Tuesday 17 April 2012

Book Review - Day of First Sun

Title: The Day Of First Sun
Author: Sheryl Steines
Release Date: February 23rd 2012
ISBN: 1453658807
When Princess Amelie of Amborix is murdered by magical means, Annie Pearce and Bobby “Cham” Chamsky of the Wizard’s Guard are called in by the FBI. Their job is to help solve the crime while keeping the non-magical world from discovering the existence of the Wizard Council.

During their investigation, Annie and Cham discover that Princess Amelie’s death is connected to a series of other crimes in the Chicago area. A larger plot involving, a vampire, a rogue wizard and an army of soul-less zombies is revealed, but can Annie and Cham discover who is responsible before The Day of First Sun?  

My Review
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 
I agreed to read this because it sounds just like my sort of book, magic, mystery, adventure thrown together with vampires, wizards and the FBI. what's not to like?
Annie and Cham have been friends since they were 9, and now work together for the Wizard Guard, they live dangerously, tracking and hunting vampires, stopping rogue wizards and stopping black magic. But things get much more risky when Princess Amelie is murdered by magic and things get more complicated with each step.
I loved the whole Wizard Guard in this book, so cool. Sort of like the FBI - only cooler! Annie is one of those girls who always wants to get stuck in and be the one to catch the bad-guy, she has a score to settle with a vampire, and will do everything she can to bring him down.
Cham is kick-ass when he wants to be, put is also sensitive and caring, always there for Annie. Do you feel love in the air?!?
The plot is well structured and thought out, everything links up nicely and comes together. The pacing is good, once I had started I got through the book quite quickly. The characters are very realistic and believable and the vampires blood-sucking and resourceful - as they should be!!! There is a perfect mix of the investigation, interrogation, magic and fighting. Every word written has a purpose and drags you further into the story, and very cleverly links up at the end, bringing all the pieces together.
 It's a very manageable length at 300 pages and it absolutely flew by for me.
The end of my book had a sneak peak at the next one in the series and I have to say I really want to read that one too. 

My Rating

1 comment:

Sheryl Steines said...

Thanks so much for reading and reviewing The Day of First Sun. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I enjoyed writing the book and I can't wait to share the rest of Annie and Cham's adventures with everyone.