Corinne La Mer had finally banished her aunt Severine, the villainous queen of the land Jumbies on her island, to the ocean with no way of returning and no memories of where she came from. Corinne assumed that, being half-Jumbie herself, her town would go back to normal and she would be treated just like everyone else again.
However, in protecting her people, she awakens a new threat that’s nothing like what she’s faced off against before.
“The Jumbie God’s Revenge” is the third book in Tracey Babtiste’s “The Jumbies” series, which follows the life of Corinne, who, being half-human and half-Jumbie, must go to great lengths to protect both the Jumbies and humans on her island from one another.
Unlike the first two books in the series, which both focus on Corinne having to choose one side of her family over another to avoid causing as much additional damage to the island as she can, in this book she has to protect both races against an even larger threat.
It turns out that Huracan, a storm god who rules over all the Jumbies on Corinne’s island, had destroyed the island long before any humans were there to restore peace.
He ordered that all Jumbies must stay in their designated areas — either in the sky, sea, or land — but with Severine gone, the island’s harmony began to fall apart, and Huracan is already beginning to tear the island apart.
Corinne ventures back to the ocean to find her missing aunt, hoping that she won’t try to wipe out all the humans on the island like before, and that Corinne’s own memories won’t slip away on the journey. But even after Severine’s return, Huracan isn’t pleased.
The series as a whole has a great plot made even better with the originality of the idea.
This book itself has a great storyline and makes a pretty decent finale for the series, but the plot is all over the place at times.
The first two books have pretty much the same antagonist, Severine, but in this case she suddenly switches to helping Corinne. This change does make sense in a way, based on the events in the previous books, but this, in addition to other factors like how quickly Corinne goes from fighting a monster to a god, and the inexplicable powers she gains seemingly from nowhere, threw me off.
It might be difficult for younger readers to follow this plot, and might not be very interesting for anyone above 13. The book does fill in some plot holes on what happened previously, but I wouldn’t recommend reading it without having read the first two books.