Monday, January 17, 2011

Early Review: Deaths Sweet Embrace by Tracey O'Hara

Death's Sweet Embrace
Author:Tracey O'Hara
Release Date: January 25, 2011
Publisher: EOS
Dark Brethren Book #2
ISBN:  0061783145
ISBN13: 9780061783142
Genre: Urban Fantasy
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After thousands of years of secret conflict, humans and parahumans have reached an uneasy truce. But unspeakable evil now threatens to shatter the tenuous peace.

Teenaged shapeshifters are being slaughtered by a twisted, sadistic serial killer who rips their still-beating hearts from their paralyzed bodies. A task force must be formed to halt the madness—a union of avengers including the vampiric Aeternus, Christian Laroque and Antoinette Petrescu, as well as Kitt Jordan and Raven Matokwe, members of enemy Animalian tribes…and forbidden lovers.

A centuries-old blood feud has divided their peoples—pitting wolf against snow leopard in a battle to the death—and if their passion is discovered it will doom them both. But past hostilities must be put aside in light of the scourge that is now upon them. For the killer they seek is but the first sign of a blossoming terror rising up from their long-buried pasts: the all-consuming nightmare of The Dark Brethren.

Book two in the Dark Brethren series has some of the characters as book one NIGHTS COLD KISS but mainly follows Kitt Jordan an Animalian (shifter). We are taken on a action packed ride trying to solve a string of killings. Kitt is brought into the fold and has to re-visit her past to move on to her future. The story complements book one and continues and builds stronger onto the problem of the Dark Brethren. The plot is entertaining full of twists and turns and moves along with no problems between the slower and faster paces of the book. The relationships built up nicely, and I enjoyed reading about Kitt and Ravens past. I'm not crazy about books that have different character POV's but Tracey O'Hara made them blend perfectly and I am happy to say they didn't get confusing like some books tend to do. If you enjoyed NIGHTS COLD KISS I definitely recommend that you pick up DEATHS SWEET EMBRACE, I'm excited to see what comes next.

I gave it a 4/5 stars