Flight from Death (Fly by Night)

Flight from Death (Fly by Night) - Yasmine Galenorn Flight from Death (Fly by Night #1)by Yasmine Galenorn

I’m Shimmer, a blue dragon shifter. Thanks to a mistake, I was exiled from the Dragon Reaches and sentenced to work for Alex Radcliffe, a vampire who owns the Fly by Night Magical Investigations Agency. Now, not only do I have to adapt to Earthside culture, but every time I turn around, somebody’s trying to kill us. And worse, Alex is as gorgeous as he is exasperating. But you know what they say: All’s fair in love and bounty hunting…
When an old friend of Alex contacts him about a haunting at the High Tide Bed & Breakfast in Port Townsend, Washington, we think we’re on a simple ghost hunt. But our investigation quickly transforms into a deadly fight as we uncover an eighty-year-old murder, a cursed house, and a dark force trapping the spirits within. To stop impending disaster we must break the curse and lay the angry spirits to rest.

My Review:
New readers might be a tad bit lost on some of the details if they're jumping right in and as this is technically the first in a new series keep in mind that it is a spin off and it carries over from her previous books. For regular readers you'll recognize many familiar faces as Shimmer takes the front stage. I would have thought that the author would have considered filling in some information as she made many references to previous incidents with our cast that new readers may not be able to pick up on but it wasn't so horribly hung over that you couldn't ignore it and move on. Another point I would have thought would have been farther along was Shimmers development. We get a little fleshing out but it could have used a lot more to bring the reader a better bond with her even though we will be getting more of her in the future from the way things are looking. Over all the book itself felt like a Stephanie Plum of the paranormal world so I enjoyed the friendships and relationships that Shimmer was involved with. I'm on the fence about her intimate relationship with Alex because he felt just a little too disingenuous and that didn't quite win me over. I don't know if its because it reminded me too much of the whole Jax and Tera relationship in SOA when he says the same line but I got caught up on that for awhile. However the rest of the book was entertaining and it was nice getting a different angle on the whole Otherworld series.

My Rating:
4 Stars

Reviewed By: Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews

I received a print copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley.