Tuesday, October 9, 2012

{Review} Shades of Gray (Jude Magdalyn #1) by L.M. Pruitt

Shades of Gray (Jude Magdalyn #1)
by L.M. Pruitt
Publisher: Red Hot Publishing
Released: August 2010
Genre: Fiction- Adult: urban fantasy
How I got it: received a copy from the author via Bewitching Book Tours

Jude Magdalyn Henries lives what many would call an unconventional life.
Orphaned at birth, raised by nuns, a teenage runaway living on the streets… she now earns a living at odd jobs, including one as a fake tarot card reader. Very little about Jude’s life appears normal, by any scale. When she accepts a gig to do a private reading, unconventional takes on an entirely new meaning.
Life as she knows it ends when she’s thrust into a world she never knew existed—one filled with magic, vampires, and her beloved New Orleans on the verge of an underground war. To make matters worse, she's got two men in her life vying for attention, Williams and Theo. Both call to a different part of her, but one scares her just a little bit. Can she step up to the challenges set before her and make the right choices for the greater, which may or not be the greater good?

Review: I requested this book because I had read other works by Ms Pruitt and enjoyed her writing style, wit, and sassy characters.
I wasn't disappointed with Jude she'd spunky and quirky as well as a tough chick. For pretty much all her life Jude's only had herself to rely on and worry about. Left at an orphanage as a baby she grew up on the streets doing what she had to and coning folks.Finally she takes the wrong job and it turns her life up side down.
From the get go I was pulled into this book. A colorful cast of characters some magical others not. Following Jude on a discovery of who she is who her family is. Trying to untangle her love life and how she's supposed to handle a truck load of responsibility dumped in her lap. I will say she deals really well for being thrust into a world she knows nothing about or that even existed. The twists, turns, unexpected bombs and action kept me reading and wanting more.

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