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by D. D. Barant
Released: June 30, 2009
Series: The Bloodhound Files #1
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks
This book is written in first person and present tense, so straight away you get into Jace’s head and straight into the action. The main character herself was tough, sarcastic and smart, and to be honest I found her a bit irritating with her constant smart ass attitude; however, she had her funny moments. But the other characters in this I did like especially her golem partner Charlie, whose dry humour were a good and amusing counterpoint to Jace. Jace also has a romantic tension with a few characters which have been set out in this book and I look forward to seeing the development of in the next one.
The plot in this was very good, and for me much better than the characters, the world that Jace finds herself in and the essential differences and secrets are what kept me reading. I want to know what happens, and what the various people are hiding. The mystery is fairly complex, and although you abhor what they are doing, it is very grim, you also understand it, giving the book a moral complexity, and I found myself emphasising with the villain as well as the “good guys”.
I would definitely recommend this book and will be seeking out the next one in the series. If you enjoy urban fantasy with bad ass heroines then this is something that you will enjoy.
Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?