"Genny is, for me, a female Harry Dresden"
Working for Spellcrackers.com is a great job for Genny
Taylor. It pays the rent and she is good at finding magic
and cracking it, plus it is run by witches so the vamps
stay away from her. Although the vamps are not so much of a
problem lately. They are the big celebrities who give out
the 'Gift' so they are really cool. However if you aren't
human, vampires can be deadly and Genny is a Sidhe Fae so
she knows how deadly vamps can really be.
When a sexy vampire is accused of murdering his girlfriend
someone calls an old debt in and gets Genny on the case.
She is forced to help find out what really happened and in
the meanwhile risks her job at Spellcrackers.com. Trying to
find the killer has Genny getting deeper and deeper into
the vampire world, a place where she doesn't want to be.
Soon she realises that she is being used and is part of
something much bigger than just a murder case.
I am not really a fan of novels based on Fae but this one,
for some reason, really appealed to me. So when I started
reading I expected to get bored, as I usually do with Fae
stories, but I found myself hooked from the start. What
grabbed me first was the fact that this book isn't set in
America. Sure there are books in the Urban Paranormal genre
not set in the States or Canada but they are very few. So
having a British based book really grabbed me.
Then the style of writing and the main character caught me.
Genny is, for me, a female Harry Dresden. The style of the
book also screamed Dresden Files but it was Fae and not a
wizard taking the main role. Of course the deal was sealed
when all the creatures started to appear. Not only were
there witches, Fae and vampires but trolls, brownies and
much more present in this magical world that the author has
This was a brilliant debut that has guaranteed I will be
getting the sequel when it comes out. Fast, action packed
and sexy, this was wonderfully British and a beautifully
written Urban paranormal novel that I can highly recommend.
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted January 31, 2009