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Ursula K Raphael (AstraDaemon)
on Sep. 29, 2012 :
I was hoping that the third book would feature the POV of the secretary, Madison, who is a werewolf, but Darien took the series in a surprisingly new direction. Not only is the main character a human is turned into a vampire against his will, but up until now, most of Darien’s plots have revolved around strong female characters.
In Voracious, “D” is a guy who has recently been turned, and due to his new life requirements, seeks employment at the Stanton Agency. This gives readers the chance to see the main characters from the first two books in a completely objective way. However, the ladies of the Stanton Agency play very small roles in this installment. “D” also struggles with the additional problem of having recently created another new vampire himself – completely unplanned, of course.
One of the things I enjoy about Darien’s writing is the spectacular one-liners strewn throughout the book:
“…he came to the club every night looking like he’d been beaten with a glitter stick and enjoyed it.”
Her writing style adds that extra dimension to the characters, making them more realistic, even if they do live in unusual circumstances.
As always, the story is followed by a Guide to the Preternatural, which includes information on the array of characters within Cameron's Law: vampires, shape-shifters/shifters/were-creatures, humans with paranormal abilities (animators, necromancers, summoners, and psychics), and lesser-known species (theriomorph, fae & daemons).
If you haven’t started this series, do so. I also recommend this as a gift for any fan of the fantasy/horror genre – with three books already available in the series, there’s plenty to keep readers busy until the fourth book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)