Saturday, July 11, 2015

Book Review: Storm in a Teacup

Title - Storm in a Teacup
Author - Emmie Mears
Series - Ayala Storme #1
Genre - Urban Fantasy
Format - Kindle 
Published - February 3rd 2015
Publisher - Anam-Charaid

Mediator Ayala Storme handles PR by day and kills demons by night. She avoids Mediator luncheons and a fellow Mediator who’s been trying to get in her pants for years. She does her job. She keeps her sword clean and her body count high. But when a rash of disappearances leads her to discover that Nashville’s hellkin are spawning a new race of monster in human hosts, Ayala will be the first line of defense against these day-walking killers. 

That is, until one of the creatures saves her life. 

Ayala's new knowledge of the hybrids' free will challenges everything she's ever known about her job. Racing the clock while trying to outrun her comrades and enemies alike, she's not sure who will catch her first... 

Ayala is a mediator so when a demon pops up it’s for her to eliminate the threat it poses to normal humans. Being a mediator isn’t her only job either she also spends her days working for a PR firm but if it was up to her boss with all the days she misses she would be gone. Ayala was raised with the mediators so she doesn’t know her birth mother because the moment she was born her purple eyes set her future. However she hasn’t given up hope that she’s out there somewhere but when a lead takes a new twist Ayala finds a new species of demon.

At first Ayala thinks the new demon is a hybrid that is evil after fighting four that are killing humans but it’s the fifth one that makes her question her original thoughts. The more she gets to know Mason the more she learns about what might have happened to her mother as well as what the shades really are. Ayala doesn’t date even her fellow mediator who has a long standing crush doesn’t interested her. However with Mason she finds something she’s been looking for. As the mediators get close to wiping out the shades will Ayala be able to save them as well as her the people she cares about?

I like Ayala she doesn’t form strong friendships but when you’re an mediator it’s a risky job. She’s tough but still very girlie I liked that right away about her. I love the chemistry between Mason and Ayala it was interesting to see her get over her dislike of hybrids and find what she needed. I’m not sure how I feel about how the book ended them but I have high hopes for the next book.

I picked up Storm in a Teacup purely based on the cover it’s just telling me I need to read it. I wasn’t sure what to expect other than a quick glance told me it was going to be an urban fantasy. I instantly was drawn into Ayala’s fast paced world as a mediator she spends a lot of time slaying demons so she’s on the go. While the concept is a typical urban fantasy I think the author does a great adding her own unique twists to create an exciting new world. Storm in the Teacup is a fast paced action packed adventure that captures the heart as well as the imagination. I loved Ayala she’s unique and I found her character easy to connect with I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. I actually finished the book in one day having a hard time putting it down because I had to know what was going to happen next. I really enjoyed the story and I’m looking forward to the next one. 

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