They are the Others — the vampires, mages, and werewolves once thought to exist only in our imaginations. Now they’re stepping out of the shadows, and nothing in our world will ever be the same again…
IN A TOWN LIKE THIS, BEING A P.I. CAN BE MURDER
Shiarra Waynest’s detective work was dangerous enough when her client base was strictly mortal. But ailing finances have forced her to accept a lucrative case that could save her firm — if it doesn’t kill her first. Shiarra has signed on to work for a high-level mage to recover an ancient artifact owned by one of New York’s most powerful vampires.
As soon as Shiarra meets scary, mesmerizing vamp Alec Royce, she knows her assignment is even more complicated than she thought. With a clandestine anti-Other group trying to recruit her, and magi being eliminated, Shiarra needs back-up and enlists her ex-boyfriend–a werewolf whose non-furry form is disarmingly appealing–and a nerdy mage with surprising talents. But it may not be enough. In a city where the undead roam, magic rules, and even the Others aren’t always what they seem, Shiarra has just become the secret weapon in a battle between good and evil–whether she likes it or not…
Read for Fun/Summer Series Read
Overall Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.00
(PS: I realize that this is Monday but tomorrow is book 2 since I didn’t get this up last week 🙂 Feel free to laugh at me)
First Thought When Finished: What a wonderful first book in series–Vampires, Weres, Mages, and Humans OH MY!
What I Loved: Jess Haines knows how to write characters that no only intrigue you but also keep you guessing. I dare you not to love Shiarra the leading lady in Hunted by the Others. She is beyond loyal to those she loves and has a great sense of self. I really think strong characters are so very important in Urban Fantasy because you need someone to root for. Jess gives you this type of character in Shiarra (aka I love her just as much as Gin from the Elemental Assassins series which is my favorite Urban Fantasy leading lady)!
What I Liked: This world is very intriguing and I think we are just scratching the surface of what is in store. I really liked the secondary characters and can’t wait to see more of Alec and Chaz. I just think there is a lot of story to flush out about these two!
Final Thought: I am reading these back to back in June because a new one comes out July 3rd! I think I am in for a fun ride!
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