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A shifter, a vampire and a fae walk into a bar...
Reviewed in the United States on April 7, 2021
Fury chose her name to inspire fear. An abused wife in her human life, she chose to become a demon, a corrections and rehabilitation demon to souls. What she isn't is a spy. She's a weapon. And this mission involves going back to Earth- where people suck and bad memories abound. But, apparently even angels have failed and now they're sending in... her? Now she has to save all the realms by stopping 3 men who're going to nova everything for reasons unknown.
This started out fun, irreverent and hilarious. Then, somewhere, it took a weird turn. I have so many questions.
*If souls are memory wiped why the rehab? If they're a bad soul, they just get respawned as bad again because all that rehab got erased.
*Is Huck still screaming to Timberlake?
*How does this twist on theology/mythology work? There are a few differences from the norm but no explanations.
*The beginnings iof supes is still unknown. They were human?
*She starts off asking the important questions and then abandons all investigation when she discovered her mates. She literally spends weeks just moving from house to house with them.
*She's a demon. She's dead. She gets a living body with superhuman strength but every human frailty? Not exactly helpful.
*Why did she quit asking questions? She doesn't ask about the summit till almost day of. After repeatedly dying and multiple attempts, she doesn't carry weapons, isn't concerned about security, and doesn't do her own investigation. There are witches available. Have some sort of poison detection spell, a protection spell, allow her to sift/teleport and get away.
*What is these races capable of? We know of them but not about them. How big are shifters in their other forms? Are there more than wolves? How does a pack that spreads from Texas to Alaska function? Are there mini alphas that report to him? How many kinds of fae are there? Do they all look like pointy eared humans? No brownies, goblins, sprites, redcaps or barghest? Vampires aren't affected by sunlight. Do they eat food? Are there other supes? We don't get world building so no clue.
*A brief mention of power that made each an alpha is all we get. Does she enhance abilities? How long does each race usually live?
*What kind of crow has human intelligence and that vocabulary? Crows and ravens can talk some, but not to the degree of parrots, although they do surpass them in tool usage.
This started out great. But somewhere after the poisoning the questions stopped. For all of them. They didn't even seem to want to be her mate. Not one asked her what she liked to read, watch, do. They didn't try to steal little moments, little touches, do the things mates would try to do to get the other to stay. Ezra was ok with just being a fling. Roman has buried his wolf. Dorian just sort of exists. This has such promise and potential. A little more fleshing out of the characters, give them a little more personality- something for readers to bond with. Give us a little more insight into this new twist on old mythologies. Are supes in hiding? Is there a system that helps cover incidents? The bones are ok but could be so much more. I'll give it 3 stars because I finished it. But mostly because I just kept hoping she'd abandon her apathy and start doing what she was sent to do. A plot that was abandoned halfway through, up to the last bit of the book.