I’d like to start off this review by saying that I LOVE the Jane Yellowrock series and it is my favorite urban fantasy series by leaps and bounds.
BUT. The books have gotten…stale. We’re on book ten, and while there are some interesting things going on, things aren’t happening fast enough for my tastes. At the beginning of the series, it seems like so much would be packed into each book with several events to work around and solve, and now the books focus on one event that drags out for the duration. And Jane has been barfing blood for like three books now and she doesn’t seem to want to get to the bottom of what’s going on.
As for Shadow Rites itself as a book, it has all of the fun things I love about Jane’s world: magic, Bruiser, vamps, Beast, and so much more. As Leo’s Enforcer, Jane is investigating the kidnapping of a recently-found Master Vamp and getting to the bottom of who is trying to foil a meeting of all the witches in the US.
The book was great, but I really hope the series picks up speed with the next book. I will also say that this is the first of this series that I have read and not listened to on audiobook, which may have lessened by excitement for the book. I do plan on getting the audiobook in April when the book comes out because I just love the narrator, Khristine Vham, so much.
Shadow Rites will be out on April 5th, 2016. If you haven’t started this series yet, I highly recommend it!
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.