I love books. If I could, I would inject books directly into my peepers. I own a dog. He's obsessed with a hedgehog stuffy. He keeps sticking it in my face when I'm trying to read.
The Others - werecreatures, vampires, elemental and other supernatural creatures - rule the world, and humanity is allowed to exist only because they're considered practical. Anyone who steps out of line, becomes "special meat." Humans stay in their own areas, and The Others rule everything else.
Meg Corbyn is on the run, her enemies hot on her heels. The only place she can think to hide, is The Courtyard, where The Others live. Before she knows it, she has been hired by Simon Wolfgard as the courtyards human liaison. Her kindness and innocent spirit is gaining her the trust of the courtyard residents. But her enemies are still hunting her. Not to mention that she hides a big secret, and The Others might not take kindly to having been lied to.
At first, I didn't really like this book and I thought about just ditching it for something shinier. The irrational rage of Simon Wolfgard got old. Also, I had this as an audiobook and the narrator kept lowering her voice to sound growly and macho for all Simon's lines, but ended up sounding like a hamster with a bad cold. That was driving me batty. She is an excellent narrator otherwise, but that one thing...sweet baby Jesus in forward facing baby seat.
However, I've been ditching so many books this year, so I decided to give this one a chance. I'm glad I did, because I really enjoyed it. There's a lot of excitement, but also a lot of humor. I ended up listening to certain funny parts more than once. I'm looking forward to reading/hearing (however I decide to gobble it up) the rest of the series.