Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Book Review: A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton

A Kiss of Shadows 
(Meredith Gentry, Book 1)
by Laurell K. Hamilton

Mass Market Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books (February 2002)

Kindle Edition
File Size: 1336 KB
Print Length: 480 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0345423402
Publisher: Ballantine Books; 1st edition (January 18, 2001)
Publication Date: January 18, 2001
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Ratings: ★ ★    

My thoughts:

Merry is Anita Blake's twin sister! I left Anita's world (after book #10) when she became power-hungry then slutty. This is just book #1 and yet I can see Merry now being the slutty AB. Yikes, even Merry's voice, humor and skills as private investigator, purely Anita. The fantasy part is flat, characters are forgettable. DNF!!   

I'm about to start Nightseer, my last book from this author, hoping it's better than this. 

About the book:

My name is Meredith 'Merry' Gentry, but of course it's not my real name. I dare not even whisper my true name after dark for fear that one hushed word will travel over the night winds to the soft ear of my aunt, the Queen of Air and Darkness. She wants me dead. I don't even know why...

I fled the high court of Faerie three years ago and have been in hiding ever since. As Merry Gentry, I am a private investigator for the Grey Detective Agency: Supernatural Problems, Magical Solutions. My magical skills, scorned at the courts of Faerie, are valued in the human world. Even by human standards, my magic isn't flashy, which is fine by me. Flashy attracts attention and I can't afford that.

Rumour has it that I am dead. Not quite. I am Princess Meredith NicEssus. To speak that name after dark is to call down a knock upon your door from a hand that can kill you with a touch. I have been careful, but not careful enough. The shadows have found me, and they are going to take me back home, one way or another.


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