Angel Unprepared by Tamela Buhrke

Posted April 4, 2012 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments

Someone is killing fae and it’s up to the newly assigned and completely untrained Watcher Andi Andreas to find the killer. But when a vampire kidnaps Andi’s best friend Macy, a Voodoo priestess warns Andi that her friend’s very soul is in jeopardy. Frightened for her friend’s future, Andi prepares for pursuit.
Unfortunately, the leader of the Watchers, Andi’s Great-Aunt Eleni, commands that she forego her friend and forage for the murderer in the Fairy realm. With no choice but to follow orders, Andi is knighted by the Fairy Queen and bound to a magical sword. Forced to trust the queen’s prophetess, a sexy succubus who hankers for a taste of her, Andi soon finds herself bouncing between realms and through time, chasing a killer. 
As the case unfolds Andi uncovers a plot to set set free the unseelie host, an act that would surely mean the destruction of both the Fairy and Earth realms. Can Andi catch the murderer, stop the unseelie from being unleashed, and still save her friend’s soul?

This is the second book to The Watcher series, and I really enjoyed the first book in the series (it was really good). So I was really looking forward to the second book. I love Andi as a character, and I love the series in general so I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen to her next. 
My only real complaint with the book was the beginning, I felt it could have been recapped better. When the book starts it is really about Andi and her friends, and I felt a little bit confused about what was going on, like maybe I should have read the first book to make sure that I could remember what the issues that Andi was having with her friend Macy. B
But after the beginning starting off a tiny bit slow and me needed a bit of a recap the book was really good. The thing I liked the most about Andi and this book was that Andi is still really out of her element being a herald agent since she didn’t know she was one until later in life. I think the fact that she is so unprepared makes the story so much more exciting and fun for the reader. 
The thing I think that was the most impressive about the book is the time/realm  travel element. I don’t want to give to much away about the book, so I’m just going to say there is time travel/traveling between realms. And this kind of thing could can be really hard to write in a book. The danger with this kind of theme is that the reader can get confused if it is not written really well. And while there were moments of confusion with the travel elements, they were only because Andi herself was a little confused. Beyond that the writing was really good so I understood exactly what was going on. 
I like that all the characters from the first book made reappearances, as well as some new people. I liked that the relationship with her friends was expanded on and a big element within this book. I like that Andi is starting to not only get to understand her new role in life, but also expand into meeting family members. Oh and I LOVE that Andi finally has a romance that might actually be going somewhere (hurry up and write book 3, I wanna know what happens with the romance!). 
Overall, this book is really fun. I was a bit worried that the travel between realms would mean you wouldn’t get to learn about the other characters in the book, but I was so wrong. This is a great sequel to the first book, and I recommend it to anyone who likes urban fantasy (oh and if you haven’t read the first book you should).

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