Book Review: River Road (#2 Sentinels of New Orleans) by Suzanne Johnson

July 28, 2013 Uncategorized 12

Book Review:  River Road (#2 Sentinels of New Orleans) by Suzanne JohnsonRiver Road by Suzanne Johnson
Series: Sentinels of New Orleans #2
Published by Tor on November 13, 2012
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 332
Format: eBook
Source: Received from Publisher

Hurricane Katrina is long gone, but the preternatural storm rages on in New Orleans. New species from the Beyond moved into Louisiana after the hurricane destroyed the borders between worlds, and it falls to wizard sentinel Drusilla Jaco and her partner, Alex Warin, to keep the preternaturals peaceful and the humans unaware. But a war is brewing between two clans of Cajun merpeople in Plaquemines Parish, and down in the swamp, DJ learns, there’s more stirring than angry mermen and the threat of a were-gator. 

Wizards are dying, and something—or someone—from the Beyond is poisoning the waters of the mighty Mississippi, threatening the humans who live and work along the river. DJ and Alex must figure out what unearthly source is contaminating the water and who—or what—is killing the wizards. Is it a malcontented merman, the naughty nymph, or some other critter altogether? After all, DJ’s undead suitor, the pirate Jean Lafitte, knows his way around a body or two. 

It’s anything but smooth sailing on the bayou as the Sentinels of New Orleans series continues

~Book Review~

River Road takes off  years after Katrina’s wrath opened up the borders between our world and the Beyond.  DJ (Drusilla Jaco) continues to face challenges being the only Green Wizard in New Orleans.

Suzanne Johnson as created an original story with vivid characters on every page.  River Road is an Urban Fantasy with a dash of flirtation and a BAM! of humor.  (What? Isn’t BAM now officially a measurement?)  Maybe I need to stop watching so many cooking shows!

With temperamental mermen, a sexy shifter partner, a wild card loup garou, one seriously sexy undead pirate, and a scantily clad nymph – she seriously has more than her work cut out for her.  Suzanne has integrated these unique and diverse characters into a world I thoroughly enjoy.   DJ has faced more than her fair share of challenges, but I love the growth and development in her character and abilities.

This is exactly the kind of character and plot development I have come to love in Urban Fantasies.    You don’t want to miss this new series.  Suzanne Johnson has woven a beautiful underlying plot line that has me craving more!

I rate River Road 4.5 out of 5 Bullets!

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I received River Road directly from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in anyway for this review.


12 Responses to “Book Review: River Road (#2 Sentinels of New Orleans) by Suzanne Johnson”

  1. Lee

    Loved this book! The procedural feel of it and the development of her relationship with Alex were spot on. Can’t wait to read the next one.

    • Annie Slasher

      I actually did read this in Nov, but will all the family drama I just could not seem to get the right words out!! Hopefully I did it SOME justice!

  2. Roger Simmons

    Great series. Elysian Fields, book three soon now. Thanks for the review.

  3. Liz S

    I really enjoy this series and I am anxiously awaiting Elysian Fields. Thanks for the review!

  4. miki

    Thank you a lot for this honest and wonderfully written review^^ i have loved this book and yes the humor made me laught so much at some part that i had difficult to find back my breath^^

    if you love Jean Lafitte and haven’t read Jackson Square , his novella, yet you can still find it on the author website for a short time only ^^ belive me after river road you will love the pirate even more^^

    And since you want more you will be happy that book 4 and5 are under contract already^^ Yipee!!!!

    • Annie Slasher

      Miki – Thank you for the lovely compliment! I have Elysian Fields loaded and ready to go! I am going to have to snag Jackson Square too!! LOL

  5. Eva Millien

    Thanks for sharing. This is one of the best New Orleans series’ that I have read. evamillien at gmail dot com

  6. Amber

    Great review! I actually have this series on my wishlist thanks to Miki! 🙂 Plus all her others. I cant wait to read them all.

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