Review: Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock #1) by Faith Hunter

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Jane Yellowrock #1
Faith Hunter
Urban Fantasy
Penguin Group USA
July 7th 2009


First in a brand new series from the author of the Rogue Mage novels

Jane Yellowrock is a supernatural skinwalker--one sharing her body with the soul of a mountain lion. When the rogue-vampire hunter is hired to hunt down a particularly nasty vamp, Jane is drawn into the steamy New Orleans vampire society where she learns the ins-and-outs of the "sane" vampire culture, more about her own Cherokee heritage, and we are drawn into a rousing, fast-paced thriller.


The Jane Yellowrock series is one that has been recommended to me by many a book lover. I’ve had it on my TBR for years now and finally I’m starting this series and seeing what everyone is talking about.

Skinwalker is book one in the Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter. It was a delightful start to the series. We get action, adventure, mystery, and a diverse bunch of supernatural creatures.

I enjoyed Jane and the Beast. They both are kick-ass and distinctive. I found the alternating POV’s between Jane and the Beast to be remarkable and gripping. I like that Jane’s heritage is Cherokee, she reminded me a little of Mercy Thompson from the Mercy Thompson series. I also enjoyed that her past is murky and that we only get little tidbits on her background. It wasn’t a lot, but enough to wet the appetite. I also liked that she enjoys tea’s. I find that refusing; especially in this day and age where authors have their characters drinking coffee all the time.

Skinwalker focused on the characters and a mystery. I enjoyed the mystery. The pace was steady and the mystery was not apparent until it was revealed. Always good to be keepet in the dark until the characters figure it out. Their was a lot of information on all the other paranormals in the world. With Jane very little, but we get a diverse bunch of supernaturals and information explaining them.

We also have a little attraction going on, no romance, but you can see that Jane or should I say Beast wants Jane to find a mate. Jane understands and notices an attractive guy, who wouldn’t notice a hot guy, but she doesn’t just give in to attraction. The chase is half the fun.

Skinwalker was a good read and I look forward to the next.

Rated: 3.5 Stars

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Jen Twimom
February 23, 2017 11:20 am

I have the first three books waiting for me in Audible. I’ll get to them one of these days. I’ve heard such great things. And hey… I drink tea! Thanks for the review.

February 21, 2017 11:36 pm

I have the second book for a while but I still need to read it

Laura Thomas
February 21, 2017 3:15 pm

I finally got the first few books in this series at my local used book store. Been wanting to start the series after several friends told me they knew I’d love it!

My TT from Ice Hunt

Tammy V.
Tammy V.
February 21, 2017 7:15 am

This was a series I saw a lot about last year and wanted to try but just never dove in yet. I like strong female characters but not overly gruff ones. Wasn’t sure if this one fell into the too gruff category.