|Digging grave is hell on a manicure, but I was taught good
vampires clean up after every meal. With an opening line like that, I was confident of
a good story and found this an excellent read. As well as having built a new take on the
genre, hilarious comedic elements are mixed in with a desperate race to find out who the
bad guys are. If you enjoy urban fantasy, this is a must read! Im looking forward to
the next in the series.
This is a world where there is a fragile peace between vampires
and mages, being of mixed blood is a real liability, and Sabina Kane finds it hard to fit
in. The only role that the vampire society offers half bloods is as an assassin, and the
fact that Sabina is one doesnt exactly help her make friends. Her grandmother is the
leader of the ruling vampires and sends Sabina on a mission to infiltrate a rival vampire
cult and assassinate the leader. She acquires a demon cat and finds a sexy stalker
whos also a mage, as she starts untangling the messy political web around her
orders, while trying to avoid starting a war between the vampires and mages.
Jaye Wells has created a unique world, where all vampires as descended from Lilith and
have red hair the shades differ according to age, the darker the red the older the
vampire. Theres also a demon cat her stalker summoned a demon to kill her but
he was unsuccessful and became stuck on this realm, bonded to Sabina. He took a cat form
but an attempt to spell him home failed (mainly because Sabina had no idea what she was
doing and translated the spell from the wrong language) and he became trapped in a cat
form a hairless cat form.