Early Review: Leashing the Tempest (Arcadia Bell #2.5) by Jenn Bennett

December 11, 2012 Review 0 ★★★★

*This title will be released on December 18, 2012*

Leashing the Tempest

(Arcadia Bell, #2.5)
by Jenn Bennett

Genre: Urban Fantasy|
Excerpt: No | Book Trailer: No
Reviewed by: Abigail | Source: Author

Rating

Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list.

Sexual Content

Kissing. References to sex

Description

Dating a demon, defeating evil, running a tiki bar: Arcadia Bell is a great occult mage in many respects. But then there’s the challenge of her boyfriend’s precocious teenage son…

Arcadia “Cady” Bell may have saved the Hellfire Club’s children from a local bogeyman, but she and her Earthbound demon boyfriend, Lon Butler, now face a more disturbing problem: his teenage son’s new demonic abilities. Jupe Butler can persuade you to do anything—or so he thinks. To test the limits of his newfound power, Cady invites the co-owner of Tambuku Tiki Lounge to be the teen’s guinea pig during an afternoon boat cruise. But when an angry storm whips the Pacific into a frenzy and Jupe puts them all in serious danger, will Cady’s magick trump a teenager’s excess confidence?

Review

Urban fantasy has seen a handful of promising new series in the past year or so, and the Arcadia Bell series is one of the best.  Even in this bite sized novella (just the right length during the busy holidays), Bennett perfectly conveys her super cool demon and magic infused world, the smart and playful relationship between her trio of main characters, and a fun twisty mystery with plenty of action.

While I highly encourage new readers to start with the first book, LEASHING THE TEMPEST is extremely accessible to newbies without boring fans with info dumps.  Arcadia is one of the more relatable heroines in this genre.  She’s street smart without being jaded, dauntless without being reckless, and mature enough to catch the eye of the much older (*cough* Johnny Depp*cough*) Lon while still bonding with his heartbreaker-in-training son Jupe.

You can’t go wrong with this quick but thoroughly satisfying novella.  If you’re an urban fantasy fan and you haven’t picked up this series, grab LEASHING THE TEMPEST and get ready to get hooked.  If you’re already a fan it’ll help tide you over until the next full length Arcadia Bell novel, BINDING THE SHADOWS, hits shelves on May 28, 2013.


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