Saturday, February 25, 2012

Rook: Allie's War: Book One. Review

 BLURB: 28-year-old San Francisco native, Allie Taylor, at least thought she was human. But when she meets her first real seer, a race of human-like beings discovered in the 1900s, he tells her that not only is she a seer, like him, but that all the other seers believe she's going to end the world. Unfortunately, no matter what she does, everything that happens after that only seems to prove him right.

My thoughts: One day your life is normal. Well, as normal as that word could possibly be. Then, not only do you get your world turned upside down, it's said that you're the cause of the end of it all? Wait....WHAT?

Okay, that sure seems to boggle me. i can only imagine how far worse that is for Allie, when she's facing this dilemma. Rook: Allie's War is a urban fantasy/ Paranormal story that readers of the genre are sure to enjoy. The writer has created such an intriguing premise, and though the beginning had a slow start, I quickly became invested in the story and the pages flew. I am curious to see what this author has in store.

About the Author:

JC Andrijeski is a bestselling author who has published novels, novellas, serials, graphic novels and short stories, as well as nonfiction essays and articles. Her short fiction runs from humorous to apocalyptic, and her nonfiction articles cover subjects from graffiti art, meditation, psychology, journalism, politics and history. Her short works have been published in numerous anthologies, online literary, art and fiction magazines as well as print venues such as NY Press newspaper and holistic health magazines.

Obtaining an MA in political science from the New School for Social Research (NSSR) in NYC, she did her graduate studies in race and caste systems, slave and ex-slave systems, religion and its impacts on social systems and other historical weirdnesses which fitted her surprisingly well for both fiction writing and being extremely annoying at parties. She moved from NYC to San Francisco in 1997, and otherwise has lived or spent considerable time in Albuquerque, Portland, Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver BC, New York, Florida, San Diego, Prague, London, Berlin, Sydney and Swinoujscie, Poland. JC currently lives and writes full time in Sidhpur, India, at the foot of the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh, a location she drew on a fair bit in writing the Allie's War books.

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