It took me 2,5 hours to finish book one “Banshee Blues”. That is all the time it took to make me a fan of Bilinda Sheehan. Moreover I have not read many books about the Banshees species. Who would have thought they could be the number 1 when it comes to beating the “bad supernaturals” instead of Werewolves and Vampires (also included species in the series by the way).
I love the sassy stubbornness of the protagonist Darcey Thorne, the last living Banshee. The Banshee in this book is the Harbinger of Death – known for her wail/cry/shriek. She finds herself in a whole lot of trouble with multiple characters and of course there are issues with the infamous mysterious Faery Court. In addition you get to know a few romance possibilities like a mysterious demon who shows up unannounced a couple of times, her Faery Court boss Lunn and others in the following books. And last but not least her twisted dark past with her previous lover Mannan – which will be revealed slowly throughout the books. The thing I like about this series is that it focuses more on the detective/ Private Investigator side than the romance side in books 1 and 2.
The only thing that annoyed me about book 3 in the Bones and Bounties series is the several men who all seem to be in love with her, I just want to yell “pick a dude already”! It almost becomes a reverse-harem-ish novel, but not really if that makes any sense at all. So yay(!) Bilinda for writing books 1 and 2, although I hate to admit that I was slightly disappointed with book 3.
Let’s end this review on a positive note. My short summary about the series: amazing urban fantasy world, lots of “tall, dark and handsome” material, sassy heroine protagonist, would have preferred love triangle over love-multi-angle(?), new angle with banshee species, very addictive writing style to read. I can’t wait to read more books by Sheehan.
Fans of Jennifer Estep and Patricia Briggs will love the writing style and fantasy world Bilinda created in her series.
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