If you like urban fantasy, a touch of romance and a strong female lead, then you’ll love the start to this series.
This is a recent release (May 2020), which I read a week ago and have been giving a lot of thought to this review.
The main character, Jesse James (female), is human, but there are plenty of fantasy creatures living on earth. Her parents are bounty hunters who are specially trained to deal with ‘the people’ from the other realm. Unfortunately, they go missing and the story consists of Jesse’s search for her parents. To do so, she herself becomes a bounty hunter and is a natural, but also acquires the help of a mysterious fae and his men. (I won’t give the ending away by telling you who they are.)
The story was a good and entertaining, but I confess not fulling loving the book and a slow desire to buy book two (Knight). The start was slow and there was a lot of telling. I kept waiting for something to happen. And it did, but the thing that kept me reading was waiting and hoping for the story to improve. It got better but not great and the ending seemed a bit odd. I hope book two clears some things up. All this being said, I’d give Pawn a 4/5 stars if I were leaving a review on Amazon.
Right now, it’s priced at .99 cents on Amazon, so grab your copy. I’d love to hear your thoughts. I’m sure you’ll find it a fascinating read.
Perhaps a few reasons for my overall disappointment in Pawn is that a few years ago, Karen Lynch wrote an amazing series. The first book is called Relentless (also the name of the series). This book is free and I strongly encourage you to start this exciting read.
The creativity, world building and depth in the characters pulls the reader in. I’ve read the series more than once and even the second time I had a hard time putting the books down. There are exciting twists and turns and everything is so well connected and put together. The story flows. Each book has a solid finish, which is always appreciated in a series.
Compare the two and let me know what you think.