This is one of the longest series I have read that I am still enjoying. Having written that I am afraid that this instalment in the series was not one of the best ones.
Samantha Moon hunting Bigfoot in the wilderness with a bunch of nerds sounds like a cool setting and, as I wrote, I do like this series so I was happy to start reading this new book in it.
Samantha is cool as always and so is her werewolf boyfriend. The story is pretty cool as well. There’s a fair amount of enjoyable pages in this book.
I have to confess that I did like Samantha better when she was a “real” blood vampire though. This succubus pretending to be a vampire is not as cool as the real deal. Also the author really goes overboard with this mind reading, mind controlling and mind wiping stuff.
Samantha just wanders about mind-telling people what to do, reading their minds and making them forget what she doesn’t want them to remember. I have always liked this surprise moments when mundane people get to realise that there are things that go bump in the night but it kind of looses its appeal when you know they are going to forget about it on the next page.
Also, for me, the author did ruin the Bigfoot thing a bit with his take on Bigfoot. Urban fantasy is urban fantasy and science fiction is science fiction. Mixing the two was not such a good idea from my point of view.
Having finished the book I cannot say that I was really disappointed but, for me, the book has some issues and it almost felt like a filler in the overall story arc and that the author was desperately trying to put together a story in order to get a book out.