Face Off (Laura Blackstone #2)
Laura Black is a druid who can change her appearance. She is both the Fey Guild's public relations director and a secret agent for the International Security Agency. And now she'll have to choose where her loyalties lie when a political war breaks out between the fey and human populations...
I read Face Off right after finishing Skin Deep, which is how I recommend that you read them. That is, after all, how the plot works. There's a lot more of Jono Sinclair...more
This book picks up with the consequences of the first book. Meaning the mysteries behind the motives of the first book come into play, more characters are added, and the crookedness in politicians, etc. seem to be everywhere screwing with everyone.
I did love how involved it all...more
In the aftermath of the Archives bombing (book 1), the Guildmaster Orrin Ap Rhys tries to get rid of Cress, the leanansidhe who is Laura's friend as well as the lover of Laura's boss at the InterSec, Terryn macCullen. In addition to that, Terryn's sister, Dreigen macCullen, the leader of the Inverni clan, comes to visit Washington D.C. and soon is under threat of assasination. Laura (along with her other persona, Mariel Tate) and her hopeful-man Jonathan Sinclair, have to investigate bo...more
The plotting and the scheming in Face Off was good, though I did sort out the overriding threat long before the protagonist did, which left the last chunk of t...more
It does play off the same culture and set of events as the Connor Grey series and Donor Elfenkonig is still alive.
This was rather disappointing. I did empathize with Laura and her self-assessment about her life. Del Franco slid this in very smoothly and very well. And there certainly was a lot of action---both political and physical---happening in the sto...more
I like the writing style of this author a lot as it is easy to read and not too hard to picture what is going on.
Laura Blackstone is a great character and the concept of her using a glamour to be 'two' different people and lives is quite facinating. There is a lot of potential to build upon; in this book she has to reassess...more
At times it i...more
Despite that, I really enjoyed this one as well. It's got the gritty spy stuff going on, all while Laura is going through the burn out most agents tend to suffer in spy novels.