By: Chloe Neill
Published By: NAL Trade
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
Page Count: 336
Source: ARC Kindly Provided by Publisher
Audience: Adult - Paranormal
I adore Chloe Neill's writing; her Chicagoland Vampires series is one of my favorites. I was beyond ecstatic to find that she had a new series that was set in New Orleans. There is something magical about NOLA - as you walk the streets its easy to believe that paranormal beings do exist. I wanted to see how Neill would attack such a well known southern city and put her own spin on it.
As with the Chicagoland series, the sense of place in this one is strong and true, but this isn't the New Orleans of my memory. Everything is different in this imagining as a war between the Paras (supernatural beings who lived in the Beyond) have waged war on the humans of the southern United States. While the culture and terrain of New Orleans have changed fairly drastically, there are some traditional elements and landmarks that remain, but sadly there was not a beignet in sight. I was fascinated by this reimagined version of NOLA and the intricate supernatural details.