Review: Ill Fated by Rachel Rawlings (2015, urban fantasy)

Review: Ill Fated by Rachel Rawlings (2015, urban fantasy)Author: Rachel Rawlings
Title: Ill Fated
Series: Maurin Kincaide #5
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 270
Release Date: February 11th 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy

Some things are destined to end in death. After the first attempt on her life Maurin wasn't scared. Hell, she was almost flattered. But someone put a price on her head and things are getting complicated. Trouble is brewing in the fae courts and it's spilling over into Salem. The UnSeelie Dark Guard have answered the call for her head on a platter and people closest to her are disappearing. Can Maurin master court politics and find her missing men before someone claims the bounty on her head?
Format: eBook
Also by this author: Mistletoe Meltdown (short story), The Morrigna, Witch Hunt, Wolfsbane, Blood Bath
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*I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*

ILL FATED is the fifth book in the Maurin Kincaide series by Rachel Rawlings.

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In ILL FATED, Maurin is faced with a mystery when all of the Hunt disappears, including her father and her lover.

This is a book that will probably not make a lot of sense unless you have read the other books in the series. I recommend starting at the beginning of the series, since one book leads into the next.

I thought the author did a good job of keeping the focus on Maurin’s problems. Also, the setting descriptions are rich; I was able to visualize the scenes easily.

I’m not certain why it happened, but about halfway through the book I lost interest. I think ILL FATED was the victim of middle-of-the-book-sag. Not enough was happening; Maurin wasn’t in enough danger to hold my attention. I put the book down for several months. When I finally forced myself to go back and finish it, I was pleased because it does get more interesting later in the story.

Although I had trouble reading ILL FATED, I would still read another book in this series. Maurin is a likable character. Usually, Rachel Rawlings’ books are action-packed from start to finish.


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