May 4, 2012

Review: Devil's Luck by Carolyn Crane

Devil's Luck by Carolyn Crane
Series:The Disillusionists
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Romance, Mystery
My copy: from the author, Carolyn Crane
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Synopsis from goodreads
No wager is too outrageous for Simon Fitzgerald, the most reckless of the Disillusionists. His dark secrets drive him to take increasingly extreme risks, but he’s never lived so quite so dangerously as when he hooks up with Midcity’s most powerful prognosticator. 
Fawna Brady is tormented by the destinies she sees for those around her. To Fawna, knowledge of the future is a cage she’d do anything to escape. She’s stunned to discover a taste of the freedom for which she yearns at the side of Simon, the one person in the world who despises everything she is, everything she stands for. 
Simon’s defiant attitude toward destiny captivates Fawna, but will her love destroy him? And will Simon rush headlong into the delicious doom she offers?
My thoughts

If you are a Disillusionist series fan, like me Simon is not a stranger to you. For me Simon Fitzgerald's flamboyant attitude has always been attractive. I was dying to read more about him ever since Miss Crane first introduced him in her books. 

In this novella, Devil's Luck we find out more about Simon and Fawna. Simon, who has no care in the world attitude has a depth that I never imagined. He pretty much doesn't give a shit about whatever is in his future. He is more determined to change his fate more than anything. Fawna in other hand has hard time giving up seeing everyone's fate. Even though she doesn't want them to happen, there is no going around it. So when Simon's denial to accept his future infuriates her, it also makes her curious. Maybe there is a loop hole and there is hope. 

Even though it's like 30k or something, I loved reading this short bits of Simon and Fawna's life. Before reading this book you must read The Disillusionists series first.

The Disillusionists #1
The Disillusionists #2
The Disillusionists #3
The Disillusionists #3.5 
Devil's Luck 
 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. Whew smoking hot cover, Sounds like an exciting series to check out. Thanks for posting the eye candy, ninja.

  2. I need to read this! I love Simon--he is beyond my favorite character in the series :) He was so interesting and complicated!