Review and Giveaway: Angel Maker; True Grime 2 by Natasha Deen

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Today I am pleased to present a review for Angel Maker; True Grime 2: by Natasha Deen. In addition, you will want to check out the other Tour Stops, and be sure to enter the Rafflecopter for one of 3 eBook copies of Angel Maker by Natasha Deen, and ends Dec. 20th

Title: Angel Maker
Series: True Grime, #2
Author: Natasha Deen
Genre: Urban-Fantasy, YA
Publisher: Blueberry Hill Press
Paperback/eBook
Pages: 302
Purchase:  Smashwords | Createspace | Amazon (Print) | Amazon (Kindle) | B&N
Stars:  4

Book Description:  For the last two years, human Aponi Runningbear has been training to be part of Grime, the magical police division tasked with protecting humanity from SOAP terrorists. But things aren’t going well. She’s barely keeping up with her studies, failing the physical component, and her Generalized Anxiety Disorder is making her bad days even worse. When her team is given the chance to find a missing coworker and stop SOAP from producing a DNA-altering drug that’s killing humans, Aponi grabs hold of the chance to show she’s meant for Grime. But as the investigation heats up, she’s forced to deal with the tormentor from her past, dead bodies, and the certainty that SOAP’s going to win this battle. Humanity’s dying, Grime’s in trouble, and she’s failing…does a foster kid really have what it takes to save the world and herself?

The Review: 

I’ve been fortunate of late with paranormal reads – there has been an increase in the new ideas, new configurations and even new mixes of paranormal creatures, situations and plots.  Natasha Deen’s True Grime 2: Angel Maker is following in that line of ‘new’ with an innovative and wholly entertaining read.

With a completely relatable heroine in Aponi, we meet a young woman who is deeply scarred by emotional wounds of the past, but struggling to attain some measure of peace and respect from her coworkers.   What shines is the relatable human emotions that emanate from each character we encounter, and the humor with which the characters interact and react to one another.  Set in a world that is artfully crafted and described with familiar and fantastical objects intermingled to allow the reader’s imagination to grasp onto and delve into the story.

Although there is a ton of information provided and presented throughout the story, there were only a few instances when it felt overwhelming, but that feeling also seemed to mirror the protagonist’s emotions of the time, which added more impact to the story.   Aponi’s desperate search and effort to belong to something, a feeling denied her as a foster child will resonate with readers, and the true emotional ups and downs will keep you turning pages hoping for her happy ending.

I received an eBook copy from the author for purpose of honest review for Full Moon Bites tours.  I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility. 

About the Author:  When I was little, there was only one thing I wanted to be: a superhero.  Then I realized that being a klutz was not, in fact, a super power, and my super weakness for anything bright and shiny meant a magpie with self-control could easily defeat me in a battle of wills.

What was a superhero in training to do?

I turned to writing young adult, urban fantasy, and romance as a way to sharpen my mental super-hero skills, and as a way to bide my time until I can hone my klutzy nature into a superpower. I don’t get to orbit the earth in a space station

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