Kate Daniels is a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up paranormal problems. Atlanta has two factions struggling for power. Masters of the Dead are necromancers who control vampires. The Pack are a paramilitary clan of shapechangers. When Kate’s guardian is killed, she is caught between.
I heard about these books a lot and thought it sounded rather interesting so I finally got to one and OMG this book was amazing. Everything I like , Urban fantasy , humor , action, some gore and guts and some romance ( more or less in this book).
It took me a while to get used to Kate’s world and setting, the somewhat different view on vampires and such but after a few pages I was sucked right into her world.
There we a lot of characters it seemed at first and I had some trouble to remember who is who, but got to it really fast.
I really enjoyed Kate, she is super snarky, smart and kicks ass and takes names. It seems there is a lot more to her that we will get to know in later books (or so I hope).
And we have Curran the Beast Lord , oh wow , he is great , also funny , snarky and sexy 😉 I think he makes the perfect counterpart for Kate.
The book is really fast paced with a lot of action and some gore, which I loved. Once I started it and got the hang of the book I couldn’t put it down and stayed up late to finish it.
The only thing that bothered me a bit was that some things just seemed overly described.
Overall, I loved this book and thing I might be hooked on the series and can’t wait to start the second one.
I rate it at 4 ½ ★
Some of my favorite quotes:
“It’s a reflex. Hear a bell, get food. See an undead, throw a knife. Same thing, really.”
“I gave him my best cryptic smile. He did not fall down to his feet, kiss my shoes, and promise me the world. I must be getting rusty.”
“I turned to leave and paused before the gap in the ruined wall. “One last thing, Your Majesty. I’d like a name I can put into my report, something shorter than typing out ‘The Leader of the Southern Shapechanger Faction.’ What should I call you?”
I rolled my eyes.
He shrugged. “It’s short.”
“Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty…”
“What kind of woman greets the Beast Lord with ‘here, kitty, kitty’?”