Books by Melanie Jackson

D-
Writ on Water

It's been a long time since I struggled through a novel like I did with Melanie Jackson’s Writ on Water. But with the unwieldy writing, the unnecessarily drawn out subplots, and utterly dull and lifeless characters, I could barely manage to keep my eyes open. In fact, this novel is so forgettable ...

C+
Divine Madness

It was a dark and spooky book. Divine Madness is the perfect kind of book to get into the Halloween mood. A story of a mad, evil man relentlessly pursuing a preternaturally beautiful woman - I would have gladly given it a good grade if it weren’t for its muddled first half. When eighteen ...

C-
The Saint

Is that you, Santy Claus? No, it sure isn't. Forget everything you know about Santa Claus because I have news for you, he sure isn't a right jolly old elf. Try immortal, gorgeous and fey instead - a death fey to be exact. For those that haven't read the previous books in Melanie Jackson's lutin (gob ...

D
The Master

Ever watch an episode of Charmed on tv? It’s a show about three sisters (at least initially, I think they’ve added a cousin or two) who find out their mother was a witch and they’ve inherited her abilities. The three of them live together and fight evil wherever it appears. Sounds interesti ...

C+
Divine Fire

Melanie Jackson's Divine Fire is a paranormal romance with an original and fascinating premise. It's a very interesting read, but also has a number of weaknesses that make it an uneven one. In 1816, Lord Byron came to stay at the home of Dr. Johann Conrad Dippel, the mad scientist ...

B-
Still Life

In Still Life, the newest installment in Melanie Jackson's popular Wildside series, it becomes apparent that the human/fey forces of good are moving ever closer to their final battles with the goblins. The author's familiar mix of brooding darkness and touches of quirky humor are present in this boo ...

C
The Courier

The Courier is a paranormal romance that starts out with an absurd, confusing plotline and one dimensional characters. By the end of the book neither of these problems really resolves. Yet, as flat as the characters were and as puzzling as the plotline seemed to be, the fast pace and bizarre story w ...

B+
Outsiders

Clearly I missed the boat by not reading Traveler, Melanie Jackson's first book involving the lutin (goblin) empire. I plan to remedy that very quickly. My only major complaint with this new release, Outsiders, is that it's not long enough; I needed more time with leads Thomas and Cyra. Hopefully th ...

B+
Traveler

I’ve been waiting for a good fusion of romance and urban fantasy, and Melanie Jackson’s Traveler provides just that. It’s a love story set in an inner-city Detroit that has become infested with dark magic. The world that Jackson created resembles our own, except that it was once populated b ...

F
Dominion

Sometimes I wonder what an author or publisher is thinking when they assign titles. Other times I wonder what they could be thinking when they assign labels - for instance "romance." By the time I'd finished reading Melanie Jackson's latest release, Dominion, I realized that both these decisions had ...