Vengeance Borne (Sentry of Evil)

Vengeance Borne - Amanda Bonilla 3.5 Stars

I've been reading Ms Bonilla's Shaede Assassin Series and am thoroughly enjoying them. Vengeance Borne sounded right down my alley.

What I liked: A different concept in the Urban Fantasy explosion. I know, each author puts their own spin on each series and I enjoy them all. It's just exciting when something new comes along. The idea of someone who seems like an everyday person secretly protecting the real everyday people is an unusual concept especially the way the story is told. The connection between Jax and Micah (love that name) is steamy and quick. The descriptions of the area around and including McCall are great. The world building is getting there. The characters, including the secondary ones, are driving the story so far.

What I didn't like: Jax seems a bit wishy washy. One minute she wants help with her feelings, the next she gets mad when one of the Bearers helps her. I down right don't like Finn's character but I think that was pretty much Ms Bonilla's point.

Admittedly there were some rough parts for me but the writing is top-notch. The first book in a series can be difficult. It has to catch the reader's attention and hold it while trying to weave in the current and back stories. It's a testament when an author can do that and leave you wanting more which is exactly what this author did. I was right at 1/3 of the way through Vengeance Borne and tweeted her to find out when the next book is due. We have a long wait readers but she assured me, she's writing as fast as she can.

Since I had already read this author's work and knew she was a solid entertainer, I didn't mind paying the $4.99 price for the e-book. The paperback is a bit high at $9.54 so I'd stick with the Kindle version.

Highly recommend for Urban Fantasy fans.