Feb 18, 2012

Review: Head Rush by Carolyn Crane

Head Rush by Carolyn Crane
Series:The Disillusionists #1
The Disillusionists #2
The Disillusionists #3
Head Rush
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Romance, Mystery
Released: December 6, 2011
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Synopsis from goodreads

In an attempt to put her unhappy past behind her, Justine Jones throws herself into nursing school and planning her wedding to Otto Sanchez, the man of her dreams. But something is off. Random details aren’tadding up…and is it her imagination, or are her friends and fiancĂ© keeping secrets from her? And what’s with this strange sense of unease, and her odd new headaches?

Justine tries to stay upbeat as Midcity cowers under martial law, sleepwalking cannibals, and a mysterious rash of paranormal copycat violence, but her search for answers leads her into the most dangerous mindgame yet.

With the help of unlikely allies, including her paranoid dad and best frenemy Simon, Justine fights her ultimate foe…and unravels the most startling mystery of all.

Product Warnings
This book contains high-speed rollerblade chases, a mysterious green dashboard ornament, a father of the bride in full hazmat gear and a delicious kebab.
My Thoughts

It's been about a year that I read the first two books of The Disillusionists series and you know a year gap tends to make you forget what had happened in the books in the first place. So I went back read the first two books again and then read the third book. Seriously my memory is very weak remembering the characters. Let's face it I have tube-light syndrome. So even after I read the first two books before I got the the third one I was very confused why Simon was trying to be a brides made. I mean I specifically remember him being a boy. Le sigh tube-light syndrome. 

So before I get strayed off of the topic and babble some more, I LOVED the third book of Disillusionists series. The pacing was excellent, the story flowed smoothly and absolutely loved how everything wrapped up in the end. Thank you Galla for recommending this books to me, I loved them. Also thank you for introducing me to Gumby, I have very little knowledge about American pop culture from the 50's.

So if you are looking for a change in your reading, I would recommend you check out The Disillusionists series.

I give this

About The Author

Carolyn Crane is an urban fantasy author with Bantam/Spectra. She has written three books for The Disillusionists series, (Mind Games, Double Cross and Head Rush) along with a short story for the seies Kitten-tiger & the Monk published in the novella Wild & Steamy.

Carolyn lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two daring cats, and enjoys running and animals and taking baths and eating Mexican food. And in her day job, she is a marketing writer. 

Find out more about Carolyn Crane from her website/ Blog/ twitter/ goodreads/ facebook


  1. Oh my gosh!!!!! *jumps up and down* I had no ide3a this had been released! I've been waiting to see what Justine does after that 2nd book. I was upset at the whole memory blip I wanted to jump in the book and clobber Otto. I'm so excited to hear it's out! *dances around* I'm quite excited!

    Also, so excited you'll be joining the read-a-long with us! It's going to be so much fun. I do love them. :)

  2. Another series I am not aware of..I will look into it based on your reviews, I mean Gumby! Too funny. I am glad you met Gumby. My dear Prangon what exactly is tube light syndrome? Oh my gosh I was just looking at the Hounded thing and I need to get my turtle butt in gear. Next Friday I thought I had another week!

    1. I am glad to meet Gumby too. I must get one and bend it to emo Gumby and other emotions :D

      Tube-light syndrome, it's a syndrome where you don't get the easy stuff quickly but understand the hard twisted once right away. It's very common syndrome among one in ten people ;)