Monday, August 9, 2010

Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre

Blue Diablo begins with Corine's ex-boyfriend Chance showing up at her store and home in Mexico looking for help. Corine is a handler, which in a nutshell means that she is able to touch different objects and tell the object's history as well as sometimes more from touching it. Chance's mother has disappeared and his only lead is an object that he believes she left behind as a clue to where she has gone. Now it is up to Corine and Chance to track his mother down to bring her to safety and while they do that they may just get a little more than they bargained for.

For me a good book needs to have strong, interesting characters that make me want to read their story. Luckily enough, Corine and Chance were great main characters to read about. The history between them is present throughout the story and is always something that is between them. I liked that the author didn't make it easy for them: they still hurt from the past and each other but at the same time the feelings that they had for each other were still there. I was just waiting to see if they would be able to work everything out. The storyline itself was fast paced and interesting. I liked the idea that Corine was able to get the history of something just from touching different objects. And I thought it was interesting that the handling of these objects caused Corine different levels of pain depending on what she touched. It made this book different from a lot of books that are out there in this genre. The entire read was very satisfying and this is an author that I want to read more of and soon. I can't wait to see what will happen between Corine and Chance in future books! All in all, a great read.

Bottom line: This is a definite book and beginning of a series to check out if you enjoy urban fantasy! Recommended!

Disclosure- Library book :)
*I read this book for the following challenges:
New Author Challenge
100+ Reading Challenge
Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge
1st in a Series Reading Challenge
"A" Author in A-Z Challenge (personal)


  1. yay! I really enjoyed this one as well. :)

  2. Amy- I'm looking forward to picking up the 2nd book sooner rather than later. Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. I haven't read Urban Fantasy in such a long time. I'll have to keep this one in mind!

  4. Staci- I hope you give this genre a try at some point soon. There are a lot of good books out there!

  5. As you know, I haven't read much urban fantasy (I want to look up the genre to find out more). This book does sound really good.

  6. Suko- It definitely was good! Hope you give this genre a try :)

  7. I've always loved books about clairvoyants and this does sound really neat! I'll have to see if I can find a copy.

  8. Ladytink- I'm sure that this is one that you will enjoy! Hope you get to read it soon :)

  9. sounds like a good start to a series...dont you love that?
    great review ;)

  10. Naida- Yes I do because it means more books :) I love finding new series to read!!

  11. Based on your recommenation, I went and got this one from the library,and am currently spendinga very lovely weekend enjoying it:)


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