Thursday, December 20, 2012

Review: Tiger's Eye by Barbra Annino

Title: Tiger's Eye
Author: Barbra Annino
Series: Book Three in the Stacy Justice Series
Published: Dec. 18, 2012
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 5 Stars!

Goodreads Description:
 Stacy Justice is looking forward to a lazy summer of hot dogs and beer; swims in the lake with her Great Dane, Thor; and hanging with her rekindled old flame, Chance. But when she gets a creepy anonymous call hinting that her father’s “accidental” death fourteen years ago was actually a murder, she’s too unsettled to relax. Stacy has blamed herself for his death all along—in fact, it’s the reason she’s fought so hard against being a witch. But who’d want to kill an innocent small-time newspaperman?

That’s the question on Stacy’s mind when she casts a spell that goes horribly wrong. And between the white tiger that keeps appearing out of thin air, the body in the lake, the feisty razor-toothed Chihuahua, and the gun-toting maniac, she suddenly has her hands full once again. But solving the mystery of her father’s death is Stacy’s number-one priority…and avenging it, if necessary, is a very close second.

Continuing the thrilling Stacy Justice saga, Tiger’s Eye drives the reluctant witch deeper into the mysteries of her family’s past…and the darker regions of her soul.

Purchase Link: Amazon

My Review:    
There are a handful of series that I have read that will always remain favorites simply because I know that when I read them I will get laugh out loud moments and just have a fun time while reading them, this is such a series.

I adore Stacy Justice, or maybe I just adore Barbra Annino and her incredible writing ability that never fails to put a smile on my face, keep me on the edge of my seat rooting for the Geraghty Girls (plus Thor) or keep me immersed in one heck of a great story line.

Either way, this is my “it” series. The one I go to when I need a good laugh with characters that I have come to care about over time and wish I could call family.

I loved this read. So much happens but most of all, Stacy starts to really embrace who and what she is. She grows so much in this one. Her powers, her idea of who she is and her willingness to finally let go and learn from her grandma and aunts (who I just LOVE! They are so hilarious and quirky!).

A lot is revealed in this one too. So many secrets, betrayals and lies. It makes me really excited for the next book. I know there is going to be so much more to learn about Stacy and her past (the other Geraghty girls!) and I really look forward to learning more about them all.

I really can't express how much I love this series. It is so well written and so entertaining. The characters are all completely unique and amazing and so real feeling. Not to mention some of the most loveable quirky ones I have ever read.

Annino has done an amazing job with it all and I look forward to reading whatever else she writes in the future.


  1. I haven't heard of this series, but it certainly sounds fun and original. Thanks for sharing it. Great review.

  2. It really is! I hope you are able to try it sometime Ellen! The first book, Opal Fire as been free more than once on Amazon.

  3. This sounds cool and I love having go to authors and series. I am off to look for book one!

  4. Well you convinced me! I love funny books and this sounds like a series I could get hooked on. Off to add it to my list!

  5. Yay! I am so glad you both are going to try it Candace and Kimba!!

  6. I need to find a couple more go to UF series that make me laugh like Charley and The Druid Chronicles and the Hollows. I was eyeing these books the other day when I was doing a Friday Forecast and I remembered you raving about them. I need to check it out. I love a good funny read and I sure need them in the winter can you say Seasonal Affective Disorder...that is me!

  7. I haven't heard of this series but will definitely look into it now!

  8. This sounds like a good read. I am in the mood for new genres lately and have been checking out all of the reviews for books that are non scary/non dystopian.
    Thanks for introducing me to this author..

  9. I just added Opal Fire on my wish list.