Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Belle Chasse (Sentinels of New Orleans #5) Review + #Giveaway

Belle Chasse
Sentinels of New Orleans Series
Book #5
Suzanne Johnson

Genre:  Urban Fantasy
Release Date: November 8, 2916
Publisher: TOR Books

ISBN: 978-0765376992

Pages: 336
Word Count: 93,000

Goodreads Rating: 4.19
My Rating: 5.0

Book Description:

Suzanne Johnson's "strong and intriguing" (Publishers Weekly) urban fantasy series continues with Belle Chasse. The Sentinels of New Orleans series has earned starred reviews from Library Journal ("a resourceful heroine who relies on her magical ingenuity") and PW ("vivid...a lively tale jam-packed with action, magic, and intriguing plot twists").

With the wizard-elven treaty on the verge of collapse, the preternatural world stands on the brink of war. Unless former wizard sentinel DJ Jaco manages to keep the elven leader, Quince Randolph, focused on peace and not personal matters.
With no one on the throne, Faerie is in chaos, with rival princes battling for power. The still-undead pirate, Jean Lafitte, is building his own army of misfits, and DJ stripped of her job and hiding in the Beyond to avoid the death sentence handed down by the wizard Council of Elders can’t get anywhere near her beloved New Orleans or her significant something-or-other, Alex.

It's time to choose sides. Friends will become enemies, enemies will become allies, and not everyone will survive. DJ and her friends will learn a hard lesson: sometimes, even the ultimate sacrifice isn’t enough.
My Take on the Book:

I don’t know how it’s possible but this book was better than the last 4. Every time I read Ms. Johnson’s work I get so drawn into the world she creates. The characters, the story arc’s, the settings are all superb.

Out of all the books, I feel like this one had the strongest character development. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop and I can’t wait till the next installment. Every day since book 4 was reviewed here, I would sift through my emails for word on a review opportunity for this book so I responded immediately when this book came up. I knew I was gonna get sucked in, but I don’t think I expected how much I would love this book. By now, you would think I’d be used to the colorful and tangible word the author creates but I’m always so shocked.

 5 Quills

D.J. is by far one of the best and most believable female leads in an Urban Fantasy and only second to my first love Mercy Thompson from a series by Patricia Briggs. Her adventures are so enthralling and the characters around her are super lovable. There are some new characters introduced in this book and you get more insight on some characters that we as the readers know little about. 

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About The Author

Suzanne Johnson is the author of the award-winning Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series but perhaps is best known for her romantic suspense and paranormal romance books written as Susannah Sandlin, including the Penton Vampire Legacy paranormal romance series, the Wilds of the Bayou suspense series, and The Collectors romantic thriller series. Her awards include two Holt Medallions in 2013 and 2015, a 2015 Booksellers Best Award in romantic suspense, and nominations in 2014 and 2015 for the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Award. A displaced New Orleanian, she currently lives in Auburn, Alabama. Suzanne loves SEC football, fried gator on a stick, all things Cajun, and redneck reality TV.

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