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Book Review: Trick of the Light By Rob Thurman

I have been apparently been gravitating between YA and Urban Fantasy.

Title: Trick of the Light

Author: Rob Thurman

Synopsis: There are demons in the world, Monsters. Creatures that would steal your soul. You might hide under your covers at night and pretend all’s right with the world, but you know. Even if you don’t want to admit it…

Las Vegas bar owner Trixa Iktomi deals in information. And in a city where unholy creatures roam the neon night, information can mean  life  or  death.   Not that she has anything personal  against demons. They can be sexy as hell, and they’re great for getting the latest gossip. But they also steal human souls and thrive on chaos. So occasionally Trixa  and  her  friends  have to teach them
manners.

When Trixa learns of a powerful artifact known as the Light of Life, she knows she’s hit the jackpot.  Both sides-angel and demon-would give anything for it. But first she had to find it.  And as Heaven and Hell ready for an apocalyptic throw-down, Trixa must decide  where her true loyalty lies-and what she’s  ready  to  fight for.   Because in her world, if you line up on the wrong side, you pay with more than your life… —http://www.robthurman.net/books/trickster/trick-of-light/

Urban fantasy has good covers and generally a similar plot idea. I was thrilled by something other then vampires, and werewolfs; this book has Angels, Demons and humans in between  TOTL was fast paced but had moments of ‘meh’. It was intriguing and kept you guessing. It was interesting how Thurman played most of Trixia’s character close to the chest. Trixia Itkomi was sarcastic and driven. She was BA and she knew it. Alot of her development comes in at the end of the book. The end is like ‘Surpries!’ I personally wish that some of the information was sprinkled throughout the book instead all at the end.

Two characters, Zeke and Griffin, didn’t get much backstory or development  I would of loved to know more about them. As much as I like Trixia, I wanted to hear more about her and them. There wasn’t much romance, which was unusual for a UF. But there was potential for romance between Leo and Trixia.

Poor dysfunctional Zeke and his conscious griffin. I loved them. Something about Zeke just endeared him to you as he figured out if rescuing the puppy was better then taking out the demon down the street. They provided some warm moments with Trixia and some fun plot movement. The ending was perfect for them since I was kinda of expecting it, and hoping for it at the same time. All characters had great chance for more development and hopefully more backstory in the next book.

I can’t say much more without spoiling the book. I rate this four out of five Lenores’.

Urban had good covers and generally a similar plot idea. I was thrilled by something other then vampires, werewolfs; this book has Angels, Demons and humans in between  TOTL was fast paced but had moments of ‘meh’. It was intriguing and kept you guessing. It was interesting how Thurman played most of Trixia’s character close to the chest. Trixia Itkomi was sarcastic and driven. She was BA and she knew it. Alot of her development comes in at the end of the book. The end is like ‘Surpries!’ I personally wish that some of the information was sprinkled throughout the book instead all at the end.

Two characters, Zeke and Griffin, didn’t get much backstory or development  I would of loved to know more about them. As much as I like Trixia, I wanted to hear more about her and them. There wasn’t much romance, which was unusual for a UF. But there was potential for romance between Leo and Trixia.

Poor dysfunctional Zeke and his conscious griffin. I loved them. Something about Zeke just endeared him to you as he figured out if rescuing the puppy was better then taking out the demon down the street. They provided some warm moments with Trixia and some fun plot movement. The ending was perfect for them since I was kinda of expecting it, and hoping for it at the same time. All characters had great chance for more development and hopefully more backstory in the next book.

I can’t say much more without spoiling the book. I rate this four out of five Lenores’.

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