Red-headed Stepchild by Jaye WellsRed-headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells

Red-headed Stepchild

byJaye Wells

Mass Market Paperback | April 1, 2009

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In a world where being of mixed-blood is a major liability, Sabina Kane has the only profession fit for an outcast: assassin. But, her latest mission threatens the fragile peace between the vampire and mage races and Sabina must scramble to figure out which side she's on. She's never brought her work home with her---until now.

This time, it's personal.
Raised in Texas,USA Todaybestseller Jaye Wells grew up reading everything she could get her hands on. Her penchant for daydreaming was often noted by frustrated teachers. She embarked on a series of random career paths, including stints working for a motivational speaker and at an art museum. Jaye eventually realized that while she lov...
Title:Red-headed StepchildFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 6.75 × 4.25 × 1 inPublished:April 1, 2009Publisher:OrbitLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316037761

ISBN - 13:9780316037761

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Freaking AWESOME Okay, I officially have a new favorite series. This is one of those books where I wish I'd known about it sooner. Great world building with vampires, mages, demons, and some fae. Humor and conspiracy and secrets and wild action scenes. Sabina is a great character with depth and conflicting emotions, and I expect her to get stronger as time goes by. I had a lot of fun reading this book, and while I would have changed a couple things at the end, I highly recommend it to all urban fantasy readers.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Red head stepchild This book really surprised me everyone should give it a chance
Date published: 2014-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Fantastic in the sense that it's very good, but also in the sense that it's fantasy, so there really isn't a better word to describe this book. You'll enjoy reading about Sabina and Gighul and their adventures. And don't worry, Jaye Wells has written a fabulous wicked witch for you to detest :-).
Date published: 2013-01-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good The first book in the Sabrina Kane series. I found the story to be well told, though I did find in the first chapters of the book that Sabrina was cold hearted, she killed her best friend with out even hearing his side of the story . As the story progressed I found her naive, she believed anything her grandmother told her without question. I did like Sabrina's character though we didn't find out a lot about her. Hopefully there will be more background in the next book, and more Adam, and Giguhl. 82/1000
Date published: 2010-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read It sucks that there is a year between these books. This was a great story, nice new twist on the Vampire genre. LOTS of action , and I like me some action...eager for the next installment
Date published: 2009-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Start to a New Series Sabina has spent her life paying for the transgressions of her parents. At a time when mages and vampires have an uneasy alliance after years of war, Sabina is a mixed breed - half mage, half vampire. Raised by her vampire grandmother who just happens to also be the alpha member of the Dominae, the ruling council of the vampire world, she has lived her life feeling like an outsider, always trying to gain acceptance and her grandmother's approval. Because of her dubious birth, she has been led to believe that she is not good enough to be anything but a killer, working as an assassin for the Dominae. But, when Sabina is sent on a dangerous mission that involves her having to pretend to betray the dominae, it starts a series of events that will lead her to question everything she has done in the past and where her loyalties really lie. This is a great first book. Sabina is a wonderful, multi-dimensional character. Living a marginalized life at the edge of vampire society, she leads a solitary and basically friendless existence. Driven to succeed, she carries out her missions without question, all in the hopes of gaining acceptance and approval from her stern and authoritative grandmother. The world built by Wells, is full of interesting beings. Mages, vampires, fairies, will find them all in this contemporary, urban fantasy. Wells' approach to vampire mythology is interesting and I liked the tie-in with the mark of Cain angle. Sabina makes a good narrator, often lightening the mood with her inner dialogue. 'Mr Kitty' the demon whose name I've forgotton how to spell, is obviously there for a bit of comic relief as well. Well written with several plot twists to keep you guessing and solid character development, this book will not disappoint fans of urban fantasy.
Date published: 2009-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Torn between 2 worlds ****Contains Spoliers**** Red-Headed Stepchild is the introductory first book from author Jaye Wells. This book is part of a trilogy, but Wells stated on an interview she might extended it to 5. Sabina Kane is half vampire and half mange. She was raised vampire and has no idea of the history of the mange. She is made to fell like a burden to the family because of her heritage. She is an assassin for the Dominae who is rules the vampires and raised by her grandmother the head leader of the Dominae. The book has vampires, manges, demons and fairies. All of the supernatural characters were born not made. It was an interesting concept that vampires were made from Lillith the first wife of Adam (Garden of Eden). Her imagination for how the supernatural came about was refreshing and interesting. The book starts off with Sabina killing her friend David for the Dominae. He deflected and joined a rival vampire leader Clovis who is half demon and vampire. Sabina is sent to spy of Clovis and to later assassinate him. She meets a demon named Giguhl/Mr Giggles. He had the most memorable scenes in the book. I laughed out loud many times from this character. She also meets a fairy named Vinca who treats her like a friend which is new for her. Sabina also meets sexy mange named Adam Lazarus, who is sent to help Sabina find out about her Mange lineage. As Sabina spies on Clovis she begins to unravel the awful truth about her grandmother and the Dominae. As the story goes on Sabina needs to choose between the Dominae and the Manges she never met. Great book! I found the characters really appealing and the comedy in this book had me laughing out loud a lot. I am really excited for the sequel Mange in Black. I highly recommend this book to anyone.
Date published: 2009-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice new writer. Again, another great new writer. Jaye is able to blend two worlds, magice and paranormal into one person. The action is fast pace, the plot believable and I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.
Date published: 2009-05-09