Series: Jane True

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
Goodreads

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?

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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.

 

 

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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


Audio Review: Tempest’s Fury by Nicole Peeler

Audio Review: Tempest’s Fury by Nicole Peeler

Posted September 7, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | 5 Comments

  After finishing Tempest’s Fury I was furious. My review went like this… Best part of this book was the narration. That’s it. That’s the only good thing I can say about it. Oh and FINALLY getting doggie style. Geez. All that freaking build up was pissing me off. TWO books of it and once it finally happened I didn’t care anymore. I’m not sure if I’ll read the last book. I’m just so bitter on the series right now. I might come back after a few months. NOW that I’ve settled down and thought about the book I’m ready to talk about it. Jane gets to take a trip across the pond to Great Britain but it’s no vacation. While she and her libido […]


Audio Review: Eye of the Tempest by Nicole Peeler

Audio Review: Eye of the Tempest by Nicole Peeler

Posted June 12, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | 5 Comments

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Audio Review: Tempest’s Legacy by Nicole Peeler

Audio Review: Tempest’s Legacy by Nicole Peeler

Posted February 4, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | 2 Comments

  Jane’s world keeps sucking me in with every book. Tempest’s Legacy is even better than the last two books. The reason might be that we get a lot more of Anyan this time around. Anyan comes back to town after being gone for two months only to give Jane some bad news. Jane being up step that she hasn’t seen him for so long and now he is bring her the horrible news, she goes off on him. Later she apologizes for shooting the messenger. True to Anyan’s caring nature he forgives her and reluctantly lets her join his and Ryu’s investigation into some horrible crimes that has taken place. Speaking of Ryu, he is a real douche bag in this one. If I […]


Audio Review: Tracking the Tempest by Nicole Peeler

Audio Review: Tracking the Tempest by Nicole Peeler

Posted January 19, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | 6 Comments

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Audio Review: Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler

Audio Review: Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler

Posted August 11, 2012 by Jennifer in Book Review | 2 Comments

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