Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Early Review: Dead Letter Day by Eileen Rendahl

Dead Letter Day
Author:Eileen Rendahl
Release Date: February 26, 2013
Publisher: Ace
Messenger Book #3
ISBN:   0425258017
ISBN13: 9780425258019
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher

Melina Markowitz, messenger for the underworld, delivers the goods for the supernatural beings in our midst—no questions asked. It’s more than a job; it’s a mission. Safety be damned.

Melina’s missing friend, Paul, could just be taking a little werewolf “me time,” but her investigation yields something more sinister. Suspicions first fall on Paul’s wolf-pack rival. But that wouldn’t explain the sudden windstorms rattling Melina’s nerves—or the ominous, shrieking crows that keep appearing.

The clues lead Melina to a mermaid, a damaged and possibly deranged police officer and patterns for Norwegian doilies—finally bringing her to the realization that she may be dealing with the most powerful enemy she has ever faced.

I'm not loving the cover, Melina looks completely different from her previous covers and I just cant picture her like that. Thankfully I can overlook the cover and still really enjoyed DEAD LETTER DAY. 

The fact that Paul has disappeared and none of the other Were's are looking for him sends Melina out to figure out what is really going on. The mystery of what was really going on was well written and the idea of killer cows was quite interesting lol. There isn't as much action as in previous books but DEAD LETTER DAY is still full of suspense and Melina has some new emotions to work through and figure out. She finds herself getting mushy and sentimental more and it was interesting to watch the change in her. Melina's relationship with Ted definitely gets ramped up a bit when news comes their way, I figured out the hints early on but it was still fun going through the motions until Melina actually figured it out. I really enjoyed Melina's mom in book 3. I think we get a little inside to why she is like she is and their relationship with each other has changed for the better. Melina still tends to put herself in danger more then needed but I have a feeling that she might be more accepting of the help of others from now on.

With so many questions still on my mind and so much more story left to read I'm excited to see where things lead to next for not only Melina but also for her family and friends. I have enjoyed the Messenger world and would suggest starting from the beginning if you are new to the series.

I gave it 4/5 stars

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