Monday, December 18, 2017

Bitter Thirst by S.M. Reine [Review]

 Bitter Thirst by S.M. Reine
Bitter Thirst (Preternatural Affairs #8) by S.M. Reine
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author
Date read: April 12, 2017

Preternatural Affairs
1. Witch Hunt
2. Silver Bullet
3. Hotter Than Helltown
4. Shadow Burns
5. Deadly Wrong
6. Ashes and Arsenic
7. Once Darkness Falls
8. Bitter Thirst Kindle
9. The Road to Helltown

S.M. Reine
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Cèsar Hawke works for the Office of Preternatural Affairs, and until now, his detective work has been a secret to the nation. But a Senator has been publicly assassinated in Washington DC…by a demon. Now America knows that the preternatural are real. Everyone knows it's real.

The doomsday clock is ticking. A change is coming. And if Cèsar doesn't stop the Apple cult from sating their bitter thirst for power, then all Americans will end up fodder to feed hungry angels.
Thoughts on Bitter Thirst: AHAHAHA! Oh, dear gawd! Cèsar certainly knows how to get himself dead center of the absolute WEIRDEST things that could possibly pop up, doesn't he? Like accidentally pissing off the two women in his life in vastly different and yet incredibly similar ways. Oh, and that whole demon-raising, preternatural craziness going on. You know, little stuff.

Right. So this book gave us the return of Suzy. And she's just as abrasively charming as ever. Cèsar's family puts in an appearance and there's the requisite backstabbing and political maneuvering one comes to expect from the Union and OPA. And possibly some you won't expect.

(For those that haven't read the other interconnected series set in this universe, you might want to look away.)

(Did you look away? Because I'm going to talk about things. Sort of.)

(Okay. I'm going in.)

I've been curious as to what happened to Cèsar down the line. In Marion's series, we get glimpses of Fritz, but Cèsar has been curiously absent. I AM SO INTRIGUED TO SEE WHERE HE ENDS UP. Because things are in motion and this world likes to throw me for a loop whenever possible. Something I look forward to, mind you.

All in all, Cèsar is a fairly moral guy. Or, he was. He did what had to be done, but he usually took the more morally correct path to get there. It feels like that internal compass is shifting a bit. He's looking at things differently (good job on that, Suzy) and he's not immune to the betrayals stacking up against him.

Times, they are a'changin' and Cèsar looks to be changing with them.

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