Monday, June 3, 2019

Audiobook Review: Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler


Series: Jane True #1
Unabridged
Publisher: Brilliance audio
Published: 11/20/10
Narrator: Kate Reinders
Length: 9 hrs. 47 min.
Source: Owned

During her nightly, clandestine swim in the freezing winter ocean, a grisly find leads Jane to startling revelations about her heritage: she is only half-human. 
Now, Jane must enter a world filled with supernatural creatures that are terrifying, beautiful, and deadly all of which perfectly describe her new friend, Ryu, a gorgeous and powerful vampire. 
It is a world where nothing can be taken for granted: a dog can heal with a lick; spirits bag your groceries; and whatever you do, never ever rub the genie s lamp.
My thoughts:

I have had this one for a while now but never got into it. I have been wanting to bring down my tbr and I was glad I had. I love a good mermaid tale and while she was a selkie (close enough) it still ended up being a fun PNR/UF romp.

While I did really like Jane, sometimes I felt she might have been too naive for what she is going through but I also know that in a UF the protagonist who is clueless at first really has some growing to do and as long as that happens I don't mind in the least. I really do like this author so I have no worries on that front. I think the biggest problem I had with the book is that I didn't have access to the next right away to see if that growth starts to occur at even a faster rate. Interlibrary loan here I come! LOL

The romance was cute and hot but I am still uncertain about Ryu. I think he is a good guy and I hope that I am right. Right now I'm rooting for another but I'm happy to take him if Jane doesn't want him. ;)

I give this book 3 1/2 stars. I reall loved Kate's narration and she voiced all the characters well. I hope she does the rest of the series as I do think I want to audiobook the whole series.
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36 comments:

  1. Oh wow - I remember when this came out and it looked good. I like audiobooks, so maybe I'll give it a go. Thanks for the review.

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    1. I'm very curious about the next one I hope to interlibrary loan the next audio.

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  2. I haven’t seen this one before but it sounds like a fun urban fantasy. And that cover is dreamy! :)

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  3. Glad this ended up being a fun read even if it didn't blow you away. I like mermaid/selkie tales once in awhile as well.

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    1. UF can be tricky to start so the next books can do that for me... even if it doesn't... it is fun and I do recommend it! :)

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  4. Oooh, a selkie heroine. That sounds good. I'm with you on not minding a heroine who needs to grow so long as I can see it happening as the story progresses.

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  5. Mermaid, selkie...I love a good PNR read. This sounds pretty good.

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  6. I remember this series back in the day. I wanted to try it too, but never did. Glad to hear the audiobooks are well done, if I do get around to it, that is they way I will do it.

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    1. I do want to get the next one. Probably interlibrary loan!

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  7. This sounds cute. I hope Ryu is a good guy. The cover is adorable!

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  8. I've only read one selkie book but they're kinda cool. This one looks like a lot of fun. :)

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  9. I remember this one! I really wanted to read it, but you know how that goes sometimes....haha Glad you enjoyed it overall.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  10. Gosh, I read this one AGES ago, and remember nothing :/ Srsly nothing! Must check Gr!

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  11. I've been out of PNR realm for a while and I don't have a big desire to go back, but if I saw this at a library I might give it a whirl. You don't come across a selkie story quite often.

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  12. I like the cover for this one. I don't often see Selkies in books. :)

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  13. Dang it. You talked me into it, it's now on my tbr! lol

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  14. Loving the cover. What sounds like a cute read, I had to laugh at the thought of spirits bagging groceries

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  15. I think I tried this one years ago but dnf'd. The covers are so pretty though.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  16. It's always a bummer when you can't get into a book, but it feels GREAT when you can lessen the TBRs. This cover looks like a tarot card... ;)

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? πŸ’¬

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    1. Actually I didn't have problem getting into it but it did have the UF first book curse me thinks. :)

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  17. Hmmm interesting. I probably would have skipped from the cover but sounds like one I might need to try. Hopefully book 2 picks up like they tend to do in UF

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  18. What age bracket is this for? To me it looks like a childs read, so I wouldn't pick it up. Glad you enjoyed it though!

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    1. Adult. I've seen so many cartoony covers, it doesn't bother me. :)

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