Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Review of Fire on the Island by JK Hogan

Synopsis: "“She who wields the mark is the barrier between man and monster. She is the daughter of gods, the mother of man, protector of all. Vigilati Usque Ad Mortem”

All Isla Macallen wanted was a simple existence on her little Scottish island, free from her mother’s insanity and the prying eyes of neighbors. What she got was embroiled in a war for the souls of mankind. A war of good versus evil, of witches versus demons, and Isla learns that she alone can end it.

Dr. Jeremiah Rousseau was a self-proclaimed nomad, traveling the world researching paranormal phenomena. He doesn’t expect his research to lead him to Scotland, and to the woman who will turn his world upside down.

Together with a facetious shapeshifting animal spirit guide, Jeremiah and Isla discover that she is part of an ancient bloodline bred to protect the gateways between the human world and the spirit world, to keep evil demons from destroying them. They must find the key to defeating Alastore, the demon king, and closing the gate before Samhain, when the veil between the worlds is lifted. As the war for their souls wages around them, Isla and Jeremiah will risk it all for love—a love neither had ever thought possible."

My Review: This was a great paranormal book to read around Halloween! I loved the characters, Isla is a strong independant woman and Jeremiah is such an intellectual, both with a big background story that comes out in pieces to add to the suspense. I also adored the supporting characters, especially Callan, Jack and Drew, and can't wait for the future books in the series (and thank goodness there will be more). I love how while there is magic involved, a lot of the action involves more of Isla and Jere and the other character's strength, determination and toughness. I love the combination of witches and other paranormal forms. While some of the story line is slightly predictable, your care for the characters and curiosity keeps you involved. There were a few storyline tangents that left me a little confused as to the point, my hope is that they will be drawn into the next book, which obviously makes me anxious for its release.
My Rating: I thoroughly enjoyed this paranormal romance that is filled with action and suspense. I give it a rating of Four Paws! I can't wait for the next book to come out!! And need I point out the stunning cover?!
Please Note there are some sex scenes in the book but if you prefer not to read them you can skim over, don't let them deter you from the book!!
Fire on the Island was sent to me by the publisher for review.
You can find out more about the book on Goodreads or on the Publisher's Website.
You can get your own copy of Fire on the Island in Paperback or Ebook format on Barnes and Noble or Amazon.

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