Peak of the Devil by Jen Rasmussen

I’ve got a whole list of reviews I’m trying to work through, and Jen’s new book is the first. You really need to check out her Lydia Trinket series. It’s VERY good, and Peak of the Devil is super!

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My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

I’ve followed Jen Rasmussen’s blog for some time, always enjoying her intelligent, witty posts, and her dry sense of humor, though I’ve never met her personally. When she wrote her first novel, Ghost in the Canteen, I couldn’t wait to read it. I was sure I would enjoy it, and I was right. If you haven’t checked it out, you should. It’s the first book in this series, and it’s a humdinger, with a premise completely new to me. (Clue: It involves a drink called switchel, which was a word I’d never heard before reading that book.)

Peak of the Devil is Book 2 of this series, and I have to say, it’s not as good as the first one…it’s better! Rasmussen’s already solid writing was even stronger this time around. The tough-talking, snarky star of the series, Lydia Trinket, is back, giving a…

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6 thoughts on “Peak of the Devil by Jen Rasmussen

    • My pleasure, Jen. I meant every word of it. I really love the series, so far, and can’t wait to see what kind of trouble Lydia gets into next. (But I’m still hoping it contains a great deal of Phineas. I really liked that guy! 😀 )


        • Wheeee! I’m HAPPY! I really enjoyed him, and am dying to know more about him. I’m very much looking forward to the rest of the series. Do you have any projected time frame, Jen? I want to mark my book calendar! 😀 (I did put the review on amazon, too, btw, and Goodreads, as well.)


          • I’ve been doing roughly 6 months in this series. I expect the next one in late October, but I may be able to get the last one out a little ahead of pace and release it in January.

            I’ve got a couple of other series I’m working on at the same time. Nothing out for a few more weeks yet, but I really feel like the right play right now, especially with KU, is to have multiple series going at once so readers have multiple points of entry.

            Assuming I don’t make major plot changes, you should get to see Phineas’s world next book.

            And by the way the feeling is mutual, I’m waiting on the next Rabbit book. 🙂

            Thanks again for your review!!!

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            • Yay. I’m so glad it won’t be such a horribly long wait, as some series end up being. I’ll be looking forward to Book 3 as an autumn read. (Do you have a title you can share yet, to whet our appetites?)

              I think you’re right on having multiple books out. Even if they each just sell a little bit, it all adds up. And if they really hit it big, well then, you’ll be extremely happy.

              I’m very eager to see Phineas’s world. He’s so intriguing, and so deliberately vague about what he actually is and the details of his world. Except for that time difference thing, we don’t know much about it, yet. Looking forward to that, greatly!

              And thanks for the compliment. I’ve got a rough idea of what’s going to happen in “Harbinger”, but I’m not an outline person. I’ve discovered already that I don’t stick to them, because my characters tell me something I didn’t know, or do something I wasn’t expecting, and then I have to change it all. I do know the legend of the black dog will be featured, for sure, and Rabbit will become more proficient with his particular skills, but that’s about all. I’m so busy trying to save Hunter Painter from all the sturm und drang I poured down over him and Willow in “Finding Hunter,” that I haven’t spent a great deal of time with Rabbit’s story. But with any luck, Finding Hunter will be in edit in 2 more weeks, and I can start fleshing it out.


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