Thursday, June 24, 2010

Blue Diablo


Title: Blue Diablo

Author: Ann Aguirre

Date Finished: May 27, 2010

Personal Book Count: 26 out of 100

Rating: 4 out of 5

Genre/ Subject: mystery

First Line: Right now, I’m a redhead.

Why did I pick this book?: library find. The cover caught my attention.

Summary and Review: from the author's website-

“Right now, I’m a redhead. I’ve been blond and brunette as the situation requires, though an unscheduled color change usually means relocating in the middle of the night. So far, I’m doing well here. Nobody knows what I’m running from. And I’d like to keep it that way…
Eighteen months ago, Corine Solomon crossed the border to Mexico City, fleeing her past, her lover, and her “gift”. Corine, a handler, can touch something and know its history—and sometimes, its future. Using her ability, she can find the missing—and that’s why people never stop trying to find her. People like her ex, Chance…
Chance, whose uncanny luck has led him to her doorstep, needs her help. Someone dear to them both has gone missing in Laredo, Texas, and the only hope of finding her is through Corine’s gift. But their search may prove dangerous as the trail leads them into a strange dark world of demons and sorcerers, ghosts and witchcraft, zombies—and black magic…”

I enjoyed this one. It is not a world I know anything about, and so it was all the more entertaining. On the most part, I enjoyed the characters, and understood their motivation. I like the way the author uses Corine’s gift to uncover clues and move the story forward. Also, the setting. I have never been to Texas, although I have been to Oklahoma and Mexico. could picture the scenery vividly. I will definitely be seeking out the sequel to this book.

Agree? Disagree? Recommendations? Any insights, suggestions, or comments on the book or format, or blog at all are most welcome. If you have read this and/ or review it yourself, please let me know. Can you think of any books like this? Give me a recommendation! =D

ETA- The sequel, Hell Fire, arrived in my mailbox today! =D

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