Thunderbird Falls & Coyote Dreams

Ok, while I didn't love C.E. Murphy's Urban Shaman I didn't dislike it enough to not read the sequel. You see, I rather liked many of the characters - even Jo though she did tend to get on my nerves. If Thunderbird Falls had been the first book in the series I would not have read further. I really didn't enjoy it at all. Actually just thinking of it and comparing it to Urban Shaman practically made me love the first book in the series.

I just really disliked the plot. And the book could have easily been 100 pages shorter if Jo would stop going off into tangents in her mind instead of actually focusing on what she should be doing. It really, really got on my nerves. Actually it did in the first and third books as well but it almost made me want to throw this book across the room (not that I would Cat, don't worry, I don't abuse other people's books).

So perhaps you'd be surprised that I read Coyote Dreams as well. I wouldn't have it I would have had to buy it. Or actively seek it out. But Cat had loaned it to me at the same time she did Thunderbird Falls.

This one was definitely an improvement over Thunderbird Falls.

In this book Jo must deal with all the mess ups that she caused by dabbling with her craft (hmmm that sounds like the start of a bad movie doesn't it?).

If there end up being more books in this series and Cat buys them I'll probably read them. But I don't think I'd go out of my way to get them myself.

So in case you haven't figure it out my response to the entire series is: Meh.