PJV Quickie: ‘Mind over Monsters’ is one of my favorite surprise reads of the year. Fun, witty and a bit of sexy, the characters are over the top enjoyable and the story is interesting and suck-you-in good. Hello Jennifer Harlow. It’s nice to meet you. Can I have some more?
Series: A F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation #1
Author: Jennifer Harlow
Type: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Published: October 8th 2011 by Midnight Ink
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Fun. Fun. Fun. ‘Mind over Monsters’ was gritty, fast-paced and very dramatic. Quips and fun scenes are mixed with emotionally charged heart-string pulling scenes. Beatrice is an epic character comparable to the like of Gini Koch’s Katherine Katt and Jeaniene Frost’s Catherine Crawfield (must have a thing with cat’s this morning). It is an Urban Fantasy, Police Procedural that was just well put together and engaging until the end. I could not put this one down and had to start book two the moment I closed book one. I’m so pleased that I had the pleasure to read this series and look forward to more FREAKS from Harlow.
The beginning does have a choppy start, that I found almost a tad awkward, but I pushed through that very quickly and once I found the pace of the book there was no looking back.
I’m officially declaring myself Team Oliver!
Have you read the books? What team are you on?
Recommendations: Recommended for Urban Fantasy lovers, if you like your Urban Fantasy with a little humor this is the one for you. There are more adult themes, but this book is not something I would classify as R-rated, more like PG-13. If the early Anita Blake had a sense of humor…she would be Beatrice Alexander.
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