Jun 28, 2009

A Flash of Hex - Review

A Flash of Hex
Jes Battis
Ace (May 26, 2009)
ISBN: 978-0-441-01723-2

[reviewed by Melissa Parker]

A Flash of Hex is the second book in a paranormal series by Jes Battis. I did not read the first book, but I want to now. I did not really feel as if I were missing important pieces of information; the second book stood well on its own. Tess is an agent with magical powers. She needs to find a serial-killing demon. Helping her is a rather motley group. There is Derrick, her gay partner and co-custodian of Mia, a 14-year-old girl who will turn into a vampire. There is Lucian, who can bring back the dead, and he and Tess are in a forbidden romance. Miles is another agent who can see invisible forces. Wolfie is a street kid who has control over fire. Patrick is a teenager who will become a lead vampire. With a group like this, what could go wrong? This book has a lot of action in it. There are good fight scenes between varieties of paranormal figures. There is also mystery and romance. A few sex scenes, but nothing too over the top. I hope Battis continues this series. I will continue to read it if he does. I would recommend it to fans of paranormal books.

Reviewed for Patricia's Vampire Notes by Melissa A. Palmer

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