Review: Tempest Reborn (Jane True #6) by Nicole Peeler

May 22, 2013 Review 5

Review: Tempest Reborn (Jane True #6) by Nicole PeelerTempest Reborn by Nicole Peeler
Series: Jane True #6
Published by Orbit on May 28, 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
Source: NetGalley
Excerpt: Excerpt
Sexual Content: Sex scenes
Reviewed by: Kate
5 Stars

Anyan may be trapped in an evil dragon and Blondie may be gone, but Jane knows one thing: she's not about to give up. She's ready to tear down heaven and earth to save her lover, despite those who believe he's lost.

Luckily for Jane, those who've given up on Anyan do not include those closest to her. Defying The Powers That Be, Jane and Company form their own crack squad of misfits, in whose hands the fate of the world may well rest.

With a little help from her friends, the Universe, and lots of snacks, Jane embarks on her greatest adventure yet, confident that with great sacrifice comes great reward. The question is, who will be that sacrifice?

The first two books in the Jane True series were some of the very first adult Urban Fantasy I read after Sookie, and as such, I have a bit of a soft spot for Jane. However, soft spot or not, TEMPEST REBORN was an easy to read amalgamation of action and humor, with sexy and tender moments thrown in for good measure.  Starting right where TEMPEST’S FURY leaves off, we’re thrown directly back into it all, the result being that from page one, I was hard pressed to put this book down to either work or sleep.

One of my favorite things about Jane is that I felt like I’ve grown with her over the course of the series. She has changed so much from the first book, and every step of the way, I understood her and what was going on in her head. She’s a very real character, somebody who didn’t go out seeking the incredible power she was given but dealt with it the best she could. She truly comes into her own in TEMPEST REBORN, thrust into a situation where suddenly people are looking to her in the absence of Anyan or Blondie. Even with that, though, she still manages to maintain her sarcastic, cheeky humor throughout it all, with her frequent pop culture references and interjections from her libido.

Along with Jane, Peeler has created a whole cast of characters that we’ve had time to get to know, and love, over the past six books. I found myself genuinely upset at some of the inevitable losses as a result of the clashes between the White and the Red and Jane and her gang. There are so many great characters I don’t think I’m able to name a favorite- would it be Iris, who showed great strength in her recovery from her kidnapping experience, Hiral, a more recent addition who was not only amusing but an incredible asset to Jane, making me love him more, or even Ryu, who redeemed himself completely in this book by recognizing Jane for who she was, not who he wanted her to be.

TEMPEST REBORN was an absolute treat for me to read. Like Jane with Anyan, I both wanted to get right to it, but I also wanted to savor it so it would go on forever. While I’m sad this is it, I was also satisfied with the conclusion (though there was a brief bit in the epilogue that rubbed me the wrong way) and I’m content with just being able to go back and start the series all over again.


Series Titles:
  1. Tempest Rising
  2. Tracking the Tempest
  3. Tempest's Legacy - 4/5
  4. Eye of the Tempest
  5. Tempest's Fury - 4/5
  6. Tempest Reborn
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5 Responses to “Review: Tempest Reborn (Jane True #6) by Nicole Peeler”

  1. [email protected] GREAT read

    Great review! I am very much looking forward to reading this one! Yet another great series coming to an end this year. Hoping that it will meet my expectations as well. Curious to see how all the past characters are going to deal with this latest event and see what losses will be had. Although I am not sure I will like the losses part, but I am still very excited to be having the conclusion soon..ish!

    • Kate

      Jessica- Thanks! I don’t think anything will be as devastating as Blondie’s death in the 5th book, but there are some sad moments in this one. I hope you like it!

  2. fangsforthefantasy

    I don’t know how I missed this one on Netgalley. I am steamed that I missed the chance to get to read the book early but the day it comes out I will be on the couch with my dog and cat, speaking to no one until I have read the last page. I absolutely love this series and I hope Peeler ends it well because she owes us after the cliffhanger that her last book ended on.

  3. Natalia J

    I always wanted to read this series it looks very interesting , I will check it out now. 🙂