by Allison Hurd
A.W.E.S.O.M.E. „Feeding Frenzy“ is a perfectly-paced mixture of urban fantasy and comedy, filled with hilarious banter between its two main protagonists. Summer and Ophelia are monster hunters, but their work is more complicated than Geralt of Rivia’s in The Witcher.
While Geralt can just kill those monsters off, Summer and Ophelia’s timetable also includes dealing with Gods… and, as this is an urban fantasy, making money to make a living, because they do this stuff pro bono. Yep, they’re lovely people. What makes this special is their relationship – the dialogues between these two never cease to entertain. Their chemistry is basically a female version of Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen, so this one had me hooked immediately.
About that missing fifth star: it’s a bit too episodical to be perfect in my opinion, but it’s the first part of a trilogy (I guess?), so maybe that makes sense after reading the rest of it. Basically, my tiny problem was that a big plot line ended a bit… too fast/easily at around 70 percent of it. I felt like that should’ve been dragging on till the end, but whatever.
She’s had to keep this form because Artemis absolutely refuses to meet with males present—the poor deity has had more bad break ups than Taylor Swift.
“You can really see why other people in the biz take to thievery. It’d be like playing Sims with the infinite money mod—just, way more enjoyable, with less waiting,” Ophelia grumbles.
“Yes, but I’m not ready to enter in the necessary cheat code for that particular mod into our actual life, though.”
See, those are the perks of good urban fantasy: you can make references to the real world, and that’s accomplished most impressively here. All in all: a VERY well-written intro to an intriguing trilogy, love the entertaining, ironic/sarcastic tone of it. Highly recommended.