Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Review: Revenant

Revenant by Phaedra Weldon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book Info: Genre: Urban Fantasy Reading Level: Adult

Disclosure: I received the final book in the series, as well as an omnibus including the short stories related to the series, from the author in exchange for an honest review. I am happy to also provide an honest review for these earlier books, which I purchased myself.

Synopsis: Zoë Martinique's life hasn't been ordinary for quite awhile. First she developed the ability to travel outside her body at will – where she encountered some seriously weird things. Things that left her with powers that she didn't really want or need. Still, a person can get used to almost anything – even being a Wraith. Though more often than not, it plays serious havoc with her love life.

But for once, Zoë is glad of her abilities. Bodies are showing up all over Atlanta, drained of blood. They're beings from another astral plane, called Revenants – and they're being stalked by her old enemy, the Phantasm. The Revenants are hardly the nicest of creatures – but to preserve the cosmic balance, Zoë will need to put everything on the line to save them...

My Thoughts: And now I’m thinking it might have been a good idea to have read Ghoul and Native Soul first, but I only just discovered that these are technically prequels to the series, so it’s a bit late to go back now and do it. Those will have to wait until the last now. However, if you want to read the story in chronological order, you should start with Ghoul and then Native Soul before going on to Web Ginn House, which is where I started. I was not aware of this at the time, which is why I started where I did.

At any rate, I was still able to follow the story well enough. Answers continue to be dribbled to us, and Zoë continues to change and grow into her strengths and powers. We also learn a bit more about Dags’ condition, and have a few shocks and surprises to deal with along the way. All-in-all, a satisfying continuation of a really enjoyable Urban Fantasy series. I’m now going to go back and read those prequels before continuing on with the interim novella and then book 5 in the series. Watch for my reviews!

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