Thursday 2 November 2023

Autumn Bones - Book Review


Autumn Bones (Agent of Hel #2)
by Jacqueline Carey

What is it about:
New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Carey returns to the curious Midwest tourist community where normal and paranormal worlds co-exist—however tenuously—under the watchful eye of a female hellspawn…...

Fathered by an incubus, raised by a mortal mother, and liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, Daisy Johanssen pulled the community together after a summer tragedy befell the resort town she calls home. Things are back to normal—as normal as it gets for a town famous for its supernatural tourism, and presided over by the reclusive Norse goddess Hel.

Not only has Daisy now gained respect as Hel’s enforcer, she’s dating Sinclair Palmer, a nice, seemingly normal human guy. Not too shabby for the daughter of a demon. Unfortunately, Sinclair has a secret. And it’s a big one.

He’s descended from Obeah sorcerers and they want him back. If he doesn’t return to Jamaica to take up his rightful role in the family, they’ll unleash spirit magic that could have dire consequences for the town. It’s Daisy’s job to stop it, and she’s going to need a lot of help. But time is running out, the dead are growing restless, and one mistake could cost Daisy everything…

What did I think of it:
After rereading the first book in this series I immediately grabbed this book, because I wanted more.

And I wasn't disappointed. This book is just as much fun!

Both Lurine and the ghouls are still my favorites of the mythical creatures. Luckily they all got their chance to shine.

I wasn't a fan of Sinclair when he was introduced in Dark Currents, and I didn't warm up to him in this book, but as he is the one at the center of all the events in this book I could live with him for the sake of an awesome suspenseful story. I kept reading to see what was happening next. 

Overall the storyline in this book felt a bit more meandering than in the first book, but as it was all cool and fun I didn't mind.

You bet I'll be picking up book 3 soon.

Why should you read it:
It's a really cool Urban Fantasy Read

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