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Shady Lady (Corine Solomon #3)

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  1,220 ratings  ·  119 reviews
View our feature on Ann Aguirre's Shady Lady.Whenever Corine Solomon touches an object, she immediately knows its history. But the future concerns her more when former ally Kel Ferguson wlaks through her door with a warning for her: the Montoya cartel is coming for her-but they don't just pack guns. They use warlocks, shamans and voodoo priests. And Corine has become enemy ...more
Paperback, 311 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by Roc (first published February 10th 2011)
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Shady Lady is a book that shows tremendous growth in the Corinne Solomon series. Ann Aguirre has this amazing ability to dream up and write extremely unique characters and place the setting of her stories in places that come alive on the pages of her book. The first two books in this series created distinct reactions in my mind – one, I loved the characters, the setting and the “talents/abilities” of the characters; two – the main character’s reaction and interactions with her love interests (ye ...more
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I’ve come to expect great things from Ann Aguirre. I don’t just read her books, I step into the skin of her characters, breath the same air, taste the same food, feel the same rush of adrenaline and chill of fear. The Corine Solomon books in particular, have all been superb supernatural rides, and SHADY LADY is the best yet.

What a surprise Kel was in this book. When we first met him in BLUE DIABLO, he was this crazy, zealous warrior. Barely human. An en
Considering how much I enjoyed this book, I feel as though I should have rated the first 2 in the series 4 stars but there is no chance I will change those ratings. This series gets better with each book, a necessity for an urban fantasy writer and a trademark of the types of writers I remain loyal to. I am currently torn between Aguirre and Harrison as my favorite authors of the genre. Aguirre deserves the same rabid followers as Harrison has.

Book 3 begins shortly after the dust has settled in
♥ Ashleigh ♥  contrary to popular belief im not actually mad!
OMG i wish she would just choose one man and stick with him!
have to say though that part with kel was pretty awesome ;)
whats with all the men hitting on her anyways?? share some of the hotties around would ya! ;P

So some pretty exciting things happened in this book - as you know by now corine's ability has gotten stronger so she's started doing spells (which she ends up screwing royally) plus now she also has a demon mark one her and its practically impossible to be a white witch after that (acco
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In this third book in Ann Aguirre’s Corine Solomon series we find Corine trying to live low-key in her pawnshop in Mexico, -trying- being the operative word. She succeeds for a couple of months until dark, mysterious and somewhat frightening Kel Ferguson shows up at her door. Kel opens a huge can of reality on her… the Montoya cartel want her dead to save face for her involvement in the events that happened in Blue Diablo. He urges her an
I always like the Corine Solomon series well enough, but never loved. I rather enjoyed this book though, and most of that would have to do with Kel, who is competent and dangerous, but is--not broken exactly--fractured in his own right. What makes him likable is that he doesn't drag out his past and mope, but is really the strong, silent suffering type and... yeah, this is me being a total sucker.

In any case, the book starts off slowly. It takes a while to ramp up, but then it proceeds at a nice
This series just keeps getting better, this is by far the best book, just terrific. It started off a little rough because it jumped right in and I didn't remember all of the details of the last book very well, but soon it all came together and it became the best page-turner I've read in a long time. I just got so emotionally invested in what Corine was going through, it was so raw and vivid. And unpredictable! There is nothing formulaic about this book, I was always surprised, chapter to chapter ...more
This book has demon-possessed monkeys.

Hell yeah.
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SHADY LADY is another great addition to the Corine Solomon series. I LOVED Kel in this book, I never would have thought that he would grow on me and I would find myself pulling for him. He really has been a surprise awesome character that I want to see more of and high hopes for to be in Corine's life. When I saw that Chance wasn't playing a big part in SHADY LADY I was kind of disappointed, But Kel kinda made me realize that I kinda hope Chanc
Melissa Hayden
**I'm trying to keep this short and sweet to not ruin the mystery of the book here.**

Corine is back home in Mexico with Shannon and things seem to be going well until she receives a salt and pepper shaker set. Just as Corine goes to pick up one of the set a tall mysterious man walks into her shop, one that Corine quickly recognizes ~ Kel Ferguson. Kel has been assigned as Corine's guardian as she will be important in the future and is in deadly danger now, and the salt and pepper shaker set is p
Ann Aguirre has done it again!

I had a few issues with Corine in the first two books of the series--primarily that she was difficult to like due to her doom-and-gloom attitude. When a heroine is so negative, I cannot help but wonder why I am reading about her in the first place. BUT, because I read ENCLAVE before beginning the Corine Solomon series, I knew how awesome Ann's books could be.

I can say with confidence, even though it pains me to say so, that had I not read ENCLAVE, I would have writ
Shady Lady is the third book in Ann Aguirre’s Corine Solomon urban fantasy series, and I’m pleased to report that Aguirre just keeps on delivering the goods. Despite a slow and somewhat jerky start, by the mid-point of the book I was completely hooked, and the end left me drooling for more.

The beginning reminded me of how the first book in the series, Blue Diablo started out pretty slow and meandering, and while Shady Lady doesn’t exactly meander, it does take a while to really pick up. Big Exci
Cat Russell  (Addicted2Heroines)
Amazing! I'm still trying to figure out how Aguirre crammed so many different events into only 311 pages. It was emotional and action-packed and I loved it!

Fans of Jesse and/or Chance will be surprised at the change of direction in Corine's love life and then surprised once again by the story's ending. Corine never knows what she wants! But I find her indecisiveness entertaining.

The main focus of the story is Corine's fight for survival against drug lord, Montoya. She is forced to test her pers
Cyn Bagley
Actually, I really enjoyed this novel. Corine has paranormal talents. And, she can control demons. It becomes really interesting when Corine finds out that she is a descendent of King Solomon.

All the usual fighting, flight, and houses being burn down.

If you like strong girls with paranormal talents, then you'd like this one too.
While I love Ann Aguirre's 'Grimspace' series just a teensy bit more, this series is fantastic as well. I totally did not see the stuff with Kel happening before this book but the author's amazing writing had me going with it the whole way. So far the only disappointment Ann Aguirre's ever given me is that her books end.
After reading BLUE DIABLO, I have been a huge fan of Ann Aguirre's Corine Solomon series. SHADY LADY is the latest book in this awesome series and a must-read for paranormal junkies like myself. My advice is to make sure you have ample time when you start reading this book because you won't want to put it down.
Rosalind M
If you're at all intrigued by Kel (the Hand of God), then you can't afford to miss this book. However, I must warn that you may be gritting your teeth once you get to the end.
Me and this book had some issues. We had fun, sure, it was mostly OK, sure, I'm off to the next one, sure. But, see, turning creepy characters into smexy gods needs skill in order to convince the reader (I wasn't). Also, exhibitionist sex. Not the kind I was hoping for, and I bet there will be consequences of the slut-shaming, guilt-tripping variety to come. Ugh. Oh, and "internet dating" someone you have barely KISSED, while talking of meeting his parents. ... Like, how old are you, 12? Do you ...more
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Shady Lady is the third book in the Corinne Solomon Series, each book titled after a cocktail with a dangerous name. I really enjoy the world that Aguirre has built and the characters already feel like people you know. Much as I love crazy monsters, it is nice to read a book where the world it is set in feels so real. Some of the worst and most frightening monsters in her books have zero amount of magic; prejudiced townsfolk, drug Lords, assassins and soldiers of the Narco wars, are in many ways ...more
Amanda Croley
Corine is gifted with the touch, she can handle an object and tell not only it's past but also it's future. Her last great adventure took her to Georgia where she grew up to find her mothers murderer. While she was there she gained the power her mother left behind, and a debt with a demon. Shady Lady starts out with her back at her shop in Mexico. Montoya is a drug lord who's attention she gained, when putting a stop to one of his plans, and one of his illegal operations. Several love interests ...more
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There is someone out to kill Corine Solomon and it's none other than a drug lord. Due to events from a previous book Montoya has it out for Corine and he's not gonna stop until the job is done. Corine has the protection of Kel aka God's Hand, who has been sent to protect her from death. They manage to escape several horrifying events before they decide that they need to fight fire with fire and seek out Montoya's rival drug lord, Escobar, for assistance.

Escobar sends Corine off on a “test” to fu
Shady Lady is the third installment of the Corine Solomon series and my favorite of the books so far. Corine learns a lot about herself in this book and she loses a lot in this book. Aguirre takes us on an emotional roller coaster with Corine and at each twist and turn I felt like I was in Corine’s shoes…and what I wouldn’t give to have truly been in her shoes during a certain part in the middle of the Peruvian jungle…sigh.

Although sometimes I feel like Corine can be a little wishy washy, I do u
Yolanda Sfetsos
This is the third book in the Corine Solomon urban fantasy series. After absolutely loving Blue Diablo and Hell Fire, I couldn't wait to get stuck into it.

Months have gone by since what happened in Kilmer, and Corine is back in Mexico. She's back to enjoying her 'normal' life inside her pawnshop, and now has Shannon with her--a teenager from the ordeal in Kilmer. Together, they're getting along just fine. Well, as fine as Corine likes to tell herself she is. After all, she hasn't heard from Chan
Really 4.5 stars

I went back and read Blue Diablo and Hell Fire before I read this book, and I'm glad I did. I hadn't visited this world for over a year, and there were lots of little details that I had forgotten. Reading the books in a series back to back will either cause you to fall more in love with it, or expose flaws that followed from book to book and make you like the series a lot less (hello, Weather Warden books). Thankfully, this book falls into the former category.

Corine Solomon is a
Hali Sowle
The third book in the series was still a fun and at sometimes hair raising adventure. Corine is still the object of Montoya's wrath and the opening scene sets the tone for the rest of the book as Kel walks into the shop just as Corine is about to touch a figurine that had been left for her and tells her not to touch the figurine because it has a death hex on it. From there the book doesn't stop moving with Corine in some ways growing up and learning the new powers that have been unlocked by her ...more
I loved this book, all up to the last chapter :(

We learned a lot more about Corine, where she comes from, what she can do, and what kind of person she is. The way she interacts with Shannon is awesome, and they get along so well, helping each other and trusting each other.

There was a lot of new things to learn about Kel as well, and he's even more intriguing now than he was before. And the way Corine inadvertantly learned more about herself thanks to him was just great. And I was very pleased th
Something cool about Aguirre's characters, is that they wind up becoming totally different people as the series unfolds. It doesn't happen from one book to the next--its a gradual process where they are affected by the trials they go through. They evolve before your eyes. The only way I can describe it: her plots are like meat grinders. It tears the characters up so that more of their substance is revealed and its just that much easier to appreciate them.
So it's interesting to see them react, f

Because of her previous troubles Corine finds herself caught in the war between two powerful Latino druglords – Escobar and Montoya. A very dangerous position for her and everybody close to her heart. What’s more she must pay off a certain demon called Maury who saved her life in Kilmer. Not enough trouble? The little pawnshop, her pride and her only source of a stable income, has been blown up by a bomb planted by one of Montoya’s henchmen, killing an innocent man in the process. Plent
Ann Aguirre’s Shady Lady is the third of her Corine Solomon series which has so far covered, among other things, drug cartels out for revenge, magic as a street weapon, demons and small towns, and messed up relationships. Shady Lady doesn’t really do anything to change that. Corine finds herself with the Montoya cartel is out for her blood because they can’t attack Min or her son, Chance. This, unfortunately, pulls her way from the nice normal life she so desperately wants and thrusts her back i ...more
Corine Solomon is back and has come into her own in Shady Lady... This story was full of magic and action and some of the most hair raising twists and turns that kept the characters guessing as well as the reader... The only thing about this book that upset me was the way it ended, but other than that it was a good fast read... For full details you are just going to have to pick up your own copy and find out what happens!
For Ann Aguirre fans you will have a very good time with Corine and her fri
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Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. She likes all kinds ...more
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Corine Solomon (5 books)
  • Blue Diablo (Corine Solomon, #1)
  • Hell Fire (Corine Solomon, #2)
  • Devil's Punch (Corine Solomon, #4)
  • Agave Kiss (Corine Solomon, #5)
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