Howl Brittney Dussault
Review from jeannie zelos book reviews
Genre: Paranormal romance
My first novel from Brittney so I wasn’t sure what to expect. It’s a fairly solid description though, and I do like shifters and mysteries, with a side of romance.
Lis, working in the Library after a tragedy on her last field trip, is bored. Nothing seems to happen there. Then she gets requested for help in an investigation into missing shifters. That turns everything upside down, with a mystery to solve of who’s behind the disappearance, and why, and it brings Lis, her former work partner Jonas, and friends Shaz and Kit into serious danger. Jonas has some old history with Lis – it’s frequently alluded to, but I found it frustrating not knowing what happened between them til near the end. The Alpha who’s requested her aid seems to just want her to rubberstamp a conviction of a local disliked wolf. His sister though says he’s innocent and wants Lis to look more, but it seems everyone has alternative motives and poor Lis is working in the dark – very dangerous. Mickey ( who prefers to be called Mick) quietly finds Lis, and there’s an attraction between them right from the start. She has some special talents that often help, but using them she can’t discover whether he is guilty or innocent – she needs to trust him when he says its not him. Her instinct says he’s being set up.The further she investigates the more mysteries come out, along with some long held secrets that affect not only members of the Pack, but her friend Kit, a human/fox Kitsune stuck in a half form, and Lis herself.
I really enjoyed this book. There were things I found frustrating such as Lis’ history, her friendship with Shaz and relationship with Jonas, and Kit’s problems that made me think maybe I was reading a second book in a series, but I can’t find anything earlier. I think the characters here are solid, and I’d be happy to read more adventures featuring them. Its fun trying to work out who is behind the missing shifters, and why, and there are some twists that I didn’t see coming. Its not a deep, dark mystery, not one that will keep you up late at night, nor a romance make your heart race, but a solid, entertaining, well written story that’s fun to while away a couple of hours.
Stars: Four – a fun read.
ARC supplied by author and Book Enthusiast Promotions.
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Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: August 19th, 2014
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After an archeology expedition gone wrong, Lis Santiago is assigned a desk job at The Library, an underground archive dedicated to the history and study of supernatural creatures. Run by humans, the joke about The Library is that it’s operated by people who know everything about magic… except how to use it. Lis is no exception, and after three years, she’s finally accepted her new, albeit lackluster, career.
Then a request is made: Supernatural creatures in the area have gone missing, and the Alpha from the local werewolf pack wants a Librarian to aid in the investigation. But he doesn’t want just any Librarian, he wants Lis. Accepting means time away from her desk, but it also means having to be paired up with old partner Jonas Highet, who left her waiting for him in Italy five years ago. This isn’t the reunion she had in mind, but when the Alpha calls, it’s hard to say no.
Lis quickly wishes she had.
The Alpha already has a suspect, he just needs Lis to convict him… even if there’s no proof he’s guilty. But the Alpha’s sister thinks her brother’s scapegoat- a wolf named Mickey Kaiser- is innocent, and she wants Lis to prove it.
Caught between a pair of siblings known for their cunning ways, Lis is going to have to find out what’s so special about Mickey Kaiser, while simultaneously keeping Jonas from killing the man. And just when Lis starts dreaming about her desk job, the first body is found.
It’s unlike anything Lis has seen before.