Twiceborn by Marina Finlayson

cover84223-mediumTitle:    Twiceborn
Series:  The Proving Book #1
Author:  Marina Finlayson
Genre:  Urban Fantasy

Blurb:   Still grieving her beloved son, Kate O’Connor’s just going through the motions. She doesn’t care that strangers often shadow her on the unorthodox courier jobs she does for a friend. She doesn’t even care what’s in the packages until the day she returns from a special rush job with no memory of the event. But it must have been pretty wild, because now there’s a werewolf in her kitchen trying to kill her—and he’s just the first in line.

Dragged into a supernatural war of succession between the daughters of the dragon queen, Kate discovers a Sydney she never knew existed, peopled by all kinds of strange half-human creatures. To have any hope of surviving she must uncover the explosive secret hidden in her memory—but first she has to live through the night.

Thoughts:  This series and the writing style remind me a bit of a mix between Deanna Chase’s Crescent City Fae series and Diana Pharaoh Francis’ Diamond City Magic series.  The story is about Kate, a courier, who gets far more than she bargains for when she makes one of her deliveries.  The storyline is strong in its originality and manages to keep the reader on their toes as the story takes a number of a different twists and turns.  Just when you begin to think that you have the storyline all figured out, another event will happen and blow those pre-conceptions out of the water.  The book starts out strong and that pace continues throughout the story. The characters were fun and interesting and I hope to see more of them as the series progresses.

If your looking for a shifter book that is not your standard run of the mill fanfare, or a urban fantasy fan that is looking for something a little different, Twiceborn is perfect.

Rate:  B+

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