Review: Tracking the Tempest by Nicole Peeler

Filed in Nicole Peeler , Review , The Winged Lover Posted on August 13, 2010 @ 10:00 am 6 comments

Format Read: Paperback
Number of Pages: 348
Release Date: 1 July 2010
Publisher: Orbit
Formats Available: Paperback, Ebook
Purchasing Info:  Author’s,,

Book Blurb:


Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and Ryu – Jane’s bloodsucking boyfriend – can’t let a major holiday go by without getting all gratuitous. An overwhelming dose of boyfriend interference and a last-minute ticket to Boston later, and Jane’s life is thrown off course.
Ryu’s well-intentioned plans create mayhem, and Jane winds up embroiled in an investigation involving a spree of gruesome killings. All the evidence points towards another Halfling, much to Jane’s surprise…

My Thoughts:

Back into the crazy world of Jane True, and the story is only getting better. Our story picks up about four months on since the end of the last book. Jane is learning how to use her magic and although she hasn’t mastered a lot of offensive magic, she is getting quite good at shields under the watchful eye of Nell the Gnome.
This adventure really starts in Boston after she goes to visit Ryu the sexy vampire. A rogue Halfling is on the loose and death by fire has become a recent occurrence in the world of supes. After getting tangled up in the mess and the Halfling taking a liking to Jane she helps out with trying to solve the case.
Jane is once again hilarious with her internal monologue. She is also intelligent enough to spot things overlooked by others. The development of her powers in Tracking the Tempest definitely adds a whole new element to listening to how her brain works.
Ryu I didn’t like in this one, he was very condescending to Jane in front of his collegues and even Jane wondered at a point in time if we were now seeing the real Ryu. He became an arrogant pig and in hindsight makes some of his actions from Tempest Rising a little clearer.
Anyan, completely swoonworthy once again with his all maleness and complete gentleness, with Jane starting to gravitate towards him especially furthering their friendship as he took over her training in Boston was really sweet especially after the way Ryu was treating her.
We also have a plethora of new characters introduced in the form of Ryu’s investigative team. Caleb the pantless satyr was constantly good for a laugh and very adept at healing all of the teams various injuries, Daoud the guy with the general store in his pants and Julian the Halfling recharger were all excellent additions to the cast of characters and I definitely hope to see them reappear later on.
Tracking the Tempest had me in fits of laughter once again with Janes thoughts and the new characters various one liners. The underlying mystery carrying on from Tempest Rising added extra levels to Tracking the Tempest and that mystery alone will have me drooling for more. I once again cannot wait until the next installment of this awesome series, Tempest’s Legacy.

I give Tracking the Tempest 5 out of 5 bookies.

Also in this series:
Tempest’s Legacy

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About Amanda

Amanda-Lee is a proudly addicted reader and writer from Sydney. She lives with her wonderful husband and their more like a baby than a kitten Hamish. Amanda-Lee has been blogging for 4 years now and is a lover of all genres, though she does have a tendancy to stray towards the weird and wonderful concotions in the paranormal and fantasy genres. In addition to being the Winged Lover on BLI she also runs the book blog StoryWings.

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  • Michelle Greathouse August 13, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    I have this one on my 'must buy' list. 🙂 I really enjoyed the first book and I am looking forward to this installment.

    Glad to see you enjoyed it.

    Have a great weekend.


  • jeanette8042 August 13, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks for the review, it makes me want to read this series even more! I have it somewhere in my TBR piles.

  • Wings August 13, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    @Michelle I definitely urge you to get it soon, its absolutely fantastic!

    @jeanette move it up! i promise you that it is sooo worth it. i was going to leave the first book until later because it was fairly new on my TBR and i am sooo glad i didn't!

  • draconismoi August 15, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    I think I saw this book in Powells last time I was there…..and walked right by it without picking it up. That cover does not inspire much literary confidence. It makes me think it's a graphic novel.

  • rachel445 August 16, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I just ordered the first book. Cant wait to read it.

  • Bea September 18, 2010 at 11:26 am

    I loved this book! It's awesome, practically perfect. The development, the pacing, the one liners….effing awesome.

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