Published by 47North on Oct 13, 2015
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Format: eARC from Netgalley
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Fitting into the Old World isn’t going very well for Boulder boundary witch Allison “Lex” Luther: she may have earned a place in a vampire’s service, but now it seems as if every supernatural creature in town has found a reason to hate her. And when Lex and her partner are assigned to investigate the suspicious disappearance of two vampires during the night of the full moon, they find themselves with more questions than answers.
Was it murder…or mutiny?
The crusade for answers will lead Lex all over the Colorado Old World, from a prison cell for a broken werewolf to a haunted Denver brothel. And when Lex determines the responsible party, the hunt is just beginning: something has been awakened in Boulder, something as old and powerful as it is terrifying. Only the woman with death in her blood can stop what’s coming.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
While I really loved the first book in this series as it featured a null and a main heroine with no paranormal abilities, this second book was less ground breaking. Charlie (the null) wasn’t really in this story, and Lex isn’t a plain-Jane human anymore. These changes put this book strictly into regular UF territory, and while it was exciting and fun, it’s wasn’t as original.
Lex has a lot on her plate this book, with vampires going missing, werewolves intruding into the territory, and a whole lot of issues with the witches. All this action means something is always happening or evolving, so there isn’t a dull moment in the book.
The only issue I had with this book, other than the lack of nulls, was the developing relationship between Lex and Quinn. Don’t get me wrong, I like Quinn, but a sexual relationship with a vampire just comes across as icky.
Overall, it was a good read, but not really unique. I was so excited about how the series started, so I hope the next book brings that back.