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Death’s Sweet Embrace
A Dark Brethren, Book 2
Tracey O’Hara

Harper Voyager / HarperCollins Publishers
January 25, 2011 / ISBN 978-0-06-178314-2
Paranormal/Urban Fantasy

Reviewed by Linda Young

Dr. Kitt Jordan and Raven Matokwe are parahumans and forbidden lovers. Kitt is a snow leopard and Raven is a black wolf. Together they had a set of twins, two girls. Kitt had to give up her twins at birth. Now, Kitt is a new teacher at the Parahuman University and the twins are her students. However, it is not the happiest of reunions. There is a serial killer loose on campus killing students. Kitt and Raven must work together in spite of a centuries-old blood feud that divided their shape-shifting peoples to protect the twins, while Raven tries to avoid the bounty hunters that Kitt’s father has hired to hunt him down. And, they must hide a secret about the twins that the pride cannot know.

O’Hara has surprised me. I tend to stay away from a lot of the urban fantasies, too many werewolves and vampires. However, this is a whole new idea with the parahumans. Most of the time, it is a world where humans know nothing about the others. This is not the case here. This is a world where humans and parahumans live together out in the open. I was quite impressed with the way O’Hara built this world. It drew me in right from the start. Although this is the second in a series, this book stands alone very well. One thing that I very much appreciated was the glossary in the back of the book. This is something that is very helpful when you are starting a whole new series with new species and worlds whether it is here on earth or anywhere else. I believe anyone who enjoys a good sci-fi or urban fantasy will love this book. I know I did.

Reviewer's Note: Language and sexual content


Reviewed 2011
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