Wraith (Zoë Martinique #1)
Zoë Martinique has the ability to travel outside of her body at will- which she turned into a career, hiring herself out as a literal spook. One night, she witnesses a murder by a fellow traveler-who not only sees her but tries to pursue her.
To save herself, Zoë must figure out exactly who-and what-the murderer is, before he finds her and puts an end to her traveling- perm...more
The book is painfully juvenile. The heroine is almost 30 but she behaves like a 12-year-old. She uses phrases like "How rude!" or words like "oogy". For her out-of-body experience, she dresses in a black cat suit and bunny slippers ...more
Disclosure: I received the last book and the short stories in this series from the author in exchange for an honest review. I am happy to also provide an honest review for this book, the first in the series, which I purchased for myself.
Synopsis: Zoë Martinique has turned her unusual ability into a career. When she's traveling, she can't be seen which makes her an ideal professional snoop. I ndustrial espionage, surveillance, whatever. But one ...more
Zoe Martinique is a Private Detective, but not of the cheating husband kind, more like a professional snoop infiltrating meetings that no one else is able to without someone else knowing she is there. Zoe has the ability of astral projection. Her spirit can leave her body and have all the abilities of a spirit free from a body p ...more
Huh? What the hell happened here? Yep, that was my reaction as I finished this book. Let me do a little recap of this book...Zoe can astral travel (her soul leaves her body and she "snoops" on people for her job). She gets this job, but blows it off cause she feels some "oogey" around this building. She goes to check it out against her better judgement and sees someone get their soul sucked away by what she later finds out is a Symbiont. Zoe gets another job, this time to snoop on a me ...more
She really annoyed the hell out of me with her completely idiotic behaviour, and her first-person narration made things a thousand times worse, what with all the "witty asides" and notes to self and parentheticals and... basically, she sounded l ...more
Turned out to be a solid read overall: Zoe Martinique is a young woman who's developed the ability to have her spirit go out of her body. That this is the result of the traumatic experience of being raped when she was younger is handled with ...more
I suppose this would be called first-person stream of consciousness, since we get every random thought which flits through our "heroines" brain... and what we learn is that our heroine is sex-crazed with attempts at being cutesy... and that her thoughts are way, way too repetitive. (Either that, or her metaphors far too limited.)
One mo ...more
After a fast-paced beginning, Weldon lost m ...more
Other than the lack of explanations I found the heavy-handed foreshadowing the most annoying aspect of the book. I really don't like Zoe very much.
The premise of Wraith immediately grabbed my attention, but sadly, the execution of this story was disappointing. Mostly, it was the heroine that bothered me. She made so many stupid decisions it was hard to like her. It was one thing after another. And the fact that she was raped and acted as if it never happened really bothered me—and it wasn’t the first time she was raped. She was blasé about it, as if being sexually assaulted wasn’t life altering.
On the plus side, the heroine had a really c ...more
The main character became irritating, immature and petty. In actual fact I found the two supporting female characters much more interesting and entertaining than the lead. The supporting characters appeared to have more depth and mystery, giving the story much more strength. To this end, they didn’t seem to be in the novel enough to keep me completely immersed.
There was too much detail tha ...more
Wraith is an imaginative urban fantasy with a touch of wry humor. Weldon is an accomplished writer who takes you to the edge of your seat and keeps you there. So why only 3 ½ books? Because of the end. Bear with me here.
In this book, we meet Zoe (pronounced Zo-ee) Martinique, a 30-ish single woman who lives in Atlanta. She's sort of an investigator in that she does spying jobs for people, but in a unique way. While her physical body is on one place, her astral body does the actual work. She is a ...more
The main character of the book, Zoe, aggravated me so much. I found myself yelling at her to ‘Stay Out of It!’ Did she listen? Of course not! Weldon tries to make Zoe a likable character but in my opinion she comes off just a tad annoying and v ...more
Zoe is a quippy, compelling protagonist, a woman able to project herself astrally. She uses her talents to procure information, which leads her into trouble from the outset. I don’t want to give away too much of the plot; a good teaser can be found a ...more
Por lo demás, chapó. Otro gran descubrimiento de la urban fantasy que hay que leer si o si, si se quiere ser fan del género. En esta obra en vez de encontrar los típicos vampiros, hombres lobo y demás ralea de la fantas ...more
I loved the interaction between Zoe, her mom, Rhonda, and the 2 ghosts. It was amazing how they all just think all this crazy stuff is normal and not all that strange that people can leave their bodies. I also loved Zoe's penchant for oddball slippers, she must have 5- ...more
Born in Pensacola, Florida, Phaedra is the eldest of four children. She began writing in notebooks with her best friend in middle school.
After leaving college for a job in the Graphic Arts industry, Phaedra continued her love of writing in her spare time and was lucky enough at a writer's conference to meet Dean Wesley Smith, who later became her writing men ...more