Boyfriend from Hell by Jamie Quaid

Saturn’s Daughter, Book 1

Synopsis: 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 own 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?

Review: As soon as I saw the cover of this new novel I knew thatI absolutely had to read it. And after this synopsis, it did not take long for me to jump on this little gem. Well I must say that I am always ready for a good urban fantasy book, and I really liked this one. I loved the characters, I loved the story, what more can I ask for?
Clency Tina is a young woman who works in the Zone, this place that most people avoid. Well, a lot of strange things happen there and the people living in this placeseem to possess abilities quite incredible. However, she tries to not spend a lot of time there to work and become a lawyer. But things get complicated when one day, her boyfriend tries to kill her by rolling over her andwithout realizing it, she sends him to hell. Literally!And when she receives a word that announcesher that she is a daughter of Saturn, her whole life is turned upside down. We donot realize how much it will disrupt her routine.She will then have to manage with her own abilities and with the persons who now seem to want to kill her without she can understand the reason.
Tina is a young woman I really enjoyed to follow throughout the novel. Well, she is determined to do what she wants whatever everyone wants. And especially to pass her exams even if she is shot or if her life is in danger. We learnto discover her, understand her strengths and weaknesses, to see how she manages to adapt to this new world, as everything changes radically overnight without her asking for it. I loved theJamie Quaid’s ideas, she approaches new things that I had not yet the opportunity to read in an Urban Fantasy novel and I liked it. Discovering this new world we didn’t know anything about, some characters with unique abilities, and an involved plot, we can’t ask for anything more.
We meet many protagonistshere. It also arises many questions about them.If they are trustworthy, if they want something from our heroine, and especially what the Zone has changedthem into. We’ll find the truth gradually throughoutthe story, establishing the truth little by little to finally understand what is really going on. I loved each of them.How can we not love this baby cat? Impossible! Andwhat about Andrew? I asked myself a lot of questions about him, trying to figure out what he was trying to get from our heroine. Well I haven’tyet concluded on his case, but something is certain, we learn to love him more and more with each chapter. But he is not alone andall these people will help our heroine, much more than what we had originally thought. Well, she really need that even if she thinks she can handle everything all by herself. 
As I said many things happen in this novel and there isno downtime. Not here,not any chance to get bored that’s for sure! The rhythm is sustained throughout the novel so that I couldn’t let it go until finished.
Well, I think you understand, I loved this first novel that announces a new great series and I really look forward to learn more now. 

18 thoughts on “Boyfriend from Hell by Jamie Quaid

  1. Why had I not heard of this book before?! I love the title too. I struggle a bit with UF, and usually have a hard time getting into it, but I think I’d really enjoy this one. Thanks for the review and bring the book to my attention. Looking forward to checking it out.

  2. thank you for the delightful review! I wish I had control of where books are sold but one of these days, books will come out everywhere at once. I’m always delighted to hear from readers…

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