Title: Hell Fire
Author: Ann Aguirre
Date Finished: October 23, 2011
Personal Book Count: 38 out of 75
Rating: 5 out of 5
Genre/ Subject: Urban Fantasy
First Line: I'm still a redhead.
Why did I pick this book?: Second in the series, and I completely enjoyed the first.
Summary and Review: taken from the author's website-
“As a handler, Corine Solomon can touch any object and know its history. It’s too bad she can’t seem to forget her own. With her ex-boyfriend Chance in tow—lending his particularly supernatural brand of luck—Corine journeys back home to Kilmer, Georgia, in order to discover the truth behind her mother’s death and the origins of her “gift.”
But while trying to uncover the secrets in her past, Corine and Chance find that something is rotten in the state of Georgia. Just a few miles away, no one seems to know Kilmer exists. And inside the town borders there are signs of a dark curse affecting the town and all its residents—and it can only be satisfied with death…”
This is the second in the series, and I loved it as much as the first. Corine is back with her cool power of touching things, and being able to see where it's been. And her ex-boyfriend is back, and with his power of being 'lucky', it makes for some interesting adventures. Also, there were some reappearances of some of the great characters in the first one, which I always love when authors put some continuity in their work. They are on the road again, and this time they are back in the town where she grew up. I needed a read for the readathon that would be light, and interesting enough to keep me going until I was done. This had the perfect balance of fantasy, mystery and an eclectic cast of characters, this fit the bill perfectly. A must read for fans of urban fantasy or mystery, but I would recommend reading Blue Diablo (the first in the series) first.
PS- I love reading suggestions guys. And I haven't read much in this genre. If you know of any that are like this, please feel free to recommend them. I would love to hear from you...
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