Thursday, June 3, 2010
Scythe is a Paranormal Romance by MK Mancos from Samhain Publishing.
A hot chick. A golden blade. Dead bodies. It's enough to make a cop crazy.
Keely Montgomery doesn't spend much time thinking about death. She's too busy working toward a Ph.D. in social work - her ticket out of a low-rent apartment in a New Jersey urban center. Until an angelic courier delivers a scroll from the Office of Death and Dismemberment that could take her career down a new path - as one of Heaven's Holy Assassins.
Her? Become a Scythe? No thanks, not interested. But she underestimates how persistent Heaven can be.
Detective Josiah Adler has seen a lot of weird things during his time on the force. A hot blonde wielding a golden blade, standing over a string of dead bodies? That's a new one. So is the fact that her grisly deeds leave no blood or marks on the bodies.
The woman's effect on his libido is another new development. One that leaves him no choice but to nail her before she kills again. And before his heart no longer stands a chance.
Warning: Contains wise-cracking heavenly bodies, sci-fi geekery and a bulldog named Pugsly.
Scythe was an okay read. :)
Keely Montgomery is working her way through college. She has no time for anything outside of work and school. When she is offered a job as a Scythe - she immediately turns it down - but Heaven does not often take 'no' for an answer.
Detective Josiah Adler does not know what to think when he sees a couple of hooded individuals standing over a dead body in the alley. And what was that shiny blade the smaller of the two was holding? Determined to find out if these two have anything to do with the recent string of murders - Josiah sets out to find out who they are.
Scythe is another whodunnit with paranormal elements.
I love the concept of Scythe's and Reapers and a whole host of corporate employees in Heaven. :) That being said, Scythe did not meet my expectations. I found myself wanting more of Keely's story and less of Josiah.
I think my problem was that I wanted the Scythe 'business' to be the prominent story and to me it seemed to be overshadowed by the 'police business'.
I give Scythe 3 out of 5 stars. :)