Saturday, May 04, 2013

Review: Cassie Scot: Paranormal Detective

Title: Cassie Scot: Paranormal Detective
Author: Christine Amsden
Genre: New Adult, Urban Fantasy
Series: Cassie Scot #1 (ending leaves opening for possible sequel)

Trade paperback, 250 pages

Publication: (paperback) May 12, 2013 by Twilight Times Books

Buy the book
|AMAZON|*available now in e-format*

Source: Author

Cassie Scot is the ungifted daughter of powerful sorcerers, born between worlds but belonging to neither. At 21, all she wants is to find a place for herself, but earning a living as a private investigator in the shadow of her family’s reputation isn’t easy. When she is pulled into a paranormal investigation, and tempted by a powerful and handsome sorcerer, she will have to decide where she truly belongs.

Cassie Scot: Paranormal Detective is the first book in a new series by Christine Amsden, her first foray into the new adult genre. I had the pleasure of reading Mrs. Amsden’s science fiction book The Immortality Virus back in August of last year and when the author offered me an early review copy of Cassie Scot I was happy to accept! Cassie Scot: Paranormal Detective is narrated in first person by our heroine, Cassie Scot who is the eldest daughter of the towns most prestigious and power Scot family. Her parents are both exceptionally powerful sorcerers, and all six of her siblings also have powers of their own…except Cassie. Cassie is 21-years-old and is still figuring out what she wants to do with her life, having a foot each in the real and paranormal world. Cassie is well known amongst the towns’ people because of who her family is but all she wants is to create a name for herself independently from her parents/siblings so she opened up her own detective agency. The agency been opened for 6 months so far and she doesn’t have a single client, so when Lawyer Frank Lloyd asks Cassie about a job offer she jumps on it immediately. All she has to do is serve a subpoena to Belinda Heweitt, a local witch…a simple task that surely takes no more than 10 minutes. Nope. It not only took more than 10 minutes but Cassie found herself deeply involved in a murder /missing person case, a case along the line of paranormal.  It is up to Cassie to figure who the killer is, not just to prove to herself but her family as well that you don’t always need magic to get things done. 

I really enjoyed Cassie Scot: Paranormal Detective, the story and Cassie’s voice drew me in on the first page! There are three main powerful families in Eagle Rock, Cassie’s family among the three. The regular town folks have an idea that something more is going on in town, something paranormal but for the most part they try to ignore it/or pretend it doesn’t exist. Cassie is a likable heroine; she’s independent, smart and has normal problems like everyone else which makes her real/relatable. Cassie may not have any special abilities but she never lets that stop her from finding the killer and solving the problem herself I also love Cassie’s family, you can tell how close everyone is and how much they love one another. The siblings all have different ability or they’d take after either parent, for example you have a healer, pyromancer, seer, and someone who can talk to the dead…all very unique, and I hope we get to see/read more of the Scots family in the next book.

This is an awesome start to a new series, and I can’t wait to find out what will happen next with Cassie and the gang. The ending didn’t necessary leave on a cliff-hanger but it left readers with a lot of questions about Cassie, her family bold choice regarding her part in the family’s power of 9, Evan’s intention and lastly is Cassie really ungifted, the black sheep of the family like she thinks she is? I highly recommend checking this book out!  Cassie Scot: Paranormal Detective is a light, fun, paranormal-mystery with a dash of romance that will have you eagerly waiting for the next book once you reach the last page! 

No comments:

Post a Comment