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Book Review: Possession by Kat Richardson

12 Aug

“He doesn’t seem to know what I am. Yet. Once he figures it out, though, we’ll be in some deep kimchee. Well, I will. Your kimchee remains about the same.”

Possession by Kat Richardson

Summary: Harper’s hands are full. Her boyfriend’s father is causing trouble, and it’s putting a strain on her relationship and into her grey matters. When a client comes to Harper about her sister’s mysterious behavior, Harper finds other crazy behaviors around the city. Are they all related to each other? Can the Paladin of the dead solve the mystery?

Review: Kat Richardson’s Greywalker series is unique because of it’s heavy of use of science to explain the supernatural and the low drama quotient. And the books keep getting better and better.

Although one of the strengths of the series is that science can explain magic, sometimes it becomes cumbersome. However in this book, it was lightened in favor of plot, and it was a smart decision. This book heavily focused on Harper’s detective skills and her, expert navigation of the Grey. Harper’s had a lot to deduce from the minimal information she had, and Richardson presented Harper’s detective skills well. Also, action packed fight sequences occurred in this book, particularly the confrontation Carlos and Quinton had with Quinton’s father, where my heart raced in anticipation.

Since there were not much new magic involved, the magic we saw was an expansion of the already established world. Carlos and Cameron returned, and Carlos used his powers efficiently. Carlos is my favorite character in the whole series. A complex vampire, he embodies both the evilness of dead and the kindness of humanity. Carlos and Harper make a good team, their magic complement to each other.

Speaking of relationships, Harper and Quinton’s relationship was challenged. Quinton’s dad is in town, and he created havoc. Quinton is sensitive when it comes to his father, and Harper has to balance the costs to the grey to the costs to her relationship. I think they are sweet together, but I wish they would let down their walls a bit more around each other.

Not only do I have no complaints for this installment, I am itching to go back and read it again. I am very much looking forward to the next book, where I think major confrontation is going to happen between the good guys (Harper and Quinton) and the bad guys (evil government spies).

Sex: References to sex, kissing
Violence: Fighting, both physical and magical

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Series Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Next Book: No name or date yet, but apparently it’s going to have dragons?? Who doesn’t love dragons?

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