Aunt Jane! Black Arts by Faith Hunter

Posted September 5, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 8 Comments

Aunt Jane! Black Arts by Faith HunterBlack Arts by Faith Hunter
Narrator: Khristine Hvam
Published by Audible on 01-07-14
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 325 pages
Format: Audiobook
Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
Source: Purchased
Audio | Goodreads

Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker who always takes care of her own—no matter the cost...

When Evan Trueblood blows into town looking for his wife, Molly, he’s convinced that she came to see her best friend, Jane. But it seems like the witch made it to New Orleans and then disappeared without a trace.

Jane is ready to do whatever it takes to find her friend. Her desperate search leads her deep into a web of black magic and betrayal and into the dark history between vampires and witches. But the closer she draws to Molly, the closer she draws to a new enemy—one who is stranger and more powerful than any she has ever faced.

I was going to make this a ‘Tweet It’ review but I could not sum up my thoughts within 140 characters. So here’s my longer version of a ‘Tweet It’ review.

First Thought: 

Ricky Bo is a bag of dicks!

What worked:

The action. The story. The writing. The narration.

I love this series and Faith Hunter has built a great world with a kick ass heroine with Jane and her Beast. I might not always like the romance parts of the series but everything else is stellar.

What did not work (for me):

Molly, Jane’s best friend, someone like a sister to her is missing and possibly in trouble/danger and yet I felt like for Jane that Molly was an afterthought. She spent more time worrying over the current vampire issues than saving Molly. Oh sure Jane’s new team of the Younger brothers was working to save Molly but Jane should have been more involved.

I’ve never liked Leo and I wish Jane would just stake him already.


Khristine Hvam  continues to make this series a real enjoy to listen to. I love her voices for and one I really enjoy but don’t get to hear a lot of is Angie Baby I was so happy that Angie was around in BLACK ARTS. 

Final Thought:

I can’t want for BROKEN SOUL.



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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

About Faith Hunter

Faith Hunter, fantasy writer, was born in Louisiana and raised all over the south. She writes three Urban Fantasy series: the Skinwalker series, featuring Jane Yellowrock, a Cherokee skinwalker who hunts rogue vampires. The Soulwood series, featuring earth magic user Nell Ingram. And the Rogue Mage novels, a dark, urban, post-apocalyptic, fantasy series featuring Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage. (There is a role playing game based on the series, ROGUE MAGE.)

Under the pen name Gwen Hunter, she writes action-adventure, mysteries, and thrillers. As Faith and Gwen, she has 30+ books in print in 29 countries.

Hunter writes full-time, tries to keep house, and is a workaholic with a passion for travel, jewelry making, white-water kayaking, and writing. She and her husband love to RV, traveling with their rescued Pomeranians to whitewater rivers all over the Southeast.

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8 responses to “Aunt Jane! Black Arts by Faith Hunter

  1. Jennifer… you owe me a coffee ’cause I just spit mine all over my desk. Been too long since I last saw someone use my beloved “bag of dicks” to describe a fictional character. 😉

    • LOL. It’s not the first time I’ve made someone spit their drink out.

      He is an asshat, douche bag and bag of dicks all rolled up in one!

  2. That is one of the best first lines of a review EVER! I should really pick this series back up, but Jessica is a better candidate to post about it on the blog, because although I like it, I don’t love it like she does. And now, after reading Felicia’s comment about Jane’s man problems, I’m not convinced. I know it’s UF & the romance is supposed to be secondary, but there has to be at least one non-tool among the bunch otherwise it’s just no fun.

    • Yeah the guys are not what keeps me coming back! I listen when I’m in a non romance mood. I’ve had Black Arts ordered since release day and was saving for when I was in that mood.

  3. I never really got into this series. I know that a lot of people love it. I read book one several years ago and I just didn’t enjoy it. I’ve heard great things about the audio. Maybe I’ll try it that way one day.

    • That’s true. I was team Bruiser but after one event I can’t get on his side anymore. There is a new guy that’s just friends and now becoming more like family to Jane that I wouldn’t mind seeing her ending up with. But yeah, this series is UF all the way. I don’t listen for the romance.