H&W Investigations, Book 4
Synopsis: Vampires, werewolves, mages–the Others are very real, and wreaking havoc in Shiarra Waynest’s life. But now, she’s returning the favor…
Once, she was one of the good guys–or as close as a New York P.I. can get. Then Shiarra Waynest was drawn into the world of the Others. Every faction has its own loyalties and agenda. And Shia’s recent betrayal by her ex-boyfriend means that she may be on the verge of becoming a rogue werewolf at the next full moon.
Of course, with all the threats against her, Shia’s not sure she’ll live long enough to find out. The enigmatic vampire Royce wants her back in his clutches, as do two powerful werewolf packs, along with the police. Instead of going into hiding, Shia is enlisting the aid of her enchanted hunter’s belt and every dirty P.I. trick she knows. If she’s going down, she’ll take out as many of her enemies as she can–and hope that in the process, she keeps whatever humanity she has left…
Review: Since the end of the third novel, I only wanted one thing: to get into this one. Indeed, the last volume was full of turnarounds of any kinds. It was amazing, we found ourselves buffetedon all sides to finally question everything. But here it is, there are also a lot of consequences, and we can see them now in this novel.
Shia only think about one thing in this volume, her revenge against Chaz, and nothing, really nothing, could stop her in her new quest. But she doesn’t have a lot of allies now she ran away from Royce and there is just one person she can turn to. Plus, there is always a threat over her head as she still could turn into a werewolf for the next full moon.
I confess that the day’s countdown before the full moon at the beginning of each chapter was terrible. I really wanted to skip some to be on the BIG day and like that learn the truth. No! I was strong, I didn’t do it! I’m so proud of me… Well, Ok, I wouldn’t confess that I did it for another event. If you had read the book, you would have understood, the wait is terrible! (Well I hadn’t read a lot either, I still kept the surprise! I was mainly curious to know when she would meet with Chaz). Poor Shia, she goes though a lot of things in this book. It’s very difficult for her to question everything and therefore, she sometimes has to do some choices that aren’t very wise for her.
It’s heart breaking to see the feelings and the goals of our heroine but we can also understand why she wants that after all she’s been through. I was very impatient to assist to the confrontation between her and her ex boyfriend. From the start, we know that it will be epic. I have to say Chaz hasn’t changed at all. I think it’s a character difficult to understand, he wants everything and in the same time he sabotages what he undertakes by himself.
We only see Alec a few times in this novel, yes, it was quite sad as it’s a character I love to read about. But our heroine always has the vampire in her mind, so it allows us to have him all along the story. Indeed, I was very surprised by the end; did I say “surprised”? I think I should say “more than happy”. But what can we do with such an end? There is only one thing, to wait and throw ourselves on book 5 as soon as possible.
It’s also very pleasant to learn more about the belt that Shiarra always wore. I’m ashamed to tell that I didn’t really think about this mage or about who he was before. We can here understand better his will to kill the Others and to revenge the persons he loved. In this novel, he is, like always, determined to do what he thinks is the best for him despite the consequences, even if Shia doesn’t agree with him.
Well, I won’t relate the entire story, but it’s another really great novel. The only problem is that as soon as we get into the story we can’t put the book down until the end. A lot of answers are given but we also have many new questions and I’m impatient to know the last word. If you enjoyed the last books, you’ll surely love this one. A mix of love, conspiracies and mysteries. A new amazing book featuring all the characters we love.