Monday, 3 July 2017
The Ghoul Vendetta
The Ghoul Vendetta by Lisa Shearin is the latest in her SPI files series.
The agents of Supernatural Protection & Investigations (SPI) are paid to keep the peace. But that’s not so easy when an endless evil threatens to tear that peace to pieces...
A vampire gangster’s nephew is abducted off his yacht by a bunch of low-rent Creatures from the Black Lagoon. A slew of banks are knocked over by what looks like the cast of Night of the Living Dead. All of this may seem like the movies, but, I promise you, it’s not.
I’m Makenna Fraser, seer for SPI, and I know the culprits aren’t wearing disguises or makeup. They’re real. Deadly real. Especially their leader—an ancient shapeshifter who leaves a trail of chaos and blood in his wake. Now, he’s taken my partner, Ian—and his intentions aren’t pretty.
The worst part? This is only the beginning...
The beginning of the end of the human race.
1. Shearin's SPI files are quick, fun reads with lots of action and plenty of witty dialog, plus a little romance thrown in. The characters are great and have interesting talents and backgrounds. The story is a wonderful but suspense with magic. This may have been my favorite book, yet. I loved the character development in it.
2. My favorite thing about this book is finding out who the Ghoul that killed Ian's NYPD partner is and why he hates Ian so much. It was great story with some wonderful Irish folklore mixed into it. Plus, it really showed how close of friends Mac and Ian are. I like that Shearin is not pushing sexual aspect between them. They each have their own love interest, and together have more of brother/sister relationship.
3. Speaking of love interest, there is some great chemistry between Mac and Rake. Their relationship takes a big step forward in this book. I really like them as a couple. Plus, I like the combination of Rake's bad boy vibe that has a little bit of good to it.
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