Thursday, May 15, 2014

"Alabaster Nights" by Elle J Rossi



ALABASTER NIGHTS BY ELLE J ROSSI

SERIES: The Josie Hawk Chronicles #0.5
PUBLISHER: Black Poppy Books
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
SOURCE: Author
LINKS: Goodreads

SUMMARY
A Vampire with a soul. A Huntress with a knife. 
In Nashville, Blood equals Power. 
Will one taste of Josie Hawk cost Keller everything?

MY REVIEW

"Alabaster Nights" is a novella that introduces the reader to The Josie Hawk Chronicles. It reveals how Keller and Josie met or, better yet, how they 'accidentally' found their mate in each other. At least Keller seems to be pretty sure about that, Josie has quite an attitude and making light over the whole 'are you really my mate?' reveals to be a tricky challenge for our hero...

I liked both characters (and also Keller's sister, Sage), they're a good match and they promise an exciting adventure to come, which is why I'm so curious to read the novel, too. What bothered me a bit instead was the POV jump from third (Keller's) to first (Josie's) person, as I prefer to stick with one during the reading because I find it less distracting. Of course, this didn't stop me from enjoying the read in the end, which flew really well, even though I felt like the final chapter was a bit too rushed. A shame because it had the potential to be the most powerful in the novella.

Nevertheless, it was a pleasant read that definitely got me interested about those characters and their backgrounds. You should give it a go and let Elle J Rossi lead you to the wicked world she has created!

RATING: 3.5/5

6 comments:

  1. Bookworm Brandee15 May 2014 at 17:55

    Okay yes, I still want to read it. I'm intrigued with the characters and I don't know if I'd have an issue with the shifting POV. But the pacing - this is often my problem with novellas - there's just not enough pages to wrap things up well, you know? I'd prefer the author to add more pages so that things don't feel rushed. (of course, a full length novel can end up feeling the same way, huh?) Anyway, great review, Silvia!

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  2. I get what you mean, but then this is just an introduction to make readers know how the main characters met and everything got started. Honestly, it's not like the pacing is all wrong, it is good until towards the end. The latest events were a bit too rushed for me and yes, a few more pages would have helped make those events really outstanding. Still, it's a novella that gets you eager to know more about Josie and Keller and I would recommend it, you may discover a new paranormal romance to keep your eyes on! ;)

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  3. Haven't read an ERossi book yet, sounds interesting though the POV jump would bother me as well.

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  4. Apparently, those POV jumps are not a problem for everyone and that's good. Personally, I find this type of writing distracting, but I also have to say that Elle did a pretty good job with her story, so I really enjoyed it and I want to read more!

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  5. Yeah... I prefer the same perspective too, just add a man to the chapter heading or something. Great review though, sounds like a great start to the series!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  6. It is a good start and I'm definitely planning on reading the next instalments! ;)

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