Series: Rhiannon's Law #2
Published by Mundania Press on 8/23/11
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Vampires, and werewolves, and demons, oh my.
Rhiannon thought facing off against a deranged child vampire was the most dangerous task she would ever have to undertake, but she’s about to discover making a deal with a demon is far, far worse. Sent forward into another reality, one in which vampires are now dominating nearly extinct humans, she realizes the sooner she returns to her vampire lover, Disco, the better.
Unfortunately, time changes a lot of things; including those most trusted around her. When she’s faced with a loss and betrayal unlike any she has ever known, her focus shifts from severing the debt between the demon that wants to kill her, to exacting a revenge that will bring forth consequences she never could have fathomed. By reaching out to the darkness lingering within her, she’ll find the strength to push forward despite the circumstances that would see her dead and buried.
After all, when it’s all said and done, all that she has left to lose is her soul.
This book starts right where book one left off, and the author takes no mercy on Rhiannon, slamming her face-first into serious action. Being who she is, Rhiannon doesn’t back down from the fight, and with a serious task at hand, bulldozes her way through her mission. This story is very different from book one, as Rhiannon is in a completely different setting and is faced with rules she would never dream up in 101 years. I found the story to be clever, entertaining and shocking, packing a good punch when needed and leaving my heart in pieces at the turn of a page. I can’t say that the plot of this book was a favorite, but it delivers the goods nonetheless.Rhiannon is one of those characters who has a nice mix of vulnerability, snark, compassion, spunk, decisiveness, intelligence and loyalty. She will open a can of whoop ass if you screw with her loved ones, and she follows through, always. These traits, plus so much more, are why I find Rhiannon an admirable lady who I would love, love, love to have a drink with after work. From the very first paragraph, I was excited to have Rhiannon back in my life.
Rhiannon’s Law #22. You can’t lie to yourself, so don’t bother trying. Doing so only multiplies your douchebag level to the umpteenth power and confirms what others have been saying about you for years – that you are an idiot. Of course, I couldn’t fault those guilty of breaking Law #22 from time to time, as I was prone to do so myself.Like now, for instance.
The regular cast of characters are present, but they too are faced with new settings and rules, and we see very, very different sides of people, both good and bad. We are also introduced to new characters, who I could have lived without. Sure, they added drama to the story, but my blood was boiling over their abusive, fucked up views of reality. I wanted to slap a bitch on many occasion. All in all, The Renfield Syndrome is a story packed with action, love, betrayal and one hella dirty skank. It’s a wild ride from front to back and will leave you laughing, crying and gasping as you join Rhiannon in her quest to save mankind.
When I got home, I knew the first thing I was getting. A tattoo on my forehead that said, “Your ticket to insane shit stops here.”
Annoyed now, Carter muttered, “Are you always such a smartass?” “No, not always. That character trait is generally reserved for the fucked up situations I find myself in. Like this one, for example.”
Several held what appeared to be bazookas on their shoulders, riding in the back of moving vehicles like they were straight out of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. We don’t need another hero? Fuck you, Tina. I’ll stick with Bonnie Tyler.
Who needs immortal strength when you’ve got weapons of mass destruction?
“I’m going to take a step back and you’re going to turn around, take off your clothes while I watch,and come to me. I’ll get your answers when I’m ready for them.”
Rhiannon’s Law #14: There is a reason the truth hurts. When you cease to feel the sting, it means you’ve stopped caring. And damn, wouldn’t that be a total fucking waste.
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