Wow! A fast paced action packed fantasy set in post-apocalyptic Chicago. You'll want to read this book in one sitting.
Favourite line "My caretaker told me a story once of a cat with nine lives...she was talking about me."
Liked the unusual spin on magic/magical abilities in this book (like the guy whose hair grows when he uses magic!).
Rue tries to blend in by pretending to be a dud (a non-magic user); working hard as a bartender and getting inked as often as possible. One night, she's mugged and luckily saved by a duo who want her help.
She's going to use her powerful gift, but can she control it? Does she even want to?
This can be read as a stand alone story but I hope that the author will expand it into a series about Rue and her new territory (at least the building's above ground) as some questions could be answered e.g. will she exact revenge on the person who arranged her mugging? Will she conquer the other territories?
Book needs proofreading to correct spelling and grammar errors.
In case some readers may be dissuaded due to the gay & lesbian fiction tag: Rue is in a lesbian relationship and she is bi-sexual. However romantic/sexual relationships are a minor part of the book and such scenes are inexplicit.
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)