Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells

Oh me, oh my I have found a new author that I will most definitely be following! Red-Headed Stepchild was an awesome debut and I'm happy to say the beginning of a trilogy (I believe). Sabina is half vampire and half mage which means she is an outcast amongst the vampires who are her family. She chooses the only occupation offered to her by her Grandmother, one of the head vampires, and becomes an assasin. Trouble begins brewing when Sabina is asked to infiltrate a rival group and assasinate the leader by her Grandmother. Because it seems as if her Grandmother hasn't told her everything including details that deal with Sabina's mage side of her heritage.

I'm going to gush about this book just so you have a heads up. I was completely captivated with this story and couldn't put it down. Sabina was a strong main character that wasn't afraid to get her hands dirty. The reader was able to see her vulnerable side though as she began to question the truths that she had been told about her parents and her mage heritage which was a nice contrast to her tough side. The story itself was fresh and original and kept me turning the pages as fast as I could. This story just pulled me in and wouldn't let go. I just plain loved this book. The ending was tied up enough that I was satisfied while leaving it open for the next part in the trilogy. And I still wanted more! I would highly recommend this one to anyone that enjoys a good urban fantasy as the world Wells' creates is captivating and one that I want to read more of. Awesome read :)

My Rating/Recommendations: 5 out of 5 and recommended to anyone who enjoys a good urban fantasy or paranormal. Loved it!
Challenges: New Author Challenge, 100+ Book Challenge, Once Upon a Time III Challenge, A-Z Challenge ("W" Author)

P.S.- Don't you love that cover?


  1. Irish was just tweeting about this book! She talked me into an early!

  2. Wow! I read a not so positive review elsewhere so put it out of mind, but it's back in mind with yours! ;)

  3. Cool, I am always interested in good new urban fantasy so thanks for sharing.

  4. I dig the cover! and I loved your mushy review!! I'm going to read this for sure!! Sounds fun and a trilogy? I love trilogies!!!

  5. Adding this one to my list! Great review, thanks!

  6. Great review - thanks for recommending what sounds like an awesome book - adding it to my list!!

  7. okay...not only do i like the cover, but i find the title to be highly amusing.

    i haven't read this book but am always on the lookout for something new. thanks for the tip!!

  8. You're right it is the beginning of a series. The next one is called The Mage in Black. I really need to get around to reading this book!

  9. Oh...that sounds good! I love a good urban fantasy!

  10. JKaye- I can't wait to hear what you think about it!

    Amy- Interesting...I'm curious as to what they didn't like. For me, it was just an enjoyable read!

    Rhinoa- Me too! That is why I visit your add to my TBR :)

    Staci- The cover is awesome! I enjoy trilogies as well :)

    Amy- Hope you enjoy!

    Kara- This was a great paranormal so I bet that you would enjoy it.

    Booklineandsinker- She had an interesting theme going with the red hair and the age of the vampires.

    Ladytink- I can't wait for the 2nd one. Thanks for sharing the title as it is going on to my wishlist!

    Stephanie- This is definitely a book that you would enjoy...I love a good urban fantasy as well!

  11. this sounds like a beaut, thanks for sharing

  12. Me- Anytime! I'm always up for sharing about good books :)


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