Thursday, January 7, 2010

Review: They Call Me Death

This is an Urban Fantasy Romance by Missy Jane.

Book Blurb:

My name is Alexia Williams. In my world, North America is divided between north and south but not the way its taught in the history books.

After losing my family to the shifters, I joined the Combined Human States Army. Now I find myself on the front lines, defending the wall between my species and theirs. My mission is simple: keep the animals on their side by whatever means necessary and I"m good at it. I don't talk to them. I don't sympathize with them. I sure as hell don't admire them until one saves my life.

Andor isn't like any shifter Ive ever met. Hes a three-hundred-year-old golden eagle asking for help finding missing shifters who may be in my lands. I just have to decide between helping the animals or ignoring signs that my fellow humans aren't what I thought they were. But how can I help a species I hate and fear? Even if Andor makes me feel alive again?

In the land of the shifters - they call me Death.

This is my first read by Samhain Publishing and I can't think of a better book to start with - They Call Me Death is a great read. :)

Alexia has been through more than any one person should ever have to experience - the death of her husband and child at the hands of 'people' she thought were her friends. This experience changed her - molded her into a hardened fighter who lives only to work and keep the 'enemy' from the door. Alexia has closed off her heart and turned off her feelings.

Andor would have been happy to continue to live his life with the humans none the wiser to shifter kind - but he is in the minority in that regard. Forced 'out of the closet' so to speak - Andor lost the one thing most important to him - his daughter. Now he needs help - because he thinks he has found his daughter - and she is being held in the human controled part of North America.

They Call Me Death has it all - action, suspense, romance. I really enjoyed this book.

Ms. Jane left room for a sequel and I am really hoping she will give us one. :) I have enjoyed these characters and would love to read more.

I give They Call Me Death 5 out of 5 stars. :)



Blodeuedd said...

This book sure sounds good, and oh Samhain ;) They do have the funniest warnings

Tamsyn said...

Sounds like a great book! Thanks!

Amy J - Book Addict said...

I haven't read much urban fantasy books, but after your review of this I will have to try it!

jacabur1 said...

In an interview Sunday December 20th Missy Jane gave us this information about the series with Andor, Alexia and the rest of the Combined Human States Army and Shifter characters. She made the following statement:
{Right now I've begun books for three other characters: Lance, Sandulf and Kotori. Kotori's book was completely unexpected, but he insisted on having one too}. ;)

Since you liked the first one Michelle and thought maybe you would like to see more in this from Ms. Jane just thought would share with you... ( I read the book right after released ahead of a whole stack in my TBR pile and enjoyed it also) There are a couple of freebies on her website as well, one excerpt and a short Shifter story....

Jackie B Central Texas