Audio Review: Tempest Reborn by Nicole Peeler

Posted October 7, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 3 Comments

Audio Review: Tempest Reborn by Nicole PeelerTempest Reborn by Nicole Peeler
Series: Jane True #6
Narrator: Khristine Hvam
Published by Tanor Media on July 15th 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased

Anyan may be trapped in an evil dragon and Blondie may be gone, but Jane knows one thing: she's not about to give up. She's ready to tear down heaven and earth to save her lover, despite those who believe he's lost.Luckily for Jane, those who've given up on Anyan do not include those closest to her. Defying The Powers That Be, Jane and company form their own crack squad of misfits, in whose hands the fate of the world may well rest.With a little help from her friends, the Universe, and lots of snacks, Jane embarks on her greatest adventure yet, confident that with great sacrifice comes great reward. The question is, who will be that sacrifice?


I wasn’t going to bother with a review of Tempest Reborn. And the only reason I’m writing this review is for Marcela from The Bookaholic Cat. She asked me on Twitter if I was going to write a review because she was curious about 2 star rating (which is really more like 2.5) on Goodreads. So here goes my quick thoughts on the ending of the Jane True series.

If you’ve been following my reviews of the Jane True series you’ll see that I loved it in the beginning then by the middle I was a little disappointed in the direction the series took. I almost didn’t even listen to Tempest Reborn. But that part of me that needed to see the series to the end (thank goodness this was the last book or I would have stopped) had to listen.

By the time I reached Tempest Reborn, Jane’s world had changed so much and not for the better IMO. It went from fun, light, flirty and sexy to dark, violent and confusing. The dark and violent I’m cool with but when I have a hard time keeping up with who the new characters are and not really caring about the main characters and what they are trying to accomplish then it’s a sad day.

Jane True is an Urban Fantasy series that means that the romance aspect is usually drawled out over the series. But when it’s not the safety of the world that’s cockblocking the characters but the characters themselves, I’m out. That trope was like beating a dead horse.

I didn’t like the creature character or the whole white and red dragon thing. I really felt like I was reading a totally different series and that I was dumped into the middle of it. The Jane True series felt like a series with multi personality disorder, it didn’t know if it was fun and quirky or dark and weird.

The ending was wrapped up well enough with Jane getting her HEA but by that time I just didn’t care about her romantic life.

It’s a shame that once the series got a great narrator like Kristine Hvam that I lost interest in it. Honesty if it was not for Hvam’s narration I would have not gone back to the series.

Please don’t take my dislike for Tempest Reborn as a dislike for the whole series or the writing. I really enjoyed the earlier books the series. I just feel like there was too much change, too fast and that maybe with a few more books to let it slowing grow would have been better. {Shrugs} That’s just my opinion. I’m totally on board with reading anything else that Nicole Peeler puts out and I look forward to seeing what she brings to the fiction world next.








About Khristine Hvam

Khristine studied acting for the theater and film and soon discovered a love of voice over. You can hear her in various TV and Radio commercials, video games, animated series, and most notably in over 100 audio book titles. Khristine has been honored with several Audie nominations and in the summer of 2012 earned her first Audie Award in the fantasy category for her performance of Lani Taylor’s “Daughter of Smoke and Bone.” This year she is thrilled to announce three more Audie nominations!

“I sort of tripped and fell into the world of voice over and audio books and it’s been the best fall yet. I’ve discovered a real passion for this medium of acting, and consider myself very fortunate to be able to do it.” -K.Hvam

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3 responses to “Audio Review: Tempest Reborn by Nicole Peeler

  1. What a shame! I hate when a series I really liked goes wrong – especially since I have a hard time letting it go. At least the narration was good all the way to the end! I wrote the narrator down to check out since I’m not familiar with her. Great review!