Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Release Day Review: Pirate's Alley by Suzanne Johnson

Title: Pirate's Alley
Author: Suzanne Johnson
Series: Book Four in the Sentinels of New Orleans Series
Published By: Tor Books (April 21. 2015)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 5 Stars!


Book Description:
Wizard sentinel DJ Jaco thought she had gotten used to the chaos of her life in post-Katrina New Orleans, but a new threat is looming, one that will test every relationship she holds dear.

Caught in the middle of a rising struggle between the major powers in the supernatural world—the Wizards, Elves, Vampires and the Fae—DJ finds her loyalties torn and her mettle tested in matters both professional and personal.

Her relationship with enforcer Alex Warin is shaky, her non-husband, Quince Randolph, is growing more powerful, and her best friend, Eugenie, has a bombshell that could blow everything to Elfheim and back. And that's before the French pirate, Jean Lafitte, newly revived from his latest "death," returns to New Orleans with vengeance on his mind. DJ's assignment? Keep the sexy leader of the historical undead out of trouble. Good luck with that.

Duty clashes with love, loyalty with deception, and friendship with responsibility as DJ navigates passion and politics in the murky waters of a New Orleans caught in the grips of a brutal winter that might have nothing to do with Mother Nature.

War could be brewing, and DJ will be forced to take a stand. But choosing sides won't be that easy.









Have I mentioned how much I adore this series? Because I do, I really really do.

Suzanne is such an amazing writer, no matter what it is that she writes, truly,  but this series, set in the heart of New Orleans, is just something special and by far my favorite of her's. And then there is Jean, really, if you have read this series before, you know exactly what I mean about “Jean”. The sexy as all get out undead pirate. Jean, 'nough said. Okay, maybe that isn't quite enough said, but close. 

Truly, this series is packed full of wonderful characters. Some I already loved, and others, after this book, I love even more.

This was not a disappointment, in fact, I am so in love with this series and I already loved it but there was just something about this that was...more. More action, more danger, more mystery, more romance, more magic, more deception, more adventure, more, more, more.

I am in awe with the fast moving plot line, the fun premises, even better setting, and characters that are hard not to root for and fall in love with.

D,J, has been through so much and even though she was already one tough, fierce chick, she grows even more. So much happened and so much left is still to happen. I can't even begin to tell you that this was a fabulous addition to the series and the ending left me almost in tears because I wasn't ready for it to be over and I simply wanted more. Johnson is a bit mean for leaving it the way she did but it also makes me that much more excited for what is to come. 







*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

48 comments:

  1. Gah, I still have to read the first book...! And I've heard such great things about this series I feel like I should hide my face in shame :) Danger, mystery, romance, and a solid & unforgettable cast of characters ... what else could anyone need? Thanks for a really informative review!

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    1. This is an amazing series Ramona, you are going to love it!

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  2. you are so right! this book is even better than teh last more suspensful and everything each time i'm amazed by how Suzanne manages to surprise me so yes with the ending we do need the next book sooner than later^^ ( and Jean, we never can have enough of him do we?^^)

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    1. Nope, there is never enough of Jean. ;)

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  3. Wow, sounds like you really loved this book, I haven't read this series before but the premise does sound exciting :) Beautiful review. <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

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    1. Thanks so much Benish and I really do love this series. :)

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  4. www.lite-rate-ture.com

    Skimmed a bit but I think I was spoiled haha oh my.... But I'm so glad you enjoyed. I miss my faerie books huhu

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    1. Nah, nothing spoilerish about it. ;) I do hope you give this series a try!

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  5. See . . . this one I'm really torn about. Not about reading it, I'll definitely do that, it's just a matter of WHEN. When it being nearly two years between this book and the last one, plus a mean cliffhanger ending . . . I might wait until I can get my grubby hands on the next book as well. BUT. Good to know that whenever I decide to read it, it will be awesome ;)

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  6. I've heard nothing but amazing things about this series, Ali. I love the sound of DJ. She sounds badass. I'll have to check it out for certain.
    Great review!

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    1. Yay! I really hope you do Nick because you are going to love D.J., Jean, Alex, Jake and the whole gang!

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  7. Hi Kindlemom, two of my fave bloggers have this review today. Looks like I'll have to start this series. But from the looks of both reviews I should start from the top. Thanks!!!

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    1. Definitely start from the beginning on this one. I'm so glad your considering reading it!! Yay!

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  8. Oh wonderful!

    I read the first one before, I didn't get around to finish it. Not because I didn't like it, I wasn't in the mood for UF at the time. I think it's time I revisit it. I need a fresh UF to start.

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    1. You do and you really need a little Jean in your life. ;)

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  9. Okay, I'm officially an idiot. I don't know why I haven't read this when a) UF is my favorite genre, b) it's set in New Orleans, which is only my favorite city ever, and c) everyone, you included, seems to adore it.
    I'll gi see if there's audio.

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    1. You must read this Maja, I know you will really like it!

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  10. I must living under a rock because this is the first time that I've heard of this series?! It sounds awesome though the cliffhanger ending has me a bit worried. I'll have to track down the first book in this series and then hopefully I will be able to catch up until the latest book comes out.

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    1. Oh I do hope you try it, it is fabulous!

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  11. I liked this one as well. The ending though was cruel and I don't want to have to wait a year or more for the next book. ARGH!

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  12. Gah *kicks self for not trying her sooner* I used to read UF all the time and have got to get back to it. I really do. Thanks for the review on this one :D

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    1. Do it, do it, do it! :P

      You won't regret it. ;)

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  13. Oh wow, I SO need to read this series! This one sounds amazing!

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  14. Love me some strong, kickass heroines. Glad to see this fourth book didn't disappoint!

    By the little way... Captive Prince is out!

    That's all I had to say hehehehehhe

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  15. Okay, I haven't started this series...you're killing me with all the books you "make" me add to my TBR pile...hehehe! I have to admit I didn't read the review because I haven't started the series, I just wanted to see what you rated it :)

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    1. LOL well you will like this one I promise!

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  16. 5 Stars! This book is worth checking out. I've never heard of it before, but you make it sound so good! I love a fast-moving story line even if sometimes, you'd hate for it to end. :)

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    1. They all move pretty quickly, even the first one if I remember right. ;)

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  17. This sounds really amazing read! Haven't heard of a book quite like this before, can't wait to get my hands on it! :D

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  18. I love DJ and I loved this series. The setting is amazing! Great action. I can't wait to read this book, which I am this weekend.

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    1. Yay! So glad you love this series too!

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  19. Oh crap, I need to get this! I wonder how long it'll take for the next book will be out, because I'm afraid of that ending.

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    1. I have no idea, no word on Goodreads yet. I hope it isn't too long.

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  20. OMG, This book sound so kickass I will add it to my TBR :D

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  21. I'm glad to see you had a good time with this one as I really loved it as well. So many things in this one and I can"t wait for more. Great review!

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    1. Yes, a ton going on I can't wait for the next book!

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  22. I am loving all of the supernatural creatures being weaved in..especially the FAE and Elves. Fantastic review and I totally agree Ali.

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    1. Me too, it adds a little more danger to the story and I'm loving it!

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  23. Wow 5 stars? I already wanted to pick this series up, now I really need to get started! Lovely review!

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  24. Great review. So happy to see that you loved this one so much!

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