Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Book Review - Glacial Eyes by J. K. Walker

Murders, mystery, fantasy and romance... Glacial Eyes promises it all. But when push came to shove I just couldn't connect. 

"After a weekend party gone very, very wrong, third-year university student Jasmine Bedeau finds herself a "person of interest" to far too many parties. Now she has to bring a family-inherited curse—and powerful new abilities—under control or risk the consequences of the supernatural community to which she suddenly belongs. But between the police and the paranormal, the campus and the council, how's a girl to rise to the challenge of just holding onto a normal life? Werewolves, vampires, and witches—and now a serial killer targeting the supernatural, setting his sights on Jasmine and her new-found friends. It's a good thing she's a werecat, because she's not rolling over."


Glacial Eyes is packed with action, paranormal and flirting - all my favourite markers for a page turner.  And don't even get me started on that cover! However, I couldn't get into it for the life of me.

If you're a fan of alternative lifestyles, you might like this book as Jazz, the protagonist, is a kick-arse punk chick. I would also say this indie novel might be a little too edgy for very young teens. There are no explicit scenes on it, but J. K. Walker tells it as it is. There are no euphemisms or 'flowering things over' here. 

The writing is smooth and witty. The plot and characters, interesting. So why couldn't I get into it? My guess? Either the paranormal aspect or the edginess of the lifestyle. I have read that many books with werewolves, vampires and the lot in them that unless it brings something new to the table my brain thinks it has read it before.

As to the lifestyle... I'm still debating that one. One of the most alternatives characters I've come across were from Melissa Marr's book series Wicked Lovely (read related article here), but I not only connected to her characters, I wanted be them!!! Reading her books made the punk, alternative or whatever it was, lifestyle seem so interesting and intriguing that you couldn't help but want to know more. This didn't happen with Glacial Eyes and I couldn't sympathise. Her pain wasn't my pain. Her troubles weren't troubling me at all.

Having said all this, all the other reviews I read about this book were really good. So maybe it's me. I had to be the odd one out! *_*

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