Early Review: Where the Wild Things Bite by Molly Harper
Where the Wild Things Bite by Molly Harper
Half-Moon Hollow #5
Delivering a rare book to a valued customer is definitely part of mild-mannered archivist Anna Winthrop's job description. You know what isn't? Protecting her precious cargo from mid-flight theft by the very pilot who is flying her to Half-Moon Hollow...while trying to appear as unappetizing as possible to the only other passenger, a vampire. Undead bookstore owner Jane Jameson could be waiting a very long time for her book. Possibly forever.
Fortunately, Anna's dashing fanged companion Finn Palmeroy helps her fend off the attack, but not before their plane crash lands in the forest hundreds of miles from civilization. Great, now she's stranded with a priceless tome and a rakish vampire whose bedtime is fast approaching. Why does everyone want this book so badly, anyway? Anna just wants to get it to Jane before Finn decides to turn her into dinner-or sweep her off her feet. Okay, the second option is really tempting. But they're not out of the woods yet...
Ah, yet another fantastic Molly Harper read. Her books are on my auto-buy shelf, I don’t even bother to read the blurb prior to adding to my shelf. I simply know each one will bring a solid block of hilarious entertainment, and WHERE THE WILD THINGS BITE is no exception. This time around the hilarious hi-jinks take off with a bang, literally, as it centers on a plane crash. When I read Molly’s dedication/acknowledgement page saying that she wrote this story about a plane crash while traveling on several flights of all things, I laughed out loud and knew I was in for a good book. You’ve gotta have a sense of humor to write about impending doom a f light while on one. And ironically, I’m writing this review while flying on a plane just to add a little more cosmic humor to the mix.
True to form, Anna was more than a bit of a quirky character. I found her anxiety and ways of coping by researching and memorizing a insane amount of facts and statistics on everything she was afraid of. And considering how much she is afraid of, it’s a staggering amount of knowledge. And of course, that knowledge, anxiety and fact repetition annoy the hero in the most hilarious way. So it was a double win as she endeared me to her and also amused me at her antics that drove Finn so very batty. Combine a grumpy vampire and a neurotic fact driven ball of anxiety human, put them through a plane crash and you’d already have an interesting story. But then have them try and survive in the middle of an enormous wilderness without killing one another with secrets on both sides abound, and you’re in for a hilarious treat of a read.
Without spoiling anything I’ll stop here. If you’re a fan of Molly’s books you’ll love this deliciously fun and hilarious romp in the wilderness in true Half-Moon Hollow style. And if you haven’t yet tried anything from this hilarious author, well what are you waiting for? If you love a whole lot of humor mixed in with serious vampire and shifter hijinks in a backwoods town, then these are the perfect books for you.