Monday, July 5, 2010

Review! Revenant by Phaedra Weldon

Revenant (A Zoe Martinique Investigation)
Phaedra Weldon
Ace Trade 
June 1, 2010
ISBN-10: 0441018653
ISBN-13: 978-0441018659


The smart, sassy, single, and "highly original" (#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs) Zoë Martinique is back- and she's seeking clues on the other side... 
Zoë Martinique's life hasn't been ordinary for quite awhile. First she developed the ability to travel outside her body at will-where she encountered some seriously weird things. Things that left her with powers that she didn't really want or need. Still, a person can get used to almost anything- even being a Wraith. Though more often than not, it plays serious havoc with her love life.
But for once, Zoë is glad of her abilities. Bodies are showing up all over Atlanta, drained of blood. They're beings from another astral plane, called Revenants-and they're being stalked by her old enemy, the Phantasm. The Revenants are hardly the nicest of creatures-but to preserve the cosmic balance, Zoë will need to put everything on the line to save them...
Revenant is the fourth book in the Zoe Martinique series and in it, our favorite Wraith, Zoe, is back. Things are far from being all fun and games though, especially when random bodies start turning up covered in bloody ruins. And a bit on the lacking-blood side. As in, they've been drained of every single drop. To further complicate things, these bodies are not human, they're Revenants, or beings from another plane and something is hunting them. Zoe soon finds herself in the middle of this mess because as a Wraith, she's the only being that can help find whoever is killing the Revenants before it's too late but this comes at a great cost. Lucky her.

First of all, I highly recommend you not try to read this series out of order, it won't make a lick of sense if you do. Believe me. Having said that, I have read the books in order and even then, I was a bit confused at times. There's a lot of characters to keep in mind and it was overwhelming, enough at times that I had to stop reading and reorient myself, if you will. Nevertheless, reading the story from Zoe's point of view is definitely entertaining! She has such a witty, dry sense of humor that you can't help but appreciate it and honestly, the story is pretty serious in that they're trying to found out the murderer and Zoe's humor lightens the plot.

Revenant is a great addition to this series! While I was confused at times, like I previously said, it wasn't bad enough to really mess the story up. Revenant is a super fun story that will keep you entertained to the very end and I'm definitely looking forward to the next Zoe adventure!

Lush Rating: 3.5!

2 comments:

Fiction Vixen said...

Hmm, I haven't read this series yet. Might have to check out the first one to see how I like. Nice review :)

Wendy said...

Thanks, FV! :)

He can Chapter-32 me anytime!

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