Volcanoes (Grace Murphy 3) by Nicole Hamlett
Be careful what you ask of Fate – sometimes she gives it to you.
When we last saw our heroine, she’d watched her faithful pet rip off her new best friend’s head to save her son’s life and Atlantis was rising from the depths. Now, Grace Murphy is back in the third installment of the Huntress series, but this time she’s facing an all-out war. It’s critical that Nyx (and Atlantis) stay buried, but her psychotic brats will do most anything to get her back.
With Hypnos invading her dreams, Dylan caught up in the throes of his “change” and juggling her relationships with Drew and Heph, to say Grace’s hands are full would be an understatement.
You didn’t think that was all, did you? Of course there’s more!
Grace wished her life would just go back to the way it was before, and that she wouldn’t have her powers or responsibilities anymore. Unfortunately, it looks like Fate answered this time. The results aren’t pretty.
Volcanoes (Grace Murphy 3) reads like a diary with internal monologues thrown-in. Its humor that’s comical bordering on satirical. If you can’t LOL while reading this book then you have no sense of humor. You should stop reading and get that checked immediately.
Grace Murphy is a mid-thirty-ish author, mother, demi-god with borderline arrested development in her early twenties. Her problems don’t stem from her recent discover that her mother is Diana, goddess of the Hunt, they are her problem. The dysfunction of her family makes me smile that they aren’t mine.
Coming off her adventures in Rift, her enemies make their revenge personal. Grace Murphy is constantly at odds with her family and friends, struggle to break the cycle. It’s just plain humor as she tries to break it like a monkey banging its head against the cage. Through her amazingly displays of power to her constant battles with Hypnos and the other children of Nyx, Grace is finally accepting that she’s a badass demi-god daughter of Diana.
The story ends resolute with much of her conflicts unresolved. Yet you know there are more stories to tell in the life of Grace Murphy. Grace Murphy is a character in progress, she is nowhere close to reaching her potential based on her parentage. It will be interesting to see where the amazingly hilarious author Nicole Hamlett takes her.
Book 1 – Huntress