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I love the fact that while these books can (mostly) stand alone, there's little crossovers from previous books and even previous eras. I also love how everything is all neatly wrapped up but there's preludes for future stories :)
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.
All the Colors of Night is the second book in the Fogg Lake series. I don’t often read paranormal stories but this series has me hooked. This story follows North Chastain, who is losing his powers as he searches for an artifact, a potential weapon, that has left his father fighting for life. He gets help from Sierra Raines to help him track down the artifact.
This story has plenty of mystery and action and North and Sierra go from one dangerous situation to another as they try to track down the artifact, which seems to have been created by North’s grandfather. Once North and Sierra met, this story went from one thrilling scene to another. There was never a dull moment which I loved. And along with the excitement of life in the paranormal world, we have a romance bubbling along nicely in the background.
All the Colors of Night was thoroughly entertaining and even for a non-paranormal book lover like me, the story was easy to follow and engaging. If you are interested in All the Colors of Night I’d recommend you read book 1, the Vanishing first. This is a really good series and I’d definitely recommend it.
The story is well-paced, with a lot of action a fair amount of mystery and suspense and a soupcon of romance. The world of this book accepts paranormal/psychic abilities as fairly common although not entirely acceptable and combines a modern world with a paranormal research, goodies and baddies with abilities such as being able to read auras and manipulate others though psychic means. It is also a very easy to read book. I did enjoy this book even though there are some plot gaps that stand out a bit, but I do have a niggle to share. Ms Krentz uses a lot of names very similar to previously used names, and it does grate a bit. She often uses similar plots to be honest but they get updated and freshened up a bit, and she does what she does well. The lack of originality with the names irritates me as they are often so similar to previous books she has written, (admittedly in different series), but it would give a fresher feel if they were more original. Despite that this is definitely a 3.5-4 stars read, rounded to 4.
I really enjoyed this story. Locked as we are within our own uncertainty and with the threat of the pandemic, it was all the more gratifying to be allowed to feel the influences of past favourite stories emerge and then disappear... Arcane and the Joneses are in plain sight, but then also searching the tunnels was reminiscent of the ghost hunters and tanglers of Harmony and North Chastain of the books Zinnia where the hero (also a Chastain) is fighting paranormal forces in a future world. Following these stories is a bit like following the path of a torus, I'm beginning to think there is no beginning or end to these Amanda Quick/Jayne Anne Krentz/Jayne Castle universes as they seem to start moving inexorably together - but I'm enjoying the ride!
Another excellent read. I’ve been reading her books for years, starting when she wrote as Stephanie James back in the 60’s I can honestly say I’ve never been disappointed with any of them. Excellent storyline kept me in suspense, even had to take it to the loo with me as I couldn’t put it down. Ending was a complete surprise as usual. Highly recommend it.
I read this on the day it arrived without putting it down. Good clue for a good read. I read Jayne Ann Krentz and have since the 80s in my opinion she has improved year by year and is worth a sit down, get a cup of tea and read!