Review: Black Arts by Faith Hunter

Monday, January 27, 2014
  Series: Jane Yellowrock #7
Publisher: Roc
Release Date: January 7, 2014
Reviewed by: Amber R.
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Black Arts is the latest book in the Jane Yellowrock series and it's honestly probably my favorite.

Evan Trueblood literally blows into Jane's house. Molly has gone missing and Evan thinks she's been to see Jane. However, since the fallout after Jane handled Molly's sister nothing has been the same between the two friends. So Molly is nowhere to be found. Jane, Eli, and the Kid are on the case though. Alex tracks Molly down to New Orleans but the trail quickly goes cold.

Leo is hosting a gather. Which is kinda like a super fancy party. But for vampires, which we all know will end up being some kind of craziness. Jane is in charge of security like always. There's a new vamp in town that's stirring up trouble. With Molly missing, Leo's drama, and the new vamp who did not get permission from Leo to be in his territory Jane has her hands full. Plus Evan, Angie baby, and Little Evan are all staying at the house too.

With black magic and witchy-vamp history, Jane is actually way out of her league. Ricky Bo is back in town to... help? with finding Molly. But honestly I can't see what Rick has ever done for Jane besides hurting her eventually. I don't really get what Jane sees in Rick. Beast wants him but let's be honest Beast wants everyone. Beast is greedy.

I really love how much progression we get with Jane in this book. Jane really understands herself and gets to the heart of who and what she is. She's been on the cusp of something for awhile and she really grabs a hold of it in this book. I can't wait to see where this new found sense of self takes her in the future books. The dynamic between Jane, Eli, and Alex just keeps getting better and better. I love those boys and I hope they stay with Jane forever.

I have to admit I'm kinda bummed that I'm caught up with this series. Waiting for the next book release is going to be torture.

6 comments:

  1. I just finished listening to the 3rd book, it was good but I dunno, I'm having a hard time getting into this series. I think I'm going to pass it off to my associate reviewer... LOL Glad you enjoyed it though, and yes, it's bittersweet when you finally get caught-up on a series and have to wait for the next installment.

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    1. I have issues with some series that literally everyone loves. But sometimes for whatever reason, you just can't get into them. Waiting on the next book is going to be awful.

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  2. I have this one on my phone for me to listen to. I think I'll wait a little while before listening to it. I'm so mad at Bruiser that I don't want to revisit the series at the moment.

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    1. See, I don't know but I just wasn't that ticked at him. I kinda see him as a "victim" in the whole situation too. Maybe I'm just letting my love for him overlook everything that happened.

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  3. That's the only good thing of catching up late in a series : at least, all the following books have been published ! (I'm just beginning the Psy-changeling series, for example). But it's the only one ;)

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    1. I did this with Hollows by Kim Harrison and I'm doing it with the Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong. Not having to wait for books to come out is freaking awesome.

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