Title: Dark Oracle
Author: Alayna Williams aka Laura Bickle [Old Website]
Publisher: Pocket Books Urban Fantasy
Series: Delphic Oracle #1
Length: 327 pages
Obtained: ILL Library copy
Why this book?:
I had purchased the second book and didn't want to read out of order.
This had a LOT of description about Tara's tarot cards, their interpretations, etc. I was torn. I could see how this pertained to the story. After all, this is a huge factor in many of Tara's decisions. On the other hand, I didn't need that much detail when I don't plan on learning them myself. So I found myself skimming. I don't like skimming because I miss details that are important. Plus it makes me question whether I'm "reading" when I skim.
Anyway - this brings me back to torn. The overall story was was interesting. Not especially realistic on multiple levels, but is that really necessary? And I liked Tara (main character), Harry (government liaison and partner), Cassie (missing dude's daughter), and Martin (Harry's father-figure).
And of course I read the second book after this one.