Blurb: It was the revelation of the millennium: witches, werewolves, vampires, and other supernaturals are real. Fast forward thirteen years: TV reporter Delilah Street used to cover the small-town bogeyman beat back in Kansas, but now, in high-octane Las Vegas — which is run by a werewolf mob — she finds herself holding back the very gates of Hell. At least she has a hot new guy and one big bad wolfhound to help…
Review: I had a hard time deciding how to rate this as I’m still not actually sure if I liked it or not.
The story is pretty good and I like where it is going, but there is a lot that is going on throughout the book and sometimes it is hard to follow. It took me quite a while to even really get into the story because there are so many metaphors and similes and random comparisons that sometimes just do not make sense or send you off track and you have to go back after reading a couple of paragraphs to figure out what was just said or what was actually meant. There were several times where it got really confusing.
It is also a little confusing as to what all kinds of supernatural creatures are in this little world. There are obviously vampires and werewolves, but most other references talk about dead or undead, but apparently not in reference to vampires. The couple of actual attempts to describe some of them are a bit convoluted and drawn out and you still are scratching your head by the time you get to the end of the description. What I did get was pretty interesting, I just wasn’t really understanding it.
There is a somewhat spacy vibe that comes across several times throughout the book with regards to the main character. You never really know why she gets that way. A couple of times I thought it was because of some outside influence, but I don’t think that is the case.
We also never actually know what her deal is. We get a glimpse that she has some weird thing with mirrors. She does something that, we yet again don’t really know what or why, that effects Ric and his powers. She is a vampire magnet for some reason and apparently has a body double, that again, we never actually learn anything about.
By the time the book is over, you realize that not one thing was actually resolved. The murder that was discovered in the very beginning of the book was only barely touched on with any kind of revelation and that little thing is a long way from completion. You have no idea who or what the guy she is working for is. Same with her dog (because he is obviously way more than just a dog). There are so many twists and turns and crazy plot goings on it was hard to keep track of them all and yet not one of them was totally resolved by the end of the book.
The majority of the times she was somewhere in an effort to learn more about the crime, the actions and questions and situations end up, again, really confusing and often left me wondering what the purpose even was of that part of the story.
I can’t say that I liked this, but I can’t really say I hated it. It was just weird. I probably lean a bit more towards the don’t like because reading really shouldn’t be this hard, but I’ll probably be grabbing the next book in an effort to see if any of the pieces get any kind of an ending, but I don’t have a lot of expectations for it.