Review: Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective (Cassie Scot #1) by Christine Amsden
Series: Cassie Scot #1
Published by: Twilight Times Books on May 15, 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Source: Author Submitted
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About the Book:
Cassie Scot is the ungifted daughter of powerful sorcerers, born between worlds but belonging to neither. At 21, all she wants is to find a place for herself, but earning a living as a private investigator in the shadow of her family’s reputation isn’t easy. When she is pulled into a paranormal investigation, and tempted by a powerful and handsome sorcerer, she will have to decide where she truly belongs.
I really enjoyed Cassie Scot: Paranormal Detective. This was a surprise considering the story is told in first person, but Cassie is an awesome character. She’s kind and funny. She doesn’t let her lack of magic stop her from trying to create her own place in her parent’s world. I really got attached to her, to the point that at times I almost cried because of things that happened to her. (Not going to tell what things though, don’t want to spoil it.) I did like the other characters as well. Just didn’t get to know them as well as Cassie, but what I found out definitely got me interested and wanting to find out more. I think that some of the human characters were actually more fun than the magical ones. Especially seeing how they dealt, or in some cases didn’t, with the magic around them. One of my favorite scenes is where the sheriff finally lets on to Cassie that he isn’t as blind as he seems to the magic around him.
I enjoyed the story too. Sometimes I get frustrated with mysteries, too many red herrings and stuff. Don’t get me wrong there were a few thrown in here as well, but it wasn’t crazy every other page jumping around. I will admit I figured out who the villain was before Cassie did. But I was having a much better week than her. 🙂 I think the author did a great job weaving the mystery into Cassie’s everyday life, so there wasn’t too much of one or too little of the other.
The ending of the book is an obvious set up for the next one. Some questions are left unanswered and some problems unsolved, but the mystery itself was solved so it wasn’t that much of a cliffie. I definitely want to get my hands on the next book in the series.
I think the only thing I didn’t like about the book was the cover. I don’t think it does the story justice and I don’t think it relates to the story as well as it could. I have issues with covers though so maybe it’s just me.
I’m definitely giving this one 5 out of 5 controllers.
5 out of 5 Controllers