Release Day Review: A Kiss Before Doomsday (Dru Jasper #2) by Laurence MacNaughton

July 11, 2017 Review 0

Release Day Review: A Kiss Before Doomsday (Dru Jasper #2) by Laurence MacNaughtonA Kiss Before Doomsday by Laurence MacNaughton
Series: Dru Jasper #2
Published by Pyr on July 11, 0217
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Pages: 290
Source: Publisher
Sexual Content: N/A
Reviewed by: Kate
4 Stars

When sorcerers disappear off the streets of Denver, the only person to notice a pattern is Dru, proprietor of The Crystal Connection and newly-minted sorceress. Monstrous creatures are attacking and dragging off anyone with magical powers. Signs point to forbidden necromancy in the hands of someone trying to fulfill the prophecy of the apocalypse scroll.

With the dead rising from the grave, Dru fears someone is picking up where the Harbingers left off half a century ago. Now more than ever, Dru needs half-demon Greyson and his infernal car, Hellbringer. Though Greyson is missing and presumed dead, Dru believes he’s alive—and trapped at the center of this evil.

Dru will need her friends—and her enemies—trusting in Rane’s strength, Opal’s wisdom, and her own crystal magic to infiltrate the mountainous fortress of a powerful sorcerer intent on bringing about doomsday.

Because the moment the prophecy is fulfilled, legions of undead will rise to consume the souls of everyone on Earth…

With A KISS BEFORE DOOMSDAY, the Dru Jasper series has quickly become one of the series I'm adding to my must-buy list. With its down-to-Earth heroine and the creative situations she finds herself in, A KISS BEFORE DOOMSDAY is super enjoyable and I can't wait to read the next in the series.

Dru is, without a doubt, a heroine who most of us could probably relate to. She's got powers, sure, but she's not crazy super powerful, and throughout the book, there's always the faint impression that she'd rather be reading than dealing with the end of the world. A woman after my own heart, that one. And not only is Dru an interesting, relatable character, but the rest of the characters aren't two-dimensional either. They've got multiple facets to them and really round out the story.

A KISS BEFORE DOOMSDAY doesn't have the inklings of romance that IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY did, but that's totally fine in this instance. Dru, with some help from Rane, gets to kick some butt and she gets to do some magic, and while there's some questionable decision making, the story moves along at a pretty fast clip.

For a short book (under 300 pages), A KISS BEFORE DOOMSDAY really has it all. Great characters, captivating plot, and interesting world building. I do recommend reading IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY first, because while it's not totally necessary, it is nice to have the backstory about how Dru ended up where she did. All in all, I'm definitely looking forward to the next installment in the Dru Jasper series!

Series Titles:
  1. It Happened One Doomsday - 4/5
  2. A Kiss Before Doomsday
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  • For another book by the same author, try A CONSPIRACY OF ANGELS.
  • For more urban fantasy with a heroine who likes to consult books, try NIGHT OWLS by Lauren M. Roy.
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