Friday, October 14, 2011

Review: Nightingale by Ashley M. Christman

Nightingale by Ashley M. Christman

*I received this eARC in exchange for an honest review and participation in the virtual book tour.

Back cover copy:

Being Sidhe is hard, not having a heartbeat is even harder.

Life is lucrative and easy to Dr. Grace Caldwell -- daughter of a vampire father and fey mother -- until her ex-boyfriend, FBI agent Jack Montgomery, blackmails her into helping him solve a prostitute's murder.  If only she wasn't as attracted to Jack as ever, she could concentrate on finding the murderer and get back to her regularly scheduled life. And then there's the vampire Constantine, seductive and powerful, a family friend she's supposed to marry...
          Not much of a vampire, and clueless about her fey powers -- if she has any -- Grace must journey to the Sidhe and enlist the help of the fey to unravel the riddle of the murder. She and Jack might just get killed, but then, two worlds depend on her success. If she fails, both her worlds and all of humanity will descend into chaos of epic proportions.

My Thoughts:
Completely enjoyed this book.  The pacing was fantastic, the story flowed from the pages playing out in my head like a movie.  Wonderfully written.  Ashley M. Christman is a master of words.  
The characters are amazing, creatively created and well developed.  The world she has built for them is modern yet timeless.  She has the paranormals successfully mainstreamed into society and the whole setting concept is great.
The plot is original and intriguing, with enough twists and turns to keep the reader on their toes but not lost.  The ending is satisfying, but leaves everything a bit open ended.  I am looking forward to more!

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