselling author Vicki Pettersson continues her breakout new supernatural noir mystery series as a fallen angel and a reporter team up to stop a drug cartel

After learning his wife survived the attack that killed him fifty years earlier, angel/PI Griffin Shaw is determined to find Evelyn Shaw, no matter the cost. Yet his obsession comes at a price. Grif has had to give up his burgeoning love for reporter Katherine "Kit" Craig, the woman who made life worth living again, and dedicate himself to finding one he no longer knows.

Yet when Grif is attacked again, it becomes clear that there are forces in both the mortal and heavenly realm who'd rather see him dead than unearth the well-buried secrets of his past. If he's to survive his second go-round on the Surface, Grif will have to convince Kit to reunite with him professionally, and help uncover decades of police corruption, risking both their lives... and testing the limits to what one angel is really willing to give for love.

Finally read the conclusion to Vicki Pettersson's Celestial Blues trilogy and what an ending! I was expecting something of epic proportions with The Given, because it's a given with the final book! (LOL!) And Vicki definitely did not disappoint!

It's been six months since Grif and Kit split, so to speak. Learning that his beloved wife Evie is still alive, kind of put a crimp between them. Plus the things Sarge told Kit also was a factor. Things are a mess. Though, Grif still likes to keep an eye on Kit, as you saw from my teaser! It's not until Sarge comes to him, quite literally falling apart with an incredible offer. Kit's life is in danger and if he doesn't act quit, she will die. But the catch is that he has to go back in time by a few days, he must save her and solve his own decades long murder and also put a stop to the problems going about in the now. There's a lot to do and little time to be doing it. Grif's time on Earth is almost up, indefinitely.

Since it's been a long while since I last read the first two books, it took a bit of getting used to things again, but luckily not much needed to be remembered in detail. Vicki does a remarkable job of recapping the important facts and it sets us off on the new course.

When Grif was murdered, he was framed for things he didn't do. There were lies, diamonds, and all sorts of players involved. The mystery stretched pretty far back. And there was naturally a whopper of a shocker at the end! I'd like to say I saw it coming, I so didn't see it coming! But I love having that shock factor! To be so totally and utterly blown away by said revelation. It leaves you staggering and going omg!! Repeatedly!

The pacing to this one was great! There's always more than one mystery to solve, such as who killed Kit's father all those years ago. We finally get resolution to that as well! Pretty much every mystery or question that needed answering is answered in this epic finale!

I love the world here! Vicki did a tremendous job! Kit is still the go to Rockabilly girl and I love that about her! She's so fresh and unique. You almost forget what time you're in, and that's not a bad thing! I loved that Grif comes from Kit's favorite time period! It just makes them a perfect couple! And yet, fate is trying to tear them apart! 

The Given is basically the perfect series ender! It has everything you want to see in a finale and I have quite enjoyed the series! Vicki is one of my favorite authors and I am happy to say that I have read all her books now since I've already read her newest release, Swerve, which releases today! My review can be found in my archives! And that was one thrilling read as well! Needless to say, if you haven't read any of Vicki Pettersson's books yet, you really need to remedy that! 

Overall Rating 4/5 stars

1 comment:

  1. wow this sounds amazing, I haven't read the series yet but its been on my list for a while now. I do love it when a story surprises you though.


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