Series: Tess Noncoire #3
Published by Penguin on 2009
Number of Pages: 355
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Urban
Purchase: At Amazon
Tess Noncoire, a successful fantasy writer, is in Vegas for a writers' conference. Of all its sights, the most surprising is a group of faeries kidnapped to perform in a casino. If Tess and her sidekick, Scrap, don't return these winged dancers to their home, their dimension may be erased forever.
I read the first two in this series many years ago, and only recently found out #3 and #4 were out. So I hurried off and bought them both. I remembered loving the previous books, so I had high hopes for this one. It was a little bit slow, not as good as I remember the prior books being.
I love Scrap. He’s funny, feisty, and a bit of a diva as well as a brat at times. He’s an Imp, and I haven’t seen Imps done in quite this way before. I got to learn a lot of new things about Scrap as well as Imps in general in this book.
I liked the Faery plot, it was interesting and I wanted to know what would happen next. How Tess and the rest would help them. I liked Mickey, I hope we get to see more of him in the next book. Even if it’s just a mention about how he is doing/what he’s up to.
The love interests irked me. I can’t remember if I liked Donovan in the prior books or not, but I didn’t like him much at all in this one. I wanted to smack Tess in the beginning when she was mooning over him. Even her Imp was telling her Donovan was bad news, and she wasn’t listening. I didn’t much care for the twist with her good male friend Gollum much either.
I liked the Lucia plotline, and the glimpses of Tess’ families past we got through that plotline. But something about this book just didn’t live up to what I was hoping for. It might be BECAUSE I had such high hopes that it fell short, I don’t know. Hopefully the next one is better.