April 25, 2012

Banshee Charmer by Tiffany Allee

Banshee Charmer
by Tiffany Allee

Published: January 24th 2012
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Format : Ebook
Pages: 159
Series: From the Files of the
Otherworlder Enforcement
Agency #1
Source: From NetGalley for review

When she’s sent to a crime scene and finds her second dead woman in as many weeks, half-banshee detective Kiera “Mac” McLoughlin is convinced a serial killer is on the loose.

Incubi are extinct, her boss insists. But what else can kill a woman in the throes of pleasure?

When her partner is murdered after using witchcraft to locate the killer and Mac is thrown off the case, her frustration turns to desperation.

Certain the killer is an incubus, Mac works behind her department’s back to chase down slim, sometimes perilous leads.

While the killer eludes her, she does discover handsome Aidan Byrne, an investigative counterpart from the enigmatic Otherworlder Enforcement Agency.

Mac typically runs her investigations fast and hard, but with Aidan at her side, she’s running this one “hot” as well.

But Aidan knows more than he’s letting on—something that could shatter their blazing romance and add Mac to the killer’s growing body count…

Kiera “Mac” McLoughlin works for police in a world where is completely normal to have supernaturals hanging around. What makes Mac so special is that she's a half-banshee. Which isn't such a great thing for her, since that makes her unsuitable to live with the other banshees. So she's been living with humans all her life.
Now, they have serial killer on the lose, and Mac is determined to find him. Especially when her best friend is one of the victims.

I really liked the part telling about Mac's past, but unfortunately that was the "deepest" the story went. Otherwise, it was mostly just action. Which isn't a bad thing, this was definitely an entertaining book!
Mac was quite likable character with tough exterior, yet sensitive on the inside. Though I expected more banshee- action, especially since even the cover says "Scream for me."! That's probably the main reason why I liked the part about Mac's past and what it meant for her to be a banshee living with humans. But it would've been awesome if we'd seen more of her insane screaming skills!

Luckily, I wasn't left without any romance. Aidan was also quite interesting character, though kinda shady, since nobody knew anything about him. But there's some funny moments when he's involved, and especially when he's browsing through Mac's books ;)
And even though I knew this wasn't an YA book, I didn't expect some scenes to be so.. descriptive, if that's the correct word? I mean, I do like when books have some heated scenes, but there can be too much information! Call me a prude ;)

But as I said, this really was an enjoyable read! And I'm definitely looking forward to read the second book too. Though I have some obsessive "character loyalty", so of course I'd like the next book to be about Mac too :)

My thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for providing a review copy!

2 kommenttia :

Mo said...

Hey there, stopped in to check out the lastest post, but zipped by once I saw the "may contain spoilers" alert. Thanks for putting that in there BTW. Nothing like reading a review and going - Ah crud!
Love your blog!

Happy Reading!


Monaliz said...

Yeah, I always try not to spoil anything, but I think it's better give some heads up just in case :D
Thanks for stopping by!

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