Deep in the humid swamps of the Mississippi bayou, a mysterious, half-wild child is dragged just in time from the murky waters. She has no memories, no family and is covered in strange markings, the meaning of which no one is able to decipher. Adopted by the policeman who rescued her, Luce Boudrou follows him into the force, determined to ...more
What do you do when you get a book off NetGalley to review that just happens to be the fourth in the series without realising beforehand?
Well, you start at the beginning with this fantastic gem of a read Bayou Born the first book in the foundling series and got to say I am bloody impressed.
I read this book super fast then instantly ordered the second one I was that invested here.
A new author for me but one that I will have no qualms reading more of in the future.
Genre-wise this is urban fantasy ...more
This author also has a great ...more
This is unlike any fantasy book I have read, and yet it does feel familiar at the same time. How many characters have blurry pasts or pasts they don’t remember at all? Too many, especially in ...more
The story takes place in Canton, Mississippi. I have actually lived right outside of Canton and it was fun to get a few ...more
I devoured this one! Way better than what I expected.
It was such a fun read. Fast-paced and filled with action, a great plot and amazing characters. I haven't read anything by this author before and was so glad to have discovered her.
The UF part was something that I haven't seen too often. The world-builder was pretty complex but easy to follow at the same time. And, frankly, it's one of the few times, from what I've read, when (view spoiler)[demons and angels work together for the good of ...more
I'm a critical fan of Hailey Edwards' writing, sometimes I think she knocks it out of the park and other times I truly struggle to finish her books. Yet her writing is so fresh, interesting and different that I keep requesting her books. As I hadn't read the last couple of books in the Lorimar Pack series I wasn't sure whether this new series was a spin off or something totally different.
Lucy Boudreau is an enigma. She was found in the swamps of the Mississippi bayou as a ...more
This book, Bayou Born, takes the Southern Gothic idea and tucks it into a ...more
Holy moly, I need the next book like I need to get my Christmas shopping done- ASAP!! The plot starts out a little slow, though the mystery surrounding Luce's past and the appearance of the Whitehorse security guys immediately captured my attention. The overall tone is a subtly dark and mysterious, and the world building is excellently done. Something about the writing style is unique and really appeals to me, though I can't put my finger on what it is.
I absolutely loved this book and cannot ...more
Good beginning, a middle that's a bit wobbly, and again a very good end.
I could have done without the instalust and all its physical appearance, I honestly found it irritating, like a water drop falling constantly from a kitchen tap. In itself nothing really problematic, but on the long run it might bring you to the wall :)
(I have yet to meet such a woman or man that gets immediately physically aroused on sight. I do apologize but I also find it mildly offensive. We are way more than ...more
I have a range because the idea for this series is really cool, but I thought the first third and last third were much better than the middle in strength.
I have the next three books to read in the series and am eager to learn more.
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A friend recommended this book to me and I almost didn't read it. Boy am I glad I did. I think that when it comes to Urban Fantasy, I'm one of those who only likes it if there's a romantic interest that goes somewhere. I don't want 10 books of will they/won't they, so I'm always a wee bit leery going in. This book is the best UF I've read in a long time.
Luce Boudrou was found in the bayou as a young girl, with no memory of her past. The cop who found her adopted ...more
There's so much I want to discuss, but I feel ...more
Earlier this month I read a book by Hailey Edwards that stopped my Harvey book funk in its tracks. I enjoyed it so much I started looking for anything else by this author I could get my hands on. Bayou Born, the first book in her Foundling series, popped up on Goodreads as releasing in October.
Her beginning may be our end . . ....more
Deep in the humid Mississippi bayou, a half-wild child is dragged from the murky waters. She
The beginning of this book for me was a tad too dry and didn’t draw me in, as a set-up it was too long, things picked up a tad for a little bit, but I still wasn’t riveted.
Not one character caught or held my attention. I honestly don’t get why the book/characters didn’t click with me, the main character Luce Boudrou wasn’t bad and was in fact quite ...more
Also, she answers your questions, brings those mysteries to light in a way that is satisfying...and at the same time makes you want to know even more.
*Genre* Urban Fantasy, Romance
Bayou Born is the first installment in author Hailey Edwards Founding series. 25-year old Luce Boudreau is protagonist of this series. Luce is a 25 year old woman with a 15 year old identity. Weird right? Not so weird when you start to understand that Luce was discovered in the swamps of Mississippi by a police officer named Edward Boudreau who ended up adopting the "wild child" as his daughter. The same wild child who choose ...more
Hailey Edwards put her own fingerprint on an old mythology. I loved the humor, and the characters. And I can't decide who is my book boyfriend. Cole or Miller?
The only thing Bayou Born had against it was the slow...more