Friday, December 30, 2011

Mandy Reviews: Unclean Spirits by M. L. N. Hanover

ISBN #: 9781439143056
Page Count: 373
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Pocket Books

Book Summary:
(Taken from back cover)

Jayne (accent over last 'e') Heller thinks of herself as a realist, until she discovers reality isn't quite what she thought. When her uncle Eric is murdered, Jayne travels to Denver to settle his estate, only to learn that it's all hers - and vaster than she ever imagined. And along with properties across the world and an inexhaustible fortune, Eric has left her another legacy: his unfinished business with a cabal of wizards known as the Invisible College.

Led by the ruthless Randolph Coin, the Invisible College harnesses demon spirits for their own ends of power and domination. Jayne finds it difficult to believe magic and demons can even exist, but Coin sees Eric's heir as a threat to be eliminated by any means - magical or mundane - so Jayne had better start believing in something to save her own life. If she hopes to survive, she'll have to learn the new rules fast - or break them completely...

Mandy's Review:

Unclean Spirits begins with a very recognizable theme: Main character is poor, has lost everything and everyone, nowhere to go, rich relative dies (right in the nick of time) making main character unspeakably wealthy. I tend to get a little weary reading this happening over and over again in different books.


Once I got past the opening and delved into the story, it became a book I could not put down. Between the creation of the supernatural world/characters and the interactions between the main and supporting characters, it created a world to me as real as the one we live in now.

Jayne is very unsure about people, life, her surroundings and has to learn how to be assertive. Fortunately, with the help of Aubrey, Ex and Chogyi Jake, she does just that. And, between the four of them, they succeed where Jayne's Uncle Eric failed.

Does that mean the story's over just because they succeeded? Heck no! There are three more books in this series that I will be reading and reviewing just for you.

If you like a paranormal book with some ass-kicking action and sarcastic humor, then this book would be perfect for you.

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