Author: Jaye Wells
Published: January 1st 2012 by Orbit
Source: Publisher via Netgalley
Description: Now that the threat of war has passed, Sabina Kane is ready to focus on the future. Her relationship with Adam Lazarus is getting stronger and she's helping her sister, Maisie, overcome the trauma of her captivity in New Orleans. Even Giguhl is managing to stay out of trouble thanks to the arrival of Pussy Willow and his new roller derby team. But as much as Sabina wants to feel hopeful about the future, part of her doesn't believe that peace is possible. Her suspicions are confirmed when a string of sadistic murders threatens to stall treaty negotiations between the mages and the vampires. Sabina pitches in to find the killer, but her investigation soon leads her down dark paths that have her questioning everyone she thought she could trust. And the closer she gets to the killer, the more Sabina begins to suspect this is one foe she may not be able to kill.
I Give This ...
It's been awhile since I read the last in the series, so I was hoping I hadn't really forgotten any of the events. This book dives right in basically. It's briefly mentions some of the major points and I was able to remember the details that seemed a little fuzzy.
I kind of felt like Sabina got the short end of the stick in this book. I think she's trying to fit into too many people's idea of who she should be instead of just being who she wants to be. She's both Mage and Vampire and I think she can fully embrace both without deny either side of herself. She also has a really hard time with authority, and with good reason. Those around her need to realize the more you tell her what she HAS to do, the less likely she will do it. But, all of that forces Sabina to acknowledge who she is.
I liked how much the actions forces certain events out into the open. Sabina has to admit to the fact that she has a relationship with Slade. Everyone has to realize that Maisie is far more troubled that she wants people to think about the events that happened at the end of book 3. Adam has to acknowledge the Sabina has past darker than he would like to admit.
I love how this book has it all. Humor...Demon Roller Derby anybody? Romance, because Sabina and Adam are awesome when they want to be! And of course there is plenty of violence, mystery and paranormal activity. I originally started this series simply because of the title of the first book. You cab bet that I will be finishing it though! And not just because there's only one book left in the series.