ARC Review: Fire & Water or a fantastic adventure by our favorite PI.

Hello everyone, how are you? And how are your reading going? I had a great weekend and get some reading done, but after that, the things slowed down. But at least I am still reading and the slump seems far away, so all it’s good! Anyway, today I am here with another review for a book that I enjoyed quite a lot and that I had waited for for far too long!

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley and to the editor. 

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Title: Fire & Water
Series: Kate Kane #3
Author: Alexis Hall
Page Count: 278
Expected Publication Date: February 24th, 2020

I like my whiskey like I like my women: embroiled in a magical war
Ten years ago I fought for the Witch Queen of London in a mystical showdown against a King Arthur wannabe with a shaved head and a shotgun. Back then, the law did for him before he could do for us.
I don’t think we’ll get that lucky again.
As if the mother of all wizard battles wasn’t bad enough, fate or destiny or a god with a really messed-up sense of humor has dropped a weapon that could rewrite the universe right into the middle of London, and anybody with half a sniff of arcane power has rocked up to stake their claim on it. Last time this happened, the city went to pieces. This time, it might just go to Hell.
Also, still dating a vampire. Still got an alpha werewolf trying to get in my pants. Still sharing a flat with a woman made of animated marble—only now apparently there are two of her. But you know what they say: the more things change, the more they stay the same crap that’s been trying to kill you your entire life.

I have started this series ages ago, and I was madly in love with it. But we had just two books to go around and I had waited soooo long for a sequel! So, when I learned that they were publishing it I was excited. Really, really excited. And, to be better prepared for this book, I have re-read the first one (re-edited, and you can find my review here).
What I discovered is that I have fallen out of love with this series, sadly. But, there is a big but. It is true that I am not in love with it anymore, but I enjoyed the re-reading anyway, as I have enjoyed this third book.

Kate Kane is a PI that seems straight from the noir movies. And I adore her! She is witty, cynic, and she has a penchant for reciting her own obituaries every time she is doing something stupid and very dangerous (alas, very often!). So, you see, you have to love her!
And she has a cast of great characters with her! I think that my favorite is Elise, and in this book, we see more of her. In more than one sense! But you have to read it to know what I mean, because I won’t do spoilers here! And we have even some chapters from her POV. That was fantastic!
But the other characters are quite good, too. They all have personality and are not just simply wallpaper to the action.

And then we have the plot. We have a lot of action, mysteries, battles, relationships and more, all wrapped up nicely in a small package. The story is well developed and it keeps your attention, but we have some things that are unsolved, like the ending (and the relationship between Julian and Kate, but I can’t really say more, here, because… yeah, spoiler again!) and so, even if things here have a sense of… finality, I really hope to see a sequel.
I think that the ending was pretty good, if we have another book coming out, sooner or later, but if this is the ending of the series well… if it is so, I am not satisfied with it. Because it could be a good ending for a book, but for the ending of a series it feels hurried and not so well done. So here I am, hoping for more to come!

All things considered, it was an enjoyable read, that made me smile here and there, and that kept my attention from the start to the end.

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And what about you? Have you read/started this series? Or have you read some other books by this author? Let me know!

Happy reading!
S.

8 thoughts on “ARC Review: Fire & Water or a fantastic adventure by our favorite PI.

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