Tuesday, January 6, 2009
THE SWEET SCENT OF BLOOD
TITLE: THE SWEET SCENT OF BLOOD
AUTHOR: SUZANNE McLEOD
Details: no. 1 Spellcrackers.com
I found myself a new series about vampires and other mythical creatures. And it's not a series for the faint-hearted, considering the sex and violence that feature. Not that either is described in graphic detail, but they are undeniably there.
On the cover of the book are the following two statements by Charlaine Harris:
"A happy little vacation between two covers"; and
"One of my favorite reads of the past month".
Although the book did remind me a bit of both the Anita Blake and the Harry Dresden series, I enjoyed this read a lot; it was very fast paced and thrilling, a real page turner and easy to read.
The main character in this book is Genny Taylor, who is Sidhe Fae and works for Spellcrackers.com as a spell cracker.
In her version of London, vampires have reinvented themselves to the point where they are celebrities, and joining their ranks is thought desirable by a lot of humans.
When a girl is found dead, apparently killed by a vampire and her boyfriend, a vampire known as Mr. October is accused of the killing, Genny is asked to investigate. And even though the witches for whom she works don't allow her to work for or with vampires, she has reasons to do just that. Of course this leads to lots of problem as Genny soon finds herself caught between rivalling vampire groups. And with a few secrets of her own to protect, Genny is in for a thrilling but dangerous adventure.