Successful Seattle baker Alena Budrene doesn't want to die. But when she's infected with a lethal virus spread by supernatural beings, her only chance for recovery is to make a deal with the devil - or in this case, a warlock.
Though he saves her life, it looks nothing like the life she once knew - and neither does she. Alena is a new breed of "Supe" no one has ever seen before. Even the supernatural police don't know what she is. Now exiled to the northern side of the Wall, which marks the divide between humans and Supes, Alena is thrust into a dark and magical new world.
But just as she begins to adjust to all things supernatural, she realizes that her transformation is the least of her worries - and it was no accident. She was chosen...to be killed by a Greek hero trying to make a name for himself once more.
Alena was brought up to be subservient, preferring creating to fighting, and vanilla and honey to blood. But that was then. Now, to survive, she must stand up for herself - and this time she's got fangs. But will she be ready to use them?
©2016 Shannon Mayer (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
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Yes, the book could have moved at a better clip, but it held my attention through it all. That makes it a very good book in my opinion. Can't wait for book 2!
Adventure, humor, and perilousness abound in this book of the new series by one of my favorite authors! Great character, storyline, & plot development! Looking forward to book 2!
Easy listening. Story was ok. Premise was good and started out fine. Development for another book.
"Not one of Mayer's best... "
I stuck with this book until about the half-way point. It took forever for anything interesting to happen. When it did, it started to get stupid really fast.
The trite, overworked theme of "supes" versus humans turned into the even more trite , overworked theme of Greek mythology brought into the modern world.
Mythological characters are, by their very nature, sketchy caricatures, their traits and stories often contradictory and paradoxical. When they are fleshed out into modern characters, it's difficult to keep them from be coming cartoonish. The author missed the mark with this one.
I love anime and cartoons, but prefer more depth when it comes to what I read. With a little humor thrown in, this book probably would make a great short anime series. It's just not good written fiction.
I tried and I just can't keep going with this book. I bought this because I have previously enjoyed Shannon Mayers' other books but this was terrible. The heroine was clichéd stereotype with the vocabulary of either a five year old or an obnoxious kindergarten teacher. Super Duper? Really? The other characters were not much better. It's a pity because the basic premise is good.
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