Monday, June 27, 2011

Early Review: Green-Eyed Envy by Kasey Mackenzie

Green-Eyed Envy is the second book in the Shades of Fury series by Kasey Mackenzie and an ACE Fantasy.

Book Blurb:

 Jealousy can be a killer...

As a Fury, Marissa Holloway belongs to an Arcane race that has meted out justice since time immemorial. As Boston's chief magical investigator, it's her duty to solve any crimes committed by or against supernaturals.

Months have gone by since Riss discovered some unwelcome truths about her past--and managed to stop a supernatural war. Since then things have been quiet. Too quiet. But that all changes when the bodies of Bastai, shapeshifters also known as Cats, begin piling up in Boston's magical underbelly--even though the legendary shifters are supposed to have ninety-nine lives.

One common thread ties the victims together: all were old flames of FBI Agent Harper Cruz. And since Harper and Riss's lover Scott Murphy enjoyed a one-night stand before he and Riss reunited, the Fury has twice the incentive to crack the case wide open, before the killer's green-eyed gaze turns in Scott's direction...

My thoughts:

Marissa Holloway is the Chief of the Magical Crimes Unit in Boston, it is her job to investigate -  and solve, any crimes committed by or against the supernatural community.  But Riss is much more than that.

She is a Fury - an immortal being who polices the arcane races.

When the bodies of Cat’s, who have ninety-nine lives, start turning up dead - Riss and her small crew in the MCU begin their investigation.  It is quickly determined that the common factor between the Cat’s is FBI Agent Harper Cruz.

Riss and Harper have a common factor as well - Scott.  Harper and Scott shared a night together years ago and now Riss is afraid he is on the killer’s hit list.

Determined to stop this serial killer before another body turns up - Riss and crew devise a plan to draw the killer out.

And if hunting a serial killer weren’t enough, Riss has to deal with Fury politics and assassination attempts against her own life - as well as those she loves.

I absolutely love this series   I give Green-Eyed Envy 5 out of 5 stars.

   Product Details

    Paperback: 304 pages
    Publisher: Ace; Original edition (6-28-11)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0441020496
    ISBN-13: 978-0441020492  


SusiSunshine said...

Never heard of that series before. Sounds pretty nice- and I love to read about Furies.

Michelle Greathouse said...


The first book is Red Hot Fury and it came out in June of last year. I've enjoyed both installments and can't wait for more.

I hope you give it a try.


Blodeuedd said...

Hi Michelle,
That good..oh I do not know, I have been on the fence since I read a short story by her. But I should not judge on that