A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang
What is it about:
Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and as sexy as sin incubus who shows up searching for his sister—and is convinced Abby has the key to the succubus’s whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invading her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As Abby is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, she realizes her life is in as much danger as her heart—and there’s no one she can trust to save her.
What did me and Voodoo Bride think of it:
We loved this book. The story is cool, creepy and intense and had us biting our nails/trotters. The world Pang creates is intriguing to say the least and the characters are awesome! This book gets bonus points for the unicorn being the proper goaty kind of unicorn I must add. The romance is well woven into the story and made Voodoo Bride cry at several points (which means it's a good romance according to her).
There are two small negative points, although both are (probably) very peronal. The first I can't even get into as it would be too spoilery. The second: There's too much bacon in this book according to this piggy! ;-)
All in all we really enjoyed this book and are hoping there will be more books from Pang set in this fascinating world and with Abby and a certain incubus in the lead!
Why should you read it:
It's an awesome, intense Urban Fantasy read.
* A Brush of Darkness will be coming from Pocket Books on January 25, 2011