While the story could have been ripped from the headlines, the subject of senseless public shootings was treated with tenderness and sensitivity, humanizing both the victims and the shooters.
This makes a great addition to the canon of fantasy books featuring strong White women like the His Fair Assassins series by R.L. LaFevers, the Leigh Bardugo Wonder Woman: Warbringer, and the like. All of that said, I felt like this story didn't really add anything new to this genre.
First Grave on the Right 9780312662752, $21.99, St. Martin's Press Second Grave on the Left9780312360818, $21.99, St. Martin's Press, Pub. Date: August 16, 2011by Darynda JonesStephanie Plum (of Janet Evanovich fame) meets the supernatural - hilarious, kick-ass, and sexy.Charlotte (Charley) Davidson is the Grim Reaper, though she likes to replace the grim with sarcasm. Basically, … Continue reading Book Review: First Grave on the Right/Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones
Bite the Bulletby L.A. Banks9780312949129, $6.99, St. Martin's (Macmillan)Kick-ass, action-packed, and drama-packed. If you're in the mood for gun-totin' shapeshifters and elite trained operatives, rouge werewolves, a supernatural war fought on multiple planes, and drama between lovers, then pick up one of the Crimson Moon series today. This was my first foray into this world, … Continue reading Mass Market Monday: Bite the Bullet by L.A. Banks
Any Given Doomsdayby Lori Handeland9780312949198, St. Martin’s Paperbacks (Macmillan), $6.99This is the first book in a supernatural fantasy series. Elizabeth Phoenix used to be part of the Milwaukee Police Department until one of her “hunches” got her partner killed. The police force and Liz herself want nothing more to do with the fact that she … Continue reading Book Review: Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland