I had just finished one urban fantasy book and was in the mood for something similar to read when I stumbled across Katiebab's review of Blue Diablo. She gave it such a good review that when I spotted it in Barnes and Noble, I snatched it up. I'm really glad I did, because I enjoyed it!
Corine Solomon is living in Mexico and trying to lead a low profile life. She has an ability...when she touches certain objects she can see their history. But this ability comes at a steep cost to her physically.
Her ex-lover Chance shows up desperate for her help one day and she is pulled back into a life she tried to leave to help him. Chance's name is perfect, he brings good luck and fortune to himself. His mother has disappeared though, and he needs Corine's help.
Thus begins their adventure! Blue Diablo is the story of their hunt and the many things they come across as they try to find Chance's mother, Min. So yes this means sorcerer's and dark magic and all that stuff!
I really enjoyed Aguirre's writing...I found it to be crisp and descriptive. I absolutely adored Chance and I hope that Corine comes around to her senses and takes him back....there is another character in the story that creates a love triangle but I found him uninteresting at best. Team Chance! :)
I also really enjoyed the world that was created and Corine's history should prove to be very interesting for future stories. This was a good pick for me, an enjoyable read that satisfied my craving for some urban fantasy.
Things You Might Want to Know: There is language throughout, and sexual references as well.
Blue Diablo is published by ROC (penguin) and available everywhere now including at Amazon and your local independent bookstore.