BLOG TOUR REVIEW: Volcanoes (Grace Murphy #3) by Nicole Hamlett

Be careful what you ask of Fate – sometimes she gives it to you.

When we last saw our heroine, she’d watched her faithful pet rip off her new best friend’s head to save her son’s life and Atlantis was rising from the depths. Now, Grace Murphy is back in the third installment of the Huntress series, but this time she’s facing an all-out war. It’s critical that Nyx (and Atlantis) stay buried, but her psychotic brats will do most anything to get her back.

With Hypnos invading her dreams, Dylan caught up in the throes of his “change” and juggling her relationships with Drew and Heph, to say Grace’s hands are full would be an understatement.

You didn’t think that was all, did you? Of course there’s more!

Grace wished her life would just go back to the way it was before, and that she wouldn’t have her powers or responsibilities anymore. Unfortunately, it looks like Fate answered this time. The results aren’t pretty.

Volcanoes Cover

I received this book as part of a blog tour for review.  I had never heard of the series or the author before but decided to give it a try.  My first impression was not a good one.  I had to restart this book 3 times before it finally grabbed me…..but it did.

From what I read ahead of time, this is a book that can certainly be read as a standalone and they were right.  However, there was a lot of rehashing of details from previous books.  Not having read the previous books, I don’t feel that it was 100% necessary for the plot line of this book but it definitely helped understand the characters better.

Grace, the main character, is pretty funny.  She has a good sense of humor and it’s carried throughout the book.  Between her and the supporting cast, I can totally understand why this series has such a wide following.  It’s not often that an author devotes as much attention to the supporting cast as they do the main character but Nicole Hamlett went all out for them.

Overall, I am going to give Volcanoes 3 stars.  As I said, it was a little hard to get into and I am thinking that a big part of that may be because I hadn’t read the previous books in the series.  I was new to the characters and the flow of the authors writing.  It really took me until about half way through before I was really into it.  I would suggest to anyone looking to pick up this series, start with the first book and read through.  I am going to do just that and try rereading this book afterward.  If you like urban fantasy, heavy on the fantasy, you’d like this book.

Jena New

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