The Willow

The Willow was an amazing read. I really loved it. Once I started the book I didn't stop. The characters and action are awesome. There is always something going on and plenty of twists that are unexpected.The major supernatural players are in this story. You have the shape shifters (mostly werewolves), vampires, and witches.

Nexi is a complex, genuine character. She has a hard life and is trying to adjust to a whole new world. She does fine and her attraction and relationship with Kydan helps. Nexi has a great personality that makes the men in her life take notice because of her differences to everybody else. She is straight forward with everyone, including the council. In a way this story is of self-discovery because Nexi finally feels complete and normal, for the most part. I can't wait for the next installment in the Nexi Jones's story.

Book Blurb for The Willow

In Carson City, Nevada, a tragic car accident has claimed the lives of Nexi Jones’ adoptive parents. Now, without them, the loss could be overcome, but not for Nexi. Now, without them, her reason to live has vanished and she is determined to end her pain.

The problem with that, it’s not heaven she wakes up to, it’s the Otherworld. Nexi must reconcile the truth about her past, and her heritage as part guardian/part witch, while she begins to train to join the Council’s guard. But it’s not the combat training that has her worried, its attempting to keep her cool around the luscious guardian, Kyden that’s her biggest concern.

Before long, Nexi’s skills are put to the test as she begins to fight against the supernatural who have taken a human life. But nothing can prepare her for the journey ahead. Soon, she will find herself lost in a mystery and fighting to keep all she’s gained, as Lazarus, a vampire, threatens to take it all away.


Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2010 4.50