Halle Rhoads has a terrifying gift–she can kill with the fury of the storm.
She should have known that kind of power wouldn’t go unnoticed. Thrust into a world full of dark magic with a handsome stranger who claims he can teach her, she struggles to master her abilities and stumbles onto a dangerous truth. She’s a windwalker, the chosen vessel of the ancient dragons who once ruled the world. Many will stop at nothing to possess the power in her blood, should they discover her secret. With necromancers hunting her and Halle’s closest allies guarding secrets, mastering her magic becomes a matter of necessity.
But accepting her destiny is altogether different. For doing so means she must sacrifice everything.
Worldbuilding: The Windwalker series promises a lot of awesome paranormal elements – magic, awesome magic factions (complete with their own kind of fortresses of magic galore), necromancers, the works!! I loved the magic elements and all the fab I’m sure there’s still to come.
Characters: Halle was a blast. I loved her snarky, smarta$$ attitude and how loyal she was to those she loved (her sister, her mom, Kale). Considering she came from a troubled past (to say the least), she was a total survivor and, I thought, she had that street-smart kind of presence of mind in all kinds of situations (without laying it on too thick, if you know what I mean – she’s not the instant-issue-solver, I mean).
The romance tangent was really awesome, I mean of course Kale is awesomesauce & kickass, yummy and strong and alpha-like, and did I mention yummy? Yeah. I loved the two of them together, how they brought out the best (and the worst, I think) in each other. Awesome chemistry, hot one on one.
Favorite Character: Tufty, for obvious, duckling sidekick reasons xD
Plot: I loved how alert the rhythm of action was, without getting too insane but certainly giving me a rush. I’m a bit broken-hearted about the end since this is part of a series, it has that “To Be Continued…” kind of ending, if you know what I mean.
Writing: First person narrative, Halle’s POV, past tense narrative.
Curb Appeal: Nice cover, hooking blurb, awesome author name – potential impulsive buy material for sure.
All in all, this was a fabulous start to a cool new New Adult Urban Fantasy with strong Paranormal Romance elements, and I’m so, so looking forward to reading more of The Windwalker!