Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Review: Dark Currents by Jaqueline Carey

Dark Currents
Author:Jaqueline Carey
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Roc
Agent of Hel Book #1
ISBN:  0451464788
ISBN13: 9780451464781
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher

The Midwestern resort town of Pemkowet boasts a diverse population: eccentric locals, wealthy summer people, and tourists by the busload; not to mention fairies, sprites, vampires, naiads, ogres and a whole host of eldritch folk, presided over by Hel, a reclusive Norse goddess.

To Daisy Johanssen, fathered by an incubus and raised by a single mother, it’s home. And as Hel’s enforcer and the designated liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, it’s up to her to ensure relations between the mundane and eldritch communities run smoothly.

But when a young man from a nearby college drowns—and signs point to eldritch involvement—the town’s booming paranormal tourism trade is at stake. Teamed up with her childhood crush, Officer Cody Fairfax, a sexy werewolf on the down-low, Daisy must solve the crime—and keep a tight rein on the darker side of her nature. For if she’s ever tempted to invoke her demonic birthright, it could accidentally unleash nothing less than Armageddon.

The Goddess of Hel picked Daisy Johanssen to be her Agent. Its Daisy's job to keep the peace and met out punishment when the peace is broken between the mundane and Eldritch community. The Peace is broken when a human college student is found dead and the evidence suggests he was murdered by someone in the Eldritch community.

DARK CURRENTS was a pretty fun book. The town of Penkowet is home to many including a thriving Eldritch community. You are introduced to many different species and fun characters throughout the book. Daisy is half incubus, half human and doesn't always get a lot of respect because of that. She works part time with the Penkowet police department but when a college student ends up dead she joins the investigation along side her crush Cody Fairfax to solve the crime. Daisy is in a constant battle to not give in to her demons side. She is down to earth and a pretty good girl. There isn't any sort of romance in DARK CURRENTS but there are a few small hints to there being one in the future. I found the whole mystery pretty thorough, It was suspenseful and fun to follow along with. You never quite knew who was on what side until it was thrown at you. The pace was nice and the story flowed evenly. I enjoyed the world and will be jumping back in for book 2.

I gave it 4/5 stars 

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