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A LICK OF FROST
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Fans of the Meredith Gentry series will likely enjoy this sixth entry, but casual readers will probably find it problematic. Despite the resolution of a few longstanding plots, there is a heavy reliance on Merry talking about what's going on instead of being an active agent -- she's curiously detached from the momentous events that occur, a fatal flaw in a book with a first-person narrator; if Merry doesn't seem to be passionately involved in her life, why should readers be?
Faerie princess Meredith Gentry has left the relative safety of the Unseelie court for the mortal world of Los Angeles, where she will continue in her quest to gain the throne by becoming pregnant. Merry's uncle, king of the Seelie Court, makes a ham-handed attempt to hurt her through her lovers: accused of rape, they're in the midst of discussions with the district attorney's office when her uncle shows his true colors and grievously injures Doyle and Rhys in a fit of madness. (Ballantine, Nov., 288 pp., $24.95)
Reviewed By: Natalie A. Luhrs
Published: November 2007