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River Road (Sentinels of New Orleans #2)

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Hurricane Katrina is long gone, but the preternatural storm rages on in New Orleans. New species from the Beyond moved into Louisiana after the hurricane destroyed the borders between worlds, and it falls to wizard sentinel Drusilla Jaco and her partner, Alex Warin, to keep the preternaturals peaceful and the humans unaware. But a war is brewing between two clans of Cajun ...more
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Published (first published November 13th 2012)
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S.M. Blooding
I did not read Royal Street. I started this series with River Road and I will say that I wasn’t left wondering about anything. Yes, I could tell that it was book 2, but I wasn’t left with a hole of information going, “What just happened here?!” I also wasn’t hit with overwhelming info dumps as the author attempted to bring me up to speed. We jumped right into the story. I was given just enough information to keep me from guessing, and it went swimmingly. (pun intended here…tehehe!)

The plot was v
Suzanne Johnson continues to heat up the action in River Road, her second entry in her urban fantasy series set in Post Hurricane New Orleans. Johnson has a deft touch with dialogue and has set up an interesting urban fantasy world centered in both modern day New Orleans, and its past.

Drusilla Jaco is a Green Congress wizard who is the sentinel for the New Orleans area. Along with her partner Alex Warin, a shapeshifter, she patrols New Orleans and protects it from magical issues.

DJ has attract
Jul 20, 2013 Beth rated it 5 of 5 stars
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I'm just loving this series. Definitely one of my new favorite series.
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I really enjoyed Suzanne Johnson’s debut novel Royal Street, but I think that River Road was even better. The characters were great and the plot was fast-paced and twisty. It kept me guessing until the end! This book left just enough threads loose that I am already anticipating the
This review was first published on my blog Lecture Toute une Aventure Where you can find a review of this book in French too/ Pour un avis en français rendez-vous sur mon blog!

Fabulous! Above all my expectations; I’m used to Suzanne‘s writing style and so far she never disappointed me so I couldn’t wait to read this book. However book 1 “Royal Street” was really well written with a great story and I though book 2 was going to be playing in the same league: a really good book. Big Mistake, ”Riv
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“Hurricane Katrina is long gone, but the preternatural storm rages on in New Orleans. New species from the Beyond moved into Louisiana after the hurricane destroyed the borders between worlds, and it falls to wizard sentinel Drusilla Jaco and her partner, Alex Warin, to keep the preternaturals peaceful and the humans unaware. But a war is brewing between two clans of Cajun merpeople in Plaquemines Parish, a
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*Genre* Paranormal Romance
*Rating* 3.5-4


Suzanne Johnson’s River Road takes place 3 years after the conclusion of Royal Street. Wizard Drusilla Jaco (DJ) is now the co-sentinel of New Orleans along with Alex Warin who maintains his job as an enforcer. DJ once again finds herself at the center of the action when pirate Jean LaFitte asks DJ for her help in solving a dispute between mer people who are blaming each other for the Mississippi river being poisoned. Since DJ owes Jean for saving
4.5 I am completely in love with the Sentinels of New Orleans series and author Suzanne Johnson. I devoured the first book Royal Street and then proceeded to beg Tor for an advanced copy of River Road. Johnson has created such an exciting urban fantasy. Delicious, well fleshed out characters, supernatural creatures and excellent world building have made this one of my favorite new series. The tale is set in the rich, eclectic city of New Orleans and I was delighted to visit again.

The tale picks
River Road is the fantastic second installment in the Sentinels of New Orleans series by Suzanne Johnson. The first in the series, Royal Street, is a book that I really liked. But River Road is where I fall in love with this imaginative Urban Fantasy series.

I think what makes River Road so special for me was that it was FUN. The world has been established, the characters are known, and life in post-Katrina New Orleans is interesting to say the least. I love Johnson's pretes; you have loup garou
I liked the first book. Royal Street was funny and promising. I truly hoped i found another PNR series that i could enjoy. But in the second novel the standards fall.

Biggest issue is sitcom quality. Nothing worth reading ever really happens. The cases she investigates are missing that gritty factor, the romance is come and go, and with more then one guy involved it just gives me a headache at the end. You remember those old soaps? The ones where if a character puts a pot of coffee on it will mos
I read Royal Street, the first book in Suzanne Johnson’s Sentinels of New Orleans series early last year and I really enjoyed it. But it had been so long since I read it that I forgot how much I absolutely loved the world that DJ and her friends live in. Picking up River Road, I was once again reminded how much I enjoyed this new Urban Fantasy writer. River Road takes place three years after Royal Street ended. Alex and DJ are still working together, Jake is recovering from what happened to him ...more
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Sentinels of New Orleans, Book 2
by Suzanne Johnson

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Tor Books November 13, 2012

ISBN: 978-0765327802
ASIN: B00842H5VI

Hard Cover and E-Book Formats, 336 pages
Word Count: approx. 92,000
Cover Artist: Cliff Nielsen

I so enjoy Suzanne's writing. I feel she has really gotten into DJ/Drusilla's head and allowed the character to pour onto the page. The writing is mature with smart, genuine dialogue and relationships. It isn'
I enjoyed River Road a bit better than I did its predecessor. I found the prose flowed better and the situations, as they occurred, were better planned out. The pace, too, was quick and as this genre functions primarily on the thrills it gives readers through the action scenes, this was a good thing.

I also like that Drusilla, unlike the many tough-talking badass UF protagonists out there, doesn’t know how to handle a gun. She’s a bit softer than a UF protagonist usually is and I liked how that m

I think Drusilla is kick butt. She has grown so much from the the the beginning of book one and she continued to grow and change throughout RIVER ROAD. There was a fantastic mystery to be solved that I honestly didn't guess the bad guy until it was almost revealed. The suspense and action were just as fantastic if not better then ROYAL STREET. I enjoyed the addition of the mermen and the nymphs. Alex had to put a lot of trust into a certain mermen and they now have a connection that I'm sure wil
Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)
If you are looking for a book that keeps you on the edge, makes you laugh, makes you want to scream, and sucks you into loving all the characters -- even the bad ones -- then River Road is definitely for you!

I devoured this book in only a couple of hours. The biggest thing that I enjoyed a lot was how easily I could picture everything; the characters, the world, certain objects, etc. I literally felt like I was a part of this story. I was so invested in DJ and the other characters that I was eve
River Road by Suzanne Johnson is the second in the Sentinels of New Orleans series, so there might be some spoilers for the first book, though nothing too big since they occur pretty far apart. I had trouble getting in to the first book, Royal Street, but I ended up loving River Road much more. I highly recommend you give the second book a try even if you were only so-so on the first book ;-).
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I read this book today while delirious with lack of sleep. At a kid's play center surrounded by screaming children, while every now and then I had to concentrate extra hard because my eyes were looking in separate directions and the words were all blurry like a 3D movie without glasses.

It was a good book, even when the words kept trying to wander off. I love all the characters, there's no-one who annoys me, I even liked the mystery. Can't wait to find out who our new characters are and what they

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Since the end of the first volume I was looking forward to get into this new novel. And what a pleasure to have Drusilla and all her friends here! Because yes, of course, everyone is there to turn upside down the life of our young heroine. Well I admit I was also conquered by all the passages in French. How can we not be? I always find it so funny to find sentences in French in English novels. Like that we can know if the author managed to translate perf
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
My Rating: 4.5 stars: Loved it - enthusiastically recommend(A)
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The story opens with a meeting between our heroine, Drusilla Jaco (aka DJ) and the historical undead pirate Jean Lafitte. The scene is detailed beautifully, and I felt as if I was party to the entire interaction. Jean shares with DJ that 1) there are merfolks living in the New Orleans area, 2) there is something polluting the waters in the area, which is a threat to both pretes (pre
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Reviewer: Heather

River Road is the second book in the Sentinels of New Orleans series by the very talented Suzanne Johnson. Please, if you have not read the first in her series Royal Street do so now. If you love fantasy and mystery then you shall not be disappointed at all.

River Road picks up with Drusilla Draco (DJ), and the rest of her gang years after the Katrina aftermath we saw in Royal Street
Lynsey   • The Demon Librarian
River Road to Hell

Great continuation. That was my first thought when reading River Road, that it passed the book two test with flying colours. Building on the strong start of book one - Royal Street - River Road was all that and more. Using her established template, Johnson was able to now focus more on developing relationships and characterization to great effect. I loved it!

River Road also gave us a new supernatural species to explore - Mer people. I know! So cool!

Not being wizard's greatest f
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Favorite Quote: “Until you stop dating the undead Pirate Of The Caribbean, you have no room to laugh.“

River Road begins three years after the events in Royal Street. Drusilla Jaco (DJ), our fledgling wizard, still acts as sentinel to New Orleans with her shapeshifting bodyguard/partner, Alex Warin. The Elders are still concerned with her novice classification so Alex will continue to ‘help’ DJ with her duties. They have come a long way
I'm sad to say I couldn't remember much about Royal Street (Sentinels of New Orleans, #1) by Suzanne  Johnson, but it didn't take long to get caught up. Ms. Johnson did an excellent job of recapping without doing an info dump and used just enough references to remind me what had happened.

This series is definitely your classic urban fantasy: a cast of characters including many different supes, good mystery, light humor, and a clever integration of New Orleans. There is sort of a love triangle in this one, but it doesn't bother me like usual. Maybe because s
Bobbi Romans
Loved it! Hoping there are more. Am about to run to Amazon to see. It IS a HEA but left in a way where there is a crossroads of sorts.

Was refreshingly different.

Lynn ಠ_ಠ
Interesting character and an intriguing setting. The pacing was better than the first book too.

What stops this from truly becoming a favorite was that DJ comes off as a little...emotionless. And it's rather ironic because she's an empath. There are detailed descriptions of the spell scenes or her grounding rituals but I wished more time was spent of fleshing out her emotions better. Some of the events leftover from the previous book and the middle of this one felt glossed over (view spoiler)
Dr susan
River Road is a good example of urban fantasy with its own twist on a magical world and 'laugh out loud' humor. DJ is a believable heroine and her supporting cast is great. River Road is a book I will enjoy reading again.
I'll take some time later to organize my thoughts a little more clearly, but this is one of the best books I've read this year. Suzanne Johnson just keeps getting better and better :)
I thought this book was good!!! It did seem to be slow from the beginning to 100 pages..But then things started heating up and as i got pulled into the book i started to really like the book!!! I also dont recall much from what happened in the first book and this book had very little recaps..There was one part that confused me is...-Dont read if you havent read the 1st book--- i didnt think Gerry died in the 1st book so when it was spoken in the 2nd i was slightly confused...
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4.5 stars, topped Royal Street, recommended!
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Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the award-winning Penton Legacy paranormal romance series (REDEMPTION, ABSOLUTION, OMEGA, ALLEGIANCE), The Collectors romantic thriller series (LOVELY, DARK
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Sentinels of New Orleans (4 books)
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  • Elysian Fields (Sentinels of New Orleans, #3)
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