Review: Spirit Storm by E. J. Stevens

Posted June 16, 2011 by Carmel in / 2 Comments

Title: Spirit Storm
Series: Spirit Guide #2
Author: E. J. Stevens
Publisher: Sacred Oaks Press
Published: December 2010
My Copy: Review Copy

Spirits of the Dead are coming…

Yuki is about to face an army of lost souls on Samhain, the night of Halloween, when the spirits of the dead roam free. Yuki will need all the help she can get from her friends, but will Calvin be there for her when she needs him the most?

Spirit Storm starts off at a great pace and it thankfully picks-up right where the previous book left off. The dynamics between Yuki’s group of friends was so well-written that I felt like one of the clique. I didn’t enjoy this book as much as She Smells The Dead but only by a small margin. I was dying to find out what finally happens on Samhain but unfortunately I had to wait until the ending which I found a tad bit annoying.

Yuki’s story sort of takes a sideline to Cal’s this time around. She still has a lot on her plate what with a new spirit haunting her and the day of the dead fast approaching but the werewolf troubles take center stage. Which isn’t a bad thing in my opinion because after all, I can never get enough of all things wolf! Cal is shaping up to be an excellent up-and-coming alpha considering his young age and the fact that he’s also balancing school, having a soul mate and teenage growing pains.

This time around I really got a kick out of Emma and Simon’s antics. Their love/hate relationship made for some very comical moments! This duo seems like a match made in hell yet there were a few instances where it seemed liked they really clicked. Maybe I’m just reading too much into things but you know what they say: opposites attract!

The part of this novel that I disliked was all of the hoopla surrounding Halloween. In the previous book it was the main imminent catalyst and it was the same deal again in this installment. Unfortunately, E. J. Stevens makes us read two books before finally revealing what happens. Not only that but, it fizzled out in the end. Nothing really happened and I found myself thinking “What! That’s it?” It was just so… anticlimactic.

I’ve enjoyed the the Spirit Guide series so far. It has had its ups and downs but the overall experience has been a good one. Yuki is a very unique character and I can’t wait to see what the future hold for her and her beloved Cal. To be continued in Legend of Witchtrot Road this fall.

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2 responses to “Review: Spirit Storm by E. J. Stevens

  1. That was pretty much how I saw it. It was a good read with its ups and downs. Emma and Simon are probably my fave as well! Great review!