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Sunday, August 15, 2010

112) Labyrinth by Kat Richardson

The Blurb -

Just back from London, Harper picked up some new skills while she was away. But instead of taking the time to hone them, she'd rather focus on what's important. Like finding the two-bit perp who 'killed' her. She's convinced he's a valuable clue in the puzzle of her past and her missing father, as well as a key to figuring out who's trying to manipulate her powers and why. There's just one problem. Turns out the man who "killed" her was murdered himself while she was away.

Lucky for Harper, she has an airtight alibi, but that doesn't mean the police are going to play nice. With Seattle's recent surge in violence - thanks to the vampires - she's already under suspicion. Which means Harper has to watch her step. Because finding the ghost of her 'killer' - and rescuing her father - will mean entering into the Grey. And with her growing powers pulling her more deeply into that paranormal world, Harper's afraid she may not be able to come back out...

My Thoughts -

The Greywalker series has been around for what seems like years but believe it or not Labyrinth is only the fifth book about Harper Blaine. I have been following Harper every step of the way and couldn't wait to settle down with this new installment. Unfortunately real life kept getting in the way and I found myself only being able to grab this book now and again. Which in effect ruined things a little for me. However it wasn't a total failure! Even if I couldn't sit down and enjoy this in peace and quiet I still couldn't get enough and can't wait for more.

Certainly this is best read in one go with a nice bottle or wine. However if you haven't got the time (or the wine...) you may find it hard to keep up with this fast moving episode of Harper's life. The depth in this series is amazing and needs some concentration. The year long wait between books means you have to remember what happened last time before understanding what is happening this time around. The author does an amazing job of keeping the reader on track but if you blink you may just miss something important.

The Greywalker idea is still original and fascinating. Harper is still a great lead gal and the kind of friend you want to have on your side. Oh and Chaos, Harper's pet ferret, makes you want to go out and get one too! What I need to know though is what comes next. Certainly this isn't the end of Harper but there are parts of this book that made me wonder. I just wish we didn't have to wait so long to find out.

Creepy, spooky and action packed this is a Paranormal treat for hardcore lovers of the genre. This is Urban Fantasy all the way and is as unique as you can get. If you haven't given this series a try yet then you are missing out on a wonderful reading experience.

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