Hi Megan! I hope you don't mind me choosing this one. I've been wanting to start one of your novels for so long though, I couldn't resist :P. I've been falling a bit more in love with next gen all the time, so I'm really excited that you have quite the handful of them! I am starting at the first of the novels, right??
Okay. Rose is an awesome chick. Like I want to be her best friend because she's so cool type. How cool would it be to not only be a bounty hunter, but to be a witch bounty hunter?! And I love her thoughts about taking the guy down, an actual Dark Wizard.
I also like how so far she seems pretty level headed. I mean, obviously an adrenaline junky, but she doesn't seem like she's flying off the handle at every turn. And Scorpius as an artist? Okay. Sensitive Scorpius... ahh. Be still my heart. I am really excited to see how Rose and him work together.
You had a line in there where Rose starts thinking about how her mom once said that her dad was a man of simple pleasures. Not only is it incredibly Hermione to say that, but it's so true! Usually all it takes for Ron is, as demonstrated, a nice piece of lasagna. And I think it was very mature of Hermione to say that to Rose instead of restating what she pointed out so many years prior, that he has the emotional range of a teaspoon ;).
I have to admit that I'm one of those people that wants to know a lot. I like when first chapters give me an idea of what I'm getting myself into, give me something to be excited about, and this did all that. We already know quite a lot about Rose: she's a bounty hunter, her and Scorpius are living pay check to pay check, and clearly very into each other. We know that she's going to head after a Dark Wizard, though he may not be a huge danger (I'm not sure I take your word for that, though). And it seems like Scorpius isn't 100% comfortable with Rose's career choice. Yeah, all that absolutely ensures you're going to see me again :P
I'm so excited to finally be starting one of your novels ♥
Author's Response: Hi there! I'm glad you started with this one, I'm really pretty fond of it. :) Next Gen has really grown on me. It didn't used to be my favorite genre, but I love writing in it now. This is the beginning of the series, yes.
Rose is a hoot. She's cool but also dorky. The pink unicorn shirts, but then she's taking down bad guys, though rather ineptly in most cases. And not very bad bad guys either. Moderately naughty, really. Parmenter robs the occasional liquor store, but mostly he's harmless.
Scorpius is definitely a sensitive, artistic soul in my version of Next Gen. He's a good foil for Rose because while she's pragmatic but flaky, he's artistic but solid. They complement each other nicely. And yeah, not totally 100% with her job. But then, nobody is, including sometimes Rose herself. ;)
This story was my first attempt at writing in first person, and writing a mystery, so it's a change in style for me. I'm glad I got across the world-building essentials and plot introduction without giving everything away. It's a balancing act with mysteries. :)
Thank you so much for the lovely review! I'm very glad you enjoyed the story, hope you get a chance to read the rest!