NoHeart has a lot of things going for it. It has a mix of supernatural adventure with a light dusting of mystery and romance.
There are several instances where the author takes what is familiar and adds his own unique twist. There are vampires and werewolves but they are a little different from what you might find in other novels. These differences are shown in a way that adds to the story instead of detracting from it, such as the differences between Hoodoo and Voodoo.
The setting seems simple yet it is complex. Couer, LA is not just any small town. There are things about the town and surrounding area that becomes apparent the more you read.
Like the setting, many of the characters are more than they first appear to be. This plays to the author’s advantage as he slowly reveals things about each character. This technique helped me warm to Charlotte. I do admit that I had a slight problem with the number of people who seemed attracted to her but it made sense as the story progressed.
The writing style coupled with the pacing and tone of the story made reading the book a pleasure. I particularly liked how the dialogue was handled. Each character has his or her own way of speaking, making their voice stronger.
The plot like the setting was more complex than it first appeared. There are a few sub-plots as well as twists and turns that made the book that much more enjoyable. I even liked the romantic sub-plot which says a lot. I’m usually not one for romance yet this one was handled well. Finally, the ending was handled well though a few more hints could have been dropped throughout the story.
If you’re looking for a supernatural adventure with a dash of romance and mystery, give NoHeart a try.