Thursday, June 21, 2018
Stray Magic by Kelly Meding (thoughts)
"Shiloh Harrison was hoping for a few days off to recover from a particularly nasty assignment, preferably with the help of the talented hands (and, well, the rest of his body too) of her sexy boyfriend, Vincent. But when a group of vampires takes an entire trailer park hostage, there’s nothing to do but make her apologies and get to the scene.
Such is the life of a Federal Marshal in the Paranormal Investigators Unit.
Yet this isn’t like her typical track-and-nab case: something is going on that has vampires scared, and it takes all her strength not to imagine what could frighten such powerful creatures. Unfortunately, she doesn’t have that option. Her boss is MIA, someone is snatching vampires, and there’s a ticking clock that can only end one way: a bloodbath.
Unless she can stop it."
As soon as I saw that cover and read the above summary I just knew that I wanted to read this book! There is not nearly enough new urban fantasy series coming out for my liking so I couldn't help but jump all over this one! I may be a huge mystery/thriller fan but urban fantasy is a genre that holds a special place in my heart. I've got to say that this was a really great beginning to this series and I just cannot wait for more! One of my favorite things about this book was just how easily I was pulled into this world that the author has created. I found myself reading late into the night because I was just so compelled by this book. I couldn't stop reading as I had to see what was going to happen next. I also really liked the cast of characters that Shiloh works with. They were all characters that I enjoyed reading about and am looking forward to learning more about in future books! The action was non-stop and one of the reasons that I just couldn't set this book down. I also enjoyed the unique qualities of this book that made it stand out from others in this genre. I don't want to give too many specifics as they could be considered spoilers but let me just say that the ending of this book had me crushed and needing more. I need book two in my life as soon as possible! But besides the ending - just Shiloh's unique heritage really made this book stand out for me. I just found that this book really stood out for me in comparison to other books/series I've read in this genre. I am seriously left so excited about this series and just wishing/pining for more books just like this!
Overall, I enjoyed my time with this book immensely and cannot wait for more! Books like this are exactly why I can't get enough of urban fantasy. It was such a fast paced and wild ride but I loved every minute of it! I'm not going to lie - I ignored as much as my housework as I possibly could get away with while reading this book. Ha! Trying not to think about what that says about me - other than I sure do love my books! It was a really great beginning to this series and I'm so excited about the characters as well as what may happen next. The author did a really great job of tying everything up in this book while leaving me absolutely pining for the next book. I would highly recommend this book to fans of urban fantasy and paranormal. You certainly won't be disappointed in my opinion!
Bottom Line: A book and series that I'm so excited about now!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher.