Friday, June 22, 2012

Review: Firefight in Darkness by Katie Jennings: The Dryad Quartet

Title: Firefight in Darkness
Series: The Dryad Quartet #2
Author: Katie Jennings
Genre(s): YA, Fantasy
Her name was Blythe, and she was Fire. 
She fought for what she believed in, and wouldn’t hesitate to unleash the fire in her blood on anyone who threatened those she loved. 
But when an alarming truth is revealed regarding the one man she’s both hated and longed for her entire life, she finds herself in an awkward position of both acceptance and denial. But whichever way she looked at it, she was reminded that there was an evil out there gunning for her and her family, and she would stop at nothing to destroy him, even if it meant sacrificing everything she had and everything she was. 
Fortunately for her, she had help. But even with the companionship of a skilled and lethal bounty hunter, Blythe couldn’t escape more of the truth, no matter how hard it was to swallow. 
Because the evil she’s fighting has a story to tell, and she’d be a damn fool not to listen.

 Not sure it can get better than a Fiery red head serving up demon on a platter!

Katie Jennings has out done herself again on the second installment of The Dryad Quartet, Firefight in Darkness! Once again we are brought back to the world of Euphora, but only for a short while. Blythe’s journey will take her on a dangerous adventure to earth, where she literally hunts down the demons of her past. Once Blythe finds out that the creature who has been ruining lives on Euphora (the lives of people she loves) is her relative, she knows she must be the one to find him and take him down.

Not only is this creature the evil love child of her Grandmother, but he is half demon, half Dryad, and that makes for a dangerous mixture. Thea, Mother Nature herself and creator of Euphora, hires a bounty hunter to help find the demon before he can cause more damage. But Blythe won’t take no for an answer. She sets off on her own, armed with nothing more than determination. Eventually Blythe and the bounty hunter team up to win the dangerous battle against the demon…..and a love starts to blossom. But, as it turns out, the Bounty hunter is not the only one with his eye on Blythe.

In book one of The Dryad Quartet the main character was Capri, a shy, sweet, kind hearted girl who struggles to uncover the mystery behind her mother’s death. In this book, we meet her best friend (and polar opposite) Blythe. Blythe had to be my favorite part of the book! She is so strong and hard on the outside and yet manages to capture the reader’s heart and show her soft side. Not only is she a bit of a smart-ass, which makes for some humorous dialog, but she has a fire inside of her that leads to a steamy love affair.

My second favorite part was reading the Diary of Blythe’s grandmother and understanding why she decided to abandon her son on Euphora and shack up with a demon….was she wrongly accused?  Blythe must struggle through many internal battles on her journey, and finally allows herself to open up….an enjoyable experience for the reader. Please add this book to your “To-Read” shelf today! 

My FAVORITE cover in the whole series! Book ones cover was beautiful and actually what lead me to read the book, but the Firefight in Darkness cover is gorgeous! I love her playing with her red hair...and the overlays of lace and lights....sigh. The author's husband made all the covers for the series and I must say he did a great job! Giving this cover an A++ 
I recommend this book to lovers of YA and fantasy! If you liked this book please make sure you picked up book one and continue the series by getting book three and four of The Dryad Quartet

About the Author
Katie Jennings is a mid-twenty-something year old girl with an imagination for days and a supportive husband who thinks she’s a colossal nerd. She writes because she loves it, and because breathing life into characters is the greatest escape she’s ever found. Most of her time is spent puttering around online, editing her latest book, or feeding people food to her cat. She lives just north of Los Angeles, and enjoys reading fantasy and romance novels, watching Once Upon a Time, playing around on Photoshop, and finding new music to fall in love with. She believes in, above all else, happy endings.

1 comment:

Pam ( said...

I always like a strong, smart-ass heroine. :) Thanks for the review!