July 13, 2009

Review: Jennifer Scales and The Messenger of Light by MaryJanice Davidson & Anthony Alongi

Just about a year has passed since Jennifer learned the truth about her family history. She’s come to terms with the fact that being The Ancient Furnace of her people has her stuck between two worlds. Like her father’s side of the family, she is a weredragon but unlike her father and grandfather she can shift from human to dragon at anytime not just under a crescent moon. Like her mother’s side of the family she is a beaststalker. The powerful beings who track down both weredragons and werachnids, the mortal enemies of weredragons.

But now there is a newcomer to her family tree. It seems that she has a long lost half-brother who like herself is of mixed heritage, half weredragon and half werachnid. Years before marrying her mother, Jennifer’s father had another wife and although he knew his previous wife gave birth, he never knew the child survived.

Now Evangelos, whose name means Messenger of Light, has come back to destroy the father who abandoned him and the new family he created.

Ugh! I just don’t know what to do with this series. All through this second book in the Jennifer Scales series I kept thinking to myself, I am not going to read books three and four that I already own and this book is going to get two stars. But the writing team of Davidson and Alongi pull the book back from the brink with a pretty darn good ending.

What made me dislike the book so much in the beginning was the fact that for supposed enemies Jennifer’s father has no problem dating, marrying and having children first with a werachnid then a beaststalker. Plus Jennifer is really mouthy in this book. It made me want to reach through the pages of the book and slap her myself! LOL

With the ending being so good I decided that I am going to give book three, The Silver Moon Elm, a chance to save this series for me but it’s not going to be at the top of my TBR pile.

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