Saturday, May 21, 2011

Week 20 Review: Master of None

ONE UNLUCKY THIEF. ONE UNLIKELY GENIE. ONE VERY ODD COUPLE.

Gavyn Donatti is the world's unluckiest thief. Just ask all the partners he's lost over the years. And when he misplaces an irreplaceable item he was hired to steal for his ruthless employer, Trevor—well, his latest bungle just might be his last. But then his luck finally turns: right when Trevor's thugs have him cornered, a djinn, otherwise known as a genie, appears to save him.Unfortunately, this genie—who goes by the very non-magical name of "Ian"—is more Hellboy than dream girl. 

An overgrown and extremely surly man who seems to hate Donatti on the spot, he may call Donatti master, but he isn't interested in granting three wishes. He informs Donatti that he is bound to help the thief fulfill his life's purpose, and then he will be free. The problem is that neither Donatti nor Ian has any idea what exactly that purpose is.

At first Donatti's too concerned with his own survival to look a gift genie in the mouth, but when his ex-girlfriend Jazz and her young son get drawn into the crossfire, the stakes skyrocket. And when Ian reveals that he has an agenda of his own—with both Donatti and the murderous Trevor at the center of it—Donatti will have to become the man he never knew he could be, or the entire world could pay the price. . . .

My Review:
I read the first chapter of this online, linked there from a blog I visiting on on of the giveaway hops. It was awesome (though I thought that the MC was a girl at the beginning, and only in reading the summary did I think otherwise) and I enjoyed it, enough that I took it out from the library.

This book was awesome. I loved the character's sarcasm, it was great, and it endeared him to me. He was fun, and I loved all the things that the got himself into, and I just learned that there's a sequel that came out just around the time I started blogging, which is weird, but something that means only 1 thing-I'm going to read this book!

The setting was great, and I loved how the characters did some things that were really funny, and then there were sad parts, with death. But there was hope, too, a child, and I loved the romance that Donatti had, and then has again. It left off at a great place, so I can't wait for the sequel!

Go check it out! Now!!

Author: Sonya Bateman
Series: Gavyn Donatti #1
Read: May 20th, 2011
Source: Library
Reason Why: Sounded really fantastic, and really enjoyed the online excerpt!
Publisher: Pocket Books
Published: March 30th 2010
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

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