Flight From Death (Fly By Night, #1)
July 7th 2015
From New York Times bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn comes an all-new series set in the realm of her Otherworld novels.
I’m Shimmer, a blue dragon shifter. Thanks to a mistake, I was exiled from the Dragon Reaches and sentenced to work for Alex Radcliffe, a vampire who owns the Fly by Night Magical Investigations Agency. Now, not only do I have to adapt to Earthside culture, but every time I turn around, somebody’s trying to kill us. And worse, Alex is as gorgeous as he is exasperating. But you know what they say: All’s fair in love and bounty hunting…
When an old friend of Alex contacts him about a haunting at the High Tide Bed & Breakfast in Port Townsend, Washington, we think we’re on a simple ghost hunt. But our investigation quickly transforms into a deadly fight as we uncover an eighty-year-old murder, a cursed house, and a dark force trapping the spirits within. To stop impending disaster we must break the curse and lay the angry spirits to rest.
I rated this book.... 4 out of 5 stars
I thought that this book was okay, and honestly I feel like 4 stars is quite generous, but for whatever reason I decided to rate it that way.
There were many times I felt like the story dragged on, even when there was action! I don't know if it was Yasmine's writing style or that I wasn't in the mood to read this type of book.
I think I like Shimmer, but I don't know. Hopefully when the sequel comes out, Shimmer will have more depth and personality.
I really disliked the vampires in this book. They're definitely not what I imagine vampires to act and talk like. Vampires I picture are Vlad, Bones, Cat, Ian, etc in Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress world. I guess that maybe I'm just picky.
I also really didn't like Shimmer and Alex's romance. I completely do not ship them!
Otherwise, I really liked the overall concept and ideas from this book. Hope the sequel will be much better!