Sunday, January 29, 2012

Review: Hell Fire (Corine Solomon #2) by Ann Aguirre

Release Date: April 6, 2013
Published by: Roc
Source: Purchased via Amazon
Author Links: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

As a handler, Corine Solomon can touch any object and know its history. It's too bad she can't seem to forget her own. With her ex-boyfriend Chance in tow-lending his own supernatural brand of luck-Corine journeys back home to Kilmer, Georgia, in order to discover the truth behind her mother's death and the origins of "gift". 

But while trying to uncover the secrets in her past, Corine and Chance find that something is rotten in the state of Georgia. Inside Kilmer's borders there are signs of a dark curse affecting the town and all its residents-and it can only be satisfied with death...


"Between you and me, little one, I get tired of the whole I-will-devour-your-soul routine. Sure, I feed off the visceral terror, but where's the spontaneity, you know?"

In "Blue Diablo" Chance agrees to use his talents to assist Corine in discovering the reasons behind her mother's death in exchange for her help in locating his mother, Min.

So as "Hell Fire" begins, Corine and Chance are off to Kilmer, GA where they are confronted with a mysterious evil that seems to encompass the entire town.

As they cross into Kilmer, they are immediately presented with what Corine considers to be a bad omen.... and she's right.

They begin to investigate her mother's death and question the residents of Kilmer while trying to maintain a low profile.

Jesse Saldana and Booke are eventually brought back into the story, while Chuch and Eva are mentioned briefly during phone conversations. We are also introduced to some new characters that seem to be ones that will stick around for future installments. 

Corine and Chance's relationship is still rocky, at best, and Saldana makes subtle declarations of his feelings for Corine. He's made it known that he's willing to further explore whatever may be going on between the two of them.

By the time the story concludes, they manage to solve the mystery surrounding the town and her mother's death, but have managed to unleash a whole new set of problems. And Corine has seemed to at least have made a partial decision regarding her relationship status. 

I'm glad to have found another series by Aguirre that I enjoy and I'm excited to find out what happens in "Shady Lady".

"So long, and thanks for all the fear."


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