Since the 1970s humans have forced supernaturals to live in caged cities. Silver brands embedded in their foreheads identify them by species: a full moon for Vampires, a crescent moon for Shifters, a pair of wings for Fairies, and the list goes on, for each supernatural species has been tagged and categorized by humans.
Lanore Vesta is marked with a silver X, the brand of Mixbreeds, second-class citizens shunned by society. She stays to herself, revealing her ability to create fire only during emergencies. All she wants to do is graduate college and stop having to steal to survive. But when she stumbles upon a murder in progress, she catches the attention of a supernatural killer. Now all she wants is to stop finding dead bodies in her apartment.
Enlisting help from her Were-cheetah ex-boyfriend MeShack and a new mysterious friend named Zulu, she is steered through the habitat’s raunchy nightlife. But their presence sometimes proves to be more burden than help, as they fight for her attention.
While the corpses pile up, and the scent of blood fills the air, Lanore is left wondering: will she find the psycho or die trying?
Kindle Edition, 286 pages
Published September 2012 by Dragonfairy Press
(first published January 16th 2012)
Though in some novels I am not sure why the female character gets so much damn attention, Lanore is all deserving. She is a strong female, for which I am glad. I generally enjoy strong females much more than the whinny, come-rescue-me types.
This is a great thriller in any setting, but I thoroughly enjoyed Wright's original and imaginative world, where humans have forced supernatural beings into this caged city. Though the supernatural range is vast, it was easy to follow, and the focus was maintained to the main characters of this plot so there was no suffering from information overload for me. My thanks. I have a short attention span.
Really excellent character development, and action packed from beginning to end. There was never a dull moment. Excellent debut!
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