Omens (Cainsville, Book 1)
Penguin Dutton (US: 20th August 2013); Hachette Little, Brown Sphere (UK: 20th August 2013; AU: September 2013); Random House (CA: 20th August 2013)
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Cainsville is like a missing link between Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld and Nadia Stafford series: There’s a bit of supernatural stuff, but generally it’s more about crime. Maybe it’s because Omens is the first in a trilogy, but at times it feels like it goes off on tangents. It also seems a bit long – did we really need all those job-seeking and house-hunting scenes? Perhaps they’re included to slow the novel’s pace, but they don’t feel necessary.
There’s a spoilery plot element that I absolutely love – and it’s not supernatural. You’ll know when you get to it. If we’re on the same wavelength 😉 But I will say this: Anita Mosley is the most fascinating character. Her story interests me more than Olivia’s, to be honest.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to look up the English translations of these Welsh words…