Monday, May 14, 2012

Review: Lies & Omens by Lyn Benedict

Lies & Omens is the fourth book in the Shadows Inquiries series by Lyn Benedict and an ACE Urban Fantasy.


Sylvie Lightner is a P.I. specializing in the unusual - in a world where magic is real, and Hell is just around the corner.

After escaping secret government cells and destroying a Miami landmark, Sylvie's trying to lay low - something that gets easier when a magical force starts taking out her enemies. But these magical attacks are a risk to bystanders, and Sylvie can't let that slide.

When the war between the government and the magical world threatens the three people closest to her - her assistant, her sister, and her lover - Sylvie has no choice but to get involved with hidden powers bent on shaping the world to their liking. Now, with death and disaster on the horizon, even if Sylvie wins, things will never be the same...

My thoughts:

Sylvie Lightner is just trying to make a living - and stay alive in the process.  Named the new Lilith, Sylvie has powers she’s never dreamed of - and has no idea how to access most of them.  

Magical beings are coming out of the proverbial closet and attacking the branch of the government that would like nothing more than to catch them and slice them open to see how they tick.  Though there is no love lost between Sylvie and those government officials - innocent bystanders are being harmed - Sylvie feels honor bound to stop the attacks.

With a Fury turned demi-god popping in at the most inconvenient of times and a psycho assassin wanting to take over the very government that is being attacked - to say that things are a bit stressful is an understatement.

If that weren’t enough Sylvie is trying to find a witch to lift a curse from a client, keep her own sister safe and her lover out of trouble...things are going from bad to worse.

I completely enjoyed Lies & Omens - Sylvie is one tough lady.  

I give Lies & Omens 4 out of 5 stars.

Product Details
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Ace (April 24, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1937007502
ISBN-13: 978-1937007508


Danielle said...

I had never heard of this one before reading your review - I am intrigued, will now go add it to the TBR pile :)

Great review!

Mirjam said...

The author sounds familiar, but I'm sure I never read any of her works. It sounds like an enjoyable series though. :)

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

I love Lyn's books, Michelle, and so glad you liked this one! Can't wait to read it! :)

Michelle Greathouse said...

Thanks for stopping by ladies. :)