I have been so excited to get my hands on a copy of Roaring by Lindsey Duga! Isn’t the cover gorgeous?! Those colors? That eye! I love it! It caught my eye and then the back cover blurb reeled me in (I posted it below).
The story is set in the 1920s and it took me a bit to adjust to the 20s slang and terminology that is thrown in. After a chapter or two, and thanks to the handy glossary at the front of the book, I had adjusted and the action really picks up from there, with twists and turns all throughout.
Our hero, Colt, works for the BOI (Bureau of Investigations), which hunts both monsters and monsters. Colts himself hunts criminals of the monster variety … and he’s darn good at it. When he’s sent to locate a siren that’s been on the lamb for years, he’s excited about the challenge of finding her and bringing her back to the bureau. However, when he locates her, nothing in his world is quite as it seemed…
I thoroughly enjoyed Roaring. The setting was refreshing – I don’t seem to read many stories set in the 20s, and definitely none that include monsters. And I adored Colt and Eris. Their chemistry crackles off the page, even when they aren’t getting along. I really enjoyed their character growth and how they cared about those around them. The magic/powers in the book we’re enjoyable for me. I liked how Duga explained their origin and gave that portion of the story its own arc. The story was fast-paced, held my attention, and truly unique.
This was my first read from Duga, but I’ll definitely be checking out her backlist after reading Roaring. And I’ll be looking forward to more from her in the future as well! Roaring was lots of fun and I highly recommend it.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Colt Clemmons is an agent in a specialized division within the Bureau of Investigation—one that hunts down not just mobsters, but also monsters.
For reasons that are kept top secret, Colt is the only person who can resist a siren’s voice. But he’s never had a chance to test this ability. The last siren left in the world mysteriously disappeared years ago.
Then one night, with a single word, she reveals herself. It seems too good to be true.
And it is. Because nothing about this siren—her past, her powers, or her purpose—is what it seems.