Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance
Author: Carolyn Crane
Publisher: Samhaim 2011
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from amazon.com: Justine Jones faces her ultimate enemy: herself.
The Disillusionists Trilogy, Book 3
In an attempt to put her unhappy past behind her, Justine Jones throws herself into nursing school and planning her wedding to Otto Sanchez, the man of her dreams. But something is off. Random details aren’t adding up…and is it her imagination, or are her friends and fiancé keeping secrets from her? And what’s with the strange sense of unease, and her odd new headaches?
Justine tries to stay upbeat as Midcity cowers under martial law, sleepwalking cannibals, and a mysterious rash of paranormal copycat violence, but her search for answers leads her into the most dangerous mind game yet.
With the help of unlikely allies, including her paranoid dad and best frenemy Simon, Justine fights her ultimate foe…and unravels the most startling mystery of all.
Warning: This book contains high-speed rollerblade chases, a mysterious green dashboard ornament, a father of the bride in full hazmat gear and a delicious kebab.
Do not read this book if you have not read the first two books in the series, MIND GAMES (BOOK 1), DOUBLE CROSS (BOOK 2). If you have read the first two then I don’t know how you can possibly pass this one up. Carolyn Crane has written herself a fabulous meal ticket in this trilogy.
I had, in the past, read some Urban Fantasy novels that left me scratching my head and thinking the genre was just not my cuppa tea. Then I actually read a book that changed my opinion and I realized I had just had unfortunate encounters with previous UF’s. That mind changing book was Carolyn Crane’s first offering in this trilogy, MIND GAMES. As I finish up the trilogy with this offering, Head Rush, I’m looking forward to more from Ms Crane in 2012.
Carolyn Crane has a brilliant imagination. She develops and portrays a world so like our own gone completely wrong. She peoples this world with the outlandish and outcasts. There are fantastical powers that some wield and there are those who are near paralyzed with mind tormenting fears. All of this over-the-top becomes perfectly normal and understandable in her capable hands.
This final book in the trilogy offers plenty of, romance, action and adventure, and a satisfying ending. It had me in tears and cheers.
(You can find a review of book 2 of this trilogy, DOUBLE CROSS, on this blog on Dec. 14, 2011; easily found by clicking on the December archives in the upper left.)