Besides strong, plot-driven stories, Butcher is fast becoming known for
her gutsy and complicated heroines. Butcher's books are dense and action-packed, plus they have the bonus of foreshadowing future protagonists and upcoming challenges. Make sure there
is room on your keeper shelf for all of Butcher's books!
Zach knows his time is running out; unless he can convince Lexi to bond with him, he is doomed. When he finally catches up with her, Zach doesn't realize it's all part of a plan to destroy the Theronai compound. Lexi has been positive Zach and the warriors are evil killers, but now she starts to doubt all she has been taught. Could she be horribly wrong? (ONYX, May, 400 pp., $7.99)