My rating: 4 of 5 stars
-Book Description: 4
-Simile Use: 4 (minimal usage)
-Description: 4 (well balanced)
-Show And Tell Balance: 4
This is the fourth installment in the Parasol Protectorate series, in which we find Alexia in yet another taxing situation. This one is one that no one could of expected, least of all, Alexia. She finds herself pregnant, abandoned by her husband and under attack from the local vampire hive. Throughout the book she’s fending for her life, trying to figure out how it’s possible she’s pregnant and pining over the fact that Conall has abandoned her and doesn’t trust her enough to know she’s been faithful. This novel is almost as delightful as the previous novel, but I had a harder time getting through it. Sometimes the balance of show and tell became a bit burdensome. I did like that we got to see a bit more of the secondary characters of Lyall and Biffy and the background of Alexia’s birth and being soulless rolls out nicely. Overall, it was an excellent read.