Sabina Kane, Book 4
Synopsis: Now that the threat of war has passed, Sabina Kane is ready to focus on the future. Her relationship with Adam Lazarus is getting stronger and she’s helping her sister, Maisie, overcome the trauma of her captivity in New Orleans. Even Giguhl is managing to stay out of troublethanks to the arrival of Pussy Willow and his new roller derby team. But as much as Sabina wants to feel hopeful about the future, part of her doesn’t trust that peace is possible.
Her suspicions are confirmed when a string of sadistic murders threaten to stall treaty negotiations between the mages and the vampires. Sabina pitches in to find the killer, but her investigation soon leads her down dark paths that have her questioning everyone she thought shecould trust. And the closer she gets to the killer, the more Sabina begins to suspect this is one foe she may not be able to kill.
Review: I was quite anxious to get into this book, wondering what would happen again. Indeed, the previous volume was concluding a great story that we had been following since the beginning. But how wrong I was, I was totally blown away by the new Jaye Wells ideas as she allowed us to be taken in a whole new story .
Sabina has now forged a pretty normal life, or what it can be for a former assassin. She moved with Giguhl and Adam while continuing to practice her talents as a mage. Powers that will also become really surprising. But while everything goes quite well for our heroine, this is really not the case for Maisie who seems to have some trouble getting out of her turmoil since the end of the third volume. It is always heartbreaking to see what she has become and the consequences that these events had on her. But if it was only that … Added to this problem, murders are committed and Sabina accompanied by Adam are on the case. We will also have Slade, determined to keep a job he likes and to find the culprits for punishment. And what about that new character we meet? I think it is impossible to like Alexis, she perfectly embodies the role of the total bitch. But I must say that I loved all her meetings with Sabina, there were always plenty of sparks.
We have a lot of things in this book, I was really surprised by all the events we attend in so little time. The survey is the most interesting and arises many questions throughout the story about the potential culprit. I must say that a lot of things went through my head, but then I’d never really thought about this one. It was a real surprise, the author has managed to lose ourselves in our assumptions to give us an incredible revelation. But I must say that this is not the only thing that surprised me… Oh no! I did not expect at all to have an end as this one. It was completely unbelievable and I must say that I remained bewildered by this series of events. But so many great ideas!
It was nice to follow Sabina in this book, as well as many characters we met earlier (even all of them?) await you in this one, even if it is sometimes only for a few moments. And I need to mention Giguhl because I just love this character! He is always there to help our heroine whatever happens, but to upset her, no one can do that better than him. A new mystery moves in this volume and we hope that Sabina will manage to survive again… I must say that once again she has braved more than terrible events.
We’re dragged down in the story as always to finish wanting more. I hope to soon have the opportunity to read the next book that can only be a nice conclusion to this story.
I really miss Sabina and the gang! There were times during this series when I really disliked Adam for some of his decisions, but the series overall is a favorite of mine. I really hope we”ll get a short story or something soon. Just to revisit.
yes they were so good! It’s a nice series I agree.
I really need to get started on this series, Melliane! Do you know how many more books are supposed to be a part of it?
Great review, I really want to meet Sabine 🙂
I hope you’re having a great week. Happy reading 🙂
there is only one last released a while ago. It’s some reviews I had but didn’t post so I’m doing them from time to time.
It’s been so long since I read this series! Gah, Melliane! I never read book 5, and now you’ve made me want to go through it all again, just to be able to finish it 😉
book 5 is nice but read it a while ago as well.
Oh this one sounded like it delivered! I’m happy to hear you loved this one and you have me really wanting to start its series but i wonder on it’s length LOL!
Yes it’s a nice series, you should try. The next one is the last one so don’t worry.
Ioh, covergasm, to begin with! And this sounds so good, I waaaant!
I’ve heard good things about this series Melliane! And any book that leaves you wanting more is a winner I think. Also, I really want to meet Giguhl:)
you’ll love him!
I love when the plot/story in the series comes to an end and see where it goes from there, so sounds fun, and good that it surprised you at least! 🙂 Hope you get to read the next soon!
already read it a while ago and it was really good too.
This sounds like a great series, it is new to me so I am glad you are posting about it today!
I’m glad if I were able to make you discover something.
One of these days I will read this series. Why are there so many good books around?!?!
I have her Dirty Magic though, which one is better?
Ah difficult question, it’s different. But I loved Dirty Magic too.
Assassins, mages, surprising ending? Count me in 😀 Haven’t heard of this UF series before and I thought I was very informed. :O Fantastic review!
lol too many UF series around I think
I’ve never read her books and I don’t have anything in this series but I do have her book Dirty Magic…like a previous commenter asked, I’m also curious if you’ve read that one and if you can recommend which is better 😀
I loved Dirty Magic too. They’re different but both are interesting for me.
Sounds good!! Glad you liked the ending too. I need to read something by this author.
Was this the one where I started to lose interest..hm
I am glad you enjoy this series so much Melliane! One day perhaps …
I feel like I keep seeing Jaye Wells name pop up. So I bought Dirty Magic awhile ago and Maggie is going to read it before I do and now I want to check out the first one in this series as well. I have no more room!!
Love this series!! Glad she’s talking about doing another novella. I miss Sabina
Oh man, I need to check out this series for sure!
I keep getting this series from the library and keep running out of time to start # 1. Even though I order the first three. What can I say, I have high expectations for reading it, each time. Hehehee!
Melliane, on another note, I am writing a book and, well nearly finished it and that is why I have been a bit absent. I do try to get around the blogs. It sucketh the life out of my time and running blog. But I am here and loved your review. Makes me want to make time to read this series.
Oh congrats on your book! I can understand. I was away and came back yesterday so it’s why I wasn’t present either. Thank you.
I’m glad you really enjoyed this one, Melliane! I noted down this series 😉
WHY haven’t I started this series yet? WHY?
Oh I so need to get on it. This sounds good and ugh! for wanting more. It’s good and it’s bad, especially when you want the next one NOW! 🙂 Pushed that first one up on my tbr!
*blushes* This series is new to me, but I love your enthusiasm and how well the story sounds. I will check out book one, since I want to meet Sabina.
Oh dangit this was a series I’d totally meant to read! I’d completely forgotten about it though. Thanks for the reminder 🙂