Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Royal Street - Suzanne Johnson

As the junior wizard sentinel for New Orleans, Drusilla Jaco’s job involves a lot more potion-mixing and pixie-retrieval than sniffing out supernatural bad guys like rogue vampires and lethal were-creatures. DJ's boss and mentor, Gerald St. Simon, is the wizard tasked with protecting the city from anyone or anything that might slip over from the preternatural beyond. Then Hurricane Katrina hammers New Orleans’ fragile levees, unleashing more than just dangerous flood waters.

While winds howled and Lake Pontchartrain surged, the borders between the modern city and the Otherworld crumbled. Now, the undead and the restless are roaming the Big Easy, and a serial killer with ties to voodoo is murdering the soldiers sent to help the city recover. To make it worse, Gerry has gone missing, the wizards’ Elders have assigned a grenade-toting assassin as DJ’s new partner...

My thoughts:
Yes this seems to be a promising start to a new series. Likable characters, interesting place, and story. Fingers crossed for a new series to enjoy.

The book takes place during hurricane Katrina. And while New Orleans suffers Others come through from the beyond. It's Dj's job to keep everyone in check as humans can't know about everything that is out there. She is a wizard and sentinel of New Orleans.

Dead pirates, vampires, shifters, Gods, you name it. This world had a lot to offer. And I liked that it took place during Katrina. It showed the catastrophe and what a disaster it was. Also, how it should not happen again.

Drusilla aka DJ was cool. She was not perfect at everything, now she failed sometimes and picked herself up again. While trying to maintain order she will get help from a hunky guy named Alex. Aye I hope that turns into something. 

Conclusion:
The hunt for a murderer, trying to find the man who raised her, taking down supernaturals. This book knows how to keep up the pace. I enjoyed it.

Cover
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by Tor Books
Sentinels of New Orleans #1
Urban fantasy
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43 comments:

  1. The name 'Drusilla' will always remind me of 'I Claudius' by Graves and all those mad, mad Roman emperors. Calligula especially. Who was in love with his own sister, Drusilla.

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  2. Indeed sounds promising. Another add to the massive wishlist!

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  3. hahaha at Ana's comment. When I read the name I had the same thought. xD Besides for that this sounds like a pretty fun adventure!!

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  4. I've been meaning to read this one. I think I have it somewhere lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  5. Oh I remember seeing this one and wanting it. Dang tbr list is just way too long.

    And see Drusilla totally makes me think of Spike and Angel. Yup. A classic. ::snort::

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    1. Oh Drusilla! She was a piece of work

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  6. I've heard such good things about this one. So need to read it.

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  7. Fabulous series and each book gets better even so really i recommend it!

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  8. *bounces* I love this series Linda!

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    1. I am glad that I finally started it!

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  9. A start to a new series? I may check this out, I like the idea of no catch up. And that's a really striking cover.

    ~Mogsy

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    1. Yes new series :D Yay for those, if they are good ;)

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  10. Hahah ''cover ok'' XD
    Well this world-building seems filled with different 'creatures.' Dead pirates? Like...zombies? Or just...dead? Glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. Aye dead pirates who is up for some loving, ha. Na, not zombies, they are dead, more like a solid ghost

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  11. Oh I really enjoy this series, I think the ideas are really fun and I'm aways curious to read more.

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  12. I really like this series, and I'm SO happy we finally have a release date on the next book. Glad you liked it too ;)

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    1. Oh we do, cool :) Well I need book 2 first

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  13. This is a fun series. Love the characters. Hope you enjoy the rest ;-)

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    1. Thanks! I hope so too! *fingers crossed*

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  14. I really enjoyed this one as well when I read it. I really need to continue on with the series but I haven't done so yet. So many books.... great review!

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    1. I know, I have to many series that I am working on, gotta finish them all

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  15. Ooh this sounds fun! And a New Orleans setting? YES!

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  16. I also like this series. Second book is my favorite.

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  17. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I love books set in New Orleans, though I've never read one that takes place during Hurricane Katrina.

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