Dead on the Delta (Annabelle Lee #1)
Once upon a time, fairies were the stuff of bedtime stories and sweet dreams. Then came the mutations, and the dreams became nightmares. Mosquito-size fairies now indulge their taste for human blood—and for most humans, a fairy bite means insanity or death. Luckily, Annabelle Lee isn’t most humans. The hard-drinking, smart-mouthed, bicycle-riding redhead is immune to fairy...more
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What a fantastic and refreshing start to a new series and world created around killer Fairies! Dead On The Delta is a story set in present day Donaldsonville, Louisiana after the fairies have mutated and become beautiful killers. To those that have the misfortune of receiving a fairy bite, if they don't die instantly are sent to iron camps to live among the infected for the safety...more
The story holds up in some places, excels in others and kinda loses the reader along the way, but the story, as a whole is a good start to this series.
Annabelle Lee is on her way to hitting rock bottom, through meds that help her sleep to that one more drink to help her going through the day, the life as an one immure to fairy bites has...more
Annabelle Lee is far from your ideal protagonist. You won't find a hundred different variations of her character in every heroine you read about in the urban fantasy world.
She is fascinating.... in a morbid way. She has questionable morals and is unapologetic. She has people she cares about, but could care less what people think of her. She is severely lacking in ambition and is addicted to alcohol and sleeping...more
So why did I buy this book wh...more
With an unlikeable heroine that I couldn't bring myself to care about, to a mystery that isn't quite a mystery ... yet...an annoying boyfriend and a jerk ex....needless to say I didn't get hooked.
I had to stop reading this so maybe it got better?
Don't know. Not caring.
New favorite series? Yes, I think so. Wowsers. I loved this book. I’d liken it to Stacia Kane’s Downside Ghosts series, not because it’s similar in plot, but because they’re both gritty and emotional. Makes sense as I read it based on Kane’s recommendation. =D From the first paragraph, you can tell that the author isn’t going to hold back any punches. It’s pretty much all-in right off the bat. I woulda read this in one sitting had my body not protested the all-nighter.
What I liked best was that Annabelle isn't a hero. She's a regular, screwed up woman. More screwed up than some, sure, but really, despite a lot of the criticism, not so terrible a person at all, just different than the lead characters...more
*Genre* Urban Fantasy
Dead on the Delta, by Stacey Jay, is the first book in the Annabelle Lee series. The premise behind this story is that 12-years ago there was an attack on a chemical manufacturing plant that led to what the author is calling the Mutations and the realization that Fairies have been living with us all along. These killer fairies now feast on the blood of human beings causing insanity and death.
You could put this book into the post-apocalyptic catego...more
The unlikeable hero/heroine is a difficult one to pull off. It works here because e...more
The book started off pretty good, even with a protagonist who's basically every potential in-law's worst nightmare. Annabelle Lee is an alcoholic med-school dropout slacker employee with commitment issues. I liked her. She had heart, ev...more
Thank goodness it pulled me right in from the first line... "Losing your lunch sucks". I love my lunch and I wanted to see how this character had lost hers. Was it a good lunch, did someone take it off her? Annabelle Lee is immune...more
Annabelle Lee is striving hard to live the life unextraordinary. Her time is measured in the amount of drinks it takes to get her through the day and the number of sleeping pills it takes to make i...more
I gave up and snuggled down to read this book by flashlight.
Yeah, the main character is a alcoholic, fucked up mess of a woman, someone who hates herself so much she initially refuses to fix her own life. Refuses to accept she's more than meets the eye...more
I did some web searching after finishing the book and found that the author is well-known for her YA fiction. I think the YA slant shows through in this volume as well.
Annabelle Lee is a self-proclaimed slacker, a misfit coasting through life in Donaldsonville, LA. She's naturally immune to fairy bites, a trait which makes her valuable to the FCC, Fa...more
The fairies in this novel were so completely out of left field. It was fantastic! They're completely primitive, controlled by instinct. The background information about how they came about, why they're all over the bayou, and how the town protects themselves was so intricate in its details. Add in that fairy bites are very harmful to most humans and their waste is used to make an addictive drug, and you've got an awesome plot before the murder is even on the table. Annabelle is uniq...more
Annabelle Lee is not your typical heroine. Shes an FCC agent living in the deep south in a world where mosquito sized fairies are very deadly. Bec...more
Urban Fantasy – May 31st, 2011
The author has created a sharp and vibrant world that I would love to read more about. Dead on the Delta is a fast read set in the steamy and mysterious swamplands of the South, where the heroine, an ex-med student with a past, has settled in Donaldsonville, Louisiana.
Annabelle is an under-achiever. She is a bit of a drunk with a past and one of the few humans immune to the deadly mutant fairies who crave human blood. Fairy bite...more
I really enjoyed this book, this is set in modern times but there is one small problem...there are killer mutant fairies running around. After reading this book I now get a cold shiver when the word 'fairy' is mentioned. These little bastards are like big mosqu...more
Enter Annabelle Lee,...more