Review: BOYFRIEND FROM HELL by JAMIE QUAID (2012)

Review: BOYFRIEND FROM HELL by JAMIE QUAID (2012)Author: Jamie Quaid
Title: Boyfriend from Hell
Series: Saturn's Daughter #1
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 387
Release Date: 2012-09-25
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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?
Format: Paperback
Also by this author: Damn Him to Hell
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four-stars

Boyfriend From Hell by Jamie Quaid is an urban fantasy novel about a twenty-six year old woman who accidentally sends her boyfriend to Hell.

There were many things I liked about this book:

-The main character isn’t perfect. Tina’s a character that a lot of people could relate to. She’s temperamental, body-conscious, and stubborn. She has admirable qualities as well–she’s moral and independent.
-The mythology is developed to a satisfactory level.
-There’s a kitty!
-The writing is solid.
-A lot of creativity went into this story. For example, there’s a girl with big boobs that turns into a chimp when she’s scared. It’s entertaining.

There were only a few things I didn’t like:

-A limo plows down a group of kids. The worst injury is a broken leg. It’s not realistic to me. Since this is a major plot point, it bothered me throughout the whole story.
-At times, Tina seems dumb. She acts surprised when she learns something that she already knew. She also holds onto information without acting on it. Then later, when she does act on it, she acts like it’s new information.

Overall, there was more I liked than I didn’t like. I would read the next book in the series.

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