I read a LOT of urban fantasy, it's one of my favorite genres, but it can be stale if not done right. What I love about this particular series is that there is an overarching plot that is interesting and engaging, and the world building makes me feel like I could step into Other Seattle and order a coffee.
The world was introduced in other series by the author, so that part was already fleshed out, but I picked up this book without reading the Cascadia or de laVega books and I had no trouble diving right in. The characters have emotions beyond sexual urges, they have conversations, they have friends, and they are supportive of each other.
These books, especially the females in the books, remind me of the "Goddess with a Blade" series characters. There is snark, but also caring, there is intelligent conversation and silliness, and there is sex. I like sex in books, but not if it drives the entire plot.
So, I give this series 5 stars for the interesting and engaging plot, the fun characters, the fights and the sex.
- Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Berkley; 1 edition (7 December 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425244512
- ISBN-13: 978-0425244517
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 2.1 x 17.1 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 141 g
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