Review: The Lost by Vicki Pettersson

Posted April 14, 2013 by Francesca in Reviews / 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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Review: The Lost by Vicki Pettersson
The Lost
by Vicki Pettersson

4 Stars


Released: March 19368 2013
Series: Celestial Blues #2
Published by Harper Voyager
Pages: 368
Format: ARC


“The author does an amazing job at drawing out the world and the scenes, it just felt as if I was watching things happen.” ~Under the Covers

There is something sort of magical about this series.  I’m not sure if it’s the dark and gritty world, the fallen angels mixing with the humans, or just the Rockabilly feel of the story.  It perfectly blends two eras by having a fallen angel that is kind of stuck in the clothes and mentality of the 50s (he’s the original), and the human girl he’s dating in the present, who has embraced the Rockabilly lifestyle (the wannabe).

I love both of their characters.  Griffin Shaw, the Centurion, is just tortured by so many things.  He’s on earth looking for his killer (well, his and his wife’s killer) while also trying to solve cases assigned to him.  In between all that he sometimes has to transport souls of the recently deceased to the Everlast.  He has a lot on his plate and in this book, I think he showed he was having a hard time prioritizing.

Kit on the other hand is awesome!  She always shows an air of happiness and a tough exterior.  However we come to realize it’s not all roses underneath.  She’s in love with Griffin but deep down is hurting to have to compete with his dead wife’s memory.  She tries to be happy, and she tries to do the right thing, and what’s good.  And sometimes, in that search of justice and righteousness, she finds herself in the center of trouble.  Her vulnerability made me cry at times.

In this book, Kit tries saving Grif’s takes.  And by trying to save the ones marked for death they discover a new drug circulating that needs to be stopped, and they also find a fallen angel who is out stealing souls before the Centurions can take them to the Everlast.  Of course, once the fallen angel sees Kit, he zeroes in on her and makes it his mission to possess her.

The storyline was very interesting and the author does an amazing job at drawing out the world and the scenes, it just felt as if I was watching things happen.  This was also an emotional book for Kit and her search of what makes her happy and how to deal with what’s bringing her down.

I’m looking forward to the ending of this trilogy in the next book and finding out ….Who killed Griffin Shaw?

If you want to try an urban fantasy that is new and fresh, with a touch of old charm, angels and mystery, then this is the series for you!

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Vicki Pettersson

I am a Las Vegas native who has always loved to read and write, yet a brief post-college stint in public relations convinced me that “working on assignment” was not the career for me. So I did what any self-respecting Vegas girl would do: I became a showgirl by night … and a closet novelist by day.

A decade later I became an “instant bestseller” with my Signs of the Zodiac fantasy series featuring reluctant superhero, Joanna Archer. The Celestial Blues para-noir trilogy – about a 1950’s PI-turned-angel unwillingly dumped into the 21st century – quickly followed, and I recently finished work on a stand-alone psychological thriller.

Though I write both paranormal and straight thrillers, the tie that binds my work together is my insistence and love for strong female characters, and with ten novels behind me I can now look back and clearly see that my passion – no, my obsession – is writing about what it means to be a woman in this man’s world. How we choose to move through it. How we define and present ourselves in it. How we prepare our daughters to do the same.

Of course, there are countless ways to answer this question, and my protagonists in my first two series – Joanna Archer and Kit Craig – do so in very different ways. Yet whether their strength is primarily physical or mental, the one thing all my female protagonists share is a willingness to face their respectively dark and dangerous worlds head-on. I love that, and so I continue to write about women who defy the odds, women who refuse to be silenced or stopped. I write the women who simply won’t be written off.

Women Who Thrill.

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