Monday, September 1, 2014

Book Review ~ Visions

Visions (Cainsville #2)

by Kelley Armstrong
published by Dutton
genre: Adult, Supernatural, UF, 

Summary (Goodreads): Omens, the first installment in Kelley Armstrong’s exciting new series, introduced Olivia Taylor-Jones, daughter of notorious serial killers, and Gabriel Walsh, the self-serving, morally ambiguous lawyer who became her unlikely ally. Together, they chased down a devious killer and partially cleared her parents of their horrifying crimes.

Their success, however, is short-lived. While Olivia takes refuge in the old, secluded town of Cainsville, Gabriel’s past mistakes have come to light, creating a rift between the pair just when she needs his help the most.

Olivia finds a dead woman in her car, dressed to look like her, but the body vanishes before anyone else sees it. Olivia’s convinced it’s another omen, a sign of impending danger. But then she learns that a troubled young woman went missing just days ago—the same woman Olivia found dead in her car. Someone has gone to great lengths to kill and leave this young woman as a warning. But why? And what role has her new home played in this disturbing murder?

Olivia’s effort to uncover the truth places her in the cross-hairs of old and powerful forces, forces that have their own agenda, and closely guarded secrets they don’t want revealed.

My Thoughts: I'm enjoying the mix of mythology and supernatural crime drama. We find out a lot more about the town of Cainsville and it's inhabitants in this book. I actually found this part of the story more interesting than the dead person in the car. The person in the car did become a part of the overall story but still felt disconnected to me.
The three men in Olivia's life were also a big part of the book. I have to say I like Ricky above the rest as far as couple material. James is just crazy and if there is not more to his story then I will be amazed. Then there's Gabriel. I really like this guy but at the same time I'm torn. I've reached the point that I'm tired of over half of Olivia's commentary being excuses for Gabriel. Whether it's for his actions or his in actions I don't need her excuses, it's part of who is he is and I wish it could just be.
Overall, I'm still happy with this series and where it seems to be going. I like the Fae aspect and want to know more about how all three are intertwined in this ongoing feud between the different factions.

Rating: 4

1 comment:

  1. I was pleased that we finally got some answers in this installment, not many, but a few is WAY better than 0! I didn't particularly care for Gabriel in Omens, however he really grew on me in this book. I'm so happy that this series redeemed itself with Visions! Nice review. :)