Review: Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock #1) by Faith Hunter

Skinwalker - Faith Hunter

Review featured at Angel's Guilty Pleasures 




 Jane Yellowrock #1  
 Faith Hunter  
 Urban Fantasy  
 Penguin Group USA  
 July 7th 2009  


First in a brand new series from the author of the Rogue Mage novels


Jane Yellowrock is a supernatural skinwalker--one sharing her body with the soul of a mountain lion. When the rogue-vampire hunter is hired to hunt down a particularly nasty vamp, Jane is drawn into the steamy New Orleans vampire society where she learns the ins-and-outs of the "sane" vampire culture, more about her own Cherokee heritage, and we are drawn into a rousing, fast-paced thriller.




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The Jane Yellowrock series is one that has been recommended to me by many a book lover. I’ve had it on my TBR for years now and finally I’m starting this series and seeing what everyone is talking about.


Skinwalker is book one in the Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter. It was a delightful start to the series. We get action, adventure, mystery, and a diverse bunch of supernatural creatures.


I enjoyed Jane and the Beast. They both are kick-ass and distinctive. I found the alternating POV’s between Jane and the Beast to be remarkable and gripping. I like that Jane’s heritage is Cherokee, she reminded me a little of Mercy Thompson from the Mercy Thompson series. I also enjoyed that her past is murky and that we only get little tidbits on her background. It wasn’t a lot, but enough to wet the appetite. I also liked that she enjoys tea’s. I find that refusing; especially in this day and age where authors have their characters drinking coffee all the time.


Skinwalker focused on the characters and a mystery. I enjoyed the mystery. The pace was steady and the mystery was not apparent until it was revealed. Always good to be keepet in the dark until the characters figure it out. Their was a lot of information on all the other paranormals in the world. With Jane very little, but we get a diverse bunch of supernaturals and information explaining them.


We also have a little attraction going on, no romance, but you can see that Jane or should I say Beast wants Jane to find a mate. Jane understands and notices an attractive guy, who wouldn’t notice a hot guy, but she doesn’t just give in to attraction. The chase is half the fun.


Skinwalker was a good read and I look forward to the next.


Rated: 3.5 Stars


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