Friday, November 25, 2011

Venn: Reborn by Roxanne Hunter (Reviewed by Melissa)

   Venn is at it again! I guess this poor guy won't ever get to rest. He always has to be there to protect Jessie, and now her family, from the harm that comes their way. In part two of the series Maria, Jessie's daughter, is married to "Son", the son of Jessie/Venn's therapist. Maria now has a 3 year old son named Gabe. When the family is threatened by The Bad Man, the one Jessie has been the most afraid of all these years, Jessie calls on Venn, once again, to save them. Of course sarcastic, angry Venn is not happy. You're supposed to rest and relax in your old age right?!

   After seeing a doctor and nurse brutally murdered in the hospital by The Prince, a serial killer who boosts at having killed more than fifty people, Venn escapes the hospital, on Jessie's advice to follow the Prince. Jessie knows that The Bad Man and The Prince are in cahoots to murder her family. Since Venn hasn't been active in years, this is news to him. Venn is also not happy being out in the real world. With no money, no clothes, you can't blame him. Following Jessie's urging Venn arrives at Gabe's school, just in time to save him from being kidnapped and murdered. At this point Venn knows that Gabe isn't safe, and even though he hates children and all things annoying, he knows he needs to keep him hidden until the Bad Man is removed. What follows is a series of lessons to Gabe on protecting himself and Venn hunting The Prince.

   While the reader is following Venn and Gabe on their adventure they are also getting the back story on The Bad Man and his role in Jessie's life. Also a twisted person, as there tends to be a lot of them in the series, The Bad Man might just be the worst. Once The Prince is removed from the equation, via Venn murdering him, it's time for the duo to return to the hospital, much to Venn's relief. There they find The Bad Man hurting Maria and Son. What results is a first for Jessie.

   A great middle part to the series, this book gives the reader a lot of information on Jessie/Venn and why they are what they are. Jessie finds some more family and connections to lock her into this world just a little bit more and ease some of the suffering of the past. A definite must read as it is a great segue into book three. Once again, as with Venn, this book is on the twisted side. Forewarned is forearmed!

    I was not paid for this review.The book itself was gifted to me, and that's all there is to it :)) My opinion was in no way swayed, This review is how I truly feel. Thank you for reading, have a great day! Curl up with a good book next chance you get.-Melissa
A room without books is like a body without a soul. -Cicero


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