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Jane Doe is a weredeer, the least-threatening shapechanger species in the world. Blessed with the ability to turn furry at will and psychically read objects, Jane has done her best to live a normal life working as a waitress at the Deerlightful Diner. She has big dreams of escaping life in the supernatural-filled town of Bright Falls, Michigan, and her 18th birthday promises the beginning of her teenage dreams coming true.
Unfortunately, her birthday is ruined by the sudden murder of her best friend's sister in an apparent occult killing. Oh, and her brother is the primary suspect. Allying with an eccentric FBI agent, the local crime lord, and a snarky werecrow, Jane has her work cut out for her in turning her big day around.
Thankfully, she's game.
Set in the same world as Straight Outta Fangton.
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By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 03-07-18
My favourite by this author!!
Jane Doe is a Weredeer, which took her a little while to fully appreciate seeing as she sees herself as the least threatening of the shifters. But she is still a formidable girl and everyone is about to realise just how special she is. When her brother is arrested on suspicion of murder, Jane is called in to use her ability to read objects to help with the investigation. What follows is a story filled with dorky references, suspense, fun, more dorky references and plenty of twists.
I've loved pretty much all the books that I've read by this author, but this one is definitely my favourite! I was captivated with the word right from the start and devoured the book as quick as I could. When reading a book by this author, you know there is going to be geeky references but this one was chock a block with them, and I loved it!! So many times I was smirking and sniggering at them!
Jane Doe was an amazing character. She is plucky, brave, geeky, and very relatable. I loved that she is a deer and not one of the more popular shifters like wolf or cats. Her family always makes deer puns, hence her name and the name of the diner. I also loved her best friend Emma. Emma is a wolf, but the two of them work so well together. Both the girls work with an FBI agent and a ganster. These guys have plenty of secrets of their own and I loved finding them out along with Jane!!
The world the author has created is fantastic!!! I see it's set in the same world as Straight Outta Fangton, which I haven't read yet but must do so soon!! I loved all the different supernatural creatures and learning more about the world. Seeing how the shifters are treated by the humans brings to mind a lot of the issues we see now. It shone a spotlight on certain issues but in a way that wasn't overbearing.
In all, this was an excellent read. The plot was fascinating and filled with secrets, suspense and fun, the characters were all amazing and brilliantly written. Jane Doe reveals some incredibly shocking secrets that rock the foundation of their society! I am eager to see what else the author has in store for these characters and this world!!
I really enjoyed Arielle DeLisle narration. While her tones and voices were all similar, she gave enough subtle changes to make it easy enough to follow who was talking. Her infections and cadences brought the book to life, and her performance was nearly flawless.
I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By cosmitron on 06-10-18
Enter a different World.
This is a creative work with unique characters with a well crafted plot.
Most listeners who enjoy this genre will consider this a good listen.The Narrator brings the story to the listener in a way that will
stimulate their imagination.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Terence Thirteen on 06-03-18
A FUN and yet occassionally, DARK URBAN FANTASY
Perhaps, best classified as an Urban Fantasy, for Young Adults, with elements of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Veronica Mars, set in a place like Twin Peaks, crossed with Bon Temps, Louisiana, from True Blood.
If you're looking for an urban-fantasy, mystery-thriller, served up with a healthy dose of witty banter, wisecracks, sarcasm, snark and punny puns, then look no further...
By G. P. Brown on 03-26-18
Fun UF story!
This was a fun YA UF comedy that had the feel of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Veronica Mars about it. The world was fun and packed with some cool magic. There was plenty of humour and a bit of action and mystery. Some parts of the story were weirdly dark despite the light overall tone!
Jane and the rest of the characters proved a likeable and interesting bunch so it was easy to get sucked into the story as she used her powers to try and clear her brother of murder charges.
I'd have rated this even higher but I felt like the second half of the story was just not quite as strong as the first half.
I felt like Arielle DeLisle did a decent job with the audio. She has a good voice and seemed to get the tone of the story and the timing of her comedic delivery right most of the time. The one flaw was that a few of her secondary character voices could have been better. Still, on the whole I did like her performance.