Thursday, August 2, 2012
Book Review: Dead on the Delta
Book 1 in the Anabelle Lee series
AUTHOR: Stacey Jay
GENRE: Urban fantasy, faeries, mystery
PREMISE: A female mystery sleuth gets caught up in a complicated mystery in a world where faeries exist.
MY REVIEW: The thing about adult UF is the books can be very hit or miss. As a whole most of these books are average, the thing that will make me or another reader want to read the book is usually a) We like the main character and find other characters interesting enough to want to spend more time with them or B) There's a larger plot going on that demands we read the next one. Hence why many of my UF reads tend to get rated average.
Dead on the Delta isn't really an exception. The MC is pretty average and not very memorable (or relateable), the mystery was average, I had trouble getting interested in it because it had that been there, done that feel that most of these series have.
So this one, like other urban fantasy series will depend solely on the reader in question. Some readers will like it, some will just not get into it. I rec it for those into southern style urban fantasy reads.
WHO SHOULD READ: Urban fantasy fans, Stacey Jay fans, mystery fans
MY RATING: Three out of Five faerie eggs