Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Review + Giveaway: The Ghoul Vendetta by Lisa Shearin

The Ghoul Vendetta
Release Date: January 31, 2016
Publisher: Ace
SPI Files Book #3
ISBN:   1101989408
ISBN13: 9781101989401
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: NetGalley

Men in Black meets Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum in the fourth urban fantasy novel in the series starring seer Makenna Fraser and her fellow agents at Supernatural Protection & Investigation.

The agents of Supernatural Protection & Investigations (SPI) are paid to keep the peace. But that’s not so easy when an endless evil threatens to tear that peace to pieces...

A vampire gangster’s nephew is abducted off his yacht by a bunch of low-rent Creatures from the Black Lagoon. A slew of banks are knocked over by what looks like the cast of Night of the Living Dead. All of this may seem like the movies, but, I promise you, it’s not.

I’m Makenna Fraser, seer for SPI, and I know the culprits aren’t wearing disguises or makeup. They’re real. Deadly real. Especially their leader—an ancient shapeshifter who leaves a trail of chaos and blood in his wake. Now, he’s taken my partner, Ian—and his intentions aren’t pretty.

The worst part? This is only the beginning...

The beginning of the end of the human race.

The SPI Files series is full of well developed characters, interesting story lines with plenty of mystery and lots of action.

Trouble always seems to find Makenna and her boyfriend Rake is usually with her when it happens. Their date doesn't go as planned when the ship they're on is attacked and someone is kidnapped. Since he was kidnapped by creatures that don't belong in this world, Makenna and her partner Ian end up on the case. If you're a fan of the Raine Benares world get ready to be excited, a few characters make an appearance in THE GHOUL VENDETTA.

I really like Rake. He grows on me more with every book, but for some reason I still find myself looking for romance between Makenna and Ian. Mac and Rake's relationship continues to grow and Ian is with someone as well, but I just keep looking at the two like they should be together.

I always seem to wait until the very last minute to read each SPI Files book after I receive it for review, but I always really enjoy it once I start reading it so I have no idea why I continue to do that. If you enjoy urban fantasy, I say give this series a chance and make sure to start with book one.

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. __________________________________
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