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The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay
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Nov 15, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: genre-uf-paranormal, series-first-book

Maybe more of a 3.5? First of all, I think it's great to see a UF heroine who's a single mom, or any kind of mom, really. I mean, it seems inevitable that in this genre where women are taking on the Hero with a capital H role we'd come upon the challenge facing so many women regarding domestic/other labor. I guess I just like to see acknowledgment of the fact that these "kick ass heroines" are not just dudes with boobs--they're women and have to deal with shit that men don't, or not in the same way anyhow.

I liked a lot of the world-building aspects and secondary characters too, though sometimes Charlie's voice grated on me a bit.

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