Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Review: Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre

Blue Diablo Book Cover
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.

Rating: 4/5
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.



Sandy Nawrot said...

I've read some crime thrillers where people have had that gift, and they've used it to solve crimes. Not realistic, but fun to pretend. I read so many books based on trauma and despair, I like the escape of a book like this! I'll keep my eyes open for it!

Brooke Reviews said...

Great review :) I enjoyed this one too. Can't wait for a sequel!

Sheila DeChantal said...

Haven't read this author. Thanks for reviewing. Helps me put but books on my radar. :)

Have a great day!

bermudaonion said...

I have got to try some urban fantasy!

Beth F said...

Oh, sounds good. I like urban fantasy.

Joanne ♦ The Book Zombie said...

Sounds like a fun read! It's refreshing to see authors of Urban Fantasy veer away from the typical vamp-roms.

KT Grant said...

Ann is such a wonderful writer and Blue Diablo is one of my favorite books from this year. There is a lot of great laughs in Blue Diablo also. And as for Chance... *swoon*

Ann Aguirre said...

Wow, thanks for a lovely review! And thanks to Kb for giving me a heads-up.

Literary Feline said...

This does sound good. I am glad you enjoyed it, Amy!

The Book Resort said...

Thanks, Amy & Katiebabs this is going on my tbr list :).

BreiaB said...

Great review, I really enjoyed this book also. Look forward to her next one in March 2010, I believe.

Jenny Girl said...

Glad you enjoyed this book too! I really liked it and look forward to read more about Chance and Corine. The book had just enough paranormal. I think the next one comes out in the fall or early next year. I forget exactly.

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