Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Review: Recombinant by Shannon Mayer, Denise Grover Swank

Release Date: October 27, 2015
Publisher: HiJinks Ink Publishing
ISBN13: 9781987933093
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Author

In the city that never sleeps, nightmares live in the darkness . . .

A series of grisly murders begin to pile up in New York City, murders that have no rhyme or reason and no leads. Unless one chooses to believe that the supernatural is possible.

The crimes have caught the attention of two very different women. A journalist fresh off the plane from covering the war in Iraq and a vampire who has chosen to hunt her own kind. Together they will form a reluctant yet unrelenting team.

As they slowly begin to crack the fissures behind a government cover up and bioterrorism, they find a truth that neither of them could ever have suspected. And now it's too late for either of them to turn away.

Even if it means their lives as they know them will never be the same.

RECOMBINANT is told from two different POVs. Rachel is a journalist who is searching for answers for a story she is working on. Lea is a Cazador (aka Vampire hunter) that was turned into a vampire against her will, but still hunts vampires. Stories with multiple POVs aren't my favorite type of stories, but when they are done right, I don't usually mind it. Unfortunately for RECOMBINANT, it started off a little too choppy going from one to the other for my tastes which made it a bit hard to get into the story. Thankfully it smoothed out a bit as the story progressed.

Both Rachel and Lea were interesting characters. They each are pretty bad ass in their own right and together they made a great team. There was a lot involved in the story line and it takes a bit to catch up with things, but it ended with a ton of action and drama which I love.
I have a lot of questions after reading RECOMBINANT. One of my biggest is that I expected Rachel and Lea to stick together. I just don't understand them going their separate ways at the end of the book. I thought the whole point of Rachel's new position as Leah's helper was for her to be by Lea's side? I am hoping book 2, REPLICA, answers that and the other questions floating around in my mind.

I gave it 3/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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