Tuesday, May 10, 2011

South of Salem by Janni Nell - A Book Review

From the publisher: 
My mother thinks my job is crazy. I'm a paranormal investigator; she's Nancy Reagan crossed with Martha Stewart. She's always preferred my sister, Lily, who is following in her perfect footsteps.

But this time Mom needs my special skills. She believes my stepfather is possessed. I admit he's not his usual dapper, charming self, but sleepwalking doesn't sound that weird. Until the sleepwalking spreads through the family and cousin Donna walks right out of her apartment window to her death. Then my sister goes missing and I have to find her and solve the mystery before Lily and her unborn child are harmed.

Normally I would have assistance, but my right hand, a hunky angel I've nicknamed Casper, has business of his own to take care of-business that might take him out of my life forever. The stakes are too high for me to lose, but I'm not sure I can do it alone...

What I thought:

Generally, I'm all about paranormal.  This book, however, was not one of my favorites.  I enjoyed the story but it seemed that some of the writing was a little shaky.  I would have left out some of the sexual innuendo and marketed this book for young adults, as opposed to the adults it is marketed to.  I think that the main character and her roommate, as well as her guardian angel have great poential to solve loads of mysteries for a younger audience.  You can grab your copy of this book beginning 5/30/11. 

I was given a copy of this book by the Publisher via NetGalley.com.  They only asked that I provide an honest review in exchange for my Kindle copy of this book.


Lexie Lane said...

I just love book reviews, because it lets me know whether or not I need to waste my time. Thank you for this.

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Jodi Whisenhunt / Magical Mouse Schoolhouse said...

Sounds like an interesting read.

Thanks for linking up at Tiggerific Tuesday! Returning the follow :)