Blue Diablo (Corine Solomon #1) by Ann Aguirre
Ann Aguirre‘s Grimspace, a straight-up fantasy novel, is a fantastic book so when I found out that she was writing urban fantasy (my favourite genre as you’ve probably guessed from the blog content), I had to read it.
Blue Diablo is the first in what appears to be a series of books about Corine Solomon, a person who can touch something and knows its history, and occasionally its future. For a while, she made a living off her power but, at the start of the novel, Corine’s hiding out in Mexico City running a pawn shop. This peaceful existence ends when her ex, Chance, shows up, needing Corine’s help to find his mother, who’s gone missing in Laredo, Texas.
This book has fun characters, a good story and a great southwestern flavour. The plot is unpredictable and the characters engaging, even the secondary ones. The author’s a great storyteller and I can now say that it’s a skill that is independent of the genre she’s writing since I like this book just as much as her first one.