Monday, February 21, 2011

Serpent's Storm - Calliope Reaper-Jones #3 - Amber Benson

     The middle child of the incarnation of Death hasn't had an easy go of it.  All she's ever wanted was to be a normal human woman, and she's doing her best to make that happen.  She's got a bitty apartment in Battery Park City, a gorgeous boyfriend and a job at a magazine.  She barely makes enough money to support herself and what money she does make goes to designer shoes.
      All of that starts to flush down Fate's big porcelain apparatus when her eldest sister, Thalia escapes, with the Devil's help, from her cell in Purgatory.  Their goal is to overthrow Callie and Thalia's father as the head of Death, Inc and install a new Death. 
     Callie isn't worried though because Thalia can't become Death. Only 3 people per generation are eligible to. Callie can so, she knows why she's being attacked by Thalia's allies, and her boyfriend Daniel can, but he would never....Although he is the Devil's former apprentice.  Everything's fine up until the powers of Death start flowing into Callie, and that can only mean one thing.  But, not even her power-mad sister would commit patricide to further her goals, would she?
     Serpent's Storm is my first in the Calliope Reaper-Jones series, and I'm sorry it's taken me this long.  I'm going out and picking up the first two, Death's Daughter and Cat's Claw this week I liked the book, character and lest I forget, writing so much.  Serpent's Storm was a roller coaster ride.  The cool thing was she didn't leave first time readers like myself behind during this ride.  She had the the skill to keep the story moving while explaining all of the intricacies of what has gone on before.  Very few authors possess that talent especially when dealing with book three of a series.
     The downside was dealing with her boyfriend Daniel.  I know she wants out of the relationship because she says so within the first few pages of the book, but how it goes down and one of the causes of it I thought was wrong.  No, I can't go into it, you have to buy the book (please do, it's wonderful) because it happens way too late for me to talk about.  I just felt it was forced.  But, that is the only thing I can find at fault in Serpent's Storm, folk's.
     This book is well worth your 8 bones, and Amber Benson is a voice that is only going to become stronger in future books.

Serpent's Storm - Calliope Reaper-Jones #3 receives 3.5 stars out of 4

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