Dying Bites

, by Kt Clapsadl

Dying Bites by DD Barant
Bloodhound Files #1

Her job description is the “tracking and apprehension of mentally-fractured killers.” What this really means in FBI profiler Jace Valchek’s brave new world—one in which only one percent of the population is human—is that a woman’s work is never done. And real is getting stranger every day…

Jace has been ripped from her reality by David Cassius, the vampire head of the NSA. He knows that she’s the best there in the business, and David needs her help in solving a series of gruesome murders of vampires and werewolves. David’s world—one that also includes lycanthropes and golems—is one with little knowledge of mental illness. An insane serial killer is a threat the NSA has no experience with. But Jace does. Stranded in a reality where Bela Lugosi is a bigger box office draw than Bruce Willis and every full moon is Mardi Gras, Jace must now hunt down a fellow human before he brings the entire planet to the brink of madness. Or she may never see her own world again…

Jace has never really fit in with her peers due to her job and the mindset she must be in to catch the really nasty criminals. However, she never thought her particular skill set would make her attractive to another reality, much less an almost completely supernatural one. She is ripped from the world as we know it into a world where less than one percent of the population is human. She is tasked with finding a psychotic killer who is human, but is preying on the supernatural community with a vengeance. She must find and stop him for his capture is her ticket home, there are no ruby slippers for this Agent.

The world building in this book is amazing. The whole idea of our world having a parallel version of it, but with supernatural aspects is really intriguing. Even more so is the fact that this other version knows about ours and has the means to transport people across the boundary. I think the characters are well thought out, and Jace's struggles yet almost easy acceptance works well with her personality. Very few people could have just accepted her circumstances and been able to almost instantly cope. I feel the author did an amazing job at crafting a realistic character for this part.

I'm typically not a fan of books that have absolutely no real romance in them, nor do I really like a book that is almost 100% romance either, I prefer a happy mix. However, this one is definitely an exception to the rule. Yes, Jace does "hook" up with someone for a one night stand, but that's really the furthest it treads into the romance category. The story was so complex and kept me completely engrossed that I didn't miss its complete lack of romance at all. I cannot remember the last time I enjoyed a non-romantic book as much as this one.

This book was really intriguing and kept me hooked the entire time. While it wasn't incredibly fast paced, it had no trouble holding my attention. The characters are all well thought out, and really fit the world and plot. I look forward to reading more about Jace and her struggles, as well as accomplishments in this new world. I highly recommend for any Urban Fantasy fans as well as anyone who enjoys reading about anything paranormal.


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