Monday, April 19, 2010

Soul Song by Marjorie Liu

Dirk & Steele, Book 6

I put down the Dirk & Steele series after book 1. I picked up book 6 because it was said to be interracial, and it is. I gotta tell you ... I picked it up and couldn't put it down. I'm so pleased that I read it. However, I do have a few gripes.

1. Why is it these people always fall in love so fast? 1 day? Really? ... I know this is Paranormal/Fantasy but ... No.

2. There's no difference in characters. I'll explain.

Although I love the book, I feel like all of the characters are the same. They even speak the same. Kitala Bell is a professional fiddler. She's mixed with black and white, came from humble (broke) beginnings and has a grandmother who was a witch in Louisiana. However, this woman doesn't act black at all. She's very boring. In fact, she acts like all of the other characters in this book. She, M'Cal and The Witch all speak the same way. The only character in the book who's different from the rest is Koni.

I thought it was awesome to hear from Dela and Hari (book 1).

Brief Synopsis ... Kitala can see death, murder specifically. For instance, if you're going to be stabbed in the heart and die as a result, she'll see you walking around with a knife sticking out of your heart. M'Call, the merman was actually sent to kill her, but over the span of a few hours, they realized they loved each other.

I actually really liked the book despite my gripes. There was SOOOOOOOOOO much action that I found myself grinning at every page turn during the violence.

My questions at the end where, what happened to the witch and shark? What happened to Yu and the other guy?

It's a page turner, I definitely recommend it. Yes it seems like I'd give it a bad review but those things stuck out to me SO MUCH that I had to talk about it. Anywho ... Really great book. I hear book 7 features the BMWW combo so I might check that out.

4 Stars
IR: Kitala (AA)

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