Review: Dangerous Calling (The Shadowminds #2) by A.J. Larrieu

August 15, 2014 Review 0 ★★★★

Review: Dangerous Calling (The Shadowminds #2) by A.J. LarrieuDangerous Calling by A.J. Larrieu
Series: The Shadowminds 2
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Carina Press on August 18, 2014
Pages: 217
Format: eBook
Source: Author
Reviewed by: Libbie
4 Stars

Sexual content

Several sex scenes

After years of denial, Cass Weatherfield has finally accepted her telekinetic gifts. Living with her boyfriend, Shane, has given her the confidence to be herself, but the fear of losing control and harming those around her is always present.

Knowing firsthand the hell of growing up without a mentor, she agrees to meet and help Diana, a young Shadowmind. But when Cass shows up, the terrified woman changes her mind and flees. Cass and Shane track her across New Orleans, and soon discover that Diana is being held against her will by an illicit organization that’s selling her rare clairvoyant skills to the highest bidder. In charge is an ancient creature more powerful than any they’ve ever encountered. And apparently she wants Shane dead.

Cass and Shane work to free Diana. But as Cass uses more and more power, drawing it from her friends in the fight against evil, she feels an addictive pull that challenges her control. And, in the end, Cass may be the greatest threat to those she loves the most.

Second books are always a little bit of a gamble, and if it’s a second books in a trilogy double that. So I started DANGEROUS CALLING with a little trepidation but hopes for the best. I’m pleased to say that it more than met my expectations. In fact, it exceeded them.

Everything I loved about Twisted Miracles was back, and then some. The characters I loved, and even a few new ones that I really, really loved. Susannah is back in her full brash glory and there’s a new Guardian, Ian, who really takes the snarky, piss-off Guardian attitude to a whole new level. There’s another new character that I don’t want to say too much about for spoiler reasons, but I loved that she was allowed to be what she was rather than a prettified version of it.

The plotline for DANGEROUS CALLING is a strong one and drew me in from the very first. I was drawn in from the start by the action – and there is a lot of action, not all of it pretty. The heart of the story, though, is Cass’ fight against her newly discovered power. I liked the way it was written like an addiction and I really felt her struggle against the pull and sometimes what she can do with it is just a little scary. I also liked that it drew a parallel – that magic, whatever form it takes, comes with a price and that sometimes the price is worth paying.

I’m definitely on board for the third in the series and can’t wait to jump back into Cass and Shane’s world.

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