Thursday, July 17, 2014

From the Bookshelf: Maggie For Hire

Next up in the books I've read is Maggie for Hire.  Summer mind candy all the way!

If you are looking for Great Literature, this one isn't it, but it IS a very fun summer-type read that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Maggie MacKay is an excellent monster tracker.  So good, in fact, that she almost always has a new job lined up before the first one is over:  Vampires, demons, ghouls - you name it, she can track them on Earth or across the divide into "other Earth".  Things seem normal (or as normal as you can get with the above-noted creatures traipsing thru one's life) until Maggie's father (and tracking partner) goes missing, an elf named Killian shows up with a job offer she can't turn down, and things rapidly go from bad to worse with a bunch of out-of-control vampire packs, and magical artifacts that may or may not be the key to fixing these problems.

Fun characters, a zippy plot, and some entertaining vampire and ghoul-slaying make this is a fun read if that sort of thing is up your alley.  Maggie has enough spunkiness to make you cheer for her, and enough human foibles to seem like someone you might know.   I'd vote this a great travel or poolside book for some summer reading!  (This is the first in a series featuring this main character.)

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