Rest for the Wicked by Cate Dean | Book Review

Rest for the Wicked by Cate Dean (Claire Wiche Chronicles #1)
Publisher: Pentam Press
Format: ebook
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Adult
Publication Date: 16 April, 2012
She's running from her past. And running out of time.

Claire Wiche is an ordinary woman, running her Wicca shop in an ordinary California beach town. But Claire wasn't always ordinary, and she isn't quite human. She hides a secret, and a past she thought she had put behind her.

A past that is about to explode into her present.

When it does, and everyone she loves is in danger, Claire must face up to her past - and become what she left behind in order to save them.

I felt like the story was just beginning when I looked at the bottom of my Kindle and realized I was more than halfway through the book. While this is partially my fault for not catching that this was a short one before I began reading, I can't help but feel that much more could have happened. There's a great story in here that could have come out if the characters were given more time. Instead, the story felt way too rushed, and resulted in things like insta-love (or in this case: love as a result of sex) and misunderstood character actions.

******Spoiler warning: Don't read if you don't want to know Claire's secret.******

I was also surprised to find towards the end that I was not, in fact, reading a book about witches, but was reading a book about angels...turned demons. If you read my blog, you know how I feel about reading angel books.* It's rare that I find an angel book I like, and sadly this was not one of those times.

* I hate them--not angels, just books that misrepresent angels according to my own beliefs. Oddly enough, I'm okay reading books about demons, since I can take that with a grain of salt. But usually not when angels are brought into the picture. I know--It's a fine line I walk. ;)

***********End spoiler***********

It does have some exciting action that keeps you wanting to know how it will all turn out. And there are a few characters who are given interesting twists. Cate Dean based a lot of the story on facts and real objects, which I think is cool. I think this is a book that others may enjoy. It just isn't the book for me.

Temp. Guide
Read this if:
...you like stories of good vs. pure evil.

Content Warning
*This section may contain some spoilers about content!*
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{Violence, murder, and a few implied sex scenes.}

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