Wraith (Zoe Martinique Series #1)

Wraith (Zoe Martinique Series #1)

by Phaedra Weldon

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Overview

Wraith (Zoe Martinique Series #1) by Phaedra Weldon

Zoë Martinique was just your average, single female, past 25, looking for love and/or exciting job opportunities. Then life handed her the dubious ability to travel outside of her body at will—which she turned into a career, hiring herself out as a literal spook.
 
But one night things get out of hand while she is out-of-body: Zoë witnesses a murder. What’s worse, the killer is also a traveler—who not only sees her but tries to pursue her.
 
To save herself, Zoë must somehow guide the very handsome detective assigned to the case to the truth without revealing herself. And with the help of her semi-psychic mom, a pair of gay ghosts, and her best friend (a Goth techno witch), she also has to figure out exactly who—and what—the murderer is, before he finds her and puts an end to her traveling—permanently.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101208892
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/05/2007
Series: Zoe Martinique Series , #1
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 454,583
File size: 439 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Phaedra Weldon is the author of the national bestselling Zoe Martinique series and The Eldritch Files series. She has published short works in several DAW anthologies and has worked in the Star Trek, Eureka!, and BattleTech franchises. Weldon was born in Florida and lives in the South with her daughter. She is a self-described “writer, mom, geek, anime lover, reader, and artist.”

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Wraith 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Sandra027 More than 1 year ago
The story in this one looked so promising, but it's written in such a cutesy way and the main 'heroin' (for lack of a better word) is so moronic and immature I could barely stand it. All the characters are totally flat and for the most-part unlikeable. The last third I actually just skimmed through and read only the dialogue to get a gist of what happened because all that rambling narrative was driving me crazy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Zoë Martinique lives in a strange life. Her mom runs a tea/occult shop out of an old Victorian house, with the help of the ghostly gay couple that haunts the house and Rhonda, an urban fantasy cross between Penelope Garcia and Abby Sciuto. And Zoë herself is a strange character, possessing the ability to shuck her body and astrally travel about the city at will. It's Zoë's career path, auctioning her services as a super spy off on ebay, that leads to trouble when on an out-of-body spy mission she witnesses a creepy, Vin Diesel look-alike kill and reap the soul of a vice president of a major Atlanta company. Worse the creep marks her somehow, binding the two of them together and sending Zoë on a life changing mission to save herself and others. I have very mixed reactions to this book. To begin with it was very hard to get into. Zoë makes a lot of TV/movie references, she speaks directly to the reader often and her attitude is rather childish. Zoë's mother, the ghosts and Rhonda come off flat, and, honestly, annoying. The flow of the action, and therefore the tension, is consistently interrupted by Zoë's comments to the reader or attempts to be funny (usually with pop culture references) which nine times out of ten aren't. At one point, after the plot finally starts to be interesting, the flow is completely broken by a scene in which Zoë's 'loving' mother holds Zoë at gunpoint and forces her to submit to an exorcism. I very nearly stopped there. Even though she's 28, Zoë's mother, Nona, treats her like child, even to the point of drugging her and physically restraining her to keep her from following the plot. Not only does this make Zoë seems even more childish, and disrupt the core plot, dragging it out more than needed, but the later references to Nona only acting out of love just don't coincide with her actions making the mother-daughter dynamic feel more like an abuser/Stockholm syndrome relationship. However, there are some interesting ideas in Wraith. Primarily is the reoccurring theme of people using Zoë's body against her. She gained her power during a traumatic rape and even after she becomes comfortable with it over and over people capture Zoë's body while she's out running around astrally and use it as leverage against her in a variety of ways. Whether Weldon realizes she's layered this theme into Wraith or not I'm not sure, but I did find myself continuing, wanting to see Zoë overcome this problem as much as I wanted her to have beat off her original rapist. The dynamic between Zoë and the two leading males in the book is also interesting, especially as unlike other urban fantasy books that stick closer to the romance Happily-For-Now ending this series seems poised to go into some very dark, rule-free territories that are interesting and new. There's also something to be said for the plot itself, which has unexpected twists of mystery, centers around planes of existence rather than the ways the character exist and spans into a multitude of human races that are sometimes missing from other urban fantasy tales. I'm not sure I can recommend Wraith at this point, but I can't exactly dismiss it either, making it one of the more difficult reads, and difficult reviews I've done in a while.
ErasmusRob on LibraryThing 6 days ago
Somewhat disjointed style of writing, and too many things left unanswered. Why, for example, does the cop suspect the minister? That's never answered. Perhaps I was trying to read it too fast, but it seemed like there was too much exposition in some places, too many twists and turns, and too many terms introduced too quickly. An interesting premise, but overall disappointing, and the end was unsatisfying.
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I really liked this book! You can relate to the lead character, Zoe. I like the story. It's a lot different then what I'm used to! It's funny, so don't read it when you have to be quiet because you'll be laughing out loud! It's good mix of mystery and humor!
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