Book Review

by Tate Hallaway

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

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Hallaway kicks off a fun new series featuring a young woman who learns that, despite what she has been told, she is not crazy. Hallaway is known for combining the weird and wacky with an element of danger — and this latest offering is no exception. A terrific starting point for a series and a set of characters that promise to be very intriguing.

After her doctors in Chicago urge her to get over her delusions about magic and the supernatural, Alex Conner decides to cut all ties to the past. She moves to Pierre, S.D., and — on a dare from her roommate — applies for the job of local coroner. But Alex fears she is backsliding when, during her first autopsy, a snake jumps out of the cadaver and dives under Alex’s skin. Then, the body gets up and leaves. A flummoxed Alex is directed to Precinct 13, where, to her astonishment, she learns that magic is real and she may be a witch. (BERKLEY, Aug., 320 pp., $15.00)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: BERKLEY

Published: August 2012

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LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Precinct 13

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on October 5, 2012 - 12:54pm.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:

I'm from a small town in Wisconsin (very close to where Tate bases her other series) and my beau is from a small town in South Dakota and has family in Pierre. When I saw that the story was based in Pierre it was just one more reason for me to want to read it after being lucky enough to receive an ARC from the Publisher.

Upon completion of Precinct 13, my exact words were "An absolute breath of fresh air! As a paranormal junkie it is so hard to find truly new material these days & this book surprised me from the first page to the last. :) I can't wait to see what's up next for Alex, Val, Jack, Jones, Stone, Precinct 13 & the rest of the ordinarium in Pierre."

As stated, Precinct 13 is a new and exciting Urban Fantasy - a unique spin on magic that leans more towards the mystery side of things. There is a lot of dark humor, but it's lighthearted in its own way and I found myself chuckling numerous times throughout the story. Tate also writes in such a way that you feel very much a part of the story with Alex, the leading lady. As things are uncovered for her, they're uncovered for the reader as well and I thoroughly enjoyed that about Precinct 13.

LITERAL ADDICTION gives Precinct 13 4 Skulls and would recommend it highly. I can't wait to see what Tate brings us with the continuation of the series!