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
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
I had a number of issues with this book, mostly pertaining to ...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
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
A few humans, though, are immune. Annabelle Lee is one of them. Being immune qualifies Annabelle for all sorts of unpleasant jobs, like collect ...more
So why did I buy this book wh ...more
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
Things were normal in the bayou -- until fairies mutated and developed a taste for human flesh. Now, these mosquito-size creatures plague the South, and their bite usually brings on instant death or insanity. But there are a few folks like Annabelle Lee who are immune to fairy bites and the venom and madness that they bring on. Annabelle works for Fairy Containment and Control and other law enforcement agencies by ...more
Once microscop ...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
(Think of a roller coster and a drunkard. And you are watching from her eyes....)
The book comes higly recommended and I'm sure it's as great as other reviewers say. Simply is not for me. I could not appreciate the confusion of the "heroine ...more
Annabelle is one of few people in the world who are immune to the bites of mutated fairies that went un ...more
Posted on Under the Covers
After the events of Katrina, the world Annabelle Lee lives in has changed. Killer faeries are now the biggest threat and in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, there are only a few who are immune to these killer faerie bites. This taskforce is called the FCC and they make it their mission to contain these fairies from harming others.
Annabelle is an FCC worker but she isn’t your typical heroine. She’s sort of an underachiever, she makes several mistakes and she is an alcoholic. ...more
When hurricane Katrina happened something else occurred right along with it. The fairies that no one believed in suddenly mutated. (An ...more
When terrorists hit a chemical plant the last thing they're expecting is to cause a massive mutation of the Louisiana delta's fairy population. Lesson learned a little too late for the people who call the delta home. Now the fairies have a taste for human blood and if their venom doesn't cause a massive, deadly allergic reaction it'll drive you mad. The tiny percentage of the population who are immune get stuck slogging through fairy infested ...more
I suspect that this series might become one of my urban fantasy favorites.
I really thought the author did a fabulous job with the setting. I really love it when descriptions are so vivid that you can almost feel miserable right along with the characters. In this case you have the hot, humid Louisiana summer combined with the stench of fairy eggs baking in the sunshine and a half-buzzed heroine who spent a good chunk of the book covered in swamp sludge.
I have to root for a main charact ...more
What I ...more
I am still trying to figure out how I feel about Dead on the Delta - and having a pretty hard time articulating my thoughts as well... Annabelle, the leading lady is not a smart 'heroine'. She's a mess, who tries to cope with the horrors she's witnessed by selfmedicating with alcoholic and pills, so it was difficult for me get past her self des ...more
Annabelle being one of the rare humans that are immune to Fairy venom has the dirty job of collecting evidence from crime scenes where the police can not go. Annabelle is what I would consider an alcoholic, she takes a lot of sleeping pills while trying to escape a troubled past. While working a case an ex boyfriend who was the love of her life shows up and is now working for the FBI. She has to figure out what she feels for him but she also ha ...more
Dead on the Delta features a vivid world, one where people try to ignore how dark things have become. It’s a place where fairies are real — they’ve mutated and want to feed on humans. When bitten by a fairy most people go insane, a handful die immediately and an even smaller percentage are immune. That’s Annabelle Lee. She’s immune. That means when something happens outside the iron grid that holds her little Louisiana town in from the tiny ...more
A bayou in the Mississippi River Delta isn't the place for a casual explorer. You don't just hike there. Not even with hip waders and industrial-strength bug repellent. There are things there that can hurt you. That can make you bleed. That see you as nothing more than prey on two legs. In fact, there are things there that will tear through a human body like tissue paper and leave it just as broken and tattered as a result.
Oh yea ...more
The action takes place in a "special" Lousiana, where fairies have undergone a mutation and have becomed the stuff of nightmares. They are real monsters whose bite can kill you ou drive you to insanity. Most of the popu ...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.
It's dark and twisted......makes you HATE fairies.....and has an ending that you will NEVER see coming!
This is the second author that I've gotten turned onto by Stacia Kane's blogs and Miz Stacia is brilliant!
Loved the book and can't wait to get another one!
Review coming soon. 4.5 out of 5 stars.
After a run of lighter books it was a nice change of pace to walk into something so dark and gritty. When you start a book about faeries you never really know which direction it is going to head in. This one contains no pixie dust. Annabelle is an unapologetic alcoholic, pill pop ...more
In this harsh urban fantasy world mosquito-sized fairies mutated and have a craving for human blood, which is a really bad thing for people living near the swamp. A fairy bite leads to insanity, or death. Either way, your life is over because you're sent away to a camp. But Annabelle Lee is immune, so she works for the FCC co ...more