another fast paced adventure with Rylee and Co.
Immune: A Sexy Urban Fantasy Mystery (Rylee Adamson # 2) Shannon Mayer
I’m always on the look for new books/authors and saw some reviews of Shannon’s first book Priceless on Facebook. After reading the sample I decided to buy given that it was only 77p and sounded right up my street. Loved it so much I had to buy Immune straight after and I only wish Shannon had already written more.
The synopsis gives a pretty good description of what the story is about so I’ll just say what I liked. I loved Rylee – she’s had such a difficult upbringing with special talents that make her different from others and that and her guilt over not being able to save her sister from abduction mean she spends most of her time alone with only a couple of close friends. Alex the werewolf – great character with his loopy sayings, and yes he does sound like an overgrown child. His presence often makes life hard for Rylee and yet she looks after him knowing if she didn’t the Pack would kill him. Then there’s the mostly batty but occasionally lucid Giselle who brought her up after her parents kicked her out and her best friend Milly. Giselle is a great character but Milly – well with friends like her etc. etc. but she provides an excellent evil bitch type persona – all good books need some bad people. We see much more of O’Shea in this one – he’s one hot man and a great foil for Rylee. I hope the next book finds a way of bringing them back together – Rylee needs one person she can fully trust.
The mix of super-naturals from vampires, witches, trolls, shape-shifters is awesome and they all play a special part – no one is is there as a filler.
Its a well written book, plots that pace along easily and give rise to other sub plots, twists and turns taking Rylee to unexpected places…its one of those fantastic books where you just can’t predict what will happen next and is long enough and in depth enough to bear multiple readings (my keeper criteria) At £2.05 for 180 pages in kindle is good value especially bearing in mind I’ll re read it in the future.
stars: full five – loved the book and am really keen for the series to develop into a long running one ( but please Shannon don’t make us wait a year between books if you can..)