Welcome back to the Preternatura Book Club in a rare Friday appearance! We'll be talking about topics that are related to the book we're reading but are general enough for you to pipe up and voice an opinion.
Each book read will last four weeks, which is a much faster schedule than we've done on previous books. Today, we devote our last post to SKINWALKER, book one in the Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter. Next week, on Wednesday, we’ll be moving to the world of Jim Butcher’s Dresden series. This is my all-time favorite urban fantasy series, and while STORM FRONT is (like most first books in any series) not my favorite, it’s a good introduction to people new to the Dresdenverse.
Today’s giveaway will be a mystery unclaimed prize of your choice of genre: paranormal romance, urban fantasy, sci fi, fantasy, or YA.
I’m really enjoying Beast, and the interplay between Beast and Jane. It cracks me up when Beast sends images (like of raw steaks) to Jane while she’s in the middle of conversations. We're also getting more information about how Jane and Beast came to occupy the same body--and that it was Jane's doing.
I still have a couple of chapers to go, but what’s the deal with the oatmeal? Does that get explained? I know Beast eats the raw meat, and then Jane eats…oatmeal. Complex carbs to offset all the iron-rich protein? And prodigious amounts of oatmeal. It’s strange to me.
I found the scene where Jane goes after the Rogue in the underground tunnels just totally creepalicious, and then the whole vampire bleeding thing in the cemetery while Jane is in raptor/owl form. In fact, while I love a good, sexy vampire, I think one of the things I love about the vampires in this world is that they’re still dangerous. Unpredictable. Powerful. Leo…Rogue…even the vamps’ human servants are powerful.
Eventually, I’d like to continue reading this series. I have too much on my plate right now, but I’ve gotten really interested in this world. For those of you who are Jane Yellowrock fans, how does this first book stack up against the next ones?
Share your final thoughts on SKINWALKER to enter for the book drawing! Next week, we’ll enter a whole new world in magical Chicago as we begin Jim Butcher’s Storm Front. The reading schedule for the book club can now be found on the righthand column of the blog page.