Title ~ With Friends Like These
Series ~ Tales of Callie Walking, #1
Author ~ L. Hunter Cassells
Publisher ~ L. Hunter Cassells
Published ~24 November 2012
Genre ~ Paranormal/Short
*Book source ~ Many thanks to the author for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating ~ 4 bites and a nibble out of 5
Ah, this is a new favorite series for me. I sincerely hope I will be seeing much more of Callie. I really like her no nonsense attitude and the world in which she lives is intriguing. And I like Risto. He’s fascinating and yet, oh so dangerous. I kinda get his game, but he’s so old and powerful he could change the rules in a heartbeat and it would be Game Over. I really can’t wait to read more about him.
This story would easily be a 5-biter for me except for two things. I want some more world building. Granted, this is a short story and it did well for the space, but more would be nice. Also, the writing is a bit choppy, or maybe abrupt would be a better word. It is consistent throughout the story so I’m going to say this is the author’s style. It’s not bad, but it did take getting used to. All-in-all I finished this story wanting more, more, more. Bring on some new cases for Callie!