Summary from back cover:
"Shiarra Waynest's detective work was dangerous enough when her client base was strictly mortal. But ailing finances have forced her to accept a lucrative case that could save her firm-if it doesn't kill her first. Shiarra has signed on to work for a high-level mage to recover an ancient artifact owned by one of New York's most powerful vampires."
What a great start to a new series! I was hooked with this book from the beginning. Shiarra is a private investigator that is in a bit over her head. She is a human dealing with vampires, mages, and werewolfs...all considered to be Others with supernatural talents and abilities. And they all seem to want something from her except that she is unsure as to what, and all she knows for sure is that it can't be good. Shiarra is a great main character and her adventures were fun to read about. She comes across realistically, a bit unsure of herself but willing to put herself out there for those that she cares about. I enjoyed the secondary characters as well which I thought really helped to make the story even better. Her ex-boyfriend is a werewolf, she gets help from a mage, and her partner is a normal human. It made for an interesting cast of characters in my opinion. The plot itself was fast paced and I was instantly caught within the story. I literally flew through this book and couldn't read it fast enough which meant staying up extra late to read it. I'm excited to read more of Shiarra's adventures and am looking forward to seeing what this author comes up with next.
Bottom Line: For me this would be a must read for any urban fantasy fan!
Disclosure: Another book from my local library...
*I read this book for the following challenges:
Speculative Fiction Challenge
New Author Reading Challenge
100+ Reading Challenge
1st in a Series Reading Challenge
Debut Urban Fantasy Reading Challenge