Monday, September 5, 2011

Review: Green-Eyed Envy by Kasey MacKenzie

Green-Eyed Envy
Author:Kasey Mackenzie
Release Date: June 28, 2011
Publisher: Ace
Shades of Fury Book #2
ISBN:   0441020496
ISBN13 9780441020492
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Jealousy can be a killer...

As a Fury, Marissa Holloway belongs to an Arcane race that has meted out justice since time immemorial. As Boston's chief magical investigator, it's her duty to solve any crimes committed by or against supernaturals.

Months have gone by since Riss discovered some unwelcome truths about her past--and managed to stop a supernatural war. Since then things have been quiet. Too quiet. But that all changes when the bodies of Bastai, shapeshifters also known as Cats, begin piling up in Boston's magical underbelly--even though the legendary shifters are supposed to have ninety-nine lives.

One common thread ties the victims together: all were old flames of FBI Agent Harper Cruz. And since Harper and Riss's lover Scott Murphy enjoyed a one-night stand before he and Riss reunited, the Fury has twice the incentive to crack the case wide open, before the killer's green-eyed gaze turns in Scott's direction..

I really enjoyed RED HOT FURY, so there was no doubt in my mind that I would be grabbing a copy of GREEN EYED ENVY the day it came out. I find Riss (Marissa) sassy, fun, and determined. I have also really liked the rest of the characters so far in the series. Harper a friend and past fling of Scott's that we met in book one has a much bigger role in book two. The whole book is pretty much about her and a serial killer that is offing her ex boyfriends as it gets closer to her wedding day. Riss is not only determined to stop him from killing more people but she is worried for Scott as well due to his past "relationship" with Harper.

I didn't feel that GREEN EYED ENVY was AS good as RED HOT FURY for a few reasons. The mysterious were pretty easy to solve to me. There were lots of things I guessed before their reveals. The emotions weren't as high for me, I didn't feel as attached to the story line as I would have liked. Although you can tell that they care a lot about each other and the feelings built up more the relationship between Riss and Scott didn't have as much emotion behind it as in book one. I missed the whole Fury aspect. There wasn't as much of her being her Fury self as there was in book one and I really would have liked that. Even after saying all of that I don't regret reading GREEN EYED ENVY, I still enjoyed it  and there were a few things that happened in the book that I'm excited to see more of in following books.  I will be buying the next book in the series and I think if you liked book one you will still enjoy what GREEN EYED ENVY adds to the series.

I gave it 3/5 stars