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This is a great book; this is the fifth book in the Jade Calhoun Series written by Deanna Chase and narrated by Traci Odom. After a year of battling ghosts and demons, white witch Jade Calhoun is finally marrying the man of her dreams. Minutes before Jade and Kane say I do, the High Angel arrives with a job for the newly appointed shadow walkers. Another witch’s life is on the line and it’s up to Jade and Kane to save her. With a black magic user intent on destroying one of Jade’s friends, more demons on the loose, and a hard to find incubus, can the almost newlyweds save the witch and get their own happy ending. This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. The story flowed very well and was very enjoyable. This book will keep you reading long into the night and you will not want to put this book down until you finish. This was such a great read and full of surprises. The narrator did a wonderful job with this book. She did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to and I didn’t want to stop listening until the end. If you are looking for a great book with well-developed characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator.
This review is for both the audiobook and the ebook since I read/listened to both. First I would like to say that a lot of reviews stated Jade had an emerald ring and this book said diamond. I was thinking it was an emerald with diamonds all around it. Anyway, moving on, in the last book it seemed like things were beginning to be repetitive. Well, hang in there because this book is totally different than the others. There was so much going on that at some points I had to pause and reread or listen. Don't get me wrong, you can still follow the story fine. I had the feeling that the wedding would be interrupted. It really bothered me then I thought how the high angels were all about themselves and their timing so I went along with it. I really liked the scene of the other realm where Matisse was stuck. It was so creepy. Kane has a new initiation into a group he really has no say so to join. That sort of bothered me but I knew Jade would understand because he always drops everything for her. I really liked the group. I won't say more due to some spoilers. I really missed Mary in this book. We didn't see her or Pyper like in the others. It's ok though because there was so much focus on the story it was perfect. We get to see Lucian's black heart Curse get taken care of and the source from where it came. I just love him and Kat together. Maybe now they can live in peace. Kane's mother is a real piece of work. Lol. Gosh, there's so much I want to tell but I don't want to ruin it. I can't wait to see more shadow walking and also more of Kane's new job and how he will balance it all with his daily life. So far, this is my favorite book of the series. And if you choose the audiobook, you won't be disappointed. The narrator is as wonderful as she always is. I love her!
What would have made Shadows of Bourbon Street better?
A better story. Honestly, Jade is a complete doormat who has already spent four books allowing people to push her around and impose their will on her without retaliating, and this is the worst so far. Her wedding is sabotaged, her fiance bespelled against his will, then brainwashed, and she does NOTHING in retaliation, and neither does he!!!!This does not make for a good story, let alone a good continuation of a series.
Has Shadows of Bourbon Street put you off other books in this genre?
It's put me off continuing with the rest of the series.
What about Traci Odom’s performance did you like?
Pretty much everything.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Shadows of Bourbon Street?
It's more ones I'd have included - like Jade showing some backbone and doing something about all the people who walk all over her.
Any additional comments?
Very disappointing, I had hoped the series would improve, but it's getting worse with each book.