Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Hot Zone

Title: The Hot Zone

Author: Jayne Castle aka Jayne Ann Krentz [Website][Facebook] aka Amanda Quick

Publisher: Jove Novel

Series: Rainshadow Island, Bk 3 (Though technically the 3rd book in the Looking Glass Trilogy is the 1st Rainshadow book, making this book 4) ;  Harmony, Bk 11

ISBN: 9780515154726

Length: 338 pages 

Obtained: Library copy

Why this book?:

I'm a fan of the author, series, and world.  I was immediately drawn to it.


I picked this up and finished it in one day.  That doesn't happen often with me anymore.  I was immediately engrossed and didn't want to put it down.  

Some of the connection between the heroine and hero may have been rushed, but I didn't care.  I can't wait for more.  Sedona was great in particular.  She's been through a lot, but she's making life work.  As can often be found in JAK/AQ/JC books, family also plays a role.  Despite the fact that it obviously has a place in the story, the family aspect was a bit rushed as well.

Actually, as a whole the book kind of felt like a novella, in that I could have had more all the way around.  But it still didn't disappoint.  Maybe it just felt that way because the pace was so fast?  After the initial introduction into what happened to Sedona, the scene jumps to her life on Rainshadow.  From then on time seems to fly, and everything takes place in a short time span.

Anyway, as always the dust bunnies were awesome.  Lyle's always there when Sedona needs him, and he's also there for the community in Rainshadow - both the human community (namely the children) and the dust bunny one.

The Halloween aspect seemed a bit early (I was surprised the book wasn't released a little later), but that was okay.  It's already out in the stores as well.  And it was interesting to see Halloween portrayed in the world of Harmony.

I am looking forward to the next JAK/AQ/JC book (Trust No One by JAK, due out Jan. 2015) and especially the next Rainshadow/Harmony book.

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