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I read this book on a road trip. It was a perfect book to read in the car, because I could easily detach myself from it if a conversation started and I didn't have to pay too much attention to the text, which usually gives me a headache.
Knowing that it was a paranormal romance involving vampires and werewolves, my expectations weren't all that high.
I will note that this is the first MaryJanice Davidson book I have read, let alone the only Wyndham Werewolf book I have read. Therefore, I didn't really know anything about it going into it. I think I got by fine. It can be read as a standalone. Like most books, it's probably better if you've read the previous books, but I knew what was going on for the most part.
However, that doesn't mean I liked the book. This is Twilight for adults with more murder and less love triangles. The writing was pretty poor. The author used a lot of (parentheses), even within characters' speech. I don't even know how one talks in parentheses. It made reading it very awkward. Also the repetitiveness of the sentence "But!" was very irritating. How is that it's own sentence?
The plot was pretty dull too. While the back cover claims it's a book about "female werewolves playing private detective", Rachael seems to forget that people are being murdered while she's off in La La Land with Edward. The whole murder investigation plays very little into the story. The resolution of the crime spree was horribly lame and a huge let down. It was one of the most ridiculous things I've ever read. The characters even note how ridiculous it is, then try to logic their way through it, which seemed to just be a lazy way to write a weak-plotted story strewn together with awkward sex scenes.
Not a fan. I did find the first Undead book in the Little Free Lending Library, so I'll probably give it a try at some point, but after reading this one, I have pretty low expectations for it.