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 Camille is a wicked-good witch whose magic is as unpredictable as the weather. My sister Menolly is a vampire trying to get the hang of being undead. And me? I’m Delilah. When I’m under stress, I transform into a tabby cat–and a series of violent murders is really getting me bent out of shape…
“Someone’s been slaughtering the Weres of the Rainier Puma Pride, and my sisters and I have been enlisted to investigate by Zachary Lyonnesse, golden boy of the werepumas. Right away we smelled demon trouble, and we tracked it directly into the snare of the Hunters Moon Clan, sworn enemies of Puma Pride. But there’s more than Were rivalry at work. It’s that old demon Shadow Wing who is setting a deadly snare for the pumas. We have to find out why, which means a visit one to of the Immortals. Unfortunately, for my sisters and me, our half-human blood is just enough to put us in mortal danger.” “At the Wayfarer Inn, a portal to Otherworld and the local hangout for humans and beasties alike, our fellow operative Jocko’s been murdered. Every clue points to Shadow Wing, the soul-munching, bad-ass 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.”
Well, it’s definitely an improvement on the first in the series. I found it hard to keep myself interested in it. The best compliment I can give is that it’s readable. If you’re bored and are looking for something to read then, it’s worth the time however there are far better series out there.
Like the first in the series, too much time is given to unnecessary details. However, it’s like the author forgets her own details. For example, at one point Delilah puts her dirty clothes down the laundry shoot and then the next time she changes her clothes she uses a hamper. It’s only a minor thing, but when the author’s writing style relies heavily on details, it’s annoying when she forgets her own descriptions.
The sexual relationships in this book are more in tune with the main plot, which is Delilah discovering herself, so they do serve a purpose, unlike the first in the series. However, I just can’t find anything to like about Chase. Delilah would be better off without him.
I will stick with the series as it does seem to be improving, but I’m not holding out much hope.
*cover image and blurb via Goodreads.