Hello Avid Readers. Today I’m sharing my thoughts about One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews. Book 3 in the bestselling urban fantasy/sci-fi series, Innkeeper Chronicles.
Last year, I decided that mini reviews were the way forward for this particular book blogger. 😉 This means that I only write full detailed reviews for the books I receive from authors, publishers and PR organisers (ARCs). When I read a book that I’ve bought for myself, I share my thoughts within a paragraph or two that I publish on Amazon UK, Goodreads and here on my blog.
Today, I want to share my thoughts about a book I first read back in May 2019 but didn’t post my review here …
One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews
Dina DeMille may run the nicest Bed and Breakfast in Red Deer, Texas, but she caters to a very particular kind of guest… the kind that no one on Earth is supposed to know about. Guests like a former intergalactic tyrant with an impressive bounty on her head, the Lord Marshal of a powerful vampire clan, and a displaced-and-superhot werewolf; so don’t stand too close, or you may be collateral damage.
But what passes for Dina’s normal life is about to be thrown into chaos. First, she must rescue her long-distant older sister, Maud, who’s been exiled with her family to a planet that functions as the most lawless penal colony since Botany Bay. Then she agrees to help a guest whose last chance at saving his civilization could bring death and disaster to all Dina holds dear. Now Gertrude Hunt is under siege by a clan of assassins. To keep her guests safe and to find her missing parents, Dina will risk everything, even if she has to pay the ultimate price. Though Sean may have something to say about that!!
I have already read the first two books in this urban fantasy/sci-fi/paranormal romance series and really enjoyed them; this book lived up to my expectations.
I downloaded the narration of this book to listen along as I read my Kindle, which has become my favourite way of immersing myself into a story. Renee Raudman is a great performer; I loved the pace at which she read this book, the variances she used during different fight, emotional tense scenes and the tonal adjustments she made to give each character their own voice.
Although I love urban fantasy, science fiction is not a genre I usually choose but this series has me hooked. I love the writing style, the intelligence, the complexity of personality of the characters and the plot has me desperately reading, turning the pages to find out what will happen next.
There is a hook at the end of this book about the series running mystery of where Dina’s parents are, but it’s not life or death. Woop!
Buy ONE FELL SWEEP in print, audio and eBook formats through the usual sources including:
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Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade. (Gordon is still sore about that.)
Gordon and Ilona currently reside in Oregon with their two children, three dogs and a cat. They have co-authored several series, including the #1 NYT bestselling urban fantasy of Kate Daniels, rustic fantasy of the Edge, paranormal romance of Hidden Legacy, and Innkeeper Chronicles.
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my thoughts. I hope I’ve sparked your interest and that you add this one to your groaning TBR piles. 😉
Bye for now,