4 star rating
Black Arts
Jane Yellowrock, Book #7
By Faith Hunter
ISBN# 9780451465245
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black-arts-jane-yellowrock-faith-hunterJane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker who always takes care of her own—no matter the cost…

When Evan Trueblood blows into town looking for his wife, Molly, he’s convinced that she came to see her best friend, Jane. But it seems like the witch made it to New Orleans and then disappeared without a trace.

Jane is ready to do whatever it takes to find her friend. Her desperate search leads her deep into a web of black magic and betrayal and into the dark history between vampires and witches. But the closer she draws to Molly, the closer she draws to a new enemy—one who is stranger and more powerful than any she has ever faced.


I started reading at book 6, Black Arts is the second book I have read in this series. I enjoyed this book, but there were some issues with the story line, flow and things that seemed to be just thrown in for me. Not sure it could be that those things were because I have not read the whole series, so take this review with a grain of salt. I was going to give  it 3 stars but bumped it up to 4 because of the writing;  it was great and the reason stated above about not having read all the books could be the cause of the storyline issues I had .

Well written action scenes, written in a way that makes you feel the action and they make sense, you aren’t trying to figure out how that is possible, it seems believable and exciting.

Clearly in this story the main character Jane is working on some personal growth and trying to accept who and what she is. I always enjoy a story where a character grows and discovers something about themselves that they were blind to before.

I’m a bit confused on the romance or lack thereof in this story. There really wasn’t any that I could sink my teeth into. I know in Urban Fantasy it’s definitely not the focus, but in this story as with the last one I didn’t get a good grasp of what or who was what????? In the romance department. There seemed to be a thread at some point but still unclear, I would hope something concrete happens in the next story or make it more clear in a general way of where things are going in that area.

What I had a problem with was there were so many plot lines with some seemingly going nowhere, so here again it could be some of those plot lines began before I started reading the series.

Would I recommend this book? Yes. Who would I recommend it to …hmm that’s a bit more difficult. Definitely to people who have read the rest of the series, because some interesting things happen. To someone who hasn’t read any of the other books Yes, I think I would because the writing is great. But with the warning you will probably be missing some information as I was.  I have enjoyed this series enough that at some point I want to go to the beginning and start from there.