Sep 042012

TempTemp by AE Mayer
Source: Review copy from Cricket Ink
Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website

You might imagine the Collision that catapulted magical creatures to Earth would make every moment miraculous. But jobs were just as dull, and life could be just as boring. Traffic still stunk, only now with dragon Flyways above highways, the stink was worse than ever.

Jackson Bee Belle Elders (Bee for short) is a promising Magical Sciences major who ends up smack in the middle of the Southern home town she tried to escape. Her lofty dreams of adventure only land her under fluorescent lights as she turfs creatures to temp jobs for Beveled Star Magical Staffing (B.S. for short).

But everything changes when the cautious temp meets a friend who will dramatically alter her holiday weekend and her life. Nevermind that the friend is a wolf working for a despicable djinn who might use him to destroy the planet and everyone in it. Nevermind that the wolf can talk, but no human except Bee can hear him. Bee has a lot of secrets—some she knows about, and some she doesn’t.

Fizzing with wit and adventure, Temp is a tale for anyone who has ever fantasized about a more magical life.

This was a fun, light-hearted and humourous read. The world building is very detailed and unique.

The story is full of eclectic and interesting characters. Ninwicket was a mischievous and lovable troublemaker. I loved seeing what he got himself into. Angus was the hottest wolf I’ve ever met. I was swooning for him before Bee even got a glimpse of his human form. He was strong and protective like most alphas, and yet was still quite nice and respectful.

I would love to read more stories based in this world. Both history stories about what happened around the time of the Collision, and other modern day stories. The excerpts from Bee’s journal made the history of the world clearer in a simple way that allowed for info-dumping without seeming like info-dumping, but I think it would be a great story to experience first hand.

4 stars

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  One Response to “Temp”

  1. I really like the cover. The premise sounds interesting too. I’ll definitely be adding this one to my wish list.

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