Monday, April 29, 2013

Review of The Taken by Vicki Pettersson

The Taken (Celestial Blues #1)
Publisher: Harper Voyager (June 2012 )
Genre: Supernatural Noir Trilogy
Format: e-book (432 pages)
Source: Purchased

 Rating 5/5

Griffin Shaw used to be a PI, but that was back when gumshoes hoofed the streets . . . and he was still alive. Fifty years later, he's an angel, but that doesn't make him a saint. One small mistake has altered fate, and now he's been dumped back onto the mortal mudflat to collect another soul--Katherine "Kit" Craig, a journalist whose latest investigation is about to get her clipped.

Bucking heavenly orders, Grif refuses to let the sable-haired siren come to harm. Besides, protecting her offers a chance to solve the mystery of his own unsolved murder--and dole out some overdue payback for the death of his beloved wife, Evie.

Joining forces, Kit and Grif's search for answers leads beyond the blinding lights of the Strip into the dark heart of an evil conspiracy. But a ruthless killer determined to destroy them isn't Grif's biggest threat. His growing attraction to Kit could cost them both their lives, along with the answer to the haunting question of his long afterlife . . .


 Read it!  Love it!  Become one with the Rockabilly!

 It's very refreshing to read something so original and yet for the book to feel so timeless.  I loved the subtle hints of RockabillyYou were never overloaded with telling of what Rockabilly meant to Kit, it was natural and a part of her.  The writing is so refreshing and a pleasure to read that I really never wanted Kit and Griffin's story to end but go on.  So in a way I'm in luck because there is a 2nd, thank goodness.  I just really couldn't put this book down.  Amazing characters, excellent world building.  I could almost feel the heat of the strip in Kit's fancy, foreign convertible!  Now that is writing :)

 Quip From "The Taken"
Today was the first day of the rest of his life.  He could use another cup of Joe.