Thursday, November 4, 2010

Review: Double Cross by Carolyn Crane

DoubleCrossTitle: Double Cross

Author: Carolyn Crane

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Published: September 28th 2010 by Spectra

Justine Jones has lived her life as a fearful hypochondriac until she's lured into the web of a mysterious mastermind named Packard. He gifts her with extraordinary mental powers-dooming her to fight Midcity's shadowy war on paranormal crime in order to find the peace she so desperately craves.
But now, serial killers with unheard-of skills are terrorizing the most powerful beings in Midcity, including mastermind Packard - and his oldest friend and worst enemy, Midcity's new mayor, who has the ability to bend matter itself to his will.
As the body count grows, Justine faces a crisis of conscience as she tests the limits of her new powers and faces an impossible choice between two flawed but brilliant men . . . one on a journey of redemption, and the other descending into a pit of moral depravity


OMG. This book was awesome beyond imagination.

I seriously enjoyed the first book in the series, Mind Games and was really excited to read the next.

I can´t even begin to describe in how many ways I loved Double Cross. I totally admire Carolyn Crane for her imagination and writing talent. With Midcity and the Disillusionst gang, she has created a world so unique it´s simply stunning. Never have I read about a crew that is so dysfunctional as individuums but work so good together as team.

Justine sometimes feels to me like a moral compass, trying to questions the right or wrong of actions and orders when no one else does. In my opinion, her character really grows in this book. I really enjoyed that other members of the team are also part of the story again.

Otto and Packards characters are stunningly multi-layered. Just when you think you´ve figured one of them out, they do or say something that changes your opinion of them completly. I was so excited that we learned more about them and their relationship, even though the episodes of the past are quite violent.

Add a creepy villan or two with some secret tech that threatens all highcaps, you get a story that is absolutly unique and second to none.

My only question: when is the next book released?

5 out of 5 stars for Double Cross.


Smash Attack! said...

You are the bazillionth person to love the heck out of this one. I have this puppy on my shelf waiting for me to pick it and squee all the way through it. I can't wait!!!!!!!

Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

This book killed me!!! I need the next one NOW! LOL

@Smash you totally have to read this series!!!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh Soooo glad you enjoyed this read! I loved reading it and saying I absolutely loved the second book! :) Great review,