A review by abeautytoyourbeast
Royal Street, by Suzanne Johnson

4.0

Every time I'd say one more chapter I'd read about 3 or 4 more. I truly couldn't put the book down.

Drusilla Jones: She isn't necessarily my favorite main character. She is a bit weak magically, at least for the time being. She can only use potions and rituals, but there are hints that there is more to her than meets the eye. She whines that she wants to do more and take on more, but she doesn't really fight the powers that be. She doesn't have much in terms of training or additional skills to help protect her save for her wit and isn't willing to learn any new skills.

Alex: Enforcer/FBI Agent and now DJ's partner. I liked him from the beginning, he's a bad ass loaded with wit and lots of weapons. He is a bit hot and cold, especially in his feelings towards DJ. He seems like he should skirt the lines but he is a stickler for order and following the rules. Even still, I liked him and the parts when he was in the book.

Jake: Mmm. I don't remember what he looks like, but the mental image I had of him is hot as hell. He is a mundane, just a typical human who has no idea about the Beyond or the magical side of NOLA. He is attracted to DJ and she seems to feel towards him but the back and forth does get annoying.

Captain Jean: I really had high hopes we would see more of this character but the parts we saw I liked. He is a colorful pirate who uses English and French interchangeably. Like any pirate he does things with his own interests in mind first, but he does have a good heart and it does show up.

Overall, I liked the book and I am looking forward to reading the sequel.