Deadly Curiosities #2
Characters: Cassidy, Sorren, Teag/Anthony
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Series
Someone very powerful is trying to destroy Sorren and everyone he cares about. That puts Cassidy, Teag and Trifles and Folly in the cross-hairs, against an unknown enemy with strong magic and significant resources.
Sorren has spent centuries shutting down the plans of powerful immortals, dark warlocks and supernatural creatures, and now he’s got to figure out which of those many enemies is out to get him before they pick off his friends one by one and come after him to finish an immortal vendetta.
Wow. Another edge-of-seat story that had me turning pages. I love the characters in the Deadly Curiosities series, and the way they feel like an extended family. I enjoyed the bit more of an insight into Sorren’s past with this one, although the glimpse of his past relationship was very bitter sweet. I also love Teag and Anthony’s relationship, and Anthony’s reaction as he discovers more about what his boyfriend’s role in his work with Cassidy and Sorren against paranormal nasties. I also loved the others they called upon to help with this fight, and how even Maggie played her part. I loved how Cassidy and Teag are growing in their abilities, and the introduction of a hunter in this story. The series feels as though it’s finding its place in the other stories in this universe and I’m looking forward to a proper crossover.
The showdowns with the ‘bad guys’ were very intense. I liked how there were consequence for Cassidy and her friends, and that they didn’t come away unscathed. I thought there was a very real sense of escalating threat with each encounter.
As with the first book, Charleston is a character in its own right. I loved the descriptions of the places. They were very easy to visualize and I felt as thought I was there with the characters.
I’d recommend Vendetta to readers who enjoy urban fantasy/paranormal stories with fabulous settings, well rounded out characters who are part of a bigger universe, and a story which keeps you turning pages. 5 out of 5 stars.