Allegra Fairweather (Allegra Fairweather Mystery #1)
Allegra Fairweather here. Paranormal investigator. Got problems with specters? Shapeshifters? I'm the woman to call. Just don't call me a Ghostbuster. The last guy who did that ended up flat on his back with my boot at his throat.
With my 99.5% success rate, solving the mystery of a bleeding rose that has sprung up on the shores of Loch Furness should have been an easy gig...more
I'm a little torn by this book. On one hand, it was quite a light, fluffy read - perfect for reading at the bus stop every morning. On the other hand, I had no confidence in Allegra's abilities. Then, there is the romance element that seemed too heavy-handed and out of place, but then there's the relief of it not having a HEA ending.
I loved the characters, excluding Douglas and Allegra. Douglas was underdeveloped for my tastes and se...more
Allegra investigates spooks, shifters, and other things that go bump in the night. She has no paranormal abilities of her own, other than a toe that tingles when something is occcuring. She does have one handy addition though- a guardian angel named Casper. Casper is attoning for sins while he was alive by guarding women from mortal danger. There is some interesting s...more
To further complicate matters, Allegra finds herself attracted t...more
When Allegra gets a call to investigate the mysterious...more
Allegra Fairweather: Paranormal Investigator is the type of book that is never dull. An extremely well written mystery/thriller, it gives you just enough to keep you following along without every revealing too much. I admit, when I opened to...more
So Allegra starts investigating this whole rose thing and hears a banshee wailing, then...more
Allegra Fairweather, isn’t that name so fun and it fits the girl so good, is a twenty five year old girl who has a unusual job. Yep that’s right, she’s a paranormal investigator, that tries to solve problems most people run far away from. Her step dad, a senator and mother deci...more
At first I thought the author was going to have a hard time trying to tie all of these strange happenings up into one cohesive story, but she did an excellent job. I was surprised and excited at the events as Alleg...more
When Allegra arrives in Scotland, she discovers other strange happenings apart from the rose-deaths and disappearances coming one after the other in the village. With the help of her own guardian angel, Casper, she is k...more
Allegra, as she mentions a bit too often, is a paranormal investigator and she investigates, well, the paranormal. In this case, Allegra is almost over run with phenomena, a Deddflower harbinging mass destruction, a wailing Banshee, a vengeful gho...more
This is a fun and light read that I'd recommend to any romance fan and any one who likes urban fantasy.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley
*Stephanie Plum is a ch...more
Can't recommend this one - couldn't even finish it - I really hoped Casper would just show up too late and give us all a break.
And, speaking purely as Scottish reader, DO BETTER RESEARCH Ms Nell - much better research - lest you end up winning the title of "The most book most inappropriately set in Scotland with the worst dialogue and th...more
Allegra is a paranormal investigator and when she hears about the appearance of the Denfield Rose in Scotland and immediately flies over to this tiny village near the Lochs. Soon after her arrival, the whole village hears the wails of a banshee and they all know that there will be a death soon enough and how right they were, only the body disappears to be replaced by a pile of fish. I thought thi...more
While there, she meets many people in the village who all seem to have something paranormal of their own to share with Allegra. On top of all that, she has a guardian angel, who she calls Casper. She's in love with Casper, but knows that he cannot have any type of sexual r...more
Allegra travels to Scotland when a Deddflower or Bleeding Rose, a harbinger of tragedy is found to be growing on the shore of a loch. She's called in to investigate in order to prevent whatever disaster is about to befall the small village.
Allegra was likeable but Casper the guardian angel stole the show. He's tortured soul and mystery man all rolled into one plus he's a golden hunk of a warr...more
Allegra is a fun character, even though she seemed to have a bit of a hard t...more
I’m pretty used to the first person narrative and some of my favourite series are from the first person perspective, so while reading this book I couldn’t help comparing it to them.
What I found frustrating was that Casper (Allegra's guardian angel and love interest), seemed to have an interesting back story. We're told a little bit but not much, and I really wanted to know more about him and his life as a mortal. This is where I thought the first person...more
Publish Date: 5/26/10
How I got this book: NetGalley
Allegra Faitweather is the first book by debut author Janni Nell. Allegra gets a call to head over to Scotland to help solve the case of the bleeding rose. The rose usually means that some kind of large disaster is coming, and Allegra wants to try to stop whatever that disaster may be.
Fighting against the unknown, she encounters a shrieking banshee that calls out the deaths of two of the town folk. Then, an old ghost look...more
Allegra has a guardian angel that she calls Casper. He only shows up when she's in mortal danger, which seems to be a good chunk of the time. He can't...more
Je l'ai d'abord commencé en audiobook avant de manquer de patience, et d'occasions de le poursuivre.
Si le pitch semble prometteur avec une pléthore de possibilités, je ne l'ai pas trouvé bien exploité. Il manque des éléments que je ne parviens pas franchement à définir. Il m'a laissé comme un goût de pas assez...
Je n'ai pas réussi à m'attacher à Allegra, qui manque un peu de consistance. J'ai été frustrée quand elle mentionne certains cas passés qui ne sont pas développés. J'ai eu l'impress...more
I like Allegra as a character. I love her guardian angel. And like hearing the brief story of the Leith and the selkies.
Parts of the story, just seemed frustrating. Though this could have been part of the author's intent and as with any investigation, not all the pie...more
But this book has taught me to read more of these books. Allegra is a girl who can take care of herself..aslong as Casper steps in when things are really bad!
Give this book a try. I don't think it will let you down!
All in all I had some problems with the book, as the characters took a lot of the happenings too light-hearted (in my opinion) and I couldn't really befriend Allegra. Also, there were too many little characters who confused me a lot.
I'm not sure if I'm going to read the second novel in this series...
I had a few issues with this book: I felt like more of an expert than Allegra...I saw it coming a mile away. But I liked the guardian angel aspect, the forbidden love. I am definitely game to read more by this author.
Janni began writing in her late teens. She won prizes for short story but her dream was to publish a novel. Carina Press fulfilled that dream when Allegra Fairweather: Paranormal Investigator was published in June 2010. The series continued w...more