Re-read with the Ilona Andrews Addicts (IAA) group.
FIRST READ: OCTOBER 2014 (4 stars)
SECOND READ: JUNE 2015 (4 stars)
New thoughts: This one was a bit tougher to get through on the second read, but I’ll keep my original rating (although the first half of the book was more of a 3 star rating for me). There was a lot of really great world-building and character development. I did enjoy reading the Kate and Curran sections more. Kate’s aunt is a real bitch, but I loved all her scenes. What a great villain. There was some great banter between her and Kate. Overall, not the strongest book in the series, especially coming off of book 3, which is my favorite.
Original review at Goodreads:
So Kate’s got a cray-cray Aunt that comes to town to bring end of the world catastrophes and diseases to humans and shape-shifters alike. Just another day in the life.
This was a good book. A lot really happens here, esp. involving Kate and Curran. Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes. I know I’m reading this one after the fact and most people have already devoured it and moved on, but in my view, Ilona Andrews really knows how to do the world-building thing. Other urban fantasy authors are really gonna have to step their game up now that this formidable writing team is around and here to stay.