on November 4th 2008
Pages: 355 pages
I am pleasantly surprised. I don’t know what I expect, but the book was better than I anticipated. It didn’t have the usual suspects, Vampires, Shifters, Fae etc, it was just plain old magic. It was different, but still engaging.
Allison Beckstrom is a hound for hire barely surviving. I mean, she doesn’t even have cab fare, but she does some jobs for free on principal. Allie had a falling out with her dad and she dropped out of college where she was studying magic. Daniel Beckstrom hired Zayvion Jones to trail his daughter, and some how Zay developed feelings for Allie.
When a young boy got hurt by magic offload, Allie went to confront her father whose magic signature was all over the accident, Allie threatened her father. That same day Daniel Beckstrom was murdered and Allie was the chief suspect.
Allie has to go on the run to buy time to find out who killed her father and framed her, and is also trying to kill her. She is with Zay, but she doesn’t fully trust him as he is so secretive about everything. Who is betraying Allie?
While this story was kind of slow in pace, it was a well laid foundation to a series. It was interesting and I liked Allie a lot. She isn’t as tough as Kate Daniels or Jane Yellowrock, but I also like that she isn’t snarky. She just seems to be a nice girl with great magic capabilities and a good heart. I will continue this series.
*Set in Portland, Oregon