07 May, 2016

REVIEW: DAY SHIFT by Charlaine Harris

Title: Day Shift
Author: Charlaine Harris
Series: Midnight, Texas #2
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery
Publisher: Orion
Source: Physical copy
Pages: 307

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BLURB: In Midnight Crossroad, Charlaine Harris “capture[d] the same magic as the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, and [took] it to another level" (Houston Press). Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels returns to the one-traffic-light town you see only when you’re on the way to someplace else....
There is no such thing as bad publicity, except in Midnight, Texas, where the residents like to keep to themselves. Even in a town full of secretive people, Olivia Charity is an enigma. She lives with the vampire Lemuel, but no one knows what she does; they only know that she’s beautiful and dangerous.
Psychic Manfred Bernardo finds out just how dangerous when he goes on a working weekend to Dallas and sees Olivia there with a couple who are both found dead the next day. To make matters worse, one of Manfred’s regular — and very wealthy — clients dies during a reading.
Manfred returns from Dallas embroiled in scandal and hounded by the press. He turns to Olivia for help; somehow he knows that the mysterious Olivia can get things back to normal. As normal as things get in Midnight...

First book was fantastic. Charlaine Harris rocks!

THE WORLD: Sooo...same as in the first book :D But if you are not familiar with the first book it is basically normal world plus supernatural creatures being out in the open. Jup, pretty much that is it. Vampires, werewolves, werepanthers, witches, psychics you name it. All are there.

CHARACTERS: So because I already felt in love with the character in the first book it was no surprise that I just stayed on that road. Tho, in this book we focus more on Manfred, Fiji and Olivia. Not that other people living in Crossroad do not play their role, they sure do. But the story this time is about Manfred being framed for a julery theft. And well Fiji and Olivia actively help him. So yeah, I already stated that I love the characters and I still absolutely do. I also love Mr. Snuggly...damn that cat is so funny! Plus we get a few characters from True Blood coming in in this book, whoop whoop!

LOVE: Far from the center of this book.

PLUS: I really really love the world and the characters. Charlaine Harris did an amazing job as always. There is a reason she is one of my favorite authors ever.

MINUS: The story itself was not as good as in the first book. I mean it was good but I am not biggest fan of Olivia I guess.

OVERALL: Again, Charlaine Harris is a genius as I cannot wait to read the third book!


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