when i started reading this one, i couldn’t really remember what it was supposed to be about (not surprising). what it ended up being, was a strange mash-up of impending apocalypse a la the passage, by justin cronin (featuring soul sucking wraiths out to eat the life force of the general population), and an urban fantasy novel by charles de lint (fairies living among us).
while there was an element of cheese running throughout, the opening scene featuring fairy seduction was a little over the top for me, and i don’t really need a detailed description of the male lead’s rippling muscles. it was still entertaining enough that i finished it. in fact, the wraiths were even creepy enough that i was kind of creeped out reading it in the dark before bed. recommended with reservations (like if you could check it out of the library for free).
after finishing shadow bound, i started remarkable creatures. i haven’t gotten too far, but i am enjoying the characters and i am wishing i was out on an english beach looking for fossils and taking the air.
anybody reading anything good?