Friday, 11 January 2013

Book Review: Fearless - Christine Rains


Fearless now available Abby White was seven years old when she killed the monster under her bed. Now she slays creatures spawned by the fertile imaginations of children, and the number of these nightmares are on the rise. Neither she nor her guide - a stuffed hippo named Tawa - know why.

When she rescues Demetrius from an iron prison, he pledges his life to protect hers until he can return the favor. She doesn't want the help. And how can she concentrate on her job when the gorgeous wild fae throws himself in front of her during every fight? No matter how tempting, she can't take the time to lose herself to him.

To save the children and all she loves, Abby must be truly Fearless.


WARNING:  SPOILER ALERT!  If you haven't read this book yet and don't want to ruin the experience then please do not read any further. I will not be offended, I'd much rather you enjoy the it properly.
If you have read it, then do read on ...

Fearless is the first of Christine Rain's novels that I've read, and I'm pleased to say that I wasn't disappointed with it at all.

When I started reading it I wasn't sure what kind of story it was going to be. It begins with a 7 year old Abby as she first discovers her calling and I think because of this I expected it to be aimed more at a younger audience. When it then fast forwarded to her being an adult and in full control of her power I was expecting the writing to stay on a similar level. She also has a guide that she carries with her and it takes the form of an object she holds dear, in this case a stuffed hippo. I think this also added to the perception of it being for a young audience. However, when her male lead was introduced and the sexual tension between them surfaced I began to think that this maybe wasn't for the younger folk quite as much.

After getting over this mental hurdle in my reading, I enjoyed the story very much. Seeing Abby dealing with the stresses of her job, trying to find the demon behind it all in time before any more children went missing, alongside her growing irritation regarding her feelings towards Demetrius made for a compelling read. I found him particularly amusing as he constantly teased her with her own desires and feelings, knowing the effect he normally has on women.

It was well written and kept me involved in the story until the end. Christine is a self-published author and a good one too, there were no spelling or grammatical errors to distract from the action.

To learn more about this and her other novellas, and the author too head on over to Christine's blog

Rating:  4/5

I'm currently reading 1301 The Maquis, so look out for the review of this soon!

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  1. Thank you so much for this amazing review! I'm excited for The Alpha blog tour to begin and having you host me the first day. :)

  2. Thanks Christine, I loved The Maquis and can't wait for The Alpha to be released. Not long now!