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Thursday, May 31, 2012

REVIEW: Trick of the Light by Rob Thurman

Now you see it… Now you don’t… Now you’re history.

There are demons in the world, Monsters. Creatures that would steal your soul. You might hide under your covers at night and pretend all’s right with the world, but you know. Even if you don’t want to admit it…

Las Vegas bar owner Trixa Iktomi deals in information. And in a city where unholy creatures roam the neon night, information can mean life or death. Not that she has anything personal against demons. They can be sexy as hell, and they’re great for getting the latest gossip. But they also steal human souls and thrive on chaos. So occasionally Trixa and her friends have to teach them manners.

When Trixa learns of a powerful artifact known as the Light of Life, she knows she’s hit the jackpot. Both sides-angel and demon-would give anything for it. But first she had to find it. And as Heaven and Hell ready for an apocalyptic throw-down, Trixa must decide where her true loyalty lies-and what she’s ready to fight for. Because in her world, if you line up on the wrong side, you pay with more than your life…

Book: Trick of the Light by Rob Thurman
Release Date: September 1, 2009
Format: Mass market paperback
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Trickster, #1
Obtained: Purchased
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It's really hard to say anything but how much I loved this book without getting too spoiler-y, but I'll try to get at least a few paragraphs down. I read this series after Thurman's Cal Leandros series, which is probably my absolute favorite ever even though I don't have favorites, and it's both similar and very different. Trixa kind of reminds me of Cal in the earlier books, in that she doesn't cross any lines, but she isn't afraid to get her hands dirty either, but the tone of the book is much lighter than the Cal books. At first, this kind of threw me off, but then I really got into it and grew to love this book separately from the author's other works.

While Trixa was the main character, and a quite good one at that, my favorite characters by far were Zeke and Griffin, some of her closest friends. And, yes, I realize that that was another favorite. Their relationship was so adorable and sometimes startling, and I couldn't help but love them.

If you want to find out what's so spoiler-y about absolutely everything in this book, then run to your nearest bookstore and pick up a copy ASAP.

P.S.: Make sure to avoid the zombie outbreak in Miami.