Book Review: Chasing the Trickster by April Grey

November 19, 2012 Uncategorized 1

  • Review: Chasing the Trickster
  • Series: —
  • Author: April Grey and Kim Richards
  • No of Pages: 236
  • Release Date: published November 5th 2011

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Synopsis:

“One Man, Two Women, Two Gods…who will survive the Trickster’s snare?
Ghostly images materialize in Nina Weaver’s photos. Goons try to kidnap her. When her photographs are stolen and her best friend is shot, she realizes that she has no one to turn to but her ex-lover, Pascal “”Goofy”” Guzman. Together they go on a desperate road trip in search of answers. The truth is darker and more terrifying than Nina could ever have imagined. After their love re-ignites, they fall into the Trickster God’s trap.”

Excerpt:

She stared at the photo on the gallery wall and silently swore. All semester ghostly images had marred her work. And now not only a strange inclusion ruined her photo, but the pin light needed to be repositioned as well. She found a ladder in the hallway supply closet. Balancing precariously on the top step, she noticed that the imperfection had changed into the image of a vehicle, and it was on fire. She could see the superheated air wavering up off of the flames. The crackling and sudden heat of a blaze forced her to lift a hand to guard her face. It was going to explode. She was quite sure of it. And then she was falling backwards, falling down…

My thoughts:

I have been really lucky and have read quite a few books lately with mythology interspersed throughout the stories. This one is also has some mythology in it, which again, I am so glad to read about! I haven’t read much Native American lore however and although I knew about the Trickster, this definitely has some twists that I didn’t see coming.

The characters really pull you in. I love characters that you feel are REAL. They are not perfect but they are so well written that you think they are perfectly human.

What I absolutely loved however is that all throughout the twists and turns you wonder where this plot will take you and the ending fits it perfectly. All the questions you have built up have been answered. I love reading a book with an ending! No cliffhangers to leave you waiting around for the second book for a year or two, it’s fabulous! The story was good, the ending was good, the characters were a ton of fun. All in all a really good read but I do love a good bad guy! 😉

About the author:

April Grey’s urban fantasy novel, Chasing The Trickster, is published by Eternal Press. Her short stories have been published in such print anthologies as Demonmind’s Halloween 2010, The Best of Everyday Fiction 2, Northern Haunts, Ephemera and Terrible Beauty, Fearful Symmetry. Many of these stories can be found in her collection, The Fairy Cake Bake Shoppe available through Amazon and Smashwords.

She and her family live in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC in a building next to a bedeviled garden. Gremlins, sprites or pixies, something mischievous, lurks therein. Someday she’ll find out.

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