"Mears' world is creative and fast paced, her characters witty and engaging."
"This was a suprising stand out among the tons of just add water urban fantasies of late. In addition to possessing a solid, well paced plot, the characters have a realistic, human depth of emotions that make it easy to empathize or see yourself battling with the divisive pull of their predicaments. It would have been so easy for author Emmie Mearns to fill the story with countless long-winded fight scenes or graphic sex scenes that leave you thumbing past instead, Storm in A Teacup provides a tale about decisions & choice, almost a questioning of whether free will is what makes us human. Ayala, our heroine transforms throughout the story moving beyond the cool exterior that has begun to sink into her being, learning about trust and love, trusting in yourself despite the weight of opposition; her strength in opening herself up made me cheer for her just as much as watching her bravery & swords skills as a lifelong Mediator. She truly rises up to the occasion when confronted by the other end of this spectrum facing betrayal and ostracism from the very people she protects by placing her life in danger daily. Some of this story ends like it has to, things aren't meant to be as neat as one would like and it adds another element of humanity into this fantastical world; that's what I feel the author does best, writing an urban fantasy that has enough of a familiar lanscape that it's inviting and appealing to escape to, at least for the few hrs of reading. Overal, I loved that there was a depth to this story that keeps one engaged and thinking throughout with a bittersweet ending that might you considering the potential impact of all the chance meetings in your life. Rating- A"
"Beyond Mears stellar character work, she extends her winning streak with the lightning fast pace of SIATC - and she does it without sacrificing one iota of quality in her mad dash to deliver readers, gasping and wide-eyed, to the next scene."
"This one is slightly futuristic, urban, pleasantly weird and paranormal...I'm sure the same people who love Supernatural are going to love this. I know I did...The complexity, the brilliant invention behind it, the duplicity of some of the characters, the twists and turns, the grey area in between good and evil. It's all there and I'm sure anyone who loves this kind of thing will recognize it right away. But throw into the mix a great, subtle but very endearing sense of humor. I'm definitely going to be reading the next one."