Hello, fellow urban fantasy fans. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Unearthed by Cecy Robson. The first book in her new urban fantasy series, Death Seeker. My thanks to Caffeinated PR for the advanced ebook.
Quote from Unearthed
“I examine my boss and shake my head. Marco is roughly five feet, six inches tall, three hundred pounds and balding, and about as cuddly as a rabid raccoon living in a sewer.”
My Overall Rating: 4/5
Plot: 5/5 – Flow: 4/5 – Character Development: 4/5 – World Building: 4/5
What’s Unearthed about?
Read: 31st August – 3rd September 2019
Publication Date: 24th September 2019
What did I like about Unearthed?
Cecy Robson is a new-to-me author but found this book engaging and easy to read. I liked Ms Robson’s writing style; the prose she used, the balance of dialogue to the narrative, the pace of her plot and the characters that she created. I enjoy stories more when they are populated with complex, multifaceted characters – characters tend to feel more realistic when, like us, they live in the grey area between evil and goodness and are shown to be capable of both.
While I’m on the subject of characters…
If you’ve read my reviews before, then you’ll know that I connect to a story more when the main female protagonist is intelligent, resilient, resourceful and has plenty of gumption. Olivia ticked all of my boxes and also came with a wonderful sense of humour (as the quote I chose demonstrates). Riker was dark, deadly and damaged but with an air of old knight gallantry about him that satisfied all of my cravings as the main male protagonists in this tale. Perfect.
Unearthed didn’t take the course I was expecting.
I thought a story about a pixie would be a light-hearted humorous cosy paranormal mystery. It’s not. There’s more darkness, fear, terror and adult themes in this tale. But rest assured, dear reader, although it may have had my pulse racing in fear and tears streaming down my face in sorrow, it also made me smile and actually chuckle out loud, had me scratching my head trying to work out the mystery, warmed by old romantic heart and gave me delicious flutters of arousal.
In short, I felt a completely emotional connection to this story, which is what we’re all looking for, right?! 😉
Was there anything I disliked about it?
As you can tell by my rating, I really enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to seeing where Ms Robson takes us next.
I will just take this opportunity to remind you that as the first book in a new series, not all of our questions or mysteries are resolved within these pages, although the immediate threats are satisfactorily dealt with, there’s no awful life-or-death cliffhanger at the end of this book! Woo!Hoo!
Basically, what I’m saying is…
I really enjoyed this story! It’s got everything that I look for to keep me engaged; great action to get my adrenaline pumping, an intelligent mystery to get my little grey cells whirling, nail-biting tension to keep me on the edge of my seat, well-written humour to put a smile on my face and balance any darker plot-lines and this story had the added bonus of a sprinkling of romance and sexual heat. Delightful!
So, has my review of UNEARTHED (DEATH SEEKER #1) encouraged you to find out more? I do hope so. Just click on any of the links below to check out the book yourself or to find out more about the author.
The Fae realm was once a thriving paradise inhabited by many species of the fae, until Death became greedy, targeting its inhabitants and destroyed the realm. Those Fae who escaped the massacre by travelling through the portals into our realm live in fear, hidden in plain sight. But Death escaped here too and stalks their dwindling numbers with fierce hunger and without mercy.
Buy UNEARTHED in print or eBook format through the usual sources, including Amazon UK , Amazon US
Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to read my review. I hope I’ve tempted you to add Unearthed to your already tremendous TBR towers! 😉
Bye for now,
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Glad you enjoyed the book 🙂 I love the cover!!
It was actually the cover that drew me in the first place, Elaine; I’m really pleased that the story lived up to my expectations.