Thursday, June 01, 2006

Awaken Me Darkly by Gena Showalter

If you are fans of the early Anita Blake books, this one has the same sort of feel to it. The plot: Aliens live among us. There are many species that have entered our planet through portholes.. think... Stargate. They have abilities that the humans can't match, so an elite task force is created in local police forces to hunt bad aliens down and eliminate them.

Our heroine is one such hunter. Her name is Mia Snow and she has the requisite horrible background making her a very tough woman in a position of command in the Chicago PD. When her partner Dallas is injured saving her from certain death, she is forced to bargain with a very attractive alien for a way to cure him.

The mystery isn't really the key to this story's success. It's more about building the world and learning about Mia. This book could kick off a really long series if treated the right way. The writing flowed and the story engrossed. Thumbs up for this first Huntress book from Showalter.

4 1/2 stars!

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