Nov 7, 2009

Review--Witch Craft

Werewolf homicide detective Luna Wilder guards the fine line that separates Nocturne City's humans from the weres and witches that roam its streets. Now, Luna must thwart a new evil more dangerous that anything she's ever encountered.

Someone, or something, is stetting fire to the homes of the city's most infamous non-humans, racking up a body count that's growing by the day. And strange, otherworldly creatures no one has seen before--selkies, trolls, and harpies--are causing chaos throughout the city. Racing to stop the carnage, Luna turns to sexy federal agent Will Fagin for help. As they work to uncover the source of the bloodshed, Luna's attraction for Will deepens. But just as she learns Will's darkest secret, Nocturne City is thrust into total chaos--leaving Luna and Will in a path of destruction they may not be able to stop...or survive.

YES! I finished a book in 2 days!! My Friday class was canceled and I had no pressing assignments or studying that needed doing so I read Witch Craft!

I haven't read Second Skin since it came out and thought it would have been better to re-read that to remember its events. A lot has happened! Luna is Lieutenant of a new special police force dealing with the supernatural events that plagued the city. But her squad is considered "special" for supernatural events are not highly common. With the threat of being shut down, Luna and her team must really work on their current case and close it to ensure that they all have jobs.

The case is a doozy as there are many players involved. Luna is going to have to exert a lot of her resources to solve this case.

The case itself was a big part of the plot and it was written very well. Parts got a little confusing when there was a n overflow of information about different crimes that tied together to become apart of the main case. There were a lot of suspects to look at and when Luna discovers that a member of her own team is passing on info to the enemy, it really complicates things! I sooo had the "mole" guessed dead on!

The characters were all very interesting in the squad room. There was a variety that you either loved or hated or somewhere in between. How Luna felt about them, is how I felt about them. One guy was a major a-hole who has a secret of his own. (Cue dramatic music!)

The romance in the book was sparse. An old flame of Luna returns on the sly and of course there is the mysterious Will Fagin, whom Luna can't seem to figure out. He has a hole slew of secrets and we only get the summary of them. I felt like there is still more to him than we learned, but I could be wrong. Wouldn't be the first time!

The action was well paced at the end as well. Just when I think we're drawing to a conclusion, there's still more to learn and go through!! Lots of action scenes and the introduction of the new species that are mentioned in the BOC (back of the cover) are fascinating as well. I knew of them prior to the book--origins and whatnot, but they're parts were well played, even if it was for a short time.

I am really looking forward to the next Nocturne City book, because Luna is an interesting character. She is a strong, kick-butt heroine who doesn't always play by the rules--cliched I know! But it is so true! She has her flaws, but she is very real...except for the whole werewolf bit! ;)

Next review may be awhile. School is still in session and I have assignments coming up. Will get to them eventually. Count down to December 10, my last day of the semester still in play!

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