Series: Blood & Magic Book 1
Author: Danielle Annett
Blurb: It has been six years since the Awakening and peace in Spokane, Washington is still tenuous at best. The vampires and shifters are all vying for control of the city and the humans seem to be the ones suffering the consequences, or so it seems.
Aria Naveed has spent the last two years of her life fighting to make the many wrongs of the world right, but soon finds out that the humans aren’t as weak as they appear and may be a more terrifying foe than any of the other races combined.
When a stranger rolls into town with trouble on his heels, Aria finds herself trapped in the middle of a battle that could cost her more than she has bargained for as a fight for justice turns into an unexpected fight for her life.
Thoughts: This story was set it an alternate world where humans are no longer the ‘superior race’. It’s been six years since The Awakening when shifters, vampires, fae and other creatures of the night decided to come out of hiding. The world as the humans had known it has changed. The heroine of this story is Aria and is a pysker with her primary ability being pyrokinesis. She works for a firm as a mercenary hired to find a kidnapped boy who she later finds with his throat slashed and his body mauled.
Aria was raised to protect her identity but when it comes to light that the little boy was a shifter the possibility of war breaking out between the Vamps and shifters became real possibility. Aria found herself standing by what she believe in and therefore choosing sides.
I enjoy paranormal reads but this one was a little slow for me and didn’t grab my attention as quickly as I would have liked. I have enough curiosity to see what the next book has in store for this alternate world though.