Monday, 30 November 2015

A Druid of Her Own by Mandy M Roth

Title: A Druid of Her Own
Series: Druid (#4)
Author: Mandy M Roth
From: Review Copy
Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: 30th November 2015
Challenges: 2015 New Release Challenge, 2015 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (1 point)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

For decades, Kennard O'Caha has been after the dark mage Athol, and now he's defeated him, alongside his cousins. Except there's something that strikes Kennard as not quite right about Athol's death, and he thinks more is afoot. Since she was a little girl, Maggie has been dreaming of a snake headed man, but her nightmares have now taken on a turn for the worse. When they first see each other sparks fly between Kennard and Maggie, and it doesn't take long to discover why...

I don't want to sound repetitive in my reviews, but I know that sometimes I do. So at the risk of that, A Druid of Her Own definitely showed off Roth's great writing traits. There was plenty of action, there was romance, and there was world building, all packed into a not that long story. It means that when I pick up one of her books I know I'm going to enjoy it (and likely going to praise similar things as I have for her other books! But when an author you love does things this well, what's the harm in repetition!)

There was real chemistry between Maggie and Kennard, though they were a bit slower to act on it than some of the other characters in Roth's books, mainly because of just how much was going on. Other than the initial attraction, they were both pretty good at dealing with what was going on, though that didn't stop the tension between them from growing! It definitely added another dynamic.

I loved the other relationships that Roth managed to get into the book too. Maggie and her best friend Maria for example, and I especially love that they did ordinary girl things like binge eat ice cream, as well as fighting evil obviously! There was also Kennard and his cousins, and though there was a lot of ribbing going on between them it was clear that there was also a lot of affection and that really came off. Equally, there was banter between Maria and the twins which I also enjoyed.

There was so much packed into a small amount of story, and it just worked so well. This series is definitely a good one!