Monday, June 1, 2015

Bayou Blues by Sierra Dean [Review]

 Bayou Blues by Sierra Dean
Bayou Blues (Genie McQueen #1) by Sierra Dean
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: March 18, 2015

Genie McQueen
1. Bayou BluesKindle
2. Black Magic Bayou

Sierra Dean
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
When your sister has saved the world, you have a lot to live up to.

Genie McQueen thought she’d seen it all after helping her big sister Secret stop the Apocalypse. The dead walked, New York City burned, and things nearly went to hell in a hand basket. After it was all over, the world knew about vampires and werewolves, and Genie’s life would never be the same.

But now, three years later, someone doesn't want werewolves or any supernatural creatures to live alongside humans. A new anti-werewolf church with a charismatic leader and a cult-like following has declared open season on Genie’s whole species. When a member of her pack is kidnapped, she decides it’s time to stop going with the flow and to step up and fight for her people.

Tagging along for the ride is a handsome troublemaker, Wilder Shaw, a pack outsider who just wants to save his brother, but will leave Genie’s head spinning in the process.

Equally troubling are the ghosts of her past she can’t quite shake, the nightmarish figures who haunt her even when she’s wide awake, and a dark magic inside her she hasn't yet learned to tame.

Things are about to get messy in the bayou.
Thoughts on Bayou Blues: Genie McQueen has some big shoes to fill after everything big sis Secret did to save the world and I have a  feeling it's going to be a kick in the pants watching her grow into herself. (To be fair, it took a good long while and plenty of bloodshed before Secret became as badass as she did. Plenty of bloodshed. Buckets of it, even.)

One thing Genie and Secret have in common is that they can't stand idly by when they're needed. They also chafe against authority. Those McQueens. Always pushing when someone tells them to pull.

This is a good thing, though. Genie can't sit back and do nothing when one of her pack is taken. So she acts. That she has to take to the road with a hunk of burning love werewolf who sets her panties on fire is just that good, ole McQueen luck. No, wait. The McQueen luck usually ends up raining down brimstone and destruction.

Sometimes literally.

Anyway. I loved loved loved seeing Genie fumble her way through doing the right thing. She doesn't always make the right choices, but she tries her hardest. Plus, it's hard sometimes to do the right thing when freaky burned things pop up out of nowhere to haunt her and her magic is bouncing around inside her. That's a lot of handle.

The sexy werewolf is distracting, too. As sexy werewolves are.

I'm excited to revisit this world (*fist pump in Secret's direction*) and can't wait to see how Genie handles the new responsibilities given to her.

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