I really enjoyed this and am so glad I chose it for a current round of Bookshelf Bingo. I've read a couple of Handeland's Phoenix Chronicles and at leI really enjoyed this and am so glad I chose it for a current round of Bookshelf Bingo. I've read a couple of Handeland's Phoenix Chronicles and at least the first of her Nightcreature Series, but never finished either of them out because there were so many other series out there I'd rather finish. And I say "at the least the first", because I don't really remember clearly if I read any others and it's pre-Goodreads for me, so no easy way to track back. Anyway, I've always felt her books were an even balance of hit-or-miss for me. In the Air Tonight was definitely a hit.
Other's have mentioned the slightly quirky writing style and having to get used to it. Not so much for me. I was halfway into the book before I even noticed. I knew the POV was switching between Raye and Bobby, but it took a while for me to even realize the bigger switch between Raye's first person POV and Bobby's third person POV. If this is the sort of thing that will bother you, I'd definitely take it into consideration before starting this book. But unless it's one of those things that really bugs you, I think most readers will be able to get past it. Personally, it didn't detract from my enjoyment at all. It barely registered. LOL.
Dark haired and adopted into a Scandanavian community makes Raye stand out all on its own. So the fact she sees ghost is something she learned to hide at an early age. No one in New Bergin has ever known about her ability, not her best friend or her adopted parents. One of the things I wished had been addressed more deeply in this book is Raye's relationship with her father. Because of a conversation she overheard as a child, the same conversation that led to her hiding her abilities, she's always held/felt a distance between them. His care and concern for her comes through to the reader, but Raye is genuinely surprised and finds ways to attribute his behavior to other causes. I was really hoping for them to have a moment at some point and feel a bit disappointed to have never seen it.
Bobby has been deeply hurt in the past and looks askance at any charlatan claiming to have "powers". This obviously causes Raye to hide a lot from him, but they grow closer as he investigates the murder and protects Raye.
If you are fans of Handeland's Nightcreature series, you might recognize someone appearing later in the book. Since I only recognize the name of the organization and haven't read his/her/their book yet, I'm extremely tempted to go back and continue the other series. But only after I finish reading the other 2 books in the Sisters of the Craft trilogy.
Overall a very enjoyable romance and definitely worth the money to me to buy the next two....more
2015 Reread of the entire series. Loved it ... again.
One of the great things about rereading the entire series from the beginning is all the little fo2015 Reread of the entire series. Loved it ... again.
One of the great things about rereading the entire series from the beginning is all the little foreshadows that take on greater meaning. (view spoiler)[Faith's examination of the cracks in the Psy net and her realization that the Ghost's is the oldest. And her further realization that if/when the Ghost breaks Silence, it will shatter completely. (hide spoiler)] Or even seeing the introduction in the current book of a secondary character that you know and love as a main one.["br"]>["br"]>...more
June and the new Psy-Changeling novel can't come fast enough. In the meantime, I'll just have to enjoy reading my way through the rest of the series aJune and the new Psy-Changeling novel can't come fast enough. In the meantime, I'll just have to enjoy reading my way through the rest of the series again....more
Kit & M'Cal had unique powers that also complemented each other. I loved how the romance developed between the two. I am bothered by a few thingsKit & M'Cal had unique powers that also complemented each other. I loved how the romance developed between the two. I am bothered by a few things that were left unexplained, (view spoiler)[Chief among them, how did the bad guys track K&M down on the island? (hide spoiler)], but overall I really enjoyed the story. ...more