We’re the D’Artigo Sisters: Half-human, half-Faerie, we’re savvy–and sexy–operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But our mixed-blood heritage short-circuits our talents at all the wrong times. My sister Delilah shapeshifts into a tabby cat whenever she’s stressed. Menolly’s a vampire who’s still trying to get the hang of being undead. And me? I’m Camille–a wicked-good witch. Except my magic is as unpredictable as the weather, which my enemies are about to find out the hard way…
At the Wayfarer Inn, a portal to Otherworld and the local hangout for humans and beasties alike, our fellow operative, Jocko, has been murdered. Every clue points to Shadow Wing, the soul-munching, badass leader of the Subterranean Realms. He’s made it clear that he aims to raze humankind to the ground, turning both Earth and Otherworld into his private playground. Our assignment: keep Shadow Wing and his minions from creeping into Earth via the Wayfarer. The demons figure they’re in like Flynn. After all, with only my bumbling sisters and me standing in the way, how can they miss? But we’ve got a secret for them: Faulty wiring or not, nobody kicks ass like the D’Artigo girls.
First impressions: I found it hard to get started with this book. I actually walked away from it for a while and read other things before coming back to it.
It takes a while for the story to become exciting, and there is far too much time given to describing unnecessary details. I don’t need to know the exact make of Camille car or have a rundown of the Starbucks menu.
I also would have preferred if there was some element of romance in the story, but Camille just has sex with several individuals. The story would not have been lacking if this had been excluded. The sex added nothing to the plot. It felt like it was just added to make the story more appealing, and it just fell flat.
Overall once I got into the real action of the book, about halfway through, I did enjoy it. Since I already have the next in the series, I’ll stick with it to see if it gets any better.
*cover image and blurb via Goodreads.