Cannonball Read IV: Saint City Sinners by Lilith Saintcrow
I preferred the plot unfolding in the city she is so emotionally attached to rather than the globetrotting demonic game of chess from the last book. My only gripe with this entry is that she never seems to take the threat of the demons & their hellhounds that seriously. Yes, she has superhuman strength, her demon lover/bodyguard, another necromancer & an immortal assassin called The Deathless watching her back. But don't think you can play Lucifer for a fool. The romance bit is quite lacking as she has her hands full with every bad thing tearing apart the city looking to kill her. Plus, she's continually at odds with her lover as he never lets her in on his plans. Apparently, demons tend to be quite secretive and think they always know better than their human girlfriends.
On the up side, the action has finally been ratcheted up to 11, so it's not like I got bored. I admire her character the most because she blindly runs into danger despite the odds because that's just what she does. She must do whatever it takes to avenge her friend's killer. To hell with the devil and her love life if need be.
I highly recommend this series for any fans of William Gibson, Lost Girl or the Angel/Buffy-verse.
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