Published by Roc on Oct 3, 2006
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Format: Paperback from Gift
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When Harper comes to in the hospital, she begins to feel a bit …strange. She sees things that can only be described as weird-shapes emerging from a foggy grey mist, snarling teeth, creatures roaring. But Harper’s not crazy. Her “death” has made her a Greywalker-able to move between our world and the mysterious, cross-over zone where things that go bump in the night exist. And her new gift (or curse) is about to drag her into that world of vampires and ghosts, magic and witches, necromancers and sinister artifacts. Whether she likes it or not.
This is an exciting start to the series. It’s not a new series, book #9 is scheduled to be released this year, but it’s a new-to-me series that I will definitely be reading more of.
While this book did have an exciting plot, it served more as an introduction to Harper and her Greywalker ability. Her ability starts in this book, and is first met with realistic denial. It takes her a while to accept it, which was a nice change from books where everything is accepted and believed out of the blue.
There was a great selection of supporting characters. Mara and Ben were enjoyable opposites, and were quite supportive and helpful towards Harper. Will and Michael were welcome human additions. They added a touch of normalcy to the story. Quinton was, without a doubt, my favourite character. He obviously has secrets and seemed too accepting of everything that happened. He knows more than he is letting on, and I want to know his history. He’s sweet and funny, and I can’t wait to see more of him.
Overall, this was a good starting book. It was definitely an introduction to a series, and I hope the next book builds on the foundation laid here. Something that is great about this being an older series is that I can gorge myself on it without having to wait, and I look forward to doing just that.