Book Review

by C.T. Adams, Cathy Clamp

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

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Professional courier Kate Reilly is one of the few usually despised humans considered "Not Prey" by the Thrall Vampires. Kate earned this designation the hard way -- by killing the reigning Queen Thrall Vampire of Denver. She didn't escape unscathed, however; she sustained a Thrall vampire bite. The Thralls themselves are actually parasites that invade their host's human body, which, regrettably, only lasts for a few years once invaded.

Monica, the new queen, has a body that is dying, and she desperately wants to lay her eggs in a new host. Partially out of revenge, Monica has chosen Kate as the queen host. Of course, Kate is not about to cooperate, but with the vampires in the city out to get her, things are going to get rough. Kate's best shot may be an alliance with the werewolves, including her hunky new tenant, Tom Bishop. Unfortunately, Kate has too many hostages to fortune, and Monica knows just how to turn the knife.

Unveiling a new paranormal series, the brilliant team of Adams and Clamp craft an exceedingly intriguing heroine trying to survive a dangerous and complex world. Told in first person, the resilient Kate's struggles and choices are both vivid and terrifying. This is an unbeatably good paranormal! (Mar., 336 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: Tor

Published: March 2006

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