Some secrets are dangerous. This Secret is deadly.
For Secret McQueen, her life feels like the punch line for a terrible joke. Abandoned at birth by her werewolf mother, hired as a teen by the vampire council of New York City to kill rogues, Secret is a part of both worlds, but belongs to neither. At twenty-two, she has carved out as close to a normal life as a bounty hunter can.
When an enemy from her past returns with her death on his mind, she is forced to call on every ounce of her mixed heritage to save herself—and everyone else in the city she calls home. As if the fate of the world wasn’t enough to deal with, there’s Lucas Rain, King of the East Coast werewolves, who seems to believe he and Secret are fated to be together. Too bad Secret also feels a connection with Desmond, Lucas’s second-in-command…
Warning: This book contains a sarcastic, kick-ass bounty hunter; a metaphysical love triangle with two sexy werewolves; a demanding vampire council; and a spicy seasoning of sex and violence.
It is definitely an interesting start of this book series. The heroine is quite kick-ass, reasonably quick-witted and quick-mouthed. Her universe is an interesting one with a traditional secret vampire council as well as a, equally secret, werewolf pack structure. This book is much more true to the traditional mythology about vampires and werewolves as well as a few other mythological creatures.
This is the first book in the series and as such it of course needs to set the stage and build the universe for the future books in the series. I think the universe building and stage-setting is quite promising. However, somehow I never got that wow feeling with respect to the main character. She just stayed kind of…okay during the entire book. I cannot put my finger on exactly why.
The life of the heroine is already a quite complicated one, being from both vampire and werewolf ancestry, but at the end of the book it has become a whole lot more complicated. Her name, although I have to say that I find it a bit silly, is indeed justified since there are many secrets about our heroin and more are hinted at the end of the book.
Speaking of the end, some people might consider this book ending with a cliffhanger. In a sense I guess it is true but it is not what I really would call a cliffhanger. At least not the really annoying kind of cliffhanger that you see in some books. The book have a decent conclusion of the main adventure in the book. Then it opens the door and lets you have a glimpse of the main subject for the story of the next book.
Well, I found the book a good one and it succeeded in poking my interest enough that I will more than likely read at least one more in the series.