Image of Evangelina (Jennifer Scales)

EVANGELINA

Image of Evangelina (Jennifer Scales)

Last year’s Rise of the Poison Moon completed the original Jennifer Scales series, so this new novel switches focus to Jennifer’s hybrid half-sister Evangelina. Davidson and Alongi do an excellent job throwing twists and turns into a story where nothing is as it first appears. Regrettably though, despite the title, Evangelina plays a supporting role in this drama and is mainly viewed through flashbacks.

Detective Lue Vue knew he saw something very strange leaving the scene of a murder, but he is not about to admit it. Then the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension sends in Lt. Art McMahon to help with a series of connected killings. As Lue and Art start investigating, they begin to hear talk of a super-secret regiment that hunts monsters. Even the FBI gets involved when they send in Agent Mercy March as part of the hunt for the mysterious Evangelina — their prime suspect. Is Evangelina a cold-blooded killer, or is there more here than meets the eye? (ACE, Sep., 304 pp., $7.99, ISBN: 9780441020799, PB, 14 & Up)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith