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The Sweet Scent of Blood by Suzanne McLeod
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Jan 08, 11

bookshelves: fantasy, re-read
Read from January 02 to 08, 2011

Please see my review here: http://mybookishways.blogspot.com/201...

Wow! What a complex, fun, just plain wonderful book! Suzanne McLeod has created an alternate London where vampires are celebrities, spotting fae is an everyday occurrence, and magic is reality. Genny Taylor is a Spellcracker for a witch-run company called Spellcrackers.com. She is asked to investigate the murder of a beautiful girl, supposedly by a popular vampire, an investigation that will turn Genevieve's world upside down!

The first half of the book is spent introducing a rather large cast of characters, and laying the foundation of the alternate London that Ms. McLeod has created. It's a richly layered novel, and I had a bit of trouble keeping everything straight at first, but during the second half, it all resolved into a cohesive whole. The action rarely let up, and Ms. McLeod ratcheted up the tension until the very end. Genny is a strong character, although flawed, and she has a secret that threatens to undo everything she holds dear. The sexual tension between her and her soon-to-be boss Finn (a satyr, no less), is palpable, and I'm sure will be explored in future books (well, I hope it will!). The Sweet Scent of Blood was, all in all, a fun and exciting read, and I'll look forward to the next in the series!
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01/02/2011 "re-read in anticipation of next book!"
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