Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Review: Curse on the Land by Faith Hunter

Curse on the Land
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Publisher: Roc
Soulwood Book #2
ISBN:  0451473329
ISBN13: 9780451473325
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: NetGalley
Set in the same world as Faith Hunter’s New York Times bestselling Jane Yellowrock novels, the second Soulwood novel tells the story of a woman whose power comes from deep within the earth...
Before Nell Ingram met skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, she had no one to rely on, finding strength only in in her arcane connection to the dark woods around her. But now she has friends in the newly-formed PsyLED team to keep her grounded—even if being part of the agency responsible for policing paranormals presents dangers of its own...

After training at the PsyLED academy, Nell returns home to her woods to find the land feeling sick and restless. And that sickness is spreading. With the help of her team, under the leadership of agent Rick LaFleur, Nell tries to determine the cause. But nothing can prepare them for the evil that awaits: an entity that feeds on death itself. And it wants more...

I fell in love with the world while reading the Jane Yellowrock series, but I fell in love with Nell the moment I started reading BLOOD OF THE EARTH.

I did have a little bit of a hard time getting into book two. I thought CURSE OF THE LAND had a whole different feel than book one and the pace felt a little slower. We learn more about Nell's team and the magic that she has and how it works. The case that they are investigating and the tools that they use in their investigations seemed complicated at times, but the author does a good job of explaining things and once you get past the initial introduction to things they smoothed out a little.

Nell's character has changed a lot since the beginning of BLOOD OF THE EARTH. She is really growing into her new role and even changing bit by bit on a personal level. She had a really fresh and interesting way of looking at things that make her a great investigator.

I don't want to go any farther into things as there is so much going on in CURSE OF THE LAND and I don't want to give anything away. I do however want to close by saying that I see so much potential with this series and cast of characters and I can't wait to see where Faith Hunter takes it all next.

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.