Thursday, February 21, 2013

Review - Have Stakes Will Travel (Jane Yellowrock Short Stories) by Faith Hunter (4/5 stars)

Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Size: 143 pages
Publisher: Roc
Release Date: September 4, 2012
Stand Alone or Series: Short stories from the Jane Yellowrock series
Source: Bought
Rating: 4/5 stars

This is a collection of short stories about Jane and her friends. I bought this for Kindle and really enjoyed most of the stories.

My favorite stories of the bunch were Haints and Cajun with Fangs. Both of these were new to me and very well done. Signatures of the Dead first appeared in the Strange Brew anthology and was the story I read that convinced me to start reading the Jane Yellowrock series.

You can see below for a brief description of each story and what I would rated it.

“WeSa” (3/5 stars)
This story is set very far back in Jane’s past. Her and Beast’s hunting grounds are falling prey to white men and they need to defend them. Very short story and much of it is from Beast’s perspective.

“Haints,” (5/5 stars)
Jane and Molly Trueblood investigate a haunted house. I really enjoyed this story a lot. It gives interesting insight into Molly’s past and was very engaging and well done.

“Signatures of the Dead” (4/5 stars)
Molly works with Jane to bring down some rogue vampires. The story moved quickly, was very engaging, and had lots of good action scenes.

“Cajun with Fangs” (5/5 stars)
Jane stumbles upon a war between witches and vampires when stopping off in a small town to fix her bike Bitsa. I like how this story ties in with Jane’s struggles about being the enforcer for Leo.

Overall a very solid collection of stories. Highly recommended if you are a fan of the Jane Yellowrock series. The whole Jane Yellowrock series is very well and I highly recommend it if you love action packed urban fantasy.

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