Tuesday, July 5, 2011

review: Diaries of an Urban Panther - Amanda Arista

Diaries of an Urban PantherDiaries of an Urban Panther by Amanda Arista

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

On her way home one evening, from a night out with her friend Jessa, Violet is attacked in the alley behind her house after checking out a disturbing noise. She wakes up to find “Stalker Boy” Chaz watching over her at his house. Violet can’t believe the new world she’s been thrust in to, but not much can get Violet down – even the snarky, moody Chaz. What she can’t believe is her supposed destiny. After trying to escape, trying to fight and accepting her new life with some help from the memories she has of her long deceased mother, Violet learns how to control her panther and is sent on her merry way. Violet thinks she can live normally, but is sorely mistaken when she causes a ruckus at a local night club.

Violet fights her insatiable lusting after the brooding Chaz, but not for long – especially when she goes into panther heat. All the while, there’s a force out to get Violet – the cat that originally bit her and they aren’t the good guys. Jessa and Violet have a huge disagreement and so do Violet and Chaz – but eventually they all make up and Violet finds out some interesting inofmation she never would have guessed about her best friend. When all hell (or faerie) breaks loose, Violet does her best to insure all those she cares about is safe and secure.

I liked this story quite a bit. There were times when it was a little slow, but I think the author needed to build the complex world she’d created. I enjoyed the characters and the sub-characters. The sexual tension between Chaz and Violet is tense and when they finally consummated their attraction for one another it is smokin! I think the world is interesting and the action/danger part of the book kept me reading and reading. Diaries of an Urban Panther is a great addition to the Urban Fantasy world of books!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the review! If you guys have any question for me, feel free to ask!
    amanda arista