Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Review: Boyfriend from Hell

Title - Boyfriend from Hell
Author - Jamie Quaid
Series or Standalone - Book 1 in the Saturn's Daughter Series.
Genre - Urban Fantasy
Published September 25th 2012
Find it here ~ (Goodreads) & (Amazon)
Rating 4 out of 5


They say justice is blind. But Justine isn’t.Justine (Tina) Clancy is just an ordinary law student with a faulty arrest record, a part-time job in Baltimore’s radioactive Zone, and a family secret so bizarre even she doesn’t believe it. That is, until in a fit of fury she damns her boyfriend to hell—and it’s exactly where he ends up.

     Much to her surprise, Tina is apparently one of Saturn’s daughters, with the power to wield vigilante justice. But poor Max didn’t deserve to go up in flames, even if he did almost run her over with her own car. Tina’s convinced someone cut the brakes—and now a relentless nemesis is stalking her through the Zone’s back alleys, where buildings glow, statues move, and chemical waste exposure comes with interesting consequences. Tina’s usually a loner, but now she needs a posse like no other: a shape-shifting kitten, an invisible thief, a biker gang, a snake-charming private detective, a well-meaning cop, and her sleazy, sexy boss. But in between freeing Max from hell, saving her own neck, and solving a mystery that threatens the Zone and her newfound friends, how is she ever going to study for finals?


Justine (Tina) Clancy is just trying to finish law school even though she knows she will never have a chance to use it due to some issues with the law in her past. She also works at Chesty's part time doing accounting. Chesty's is in a part of Baltimore that normal humans avoid it's known for having strange occurrences that she just accepts as quirky. The people in the Zone as it's called aren't your run of the mill every day people.  Her life may not have been filled with adventure but it worked for her until the day her boyfriend attempted to run her down with her own car. She's so upset she screams about him burning in hell and the her escort explodes sending  her boyfriend Max to hell. 

After sending Max to hell she starts to learn about who she really is who her father is her powers and abilities. She learns that she's a daughter of Saturn and that her mom didn't come from under a cabbage patch like she claimed. Even though Max was sent to hell she can still talk to him in as well as see him in mirrors. Tina isn't doesn't start out your typical beautiful woman instead she's kinda a ugly duckling. The more she uses her gift the more beautiful she becomes however she starts to draw attention from all the wrong people. 

I received this book from Edelweiss and Pocket Books in return for a honest review.  I really enjoyed reading Boyfriend from Hell it's a great starter book for the series. It's introduces you to Tina as she learns more about who she really is. I like the characters and feel that they are well created so it was easy for me to visualize them. I really like the mythology in the story it makes for a unique entertaining read. I can't wait to get my hands on book, I want to see more of Tina as she develops as a character. I think Tina has the potential to be a kick ass heroine for future books. I had a hard time putting it down today and read it in one afternoon while the baby was asleep. Even though it's around four hundred pages for me it was a fast paced quick read. 

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